The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum >

bigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond reputebigjim5589 has a reputation beyond repute

bigjim5589 bigjim5589 is offline

Senior Member

About Me

  • About bigjim5589
    Biography
    I've been an angler for about 50 years. My father started me young, bait fishing for White perch in the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and my interest in fishing grew from there. I operated a small mail order & internet tackle business for 15 years. I tied flies, made lures & sold various tackle items. I still enjoy tying flies & making lures! I've been tying flies for about 45 years, and making lures almost as long.

    I'm primarily a warmwater & tidalwater angler, but will fish for any species when I get the opportunity. My favorite fish species are Smallmouths in freshwater, and Striped Bass in tidal.

    I use all types of tackle, but enjoy fly fishing the most, and have learned a lot of things about fishing & myself as a result of fly fishing.

    I think that anyone who truly wants to improve their fishing skills should learn as much as they can, even if that means trying something they may not otherwise.

    Mike Iaconelli, one of my favorite pro anglers says "never give up!" I agree, but will add to never stop learning too!
    Location
    Manning, S. C. (formerly MD)
    Interests
    Fishing, fly fishing, fly tying, tackle craft, hunting, trapping, gardening, my kids & my grandkids!
    Occupation
    CEO, J. Hester Fly and Tackle Co.
  • Signature
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

Statistics

Total Posts
Blog
General Information
  • Last Activity: Yesterday 08:37 PM
  • Join Date: 09-09-2006
  • Referrals: 0

Friends

Showing Friends 1 to 8 of 8

Experience

Experience
  • Points: 16,991
  • Level: 56
  • Points: 16,991, Level: 56 Points: 16,991, Level: 56 Points: 16,991, Level: 56
  • Level up: 74%
  • Points needed: 159
  • Level up: 74% - 159 Points needed Level up: 74% Level up: 74% - 159 Points needed
  • Activity: 21.5%
  • Activity: 21.5% Activity: 21.5% Activity: 21.5%
Points for user
  • Points for User: 10,445
  • Reputation: 2,255
  • Use of reputation system: 70
  • Days since registering: 8,056
  • Friends: 24
  • Filled profile: 40
Points for threads
  • Points for threads: 680
  • Threads: 60
  • Votes: 100
  • Replies: 80
  • Views: 440
Points for posts
  • Points for Posts: 5,866
  • Posts: 5,866
  • Average Posts per Day: 0.73

Activities

Activities 09-19-2017
   08:10 PM bigjim5589 has earned 12 Experience points
   11:00 AM bigjim5589 has earned 8 Experience points
   12:40 AM bigjim5589 has earned 2 Experience points
   12:31 AM bigjim5589 has earned 2 Experience points
   12:20 AM bigjim5589 has earned 2 Experience points

09-18-2017
   08:30 PM bigjim5589 has earned 3 Experience points
   09:40 AM bigjim5589 has earned 15 Experience points

09-13-2017
   11:30 PM bigjim5589 has earned 3 Experience points
   07:20 PM bigjim5589 has earned 5 Experience points

09-12-2017
   04:30 PM bigjim5589 has earned 9 Experience points

09-10-2017
   08:40 AM bigjim5589 has earned 6 Experience points

09-08-2017
   06:00 PM bigjim5589 has earned 17 Experience points

09-03-2017
   06:40 PM bigjim5589 has earned 16 Experience points

08-30-2017
   07:40 PM bigjim5589 has earned 10 Experience points

08-27-2017
   07:30 PM bigjim5589 has earned 5 Experience points
   07:00 AM bigjim5589 has earned 4 Experience points

08-26-2017
   07:20 PM bigjim5589 has earned 8 Experience points

08-25-2017
   09:20 AM bigjim5589 has earned 8 Experience points

08-23-2017
   02:00 PM bigjim5589 has earned 2 Experience points
   01:50 PM bigjim5589 has earned 9 Experience points

Post Thanks / Like

09-20-2017
12:46 PM - hairwing530 clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
Upnorth, I've bought...
12:16 PM - harryhh clicked Thanks for this post: Re: Red Floss?? by bigjim5589
Harry, "floss" is both...
12:16 PM - dennyk clicked Likes for this post: Re: Choosing the correct leader for specific Salmon flies by bigjim5589
DC, casting problems...
09-19-2017
10:36 PM - ia_trouter clicked Likes for this post: Re: Choosing the correct leader for specific Salmon flies by bigjim5589
DC, casting problems...
10:09 PM - dcfoster clicked Likes for this post: Re: Choosing the correct leader for specific Salmon flies by bigjim5589
DC, casting problems...
04:00 PM - kentuckysteve clicked Likes for this post: Re: Fluoro spin line vs tippet by bigjim5589
It's more likely there's...
03:59 PM - dcfoster clicked Thanks for this post: Re: Help casting intruders by bigjim5589
I posted a reply to your...
03:56 PM - kentuckysteve clicked Likes for this post: Re: Help casting intruders by bigjim5589
I posted a reply to your...
11:37 AM - audax clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
He did say that he...
11:26 AM - Ard clicked Likes for this post: Re: Help casting intruders by bigjim5589
I posted a reply to your...
11:25 AM - ia_trouter clicked Thanks for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
Upnorth, I've bought...
11:23 AM - mcnerney clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
Upnorth, I've bought...
11:21 AM - Joey Bagels clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
Upnorth, I've bought...
11:19 AM - mcnerney clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
He did say that he...
10:59 AM - bigjim5589 clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by Joey Bagels
After all the text and...
10:47 AM - fq13 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Fluoro spin line vs tippet by bigjim5589
It's more likely there's...
09:25 AM - mcnerney clicked Likes for this post: Re: Help casting intruders by bigjim5589
I posted a reply to your...
06:34 AM - hairwing530 clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
He did say that he...
06:30 AM - hairwing530 clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
I've tied commercially...
06:30 AM - hairwing530 clicked Likes for this post: Re: If you were selling flies ? by bigjim5589
I've tied commercially...













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.