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    Re: Tying Saltwater flies

    I can very much agree on peterjay's suggestion. Lefty's book(s) are compilations of saltwater flies from many sources. He had a lot of friends. I have both editions and have used them extentively.
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    Re: Out Gunned - Bad Feeling

    Great story! :)

    I'll also recommend the Allen Kraken reels. I have a #4, and so far have not needed it to handle anything huge, but it has done fine with a 24" Striper. Not a big one, but likely a...
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    Re: Flies for stripers?

    BTW, I don't know if you'll find this, but some of the MD rivers that I had fished, particularly places with a lot of adjacent marshes, had ditches dug through the marsh for mosquito control. During...
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    Re: Flies for stripers?

    Those type flies will certainly work, and particularly if you find the real thing where you're fishing. My experience with crab flies in MD was that they were a situational fly. In some places where...
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    Re: Flies for stripers?

    I grew up & lived in MD so fished the Chesapeake Bay & tributaries. I used a floating line most, but also added sinking lines of differing sink rates to deal with current strength and/or depth when...
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    Re: Flies for stripers?

    Generally, you want to have flies that imitate the predominant forage where you'll be fishing. Stripers are not usually selective, but they can be. Size of the flies is often more important than the...
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    Re: Why are you here?

    Like Ard, I may have found this site via a search, and just stuck around. Also likely may have made my first post shortly after joining. Don't recall all the details.

    I stay because of my...
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    Re: First self tied fly: mini streamer

    Looks great! Your proportions all look correct too. Nicely done! :clap:
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    Re: Deciever with weed and foul guard

    Some great looking flies! :worthy::D
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    Re: Poppers for Smallies on a 6wt.

    Good replies! However, as some also mentioned, you didn't really ask about distance and that's going to be more of a limiting factor than the actual popper size. A 6 wt can cast a large popper.
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    Re: Fire Ant Attack

    You must have stood on their nest for an extended period. Yep, we have a bunch of them here in SC. There are several nests in my yard and a constant battle with them.

    I've read there are about...
  12. Thread: Tube flies

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    Re: Tube flies

    I've delved into tying and using them, but so far not extensively. Years ago I tied some simple patterns for chasing American Shad, and used the same flies for Crappies & other panfish. It's been a...
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    Re: My Wooly Buggers

    I'm sure there are many of us that started tying on a whim, and without formal instruction. Video's can be useful, but personal instruction is even better. Unfortunately, not everyone has that...
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    In no particular order.
    Mud Hole
    JStockard
    Lure Parts Online
    Jann's Netcraft
    Barlow's Tackle
    Zeiner's Tackle Shop
    Bear's Den
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    Re: Stillwater Striper from the shore

    One of the biggest differences between tossing lures & tossing flies is the sink rates. You say the other guys were getting hits immediately, but as karstopo indicated, without knowing how much...
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    Re: TFO Finess Trout 4wt 7'9?

    I have one of the TFO Finesse 4 wt's, and love it. Unfortunately, can't tell you how it might compare to those other rods, have never fished or handled any of them.

    I have two other rods, a 3 wt...
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    Re: Fly for pompano

    I tied some flies for a fellow in FL who said he fishes for pompano in tournaments. I don't have a pic of the fly. He said they imitate sand fleas, and sent me a sample of the fly, and I copied it....
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    Re: Organizing your fly box

    I had to look thru my photo's. This is one example. It's shad flies, but I use some of the same flies for panfish species. Not really organized in any specific manner, except I try to keep the same...
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    Re: Chartreuse Thread

    Color is only one small part of the puzzle.

    In over 50 years of fishing, I've determined that three colors have had the most influence when I've had success. They're white, black, and chartreuse. ...
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    Re: Caddis flies

    There are many thousands of fly patterns that may not be well known, and some may not even have names. Most folks who tie flies will have some in their fly boxes.

    I agree with Silver Creek, those...
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    Re: Organizing your fly box

    I have about 30 fly boxes now, covering everything from Bluegills to saltwater and have yet to figure out the perfect way to organize. So, some boxes have different types of flies to cover specific...
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    Re: Is Fishing more than Catching Fish?

    I agree with much of what has been said, it's about what you want it to be. I don't care if I'm catching, only care that I'm there enjoying the experience.
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    Re: Metals in our waters

    I pour a lot of lead with making jigs & other lead based fishing tackle. Been doing so for about 47 years. I have no health issues related to lead, and do get checked each year, when I have physicals...
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    Re: One fly for the surf

    I never did a lot of surf fishing with fly tackle. Times that I did I used either a Clouser Minnow, Deceiver or Bendback. When I first got married, 40 years ago, we would vacation in Ocean City, MD...
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    Re: Some people should stick with bait ...

    I buy & sell on Ebay some and frankly not everyone is an informed consumer. Unfortunately, with Ebay not every seller knows what they're selling either. I've looked at listings that it was obvious to...
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