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Most were pretty small but I did catch a few 9-10Ē deeper in where the worm dunkers canít get to em 😉

Hey guys , just wanted to share my experience this weekend : yesterday I went to a spot Iíve been going to for more than 40 years to get my fill of Brookies . Although the action wasnít tremendous as in years past , not too bad , ended up netting 14 ( and 12 chubs lol). The Lost effective setup seemed to be an attractor dry either white wulff or royal size 14 with an 8-10Ē classic wet dropper , any pattern working but yellow seemed to be the best . The Brookies really seemed to like it when I would dap the dry and wet as I retrieved back , sometimes clearing the water by 2-3Ē to get to the fly!! Today, went to a stocked river and although I didnít kill em, did end up with 4 , 2 browns and 2 rainbows , 1 additional rainbow lost and not counted because I lost him at the net . These fish were caught using a thing a mabobber and 3 fly setup. Lotsa fun  :)

Rivers and Stream Fly Fishing / Re: Sighter material
« on: June 27, 2019, 09:58:50 AM »
So How does the wax work, you apply some and it increases visibility?

Rivers and Stream Fly Fishing / Re: Finally
« on: April 29, 2019, 06:20:02 AM »
Nice pics thanks for sharing , too much rain as of late in the Catskills so conditions poor but looking forward to water levels dropping to get out there

Entomology and Fish Food Items / So whatís hatching now?
« on: April 20, 2019, 04:38:48 AM »
So whatís hatching up in your neck of the woods ? Down here on the Neversink in the Catskills were seeing a lot of little black caddis . River is high and currently not wade able so I just went for a walk yesterday to hunt for bugs and saw clouds of little black caddis in the trees and over the water. Hope fully the rain stops so I can go down and tie on a elk hair pattern! 😊

Kinda hard to see , itís magnetic you say?

Awesome , great suggestion, thank you sir  :)

Hey guys , may sound like a dumb question but anyone have suggestions when the label on your tippet  spool wears out and you can no longer read it? If they have the band around it then itís usually not a problem but sometimes it gets lost and/ or didnít have it stamped on it . Also, I canít tell the difference between mono and flouro by eye , any suggestions ?

Thanks ,


Rivers and Stream Fly Fishing / Re: European reels
« on: March 11, 2019, 05:45:12 PM »
Sounds great, Iíll have to look into getting one maybe  :)

Rivers and Stream Fly Fishing / Re: European reels
« on: March 03, 2019, 08:23:40 AM »
You like the automatic ones? I figured youíd have less line control although Iíve never used one. What advantages do they offer as opposed to traditional reels?

Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:23:14 AM »
Do you think this method works equally well when using really small tippet diameters, like 6x or 7x?

Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« on: September 03, 2018, 05:22:48 AM »
Donít the hemos  get stuck in the twist though? Whereís the fly , are you holding it with your fingers while you twist?
Iíve been sticking 1 finger in the u and twisting while the fly dangles on the other side, then thread the tippet  after. Seems to work but I Gotta perfect it. If you use 2 fingers , 1 inevitably gets hung up with the fly and you end up pricking yourself it seems

Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« on: September 02, 2018, 03:44:02 AM »
Doesnít the ripper slip between your fingers though when you do that?

Fly Fishing General Discussions / Fast tying Clinch Knot Method
« on: September 01, 2018, 11:18:53 AM »
I ran into a guy a few months ago who showed me a real quick and easy way to tie a clinch knot, like in 2 or 3 seconds; he twirled it With his thumb and finger or something . Wish I could remember how he did it!! anyone know?

Rivers and Stream Fly Fishing / Re: Slinky
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:22:18 PM »
I agree with that assessment and also, feel that the slinky allows you to fish farther away effectively and still see the sighter whereas with the straight amnesia, itís visibility is quite limited at a distance. I would also use the slinky in deeper, slower water conditions and in which I am fishing a brace of wets in the mid to upper water column.

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