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by Laminarman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

All great advice! I’m not “bushwhacking” as much as looking for a versatile rod to fish very tight spaces and throw small streamers into plunge pools. I usually fish a 2 mile section in a morning and walk back to the car
by Laminarman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

All great advice! I’m not “bushwhacking” as much as looking for a versatile rod to fish very tight spaces and throw small streamers into plunge pools. I usually fish a 2 mile section in a morning and walk back to the car
by Laminarman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

I need to clarify I'm not looking at chucking size 4 or 6 bead head woolly buggers, but smaller sizes of these flies like size 10-12. Thx.
by Laminarman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Seven and a half footer recommendation please...
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Seven and a half footer recommendation please...

I am lately fishing smaller waters and hiking a great deal into hemlocks and limited casting areas. I have a 7 1/2 foot grass rod I love but it just fails in heavy wind and if I want to throw a weighted/bead head woolly bugger or streamer it's game over. It's a #4 line weight. I am looking for a mod...
by Laminarman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: B’kill
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: B’kill

Thank you. I'm familiar with the area but don't fish that run often, and don't ever recall ever fishing it near dark. Thanks for the tip. The largest smallmouth I caught was at Fish's Eddy (under the bridge) during my college years when the Drakes were hatching like skeeters and the river was boilin...
by Laminarman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: 2wt 6ft
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: 2wt 6ft

There is some good press about the Douglas rods. I cast a 9' #5 and it was very fine for a fair price. These are close but quite what you're looking for, but there's a light rod in here. Quite beautiful color too.

https://douglasoutdoors.com/fly-rods/upstream/
by Laminarman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: B’kill
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: B’kill

I was at Baxster a few days ago (Sunday morning 6/9) right after first light. I hooked a very nice fish on a stonefly nymph, but in keeping with a good fish tale it broke me off. I wish I got a look at her, heavy fish. By 9am I noticed a good number of Yellow Sallies and a very nice number of coffin...
by Laminarman
Tue May 28, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Art Lee, Rest in Peace
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Art Lee, Rest in Peace

Back on this forum after a long while gone, and finally trout season is in swing. I met Art once, at an event at the West Branch Angler. He was a bit feisty that day when we talked about Atlantic salmon, and very direct, honest and opinionated in a generous way. He gave advice and every word of it w...
by Laminarman
Tue May 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Flip focal alternatives
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: Flip focal alternatives

Holy cow, wish you were my patient, that's a LOT of lost glasses. Granted, your saltwater and Alaskan fishing presents a bigger challenge than floating dries in the Catskills. Going readers is smart, and cheap. But some people need them on to see anything at all. Without glasses I'll be lucky to see...
by Laminarman
Sun May 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Flip focal alternatives
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: Flip focal alternatives

I do this for a living (I'm an optometrist). Get the lenses even if Medicare doesn't cover them. Insurance will cover less and less in the future, you can take that to the bank. What perplexes me is that folks will spend many thousands of dollars on rods, reels, waders, flies, trips and what not, bu...