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by Gene
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: The Mighty Trout
Topic: March 1st bows
Replies: 20
Views: 1550

Re: March 1st bows

The same can be said for the guy using a 5 wt rod with 4x. I've seen guys with that set up taking 20 min to land a big fish worried about losing it. It's not about the rod or the tippett it's about how the person knows how to use it.

Gene
by Gene
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Dubbing wax
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: Dubbing wax

Ed, I've used the Wapsi wax and like the clear appearance. It does not discolor lighter dubbing as a darker wax sometimes does if your not careful. That being said i have moved on to BT's wax put out by the Beatty's. I seldom apply it to my thread anymore prefering to just touch my index finger to t...
by Gene
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Zebra midge
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

Re: Zebra midge

Ed, I use 22's here in the east, smaller in Colorado. Certainly an inexpensive fly to tie. Bead, hook thread and wire. Black or brown thread, silver wire on the black copper on the brown. Work well as a dropper off a dry.
by Gene
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Rainbow Warrior
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Rainbow Warrior

Very popular nymph out west. In Colorado they fish in sizes 16 and smaller. Also I have tied some up and never fished, I'll make a point of it this winter. I could see it being a good fly for rainbows on the Esopus.

Gene
by Gene
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Airlock Thingamabobbers
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Airlock Thingamabobbers

Found an empty package, marked 8.00, not sure how many in the package.
by Gene
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Airlock Thingamabobbers
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Airlock Thingamabobbers

Other than yarn they are all I use anymore. They do not crimp the line and they are easily moved. I've used the small ones, not sure if they make a bigger size. The small ones will not float a large stone plus split shot, especially if the stonefly is weighted heavily.
Gene
by Gene
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Who...
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

Re: Who...

For me, considering I was self taught, every book and fly fishing mag I could get my hands on. Art Flicks Streamside Guide explained the Mayfies, as did Schwieberts Matching the hatch. I really fumbled with fly tying. Again Flicks Master Fly Tying guide helped tremendously. I can thank Eric Lieser a...
by Gene
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fly Fishing Show --- Edison, NJ
Replies: 21
Views: 1265

Re: Fly Fishing Show --- Edison, NJ

I agree Ed, the shows have turned into more of a show and tell. This year my wife and I have been fortunate to spend the winter in Colorado. We left Ct. on Jan. 1st and arrived in Colorado on the 3rd, just in time for the Denver Flyfishing Show. This show is also put on by the same folks in Mass. an...
by Gene
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Anchor ice and snowmelt
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Anchor ice and snowmelt

There have been videos posted on Instagram of heavy ice flows on the upper West Branch and some of the small streams. In Connecticut anchor ice has caused the Housatonic to back the water up to cause evacuations in Kent. I do have a question to someone who might know. Out west they have anchor ice o...
by Gene
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Bonnie the Dog, 2013-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: Bonnie the Dog, 2013-2017

Wow,so young, sorry for the loss. We lost a yellow lab at 6 years due to blood issue, tough stuff to go through.

Gene