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.
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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...
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.
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.
- Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:21 pm
- Forum: The Bar Stool
- Topic: Airlock Thingamabobbers
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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.
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...
- Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:22 pm
- Forum: The Bar Stool
- Topic: Fly Fishing Show --- Edison, NJ
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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...
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...