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by skondolf
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: First trout on a fly, where and when, do you remember?
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: First trout on a fly, where and when, do you remember?

I was a late-comer to flyfishing. Grew up fishing for pike and bass and trout/salmon when they stocked them in Lake Ontario but never even thought about fly fishing until a few years ago. My bad :cry: 1st trout on a fly was 4 years ago, in October, at Junction Pool, on a #12 Stimulator. My buddy and...
by skondolf
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Streamers - Hook to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: Streamers - Hook to use?

thanks for the replies and suggestions on both hooks AND patterns. I guess I picked the patterns listed in my original post as they seemed to be popular and talked about on many boards and suggested as "good" patterns to use. I'm sure there are other patterns out there that work better but hey, I ha...
by skondolf
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Streamers - Hook to use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Streamers - Hook to use?

Hello - I've never been much of a streamer fisherman. However every couple years I want to try something different and I'd like to build up a supply of streamers. As of now a couple, of basic patterns, Black-nose Dace, White Marabou, maybe one or 2 others. Just something to add to the arsenal of fli...
by skondolf
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: I caught the one that got away
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: I caught the one that got away

It's sorta like one of those odd double-plays in baseball - the ones that seem all out of order. Catch and release ... and net. not quite the way it's planned but a successful outcome just the same.

Very nice fish!!
by skondolf
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: On snobbishness
Replies: 10
Views: 3151

Re: On snobbishness

no, I've never run into a snob ... I don't associate with "those people!!!" :roll: Either do I --- knowingly "associate with those people "... but the question was, "run into "... :) I was trying to be a smart-a$$ with my post - sort of a reverse snob approach to dealing with snobs ... probably did...
by skondolf
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: On snobbishness
Replies: 10
Views: 3151

Re: On snobbishness

no, I've never run into a snob ... I don't associate with "those people!!!" :roll:
by skondolf
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Please be kind, I have yet to fish the Catskill waters!
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Please be kind, I have yet to fish the Catskill waters!

I'm probably not one to "offer advice" as I'm a relative newbie to fishing the Catskills. I don't live too near them so I don't get down there near enough. But I'll offer a few pointers. First, if you're talking about fishing this time of year I wouldn't even consider the freestone streams. The Will...
by skondolf
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Cold-Water Tour
Replies: 47
Views: 7542

Re: Cold-Water Tour

Hey Mike -

Did ya ever get over to Oatka while you were around Spring Creek? Was curious what the water temp was?
by skondolf
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Cold-Water Tour
Replies: 47
Views: 7542

Re: Cold-Water Tour

I have to agree about Spring Creek - I swear those fish turn on their sides and wave their fins at ya as if to say "hello but don't waste your time!!"

So Mike - how did ya do at Spring Creek and the Oatka? Curious what the water temps were on the Oatka?
by skondolf
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Book #2---
Replies: 18
Views: 2557

Re: Book #2---

All the best with book #2 ...