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Old 03-09-2015, 07:12 PM   #41
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:17 PM   #42
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At least mine is in the Adirondacks. Why don't you just spear a whale and call that comparable?
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:19 PM   #43
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Fishing Adirondack Ponds

The canoe does not bite. The shark teeth are a nod to the grumman heritage and (hopefully) a reminder to power boaters on campsite lakes that real humans are in the boat. ...that our lives have value. We christened the vessel "The Fa'Coff" based on the following bit. I'm Italian btw.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:41 PM   #44
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:46 PM   #45
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I've had brookies, big ones, rise so close to the tube I could reach out and pet them. This happens reasonably frequently. The other interesting thing is that it's not uncommon to hook a good fish just as you're raising your rod to make your next cast. One of my favorite fish ever , a corpulent 19 inch female,took a damsel like that, just as it reached the surface. I got the 10-feet-away view of the whole thing in ultra-clear water. It was a very small pond and Glen and I fished for hours without putting the fish down.
As I read this, I thought is sounded like you were fishing in a bathtub, then in the last sentence, you confirmed it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:40 AM   #46
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Welcome aboard Picketpin and thank you for the information. A Griffiths Gnat work? What color poly?

What can you get away with?
Thanks Gman, long time observer of these forums. Some really useful stuff along with some good playful banter!

The Griffths Gnat is a great pattern for a midge hatch. The material for the midge tail would be a sparse amount of white antron yarn. This can be used on many different midge patterns.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:51 PM   #47
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The largest Brookie I have ever caught was from Pharaoh Lake.
Three and a half pounds on a sinking Rapala.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:37 PM   #48
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Beautiful quote...
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:40 PM   #49
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At least mine is in the Adirondacks. Why don't you just spear a whale and call that comparable?
Let me try that again.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:31 PM   #50
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He's Ahab and his tube is the PEQUOD.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #51
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Beautiful quote.
Thank you Tree. Welcome to the forum. As you peruse through the various fishing posts over the years, you will see the level of immaturity and bragging Vtflyfish is capable of. Check out the "Truth must be told" thread from a little while back and you will get caught up quickly.
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He's Ahab and his tube is the PEQUOD.

And you know how that story ends.....
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:42 AM   #53
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as i prep my gear, was thinking about going with this...

http://www.orvis.com/p/access-clear-intermediate/3h5l

anyone use it? any other suggestions?
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as i prep my gear, was thinking about going with this...

http://www.orvis.com/p/access-clear-intermediate/3h5l

anyone use it? any other suggestions?


A couple of the reviews state that in cold weather it has a lot of memory. Never used that one myself. I use the Cortland clear camo.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:03 AM   #55
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do you have a link for it? i found it on cabelas but it says "no longer available." and my other searches brought up a bunch of other stuff like big game/small game, 333, 444 etc...I'd much rather look at something that someone suggested instead of getting something i may not be happy with.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:06 AM   #56
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this is enticing as well

http://www.cortlandline.com/fly-fish...o-intermediate
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:07 AM   #57
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do you have a link for it? i found it on cabelas but it says "no longer available." and my other searches brought up a bunch of other stuff like big game/small game, 333, 444 etc...I'd much rather look at something that someone suggested instead of getting something i may not be happy with.

This is where I was getting mine:

http://www.flyfishingstillwaters.com/lines.asp

You might want to call to see if they are still available if that's what Cabela's told you.
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I'd get the Airflo clear intermediate. It casts like a bomb and remains flexible in cold weather. Love their lines for stillwater.

Glen's - er Ahab's line gets hopelessly stiff and tangled, causing badly executed harpoon tosses. He invariably invariably flies into an imperious rage, putting the crew of the Pequod in great peril. I sure wish I had a picture of the time he mis-rigged the Pequod, capsized her and had to swim for shore.

I suspect the Great White Splake is safe for yet another season.
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Yea I can see him all tangled up in his clear fly line strapped to the back of Moby Splake and cursing a blue streak.

Seriously now, you guys have seen a lot more ponds than I but of the ones I have clarity of my fly line would seem a minor issue. Mountain Pond looks like root beer.
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Seriously now, you guys have seen a lot more ponds than I but of the ones I have clarity of my fly line would seem a minor issue. Mountain Pond looks like root beer.
I agree it doesn't matter most of the time. Then sometimes it does and I only carry one intermediate line with me.

The worst are the so called 'camo' lines, Rio in particular. It's different colors. Think about when that moves in the water and how a brookie might react.
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