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Post by SandPiper » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:31 pm

Preacherman wrote:And of you guys ever done any Flyfishing???
Yes. Tons. That's my preferred method. I have spent a lot of time flyfishing the tiny mountain streams for tiny little trout (and the occasional bigger one) back home. I love it. Mostly rainbows and browns back in E. TN. now, because they usually outcompete the native brookies for food and cover. You can still find them if you're willing to work for it, and you're looking above 3000ft. elevation. I have been saying for years I was going to get more into flyfishing down here (FL), but I haven't really spent much time with it yet.
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Post by Preacherman » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:39 pm

Sand we, my Wife, my Dad, and I used to spend days 'Fly-Fishing'.

When the Brim were on the 'bed' you could catch enough to have a Fish-Fry and a half - goooooooooood eating too.

I never fished for trout, but would have loved to have done so back when I was a youngun.

FL you say??? I'll bet you could tie some dry flies with deer hair, (big Bugs really), and have a blast with some of those huge FL bass!!!

A five or six pound bass could give a fellow quite a fight on a #4 or #6 fly rod... :D
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Post by SandPiper » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:44 pm

The majority of my flyfishing days were spent after trout, but that's not to say I didn't spend my fair share after bass & blue gill as well. You're right about the deerhair poppers. They work wonders about this time of year at dawn. As for 5-6 lbers, I once caught a 5.5 lb. rainbow trout on my little 5wt. flyrod, with a tapered leader tipped with 1lb test tippet. That was an epic battle. It seemed like it took days to work him in, as I was very afraid he'd break off before I could get my hands on him.
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Post by Preacherman » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:45 pm

SandPiper wrote:The majority of my flyfishing days were spent after trout, but that's not to say I didn't spend my fair share after bass & blue gill as well. You're right about the deerhair poppers. They work wonders about this time of year at dawn. As for 5-6 lbers, I once caught a 5.5 lb. rainbow trout on my little 5wt. flyrod, with a tapered leader tipped with 1lb test tippet. That was an epic battle. It seemed like it took days to work him in, as I was very afraid he'd break off before I could get my hands on him.

A 5.5lb. bass on a 5 power Fly-rod - 1lb. tippet - and you say "Epic Battle"??? That sounds the most underestimated statement of the year... :lol: More like WWIII. You did good to 'land' him!!!

My wife and I used to drive from North Central Mississippi to Memphis to buy Rooster Hackle and tie our own dry flys. I had the little vice, hackle pliers, thread,..............boy, some memories are great.

At that time I worked in a slaughter-house, we also used 'kip tail' hair, (unborn calf tails), to tie both flies for brim and jigs for crappie.

Youknow guys, I'd almost give my left arm to relive those days again!!! Too serious, sorry.


Hey, equpipment for a second;

My Wife bought me a Fenwick 6 power fly rod once - I loved - used it about a year...

...then I was in Memphis and bought an Orvis 4 power...Sand, everyone, that Orvis rod 'taught' me to Fly-Fish. That was a 'REAL' Fly-Rod!!!!!!! The action of that Orvis made casting effortless - it almost cast its' self. And being a 4 power made catching a big blue-gill like wrestleing with a whale, (well a small whale... :lol: ).

What kind of Fly-Rod do you use Sand???






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Post by GScott » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:45 pm

I don't use a fly rod...I use a fly swatter! :P (you asked me to jump in)

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Post by Preacherman » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:19 am

GScott wrote:I don't use a fly rod...I use a fly swatter! :P (you asked me to jump in)


That's cool, if you have a swatter that can handle a five pound bass, more power to ya... :lol:
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Post by GScott » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:51 am

:lol:

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Post by SandPiper » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:01 am

Preacherman wrote:My wife and I used to drive from North Central Mississippi to Memphis to buy Rooster Hackle and tie our own dry flys. I had the little vice, hackle pliers, thread,..............boy, some memories are great.

At that time I worked in a slaughter-house, we also used 'kip tail' hair, (unborn calf tails), to tie both flies for brim and jigs for crappie.
Yep, I've got all those toys as well. I tied flies for more than a year before I cast my first flyrod. It has always been the biggest thrill to catch a fish with something I made myself (although, admittedly I'm no Lefty Kreh). I still have box after box of feathers, furs, and synthetics of all kinds around. I used to work with a taxidermist who would clean out h is freezer once a year and give me all the fur and birds that people had dropped off and never picked up...saved me hundreds of dollars in pheasant,goose, turkey, and wood duck feathers; not to mention all the furs of every kind. I don't do much tying any more, except once or twice a year I'll tie up some crappie flies for my uncle back home (squirrel tail seems to work well for that).
Preacherman wrote:Hey, equpipment for a second;

My Wife bought me a Fenwick 6 power fly rod once - I loved - used it about a year...

...then I was in Memphis and bought an Orvis 4 power...Sand, everyone, that Orvis rod 'taught' me to Fly-Fish. That was a 'REAL' Fly-Rod!!!!!!! The action of that Orvis made casting effortless - it almost cast its' self. And being a 4 power made catching a big blue-gill like wrestleing with a whale, (well a small whale... :lol: ).

What kind of Fly-Rod do you use Sand???
I've never been lucky (rich) enough to own an Orvis flyrod. I have tried and enjoyed G. Loomis pretty well. But, I have to say that my best performing flyrod is that little 5 wt I mentioned earlier. It's an old, beatup "Eagle Claw" that I got for a whopping $12 about 15 years ago. It is small 6.5', #5. It is exactly what you need for those tiny little mountain streams back home, because the trees grow across the stream, and there's not a lot of headroom for a big rod. That thing has been used & abused, and has stood the test of time. I have had much, much more expensive rods, but few that I have enjoyed as much.
Preacherman wrote:That's cool, if you have a swatter that can handle a five pound bass, more power to ya...:)
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Post by Preacherman » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:47 am

I had almost forgotten about squirrel tails - I used to hunt 'fox' squirrels back home - that ole red/orange fur sure made some pretty flies.

Eagle Claw really did make somevery fine rods. Price/quality wise, they may have been some of the best deals going.






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OH MY, a combination tool; a Fly/bass/elephant swatter... :lol:
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Post by mountainman » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:50 am

coming home and finding that your wife has restocked the fridge with your favorite beer.
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Post by PipeAndPint » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:47 pm

When I clicked on this thread, I thought for an instant that PM had re-emerged. Then I saw that his post was from last October.
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Post by UncleBob » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:49 pm

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Post by PhilioG » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:42 pm

UncleBob, you read my mind. I really, really have to pee right now...I'll be back........


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Post by MDPiper » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:48 pm

PipeAndPint wrote:When I clicked on this thread, I thought for an instant that PM had re-emerged. Then I saw that his post was from last October.
Same here! JB is resurrecting the dead... posters that is.
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Post by Nathaniel_Firethorn » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:22 pm

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Post by mountainman » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:51 pm

Going an entire night with out a toddler jumping in bed with you.
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Post by Chip » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:29 pm

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Post by Nathaniel_Firethorn » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:26 pm

Interesting to note how many of these have to do with sleeping... :zzz:

Another one: Waking up in the morning after a good night's sleep, without having to get on an airplane.

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Post by Andrew » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:31 pm

A windy snowstorm outside, but me, warm by a fire smoking a pipe.

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