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Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:17 pm
by Gabriel
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:10 am
I have mentioned here that I made friends with the Orvis fishing manager when I moved to Roanoke in 2016.
We visit from time to time and I took his fly tying classes the store sponsored.
Several times he said we would work a date to fish, but never got around to it.
Last month i told him I had received my official move date.
Long story short, we are waiting for the warmer part of today to hit North Creek for native Brookies, maybe on dry flies.
Nice weather today, I am looking forward to it.

Pic of North Creek from the web:
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Maybe I will have pics to post this evening.
Wow, that looks beautiful.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:53 am
by sweetandsour
Made a quick outing Saturday to the coast. North wind was howling, with light rain, and fish were not biting. I drove around to a levee to get some protection from the wind, and when I rounded a corner onto the levee, the first thing in sight was a piece from a fiberglass boat in the shape of a cross that someone had placed, using a pile of rocks.

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Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:02 pm
by FredS
Did you take that as a good sign or bad?

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:07 pm
by sweetandsour
FredS wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Did you take that as a good sign or bad?
Neither; but I thought it was pretty neat. We didn't even get a nibble. But, it was a good day outside with my grandson. He's a good kid, and a good fisherman.

BTW, my older grandson went to the beach and took my younger GS's rod and several boxes from his tackle bag without asking. So, there was a mild spat between the two, via text message. But it ended up friendly, with each texting the other, asking what was being caught, etc. I stayed out of it, and me and the younger GS used back-up, substitute rods. Turned out, it didn't matter for either party. I'm glad theyre both ourdoorsmen. Blessed, I am. Blessed.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:21 pm
by JudgeRusty
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:10 am
I have mentioned here that I made friends with the Orvis fishing manager when I moved to Roanoke in 2016.
We visit from time to time and I took his fly tying classes the store sponsored.
Several times he said we would work a date to fish, but never got around to it.
Last month i told him I had received my official move date.
Long story short, we are waiting for the warmer part of today to hit North Creek for native Brookies, maybe on dry flies.
Nice weather today, I am looking forward to it.
Pic of North Creek from the web:
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Maybe I will have pics to post this evening.
We had a great time Sunday for a few hours on North Creek. It was just warm enough to use dry flies.
Will, my buddy the Orvis Fishing Manager, showed me the nuances of stalking the small pools from behind the boulders, bragged on the accuracy of my casting and corrected me controlling the slack on my drifts. So we caught several Brookies, some as large as 9 inches, a couple of rainbows, and spent a good bit of time probably looking silly kneeling behind cover casting Adams to riffles in bathtub sized holes.
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Oh yeah, some of the Brookies are not quite so large, but just as difficult and fun to catch.
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Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm
by DepartedLight
My fishing license has expired. I shall renew this weekend.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm
by Thunktank
I’m glad you had a good day out, Judge. I liked learning about hiding behind rocks like that, even in such small spaces.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:47 am
by Bloodhound
JudgeRusty wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:21 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:10 am
I have mentioned here that I made friends with the Orvis fishing manager when I moved to Roanoke in 2016.
We visit from time to time and I took his fly tying classes the store sponsored.
Several times he said we would work a date to fish, but never got around to it.
Last month i told him I had received my official move date.
Long story short, we are waiting for the warmer part of today to hit North Creek for native Brookies, maybe on dry flies.
Nice weather today, I am looking forward to it.
Pic of North Creek from the web:
Image
Maybe I will have pics to post this evening.
We had a great time Sunday for a few hours on North Creek. It was just warm enough to use dry flies.
Will, my buddy the Orvis Fishing Manager, showed me the nuances of stalking the small pools from behind the boulders, bragged on the accuracy of my casting and corrected me controlling the slack on my drifts. So we caught several Brookies, some as large as 9 inches, a couple of rainbows, and spent a good bit of time probably looking silly kneeling behind cover casting Adams to riffles in bathtub sized holes.
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Oh yeah, some of the Brookies are not quite so large, but just as difficult and fun to catch.
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Sounds like a wonderful day on the water...and what great looking water! Congrats

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:12 am
by sweetandsour
Great pics, Judge. Your brookie is abt the size of the rainbows I was catching in Montana's Gallatin River a few years ago. Requires a very light touch.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:20 am
by FredS
nice

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:19 am
by Cleon
Indiana has a weird fishing license. They all expire at the end of March, no matter when you buy it. You buy it on March 15th, you have about two weeks to use it before you have to get another one. I'm getting a new one today.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:32 am
by JimVH
Cleon wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:19 am
Indiana has a weird fishing license. They all expire at the end of March, no matter when you buy it. You buy it on March 15th, you have about two weeks to use it before you have to get another one. I'm getting a new one today.
Texas has an either or option. The license period expires on August 31 or you can pay a premium for a year-from-purchase license.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:03 am
by FredS
Many states have gone to the fixed expiration date. Ours is the end of March also and it makes the most sense as hunting seasons are over and fishing season is just beginning in most places. Once you get in the cycle it doesn't really matter.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:51 pm
by Dlibbon
We interesting. Sc is the opposite they were fixed until about 5 years ago the they went a calendar year.

Also fished the outgoing tide and got skunked this morning. Ugh.


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Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:53 pm
by JudgeRusty
VA is the calendar year from the purchase date. Whether you purchase online or at a store, it prints out a card sized piece of paper with all your current licenses and the expiration dates. So if your hunting license, fishing license, trout stamp and national forest permit were all purchased at four different times, you do not have to carry four different pieces of paper.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 am
by FredS
Tying some euro leaders this morning so I can give it a try this afternoon. Never euro nymphed before so we'll see how it goes.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:01 pm
by FredS
FredS wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 am
. . . Never euro nymphed before so we'll see how it goes.
I'm sold! At least for the pocket water I fished today, this is a fantastic new way to catch fish.

cold pizza never tasted so good
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Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:09 pm
by Bloodhound
Sweet!

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 pm
by sweetandsour
FredS wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:01 pm
FredS wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 am
. . . Never euro nymphed before so we'll see how it goes.
I'm sold! At least for the pocket water I fished today, this is a fantastic new way to catch fish.

cold pizza never tasted so good
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Sounds exotic. If not sexy. Not the cold pizza, the euro nymphing.

Re: The fishing thread

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:05 am
by FredS
sweetandsour wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 pm
FredS wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:01 pm
FredS wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 am
. . . Never euro nymphed before so we'll see how it goes.
I'm sold! At least for the pocket water I fished today, this is a fantastic new way to catch fish.

cold pizza never tasted so good
Image
Sounds exotic. If not sexy. Not the cold pizza, the euro nymphing.
Be very precise if you try to google it.

It's an adaptation of short-line, high-stick, heavy fly *nymphing method first attributed to the Czech fly fishing team. Then the French, Poles, and Spaniards each put there own twist on it so we've combined their methods in to a stew called Euro Nymphing. Murcan's are good at taking the best of other cultures and alloying them in to something that's better than the individual constituents. We aint called the 'melting pot' for nothing.

* (not for you Tim, but others who may not know) A nymph is an early, underwater life stage of various flying bugs who later come to the surface and fly away. Trout pretty much live on these underwater bugs until they (the trout) get so big they need to start cannibalizing smaller fish to maintain weight.