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Old 10-22-2004, 11:36 AM   #21
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C3-P0, while it does take a well experienced fly fishermen to notice the difference between a super-duper top o' the line fly rod (not me by any means), just the opposite is true with novices and cheap rods.

i first started fly fishing over 10 years ago with a cheapo k-mart rod. it sucked, i sucked, and i quickly lost interest.

then about 5 years ago i decided to try again, but this time i got a 1/2 way decent rod and found it much easier to learn how to cast with.

moral of the story is: i don't believe you need a $1,000 orvis, but you're also setting yourself up for failure with a $30 walmart special. besides, i'd rather pay the extra $70 and know it's guaranteed for life.
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Old 10-22-2004, 01:15 PM   #22
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Hello everyone, Did anybody name the www.ausableriversportshop.com yet?There is a ton of information pertaining to the Ausable river for the flyman.Such things as weather,water level,whats hatching and what flies to bring along.He also talks about other things for a neat little update.He maybe concluding for the year ,but for the regular trout season he updates his report daily at or around 7am ,faithfully,not like Francis Betters who may update his report by the month.Well, thanks for sharing all these valuable websites amongst us fishing fanatics.

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Old 10-22-2004, 05:26 PM   #23
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Sacco, Luckily I did get at least one good tip before buying a rod.... Don't be cheap with your rod and line. Sounds like it's true! I'd like to feel that I bought half decent equipment, but.... if cheaper equipment makes it any harder -- I might've quit fly fishing by now

I'm just disappointed in myself on where I bought it now :/ I have friends in auburn, and am out there kinda often, and.... had money burning a hole in my pocket, and bought my first rod at bass pro (I feel like a tool, cause I'd rather support the small business too). It's all graphite at least, White River Brand 8.5' 5wt.... Now though, I'm positive I could've saved $50 on the rod and gotten one gauranteed for life, and probably with better performance!! (not to mention better customer service!)

Anyhow, I already want another rod (or two) Practically -- I want a rod for a lighter line weight (for the delicate presentation) but.... Emotionally -- I want one of those fast action rods.... They just look exciting!! Toys toys toys!!!

Rising trout outfitters are great, they were sure to have my business after my first trip in there, I just fell in love with the place.

As an aside...Still took me about 10 hours of casting before I threw a not-open loop, hehe. And honestly still don't throw nice loops consistently. Probably with some instruction you can learn to throw a tight loop in 10 minutes, but... armed with a few books, a video and the internet -- prepare to learn the hard way (my favorite way to learn, heh) Geez it feels good though when you make a satisfactory cast! My casting was so horrible at first, that I was starting to get strikes on every good cast (like a handful the whole time out, heh).... Like the little turds were giving me a critique! Guessing I probably spooked the heck out of 'em with all kindsa line all over the landscape
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:25 PM   #24
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Here's a few Steelhead sites that may be of interest...
http://www.fishusa.com/FishSalmonRiver/river_des.asp
http://www.salmon-river.com/fran-pg.htm
http://www.yankeeangler.com/
http://www.salmoncrazy.com/
http://steelheadsite.com/
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:32 PM   #25
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This can useful for lands bordering the ADK park...
http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/getmaps.html
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:34 PM   #26
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Lakes...
http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/d...aps/index.html
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:40 PM   #27
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And here's a site for region 6. I wish the other DEC regions would develop a page like this... http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/r...wmr/trout.html
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:01 AM   #28
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i'm looking for a good site on mays/stones/caddis, ect.

plenty of great sites like troutnut and others for pictures and tying info, but i'd like to learn more about the bugs themselves- more detailed info on their life cycles and biology.

anybody know of a site like that?
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:58 AM   #29
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I did locate two websites that may be helpful.

Try:www.tnrockyraccoon.com/thebugs.html and www.thefeedinglane.com/insects.html


Hope these helped.

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Old 05-26-2005, 11:16 AM   #30
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Also,
www.flyfishingconnection.com has a good overview of just the Mayflies life cycle


and www.fishonfly.com is pretty cool have fun.very interesting stuff.

If none of this helps go to Barnes and Noble or Borders and grab a few good books off of the flyfishing shelf and buy a coffee and sit and read some of the interesting parts,when done ,put books back and go home with nothing lost but time.

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Old 05-26-2005, 11:28 AM   #31
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muchos gracias WB
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:33 AM   #32
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Glad to help. Now, I think I`ll brush up on those critters also.

Take care, and tightlines lines!!!

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Old 05-28-2005, 07:32 AM   #33
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Here's a neato little thing we created for the fisher types.
http://directwebadv.com/download/Adi...shingGuide.htm

You can get a hard copy here:
fishadk.com

Also, if you sign up for the Region 5 Hotline e-news, it will show up in your inbox every Friday automatically! All Free!
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:10 PM   #34
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Here's a relatively new bi-monthly sportsman's newspaper for NYS:

www.nyoutdoornews.com
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:51 AM   #35
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Some cool flies from Scotland that have great potential for our area:

http://www.graysofkilsyth.com/needle-flies.htm
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:38 PM   #36
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hey all, first post here..

BTW, Gary is a US Vet...lol..
If you can wade through the BS, our little site is great, just ignore 95% of the stuff there
www.riversmallies.com
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:04 AM   #37
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For those interested in streamer fly eye candy:

http://www.globalflyfisher.com/strea...tewart_leeman/

Our very own Hugh has got some beauties and I've got one contribution too.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:54 AM   #38
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Good site for the big lake, Fingers, and tribs.

http://fishing.lakeontariounited.com/index.php
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:00 AM   #39
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Broadcasting "fishing reports" on the internet is like posting how good your wife is in bed and inviting everyone over for a try.
Yep. You got a point.

One question, tho' ...
Is she the one I met when I wuzn't fishin' for pike...?
She sure gotta lotta teeth.

Do you know what she did with my steel leader...?
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:45 PM   #40
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shameless self-promotion

my new site www.theanglersnet.com
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