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Forum: Tackle and Gear 05-31-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By roberts618
Wading Staff

I have been using a staff for three years and believe it is an indespensible part of my fly fishing gear. I do not go out of the parking area without it for many of the reasons noted in the earlier...
Forum: Why We Fly Fish 05-28-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,516
Posted By roberts618
Jim Castwell

I too was shocked last week when I first read of Jim's passing on Mid-Current.com.

I live in MI most of the year and had the opportunity to meet Jim and his wife at last year's FAOL MI Fish-In....
Forum: General Fly Tying 04-17-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By roberts618
Bee Fly

Beautiful fly. I must ask though -- is this for catching fish or fishermen?
Forum: Website and Message Board 04-10-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By roberts618
Trout Art

I took a look at Cindy's portfolio - awesome! The prints of the RB and Brown trout seem very lifelike and the price for them is very reasonable. I have seen a lot of FF art and this is some of the...
Forum: General Fly Tying 03-26-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,901
Posted By roberts618
Trout Candy Picture and Recipe

http://cumberlandtu.org/newsreel/images/timstroutcandy.jpg

Timís Trout Candy
Hook: Dai-Riki 135 weighted scud hook, sizes 12-14
Bead: 5/32 Gold
Thread: UTC 140 Tan
Rib: Hot Yellow Ultra...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-01-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By roberts618
Small Streamers

I have found that size 10-14 small streamers to be very effective on tailwater trout this winter. I have my own design with a gold glass bead head, punch yarn or floss body in green or black and...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-01-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By roberts618
Midges

Check out this website on midges --

http://www.micromidge.com/

It has some great info on how to fish midges. I met the owner at the Mason, MI fly tying expo last December.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 03-01-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,895
Posted By roberts618
Top Tailwater Flies

I have found the following to be effective --

1. Tim's Trout Candy (Tim Page's own design fly) beneath a San Juan worm with strike indicator above the SJ worm.

2. My own design small woolly...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,802
Posted By roberts618
Smile Fly Tying - Good or Bad Investment?

All,

I have been fly fishing for about five years and have come down the fishing learning curve in that time. I just started tying this past fall via a four week lesson by a local veteran tyer.
...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 12-30-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By roberts618
Not Surprising

Tenn. well water might be unsafe



By Kristin M. Hall - Associated Press



KINGSTON, Tenn. ó Some water samples near a massive spill of coal ash in eastern Tennessee are showing high...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 12-27-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By roberts618
First two paragraphs from NY Times article on...

First two paragraphs from NY Times article on the spill--

A coal ash spill in eastern Tennessee that experts were already calling the largest environmental disaster of its kind in the United...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 12-27-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By roberts618
Sludge Spill in Eastern TN

Since almost all power plants that I can think of are built near a river or a source of moving water, I wonder how many other time bomb dams are out there like this one?

Given that Congress is...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 12-26-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By roberts618
Slude Spill

The more I think about, I am really surprised that environment groups are not more into this major spill. I have not see or heard anything from any of them. Guess, they got other fish to fry.
...
Forum: Fisheries Management & Biology 12-25-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By roberts618
Sludge Spill in Eastern TN

Unless I am missing something, I am surprised to have not seen comments on this major sludge spill. The first I heard of it was on the Wednesday night NBC Nightly News.

Anyone live near there or...
Forum: Conservation Organizations and Fly Fishing Clubs 09-11-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By roberts618
AuSable River, MI Fishing / Guide Services

John,

Here are the links to the two places I have used and like:

Link to Fuller NBOC - http://www.fullersnboc.com/

Link to Gates AuSable Lodge - http://www.gateslodge.com/
Forum: Conservation Organizations and Fly Fishing Clubs 09-10-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By roberts618
AuSable River, MI Fishing / Guide Services

John,

There are many excellent guide services which use the AuSable River Boat. Rusty Gates at Gates AuSable Lodge is one my personal favorites which I have used many times. Todd Fuller at...
Forum: Conservation Organizations and Fly Fishing Clubs 09-08-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By roberts618
AuSable River, MI Cleanup

My TU chapter (Challenge Chapter, #222) participated in the annual clean-up this past Saturday. This clean-up is headed up by Rusty Gates of Gates AuSable Lodge at Grayling and the Anglers of the...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-26-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By roberts618
Unhappy Yellowstone

I was out in Yellowstone on May 31 - June 6. We actually tried to fish on the Firehole River on June 1. The runoff this year from the snow melt is at historically high levels. We basically had to...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 05-19-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By roberts618
AuSable River, MI

Spent 3 1/2 days recently on the AuSable. Fished the North Branch on this past Thursday afternoon with low success - 3 small brook trout. Then on Friday spent the afternoon on the South Branch again...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-09-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By roberts618
Duck River 4-9-08

The clouds of the early afternoon seemed to be building and I thought for sure that it might rain as I headed on to the Duck below the dam. I got on at about 2:15 pm and the fishing was very good...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-09-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By roberts618
Duck 4-8-08

The sun was out and the day was nice and warm so I had the fishing itch again. I tried a new spot for me and went to the bridge access right outside of Normandy. Going upstream I had several good...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-04-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By roberts618
I was casting slightly off the current or in the...

I was casting slightly off the current or in the current, then stripping it back with short strips. One the keys I believe is letting the WB drop for about 5 seconds before you start stripping it...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-04-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By roberts618
Duck 4-3-08

It had rained all day but I had an itch to fish the Duck again after the previous night's performance. I was not encouraged because of the heavy day-long rains, but since I am only 15 minutes to the...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-02-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By roberts618
Duck River 4-2-08

Went out late today and got on the river about 6:15 pm. Tried both a Cooper John and then Tim's Trout Candy to no avail. Switched to a green Wooly Bugger about 6:45 pm and that did the trick. Had...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-02-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By roberts618
Actually I saw several trout rise and saw one...

Actually I saw several trout rise and saw one trout do a 180 degree jump chasing something.
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