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Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 02-27-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By MBWCC
Come May your best (sure bet) choices will be...

Come May your best (sure bet) choices will be either the Dream Stream (South Platte between Spinnery and Eleven Mile reservoirs), Eleven Mile Canyon (South Platte below Eleven Mile Reservoir),...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 06-21-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By MBWCC
Murray is probably a great resource but the...

Murray is probably a great resource but the distance from Blacksburg is prohibitive. There is a good Orvis shop right in the middle of downtown Roanoke, about ~35 minutes from Blacksburg and...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 02-25-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,522
Posted By MBWCC
In the past I packed the fly rods in a large...

In the past I packed the fly rods in a large wheeled duffel bag. The rods would be in the manufacturer's tube (standard green cordura over plastic tube). I never had any problems but the theft loss...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-05-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,386
Posted By MBWCC
Not to argue the validity of one side of the...

Not to argue the validity of one side of the debate or the other, but for those discussing the issue I felt the facts should be known. Here is the link outlining the requirements for a PA concealed...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-03-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,493
Posted By MBWCC
I live about 45 minutes south of Lancaster and...

I live about 45 minutes south of Lancaster and fish the area around Lancaster regularly. The two creeks I would quickly recommend first in order of relative distance from downtonw Lancaster:

1....
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-16-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By MBWCC
If you can't find anyone local to do the cork...

If you can't find anyone local to do the cork handle restoration you might consider shipping the handle senction to Ken Prager ( http://www.whiteclayoutfitters.com/m_17.asp?pa=m_17 ) . Ken is a...
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-08-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By MBWCC
If you want to build your own you can use 0.0625"...

If you want to build your own you can use 0.0625" (1/16") wall polycarbonate tubing and vinyl caps. Polycarbonate tubing 2" OD x 1-7/8" ID x 1/16" wall is P/N 8585K64, $4.96/linear foot from...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By MBWCC
If you order perscription suglasses do yourself a...

If you order perscription suglasses do yourself a favor and get them anti-glare coated. Also, and this will sometimes take the optometrist by surprise--get the coating on the inside (eye side) of the...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 10-05-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By MBWCC
I have a set which I use on a F150. First, be...

I have a set which I use on a F150. First, be warned that the hoods on some pick-up trucks are non-metalic--get at least one vacuum base holder. Second, I haven't found the speed limit at which...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 02-06-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By MBWCC
Of late I have been reading technical papers...

Of late I have been reading technical papers regarding whirling disease. The thing that struck me was a paper that found whirling disease spores surviving 30 years of freeze-thaw temperature cycles...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-22-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,506
Posted By MBWCC
First, no, stocking foot waders do not ordinarily...

First, no, stocking foot waders do not ordinarily leak nor should they. If they do, there is a problem. I had issues with seam leaks on the first two pair of stocking foot waders I purchased (same...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-12-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By MBWCC
For the most part the difference in price is a...

For the most part the difference in price is a function of the optical quality of the lenses, although you can't always escape the marketing hype's impact on the price. When shopping for polarized...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 09-16-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,917
Posted By MBWCC
Visit the Norfork River while you are there. If...

Visit the Norfork River while you are there. If you are looking for a guide you can do no better than John Gulley ( http://www.flyguide.com ), Orvis Guide of the Year (1998?), one of the best...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 08-28-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,185
Posted By MBWCC
I don't know UK, but in Ireland most everything...

I don't know UK, but in Ireland most everything is closed to fishing from October - April, give or take. It came as a shock to me when I was planning a winter trip in conjunction with my wife taking...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-22-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By MBWCC
I think you might be mixing temperature scales. ...

I think you might be mixing temperature scales. A car interior will hit ~140 degrees F, not C. I suspect nylon is indeed stable to 125 degrees C, but I'm no expert on that subject.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-22-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By MBWCC
This website is about the best knot tying...

This website is about the best knot tying instructional tool I've ever found.

http://www.animatedknots.com/surgeonsjoin/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 07-01-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By MBWCC
If you use small fly box(es) you can always slip...

If you use small fly box(es) you can always slip them inside the top of your waders while you are in deeper water. I consider the top of my waders one huge pocket to be used for a water bottle,...
Forum: Rod Building 06-17-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,867
Posted By MBWCC
Ken Prager, White Clay Outfitters, Newark, DE,...

Ken Prager, White Clay Outfitters, Newark, DE, builds custom rods and repairs both fly rods and spin casting rods.

http://www.whiteclayoutfitters.com/m_17.asp?pa=m_17
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 06-08-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By MBWCC
Any fishing license (resident, non-resident,...

Any fishing license (resident, non-resident, annual, or short term) from either state (NC or TN) will suffice and no trout stamp is required to fish in the GSMNP. If you are a non-resident who will...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 05-15-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By MBWCC
If you use split shot above the first fly you...

If you use split shot above the first fly you will find that the split shot inevitably slips down the tippet until it rests on the first fly. The solution to keep the split shot in place is to drop...
Forum: Fly Fishing Around the World 04-25-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By MBWCC
Guy going by "Doc" on the North American Fly...

Guy going by "Doc" on the North American Fly Fishing Forum was very helpful when I was headed to Edmonton last month (March). He has a website devoted to Edmonton area fishing.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-23-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By MBWCC
Despite most books, references, and web pages...

Despite most books, references, and web pages focusing on "the swing" or "the lift" or "the rise" or whatever imparted fly motion & name, don't completely ignore a simple dead drift when fishing a...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 04-19-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By MBWCC
The special regulations section of the Yellow...

The special regulations section of the Yellow Breeches (Boiling Springs confluence downstream ~1-2 miles) has been and still is catch & release only, year round. What has recently changed is that in...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 04-19-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By MBWCC
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I thought the same until the past few weeks when I've had several "opportunities" thrust upon me to fish head-to-head in the same hole or to the same pod of trout with several spin...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 04-12-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By MBWCC
Actually, as one of those who lives with...

Actually, as one of those who lives with Pennsylvania's bizarre idea of fishing rules I thought your post was perfectly clear.

No problem. I live here and I don't understand all of PA's fishing...
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