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  1. The talk about incorporating rattles into streamers on another thread has me thinking- The variety of innovative tying materials is pretty incredible. You can buy rattles, formed plastic and foam parts, rubber wiggle tails (pike flies), sculpin helmets, holographic flash, synthetic fibers, and so much more. We all love to catch fish and some of these materials and components are deadly, but... Do you think they blur the gap between flies and lures? Where do you draw the line with these artificial materials? Why?
  2. That would be awesome, I'll work on the post count. I'll definitely look into the fishing sticker, thanks for the tip
  3. Hit the Bear's Den show and was blown away, never seen a fly shop like that before. Spent $100+ on bucktails alone... Met lots of people including Rich Murphy who very generously gifted me a copy of his book. Thanks again Rich! Awesome to see so much fishy energy at the show and get the low down on the area. Psyched for the spring!
  4. Awesome, Bear's Den looks like the motherlode... Thanks for the tip on the show, I think I'll make it down there this weekend!
  5. Thanks for the report! I'll make sure to check it out
  6. I guess I've got some work to do for PM privileges... one post closer!
  7. Wow, thank you all for the info and advice! I'll definitely be looking into the Plum Island meetings as well as the recommended books. Appreciate the warnings about canoe safety. Sounds like there is some potential though, hope to find some fun tame water to paddle and fish with the girlfriend. Does Capefish have a decent selection of tying materials? Whats the best shop in north shore or Boston area (or beyond) to shop for tying materials? Especially good quality bucktails and long streamer saddles.
  8. Hi everyone, I just moved from Maine to Gloucester, MA and will be living here for a while. I've got big goals and need the low down on all things north shore! Best fly shops? Any fly tying meet ups or general fishing related meet ups? Anyone been to the plum island surfcasters meetings? Anything i need to know about parking/passes for certain areas? Recommendations on areas that would be fun out of a canoe? General tips for the life in the north shore?? Thanks!
  9. Sweet patterns all around, big and small! Tied a couple peanuts recently- mostly bucktail with a little sf blend and peacock herl. 2/0, 4 inches
  10. I've had a number of uneventful nights that never really produced, but this year things seemed to line up. Not sure if it was solely a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or if a refined approach made the difference but I've had some awesome action fishing a tidal river in the dark this summer. My biggest fish of the year have all been at night including my first 40 incher. This fish hit while stripping a big fly downstream right along the seaweed bank