Black Clouser

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About Black Clouser

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  • About Me:
    Avid Fly Fisherman/Tier
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fly Tying, Kayaking
  • What I do for a living:
    Own Window Cleaning Bsiness

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  1. First off what a great Thread started by Fishin Technician. I really enjoyed everyones stories. I can remember as a 6 year old living in Stoneham, MA sitting on the floor with my white cowboy hat on watching Gababout Gaddis and Curt Gowdy on our small black and white TV. The next year my Parents would bring me to Stoddards in Boston almost every Saturday..... If I was good. Next to going to Fenway Park, 50 Temple Place was the coolest place ever to me. The front of the store was a cutlery shop and up a few steps in back was the holly grail of fly fishing, I just loved opening all those wooden drawers and seeing all the colorful fly tying materials hidden within. The best part of Stoddards was Ed Hawley. He was always dressed in a tweed sport coat and tie. Ed would always tie a fly for me as I watched in total amazement and the best part was it was mine to keep. The next year we moved to Reading and I discovered Sid Whites Sports and Hobbies in Reading Center. Sid smoked a pipe and was a very skilled fly fisherman and tyer that was kind enough to really get me started in Fly Fishing. A Six wt Cortland fiberglass Rod, Medalist reel and a Cortland 333 Floating DT Line was the first outfit. The Ipswich River in North Reading was my home water and my first hatchery trout was on a size 14 White Miller Dry Fly. I remember multiple outings to the Malden Anglers Club pond in Saugus that Sid would take us to, what an awesome place and time to be a kid. These four class people are the reason for my passion with the fly rod. BC
  2. Really like my Spyderco Delica 4 mod shown here in a pocket dump. BC
  3. BD I always look forward to your reports and I got to tell you this one is very special. It totally made my day reading the events of the morning today. It's like we were all are there sharing this outing with you, Mike, Stan and Ritchie.......Well done Dick. BC
  4. Just another Sunday walk in the grass . BC
  5. Hey Manny, Hope all is well. My favorite time of the year Flood Tide Grass fishing has been crazy good lately.....The Backcountry CL Wide is my trusty 7wt reel combined with the old Sage Xi2. It's my go to set up for reds down here in NE FL. A real shame there not making this iconic reel any more. GO SOX BC
  6. Oh no it's not looking good for me BrianBM. Red Sox Nation Go Pats BC
  7. BrianBM, my bad...... sorry BC
  8. WTB discontinued, old style Simms Dry Creek Chest Pack that attaches to the Simms Dry Creek Day Pack. Here'e a Pic: BC
  9. The BC Critter Fly has officially one shepshead to it's credit now and probably hundreds of reds, like this guy here, from a quick walk in (no boat) trip a few evenings ago. BC
  10. Hey Guys, I came across this very cool youtube video this morning that was filmed here in St. Augustine (Northeast FL). It was done by Mike Pedico and is titled "Life of Fly". Great job of capturing the spirit of flood tide grass fishing and tying down here. Your comments welcomed. Please Watch and enjoy, BC
  11. Hey Guys, Great to hear from everyone. BD especially good to hear you respond. The sheepshead was the toughest fish on fly for me ever.....wishing you all the best my friend. Look forward to your posts. Oakman, will be fishing for Jacks this weekend in your old stomping grounds....all along the wall by the fort in St Augustine and then over to Guana River for some flood tide grass fishing for reds. BrianBM, Finally a sheepy showed some love to my BC Critter Fly pictured bottom left. At least a hundred sheepshead in the past have seen this fly......A stout weed guard is a must for the thick grass. My Pats are in town this week against the Jags looking forward to this one. GO SOX TOO, BC
  12. Flood Grass fishing down here in NE FL is just heating up. Got out today for a few hours and got a few nice reds and a sheepshead on fly. These sheepy can be super difficult to catch with the fly rod. I have cast to so many of these rascals only to get rejection. FINALLYYYYYYY BC
  13. Dick, your a very strong man and an inspiration to us all.... I admire your courage. You and your family are in my prayers, BC
  14. BD, You my friend and your way cool reports are the main reason I joined SOL. Like so many others I get to live vicariously through your words and amazing pics. I will be up in Kennebunkport, Maine in August Dick and plan on using one of my cherished Betsy's you tied that were sent to me by your close friend Stan. Will post a report and lots of pics after my trip. Hang in there Dick, You are an inspiration to us all, Scott
  15. Hey Guys, Thanks for all the PM's everyone.....A quick update on my situation in NE FL. Sandy and I along with our two dogs Shiloh and Sherman, have decided to hunker down at home. With the more westerly track Irma is taking, where we had plans to stay in GA looks like it will be worse than here at home. Rather than make the all day drive up to uncertainty we opted for the comfort of home and dealing with the 70 to 90mph wind and the major rainfall. Hopefully the Tornadoes wont be an issue...... In my area half are gone and half are staying. We are well supplied/equipped and always have my trusty Gheenoe as a last resort. BC