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  1. I was wondering if anyone is having decent luck for fluke in RI, I was out yesterday in the bay and didnt even find shorts... going to give other spots a shot but wasn't sure if it's just my location or just the fishing this year
  2. So, I decided to to a little fly fishing yesterday evening for largemouth, and as I was unhooking one, i saw a second line, and realized I had already removed the fly, what is this second line? So I look closer and there at the top of its throat is a hook stick out attached to the line with a familiar swivel attached... luckily I had forceps with me so I was able to get the hook out, and once I saw the hook it hit me, this is a dropshot rig that I lost early this spring, I think I broke off on a rock pile since a small tag of braid was still attached. In the end I'm just glad i got this hook out of the fish and released it, although I am impressed at how healthy it seemed after a season with a hook in it. So, has anyone else had similar experiences where you were able to remove some of your, or someone else's lost tackle to let a fish swim away better than you caught it?
  3. that is really unfortunate... I hope that never happens to my local spot
  4. Wow that is just wrong...
  5. wow, how did they break off a fish like that with anything resembling 50lb mono
  6. So, I picked up 2 old automatic fly reels at a yardsale today, one pemcoand one shakespere model ft automatic, along with a 7ft 5wt shakespere wonderod. I ended up spending the second half of my day fishing on my kayak, and figured why not take the Shakespeare along with me... after that I may have to start using more automatic reels, it was just such an awesome experience! So, what's everyone else's opinion on automatic reels, and are there many modern options?
  7. Yeah they are heavy, but to be honest, I haven't minded the extra weight kind of feels nice... i mean for a super light weight setup it wouldn't make sense, but for a 4 or 5wt and up, why not lol.
  8. Oh yeah those things will never see the salt Haha, havent actually tried fly fishing the salt yet, but may this year with a graphite reel I got on amazon... 15$ and surprisingly nice(for the price)
  9. oh i agree, having a lighter version would definitely be nice... i wonder how much one of these things would weigh if you made it from some sort of composite?
  10. Well it looks like old town finally gave the larger size topwater a pdl drive
  11. I've never tried the shorter one, but I'll be curious to see how the extra size effects it... maybe it will give the predator a run for its money
  12. Thanks, dont think I have ever seen a northern, only striped
  13. i just did some research, and we seem to have northern sea robins (smaller and darker) and striped sea robins (big orange ones)
  14. People better not start talking bad about our precious sea robin's, they are a national treasure!
  15. Intereating, do the different species seem to live in differing areas?
  16. I always figured it was just variation in the species
  17. how big are these things getting that we are mistaking them for schoolies
  18. Does anyone have experience building a paddle board? I was thinking of maybe laminating a few boards of foam board, shaping and then coating with fiberglass and epoxy(very simplified version of the plan).... it seems like its a pretty simple process all together, but I feel like I must be missing something... I could just buy one.... but why buy when you can build! I should mention I only plan on using this for fly fishing small ponds, lakes etc. so im not planning on having to make it high performance, extremely fast or anything like that... just stable and light enough to cary
  19. Can't wait to see what this thing will pull up from the deep.
  20. Any idea how much would it cost for adequate epoxy for one?
  21. so should i still bring my rods?
  22. I think that should work fine, I do most of my fluking with 4/0 and 5/0 inline circles
  23. is there a good place to do it in RI?
  24. So, one of my favorite early spring spots has always been very predictable, especially for big largemouth... except for this year, with Rhode Island having had the most number of rainy days on record for April this year(21/30 if i remember correctly) it seems to be thrown off, i do still find a few smaller fish there, but nothing like what i'm used to. is it possible that this weather has delayed the normal patterns from forming, or just changed it all together for this year? I should mention it is a shallow northern tip of a lake/pond, along the shore. Has anyone else noticed similar pattern disruptions this year? has the rain and clouds muddied up the water and pushed them deeper than usual?
  25. glad its not just me... this spot i can usually get multiple 3-4lb fish every trip there, this time just a few 1-2lbers... need to find where they are hiding haha, they are in there somewhere lol