chris L

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  1. Les Claypool is a fishing finatic ! All awesome songs !
  2. Just Fishin My Daughter had this as her Father/Daughter dance song at her Wedding in 2019 . Just Fishing by Trace Adkins . A fishing song couldn’t be any truer . Brings a tear every time I go fishing and play that song . I will now have a Mealie worm to fish with . My Granddaughter Amelia .
  3. When ever I spoil any type of reel . I reach for Ande outback or Ande Tournament. Fresh or salt . I never have issues other than memory. I change line every few trips . This is what works for me .
  4. This is sad news indeed ! Steve is a great guy and yes he is one of those people you want to hang out with . Andy , Charlton and et al sorry about Steve's passing . You guys always had fun together in Jersey . Going to miss his stories . My thoughts go out to his Family and his other friends ! R.I.P Steve . Your Friend ChrisL
  5. I guess I am lucky . My Wife hates me and has for the last 39 years . I havent been in a store at Christmas in over 40 years ( dating years ) , I buy what I want and I dont know what she gets . Then the Girls get everything . My Wife Loves Them ! Ok so I get to Fish on Christmas Eve and Day ! I am Lucky ! Merry Christmas Brian et al .
  6. Cant top that one .Awesome story !
  7. Scoobie Thanks for another informational video ! Now I have another reel I will have to add to my rotation . Spare spools are cheaper but not the same as a new reel . Not too sure on the handle but the rest of it is nice . Especially the sealed berring under the spool . chris
  8. I have been crushing down my barbs for 3 decades in FW and in the beginning I didn't have enough steady preasure on the line and had fish spit the hook on a jump .Some of the water where I fish there are regs that state you can only use barbless . One place I fish is only single hook lures . I find it more challenging to land big fish with barbless lures whether it is single or treble hooks . I have also gone to single hook barbless where I can . I do it to get hooks out of me easier too .
  9. Remember a bad day of fishing is still better than most anything else ! You my Friend had a great time Congrats !
  10. I dont use a net either . Dont like them for many reasons . I own 3 ,even a new one with plastic netting . Never carry one on me but there is always one in the vehicle . Have never lost a large fish due to no net . Follow the birds is right in freshwater too . Watch for eagles in trees and fish those waters .
  11. Try cooking the cheeks of bluefish . They are awesome little medalions . I concur with using either milk or mayo over night . They must be bled and iced right away for them even to be edible .
  12. My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife , you and your family
  13. I have a Saranac that I use with both my Daughters . They swim and wear pfd's as do I ( lead by example ) . The roylex sounds really nice . Personally I would be way more worried about my kids in an inflatable than a canoe unless it was Military grade construction .
  14. Nice Fish !
  15. These are 2 of the smaller trout of the 8 I caught today with the same rapala countdown . I used size 1 and 3 for rivers and 5 for lakes . In freshwater I pretty much only use these and a rooster tail . These fish are not wild but the countdowns work well for the wilds I catch ( only size 1)
  16. I used the screws in the side windows to add a cloth strap rod holder from side to side has a " pocket for each rod " and I just break the rods down due to a 5ft tacoma bed . Sorry no pics
  17. Bennie If your looking into a serval cat , check your local laws . Some states , cities, towns have banned them as wild . I think they are awesome animals but I can have one .
  18. I have a 50 and 60 same reel different sixe spool for saltwater . Have owned them since they first came out . Never an issue and still smooth . I also have a 20 that I use frequently in freshwater also very smooth and strong drag , caught a few trout over 5# on that reel . Would I buy again . sure would !
  19. I know this is an old thread . But I made a comment about kenny and it made me want to look at his aesome flies of art . He sent me a picture of his baby striper fly and I have since lost it . I used it in my work email signature and a lot of nofihers said how awesome it was and what artist made it ? I always said a great fly fisher .
  20. I buy from local B&T and even on-line at sites that have a local shop to someone else . I don't like Cabellas as much as I used too , over priced and push the internet sales with declining stock on hand in store . When I travel the N.E fishing fresh and salt water . I always make it a point to stop in any local shop I can find ( much harder now ) and if I am all set with gear and dont need bait I always purchase something. depends on the person at the shop on how you are treated . In most of the shops I have been to in the last 50 years have been a good experience . I have worked in IT for the last 25 years so I get it , don;t like the loss of shops and peoples livelyhood over a few dollars . My local shop caters to the bait fisherman and thats awesome they have a niche in the city . They also do rod building and ree service . 2nd generation owners that are even nice and friendly to my daughter when they go there . Over the last 1/2 century of going there I have never seen the owners get nasty with any customer even those that should have been tossed out on their heads . I have seen them go out of their way and help out those that needed it . Even going so far as lending out a used rod to someone that wanted to fish but had no money . No id required just bring it back when your done the owner asked . He brought it back ! The 2 brothers that own the shop have full time careers elsewhere and have the shop open for customers to get gear and bait every day all year . The best part of bait and tackle stores is the interaction with other humans . It is like this site . Now I havent been here as long as a lot of people here , But I have made it a point to actually meet and fish with a large number of people on this and the 1 other chat room I visit . If I didnt do that I would have left a long time ago , how long has it been ? 20 years on both sites . The best part of this site is the people I have met in person from here . I have fished with some of the crew here and a lot that have left us . Just the great friendly people I have met not just typed with but actually fished with . when a little skew now back to the original chanel There are a lot of good people that own and work at B&T , go meet them introduce yourself as soon as you go to the counter . You will be surprised by the reaction of most . always possitive ! Today we are loosing that between the internet and cell phones . Its not just the on line retailers ie: Amazon and Ebay . Apple is also destroying this country ! have a good evening folks Chris Lane Network Engineering The Fisher Of Fishes FYI for those that care . The above signature is my official email signature at work . I used to have a picture of 10X10's striper fly . Lost it somehow .
  21. Yes they do . Its usually in March . Last year it was on March 9 .
  22. I use 1/8 and 1/6 yellow and am very successful with trout all year . I wait until cabelas has their sale and get them for $1.64 and buy alot of them . It has always been my go to lure and most successful . From the my smallest stockie to my largest an 8lb rainbow . I do not have the same success with roosters on the farmington river . Fish are very smart in that river .
  23. is that a pie bulge ?
  24. You had conversation in the past . Ask him wtf ? but nicely ! If it was me I would at least find out what did I do wrong ? Maybe you did something he is totally against . He isnt that bad of a guy if he showed you the rip and taught you something . Ask him the most that will turn into is a tongue lashing . If you get physical remember your guilty of assault and may get arrested . Or he just might beat you down . Not all "old guys " are weak and afraid . I just leave when there is confrontation in fishing anything else I wont . Fishing is my solace .
  25. You can see my Battle2 2500 beside the salmon