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About flyrodder44

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  • About Me:
    Retired Scientist
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, Fly fishing, Fishing, Model Railroading, Fly Fishing, and Fishing.
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired Senior. Yesterday I was Tired, today, I am Retired!

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  1. Now I am jealous!!! Nice fish, looks like a great trip.
  2. So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family, to all those who called BFD their friend, and to all those on SOL who over the years, like me, came to know this fisherman and this man. God bless, Godspeed and RIP, Mr. Perry. We will all miss you.
  3. I agree with bare lead as with all the others. An old fisherman once told me (I was a kid in love with DareDevils for freshwater) that once any lure enters the water the perception of color changes especially the deeper it goes. Now, I am not suggesting that different colors do not make a difference, and I never thought of testing his theory when I scuba dived, but I still wonder, after 75 years, whether he was right. "Everything in your tackle box will catch fish. It up to us to figure what, where and when." Ritchie. Anyone?
  4. It seems to me that every year or so we all go through this exercise of listing all the reasons for the decline in the SB fisheries. There are always numbers of good ideas threaded through the postings then and now. I have fished on the Isle of Long since high school (early 1960s) from the beaches, and boats with both gear and flies. What I have found, like all of you, is remarkable decline in both SB and blue fish numbers, no matter how I try to coerce them to my hook. What is notable is that all the restaurants we frequent always have SB on the menu in various presentations. How is it we cannot get a bass on a hook for family consumption, but there seems to be plenty enough for restaurant fare??? An additional moratorium might be for all of us to refuse to order it from the menus and let the public know why. A very small step, but if we all take advantage of and support all the other steps we have proposed, maybe we can begin to add the small steps up to a big walk in the right direction. Just sayin'.
  5. Seems like a nice day (night) of fishing. Thanks for the report.
  6. Another great post, Marcel!! Made us all jealous especially on the food and drink front! Thanks.
  7. Marcel: Looks like a very productive day. Nice report. But, alas, no reference to your sustenance and libations.
  8. Ditto on Factor. I can only dream of tying that kind of fly. Great Job!!
  9. Great report, but that's one helluva dessert!!!!!
  10. Marcel: Thanks for the report. I noticed we have those yellow flowers here and the flowers in the next to last pix we actually have in our garden. The world is smaller than we think!
  11. Flyrad: Here is the best I could find. There is a little book entitled: "Trout Fishing on Long Island's Spring Creeks A Stream Guide for the Fly Fisher" You can pick up a copy at the LITU website for about seventeen bucks. Although the map is rather scratchy, the description in the book is worthwhile. BTW, I am not the author nor am I humping this book. Hope this helps. FR
  12. The Old fisherman.... The rain was pouring down. There standing in front of a big puddle outside the pub was an old Irishman, drenched, holding a stick, with a piece of string dangling in the water. A passer-by stopped and asked, "What are you doing?" "Fishing" replied the old man. Feeling sorry for the old man, the gent says, "Come in out of the rain and have a drink with me." In the warmth of the pub, as they sip their whiskies, the gentleman, being a bit of a smart ass, cannot resist asking, "So how many have you caught today?" "You're the eighth", says the old man.
  13. You almost needed a bigger and stronger net! Terrific catch.
  14. Bobnap: I would like to know of one as well. Hope someone finds one for us!
  15. Let's not forget the regulations on the bird raisers costing more and more each year. I have also noticed that there are fewer feathers in the packages than there once were. Shadow is right, they have 'em and we don't. Our club has been bequeathed a lot of materials from the families of departed members. Unfortunately, there are fewer of us to pick through the feathers which is ok. But, I hope I am not the last man standing, since all those materials will wind up in my house. There's just so much one can give to the CFFM.