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  1. What are the custom parts?
  2. Very cool. Carp can be extremely picky. Did you have a lot of shots?
  3. How fast is your 9? If the 9 is super fast, maybe go for an 8 with more feel. I wouldn't be happy with a stiff 8 & 9. My 2 cents.
  4. Manhattan

    Cool, metro north is your friend then. Once you get pm enabled hit me up. Do you only want to wade? There are some pretty reasonable flats guides in CT that are not very far, LI guides you can reach by train. Breezy is tough by public transportation even with Uber I'd add. Anyway, like i said once you can pm send me a message.
  5. For salt or sweet water? Or both?
  6. Manhattan

    How far are you willing to travel? Where are you in NYC? If willing to take metro north I can give you some ideas....
  7. Hi guys - Looking forward to small creek fishing in Colorado this summer and spending some time with a new glass rod. Love the looks of these, thinking about pairing a 3wt with a Ross Colorado LT, but having difficulty finding more than a few reviews on the F series (probably due to price) so wondering if anyone has experience with this rod?
  8. Where are the supper pics?
  9. I've fished there twice and it was not for me. Lots of small reef fish, and trolling for bigger fish but no cigar. I'd leave the rods at home and just enjoy the island life.
  10. Thanks John. And thanks to all for the kind words.
  11. John do you recall what model glove they are?
  12. Thanks Ted - I was fishing the Yampa. Also, I should have clarified my 3 gloves comment. Not to wear all at once, but to have dry pairs to switch to.
  13. I fished tailwaters in Colorado the past two days. The first day the low/high temp was -4/18 and the next day -8/12. Talk about layering up. I used steelheader methods and had warmers in my gloves and on my feet + a back pain warming pad against my thermals. I was warm but should have brought at least 3 pairs of gloves. Started the first day nymphing zebra midges super deep and was picking up fish, but noticed rises in slow water downstream. Moved and fish were rising consistently including big splashes. Shifted gears and threw griffiths, other midge patterns, etc, but only picked up one fish with the dries. Frustrated, I rerigged for the next day with a bunny dun and an rs2 trailer fished as an emerger. That combo landed me over a dozen before the action shut down. Fish up to 20 inches. I am still smiling. My best winter dry fly day ever and probably the coldest day I've ever fished. Also did not see another fisherman either day. A few pics:
  14. Winter 17/18 Colorado snowpack levels were extremely low while Montana snowpack was so high it broke records on that end of the spectrum. Not sure what preliminary data suggests yet, but I'd keep an eye on those reports. I did a Henry's Fork and Yellowstone trip last summer I can tell you about if interested.
  15. No water craft needed for any of these except the Colorado. I wade all of these - very doable.