paulsoncall

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About paulsoncall

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  • About Me:
    Croton watershed, Farmington River, Hudson River, RI
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fly fishing, trout, striped bass, hiking, camping, skiing
  • What I do for a living:
    Information Technology

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    Male
  • Location
    Westchester, NY

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  1. I use a service called Walden Local Meats. Check them out. It’s all grass fed, grass finished from farms around New England. The quality is very good. I’ve been using them for almost a year now.
  2. The best is when you’re pulling in a fish onto the beach and someone uses that as an opportunity to run and wade into the exact spot you were standing. The last time I was fishing the beach as I was removing the hook a guy literally ran across the beach, trampled through the water into the exact spot I was just fishing. I could care less but I was like dude, they’re all over.
  3. Here's a good one that I almost forgot about. I'm fly fishing off a large rock in a fairly well know spot on an island with two trees (hint) in the Bronx. It's around noon in the summer. I turn around to change flies (my bag is behind me) and see a guy about 30 feet diagonally behind me completely naked laying out a towel, and then sprawling out on it. Alright so the dude doesn't want tan lines. Maybe this is his summer spot for some relatively private sunbathing. I keep fishing. Some time later, out of the corner of my eye, I see another guy walk up to this dude and they start chatting it up. Okay this is getting a little weird, but no big deal. I keep fishing. I decide to change flies again so I turn around and notice them both in a 69 position with heads bobbing, paying no attention to standing nearby. I fished a little more and eventually walked out and saw something similar going on on the other side. I typically only fish this area in the colder months so I assume this is a known gathering spot for certain activities in the summer.
  4. Martha's Vineyard - Gay Head, late spring, you've walked over a mile down the beach to get to your spot, incoming tide, you know you have to get back before the tide peaks or you ain't getting back because of the bluffs behind you, and then the fog rolls in. This is such a creepy spot at night in these conditions.
  5. I'll take it. Send me a PM.
  6. I'll take them.
  7. Sorry, I have to pass. Thanks.
  8. How much are you asking?
  9. Sorry for the delay. For some reason I’m not getting emails on responses. I’m in NY - Westchester. Work in the city. You?
  10. Thanks Slip! I have no problem with this being operator error and this is exactly what I needed to hear because I honestly wasn't sure. I'll be out there all weekend practicing some more. In regards to the flies, you can't tell from the photos but those flies have a relatively bulky profile all around compared to the flies Jon posted. If you look at mine head on, they have a lot of shape to them. I'll try the dart test tonight. Appreciate the varying opinions and feedback from everyone. This is what I love about this community.
  11. I will try this as well.
  12. To compare it to a different floating line, I just ordered an Airflo Sniper line. Will try that and see how it works too.
  13. Good call on cleaning the line. Thanks for the info. I was really hoping to use a floating line, but maybe I'll stick the Quickshooter XP line on that rod and see how much of a difference it makes.
  14. Interesting. I am using a Rio Intouch Outbound floating line with these flies and I just feel like I can't get distance, and it just collapses when I go to shoot it. I feel it sagging on the back cast too. Don't think I'd consider the headwind that strong this past weekend. I even shortened up the leader to 5 feet (3 feet of 50# and 2 ft of 30#) because I was fishing at night. I don't remember having the same issue when I was using a different 9WT with the Rio Coastal Quickshooter XP so maybe it's the line?