Fishin Technician

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About Fishin Technician

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  • Birthday 10/29/1951


  • About Me:
    Educated by the school of hard knocks,..........
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fly Fishing, reading and trying to decide if I have too much fishing tackle .
  • What I do for a living:
    Nothing anymore, just coasting through life.

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    Albany, NY area

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  1. For some reason I did not read the fine print. I just assumed that we were referring to the old one handed fly casting routine. Sorry for my reply. FT
  2. Always give them a choice between the Snoopy rod, spinning and fly rod. When you see what they gravitate to then focus your efforts there. If and when they get bored they will will want to do something different. Never force feed knowledge, it always regurgitates on you. FT
  3. Size 10 swivel - 65# test. Makes life easier and works great! FT
  4. 20/50 Motor oil. A little dab will do ya ! :-) FT
  5. I never met the man, but always enjoyed his candor and knowledge of our sport. I am sure that he and his family know that he lived a full life and now he is pain free in a better place. Regards, FT
  6. Using the double haul works in both forward and reverse. The power stroke is in both directions with a bit a slippage on the back stroke. The caster is the one who has to fine tune it to their liking. FT
  7. Hello All, I just had to purchase yet another pair of waders and this time I went with Orvis Encounters in a felt boot foot model, My Froggs made it through only one season. With so many options from socks to pants in synthetic materials it is difficult to choose. I would appreciate advice on choices from warm weather to late fall fishing on what you choose to wear under your waders. Regards, FT
  8. The only books that I am keeping are the prose, fiction, etc. Fly fishing for bass freshwater, are always keepers and and few original SW FF titles. FT
  9. I am quite sure that we never now the who and how it was started. But in my opinion, it could have been any religious extremist that wanted to knock down a monument of Christianity and prove their point that they could do it. It is a shame. Regards, FT
  10. Once upon a time, I had to buy a cheap pair of work boots and glue indoor / out door carpeting on the soles (Barge cement) and screw a few 1/4 sheet metal screws that were cut off real short in length. They actually worked quite well 100 years ago! This was for wet wading of course. FT
  11. We all have them and have re-read them enough times so the printed matter converted to brain matter . I really hate to use them as kindling material, since most people today do not read real books in our current time period. ?????? FT
  12. How come there is no fish in the bay of Fundy? FT
  13. I have been to Eldridge Brothers. My son lives in Scarborough, Maine. The small shop in center Portland, I think that it was called the fly shop, is small, but will have your $10.00 clousers if you need them and the flies are really sparce in material. Tippet and the basics they always have if you are in need. Stripping baskets also. FT
  14. If the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, I would concentrate this time of year on the Eastern side of the lakes / bays. You are set up well . A orange, yellow and red seducer fly with a bit of flash always used to work. Plan your day for afternoon fishing for Pike at this time of year. Pike also target the young of year size minnows in the Spring more than the big stuff that they eat in the Fall months. I always thought that Maine had more Pickerel than Northern Pike, are you telling us that Maine waters are changing. Regarding a warm water 10 system, set it up with an extra spool for teethy fish. Forty or thirty butt to a melted twist wire with an old fashioned snap connection ready to go to the fly. Finesse is not the goal here. Regards, FT
  15. In my opinion, fishing a rod that has a sweet spot for 50 plus feet in a 35 foot stream, right there that thought has a problem. That is why they made short, long, fast and slow fly rods. This is why we need at least 19 plus fly rods as our basic quiver !. FT