Fly Fishing Forum - Search Results
Showing results 1 to 25 of 79
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Tony Petrella
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-18-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Tony Petrella
Southwest Florida's Finally Getting Warm

WOW! It was beginning to look like a repeat of last year's freezeout when we lost a considerable number of snook, jack crevalle, and even baby tarpon during January and February.

Fortunately,...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-28-2004, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Tony Petrella
fishing southwest florida

Bring an 8wt, floating line. Clouser-style in all-gold, all-silver, chartreuse over white, tan/white, olive/white, gray/ white. Fiber-body flies in tan/white, olive/white, tan/silver.

You can...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 10-28-2003, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Tony Petrella
December in Florida

December in southwest Florida can be very good if (like anywhere) the weather cooperates. I'm admittadly biased, since I guide the Gulf Coast, but we have very good snook fishing in the canals and...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 10-19-2003, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By Tony Petrella
residences

Winter in Venice, FL. Remainder in Northern Michigan (Gaylord)

Capt. Tony Petrella
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 08-09-2003, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Tony Petrella
spey/streamer flies

Tie (or buy) big uglies in #2. I have a variety of color combinations, mostly involving marabou or a lot of webby hackle. Black/purple works very well at first light. Olive, yellow/white,...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 08-02-2003, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Tony Petrella
flies for steelhead

I've fished the Pere Marquette and lower Manistee for steelhead and salmon since 1977. I wouldn't go out for steelies without egg patterns in chartreuse, oregon cheese, and steelhead orange. Take Hex...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-27-2003, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Tony Petrella
Michigan salmon and steelhead

Here in Michigan, we'll start seeing chinook salmon come out of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron to spawn in numerous rivers as early as late August. It depends upon water temps, of course. Usually, you...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 06-28-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Tony Petrella
yes--hexes are here

I've guided nearly every day/night for the past two weeks and can assure you that the hexes have come to the northern lower peninsula.

The past two nights were cold and the action slowed way down...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-02-2003, 06:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,336
Posted By Tony Petrella
neat things

Yeah, a guy once told me : "Excessive bank accounts belong to people who obviously think they're going to live forever--but don't really know HOW to live."

Money buys neat stuff. Neat stuff is...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-02-2003, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Tony Petrella
pine island fishing

Jeff-Nearly everything will be happening in mid-April. A fantastic time to fish for snook, redfish (lots of tailing fish), trout, jacks--heck, everything except maybe tarpon. The poons don't usually...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-01-2003, 06:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,336
Posted By Tony Petrella
you can never have too many friends!

PMFLYFISHER--Hey, I'm always happy to have a new fishing and bird hunting pal! That means there are more places to go, things to see and techniques to learn.

And, in anticipation of your next...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-01-2003, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,336
Posted By Tony Petrella
the other 9 rods in the closet...

Tell her they belong to Tony Petrella!
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-01-2003, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Tony Petrella
penguin

And in the days before mercury, phosphates, rotenone and
catch-and-release, you could eat the fish!

CapT
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-01-2003, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Tony Petrella
looooooooooonnnnnnggggg winter

Well, my plowing bill for Jan. and Feb. at my house in Michigan was $750 each. Does that count?

CapT
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-01-2003, 07:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,336
Posted By Tony Petrella
overgrown sardines

Sorry, Flyfisha1--no Big Guys around these parts till the end of April, first of May.

CapT
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-28-2003, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Tony Petrella
Florida's Gulf Coast "warming up"

Just thought y'all might like to know that fishing in the Sarasota/Venice/Ft. Myers/Chokoloskee area is getting pretty darn good now that the temps have been in the 80s for about a week.

Snook are...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-28-2003, 09:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,336
Posted By Tony Petrella
getting ALL of you off the hook!!!!!

OK boys, I like it when ya' owe me!!!

If you want absolution from your spouse and/or significant other about the number of fly rods you own (or want), then lay this one on them:

Capt. Tony...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-28-2003, 08:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,336
Posted By Tony Petrella
getting ALL of you off the hook!!!!!

OK boys, I like it when ya' owe me!!!

If you want absolution from your spouse and/or significant other about the number of fly rods you own (or want), then lay this one on them:

Capt. Tony...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-16-2003, 06:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,168
Posted By Tony Petrella
fishing quotes

Of course, the undisputed heavyweight champion of all the world, author of the all-time ultimate fishing quote, is John Voelker (a.k.a. Robert Traver), of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

If you...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-13-2003, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Tony Petrella
Springbrook

Hmmmmmmm! Let's make sure I gave you the correct number. 800-638-9052. Make sure you ask for Rick Pope. Customer service always has been a hallmark of the company.

You ARE talking about Dallas....
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-13-2003, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Tony Petrella
Moosetang's question

Moosetang--As it turns out, Temple Fork Outfitters is headquartered in Dallas. Call Rick Pope at 800-638-9052. That's the main number for Springbrook Trading Co., which is the "parent" of TFO rods.
...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-11-2003, 06:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,168
Posted By Tony Petrella
procrastination

How true, how true!

Here's yet ANOTHER option. On March 8 & 9, at the Southfield Civic Center just north of Detroit (Southfield Freeway at I-696) there will be held the oldest fly-fishing-only...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-10-2003, 09:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,168
Posted By Tony Petrella
spey rods

It's less than 2 hours' drive from The Fly Factory's door to steelhead water on the PM, Big River or AuSable below Oscoda Dam. Spey rods are sometimes in inventory, or can be in inventory in a day....
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-10-2003, 07:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,168
Posted By Tony Petrella
more troutbums

You're right, MJYP--the guy who mostly puts this on is Steve Southard. He and his family own The Fly Factory on the banks of the AuSable in downtown Grayling.

Yes, having a river right there does...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-10-2003, 05:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,168
Posted By Tony Petrella
troutbums

The website is troutbums.com--not troutsman, etc.--THAT place is a fly shop in Traverse City that has nothing to do with troutbums!

The AuSable River in Michigan, which is where this weeklong deal...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 79

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)