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Forum: Getting Started 09-10-2005, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Hi Bryce! For around $100, you can get a...

Hi Bryce!

For around $100, you can get a high quality starter outfit from Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, and others. I have the Hobbs Creek combo in 4wt and 8wt. Both run about $110 each, and they...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 08-18-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By bluegillbob
Thumbs down Shazam! If a fish is big enough to pull my rod...

Shazam! If a fish is big enough to pull my rod outta my hands, that critter can keep the whole thing! Maybe his drag was set so tight that the fish literally swam away with little resistance. ...
Forum: Getting Started 07-29-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Hi Blueridge! You can get quality equipment...

Hi Blueridge!

You can get quality equipment without spending large sums of money. TFO, Cabela's, and Bass Pro Shops sell quality gear that won't break your budget.

More expensive gear won't...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-22-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile My advice: cast the rods to find out which rods...

My advice: cast the rods to find out which rods work for you. Not every rod works for everyone! :)
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-21-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile My biggest LMB : just over 5 lbs (21.25"). I was...

My biggest LMB : just over 5 lbs (21.25"). I was using my 4wt and tossing a small yellow popper. His belly was concave; the pond is getting low on forage, and he struck that little "bluegill sized"...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-15-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile You want to connect with the bluegills? Try...

You want to connect with the bluegills? Try small yellow poppers (Accardo's "bluegill special"; Wal-Mart sells them) and olive or black wooly buggers. I use these and I usually score on bluegills...
Forum: Getting Started 05-01-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Hi Kaster! I use a 4wt for panfish and LM...

Hi Kaster!


I use a 4wt for panfish and LM bass here in eastern NC. I can throw 2" streamers on my rigs. A 14" bass on a 4wt is no problem.

A 4wt is very light and very versatile. I can...
Forum: Art of Casting 05-01-2005, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By bluegillbob
Cast lower to the water/ground. Sometimes a...

Cast lower to the water/ground. Sometimes a single/double haul will help the cast as well; the ability to generate higher line speeds can also help your casting during windy days.

I throw a...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-01-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Teflon, No shame in any gear you use. ...

Teflon,

No shame in any gear you use. Sometimes I get tired casting the flyrod, and grab the spinning gear.

I've been flyfishing since Jan. and even took some time off from flyrodding. Try 4...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Plattsburgh and Rome NY. I lived there as a...

Plattsburgh and Rome NY. I lived there as a child, and know how/where to catch them. Throw in a jon boat w/ a trolling motor, and I'll be fine!

Any lake in the Adirondacks would be welcome!
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-09-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Hi Dewey! Plattsburgh, NY has great lake and...

Hi Dewey!

Plattsburgh, NY has great lake and river fishing! Lake Champlain? Fished it alot when I lived at Plattsburgh. Lots of pike in that lake too! Great childhood memories! :)

Lots of...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-11-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,723
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile NM, The Davidson River must be in the...

NM,

The Davidson River must be in the mountains. The only river nearby is the Neuse, and that is a place full of gar and catfish!
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-10-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,723
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Hi Tod! Ever hear of Goldsboro? I live 5...

Hi Tod!

Ever hear of Goldsboro? I live 5 mi. south of Goldsboro. I flyfish a few ponds around Goldsboro, and hit Buckhorn Lake around Wilson.

Honestly, I've been here 20 yrs and never...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-10-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,723
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile OC, You're cool in my book. I realize that...

OC,

You're cool in my book. I realize that most flyrodders are not snobbish, but nice folks. Someone else started the "snob" topic; it wasn't me.

Thanks for the invite to fish the NW. I...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-10-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile 8wt flies/poppers/streamers

What are the largest flies/poppers/streamers that you can effectively cast with an 8wt?
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-09-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,723
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Thanks for the kind words Eddie!

Thank you Eddie. You noticed that advertising tries to change people's thinking.

Here's my view : purchase whatever flygear you want (or afford)! Do not expect higher priced equipment to...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-08-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,723
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Initially, flyfishing turned me off. When I...

Initially, flyfishing turned me off. When I started looking at flyfishing magazines, I was bombarded with $600 rods, $400 reels, and $65 flyline. I saw nothing but expensive waders, flyrods, reels,...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-07-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile I want an 8wt to chase those bigger bass! I'm...

I want an 8wt to chase those bigger bass! I'm tired of using my 'lil 4wts on them!

I'd like to cast a TFO and see how the 8wts feel! :)

Also, I'd like to put some SA's "mastery series" on...
Forum: Getting Started 02-05-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Another way to catch bluegills on the flyrod is...

Another way to catch bluegills on the flyrod is to use the small yellow poppers. Fish these around the spawning beds in the spring, and you will catch plenty of bluegills.

Poppers are great for...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 02-04-2005, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile So far I've caught bluegills, shiners, crappies,...

So far I've caught bluegills, shiners, crappies, and LM bass on a flyrod. I've caught plenty of SM bass up north on spinning gear, though. :frown:

My favorite fish to catch on a flyrod is the...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-03-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Bass Pro Shops makes all kinds of breathable...

Bass Pro Shops makes all kinds of breathable waders. I own a pair, and wear the wading boots too! Mine are durable, comfortable, and very breathable. Check them out online, or send away for a...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-03-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,723
Posted By bluegillbob
Hi Eddie, I think the reason flyfishing is...

Hi Eddie,

I think the reason flyfishing is banned from B.A.S.S. tournaments has to do with the rod lenght.

There are some baitcasting rods measuring 7' out there.
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 02-01-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Line wt for "mouse sized" flies

I'm looking to using those "mouse sized" flies for LM bass. Would an 8wt be heavy enough, or should I go with a bigger rod? I'm considering using those 3"-4" streamers as well.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-01-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,004
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile I wonder why 11wt TFO's are only sold in Canada. ...

I wonder why 11wt TFO's are only sold in Canada. Then again, I've never seen 11wt flyline here in the states.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-01-2005, 08:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,723
Posted By bluegillbob
Smile Hi Eddie and Juro, No hard feelings here. I...

Hi Eddie and Juro,

No hard feelings here. I can't help but be humored by the "some remote outpost" where I live. I live about 5 miles from Goldsboro, NC. I live right under the flight pattern...
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