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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-26-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By baldmountain
I think my URL was edited without my knowing...

I think my URL was edited without my knowing because the guy sells stuff on his site, (not the pages I point to), and he is not a sponsor. So...

Tack an http:/www in front and replace (dot) with ....
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-24-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By baldmountain
See this guy's website. He talks about catching 5...

See this guy's website. He talks about catching 5 pound smallies on a 0 weight rod and fishing for bass wih rods down to 000 weight...

byrdultrafly(dot)com/ultramain.htm
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-22-2006, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By baldmountain
Just to be contrary I'd consider a 4 wt. You will...

Just to be contrary I'd consider a 4 wt. You will have to slow things down if you are throwing big flies and you aren't going to be able to throw them as far. But bass on a 4 wt is a blast! And if...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-03-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,332
Posted By baldmountain
Actually, yes, I do own one. I think it is a...

Actually, yes, I do own one. I think it is a great rod for the money.

Sage's are just too expensive...

Had a Loop rod snap on the 3rd or 4th cast so I'd stay away from them.

The Ibis isn't a...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-20-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By baldmountain
An old Toyota Corolla. (I'm on my second one. The...

An old Toyota Corolla. (I'm on my second one. The first one was retired when my sister-in-law wrecked it.) The Corolla is a horrible fishing vehicle. A 2 piece 8' fly rod will not fit in the trunk...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-31-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By baldmountain
I agree. I still like to wander around the local...

I agree. I still like to wander around the local shops and pick up a few items here and there.



Again, I agree, and me too.
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-31-2006, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By baldmountain
One of the other activities I do is archery. You...

One of the other activities I do is archery. You hear even more wailing about how the internet is killing their business in archery. But then you hear about shops who are doing a booming business. In...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-31-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By baldmountain
I agree. I disagree. In fact I hate...

I agree.



I disagree. In fact I hate this attitude.

Support mega businesses that squash shops that are crap. The sooner a bad shop goes out of business the better. Nothing drives people out...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-20-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By baldmountain
Nope. None for me. I've thought about joining...

Nope. None for me. I've thought about joining United Fly Tyers or maybe New England Fly Tyers but haven't yet.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-18-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By baldmountain
I spun it down a bit. On purpose. ;) burk,...

I spun it down a bit. On purpose. ;)

burk, all good advice. Especially..



:D

Juro is right though. Sometimes it feels really good to own a top end piece of gear. I just get a bit...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-18-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By baldmountain
And for the contrarian view... For most of...

And for the contrarian view...

For most of us a trip the the Acklins or British Columbia or any of those other fancy places just isn't in the cards. Whether it is because we'd like to be able to...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 07-13-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By baldmountain
I like to experiment. At the moment I'm stuck on...

I like to experiment. At the moment I'm stuck on emergers. In particular Klinkhamers and Bob Wyat's Deer Hair Emerger from his book Trout Hunting. I had a tangle in my line and was busy untangling it...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 06-30-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By baldmountain
OK that makes sense. The only reason I suggest...

OK that makes sense. The only reason I suggest investing a bit more is if he decides that he doesn't like tying he'll have an easier time reselling a Renzetti than he will a low end Griffin. I'm just...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 06-28-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By baldmountain
I personally am not a big fan of kits. My...

I personally am not a big fan of kits. My suggestion is choose a fly you think you'd like to tie and then just get enough materials to tie that one fly. Don't start with a full dressed Atlantic...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-22-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By baldmountain
Or just go back a bit later that night and pour a...

Or just go back a bit later that night and pour a little sugar in their gas tank. :O

Oh, did I say that out loud? ;)
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 06-20-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By baldmountain
I knew there was a reason I tied those for the...

I knew there was a reason I tied those for the warmwater swap. :hihi: Good fly!
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 06-20-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By baldmountain
Yup! There is a local pond that I've been...

Yup! There is a local pond that I've been visiting off and on this season. I haven't gotten much lately. We had some heavy rain around here and most of the fishing is a bit messed up. Before the rain...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-26-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By baldmountain
This applies to all types of fly fishing not just...

This applies to all types of fly fishing not just striper fishing.

It's interesting because I'm at the other end of the journey. I'm just getting started and find myself buying all kinds of little...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 05-20-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By baldmountain
Try a small white and chartruese clouser. Size 8...

Try a small white and chartruese clouser. Size 8 or so with small gold eyes. I caught a pile of sunfish, crappies and some small mouth bass tonight on one. I even got a couple pickerel. I also got...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-19-2006, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,332
Posted By baldmountain
Because the likelyhood of ever meeting you is...

Because the likelyhood of ever meeting you is zero so we can be a rude as we want with no repercussions. (Not that I agree. I'm usually very embarrassed when I realize I've been rude to someone on...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-18-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,332
Posted By baldmountain
Actually I like to look at it from a different...

Actually I like to look at it from a different perspective. We Americans consider ourselves as a group the smartest and best in the world. But we can't figure out how to make a decent inexpensive...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 05-18-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By baldmountain
Presentation by Gary Borger - If I could only...

Presentation by Gary Borger - If I could only have one book, this would be it.
Trout Hunting by Bob Wyatt - Excellent theory on why trout take a fly
Tactics on Trout by Ray Ovington - lean to read...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-17-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By baldmountain
I just went by a little trout stream that I...

I just went by a little trout stream that I sometimes fish. The bank that I usually cast from is about 3 feet under water. The flow is amzing compared with what it usually is. The pool where you'll...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 05-13-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By baldmountain
OK, I can go for that. But let's steal the name...

OK, I can go for that. But let's steal the name of this thread and call it Good Reads rather than Book Reviews. I'd rather see a place where people can talk about books they liked rather than a place...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 05-13-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By baldmountain
Amazon has plenty of reviews. The trouble, and...

Amazon has plenty of reviews. The trouble, and this is with reviews in general, is that they tend to be biased and usually they say everything is good. I've yet to read a review of a fishing book...
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