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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,888
Posted By BigDave
Mahi have some teeth. They are small but will cut...

Mahi have some teeth. They are small but will cut a light tippet. In my experience they are aggressive fish and not at all leader shy. 20# floro will do for the chickens but you will wish you had 25#...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 10-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,888
Posted By BigDave
Anything bright and flashy will do, mushies,...

Anything bright and flashy will do, mushies, clousers, deceivers, etc. If If you are targetting adult-size Mahi rather than chickens, a 10wt is appropriate along with strong hooks and heavy tippet....
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 06-24-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,451
Posted By BigDave
Please don't post specifics about parking areas,...

Please don't post specifics about parking areas, etc. on a public forum. Glad you had a good time fishing but mentioning exact locations on forums is not a good idea. THe crowds are already bad...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-03-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,192
Posted By BigDave
Has anyone struck paydirt yet? I'm venturing out...

Has anyone struck paydirt yet? I'm venturing out tomorrow but not sure where. I'm considering RI since that seems to be the only area with consistent reports, but would rather not trailer that far....
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,192
Posted By BigDave
Targetting May 4 for first salty outing of 2013...

Targetting May 4 for first salty outing of 2013...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-14-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,814
Posted By BigDave
I have used the RIO versi-leaders quite a bit for...

I have used the RIO versi-leaders quite a bit for trout/steelhead and like them a lot. I am using short (6') leaders for single-hand rods in various sink rates. While they do hinge a bit, they are...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 03-01-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,216
Posted By BigDave
Not weighted but the Red Can Squid by Skok/Boyle...

Not weighted but the Red Can Squid by Skok/Boyle is practically a WMD when they are in the rips.
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 02-15-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,735
Posted By BigDave
Interesting. I'll start paying more attention if...

Interesting. I'll start paying more attention if it becomes navigable. It would be nice to have a shortcut to the backside beaches in the summer months. Without better flow it looks like it's going...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 10-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By BigDave
I saw the pic on the 'other' website. That's...

I saw the pic on the 'other' website. That's wild! I saw a puffer fish at Montauk a couple of weeks ago which was a first for me. Lot's of lost ocean "drifters" around this time of year.

To get...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 10-11-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By BigDave
Any pictures of the jacks? I saw a mahi mahi was...

Any pictures of the jacks? I saw a mahi mahi was caught in pleasant bay recently.
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 09-20-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By BigDave
They were all over the place before the blow. I...

They were all over the place before the blow. I saw multiple reports that they were heavy in the Monomoy rips and as far up the backside as P'town over the weekend.
Forum: Member Profiles 09-19-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,196
Posted By BigDave
Forgot to add...Trout Unlimited publishes a book...

Forgot to add...Trout Unlimited publishes a book called "guide to trout fishing in massachusetts" that has lots of basic info, access points, hatch info etc to get you going in the right direction ;)
Forum: Member Profiles 09-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,196
Posted By BigDave
You might add the Housatonic C&R stretch in Lee,...

You might add the Housatonic C&R stretch in Lee, all branches of the Westfield (there is a good C&R stretch in Chesterfield) and the Millers to your list. Closer to home you have the Quinapoxet,Ware,...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 08-30-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By BigDave
The orvis tie is called a flexo crab. I have...

The orvis tie is called a flexo crab.

I have always had more luck with flies that had breathable materials. The crabs were I fish don't move very fast.

That buffy is an interesting tie and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 08-16-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 30,449
Posted By BigDave
The Diablo looks interesting. I have a Native...

The Diablo looks interesting. I have a Native Ultimate 14.5 that is advertised as a stand up yak. While it's possible to stand up and fish from it, you end up paying more attention to your balance...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-16-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By BigDave
beautiful fish - what a football!

beautiful fish - what a football!
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-02-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 39,660
Posted By BigDave
It woudl be nice if they could design ones that...

It woudl be nice if they could design ones that weren't stained by sunscreen around the collar. Maybe the new Columbia one if you want to dish out $100 for a shirt that's going to be bled all over.
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-30-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,566
Posted By BigDave
A must have item for bluefish up this way but I...

A must have item for bluefish up this way but I only weigh stripers that i intend to kill and eat. Also useful for tying the fish up to the side of the boat to bleed out before hitting the ice.
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-15-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By BigDave
I'm not a fan of tournament angling but I have to...

I'm not a fan of tournament angling but I have to say: If you are going to run an event, this is the right way to do it.
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-11-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By BigDave
I camped at Peddocks one time and had great...

I camped at Peddocks one time and had great fishing at daybreak right near the campsite. I explored and fished all around the island...lots of fun!
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-03-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BigDave
For the GSP you can make a bimini and then cut...

For the GSP you can make a bimini and then cut the loop, doble over and make a surgeon's if you think you really need it.

9-10 foot leaders 12# tippet shoud work for what you are doing. You might...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-23-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By BigDave
very little happening along the southside and...

very little happening along the southside and buzzards bay on friday.

i did not go up into the ponds though.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-05-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,451
Posted By BigDave
I don't usually plug products but yes, I have the...

I don't usually plug products but yes, I have the 4pc 10 and it is an outstanding fly rod. I lost an Xi2 last summer and replaced it with the Sintrix. I don't see myself going back to Sage after...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-21-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,611
Posted By BigDave
50# power pro might be a good comprimise if you...

50# power pro might be a good comprimise if you are concerned about capacity. If you go for it make sure you wind it on to the reel as tight as possible using a heavy glove or some kind of tensioning...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-24-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,472
Posted By BigDave
I beleive the 2H or 3H at the end of the hook...

I beleive the 2H or 3H at the end of the hook model denotes how heavy it is.

Makes sense to me. The 3H definitley the thickest of the 3 per size.
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