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Forum: The Quintessential Trout 03-11-2004, 06:24 PM
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Posted By andrew
Farmington River Results

Went out last weekend myself on lower TMA - between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, I caught 54 rainbows on my trusty 3 weight, first 38 in a hour and half on Friday. Big fat natives that have...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-24-2003, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By andrew
number of twists seems to be personal preference....

number of twists seems to be personal preference. When salt water fishing with my 10 weight I use 5 or 6 twists on line - whatever works - if knot holds - that is probably the right number of twists...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-19-2003, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By andrew
Deerhawk, thanks for the input. As to your...

Deerhawk, thanks for the input. As to your reccomendation of four turns - I have traditionally (for the extensive two years that I have now been flyfishing(!)) used a ten twist approach - this is...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-10-2003, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By andrew
From above or from below?

Just curious, what do people think gives a "flatter" fly presentation on the water, threading the tippet through the hook eye from below or from on top. Does either approach prevent the fly from...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-10-2003, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By andrew
Up from the bottom or down from on top?

A quick question for folks - I was curious - do you think the fly sits flatter on the surface of the water if you thread the tippet up through the hook eye from the bottom or down through the hook...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-13-2003, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By andrew
Fishhead - thanks for the kind thoughts - point...

Fishhead - thanks for the kind thoughts - point of clarification though - I only have the one daughter - she was diagnosed with Leukemia at 6 and a half - now 12 and doing great.

Hand is doing...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-06-2003, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By andrew
reply

Having reached the ripe old age of 41, I truly appreciate and recognize that my injury falls very low on the scale of human tragedy. Having gone through the experience of my then 6 year old, now 12...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-27-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By andrew
all is well

not finding finger loss a problem - off to a great start of the year in the lower farmington tma. Seems to be alot more browns this year than past, and given the thickness and fight, many appear to...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-31-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By andrew
Thanks to all for your concern and feedback. ...

Thanks to all for your concern and feedback. Given the desire, and love of the sport, I hope to overcome this challenge..

tight lines,

Andrew
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-27-2003, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By andrew
Once there were 10, now there's 8

I had the unfortunate experience of having the pointer and middle fingers on my left hand amputated last week as a result of a snowblower accident. My fault, my stupidity - I always use a little...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 02-25-2003, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By andrew
Your 8" wt

How many pieces does it break down to? Does it have a travelling case? I need to get an 8 weight that breaks down to 5 pieces or so for travel, with an accompanying case. Please advise.
Thanks,...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-25-2003, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By andrew
Fly Rods Question

Question and Poll item - are brand name fly rods (and we know what they are) that cost several hundred dollars anymore effective or long-lasting than a more in-expensive rod, say under $150 from a...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-27-2003, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By andrew
10 Useless Flyfishing Products

From my review of the numerous catalogs I get, there are numerous items out there that cause me to scratch my head a bit and wonder who the target audience is of the marketing. I may be treated with...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-22-2003, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By andrew
newbie needs advice

My two cents of advice is as follows:
Going to the keys and striking out on your own will ultimately be frustrating. If you have a specific area you are going to, suggest you find a guide and ask...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-17-2003, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,698
Posted By andrew
Thanks for thinking of

Tin man - sounds like things are going well. Children are incredibly resilient and inspirational in times of trouble. My 11 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia in late 96 and after 2 plus...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-15-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By andrew
Favorite Hatch

I would have to go with the Isonychia. You can fish the entire hatch, from nymph to emerger to fly to spinner, and still get home just after dark....Probably my wife's favorite as well, and she...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-10-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By andrew
why flyfishing?

I totally agree with all comments to date. My wife bought me a flyfishing package for my fortieth birthday last year. The inlaws chipped in for a vest and my sister and brother in law a selection of...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-09-2003, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By andrew
fishy website

Found a website that has all sorts of technical data on our little fishy friends. Kind off interesting and thought I would share...
site is www. fishbase.org.

check it out...

Regards,
Andrew
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-12-2002, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By andrew
Farmington River

I don't disagree that there are times when it is not that difficult to catch a fish on the Farmington. Especially soon after stocking. However, I would point out that the Farmington, from the bottom...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-07-2002, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By andrew
guiding insight

FYI to all, when suggesting knowledge of the Farmington, I am talking about only the area between Unionville and Collinsville. I recognize and appreciate that the rest of the river has much to offer,...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-06-2002, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By andrew
guiding insight

Thanks to all for their valuable input. That's what I was looking for. I agree with all of you that my time "in the sport" is limited, (at this point, slightly over a year..), and that there is much...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-28-2002, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By andrew
Guiding Insight

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all. Let's all count our blessings for living in a country that gives us the freedom to decide what we want to do on a daily basis. Apart from the requisite work...
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