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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-17-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,004
Posted By macspey
Thumbs up my two bits

Juro,
I don't visit often, but have appreciated this board over the years, and your generosity in keeping it rolling. Enjoyed the mini-speyclave on the Pemi years back. Will keep an eye on the...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-13-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By macspey
Thumbs up Tailing salmon

Hey Mark,
If you're planning to release your salmon, you surely won't need a Bocagrip or similar. Where I fish mostly (the Canadian Maritimes), "tailing" your salmon is part of the endgame, and even...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 08-28-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By macspey
a few links

Jim,

there are links to a few UK collectible angling book dealers here:

www.vhv-daca.org/useful_links.html

Maybe contact one of them for leads?

Good Luck!
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-03-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By macspey
Well said, Peter,,, I agree wholeheartedly! ...

Well said, Peter,,, I agree wholeheartedly!
John

ps: in my experience, Wulff Ivory lines and similar offer good 'disincentives' to strike =8^)
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-16-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By macspey
Cosseboom

hi Dwayne,

If you Google " John Cosseboom poem", I think you'll find it,,, (not CossAboom)

cheers,

John
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-12-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,279
Posted By macspey
Beautiful!

Terrific work, Charlie_ A tip o' the hat to ya!
cheers,
macspey
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-18-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By macspey
Great Stuff

hey Jerome,
you ole dog ya! Very beautiful work, as always. You are still the undisputed Master of the Low Wing. :). Shoot me down some files, i'll print you some wall hangers or a poster,...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-11-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By macspey
hey Jerome

Hi Jerome,
you ole polecat, thanks fer shaing the Kylie,,, I had heard rumours from down Riverview way <G>,,,Some fly, Yesb'y
cheers to ya
johnnie macspey
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-08-2006, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,300
Posted By macspey
Swap flies

Here's a group of flies from a recent swap,,,,

http://www.slidespecialists.com/SSWAP_06/INTRO.html

cheers,

lefty
Forum: For Sale by Owner 09-07-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By macspey
PM

John,
check your PM,,,,,,
Thanks,
macspey
Forum: For Sale by Owner 09-03-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By macspey
CND Steelhead Spec. still available!

Matt,
The Loop has been sold, the CND SS is still available,,,,
Thanks for the interest,
John
Forum: For Sale by Owner 08-23-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By macspey
Spey Rods, CND and Loop

Greetings,
thought I'd offer these beauties here, before heading to the black hole of eBay,,,,Just tooo many rods in the closet

1. CND Steelhead Specialist, fished for a few hours on one trip,...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 06-30-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By macspey
Charlie, Lovely fly, and great tale to go with...

Charlie,
Lovely fly, and great tale to go with it! I will tie up a few Magoo's, for sure,,,, I'm a firm believer in the "less is often more" approach to flies for Atlantics, after consulting with...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 06-09-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By macspey
Gear,,,

Neal,

I'd suggest a 9 or 9.5 ft 8 wt. rod for the Hawke. A 7 wt. would be fun with the grilse, but if when you hook that 16-20# screamer, you'll really have your hands full,,,:). I like a medium...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 06-05-2005, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By macspey
Labrador flies,,, more pics

a few more photos,,,
John
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 06-05-2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By macspey
Favorite flies,,,

Neal, Dwayne is right on the money- sparse is the word for NF and Labrador. I've been fishing NF and Labrador for about 8 years now, and have narrowed down the 'bread & butter' flies to just a few....
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-09-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By macspey
Thumbs up Welcome to "The Rock"

Jerry,

Welcome to the 'other side'! I fish Newfoundland every year, mostly double-handed, so I'll give you my .02. I'd recommend booking a week at Dhoon Lodge (on Harry's River) for the first...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-27-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,111
Posted By macspey
oh, THAT bear,,,,

Unbelievable! I met a Polar Bear last spring- had to be the same bear. He offered me a wee dram of cheer, and when he filled our cups from a flask of 25 year-old Balvenie, I asked him how in the...
Forum: Works for me! 12-12-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By macspey
Thumbs up The Fly Fishing Shop

I agree with Ken, most of the strips you find on the pegboards in the flyshop are pretty miserable. I finally found a good source, The Fly Fishing Shop, one of the sponsors of this board, so I guess...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-01-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By macspey
Exclamation Hey Hammer

Hey buddy,

don't head downriver yet- what's a cupla skeeters when you're fishin in a real good pool?? :biggrin: :biggrin:

As Peter says,,,,,life's too short

cheers,

John :)
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-27-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,792
Posted By macspey
General Practitioner

John,
The "GP" is one of my favorite flies for fall Atlantic Salmon in the Maritimes, can be deadly in high cold water. I tie them on single and double hooks from #4 to 1/0, in black, orange or...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-22-2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By macspey
Right on Shaq! Congrats on #5, what a perfect way...

Right on Shaq! Congrats on #5, what a perfect way to end the trip,,,,,I'm always happy to hear of success on the SR with a real fly on a real flyline :biggrin:

I hope to get over for a day or two...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 05-18-2004, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,811
Posted By macspey
Sage rods and Orvis reels

time to thin out the herd...:(

Sage 9140-4 GIII

Sage RPLXi 990

Orvis CFO VI Spey reel + extra spool

Orvis DXR Tarpon 11/12/13 reel
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 04-28-2004, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By macspey
Thumbs up Right on Shaq! Music to my ears... Believe it...

Right on Shaq!
Music to my ears... Believe it or not, you describe the daydream I've had for the past two days, since they announced the drop to 750cfs. - been picturing the UFZ, me and my CND...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-24-2004, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By macspey
Joe, The best US source in my experience is...

Joe,
The best US source in my experience is Castle Arms (MA). They always have a wide range of grades on hand, from $60-180 or so. Reputable folks, satisfaction is guaranteed. Google will get you...
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