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Forum: The Quintessential Trout 09-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,334
Posted By blindcurvw
Fly Fishing for Dragons

Epic day for brookies in the mountain beaver ponds.

At one point the wind blew my leader, and attached Sz 16 Adams for a sail. A large dragon fly swooped down and inhaled it. Any one ever play a...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 04-23-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 957
Posted By blindcurvw
South/SouthWest Idaho

Gonna be in Mountain Home, ID area later this week and into next. Hoping to sneak a rod and reel into the luggage. Is the Boise R. or anything else in the area worth spending a couple hours on?
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Forum: The Quintessential Trout 12-18-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By blindcurvw
Sorry I didn't catch this post earlier. Having...

Sorry I didn't catch this post earlier. Having learned a thing or two about this subject on this forum I feel obligated to respond.

I'm not a professional guide or think of myself as an expert...
Forum: Getting Started 07-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,913
Posted By blindcurvw
Introducing others to Fly Fishing

Recently gave 1st time casting lessons and fly fishing ponds/streams crash course to a father and his tennage daughter and some. They all have their own fly rods now and gonna get that first trout...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-21-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By blindcurvw
These are very exciting numbers. More...

These are very exciting numbers.

More exciting still is imagining higher numbers still but being reported at Howland Dam many miles upriver. Hope plans and funding to remove Veazie and Great...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-17-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By blindcurvw
Also went and same conclusion... Probably won't...

Also went and same conclusion... Probably won't ever go again unless something/someone really special is planned, or I go commercial and need a marketing outlet.
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 01-06-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By blindcurvw
This was the big one of the fall, personal best,...

This was the big one of the fall, personal best, scaling from photo a few different ways put length at 26-29" but memory/guess would be at the 26" end or range, and 7+lbs. Solid fish.

Water temp...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-06-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,507
Posted By blindcurvw
add another.... sorry haven't been able to login...

add another.... sorry haven't been able to login much lately and missed the request.
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By blindcurvw
Build a spey rod and land first steelhead on it.

Build a spey rod and land first steelhead on it.
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 10-14-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By blindcurvw
I assume you are referring to that bitch Nicole...

I assume you are referring to that bitch Nicole (Tropical storm, not my sister, in case she see's this). That was a lot of rain, rivers only just got back to fishable this past weekend and now...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 09-21-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By blindcurvw
Landlocked in September

I love New England fall colors; particularly, Black & Silver.

6998
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By blindcurvw
Desmobob - Too bad you didn't have your gear at...

Desmobob - Too bad you didn't have your gear at Burton Island. You can walk around the island and wade the shallows in the evening/night and catch big bass and pike in the shallows.

Haven't...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-16-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By blindcurvw
Mid-Summer Smallies

Got out on the water last night for the first time in a quite a while. The unrelenting heat wave has driven surface temps to 81F on the Inland sea portion of Lake Champlain. Figured the bass would...
Forum: Art of Casting 03-04-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,530
Posted By blindcurvw
Definitely similar... See Juro I'm not the only...

Definitely similar... See Juro I'm not the only one. ;)

There is one difference, they describe using a sidearm cast. I do it keeping a more vertical back/forward cast and using downward arm...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-16-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,801
Posted By blindcurvw
Unfortunately VT side is not a C&R only fishery. ...

Unfortunately VT side is not a C&R only fishery. Some tribs are open year round. I don't know the NY side very well but believe they manage tribs a little tighter and have some C&R in special...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-26-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,801
Posted By blindcurvw
My Dad came into town yesterday so picked him up...

My Dad came into town yesterday so picked him up at the airport, grabbed a fishing license, and we were on the water shortly after. Fishing was slow but finally got my dad into a fish.

This was...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-24-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,801
Posted By blindcurvw
When the water temps are in the mid 40's and fish...

When the water temps are in the mid 40's and fish (salmon) have been in the tribs for while I find that swinging is not a good recipe for caching a lot of fish. Most of the salmon have lock jaw...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-22-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,801
Posted By blindcurvw
I spoke too soon... Fished about 2 1/2 hours...

I spoke too soon... Fished about 2 1/2 hours this morning starting at dusk. Caught two fat salmon @ 24" and 26" both between 5-6lbs and my buddy nailed a nice steelie.

Steelie came on a size 14...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,801
Posted By blindcurvw
Lake Champlain steelies are small w/ a 4lber...

Lake Champlain steelies are small w/ a 4lber being a great catch... Lewis Creek and Winooski River are best bets on VT side; but, runs are not concentrated... Local knowledge is critical and only a...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 09-15-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By blindcurvw
NYS Regulations

I'm assuming tube, articulated, moffit's, and other designs of the like (i.e. free swinging/sliding hook) are considered legal in NY special regulations for Great Lakes Tributaries, specifically...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 08-30-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By blindcurvw
The TiCrX series only comes in 9 foot models. ...

The TiCrX series only comes in 9 foot models. Actually, I don't believe TFO makes a 7'6" for an 8WT in any other model either.
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-22-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,098
Posted By blindcurvw
Todd, You live in drum central! The...

Todd,
You live in drum central! The shores/islands of the inland sea are dense w/ them.

Keep me posted as you see others... Do you recall what time you saw this isolated fish? I'd guess it...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-20-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By blindcurvw
I've used Mirage and Seaguar most. Mirage is a...

I've used Mirage and Seaguar most. Mirage is a little nicer for knots but has absolutely horrible cold water performance in finer tipet diameters. Cost me a lot of landlocked salmon a couple years...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-17-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,098
Posted By blindcurvw
Predominantly been using short 2"clousers Size...

Predominantly been using short 2"clousers Size 1-2 in tan, orange, or olive and think one limitation is getting the fly down FAST! Wooly buggers are another top choice but haven't had a good...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-16-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,098
Posted By blindcurvw
My white ghost - Giant Freshwater Drum

The high pressure system finally moved in as the sun was getting low in the sky. Surface chop dampened with the stabilized pressure and soon the lush green shoreline foliage and blue and white sky...
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