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Old 02-27-2006, 12:37 PM
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Spring is on the way!

Spring is on the way sports fans, and with it the promise of big spring run fish. Was wondering what people are doing to get prepared. Planning trips, new gear, tying flies or all of the above. I have been tying up some big bright tube flies for the season and am in the process of building a T&T 14ft. 9wt. I also want to try some dry flies this season. I have had some luck in the past with dry flies on the aggressive spring fish but just one her and one there. I’m planning on giving it a better effort this year.

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Old 02-27-2006, 04:49 PM
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Way to go Charlie . What T&T are you building, 3pc or 5pc? The 5 pc is a little softer action, but not by much. I've built up 2 of the 1409-3 . I know you know what you're doing but if you have any questions give me a holler. What seat are you using, the Struble U-28 works real nice on that rod, it has delrin inserts to prevent scratching the reel seat, if that's a concern. Still PATIENTLY waiting for the materials list.

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Old 02-27-2006, 06:11 PM
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Hi Charlie. Your post was a nice little "pick me up" when I needed it. Suffering from the Feb. blaghs. Seems like great minds think alike as I just tied up a bunch of Lemire's greased liners the other day and resolved to really go at it this year with the dries. Will be nice to get together and compare notes. If the weather holds might head down your way this weekend.

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Old 02-28-2006, 02:18 PM
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Hey guys,

Greg, I got the 3pc. And sorry about the list, I will get it done.

Ramsay, let me know when you can come down, a few of the rivers have started to fish again. Notice I didn’t say “fish good”, but not bad either.

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I am up to the Salmon, the first week in April, and CANT WAIT!
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:17 PM
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Charlie, check your PM
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this weekend im going down to irondequoit creek..hope to finally catch a steelie. They might even be running! Im going to use a 6 weight to get the hardest fight out of one and then probably use egg sacs
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:40 PM
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Fishing4Soup,

You should make sure you have some streamer type flies on hand. Spring fish can be very aggressive, especially if the water is warming up. Get some in White, Olive, Black, Purple and Brown. Wooly buggers will do just fine. Add some wight to get them down. Cast them across the creek and slightly down stream and let them swing. I think you may be surprised. Also, it is much more fun to fish this way than dead drifting.

Nothing says lovin like a fish trying to rip the rod out of your hand.

I finally donated the last of my glo-bugs and egg flies to my TU chapter for their fundraising. Swinging flies for them is just two much fun and I haven’t had them out of the box in a long time anyway.

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Hi Charlie,

I hear that a few bright fish are trickling in the lower part of the Salmon. I will be drifting through on Saturday and Sunday.

As I hate the chuck and duck, I plan to put in some time with a two hander and some of the same patterns I use on the brood stock Atlantics here in New Hampshire. I will have to add a bit of tungsten to some woolies and nymphs as the weight is illegal here.

Let's hope for a few degrees warmer water and a bit of a sweet melt to bring in more fish.

As far as getting prepared, I think I’m ready except for the car needing gas.

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Hey Bill,

A some friends of mine got a rather large one on the Salmon last week. Not sure what they got it on but I know it was not a glo-bug or nymph. Only problem was, it was the only one they got. Let us know how you do.

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You headed that way this spring? Maybe we can hook up with some of the Salmon River 'swingers'
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I want to get up there, I just havn't picked a day yet. What are you thinking bro?

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I sent you an email about the Salmon. I am going in Mar. and April. If you want to get together pick a date, it doesnt matter to me. Being unemployed has it's advantages. The only date thats out is Mar 21. I'm looking at mid April, I think that's when my son is off from his teaching job.
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Guys,

With the temps in the mid 40's to low 50's what do you think will happen this weekend? Should I be all jazzed up to be going?

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