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Old 05-17-2002, 04:35 PM
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Worked and went to college in NYC, my company has a major office there so I get there occasionally and am always talking with them. Our offices are at One Liberty Plaza, been out of there since 9/11, but we are going back in September or October to help rebuild that area. We lost 6 people down there on 9/11 one being a close business colleague of mine.

Basically, I am a New Yorker who loves the outdoors, but who was transplanted to the great lakes in 1979 due to family and work.

Lots of great water and country here in the great lakes states get out here some time.
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Old 05-18-2002, 05:50 PM
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We know there are more out there lurking somewhere.
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Old 05-18-2002, 05:50 PM
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On the Mo'

Yes, I spey the Mo', but also the smaller rivers. You're surely right that there are not too many of us, but then consider how many of the salmon/steelhead flyfishers only present with a running line.
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Old 05-19-2002, 12:30 PM
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Carl,

I think I saw more FF indicator fishing this year with floating lines versus Chuck n Duckers with running lines. Saw quite a few sink tip FF also, maybe the transition is underway ?

I am mostly sink tip with some floating line on the spey and single handers.

May your swings be deep and drag free !

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Old 05-24-2002, 09:39 AM
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Not as much as I would like. So far I've only hit the Indiana stretch of the St. Joe. I keep thinking I'll take a week or so and work my way up the west side of Michigan. (like to see if Supinski, Linseman et al are exagerating or not) :hehe:
Am especially interested in checking the St. Marie for Atlantics.
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Old 05-27-2002, 09:45 AM
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Pat,

Welcome glad to see there are more out there lurking. I lived in South Bend until 86 only fished the Indiana stretch of Joe for smallmouth then which was great. In Chicago since. Been fishing all of the Western Michigan streams and some Wisconsin since 1980. When I was in SB the salmon and steelhead never made it past Berrien Springs and Niles. For premier steelie and salmon fly water go north of grand rapids to gods country. If you want more information PM me.

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Old 06-11-2002, 02:01 PM
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GREAT LAKES STEELHEAD, SALMON, and TROUT BUM

I am an Avid flyfisherman for steelhead, salmon and tout!!! I fish the rivers of the Great Lakes to the Great Lakes themsleves for steelhead and salmon in the Surf. I using primarly 9'-10' rods. I have leaned away from chuck and duck primarly because I find using indicators and a few shot more exciting. I live in southeastern michigan. My home river is the Clinton River. I do fish the Pm, Muskegon, Crystal, Platte, Boardman, Betsie, and many other feeder creeks. If any of you want to hook up some time and fish, just send me a P.M.!! Below is a Pic of an Nice buck from the Clinton.

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Old 06-11-2002, 02:56 PM
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Welcome, I am in Chicago and mainly a sink tip spey and single hander for steelhead. Fish all of the rivers in western michigan and some in wisconsin. Can't get myself to use indicators brought up a trout nymph fisherman for forty years now, those things just don't feel or look right on the end of my line. But I can seen their advantages.

Does not look like the picture made it on.

Give it another try.

BTW, never heard of the Crystal, must be one of those michigan zipperlips, eh...
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Old 06-11-2002, 03:51 PM
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Thumbs up Newbie here:

I am a newbie as well. My passion is surf fishing to cruising salmonoids on the beaches of the Great Lakes. River fishing is great as well, but nothing is better than walking miles along the shorline, looking for no name creeks, and hoping to hookup with somemykiss! Beach Bumin' is great!
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Hey PMFlyfisher,

Your'e not alone out there! I took my first trips to the NY Tribs last year and had a blast. Will be back for multiple trips this year to do battle with the 25# kings on my 9wt and then to the Oak and Sandys for Browns & Steel in November. Just an incredible fishery. I just could not beleive how hard those big Kings fought! Brutal!

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Old 06-21-2002, 01:59 PM
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Yep they are brutal I started getting into them in 1979 in Michigan and have had 30 fish on days, left the stream an exhausted, beaten, but oh so happy man. Remember one day must have went 0 for 20 they were fresh and mean. Breaking 20 lb test leaders like they were 6 lb leaders.

I am originally from Northern NJ grew up fly fishing the catskill rivers. In midwest since 1979, live in Chicago now.

Never fished the NY Lake Ontario rivers but they sound good from what I have read.

"Great Lakes Great Times"

Look forward toward your reports from that region.

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Old 01-29-2003, 03:18 PM
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Any new GL fly fishers joined us lately ? (Particularly steelheaders :d)

I think there are a few since this thread was last accessed.

Let us know who you are and where you are.

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i'd like to go but i am a little preoccupied with the trout. have gone once or twice but no luck maybe this spring and fall
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