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 Post subject: Re: Fishing
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:03 am 
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Ooooh, that looks good.

A little Pam vegetable oil spray will keep your guides from icing up.

In Connecticut the general regs season just closed, and reopens the third Saturday in April. This strategy was designed years ago to prevent guys from following the hatchery trucks around.

However, the catch and release sections of the Farmington and Housatonic rivers are open year-round, as is my favorite brookie stream. And they are all getting very close to fishable.

Trout season proper opens in New York April 1; it never closes in Massachusetts.

Almost there. Time to write my annual tackle fondling column for the paper, I think.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Love brookies.
Thanks for the pam tip, cleaning out those guides every 20 min was getting old fast. Toward the end of the afternoon my reel was freezing up too.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Temps in the upper 40s today, first fishing expedition.

Read it all here: http://coiledpleasures.blogspot.com/201 ... foray.html


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Looks like a nice little stream Patrick- thanks for the link.

I bought a new pair of boots today, as the last ones got dumped in Chile after a decade of use. It actually worked out pretty well, duct tape on the last day only.. mesh disintegrated, sole all but peeled off. A little lighter on the trip home.
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These are the lightweight, entry-level boot. The next step up is built like a tank.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:50 pm 
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I've got a pair of Orvis Aqua-Super-Duper Death Grip with studs on their third season.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:27 am 
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If anyone wants to pick up a backup rod or something LL Bean is running a 20 percent off sale through Sunday.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:59 pm 
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^Thanks for the heads-up on that.
Great day on the water, with little black stones and 8-12" wild trout all afternoon.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:47 am 
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Step One: Get all tangled up in the multi-fly rig.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Spring has been good. I am going over to open the Catskill house this weekend, and have only fished in Conn. thus far.

The Hendricksons are done on the Housatonic and caddis are now present. They will be around in various forms through the late fall. The rainbow below looks small because of a) the wide angle lens and b) the huge net. It was actually about 16 inches. Took a bead head Prince nymph size 14, the bottom fly on the three fly Davy Wotton rig shown below, with Madame X caddis up top and a Coachman streamer in the middle.

Last photo is something you don't see every day, unless you're on the Housatonic River.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Nice fish! The river looks fun.

Regular season opened this past Saturday. River still pretty muddy due to late season snowfall, but I went up river and managed a few little browns. I have been swingin caddis rigs (nymph + dry), and this works real well. Do you swing that triple wooton thing?

I tried your Pam suggestion for the ice in the guides. I didn't really work, but thanks anyway. I think after a point, cold is just cold. Maybe it works great with temps in the high 20s...


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:34 am 
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WD-40 then.

Wotton is the Welsh Wizard of the Wet Fly. (Also amazingly alliterative.) Get the DVD. It will change your life.

http://www.davywotton.com/dvd.asp

The three-fly rig (or two-fly) can be fished just about any way you can think of. Yesterday the rainbow took the nymph on a dead drift, and a few minutes later a smallmouth took the same fly on the swing.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:27 pm 
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I will check him out, thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:47 pm 
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I will back Patrick's earlier statement- 16" is a big trout.
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Much happier than I look. Yesterday was a great afternoon of chucking streamers at logjam pools. Weather was a sunny, cool 50F. A week ago this river was chocolate milk.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:36 am 
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Here is a blog post on my native habitat, the Woodland Valley Creek in Phoenicia, N.Y. where I learned to fish about 40 years ago. (I was 10 or so.)

I have other photos from the Neversink which I'll put up later today or tomorrow. I have a friend who owns — owns — the land around the pool where the East and West Branches combine.

Forgot the link: http://coiledpleasures.blogspot.com/201 ... cking.html


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Nice blog Patrick- I'd like to fish over there sometime. We visit the East coast (back home) often, but have never fished.


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