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  1. All good points, obviously experience is key and understanding how to join the " flow" will help. Personally, I won't fish in a line of fishermen and will put in the leg work to get away from the crowds. For me, getting away from crowds while fishing is just as important as catching. Hope you have some " drag free drifts" sooner than later!
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    6 /7 for a half day of fishing is really good in my books! Way to go!!
  3. Fished the lower yesterday. Darkish green water with plenty of vis
  4. Great attitude! Your resiliency will serve you well. I'm sorry you had that bad accident(s) but you are back in action and I hope the fishing gods stay on your side for a while.
  5. Stick your hands in the water! Haaa! I spoke with someone who had on thin cotton gloves with latex gloves over top of them. The idea is to keep the cotton close to the skin and the latex to trap the heat in while allowing the dexterity to still tie hooks etc... He swore by it but said getting the fit just right was imperative.
  6. Hi Corsara. Good on you for experimenting with floatfishing! In my opinion... Your 5 feet of shot is the problem for easy storage. I stack my weight with slip sinkers and a bead that buts up against the swivel. Use a longer leader and less split shot length and this will shrink your overall length, making storage easier. Hope this helps! Also 10 ft rods I generally use as a bottom bounce rod not a float rod.
  7. Hey! Good on ya for giving it your best shot...Great report! I used to fish those waters in the 80's and it was nice to read your report on the same sections of water i used to be familiar with. All the best in your future fishing adventures...
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    I agree! I was fishing at the time and I think everyone should be aware of the situation.
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    Just wandering what happened to the rabid racoons post from yesterday... Obviously is was deleted intentionally. It's a real issue that I think should be addressed. Maybe it was moved to a different section.
  10. Ok! I got chased off my spot by a raccoon in the Glen last week! It was crazy... He kept coming at me even after I hit him in the head multiple times with my rod. It was dangerous. I had to scale a section of the gorge I normally would never try. I made it out and went for a ten minute walk. Sure enough... Here he comes again! Unbelievable. I kept walking and eventually lost him. I thought at the time he was blind and he was trying to get at my stinky fish net but it seems otherwise now...
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    A bunch of hair! Haa! I fish for musky a handful of times per year and I use 20 lb braid. I don't have any problems with it as far as strength goes... I use a Palomar knot for a non slip connection. I hope you get bit!
  12. My head's like a football! Well done!
  13. Merry Christmas to all! Tight lines for 2017!
  14. One thing I have noticed over the years is... the more you fish, the more you realize how little you know! So many species, so many techniques, so much refining. Keep your cup empty so you always have room to learn weather it be from a "pro" or from a local child who knows the area. Life has a funny way of humbling us and realizing that fishing is our way of connecting to nature is really what its all about. The attitude that you are a life long student of the game will do us well...
  15. Hey Dave C, I wish I could have been there to see that go down!!! Haaa!!! I bet that kid will never forget that day for the rest of his life. On a two week solo trip just after ice out in Algonquin Park I had some punks come onto my campsite while I was out fishing. I saw them from a far and crept up on them. I was within a few feet and they didn't know I was there till I yelled at them. They jumped into their canoe and took off as fast as they could. After a while I notice my sunglasses had been stolen. I had some very evil thoughts of revenge running through my head. To cap it off,whenever I caught a fish all I could hear from across the lake was F*** OFF!!!! This story keeps going... My question is, why do the great outdoors bring out the worst in some of us?
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    Best Day !

    Congrats on your first big fish!!! Great video and classic picture! Thanks
  17. Ya! Thanks for sharing! That sure makes me want to plan a fall trip. Tough to beat speckies out of Algonquin Park!!!
  18. Got out for some speckeld trout on the fly rod yesterday and brought along a friend of mine who has never been fishing in his life. I figured why not get him flyfishing right away because he had no fear around the fly rod at all. Sun up fishing was frosty and cold and the fish obviously were in no mood for feeding (at least for us). Around 2:30, 3:00 oclock the hendricksons started to hatch and the action started! My bud caught the first fish of his life, a beatiful 10" speckeld trout on the fly. Super proud of him and i do believe he is hooked. Ended up with a half dozen specks, nothing huge but each one more gorgeous than the last. Looking forward to the next time! Rob
  19. Well said ice hut!!! When you are used to casting a # 18-24 caddis, its hard to look at that. Chuck it if you want.
  20. Good post! I had the same feeling when I saw it. No doubt about it, fish will hit this, especially in the fall. Tournaments are being won on this set up but something just doesn't seem right. So big and bulky and yes it will snag the odd fish for sure. If you are using numerous gulp minnows, the amount of scent in the water is huge. Seems like if this is legal so should live bait. I hope it gets banned, it just dosen't look or feel right in my opinion. Keep it a sport!
  21. Hi Horrorshowrot! Just my two cents, grab a cheap 5/6 weight with matching line (weight forward floating). Get and inexpensive reel to match it. No need to break the bank on any of this equipment, I would pay most attention to some descent line. This set up will get you going for small to medium stream trout and bass. You can practice on this set up and see if you are really going to get into it then you can slowly upgrade your equipment as your skills and desire to flyfish increase. Hope this helps! Rob
  22. While working on a salmon/steelhead charter boat a few summers ago I had the chance to be a part of a few good fishing stories for sure! 1. Catching nothing all day long in the heat until the client decides its time to go # 2. Just then we hook up a with a giant steelhead that puts on a endless leaping display, spitting the hook all the while the client is yelling HOLD ON!!! HOLD ON!!! 2. Having a client book and pay for a v.i.p (beer and food) for 8 people, throwing up in the sink within the first 20min and calling it a day! 3. Me getting completely sea sick and pretending not to be for 6hrs. 4. Landing a triple header, Two posessed cohos and a big chromer with 3 first time fisherman!!! I have a million of them but most are just disgusting! Oh ya and no pics! Rob
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