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post #151 of 488
Miramichi River, New Brunswick
I will look for some summer pics from there.

Probably going in July next year, will give you details.

Do you fish two handed rods?
post #152 of 488
Thread Starter 

Miramichi is pretty legendary.

 

No to spey. At least not yet. Still have too many small streams to explore. If anything, I'm finding that I want to scale down to 1 or 2wt and get lost up a tiny tributary in the mountains.

 

I also like to get away from people. I'm worried that opening day in Roscoe looks like this:

 

 

lefty

post #153 of 488
Sorry you didn't like the video.
Edited by classicgrey - 12/15/12 at 8:19am
post #154 of 488
Summer on the Miramichi




post #155 of 488
Jersey Shore, it's not just for Snookie

post #156 of 488
Thread Starter 

Just killing me. How are you fishing for the salmon? Swinging? What kind of drift do you get on that quiet water in the first shot?

 

Kid, smart to edit that last post. Take a look at CW's post, follow his advice and become a forum affiliate. That will help your store. Or for shits and giggles post the video on The Drake. Fun to get their opinion.

 

lefty 

post #157 of 488
Yes swinging. That's in front of the lodge and we are taking the boat up to this pool



Some of my shots are a bit deceiving of how fast the water is moving.

Summer on top
Fall on bottom


post #158 of 488
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Just killing me. How are you fishing for the salmon? Swinging? What kind of drift do you get on that quiet water in the first shot?

Kid, smart to edit that last post. Take a look at CW's post, follow his advice and become a forum affiliate. That will help your store. Or for shits and giggles post the video on The Drake. Fun to get their opinion.

lefty 

Is their forum down? It's giving my an error when I try to open forum topics.
post #159 of 488
This thread and it's pics are making me regret living in the Netherlands more and more.
post #160 of 488
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Summer on top
Fall on bottom


Looks like you do a lot of waking in the summer. Do you fish tube flies or intruders for Atlantics ever? I see a few in your fall box, but only a few.
post #161 of 488
I know you have to get on a plane, but Slovenia? Pretty close to going there.

Mix in a little Italy with a little FF.

post #162 of 488
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Miramichi is pretty legendary.

 

No to spey. At least not yet. Still have too many small streams to explore. If anything, I'm finding that I want to scale down to 1 or 2wt and get lost up a tiny tributary in the mountains.

 

I also like to get away from people. I'm worried that opening day in Roscoe looks like this:

 

 

lefty

 

Yes that picture reminds me of the Beaverkill, and also Catherines Creek out of Lake Seneca opening day, ugly. 

 

Lefty get a Pa. license and get out of NY. Stay on 17 and drive past Roscoe. About an hour West of Roscoe head South on 220. Pretty good freestone fishing starting at the Schrader and down to the big and little Sock (loyalsock). It should be about 2 hours from Roscoe and you will be in pretty decent fishing. Even though it is called the Endless Mountains region they are under 5000 feet so they are not really mountains, but they do seem to be getting steeper the older I get. West of there the fishing gets even better. Although Slate Run is hard hit once it got famous and Orvis put a shop in on the lower end. There are more little streams in those mountains than you could ever fish and many are not well known, you likely will not see anyone on most of them. 

 

I spent a year on recruiting duty down in Lancaster, Pa. in the mid 80's. Went there kicking and screaming but found out it wasn't so bad after all, but no ruffled grouse for the dog to chase there. Plenty of those Chinese invading ditch chickens (phez) back then however. The Letort, Big Springs where Gary Borger grew up fishing, and numerous other limestone creeks. Got to know Bob Clouser (Clouser minnow) pretty well and he turned me on to several places and a couple of flies that are extremely effective around there. And elsewhere.

 

The best mountain stream fishing for a 1 or 2 weight that I have ever experienced is in the mountains of Western NC. We can fly fish some limestone trout streams in SE Mn. in the winter but it gets pretty damn cold. Down to 20 below and colder but it is a "dry" cold LOL. Chipping ice out of the guides and your line freezing solid when the trout can hardly move gets old quick. I've seen 60 degree days in Feb. in Western NC when I lived there and that may have something to do with my bias however.

post #163 of 488
Thread Starter 
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Is their forum down? It's giving my an error when I try to open forum topics.

 

I was kidding. They will eviscerate you on that board. 

 

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
Looks like you do a lot of waking in the summer. Do you fish tube flies or intruders for Atlantics ever? I see a few in your fall box, but only a few.

 

Did I see that you were posting on the spey pages? What rivers are you fishing?

 

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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

I know you have to get on a plane, but Slovenia? Pretty close to going there.
Mix in a little Italy with a little FF.

 

The Soca? Looks like the most beautiful river in the world.

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

Yes that picture reminds me of the Beaverkill, and also Catherines Creek out of Lake Seneca opening day, ugly. 

 

Lefty get a Pa. license and get out of NY. Stay on 17 and drive past Roscoe. About an hour West of Roscoe head South on 220. Pretty good freestone fishing starting at the Schrader and down to the big and little Sock (loyalsock). It should be about 2 hours from Roscoe and you will be in pretty decent fishing. Even though it is called the Endless Mountains region they are under 5000 feet so they are not really mountains, but they do seem to be getting steeper the older I get. West of there the fishing gets even better. Although Slate Run is hard hit once it got famous and Orvis put a shop in on the lower end. There are more little streams in those mountains than you could ever fish and many are not well known, you likely will not see anyone on most of them. 

 

I spent a year on recruiting duty down in Lancaster, Pa. in the mid 80's. Went there kicking and screaming but found out it wasn't so bad after all, but no ruffled grouse for the dog to chase there. Plenty of those Chinese invading ditch chickens (phez) back then however. The Letort, Big Springs where Gary Borger grew up fishing, and numerous other limestone creeks. Got to know Bob Clouser (Clouser minnow) pretty well and he turned me on to several places and a couple of flies that are extremely effective around there. And elsewhere.

 

The best mountain stream fishing for a 1 or 2 weight that I have ever experienced is in the mountains of Western NC. We can fly fish some limestone trout streams in SE Mn. in the winter but it gets pretty damn cold. Down to 20 below and colder but it is a "dry" cold LOL. Chipping ice out of the guides and your line freezing solid when the trout can hardly move gets old quick. I've seen 60 degree days in Feb. in Western NC when I lived there and that may have something to do with my bias however.

 

Thanks for all that. Will follow it this spring. Also can't wait to get back to NC. Had a great day just outside of Asheville about a month ago.

 

lefty 

post #164 of 488
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Did I see that you were posting on the spey pages? What rivers are you fishing?

Lefty,

Yes, There...and Westfly, SkagitMaster, Washington FlyFishing and occasionally on North American Fly Fishing Forum. Usually under a different username (MacSuibhne), however.

I'm just about to turn 67 and I've been flyfishing since I was about 13.

I fish the "D" (Deschutes)--my "home" water, the N. Umpqua, N. Santiam and I used to fish the Rogue...planning to do that again next year. Also planning to get out on the Sandy and the Clackamas in March and April.

I don't willingly fish for trout. Not unwilling either, just that chromes are the bigger challenge.

I thought I read that you were a SH guy...liking small streams and lightweight rigs. What are you doing on SpeyPages if you don't mind me asking?
post #165 of 488
Thread Starter 

You're a lucky fellow.

 

lefty

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