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  2. MarshFellow

    Backup Spool

    Thanks guys. I tend to get stuck in ruts based on what's worked at specific places in the past, and don't change things up as much as I probably should.
  3. bobbrown

    Backup Spool

    I’ve switched over to shooting heads. Have F, I, S3, S6. Use the same reel and running line for all the heads. Sort of decide where I’m going to fish and put on the head I want and don’t change as much as I should.
  4. LaBonte207

    Backup Spool

    I use intermediate a lot. I have a spare float (poppers) and fast sink (crabs) in the truck, but intermediate is my choice 9/10 times.
  5. PFFlyer

    Building a canoe

    totally awesome build. built in one summer!
  6. papa

    Backup Spool

    99% of the time I use intermediate. I have a fast sink on my spare spool and only use it if I fish a crab. Probably should fish it more but I don't.
  7. Mainiac

    Sturgeon jumps in boat on Bill Green

    They're a pain in the butt when fishing the flats.
  8. Troutbum

    Wanted size 12 wading boot.

    Looking for a pair of wading boots for my son. Nothing fancy but functional. Prefer felt bottoms. P.M. Me. We can work something out.....
  9. flychucker

    Sturgeon jumps in boat on Bill Green

    One day, 2 summers ago, I was in my 13ft Whaler heading out of the Saco River, between the breakwaters. Going WOT, it was FAC. I had a medium sized (5-6ft)sturgeon jump JUST in front of the Whaler. It was so close, that I only had time to duck and turn my body, bracing for impact. Luckily, it missed! But it landed so closely that the splash soaked me! I immediately throttled back to almost headway speed, and put my life jacket ON! Scared the crap out of me. Still gives me chills, thinking about how close a call that was!
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  11. PFFlyer

    Fly shop?

    good read. we spend a bunch of time time chatting new customers. we are far from a sporting company. but tooth and nail, real conversations, real questions, heart driven answers, above all, great product. side note, fly shop is needed at rt9 dinner.
  12. R-Factor

    Fly shop?

    This is true as well....gotta be able to strike a good balance. Every sporting goods business (any many businesses for that matter) all have a local tire kicker or two. We used to call them the "coffee drinkers" in our local sporting goods store growing up.
  13. R-Factor

    Fly shop?

    Very true. My father founded a forestry consulting business that I now run for the new owners. Most weeks, I spend a lot of time answering questions over the phone and educating random callers free of charge....part of being successful in the big picture. Truthfully, I really enjoy talking to folks anyway- life is too short to be "all about business" all the time.
  14. R-Factor

    Fly shop?

    Well said- I agree.
  15. Mainiac

    Backup Spool

    Use my intermediate a lot. Depends on where I'm fishin' I guess.
  16. MarshFellow

    Backup Spool

    I know that many of you keep a couple spools loaded with different types of line so you’re ready for different types of opportunities. Curious to hear what folks use and how often you go back and forth. I tend to be a full-sink guy most of the time, and am less familiar with what people use for top-water.
  17. theflyguy

    Fly shop?

    If you aren’t willing to conversate and make relationships with your customers you won’t make it far. I work for my self and spend a lot of time talking and meeting new clients and don’t get payed for it. It’s part of the game. If you can’t or don’t want to do that then you should never got into a business where you have to conversate
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  19. mesurfer2000

    Sturgeon jumps in boat on Bill Green

    Back in early July I had one breach in the Scarborough river while getting lunch there. It was probably 5 feet long. One of those could really do some damage.
  20. Kevin McKay

    New Quiz

    Smart of orvis to do these quizzes outs them in front of eyes
  21. caught_the_fever

    Just when you thought....

    Ain't that the truth, something about the thought of a big set of chompers nibbling on my legs that just doesn't sit right.
  22. Tim D

    Nada...zip

    No Mal. Only had a few hours each day and not enough time to run north.
  23. pa muddler

    Atlantic Salmon fly selection

    Nice flies! Half the fun of fishing is preparing for that next and maybe new trip! I only have experience with Miramichi and Cains Rivers but I second the small fly choice. I had all the flies "that I needed" from Doak's. First trip was 1987. After about 10 fall trips / end of Sept. early October I usually used a sparse muddler ( just light squirrel tail and just a little deer hair left on top, small head) size 10 or 12 that I tie or a green machine. Not fancy but it is the fly I have confidence in. Also I went down to a 7wt. slow rod. Most were grilse but salmon to 20# were also landed. No smaller than 2X but larger at times. Same stuff I use in Maine for salmon but a 5 wt. now. If you are lucky you will hook one on the first day! I had several trips of 6 days fishing and no salmon hooked. Don't get me wrong, I kept going and had many good trips, last time was 2005. Wish I could still do it! And, take all the flies. Pete
  24. MarshFellow

    Nada...zip

    Eerily quiet this morning for the drop at one of my local spots - not a bump. The water is very warm. I think this upcoming stretch of relatively cool weather (and ever-shorter days) will start to change things.
  25. simke

    Nada...zip

    I think it still might be early for those spots. I went early Monday and Tuesday before low tide and found fish both days. Ledges, open ocean is where it's still at for me. Nice and fat. Went out with spinning gear but whatever...
  26. arrowflinger

    Atlantic Salmon fly selection

    So what I labeled green butt skunk should have been labeled black bear/green butt ( my mistake ). As mentioned above , in Labrador they use a riffle hitch. It work for us while we were there. Not sure if can still find it but I got a book The Atlantic Salmon Handbook by Peter Bodo. FWIW. Enjoy!
  27. Mainiac

    Atlantic Salmon fly selection

    If I had only one Atlantic salmon fly it would be a black bear/green butt , size #1.
  28. Mainiac

    Just when you thought....

    Maybe Aldo ,but in most car wrecks you don't get eaten !
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