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Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By ljgurke
2018 Trips

Planning 5 days on the Delaware at West Branch Anger first weekend in May, June 15-19 is the annual trip to ME Lakewood Camps/Rapid River, then Missoula MT 2nd week in July. Will also get up to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By ljgurke
RIP - Lefty Kreh

The Universe lost Stephen Hawking, the Fly Fishing Universe has lost Lefty Kreh:


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/obituaries/lefty-kreh-a-fly-fisherman-with-few-peers-is-dead-at-93.html
Forum: Gear Discussion 03-11-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By ljgurke
I have a Hardy Flyweight 6 2-piece 2wt which is...

I have a Hardy Flyweight 6 2-piece 2wt which is fun for small brookies but not much of a caster. My go-to for small blue lines is my JP Ross Beaver Meadow 6-6 4-piece 2-3 weight, Bauer reel with...
Forum: Gear Discussion 03-08-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By ljgurke
Agree but there are some exceptions - Fishing for...

Agree but there are some exceptions - Fishing for big browns on the Deerfield or Hoosic in Western MA, Big brookies on the Rapid in ME, LLS on the Upper Connecticut in Pittsburg NH. At Junction a...
Forum: Gear Discussion 02-12-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By ljgurke
Bean's Return Policy

No more returning grandpa's old moldy waders for a new pair:


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/business/ll-bean-returns-policy.html
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By ljgurke
Happy New Year

One and all. Bob - See you at "the Pipe" (if we can ever break 40 F).
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,024
Posted By ljgurke
Status?

So I was up at Profile on Saturday - fished a couple hours, nothing on streamers, but there was some sporadic surface activity and I managed to get one and a few missed on a BWO (surface temp was 62...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By ljgurke
Had some good rain - up to an inch - yesterday....

Had some good rain - up to an inch - yesterday. The water is plenty cold - supposed to be windy today though.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By ljgurke
The Swift in MA in November

The Swift in MA in November
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By ljgurke
I was up that way with my wife last summer,...

I was up that way with my wife last summer, fished the Winooski st a few random spots between Montpelier and Waterbury. It was low (remember last summer?) managed to find a few fish. Some of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By ljgurke
I would happily be the first to sign this...

I would happily be the first to sign this petition ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By ljgurke
Maybe try the Swift and/or some of its feeder...

Maybe try the Swift and/or some of its feeder streams up by Tamworth and Heminway State Forest? I have had luck there ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,086
Posted By ljgurke
There are better spots around than the Gale. ...

There are better spots around than the Gale. Never been to the Israel River so I can't judge, but there is the Ammonoosuc and Zealand not too far away, or you could go up to Franconia Notch and fish...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By ljgurke
But will it take a fly?:lol:

But will it take a fly?:lol:
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By ljgurke
Agree, a lack of fish in that stretch isn't the...

Agree, a lack of fish in that stretch isn't the issue - it would be better to focus on the regs (why not catch and release?). That stretch DOES get some real nice ll salmon moving up from Lake...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,024
Posted By ljgurke
Quote of the year right there

Quote of the year right there
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,024
Posted By ljgurke
Thumbs down It is amazing the amount of time, effort, and...

It is amazing the amount of time, effort, and money that has apparently already been spent on this asinine idea. Hope that this can be fought, though I have my doubts. The invocation of the ADA as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2017, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By ljgurke
Welcome to the board! I've had much...

Welcome to the board!

I've had much better luck with natives on the Pemi (including many of the tribs) heading up into Franconia notch, rather than the East Branch, where there are have been...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,024
Posted By ljgurke
I'm thinking if they did this it would be across...

I'm thinking if they did this it would be across the shallow far north end of the pond, maybe from the Old Man viewing site across to the path along the west side. This would not really be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By ljgurke
Hi Kent, Went for the first time this past...

Hi Kent,

Went for the first time this past spring, 2nd week in May. Stayed at West Branch Angler - they have some nice water right in front of the cabins. Not much was happening on dries though...
Forum: Off Topic 10-12-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,434
Posted By ljgurke
Off to Denmark???

They need help catching 80,000 escaped trout:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37629377

Average size is about 6.5 lbs! :razz:
Forum: Gear Discussion 09-28-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,498
Posted By ljgurke
It's been a bad year. Still, I've heard reports...

It's been a bad year. Still, I've heard reports from the Quinnie and Millers down here in MA that the trout have somehow managed to survive. I caught wild bows this last weekend on the Winooski and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,930
Posted By ljgurke
Dunno about that one - you will never see me...

Dunno about that one - you will never see me walking away from the river dragging a lawn & leaf bag full of stockers. Of course it is against the law, but the hook and cook crowd are generally less...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,930
Posted By ljgurke
It is done elsewhere - In Missouri they have the...

It is done elsewhere - In Missouri they have the "trout parks", which are generally spring-fed creeks. In addition to your license you have to buy a day tag for $3 and pin it to your hat, which...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,930
Posted By ljgurke
In principle perhaps a good idea ... the problem...

In principle perhaps a good idea ... the problem is with compliance. The plan relies on those who want to harvest trout to buy the requisite stamps which in turn would fund the hatcheries....
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