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Forum: Saltwater Section 06-24-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 39,673
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Yea I like hiking deep into the backcountry...

Yea I like hiking deep into the backcountry (prestine places like Hampton, Newburyport, etc.) in search of native striped bass. Its getting so hard these days not to catch one that doesn't have its...
Forum: Saltwater Section 06-22-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Just to throw some more confusion into the mix I...

Just to throw some more confusion into the mix I can HIGHLY recommend Beulah's Blue Water series fly rods. I throw the 10/11 weight almost exclusively up here in the Northeast. I usually throw 450...
Forum: Saltwater Section 06-22-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 39,673
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Now you're starting to understand :twisted: ...

Now you're starting to understand :twisted:
Welcome to the dark side
Forum: Gear Discussion 06-17-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,610
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
FlySpoke, I'd love to experiment with that! Again...

FlySpoke, I'd love to experiment with that! Again please pardon my ignorance of two handed rods, but would the 3/4 (or any shorter switch rod, not just the 3/4) at switch you mentioned be able to...
Forum: Gear Discussion 06-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,610
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Hi FlySpoke, No offense taken. I should've...

Hi FlySpoke,

No offense taken. I should've pointed out that I'm fishing a very specific style for a very specific size fish. If I wanted to swing flies for steelhead, you are 100% correct in your...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
What about striped bass? They're beautiful,...

What about striped bass? They're beautiful, bigger, more aggressive, more resilient, and they're all "natives". Not to mention you don't have to worry about getting your line snagged in trees or...
Forum: Gear Discussion 06-11-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,610
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
+1 again on the needing a heavy line to throw...

+1 again on the needing a heavy line to throw big, heavy streamers. I actually prefer single hand rods for my streamers, even the huge ones. I fish with a rapid, jerk strip retrieve when I'm fishing...
Forum: Gear Discussion 06-11-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,610
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
+1 on the full sinker over the sink tip. The...

+1 on the full sinker over the sink tip. The jerk-strip retrieve or a fast retrieve follow a straighter path at a consistent depth with full sinkers whereas with sink tips the fly is always making...
Forum: Saltwater Section 06-10-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Well done! They fight a lot harder than brookies...

Well done! They fight a lot harder than brookies don't they? ;-)

Welcome to the dark side :twisted:
Forum: Saltwater Section 06-10-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,971
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Connor is right, I'll bite. My first (and...

Connor is right, I'll bite. My first (and probably still best) striped bass was from a float tube in Odiorne harbor. I can't speak for Connor but I had a lovely experience. Float tubes are crazy...
Forum: Saltwater Section 06-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,456
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
I've had good success in Odiorne in kayaks and...

I've had good success in Odiorne in kayaks and off the jetties
Forum: Gear Discussion 05-28-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,725
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
nhtroutandpikeking, what kind of flies are you...

nhtroutandpikeking, what kind of flies are you throwing for northerns/musky? JimC is right in that if your 5" flies are dying adding mass to your line/leader (steel leaders), and flies will...
Forum: Gear Discussion 05-27-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,725
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
I have a Beulah 9' 10/11wt Blue Water. Its...

I have a Beulah 9' 10/11wt Blue Water. Its amazing. I spoke with Brad Bohen at Musky Country Outfitters in Wisconsin and he says that that is their number one musky stick for him and all his guides....
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Motion Replication

I've never tried this particular product from these guys, but I have used their Fish Skulls, Sculpin Helmets and articulated shanks with success. Maybe check these out for wiggle-y emerger patterns?...
Forum: Gear Discussion 05-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
I would say (at least in my experience) that...

I would say (at least in my experience) that overlining a rod should only be done on a stiff actioned rod. For example I have a 7wt Sage TCX that is about as stiff as a 2x4 and I up line that almost...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Hahahahahaha :lol:

Hahahahahaha :lol:
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Milan, isn't that the fly I tied for you in the...

Milan, isn't that the fly I tied for you in the fly swap this year....?

Hahaha just kidding of course, beautiful brookie.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
mjwcab, why did you ever leave? Haha. Not only...

mjwcab, why did you ever leave? Haha. Not only does that sound like an amazing big game fishery, but the bonefishing there is pretty awesome too from what I understand. A place where you could have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Just to play the Devil's advocate, of those that...

Just to play the Devil's advocate, of those that listed "trout" as their favorite fish to target, how many of the other species on the list have you fished for? That absolutely is by no means a knock...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
I picked "bonefish/permit/redfish" more because...

I picked "bonefish/permit/redfish" more because of the style of fishing they represent, but really any fish, be it tarpon, stripers, carp etc., that I can sight cast to in skinny water, preferably...
Forum: Fly Tying 04-24-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,367
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
On a serious note, here was a variation I came up...

On a serious note, here was a variation I came up with back in high school that I still use for small and large mouth bass:

"The Paw-Paw Special" (the name of the creek I caught my first fish on...
Forum: Fly Tying 04-24-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,367
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Why would anyone fish with anything other than a...

Why would anyone fish with anything other than a black wooly bugger? Literally pointless to tie anything else haha.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
To build off of what Wet_Fly said, I also...

To build off of what Wet_Fly said, I also recommend following ConnorR's "Daily Saltwater Report" thread. It really isn't "daily" until the season is in full swing, but you can look at last years...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Yea this really sucks. I just read something...

Yea this really sucks. I just read something similar not too long ago. One of my colleagues, who is from the area (Williamstown) and knows that I like to fish a lot asked if I had heard about this...
Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bamboo Bryan
Hahahaha I'm dying:lol:

Hahahaha I'm dying:lol:
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