Official Fishing Thread. Just a bunch of outdoorsy ballers.

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.

  1. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Dropped my boat off at a dealership for consignment sale yesterday. They appraised it at $20-25k and they are going to list it for $25k. Driving 1.5 hrs to Elberta,AL this weekend to check out a 2015 Sea Hunt BR 22 BX with 200 yamaha 4 stroke with 200 hours. Trying to get that for $50k. The boat market is just as bad as the used truck market. Everything is way overinflated. I was hoping to get a 2015-2016 24 foot Sea Hunt or Sportsman or a 23 foot Key West Bay Reef. But the market is so inflated I'd have to get a really old 24 foot boat. For example I saw a 2011 Sea Hunt 24 for $50,000. Seems like a lot of money to pay for a 11 year old boat. We have a baby coming in June and once the baby is here such purchases are going to be really hard to make/justify. If this Sea Hunt checks out I'm probably going to pull the trigger.
     
  2. billdozer

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    Ran into a beaver today. After the snow and winds, there were tons of trees down in the river and on the trail. Half of the usually good spots have a tree directly in the middle of them now. Had to crawl through down trees and had to wade to get around some.

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  3. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    water looks super clear though
     
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  4. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    And extremely low
     
  5. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    I shocked a beaver once doing a stream survey. Scared the absolute shit out of both of us :laugh:

    Just applied for my Georgia and South Carolina scientific collection permits today. Looking forward to warmer weather and more enjoyable field days.
     
  6. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    do you ever need assistants and will you be in No Ga or Upstate SC?
     
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  7. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Ditto
     
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  8. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    Anyone been bone fishing in Hawaii? I am trying to set up a trip out of Honolulu (going to be on the big island for 10 days. Taking a solo side trip for a day) but the three captains I’ve emailed haven’t responded. Not sure if that’s an island thing or what
     
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  9. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    ive got a friend who has been the past 3 years. he usually does DIY and wades or rents a kayak to get around the flats. i can ask him if there are any guides or shops worth calling
     
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  10. Tarpon Nole

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    thanks. Would appreciate a lead

    There aren’t any flats on the big island. Looks like people catch them regularly bait fishing and blind casting in the surf, but looking to do sight fishing on Oahu on flyZ
     
  11. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    he said everyone says the guides are sketchy, showing up late or as some others have told him not showing up at all and ghosting. he did recommend Nervous Waters Fly shop.
     
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  12. billdozer

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    First attempt at tying an articulated fly.
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  13. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    that looks like a great start.
     
  14. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    he sent me a bunch of info and some gps marking and stuff can pm you if you’d like.
     
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  15. Tarpon Nole

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    I emailed the shop you mentioned. If they don’t respond, I might see what diy I can do. Was hoping to just fly to Honolulu and get picked up. Guess I can Uber and wade? Wasn’t planning on bringing anything with me
     
  16. HOOSINSC

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    he rents a kayak for a few of the days so he can get across some of the flats quickly and then work back down. He said Maunalua Bay Beach Park is 100% wade spot and you shouldn't need a kayak.
     
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  17. billdozer

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    Went to a Trout Unlimited meeting last night with the head fisheries DNR guy for SC. It was pretty interesting as he presented all of the stream restorations they've been doing to restore brook trout habitats. Went through the steps they're doing to clear a stream of the undesirables and transplanting brook trout if needed.
     
  18. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    was it in greenville? they were always in greenville when i was getting notices.
     
  19. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    No, Clemson. It's the Chattooga River chapter (Oconee/Pickens counties)
     
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  20. Funshot Residue

    Funshot Residue Ol' goopy eye, they called him
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    You know brookies are my favorite. I didn't know they were native down your way?
     
  21. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, a few streams are the southern appalachian. They're just hanging on for the most part here.
     
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  22. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    is that a newer chapter? when i joined it was the mountain bridge chapter.
     
  23. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    No. I think my dad's been a member for 25+ years. Google says it started in 88.
     
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  24. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    alright, guess i need to join this chapter.
     
  25. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
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    Native all the way down to north Georgia
     
  26. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Experimented with translating some of the normal fly patterns I tie into articulated flies.

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  27. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    heard its tough on the fly bc they stay just offshore down another level where you'll be spin fishing
     
  28. Tarpon Nole

    Tarpon Nole Well-Known Member
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    There are flats on Oahu. Most people wade, but a few guys run flats boats and pole

    I finally had someone email me back. Got locked in for 6/15 with this guy. Flying over from Kona at 6am

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  29. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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    Extremely mild winter plus back to back windy days with highs in the 50s and the home lake is basically ice free. Don't see any cold snaps on the horizon.



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  30. billdozer

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    Hiked up into the Chattooga wilderness today.


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  31. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    would be just as happy watching an otter hunt as catching fish.

    as long as i still caught some fish obvi
     
  32. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    I didn't catch many today. Don't like seeing the otter in the wild section vs the stocked sections. Would rather the wild fish be left alone, enough people keep in this section as it is.

    I did try out the articulated game changer. Had 1 strike on it, but no hook up.
     
  33. Pharm

    Pharm Right Handed
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  34. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Wife asked me to bring some home for supper so of course I only catch 1 of eating size, have 4 get off, and the rest are were too small.

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  35. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    doesn’t look too muddy after the rain last night.
     
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  36. billdozer

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    It was definitely muddy, but not enough to where i couldn't see bottom in a few feet of water. Now after this upcoming week of rain...
     
  37. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    im hoping to go on sunday somewhere in NC
     
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  38. Cornfed Buffalo

    Cornfed Buffalo No he’s not. He’s just fat and tired
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  39. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    In the next few weeks I was going to try to go to one of the Davidson, Deep Creek, or a brook trout stream.
     
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  40. HOOSINSC

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    went up near sunburst nc today. had a piece of tippet go into my eye after clipping off a tag end. 30 minutes of torture before it worked it’s way out. lol

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  41. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Were you upstream or downstream of the falls. Looks like downstream since it's bigger.
     
  42. pockets

    pockets Lesser-Known Member
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    Any streams you all recommend in Western NC west of Asheville? I’ll be there a good bit and don’t know much about the fishing in the area, other than I’ve seen the WNC fly fishing trail’s map.

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  43. Pharm

    Pharm Right Handed
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  44. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    just below the lake. so probably downstream.
     
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  45. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    the tuckasegee in dillsboro is great when the water isn’t generating and it’s been dry. fishes year round too. the davidson, south mills, and east fork of the french broad are all easy to get to and hatchery supported.
     
  46. billdozer

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    What kind of rivers/streams are you wanting to fish? Large, wild, brook trout? Hoos has a good list.
     
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  47. pockets

    pockets Lesser-Known Member
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    I don’t care, just like getting outside and seeing the outdoors. I have very limited freshwater experience, so it doesn’t matter to me.
     
  48. pockets

    pockets Lesser-Known Member
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    That’s awesome, thank you. What size setup do you use for these areas? 3?
     
  49. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, well downstream. I really enjoyed fishing above Sunburst Falls.
     
  50. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
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    4-5 weight will be fine. 8.5-9 ft. When I go to the small brook trout streams I take a short 2 weight. Depending on where you are may need to go to 5x or 6x tippet.
     
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