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Forum: Gear Discussion 04-27-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By overmywaders
I don't know what your needs are in a Made in USA...

I don't know what your needs are in a Made in USA rod, but I own many old rods that were Made in the USA and have never paid more than $200 for one, usually less than $100. Admittedly, my rods are...
Forum: Gear Discussion 03-11-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By overmywaders
If you are on the thin blue lines, a twenty-foot...

If you are on the thin blue lines, a twenty-foot cast would probably be your maximum. :p After 20' you are either around the bend or casting up three stair-steps.

If you are using a 7.5' leader,...
Forum: Gear Discussion 01-04-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By overmywaders
I have had peripheral neuropathy in feet and...

I have had peripheral neuropathy in feet and hands for many years. The pain can be almost entirely eliminated through the use of venlafaxine HCL ER. It is an off-label use, but very effective. Send...
Forum: Fly Tying 09-11-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,738
Posted By overmywaders
For those in the Wilton, NH area, Ladybead & Rook...

For those in the Wilton, NH area, Ladybead & Rook is a good bet. See http://ladybeadandrook.com/ (http://ladybeadandrook.com/)
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By overmywaders
Jacob, The issue of fishing for pre-spawn...

Jacob,

The issue of fishing for pre-spawn trout raises several ethical concerns: is it sporting behavior, and is it detrimental to the fishery?

IMO, consensus is not a valid mechanism for...
Forum: Fly Tying 08-28-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By overmywaders
FWIW, feathers do not fade in color, even after...

FWIW, feathers do not fade in color, even after fifty years; so that is not an issue.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By overmywaders
The amount of energy expended by mature trout in...

The amount of energy expended by mature trout in spawning, .e.g. preparing the redd, chasing off intruders, the actual act of spawning itself, leaves little in the way of reserves for the winter...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By overmywaders
You might want to try ...

You might want to try
https://www.flytyingboutique.com/hooks/dry-fly-hooks/tiemco-518-midge/ (https://www.flytyingboutique.com/hooks/dry-fly-hooks/tiemco-518-midge/)

I have no experience with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By overmywaders
The rivers in Northern NH look close to normal;...

The rivers in Northern NH look close to normal; however, those in S. NH are 50% or less of median flows. :(
Forum: Fly Tying 03-18-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,810
Posted By overmywaders
Foster, You might want to start with The...

Foster,

You might want to start with The Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of New Hampshire (http://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1215&context=nhaes) which covers all 121 species of mayfly...
Forum: Gear Discussion 02-12-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By overmywaders
Fred will give you a very honest appraisal. Not...

Fred will give you a very honest appraisal. Not only is he highly knowledgeable, and a superb cane rodmaker, but his experience in appraising rods is strengthened by years of performing that task for...
Forum: Gear Discussion 01-22-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,223
Posted By overmywaders
I think the only wading staff that will keep me...

I think the only wading staff that will keep me upright these days is two NFL linebackers standing a few feet downstream with their hands out. Where do you hire those guys?
Forum: Gear Discussion 10-07-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,683
Posted By overmywaders
I know that some Alaskan river regs, e.g., the...

I know that some Alaskan river regs, e.g., the Kenai Penn., require a fisherman to keep any Coho salmon over 16" lifted from the water. Didn't you hit your bag limit of three pretty quickly? Perhaps...
Forum: Gear Discussion 07-11-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By overmywaders
John, That sounds like a good idea. I don't...

John,

That sounds like a good idea. I don't have any mojo :(
[Heck, I don't even have any jo, so how would I have mo'?]
Forum: Gear Discussion 07-11-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By overmywaders
A good tip with the Magic Eraser, thanks. You...

A good tip with the Magic Eraser, thanks.
You did a great job of cleaning.

I prefer the patina (a fancy name for crud) of the original grip. It looks its age and I wouldn't need to worry about...
Forum: Gear Discussion 06-20-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,998
Posted By overmywaders
I don't nymph fish, but for wets and dries I have...

I don't nymph fish, but for wets and dries I have used 9.5', 10', and longer cane rods for years. Another advantage of the long rod is the better fight the fish is afforded. The longer the lever, the...
Forum: Gear Discussion 05-31-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,223
Posted By overmywaders
My balance went south with age. I use a Folstaff...

My balance went south with age. I use a Folstaff every time I go to the stream. I've probably had it for ten years. Mine is the single shock-cord model. The stouter, double-cord model is probably...
Forum: Fly Tying 04-15-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,451
Posted By overmywaders
I suppose a #20 body and hackle on a #18 LS hook...

I suppose a #20 body and hackle on a #18 LS hook would work as well. Like a low water salmon fly. :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,081
Posted By overmywaders
Since we are talking angling books, you might...

Since we are talking angling books, you might want to explore Callahan & Co, in Sharon NH

Callahan & Company, Booksellers - Ken & Diane Callahan
with Rachael C. Bowman and Karen DeBonis ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,474
Posted By overmywaders
If you are just wading along up a stream in NH,...

If you are just wading along up a stream in NH, you probably won't know whose land you are on, nor does it matter. Here is the latest pdf of Public Waters in NH ---...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By overmywaders
Wild trout ARE different

A recent study revealed that the DNA of trout evolves significantly in just one generation after transplant from wild to hatchery.
See http://www.technologynetworks.com/news.aspx?id=188611...
Forum: Fly Tying 02-22-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,607
Posted By overmywaders
I have had good results from Feather Emporium. I...

I have had good results from Feather Emporium. I buy some of the feathers there that no other firm offers.
I support Stoneriver and I am glad to have them in the neighborhood.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,817
Posted By overmywaders
Our public waters are "multi-use." When I am...

Our public waters are "multi-use." When I am fishing alone, enjoying the quiet of the river and woods, a sudden aluminum hatch annoys me. Having a flotilla of canoes erratically piloted by shouting,...
Forum: Off Topic 01-02-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,216
Posted By overmywaders
TGIF, Thank you for the kind words about the...

TGIF,

Thank you for the kind words about the book.
Forum: Off Topic 01-01-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,216
Posted By overmywaders
TGIF, That is the issue, as you clearly...

TGIF,

That is the issue, as you clearly stated. Another problem is that the feed used by the well-meaning humans may not provide the nutrients the deer require to survive in that area. See...
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