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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Chris_NH
I got my digital temp gauge at Walmart. Was $7...

I got my digital temp gauge at Walmart. Was $7 or 8 if I remember right, in the kitchen section. Black plastic handle with readout and folding metal probe. For meat I think. I've tested its...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Chris_NH
Interesting. If it wasn't a 3 hour drive I'd...

Interesting. If it wasn't a 3 hour drive I'd likely go.
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Chris_NH
Thanks. 40 was what I initially had in mind. ...

Thanks. 40 was what I initially had in mind.

Follow up question... generally how much better is the fishing in same water with temp say in the high 40's or 50 vs when it's 40? Just your ballpark...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Chris_NH
Exploring remote waters north of the notch... input

Howdy all,
I'm going to be exploring and fishing a lot of the most remote waters, both streams and ponds, from Milan to the top, and wanted input on water temp. What would you look for as a minimum...
Forum: Gear Discussion 04-18-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,497
Posted By Chris_NH
Another vote for 6' 2wt. Fiberglass rod. So...

Another vote for 6' 2wt. Fiberglass rod. So enjoyable to fish. Overlining with a 3wt line makes all the roll casting weighted flies even easier.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By Chris_NH
I agree. They'll be fine dropped off that...

I agree. They'll be fine dropped off that bridge.

Worrying a bit less about what the other guy's doing is what tends to make better people better.
Forum: Gear Discussion 02-19-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,985
Posted By Chris_NH
That return policy was their only real edge in...

That return policy was their only real edge in the marketplace that I could see. I've bought a few things over the years - mostly hunting coats and boots - and I honestly can't think of a time I...
Forum: Fly Tying 08-30-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,406
Posted By Chris_NH
While the Mickey Finn is a good streamer, tying...

While the Mickey Finn is a good streamer, tying with bucktail and getting decent heads on bucktail streamers takes some time to become proficient at. Instead, I'd suggest starting with some simple...
Forum: Fly Tying 08-29-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,406
Posted By Chris_NH
Age of materials isn't really an issue. So long...

Age of materials isn't really an issue. So long as it's been kept dry and there's no mildew or rot. If it's just a musty smell then air it out and it'll be fine to use. Good luck. :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,141
Posted By Chris_NH
Hard to go wrong with a size 16 deer hair black...

Hard to go wrong with a size 16 deer hair black ant with a white or orange sighter in the middle.

And there's nothing wrong with fishing both a hopper and an ant in tandem. You can even sink the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,197
Posted By Chris_NH
I stopped in earlier this morning to pick up some...

I stopped in earlier this morning to pick up some marabou and brass beads and guy was nice and helpful.
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By Chris_NH
Not so sure about the bigger tippet helping much...

Not so sure about the bigger tippet helping much in these cases. A bad knot isn't going to hold much better in thicker line. Kinda reminds me a bit of the phenomenon of guys opting for bigger rifles...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By Chris_NH
I'd wager it's as much the fault of bad knots and...

I'd wager it's as much the fault of bad knots and modern super fast action rods as it is tippet size. You can put a heck of a lot of pressure on a fish with 6x on a rod of moderate flex.
Forum: Saltwater Section 04-22-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,209
Posted By Chris_NH
I'm skeptical of just about any conclusion that...

I'm skeptical of just about any conclusion that points to overfishing or overhunting being the primary reason for decline of many fish and game animals. As fisherman and hunters we're the only thing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,197
Posted By Chris_NH
North Country Angler

Went to stop in to North Country Angler yesterday to pick up a few things on the way home and the building was empty... Not sure what to make of that, but I guess they either shut down or moved.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,295
Posted By Chris_NH
Same thing fly fishing. Usually good in a...

Same thing fly fishing. Usually good in a drizzle or light rain. May be great in a downpour but I'm not staying out there to find out...

And no, you're not limited to nymphing only. If fish are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,421
Posted By Chris_NH
Had no idea it even existed until I saw this and...

Had no idea it even existed until I saw this and googled. Interesting. So more stocked fish in the trophy stretch of the Connecticut...

I wonder if there are any wild fish being displaced by the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,677
Posted By Chris_NH
How pompous. Folks like me that tie and sell the...

How pompous. Folks like me that tie and sell the worms usually also tie and sell dozens of other flies every week, from midges to articulate streamers and everything in between. To suggest you're...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,677
Posted By Chris_NH
I've never fished one, but I think flies like...

I've never fished one, but I think flies like that get kind of a bad rap overall. They do match a hatch. Earthworms fall in to the river and there are aquatic worms that look a lot like them as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,868
Posted By Chris_NH
bridgeman listed all the obvious ones for boats,...

bridgeman listed all the obvious ones for boats, though a pontoon can be put in just about anywhere along the river.

I live on the river and float it often. If your pontoon is anything like mine...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,888
Posted By Chris_NH
Interesting ideas. Since we've gone down...

Interesting ideas.

Since we've gone down the fantasy road...

It's always interesting to me how many ideas people have to improve how certain monopolies function. It's equally interesting...
Forum: Gear Discussion 08-23-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,924
Posted By Chris_NH
For guide type - if only replacing a small...

For guide type - if only replacing a small portion of them then match what's on it the best you can.

If replacing all of them I'm partial to the single foot minimas by pacbay. Less thread...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,599
Posted By Chris_NH
Sounds like fun. A fish every couple of minutes...

Sounds like fun. A fish every couple of minutes is cranking - even sunfish. :)

Do you eat any of them? I've meant to try thembecause, I've heard they're good, but never have. Sure have eaten my...
Forum: Gear Discussion 07-07-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,154
Posted By Chris_NH
Wow, what a difference. That's good to know. ...

Wow, what a difference. That's good to know.

I would have taken some light sandpaper to it, but I doubt it would have come out as good.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,796
Posted By Chris_NH
Good luck. :) For someone new, stream...

Good luck. :)

For someone new, stream fishing, it would be hard to beat a tandem wooly bugger setup with 2 different sizes and colors, with the rear bugger being quite small. One of them dark...
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