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    04-23-2017, 05:46 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Bass in the Rain in Fly Fishing
    It wasn't quite a match the hatch situation but the foam spider worked. This is a photo of the insect the bluegills were eating. That's...
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    04-23-2017, 05:36 PM
    Mark replied to a thread fly rod march fishing in Fly Fishing
    Plus one on the Scientific Anglers Titan taper. It loads easy, casts far and lands softly. It's the best line I've ever used.
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    04-23-2017, 05:29 PM
    Try these: http://hookhack.com/ http://www.jsflyfishing.com/ Both are good for feathers, hooks, tools and miscellaneous supplies. But...
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    04-23-2017, 12:31 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Carp on the fly in Fly Fishing
    Stu, Glad to hear I'm not the only flyrodder who has never caught a carp. I do use long leaders and I can throw a curve, however! It's a...
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    04-23-2017, 11:21 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Carp on the fly in Fly Fishing
    I've never had the pleasure of hooking a carp on the fly. That's a wonderful catch, Stu. Does the corn fly float or sink? Years ago my...
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    04-23-2017, 11:12 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Bass in the Rain in Fly Fishing
    Tom, We seem to be competing to catch the smallest fish possible on the fly. Here's my contribution from Thursday from an Eastern Shore...
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    04-23-2017, 11:00 AM
    That's a good story. Yes, blues, pickerels and even repeated catches of toothless fish can wreck a fly or lure. The good news is that home-ties ...
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    04-23-2017, 10:40 AM
    I travel with rigged rods and rarely change lures on the water as a result. One of the things I like about my Sienna van is that I can transport...
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    04-22-2017, 08:05 PM
    Nice catching, Zack. I couldn't help but notice the "no fishing" sign in the bottom photo. You secret is good with me! :)
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    04-21-2017, 07:56 PM
    There are two launches in Downs Park. I live only a few miles from the park and I have not launched there in several years. Here's why: On the...
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    04-21-2017, 07:35 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Homemade Plastics in Dry Dock
    This has been an interesting thread. I'm comfortable with pouring lead; the safety processes, the results on the bench and in the water. ...
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    04-21-2017, 07:26 AM
    Mark replied to a thread First Shad in Maryland
    Good for you, John. That's a nice outing.
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    04-21-2017, 07:23 AM
    I've been there:
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    04-20-2017, 08:55 AM
    Do-It makes "Heavy Hook" molds even in light jig head sizes, like 1/8 oz. But as Stu says, a simple freshwater rinsing after use in tidal waters...
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    04-20-2017, 08:23 AM
    I believe you're right on that Ron. If the profit motive enters the scene on a hobby, the hobby then becomes work. I retired from work, not my...
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    04-19-2017, 07:54 PM
    Well, it's clear from the variety of lures named above that flash, vibration and movement attract white perch. The fact that they'll also bite worms...
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    04-19-2017, 02:12 PM
    Mark replied to a thread It's Here! in Fly Fishing
    Gregory, I would love to help you but I cannot attend the May M&G. I will be at a FSFF outing at Trap Pond, DE that day. If you PM me...
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    04-19-2017, 02:00 PM
    Mark replied to a thread fly rod march fishing in Fly Fishing
    That's some spot! Were you fishing at the National Aquarium in Baltimore? :) Seriously, glass fly rods are regaining popularity.
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    04-19-2017, 01:50 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Homemade Plastics in Dry Dock
    Plastics is an area of lure-making I have not tried. I'm interested to see the responses to your question.
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    04-19-2017, 05:39 AM
    This is a 1/8 oz. spinner I make from a Do-It mold. Color does not appear to matter to the perch I catch with them so I make them to please...
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    04-18-2017, 05:03 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Trolling tip in Main Forum
    Good advice. I've never had a fish hit a fouled lure, tolled or cast.
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    04-18-2017, 09:25 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Mirage Drive & Duct tape in Dry Dock
    That was my initial impression...an adverse impact on waterflow over the fins. Perhaps it would be negligible. I am heading into fifth year with...
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    04-18-2017, 09:07 AM
    Mark replied to a thread 7 Weight in Fly Fishing
    Some anglers do use the Bullet Head with sinking or intermediate line. That fly is good because it suspends at a given depth. Fish often hit it...
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    04-18-2017, 09:02 AM
    Mark replied to a thread 7 Weight in Fly Fishing
    A 7 is a good weight for the kind of fishing you mentioned. It will allow you to throw heavier and/or wind resistant bass flies without excessive...
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    04-18-2017, 08:52 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Yellow braid line in Main Forum
    Good term, Stu. I knew there was a better way to say it than I did. I think lots of shallow water fish are keyed on movement from above...
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    04-18-2017, 08:18 AM
    Mark started a thread It's Here! in Fly Fishing
    A special thank you to Michael, (Redfish12), who arranged for this new Fly Fishing category to appear on Snaggedline. Several of us had asked for...
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    04-17-2017, 07:53 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Mirage Drive & Duct tape in Dry Dock
    I do not. The fins are fairly thick on the front edge already.
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    04-17-2017, 04:57 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Surprise fish in Maryland
    Not me. I've been frustrated enough this spring trying to catch regular species. In my next go round on earth I'd like to pursue an easier fish to...
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    04-17-2017, 04:46 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Yellow braid line in Main Forum
    I have reels spun with red, green, gray and yellow braid. I use mono or fluorocarbon leaders on each. I have never noticed that a particular line...
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    04-17-2017, 12:29 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Surprise fish in Maryland
    That's a good memory. I have one too but it ended in frustration. I was at wading Brunswick catching SM bass on the fly. I worked my way across...
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Grad of University of Maryland and Loyola College in Baltimore; husband, father of two, grandfather of four.
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