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  • bignose's Avatar
    04-23-2017, 07:20 PM
    I break my stuff down after each trip and re-rig. That way I don't get lazy about cleaning my gear at the end of the day, and routinely pull a...
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    04-23-2017, 06:15 PM
    eBay has always had some decent prices. If you are near Baltimore, Tochterman's on Eastern Ave. has a real nice fly shop upstairs. Barlow's has...
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    04-23-2017, 11:36 AM
    bignose replied to a thread Carp on the fly in Fly Fishing
    Mark, To be honest with you, these are images I downloaded from Google, just for fun. The corn fly is meant to be facetious, as is the caught fish....
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    04-22-2017, 09:09 PM
    bignose replied to a thread Carp on the fly in Fly Fishing
    Yeah, that works. The carp you see suspended on the edges are actually "sleeping" (hard to tell when they have no eyelids). I see this...
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    04-22-2017, 08:12 PM
    bignose replied to a thread Carp on the fly in Fly Fishing
    There's a bunch of video on YouTube about carp fishing with flies. I remember that Lefty Kreh was fishing for them on the Upper Susky using long...
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    04-20-2017, 07:49 PM
    bignose replied to a thread Homemade Plastics in Dry Dock
    I've tried pouring soft plastic and you absolutely must have excellent ventilation and a respirator. I would not do this indoors. Tried to do some of...
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    04-20-2017, 05:37 PM
    bignose replied to a thread First Shad in Maryland
    It's always fun to catch a new species and open up more fishing possibilities. Shad, especially in current are a blast! Mini Tarpon! I don't...
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    04-20-2017, 09:12 AM
    What is funny, I originally started tying flies, wrapping rods, and molding my own lures with the idea of "saving money." I started tying flies...
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    04-19-2017, 09:46 PM
    Make my money back? Bwaahaaaaa! C'mon, man! I produce 200-300 lures per year. I sell enough of them to break even, maybe. My goal is to always...
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    04-19-2017, 08:02 PM
    The fact that they are plentiful, fight well for their size, and tasty doesn't hurt either!
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    04-19-2017, 03:54 PM
    These two variations of the Do-it mold #3288 Crappie Spinner jig have been my go-to tidal creek variations. I use them for my personal fishing about...
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    04-18-2017, 06:02 PM
    I fished the area above the Boathouse today from shore. I was on the water from 10:45-1:30. The river was down (3.75 feet at the Little Falls USGS...
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    04-17-2017, 05:54 PM
    bignose replied to a thread Yellow braid line in Main Forum
    I have converted most of my reels to fluorescent neon orange Sufix Braid. You aren't going to find a brighter line! I use a 3-6 foot mono leader,...
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    04-17-2017, 05:38 PM
    bignose replied to a thread Surprise fish in Maryland
    Y'know, the funny thing is, as I get older and somewhat more limited physically, the thought of bringing a folding chair, a couple of rods and...
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    04-17-2017, 02:37 PM
    bignose replied to a thread Surprise fish in Maryland
    If one believes in reincarnation, I'd like to be reborn as a carp fisherman. I snagged a moose of a fish two weeks ago, and had forgotten how hard...
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    04-12-2017, 09:17 PM
    bignose replied to a thread How Crazy Does It Get? in Maryland
    Ditto what the others have said. I work as a part time first mate on a charter boat and I despise "opening day.' (BTW, I feel the same way about...
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    04-10-2017, 04:48 PM
    For dock hopping and perch jerking I have "regressed" to a couple of Bass Pro 5 1/2 foot light action Crappie rods, I really liked the Extreme series...
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    04-10-2017, 09:42 AM
    bignose replied to a thread Personal best! in Fresh Water Fishing
    Hey Mark, As far as the canoe is concerned (the fish is the least important part, hooking the beast was just dumb luck, not skill on my part) it's...
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    04-09-2017, 08:33 PM
    I tested my new Old Town Pack Canoe today at a local pond. The canoe was an attempt to downsize a bit. It's a lot lighter than my Old Town Camper...
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    04-08-2017, 10:17 PM
    bignose replied to a thread Perch Jigs in Main Forum
    Y'know those lures look good enough to bite! And if they look good, they'll fish good.
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    04-07-2017, 01:28 PM
    The first time I went Trout fishing with a fly rod, I hooked what I thought was a rising trout, and promptly threw a very surprised fallfish over my...
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    04-06-2017, 06:04 PM
    Try to find a copy of Ken Penrod's excellent book: "Fishing the Upper Potomac River" I looked on BookFinder.com and they listed several copies for...
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    04-05-2017, 06:52 PM
    I didn't catch any American Shad today. All Hickories, both Hen and Buck Shad. Some of the females were quite large, absolutely packed for the spawn.
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    04-05-2017, 05:13 PM
    Got the 2017 shad run started today. I did O.K. but it will get better if we don't get too much rain in the next week. I caught "enough" fish over...
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    04-05-2017, 09:20 AM
    I really like the area around Taylor's Landing, near Antietam Battlefield. From my canoe, I put in at Taylor's (dual ramps split by a ledge) head a...
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