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Those are great shots! Was that taken with Digital I assume?
Yea i think i m with you zack if i could only use one lens it would have to be a 50mm f1.2. i didnt specify film or digital – im not that far in the future yet. i wish i was. i could probably buy a dslr and save money on processing in the long run.
I was wondering if you had any comparative perspective on the G2 vs. the Winston WT.
steve154, I went yesterday and the temp. was 26 and the water temp was 38. Cold at best, but here’s what I wear on cold days: socks; 2 pairs of fleece, followed by 1 pair heavy wool or “Genius gore tex. Next: underwear, 1 pair polypropelene, 2 pair fleece. and then breatheable waders. Fishing vest and a wind proof jacket. fingerless gloves. It only took an hour to thaw out my index finger yesterday. ;D For a hat, fleece of course and a neck band of fleece. I stay pretty warm with that combination. The trib. offer sounds good.
bd, You are right about that. After I went into medicine I realized too late after 38 years that I should have stuck with teaching. All weekends and nights would have been free to travel and fish. Now in my dotage I can do these things. Silver Doc
steve154, I live in Altoona. I’ve been here on and off since’78. I have the best streams within driviving distance. In fact I was out today. Had the whole river to myself. Who else would fish in water that was 38 degrees and the ambient temp. 26. I did catch fish and it was shear agony to unhook them. While walking to the car my waders were frozen. But it was still fishing. Read Robert Frost’s “Dust of Snow” and you could apply it to fishing in the winter. Silver Doc
;D Bless you gentlemen who have to continue until that final degree is given. Zach, you brought back some no so great memories of when I presented my Ph. D. thesis. :'( It was truly a Twilight Zone experience. Sat in the middle surrouned by the examiners and felt almost naked. 😮 Felt like Galileo at the inquisition. Happily it took place 38 years ago. After passing, went home and downed 3 glasses of cognac and hit the sack woke up 2 days later. Ah! The memories of it all. Keep the faith cogratulations and all the best. Silver Doc
I,ve had my best luck on big brownies in Feb on wieghted eggsucking leech black with red head in size 8 or 6, but that was in NC during high/mirky water – the browns always seem to get out of the undercut banks in high water and slam a
;D Oh yes! Will be out in the AM here in PA. There is nothing so soothing as that light snow and the silence of the day. A true Zen experience.
;D Maybe it could also be used as a wading stick. I like the idea of wires to warm the guides for winter use. Silver Doc
nope – no mirror lock up. as far as i can tell they(nikon) did this so folks would buy the F5, but who needs a $2000 film camera? good lookin’ cat by the way. tippet – our cat is in the hospital tonight and me the wife are praying for her.
have you had any experience w/ the sb-30. I was thinking of getting one for my f100 as well as the sbb600. just to have a smaller flash to use when fishing and what not. for fill flash. i m trying to figure out how to jury rig a diffuser to that little thing. I hear you are in law school in chattanoogavegas. when do you graduate? I have a couple lawyer buddies here if you need an internship and a girlfriend of mines dad is an attorny in chattanooga if your interested. good luck,
ps i’m muddler from the drake
Nice shots zack. That’s a great feature of the sb 600. I just bought a used F100 and plan to buy an sb 600 for it soon. I’ve been shooting with an F3HP for a long time and finally stepped up to auto focus. I just wish the thing had mirror lock up and didnt have to run off the batteries in bulb – I shoot a lot at night. I’m thinking of getting a D200 soon, but for now i’m going to stick to my old school roots of film. great site by the way, its good to see fisherman into photography.
I can log in ok but when i try to make a post it wont except me, any suggestions?
I have to agree with you steve about wearing felt even with studs. I learned the hard way last winter fishing for steelhead. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t cross the stream without doing a Dorothy Hamel. Finally I took a look at the soles and lo and behold ice. Next time out, chains. Loon makes a nice paste, but you have to keep up the maintenance of removing ice from the guides. The problem is that I enjoy those days on the river and am willing to suffer the indignity of it all. Silver Doc
🙂 I don’t use fluoro at all for the same reason as Phil Landry. It just doesn’t breakdown as mono does. A triple surgeons knot is my go to knot, leader to tippet. Lately I’ve experienced breakage at the fly as well as the clinch knot becoming undone. I’m wondering if it is due to old tippet or some difficulty in my tying that type of knot. Think I’ll try the Davy knot. The best tippet line I have tried is Rio. Most of my fishing is done with a 4wt. with 4x plus a 5x tippet. Silver Doc
::) Awwsome!!! Silver Doc
??? I have to tell you one story. It happened the first day I went to work in a local hospital here in Pa., (you have to realize that I was a N.Y. boy), The first patient came in and I introduced myself and then proceeded to ask her what happened:”well I was redding up the house when I juked my neck and hurt my leaders”. I knew then I was in the twilight zone. 😮 Freely translated by one of the nurses who saw the look on my face: “she twisted her neck and hurt the muscles while cleaning up the house”. In the 25 years on and off I spent here the language only got worse. I’ve kept a diary and have to look up some of the meanings in the Dictionary of American Regional English. ::) See Yuns
😀 Try an ECHO rod. It’s made by the Rajeff boys. They make a beautiful 7’6″ 3wt. 4 piece. The price is right. My fishing buddy has one and it is a delight. Silver Doc
;D No frying pan, just threats. I did get to the boxes and books and there are still more in the old office. :-X You sure do collect stuff in 38 years. Even found notes I took in med. school. Sentimental value, seems they don’t use leeches or blood letting any more.
🙂 WebEd, When you decide to come back in the spring let me know. There is some great fishing on that river, but it can also be dangerous when the water is up. I had one bad experience that gave me a healthy respect for it. Good hatches in the spring. The fall hatches this year were below par. Have a nice holiday.
😀 WebEd, You were fishing exactly where I fished Sat. I recognize the trestle and the river. You should have fished in the opposite direction against the bank you are walking on and after passing the lodge with the big tree in front the opposite bank to the big riffle where the end of that property ends. That big riffle gave me 3 big rainbows and 4 nice browns between Thurs & Sat. The browns are spawning and there are some nice rainbows to be had. If you fish down to the Spruce Creek bridge there are some nice pools there. I don’t know how often you fish there, but I’ve been fishing the river for about 6 years. Since retirement this year I fish sometimes 3 to 4 times a week. If you are going to fish there soon let me know and if I go to the river meet and show you some spots. A great river and when it’s on you can’t beat it. ;D