Equipment

Equipment – FRS Radios

When I go fishing with other folks, I like to share the experience and swap tips on what to use, the fish being caught, when to eat lunch and when to link up at the car.  In many places, the rush of running water drowns out conversation even when you are standing only 20 yards

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Equipment – Wading Staff

If you are even just thinking about going to the North Branch or the Yawk or even the Potomac up by Harper’s Ferry… or even Big Hunting Creek or the Pedlar, or Owens… or … well… I could just go on. I am amazed by those people whose sense of balance matches their leg strength

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Equipment – Gravel Guards

Wear your gravel guards.  I never really appreciated this item of equipment before I ran into trouble in the gravel strewn and soft sand riverbed of the Pataspco up off Marriottsville road.  It was a hot summer day when I drove up there to check it out (I’ll post the trip report later), and I

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Equipment – Fishing Camera

For those who have been reading this blog for a while, you will remember the sad, sad tale of how I destroyed my first digital camera with an untimely dunk in the Yawk at Ohiopyle.  As much as I tried to dry it out, it never worked correctly again. My reaction was to find a digital camera

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Equipment – Protect Your GPS

I’ve beat up several Garmin GPSs over the last 10 years.  Typically, it’s the screen that goes.  It gets so full of scratches that it is hard to see.  One day, I was digging through my desk drawer and ran across an old pack of screen protectors for my PDA.  It occurred to me that

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Equipment – Hybrid Rod

Those of you who have been following this blog know that the trigger that moved me to learn to fly fish was the terrible time I had on Town Creek last fall.  Every leaf in Maryland was floating in the water and every cast with my spin gear snagged one or more leaves.  My brother, on the

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New Fly Guy – Strike Indicator

I’ve been out in California for the last two weeks on a long business trip and had the opportunity to get an applied lesson in fly fishing from a guide with 18 years experience.  We hit the Pit River (more on that in a different posting) and spent the day learning how to nymph for

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Equipment – Red Hooks

At the Bass Pro Spring Classic, one of the things that Steve Chaconas discussed was using a red treble hook on the middle of your plugs – particularily a top water plug.  This mimics a bit of bleeding and makes the plug appear more wounded and distressed. This last weekend, I took some time to

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Equipment – How to Repair your Waders

In my discussion of the Patuxent River, I mentioned that there were pricker bushes all along the river.  I likened the thorns to “shark’s teeth” and I must confess that I was being kind.  Those prickers are like the nastiest barbed wire I ever ran into in 20 years in the Army.  They are sharp, hardened

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Equipment – The Net on Nets

I started fishing for trout when I was 7 years old and lived in Norway.  So, that’s 48 years of trout fishing experience and I just learned a new fact.  All nets are not created equal.  The type of net I have used for years – an inexpensive nylon knotted net – is harmful to

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Equipment – Standardize!

I’ll have to update this once I settle on a standard for fly fishing – but I’ve got to get smart there first…. Anyway, over the years I’ve bought a huge amount of gear.  Reels would break, rods would break and I would get frustrated.  My initial mistake was sucumbing to the hard-eyed stare of

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Equipment – GPS Car Mount

I’m excited about sharing my perspective on the Black Canyon after reading about it in the current issue of TROUT – that’s the next post I will make on Monday. Today, I wanted to commend on the road navigation feature of the GPS.  It seems like the big push over the recent holiday period was

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