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RMlytleMay 11th, 2015, 5:12 pm
Connecticut

Posts: 40
I doubt the veracity of any "gentleman" making claims about wild cutthroat anywhere east of the 105th meridian......


Here's where I got that information:
http://www.thisriveriswild.com/2014/09/the-maryland-unicorn.html
BoulderWorkMay 16th, 2015, 8:35 am
Posts: 29AMOCACB had a very successful last weekend.

It was a pleasure to guide him. He was quite successful in tricking many trout on a stiff hackled Invaria nymph all evening.

Sincerely, BW

Pic of 1st fish hooked, landed and released:

MartinlfMay 16th, 2015, 3:37 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3077
Glad to hear you two had some good fishing, and that you were able to see your generosity have good effects.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Thomacm0April 13th, 2016, 1:10 pm
Washington, DC

Posts: 1
I live in Washington, DC and would like to learn how to tie flies. Does anyone know of any classes in the area or perhaps a great book or starter kit?

Thanks!
Caroline
WbranchApril 13th, 2016, 10:22 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2661
Hi Caroline,

Well the first thing you could do would be too see if there is a TU chapter (Trout Unlimited) in your area. They often offer fly tying classes and if not there are probably a good number of members who would gladly give you some lessons. Another opportunity would be to see if there is a Bass Pro shop in your area as they often have free fly tying classes. You would though have to buy the basic tools like a decent fly tying vise, good scissors made specifically for fly tying, a thread bobbin (it is a little gizmo that hold the spool of thread under tension) hackle pliers and a whip finisher. You could get all those tools for around $75, less if you shop around and look on Ebay for deals.

There are hundreds of fly tying books. Some of them are great and others not so great. Orvis sells lots of fly tying books. Some for beginners and others for more advanced tiers. Google "Fly shops in the DC area". Find a couple shops and tell them you are interested in getting started tying flies.

Tell them what your budget is and then they will know not to try and sell you a $300 vise, another $100 for the other tools.

If you have any further questions you can send me a PM. I've been tying for sixty years and could probably help keep you from making mistakes in purchases and can coach you when you start to tie. The easiest flies to tie in the beginning are the Green Weenie, Walt's Worm, Woolly Bugger, and various nymphs like Hare's Ear, Montana nymph and others.

Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
CaseyPApril 14th, 2016, 10:01 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
run, do not walk, to the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders monthly Beer Tie on the second Monday of the month at Whitlow's on Wilson in Clarendon (Arlington, VA) from 7-9 pm. next meeting May 9.
great intro to a simple, effective fly, all tools and materials provided, and a room full of folks who with great advice and encouragement for when you decide to get your own stuff.
Google the group--it's all online except for the second Monday of each month when we put faces to names, tie flies, drink beer, and occasionally support worthy causes.
NVATU also has a Fly of the Month, bring your own tools. meets in Vienna at the fire house the first Thursday.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
CrepuscularApril 15th, 2016, 9:04 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 920
run, do not walk, to the Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders monthly Beer Tie on the second Monday of the month at Whitlow's on Wilson in Clarendon (Arlington, VA) from 7-9 pm. next meeting May 9.
great intro to a simple, effective fly, all tools and materials provided, and a room full of folks who with great advice and encouragement for when you decide to get your own stuff.
Google the group--it's all online except for the second Monday of each month when we put faces to names, tie flies, drink beer, and occasionally support worthy causes.
NVATU also has a Fly of the Month, bring your own tools. meets in Vienna at the fire house the first Thursday.


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