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Sponsor's Classifieds / Re: Skulpin
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:11:09 PM »
you can also check out our little youtube video at skulpin fishing. I go through the features and advantages of the vest
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The Riffle / Re: Dream Stream
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:08:45 PM »
My dream stream may not even have a name. Its a tributary of Trembleur Lake in British Columbia. We fished it during the salmon run and literally got tired (physically tired) of catching chunky rainbows on Red Humpys and Royal Wulffs, although anything with red on it would probably have worked. The trout were gathered in the main stream just below the mouth of a smaller creek that was packed with spawning salmon. It was beautiful watching those fish rise 4-6 feet through that gin-clear water to thrash those high floating flies. If you'd like to fish there (or find out the name) contact Michael Snieder with the BC Outfitters Association. Hes much better known for guiding moose and bear hunters and for his work with trailing dogs but he knows some awfully good places to fish, too.
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The Still / Re: Ft Benning and Florida ponds
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:46:50 PM »
used to love fishing Weems and Victory ponds (at Ft. Benning). the spillway at Weems can be pretty amazing in the spring
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The Current / Re: "The Creel"
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:20:23 PM »
absolutely nothing wrong with keeping trout where legal and the fishery can stand it. In fact, I believe it is one of the sublime pleasures of the sport to eat a trout fresh from the stream, preferably on the banks of the stream where you caught it. And an Artic Creel will keep a beer pretty cold.... 
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The Current / Re: Tenkara
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:15:13 PM »
I'm just getting into Tenkara myself these last couple of years, really like the compact package when telescoped down and it makes even the little guys fun. Its been a challenge learning to slow down my stroke and I'm not real confident I can handle a big fish with it but I do love being able to get those long drifts without drag from all that line on the water. That's been the biggest advantage so far for me, keeping that line off the water keeps it from getting caught in cross currents.
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The Current / Re: Skulpin Flat Vest!
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:05:06 PM »
thanks fellas for checking out our little vest, all feedback is appreciated. If you'll email me your shipping address (sportravel@yahoo.com) I'd like to send you a couple of little freebies that I like to use in some situations
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The Asylum / Re: bamboo fly rods
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:46:43 PM »
been an admirer of bamboo rods forever but have not owned or fished one. That's on my wish list. right now I fish mostly graphite pack rods but my go to is an old fiberglass 6 wt built on a Fenwick blank by a custom rodmaker back in the sixties. I too fish my reels "wrong-handed", don't care to swap the rod back and forth and really feel like
I have more control and sensitivity in my writing hand/arm. Be looking forward to some bamboo rod adventures and hope to be in the market for one by years end
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The Asylum / Re: Introductions?
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:35:38 PM »
I'm Joel, handle here is Skulpin, after the little fishing tackle company I started at skulpin.com (yeah, I know sculpin is spelled with a c but a brewery in California had that copyrighted already). Ive been lucky enough to fish fresh and salt, NC, TN, GA, AL, FL, MS, TX, MT, NM and CO (although not much and several years ago in the western states). Also made a couple of jaunts to Argentina. But I'm basically a southern fisherman these days, mostly Florida flats, lakes, ponds rivers and streams around Georgia and up into the Smokies. I'm a traveling salesman and carry a couple packrods pretty much everywhere I go. I'm just beginning to get into Tenkara but don't see it becoming my primary method just yet (although it may if my wrist and other joints keep going south--limited stroke is kinder to my aches)   
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The Asylum / Re: Fall Salmon...??
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:16:43 PM »
I wish. got a buddy up there always posting pictures that make me start scheming but haven't put it together yet
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The Asylum / Re: Fall trout in the NC mountains
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:14:48 PM »
the rain off this storm should get the water levels up and get some color in the water.
gonna head up soon and swing some muddlers, hope for some fall spawners up from the lake
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