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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Clinton Co. Pa.
Re: mountain stream tips
Travel light. Leave the vest and chest waders at home. I invested in a pair of stockingfoot hip waders. Good wading shoes are much better for hiking then those cheap rubber hip boots as they offer ALOT more support. I also use a neck lanyard for my tools and tippet and a small Fishpond waist/sling pack. Everything I need is in the small pack. I carry a selection of flies, one small box on the lanyard and two in the pack. The flies include royal wulffs, parachute adams,H&L varients,beetles,ants,green weenies,patriots, humpys, pheasant tails, hares ear nymphs and elk hair caddis in several sizes of each. Size 14 is my favorite. Use a short light rod(6-7.5 ft.)and keep the leader short, no longer than the rod length. Carry some water as you will get thirsty with all the walking. Practice your casting. The cast are short but you must be accurate.Last but certainly not least learn to sneak! WTT
U.S. Army Infantryman(11B20-Sgt.) 1978-82
172nd Arctic Light Inf. Brigade (Alaska)
9th Inf. Division