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By: Woodsmoke (offline)  Monday, October 10 2011 @ 11:55 PM EDT (Read 5602 times)  

Hi everyone. Woodsmoke here. Flew for the Navy for 22 years, retired and went to work for them for 21 more. During all that traveling  I attempted to get as much fishing in as I could. Now I finally see the opportunity to get out there when I want to. I have been a solitary fisherman because it was always hard to partner up on my schedule. Now that I have more time I know there are a lot of people out there I can learn from and share with. I have flyfished for about 25 years now and had the opportunity to fish Alaska, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Russia, and Canada (mostly thanks to the Navy). My favorite area is anywhere up around Rangley. I started fly tying last year with the Gray Ghost folks in Yarmouth. Catching a nice brookie or LL on your own fly is a kick!  A few favorites in no order:  brook trout, bourbon, a good rain jacket, a 9ft. 6wt, friends, a warm fire, temps in the 60's, and a wilderness river or pond. 

I live in Bowdoin and am looking to partner up for some flyfishing in the future.

Thanks for listening. 

   
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By: caddisfly4 (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 06:20 AM EDT  

Welcome Woodsmoke. Site is getting very active alot of new folks. You'll find this group very friendly and helpful. Post often and add pictures we like pictures. Enjoy. 


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By: T_Bone (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 07:22 AM EDT  

Well glad to have you aboard!  We do tend to be a fairly friendly bunch around here, as Caddisfly4 pointed out.

 

I am a little far off to be of any real assistence to you, but if there is anything I can do for ya from central NH, let me know.

 

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By: Fish Carva (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 09:23 AM EDT  

Welcome Woodsmoke,

 

Great handle by the way.  Rangeley is where I do most of my trout fishing. There are so many places to fish off the beaten path it would take you 5 summers to fish them all. Perhaps we can meet up this spring. Just curious what did you fly in the navy?

 

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By: Dave V (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 10:44 AM EDT  

Welcome Woodsmoke  ,Let me first start off by saying thank you for your service. I surely appreciate what sacrifice you have done for our country.   Now for the site. One of the first things you will notice here . These guys are a great bunch of down to earth folks.  Everyone of them is willing to share their knowledge . Some may be new to the sport while others have allot of years behind them .  I won't mention any names Gramps Oh ya its safe to poke jabs at folks here when all done in fun. You said you wanted to partner up with folks .I know there are  a few memebers  that fish the Rangeley area I am sure they would love to hook up with ya . I would love to but I am a bit west of there now.  Are you in to tying your own flies. ? Do you like taking photos.? If so i hope you post them for all of us to see. Well got to go watch our hockey team do their work out . Will check back with you soon. Again welcome . Jump right in. Dave V



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By: LeeGoldsmith (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 11:04 AM EDT  

Welcome to the site Woodsmoke.  I have opened the forum to you and I do hope you enjoy the site.

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By: stephen (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 01:54 PM EDT  

 Hi Woodsmoke

   Welcome to Lee's site. We will most certainly move over and make room for you . So grab a drink

of your favourite brew. Pull up a stump next to the campfire and settle in.

   Looking forward to hearing .more about your fishing experiences.

 

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By: Woodsmoke (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 02:34 PM EDT  

Thank you guys for the warm welcome. Sounds like I will enjoy this site and the people.

In answer to your questions I flew the EC-121 Super Connie 1968-1971 out of Rota, Spain then the EA-3B two engine jet off of most of the carriers in the Med. and then I ended up flying the the P-3's that were here in Brunswick. I feel strongly that we lost a great asset in NAS Brunswick and its a shame politics had to play into it. On the bright side I enjoyed my Navy career and don't regret all the things it did for me.

I am a beginner at fly tying but already catching fish on my own creations. Im told its just a matter of practice and keeping at it. Plenty of tying will take place this winter.

I probably won't be an everyday poster here as I love the outdoors. I icefish, hunt, hike, ski, snowshoe, kayak, garden, cut my own wood and generally look for any excuse to be outdoors. So if you don't hear from me all the time its just because Im out!

Heading up to the Springfield/Topsfield area to my buddies camp tomorrow for a week of birdhunting and a few days on Grand Lake Stream.

Guess I should learn to post some pixs.

 

Woodsmoke

 

 

   
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By: Dave V (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 03:05 PM EDT  

 Hey woodsmoke . What is your favorite fish to fish for ? What kind of rod do you prefer ?   Dave V



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By: Koda (offline)  Tuesday, October 11 2011 @ 05:54 PM EDT  

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..........A few favorites in no order:  brook trout, bourbon, a good rain jacket, a 9ft. 6wt, friends, a warm fire, temps in the 60's, and a wilderness river or pond..........

 

You'll fit right in here! Welcome aboard. Like the handle. I heat with wood, nothing like it, though this year it's tough drying it out because Dave did some evil rain dance and got it to dump in the wrong place Mr. Green

 

Seed busting is authorized and Lee often gets to be the target, just because, he's fun to spark up.  All good people here and some crazier than others.

 

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