Hello from across the pond.

Just joined the Traditional Fisherman's Forum, why not pop into this forum and introduce yourself.
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Lea Dweller
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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:09 am

Welcome to the forum, I am sure that you will enjoy it!
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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Mark » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:00 am

Iasgair wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:31 am
It seems I am going to have to take my phone with me to take photo's. I will need instructions on how to post them if someone here is willing to help with that.
Instructions can be found here Lasgair. :Hat:

http://traditionalfisherman.com/viewtop ... 13&t=24795
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OldAngler
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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by OldAngler » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:28 pm

Welcome, now we shall all be reading John Gierach's wonderful books about trout fishing in Colorado, (and other states). Gierach also uses bamboo rods, (or split cane as we call them in the UK).

I have never fished Colorado, but Alaska is something special! I have fished there six times, and every pound or dollar was well spent!

I look forward to reading about how you do things differently.

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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Iasgair » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:15 pm

OldAngler wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Welcome, now we shall all be reading John Gierach's wonderful books about trout fishing in Colorado, (and other states). Gierach also uses bamboo rods, (or split cane as we call them in the UK).

I have never fished Colorado, but Alaska is something special! I have fished there six times, and every pound or dollar was well spent!

I look forward to reading about how you do things differently.

I would bet that the only thing that's really different is the water and scenery. Everything else I would think would be minor. Though I will say I think our brown trout look a little different than yours in color and spots. Not much of a difference, but there is a slight change.
When I learn to post pictures ( forgive me, I'm not a technical person ) I will definitely share photo's of our trout species. Our brook trout are very lovely in the Autumn months, along with the cutthroat and browns.

Alaska is a special place no doubt. We may not have grizzly ( there are some reports there may still be a few in the southwest area of the state ) but the black bears are plenty. They will generally leave you alone unless cubs or food are involved. It's those mountain lions you need to look out for. They play by their own rules, and they have no rules. I do fear them more than a bear.
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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Gudgeon Basher » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:06 pm

Welcome to the forum Lasgair

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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Mick » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:08 pm

A very warm welcome to you Iasgair!

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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Gudgeon Basher » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:52 am

Grizzly bears, brown bears and mountain lions.....and we worry about crayfish, mitten crabs, otters and cormorants, puts that somewhat into perspective doesn't it!!

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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by TraditionalAngling » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:40 am

Welcome to TFF enjoy

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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Julian » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Welcome aboard Iasgair :Hat:
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Re: Hello from across the pond.

Post by Firebird » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:45 pm

Good to have you on the forum. I look forward to your accounts of fly fishing in the Rockies. Just as you have an ambition to fish the English chalk rivers, I have one to fish the N American rivers, especially Yellowstone and rivers like Henry's Fork.

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