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  1. Thread: Jumping Trout

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    My friends and I get a place for week on Fairview...

    My friends and I get a place for week on Fairview Lake, in NE PA. The lake is stocked with trout. We go up in late May and in the evening sitting on the dock you could see trout and smallmouth...
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    I don't make my own, but I've acquired a few over...

    I don't make my own, but I've acquired a few over the years from those who do. All the ones I have are made from thread, and what I do each year is treat them with floatant. Initially, with Water...
  3. Thread: Pig Boats

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    I use white thread to build the "head". On this...

    I use white thread to build the "head". On this one I just colored the thread if I'm not mistaken. On one I did yesterday, I colored the thread, but the head was rounder and thicker than the one...
  4. Thread: Pig Boats

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    Thanks, Mike, A built up thread head coated...

    Thanks, Mike,
    A built up thread head coated with UV resin.
    I discovered a long time ago the "squirmy leggy stuff" was actually what they call spinner bait skirt layers used in making spinner...
  5. Thread: Pig Boats

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    Pig Boats

    I tied up some updated versions of the Calcasieu Pig Boat yesterday.
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    Nice job. I just do have the patience or skill...

    Nice job. I just do have the patience or skill to work with wood or cork. They should catch fish for you.
  7. Thread: A Frog?

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    All the soft rubber top water frog lures my three...

    All the soft rubber top water frog lures my three fishing buddies, at least two of them do, and the one I picked up cheap($1) at a fishing flea market have the double hooks. I just checked on line...
  8. Thread: A Frog?

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    A Frog?

    Working on some ideas for fishing the weeds and lily pads once the weather warms up. What I did was supersize my favorite pan fish pattern.

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    I have a friend that thinks like that, Mark. ...

    I have a friend that thinks like that, Mark. There are four of us that fish together. We're a few years passed 65. Three of us have gotten the life time senior license. I got mine first. When I...
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    You just need to stick to PGA mixed with grape...

    You just need to stick to PGA mixed with grape juice, lemondade and 7-UP. That will make thinking about how to fish it easier. Might snag a bit with the weight in the back. It might ride hook...
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    Mark, An easy solution to your problem. Right...

    Mark,
    An easy solution to your problem. Right off the Illinois DNR web site. No need to play the "senior card" or worry about the play.


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    Nice, all the nymphs I tie these days are soft...

    Nice, all the nymphs I tie these days are soft hackles. The PT is my favorite. Only difference is I use starling for the soft hackle.
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    Probably because I just came up with the name. ...

    Probably because I just came up with the name. Usually I referred to them as floating woolly buggers. I've been tying them for a couple of years, but they were a pain, especially when using the...
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    Some more poppers and a couple of boobies

    Not tying flies right now. Finished these up a week ago. Smaller versions of the poppers I posted about a month ago and a couple of "boobie" flies.

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  15. Thread: New ties

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    Nice, Rick. Haven't really tried tying...

    Nice, Rick. Haven't really tried tying articulated flies for pan fish. I've been messing with some fry ideas, but haven't taken any photos yet.
  16. Thread: Flytying Forum

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    I was able to sign on without any problem. Not...

    I was able to sign on without any problem. Not sure why. Entered my user name and password.
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    The lip is part of the foam body. I picked up...

    The lip is part of the foam body. I picked up the foam template at tying class last spring, and used it to make my own foam pieces. I'll see if I still have the template, I may have used it for one...
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    Poppers and divers

    Just finished this batch up. Plan to use them in fresh water and salt water.

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    I'll see what I can do. I did take these...

    I'll see what I can do. I did take these pictures of the basic template. They may be of some help.

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    A couple of poppers

    I learned this style popper in a tying class last spring and have tweaked it a bit. I'm pretty sure it's origins are in the Yasuka Crease Fly. I just finished these two the other day, and have...
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    I doubt it really is Tasmanian Devil hair, since...

    I doubt it really is Tasmanian Devil hair, since the Tasmanian Devil is an endangered species. Might be Australian possum hair. A friend from New Zealand sent me some several years ago. In New...
  22. Thread: Canadian bass

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    Nice fish. I like the sunfish pattern. I've...

    Nice fish. I like the sunfish pattern. I've been going up to Northern Ontario for about 30 years, no largemouth up there. I don't think we've ever had a 200 bass week. We catch a lot of 13-14...
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    I was one of the folks Hans sent the Mustad size...

    I was one of the folks Hans sent the Mustad size 32's to. It took me three hooks to get one tied. I did a midge tied with CDC barbules. The first hook got spit out of the vise, and Hans wouldn't...
  24. Thread: Pictures

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    Actually, it's pretty easy. In the quick reply,...

    Actually, it's pretty easy. In the quick reply, which is what I'm using now, you'll see an icon, which has an image of a tree in it. Just click on that, a square will come up. Select "From...
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    They will hit anything. I prefer top water. ...

    They will hit anything. I prefer top water. The last two years, my most productive patterns have been a floating mop fly and a spider/slider I tie up. I tie them on size 6 or 8 hooks. A couple...
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