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  1. Thread: Who would DARE?

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    Very pretty fish. The parr stripes confused me.

    Very pretty fish. The parr stripes confused me.
  2. Thread: Who would DARE?

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    How about a small bass? Caught this one last...

    How about a small bass? Caught this one last year
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    What species is that first trout?
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    A couple of dragonflies

    Just finished up a IFF Zoom fly tying class. The last pattern in it was a foam dragonfly. I did a bit of research on dragonflies and found out that the large ones we see flitting around bodies of...
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    I knew Tony when he lived in NJ. He taught me a...

    I knew Tony when he lived in NJ. He taught me a lot about fly tying and was always willing to share his patterns and show me how to tie them. I carry three types of woolly buggers in my fly boxes. ...
  5. I missed this thread, somehow. Age: 72 going...

    I missed this thread, somehow.

    Age: 72 going on 73
    Jobs: U.S. Navy, Vietnam era. Worked at the VA for a year or so, handling insurance policies. Then 37 years with the Defense Logistics...
  6. Thread: Sinking Ant

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    Nice. I like it. If I tie a sinking ant, I...

    Nice. I like it. If I tie a sinking ant, I usually tie Harry Steeves, TransparAnt. Your's looks easier to tie and I like the color variety. Do you think red wire would work in place of the black...
  7. Thread: Fish ID

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    I'm leaning toward a medium golden shiner. I've...

    I'm leaning toward a medium golden shiner. I've caught them on a fly rod up to 10-12 inches long in lakes up in Vermont.
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    I doubt they were coming to the hooked fish's...

    I doubt they were coming to the hooked fish's aid. More likely wanted whatever the hooked fish had in it's mouth. I hooked a small pike, 24 inches, in Northern Ontario. It was giving me a decent...
  9. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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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  23. 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.
  24. 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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