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    I think the blood knot is probably the hardest...

    I think the blood knot is probably the hardest for me to tie. I use furled leaders so I don't make my own leaders anymore which is what I mainly used the blood knot for. The only time I use it now...
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    Seaguar is a good brand. I would think any of...

    Seaguar is a good brand. I would think any of the name brand fluorocarbon would do the trick. I, unfortunately, do not pay attention to the line diameter. I have spools of various fluorocarbon in...
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    Nice work, Scott. Not quite my idea of a...

    Nice work, Scott. Not quite my idea of a "simple" soft hackle. For me it looks like it would be a great panfish pattern. I'll have to give it a try, though my inclination would be to tie it on a...
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    My salt water club works one of the warm water...

    My salt water club works one of the warm water ones. Not a whole lot of trout in South Jersey. We act as lake guides for the participants on the last day of the retreat. Each guide ties 14 flies,...
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    Panfish Clousers

    I tied up a few Clousers to target panfish, mainly crappie. Plan to fish them below a small slip bobber, aka strike indicator.

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  6. Thread: Some Clousers

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    Some Clousers

    I've been tying up some Clousers for m SW Fly Fishing club's table at the NJ Fly Tying Show in January.

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    Sorry, Rick. I should have started a new thread....

    Sorry, Rick. I should have started a new thread. If it's not mylar tubing, what did you use for the body?
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    I'm playing around with a new bass pattern for...

    I'm playing around with a new bass pattern for next season. Still needs a bit of tweaking.
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  9. I did at one time own a deep cycle battery, long...

    I did at one time own a deep cycle battery, long gone, for my trolling motor which I gave to the guys I fish with who have boats. The guy I fish with carries two deep cycle batteries in his boat, in...
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    I guess the question would be where are you going...

    I guess the question would be where are you going to be using it? What type of boat are you going to mount it on? What are you fishing for? Do you want a basic depth/fish finder or one with all...
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    I'm a fair to middlin' caster. I'm not going to...

    I'm a fair to middlin' caster. I'm not going to cast 100'. I can control my cast out to between 50 and 60 feet. Then it gets ugly. I could teach someone to cast, but it's a do as I say not at I...
  12. Thread: Hot Diggity Dog

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    Nice. I can see that working as a pan fish fly...

    Nice. I can see that working as a pan fish fly or possibly carp. What's the roll made from?
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    Nice fish, Dave. Hope I run into a 10 inch...

    Nice fish, Dave. Hope I run into a 10 inch bluegill next week. Mainly, I'll only see bluegill and pumpkinseed, yellow perch, crappie, chain pickerel and bass I've only seen bullheads in the lake...
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    I'm heading out for a week's worth of fishing. ...

    I'm heading out for a week's worth of fishing. The water should be warm enough that the bluegills should be spawning and the bass just coming off the beds. Fish from shore, dock and boat. I'm...
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    The Brodhead is about 45 minutes a bit south and...

    The Brodhead is about 45 minutes a bit south and east of you. The upper Lehigh has already been mentioned. There are numerous small streams, creeks and beaver ponds in the area. Unfortunately,...
  16. Thread: Bullheads

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    Ugly looking critters. I've never really fished...

    Ugly looking critters. I've never really fished for bullheads or other catfish. My buddies and I are renting a house on a lake in the Poconos in late May. There's a dock we can fish off of. I...
  17. Thread: Sponge Spiders

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    May would probably be closer to the bluegill...

    May would probably be closer to the bluegill spawn. My buddies and I rent a house up near Lake Wallenpaupack toward the end of May. We had to cancel last year. We've all had our vaccines and are...
  18. Thread: Some bass bugs

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    If you look you can see an opening in front of...

    If you look you can see an opening in front of the hook point, the back part of the foam sits just at the top of the hook bend. Theoretically, when a bass hits it will push the foam down. I'll have...
  19. Thread: Some bass bugs

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    Some bass bugs

    I've been working on some bass bugs the last month or so. Tying up enough to fit into fly boxes I've been putting together out of clear plastic photo holders and 6 mm white craft foam. The boxes are...
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    I using the quick reply right now. At the top of...

    I using the quick reply right now. At the top of the reply box, you'll see a row of symbols in smaller boxes. The next to the last box has 4 symbols. Click on the third symbol. It looks like it...
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    A couple of foam bass top water bass bugs

    A couple of top water bass bugs I've been working on. First one is Meade's Gutless Frog. I didn't even know this pattern existed until last week. So this is my first try with it. Probably needs a...
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    Probably some sort trauma. I fish live bait ever...

    Probably some sort trauma. I fish live bait ever so often. The minnows, especially after they've been hit by something, will get that bright red coloration in the whites of their eyes. Here's a...
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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Let's start out with ugly. I cannibalized an old soft plastic for the tails, spinner bait skirt, some ice chenille, and heads that were suppose to make nymphs look more realistic.
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    and what...
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    Nice looking poppers. I like that color...

    Nice looking poppers. I like that color combination. I'll have to remember it when I start working on poppers over the winter. I'm basically lazy and use the preformed soft foam popper bodies,...
  25. Thread: Revised Flies

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    It appears to be I can now pedal a stationary...

    It appears to be I can now pedal a stationary bike. Couldn't do that last week.
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