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    That's great! Ditto!

    That's great!

    Ditto!
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    Sticky: Rick, I've enjoyed the articles I've read that...

    Rick, I've enjoyed the articles I've read that you have written. Thank you!
    You've shared some of your innovative fly patterns that flat out catch fish! Thank you!
    You were a very generous host...
  3. Thanks, @jcampbell , that Panfish Wiggler looks...

    Thanks, @jcampbell , that Panfish Wiggler looks good!
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    Ho Ho HO! I see what you did there! :D

    Ho Ho HO! I see what you did there! :D
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    Nice work on those! :D

    Nice work on those! :D
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    Summary of 2019.... -I caught 22 fish species on...

    Summary of 2019....
    -I caught 22 fish species on flies in Iowa this year.
    -I caught fewer carp and catfish on flies than last year, but did get a new Personal Best carp on the fly... 35", 22 lbs....
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    Those all look great, Jim! That's a good idea,...

    Those all look great, Jim! That's a good idea, the split shot on the hook of choice. Plus, the soft lead might let you shape the head a bit if needed to get microjig to balance correctly when...
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    Jim, Most of the microjigs I'm using are 1/80th...

    Jim,
    Most of the microjigs I'm using are 1/80th oz. I have some up to 1/48th oz ...and even a few up to 1/32nd oz for bass. The reason for the larger ones isn't for the extra weight, its for the...
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    Yes! Microjigs catch the heck outta fish! Mine...

    Yes! Microjigs catch the heck outta fish!
    Mine are just a bit different....more of a Springbrook Wunder color variant. I've only recently started tying up some that have eyes....
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    Nice weekend, right? Despite it being nice on...

    Nice weekend, right?
    Despite it being nice on Saturday, the local ponds remained iced over. By almost dark, there were a few small openings, probably made by waterfowl. Fortunately, the...
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    Got out for a bit on the last day of November...

    Got out for a bit on the last day of November 2019. It was cloudy, drizzling, 38 degrees, and windy. Hit 2 local public ponds, caught one bass, one crappie, and missed several other good strikes. ...
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    I flyfished some public ponds yesterday. Pretty...

    I flyfished some public ponds yesterday. Pretty nice day to be outside.
    I caught 5 bass, 6 crappies, and 11 bluegills.
    https://s5.gifyu.com/images/473A1AFA-4175-4E06-A592-675DFF804239.jpg

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    Wow, my bad.....yes, 1/2" brush is what Blane was...

    Wow, my bad.....yes, 1/2" brush is what Blane was using, and what I bought...even though I convinced myself it was 3/4"!
    Anyway.... Here's some more I've tied recently:...
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    Flyfished Saturday. Saw a narrow band of ice...

    Flyfished Saturday. Saw a narrow band of ice along the shoreline.
    It was slow going...but somewhat steady...until the wind died in the afternoon.
    Ended up with 15+ Bass, and ~ 10 Crappies....
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    Get out your flyrod Float-n-Fly for bass. It...

    Get out your flyrod Float-n-Fly for bass. It works!
    Got out on Saturday to try out a couple new rods. Caught a couple bluegills, some crappies, and some bass....
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    Yes, it was kind of strange, I thought...although...

    Yes, it was kind of strange, I thought...although the brook trout streams we fished have natural reproduction and are not stocked...we didn't catch any under maybe 9". We did catch some 5"-6"...
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    Nice! Looks like a good floater... and fish...

    Nice! Looks like a good floater... and fish catcher. :smile:
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    Gorgeous! Great tie, Scott!

    Gorgeous! Great tie, Scott!
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    Flyfished Sunday afternoon. Caught bluegills,...

    Flyfished Sunday afternoon. Caught bluegills, crappies, and bass.
    https://s3.gifyu.com/images/9B0D1251-DC58-43BF-A4C5-B974E97FD5A3.jpg


    Biggest bass turned out to be my biggest of the year so...
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    Thanks, Lee! Yes, I only caught a few Rainbows...

    Thanks, Lee! Yes, I only caught a few Rainbows on the last day that had fins clipped /worn down from a hatchery. All the rest had really nice fins.
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    They have 1/2" ? Not sure I saw those. That...

    They have 1/2" ? Not sure I saw those. That seems very small, let me know how those work!
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    (There was a 10-photo limit on the previous...

    (There was a 10-photo limit on the previous post....)
    https://s3.gifyu.com/images/C5203927-9088-4AED-B848-9A44CAB655C1.jpg
    Great trip! One tip...if you are in the area, stop and eat at Dave's Gus &...
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    My buddy Jay and I spent 3 days in NE Iowa...

    My buddy Jay and I spent 3 days in NE Iowa flyfishing trout streams this week.
    First, the stream conditions: NE Iowa has gotten a LOT of rain in the past 3 weeks, including one event that dumped...
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    Norm, I got the 3/4" Streamer Brushes from...

    Norm, I got the 3/4" Streamer Brushes from www.rdflyfishing.com, a division of Renzetti. I'd include the full link here, but I can't get to it from this computer... it's blocked by my company's...
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    Thanks! Not GT. REN.

    Thanks! Not GT. REN.
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