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    Orangespotted Sunfish

    Wanted one of these on the fly rod for quite some time. Finally happened. Beautiful spawning male Orangespotted Sunfish!
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/48DD89C5-2801-4F5F-B8E1-C2B3EA4F48E6.jpg
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  2. Thread: Pig Boats

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    Really nicely done! Really like the bluegill...

    Really nicely done! Really like the bluegill one. To get the orange on half of the head, did you just apply orange marker between layers of resin?
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    I lived in northern Illinois for 7 years. ...

    I lived in northern Illinois for 7 years. Central Iowa for the remainder of my 50+ years. Moving in a month or so to St Louis, MO. Not ready to retire yet, but it seems like the right direction. ...
  4. Thread: Goldfish

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    Variety rocks! :) Thanks, Lee!

    Variety rocks! :) Thanks, Lee!
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    Tried again yesterday evening. No goldies. Did...

    Tried again yesterday evening. No goldies. Did catch a channel cat with LOTS of spots:
    https://s7.gifyu.com/images/75B2DF16-38B5-450E-993D-C04AE7B9141D.jpg
  6. Thread: Goldfish

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    Awesome! It would be more interesting if the...

    Awesome!
    It would be more interesting if the water was clear and these fish could be spotted and targeted....but that is not the case. I've been catching these fish in probably 12"-30" of water,...
  7. Thread: Goldfish

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    Goldfish

    I've hit a local pond a couple times in the past week or so. I'd fished it once before a couple years ago, hoping to catch some of the big goldfish I'd heard live there. I didn't catch any goldfish...
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    I watched the grass carp video again...barbless...

    I watched the grass carp video again...barbless hook??? I'm amazed that fish didn't shake it loose! Good job!
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    I'm not sure...are they a special beadhead, with...

    I'm not sure...are they a special beadhead, with cutouts on the sides to insert eyes?
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    I totally agree! Extremely well done!

    I totally agree! Extremely well done!
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    Yes, I had this PM as well.

    Yes, I had this PM as well.
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    That's beautiful, well done!

    That's beautiful, well done!
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    Those look great!

    Those look great!
  14. Sounds really good! Do you have some pictures of...

    Sounds really good! Do you have some pictures of it you could post?
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    Excellent work!

    Excellent work!
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    I agree, those look great!

    I agree, those look great!
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    Good for you! Glad you feel better and can do...

    Good for you! Glad you feel better and can do the things you love most.
    I'm a desk jockey... my job involves siting in front of a computer screen all day. I don't really exercise, most of my...
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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...
  20. 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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