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    Good job, Bill! They are a challenge....and...

    Good job, Bill! They are a challenge....and worth it! :)
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    I don't have experience with dry fly hooks that...

    I don't have experience with dry fly hooks that small... but I will say that I tied a fly on a #10 dry fly hook from Allen Fly Fishing
    (http://www.allenflyfishing.com/d101-standard-dry-fly)
    ....and...
  3. Thread: Am I alone?

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    First....Happy Birthday, Ray! :D Flies get...

    First....Happy Birthday, Ray! :D

    Flies get lost to snags or destroyed by fish. Giving some away to anglers who would actually use them wouldn't necessarily discourage them from tying their own as...
  4. Thread: wedded bliss

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    Congratulations, and best wishes for the next 30+!

    Congratulations, and best wishes for the next 30+!
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    That's a great Top 5!

    That's a great Top 5!
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    Redear Sunfish (a.k.a. Shellcrackers)

    Always hoped it woud, but never actually thought this would happen: After 10 years of flyfishing locally, I found a pond in town that has a few Redear Sunfish in it. Pretty awesome!...
  7. Thread: Meow!

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    Yeah, they definitely have not spawned yet. They...

    Yeah, they definitely have not spawned yet. They seem to be feeding a LOT right now, too, due to the heavy rains.
  8. Thread: Meow!

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    Caught another one yesterday. A bit shorter, but...

    Caught another one yesterday. A bit shorter, but this one also had a HUGE belly on it....
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    LIKE!!!! Any chance you could reverse the dark...

    LIKE!!!!
    Any chance you could reverse the dark and light bands? ha, TOTALLY KIDDING! :)
    I've heard that stinger hook placement like you've got there is key to good hookups much of the time.
  10. Thread: Meow!

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    Meow!

    The recent rains in my area have raised the water levels in the local ponds, and the catfish are loving it! Flyfished during lunch today, saw several catfish gulp something at the surface. I...
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    ooops. Correction, I have a Nautilus FW on mine....

    ooops. Correction, I have a Nautilus FW on mine. The Konic is on my 6wt. Both are great reels.
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    I use a Lamson Konic II on mine. Its a great...

    I use a Lamson Konic II on mine. Its a great combo. Also check out the Allen line of reels.
    http://www.allenflyfishing.com/reels/
  13. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Thanks! The original photo was little more than...

    Thanks! The original photo was little more than a dark silhouette. So I tried to lighten/brighten it, which brings out even more of the bad stuff, turns out.
    Yeah...I was on an adrenaline high for...
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    NICE! Beautiful Mirror, Bill! :)

    NICE! Beautiful Mirror, Bill! :)
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    Ah....LOVE the roiling foam of a freshly poured...

    Ah....LOVE the roiling foam of a freshly poured Guiness! Good-looking fly! :)
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    10 inchers are extremely rare in public waters...

    10 inchers are extremely rare in public waters around here. If you can find 8" and above, you're doing WELL! :) Good job, they are fun!
  17. Thread: Grass Carp

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    I agree, Tim! They simply catch fish! Boa...

    I agree, Tim! They simply catch fish! Boa Yarn Leeches were practically all I used for several years, and I caught practically every thing on them.. I will start using them more once again,...
  18. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Rick....would this be the biggest fish caught (so...

    Rick....would this be the biggest fish caught (so far) on a Boa Yarn Leech?
  19. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Grass Carp

    I caught this 41.5" (calculated wt. 35.5 lbs) Grass Carp last night with a 5 wt fly rod with 8 lb tippet. It hit a light gray Rick Z's Boa Yarn Leech tied on a #8 dry fly hook.
    At the hookset, it...
  20. Thread: Big Gill

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    Excellent, good job! :)

    Excellent, good job! :)
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    Len, I remember you posting the pictures of the...

    Len,
    I remember you posting the pictures of the fireplace before...And now (as Paul Harvey would say) we know the rest of the story. Thanks for sharing this cool story! :)
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    Excellent story and pictures. Sounds very...

    Excellent story and pictures. Sounds very exciting! Thank you for sharing. :)
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    Well done! Drifting under an indicator, or...

    Well done! Drifting under an indicator, or free-drifting?
    I've hooked a few, but haven't landed one yet this year.
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    Fun indeed! :) Good job!

    Fun indeed! :) Good job!
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    I WISH I could say, "I fly-cast with such tight...

    I WISH I could say, "I fly-cast with such tight loops, I can lasso a bird out of the air on my backcast!" And I did. But I don't. :)
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