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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    I have seen her follow me around the pond a...

    I have seen her follow me around the pond a couple of times this year. Maybe she always does, and I just don't see her? When I've seen her, I can't get her to strike anything, but she will follow...
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    Same Fish, 3rd Time This Year

    There's a 20-inch bass in a local public pond I occasionally fish that has a very distinguishing characteristic...a big split in its pectoral fin.
    I've caught him while flyfishing 3 times this year,...
  4. Nice Brookie, Joe! Warren...I'm a bit jealous...

    Nice Brookie, Joe!
    Warren...I'm a bit jealous you can smoke a pipe while you fish. :) I do cigars when I fish, cuz the pipe is too heavy to hold with my teeth!
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    That looks like it would really work well around...

    That looks like it would really work well around here.
  6. Stellar pictures! :)

    Stellar pictures! :)
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    I like Warren's response. :D Its difficult to...

    I like Warren's response. :D

    Its difficult to make generalizations sound like absolutes, because there are so many different fishing situations and species-specific fish behaviors that need to be...
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    That's a great carp! I love how small they make...

    That's a great carp! I love how small they make the rod & reel look! :D
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    Those look really great!

    Those look really great!
  10. Thread: What a day!

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    Really awesome! Those are some beautiful fish!

    Really awesome! Those are some beautiful fish!
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    I suspect some of the success of a particular...

    I suspect some of the success of a particular pattern, or lack thereof, has to do with how an angler uses/works/presents it.
    I have a buddy who I've fished with for over 20 years. We've learned...
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    Like Pillcaster, I also used a 6wt BVK for...

    Like Pillcaster, I also used a 6wt BVK for smallies while river fishing this year. Great rod, and really casts poppers well!
    I also used a 12' 5wt switch rod (Allen Olympic series) one day on the...
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    That's a really great picture, Bill! BVK rod? :)

    That's a really great picture, Bill!
    BVK rod? :)
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    Get out fishing! :) I'm busy being torn between...

    Get out fishing! :)
    I'm busy being torn between fishing for White Bass
    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/FishnDave/2014FishPics/00C9E7E6-2322-4435-89AE-AC36A0A23D04_zps9bqodkf6.jpg
    or...
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    Yes, substitute with whatever you have or can...

    Yes, substitute with whatever you have or can find. I'm not sure the materials I used were the same as on the one in the picture I found.
    Here's the original image...it also used a lip to increase...
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    The front hook is a #4 Allen SW001. The rear...

    The front hook is a #4 Allen SW001. The rear hook can be a #6 -#2 standard 3XL or 4XL streamer hook.
    The wire I got at a craft store. Its almost too stiff, but it works. The mylar tubing is 1/4"...
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    Bill's Articulated Baitfish

    I encountered a picture of a Bill's Articulated Baitfish online. I only had a picture, no recipe or instructions...but I thought it looked interesting, so I gave it a shot....
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    No surf perch here....but we can provide the...

    No surf perch here....but we can provide the other half of a "surf and turf"! :)
    Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing them.
  19. Thread: Bass Buggin'

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    That is exciting action...he SHOULD be hooked! ...

    That is exciting action...he SHOULD be hooked! :)
    Way to go, Ralph!
  20. Thread: Robin

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    Very nice. :)...

    Very nice. :)
    http://pastortomsims.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c745453ef0120a5842227970b-pi
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    Mike, the eyes arrived. I'll put 'em to good...

    Mike, the eyes arrived. I'll put 'em to good use..THANK YOU! :)
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    Yes Mike, I'll take them off your hands! :)...

    Yes Mike, I'll take them off your hands! :)
    I'll PM you my address.
  23. Thread: Educate me

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    The seeming ideal hook size for bluegills flies...

    The seeming ideal hook size for bluegills flies is ~ #10. One size larger or smaller than that would be really good as well. I've caught 'em on much bigger, but at lower percentages. This general...
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    There are more folks trying flyfishing here in...

    There are more folks trying flyfishing here in central Iowa. Just in the past week I've seen other folks flyfishing the local public ponds...and yesterday on my way home from work, I was driving up...
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    Cycler68, I have not tried either of those...

    Cycler68, I have not tried either of those rivers. I didn't even know Iowa had a Rock River! :) I lived in northern Illinois for a time, and there is a Rock River there that definitely has a good...
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