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  1. Thread: Leader for pike

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    I recently tried something called knot 2 kinky. I...

    I recently tried something called knot 2 kinky. I really like it a lot. Easy to tie and doesn't kink or bend like other materials. I found mine at Walmart but I know you can get it online. I'll be...
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    Where in northern Minnesota are you headed?

    Where in northern Minnesota are you headed?
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    I was planning on it but now I think I have to...

    I was planning on it but now I think I have to work the Fargo home show that same weekend. :mad:
  4. Looking for some graphic design (fly fishing related)

    Hi folks. I've been working on a boat project for about 4 years. Specifically a switch panel to control the electronics. Long story short, its ready to be installed except I want a really cool fly...
  5. Great Lakes Steelhead Advice (North Shore Lake Superior)

    A friend and I are heading up there Mothersday weekend. I've fished the Brule river in Wisconsin quite a few times but never the north shore. My questions are as follows.

    We will probably be...
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    Suggestions on a Trip

    This July I will turn 30. My wife, being the wonderful wife she is, told me she wants to plan a trip for me. We can't afford something super extravagant so I'm trying to figure out some options. ...
  7. Thread: Line Speed?

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    Nice work Silver Creek. I'm guessing your right....

    Nice work Silver Creek. I'm guessing your right. Probably a lot slower since it was such a large fly. Maybe in the 40mph range.
  8. Thread: Line Speed?

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    The barb was pinched, but I guess not good...

    The barb was pinched, but I guess not good enough. So I had to push it through.

    Thanks Uncle Jesse. I think that is close enough for me. Approx 60 mph is where I'm putting it. Probably a...
  9. Thread: Line Speed?

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    I went in to the clinic the next morning. Sadly,...

    I went in to the clinic the next morning. Sadly, because of another very embarrassing incident I have gotten a tetanus within the last 5 years :oops:

    I actually pushed the hook as far as I could...
  10. Thread: Line Speed?

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    Line Speed?

    So I had something happen last Friday, a first for me. While casting a bunny strip diver (6" or so long) I buried the hook in my forearm. I remember feeling like something was off in my casting...
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    I've gone several times. I agree it is a place to...

    I've gone several times. I agree it is a place to experience. Unfortunately I wasn't able to plan a trip this spring, but maybe in the fall.
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    I am going to try and focus on some flies for a...

    I am going to try and focus on some flies for a new kind of fishing I've been doing. Carp.

    Here is my list so far:
    Soft Hackle: Mustache Ride (by the rough fisher)
    Nymph: Carp Crack
    Dry: Not...
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    I've been waiting for a swap to join. I've never...

    I've been waiting for a swap to join. I've never done one can I hop in? I'll email Swapmeister Parnelli too.
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    We tried lots of different things. The only...

    We tried lots of different things. The only thing that got them going at all were the griffith's gnat.

    Fly Goddess- Maybe someday I can take you up on that. I went out to montana one time and...
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    Thanks for all your help. We made it out today...

    Thanks for all your help. We made it out today and it was sort of the way I expected. I caught a bunch of 6" bows. Then, out of no where, my fishing partner said fish. I looked over and his 6wt...
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    Thanks everyone. I've got my work cut out for...

    Thanks everyone. I've got my work cut out for me. I've only tied a couple for the trip and I'll have to tie a bunch more tonight.

    Uncle Jesse,
    There isn't a fly shop in my area. Gander has...
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    Flies for Rainbows in a lake

    I'm heading out tomorrow to give lake fishing for bows a shot. There is a little lake not far that is stocked with them. I need some suggestions on what to fish with. I figured I'd tie up some...
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    First Run in with a musky

    I've been musky fishing for a while, so I guess it wasn't my first, but the first on the fly. We decided to go out yesterday and give it a good try.

    We got out there and started fishing. It wasn't...
  19. Thread: New Guy!

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    I agree. Those fish I harder than hell to catch....

    I agree. Those fish I harder than hell to catch. Fly fishing or standard tackle, they are fun! I'm hoping to go give it a solid try on a fly this weekend. We'll see how that goes. I've boated...
  20. Thread: New Guy!

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! ...

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

    Nighthawk. unfortunately I didn't catch that musky on the fly, but non the less it was a life changing experience.

    I'm working on a new blog post from...
  21. Thread: New Guy!

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    New Guy!

    Hey Guys, I'm a new guy around here. I've lurked a little around here. Popperfly sent me over here from another forum awhile ago.

    I though I'd stop in and say hi!

    I fish for lots of different...
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