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  1. Thread: What a day!

    by FishnDave
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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.
  10. Thread: Bass Buggin'

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

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

    by FishnDave
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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.
  14. Thread: Educate me

    by FishnDave
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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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    Wow! I have to admit I'd never heard of any of...

    Wow! I have to admit I'd never heard of any of those parks/ponds...but they all look GREAT on Google Earth! :)
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    Mike, I'd say the river I was fishing isn't much...

    Mike, I'd say the river I was fishing isn't much bigger than that stream/river that runs on the east side of Alton, up by you. What is that river (I saw it on Google Earth), and is there any fish in...
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    Iowa Smallies

    I waded and flyfished a new-to-me 1/2-mile section of a small river. Considering this river had basically dried up each of the past 2 summers, I was pleased to find any fish at all....
  20. Thread: 30 inch carp

    by FishnDave
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    Bill, it looks like your picture was taken in...

    Bill, it looks like your picture was taken in low-light conditions which required using a flash? A buddy of mine was just telling me In-Fisherman reported on Carp that (quote from my buddy) "Food...
  21. Thread: 30 inch carp

    by FishnDave
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    VERY nice carp, Bill! :)

    VERY nice carp, Bill! :)
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    I've done well on the local reservoir with a...

    I've done well on the local reservoir with a white mylar woolly bugger too. With a pink brass beadhead. I don't think the pink is the key, its just what I was using. The main forage is shad, so...
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    I've tied some, but have not put them in front of...

    I've tied some, but have not put them in front of any fish yet.
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    Anyway...I also caught bluegills, crappies,...

    Anyway...I also caught bluegills, crappies, hybrid sunfish, and green sunfish.
    On July 5th, after we got 1.4" of rain earlier in the day, all the ponds were high and stained. I was still able to see...
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    July 3-6, 2014

    I flyfished 3 ponds over the holiday weekend...in fact I visited each one twice! Mostly I was flyfishing with bass-sized poppers. Fished the wide range of conditions...clear waters on a sunny day,...
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