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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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  9. 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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    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....
  15. Thread: 30 inch carp

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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...
  16. Thread: 30 inch carp

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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,...
  21. Thread: Carp & Bass

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    Carp & Bass

    Flyfished a local city pond yesterday evening. Caught some bluegills and a nice 24.5" Carp before switching to a popper for the dusk Bass bite....
  22. Thread: White Bass

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    Normal pool water elevation at this reservoir is...

    Normal pool water elevation at this reservoir is is 836'...the all-time record water elevation is 892'...2' above the emergency spillway!
    56' of water above "normal"...is a LOT OF WATER. I'm sure...
  23. Thread: White Bass

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    Ha! I was hoping that wouldn't get noticed......

    Ha! I was hoping that wouldn't get noticed... THANKS Uncle Jesse!!

    Its an Iowa Cubs (farm club) shirt...and I was wearing it under a much nicer shirt. But I didn't want to get the nicer shirt...
  24. Thread: White Bass

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    White Bass

    A buddy called me yesterday before noon, to say the fish were biting in the local reservoir, which has risen to 27.5' above normal in the past 7-8 days and continues to rise.
    I headed out there...
  25. Thread: Carp & Cats

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    I'm really liking this rod! Casts great, fights...

    I'm really liking this rod! Casts great, fights fish great. Trout and crappies put up a good fight on it, but you can still put some muscle on the carp, catfish and smallies, too!
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