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    Thanks! Buggy as all get-out! Ended up...

    Thanks! Buggy as all get-out!

    Ended up catching several 'gills, a small Crappie, and even a Channel Cat on one of them tonight!
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    Bear's Hex Nymph

    Bear's Hex Nymph, from the FOTW. 3xl curved-shank hook, size 12. Caught some nice gills the other night on one of these, decided to do some more, just in case.

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    I've been catching them all Spring with spinning...

    I've been catching them all Spring with spinning gear. I need to leave that at home and just take some fly rods out....
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    First Smallie on-the-fly!

    Stopped off at a lake about a mile from my home. I wanted to see if any Hexes would be coming off. I figured on casting a Gurgle-Pop with a Hex nymph on a drop below the GP. Then, when the Hexes...
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    I've been meaning to tie some Royal Wulff...

    I've been meaning to tie some Royal Wulff parachutes. I may have to go this route instead!
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    Nice! When I lived in Oklahoma, there were a...

    Nice!

    When I lived in Oklahoma, there were a few lakes that had Hex hatches. None of the hatches were very big, just a few here and there. I only tried targetting the Hex hatch at sunset a few...
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    I'm thinking the same thing. I picked up some...

    I'm thinking the same thing. I picked up some yellow razor foam a few days ago. I still need to build or buy a gallows tool (Scott, I have the post you did about building one bookmarked :) ).
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    Scott, that looks good. Have you don't something...

    Scott, that looks good. Have you don't something similar to match a Hex? Some kind of Carnage Hex?
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    Damselfly hatch in Michigan

    Took my kayak out this afternoon. I wasn't fly-fishing, but....

    I had to thread my way through an emergent weedbed to get to where I wanted to fish. I saw what, at first, appeared to be lots of...
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    Nice! I need to find a place up here in MI...

    Nice!

    I need to find a place up here in MI that has hybrid sunnies. I miss fishing for those!
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    Michigan Crappie on-the-fly

    Stopped at a park on the way home from work today. Pulled out my fly rod, and tied on the rig I've been using for the past couple weeks, a popper-dropper with a Gurgle-Pop and a Heterogenius nymph...
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    Thank you, Scott! I noticed some Caddis the last...

    Thank you, Scott! I noticed some Caddis the last time I had my kayak out. This pattern would match them pretty good!
  13. Thread: Mayfly ID?

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    Yes, this was still water. It's way to early for...

    Yes, this was still water. It's way to early for a Hex; plus Hexes are about 3 times bigger.

    Honestly, I think species ID probably isn't that important? Just tie up some kind dry fly (probably a...
  14. Thread: Mayfly ID?

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    Mayfly ID?

    Hoping some of you all can help me. I was out bank-fishing at a public park, playing with the Bluegill and other panfish. We my wife and I left, I found a Mayfly inside the vehicle. My wife took a...
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    Do you have a hook / hackle gauge? That would...

    Do you have a hook / hackle gauge? That would probably be the best way to check.

    I don't have a problem with jumbling my hooks up. However, in the rare instances where my flies actually get...
  16. Thread: Fish ID

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    That is not a Shad. I've netted enough Shad for...

    That is not a Shad. I've netted enough Shad for bait when I lived in OK to know. I'm going with Golden Shiner as well. It has the body shape for one. I caught a Golden Shiner about that big on a...
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    Ray, if I remember right, a couple years ago...

    Ray, if I remember right, a couple years ago ScottP mentioned in one of his posts that he steams his herl before tying.
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    I do a white and chartreuse 1/80th microjig. ...

    I do a white and chartreuse 1/80th microjig. Like yours, the one I do catches just about everything!
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    Briminators, PTNs or variants, scuds, Drowned...

    Briminators, PTNs or variants, scuds, Drowned Mosquito soft hackles, etc. Usually fished under a Gurgle-Pop or foam hopper.
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    Thanks Ralph! Now I gotta get a new fly box...

    Thanks Ralph!

    Now I gotta get a new fly box and start a Steelhead box :)
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    I know I'm dredging up an old thread, but I have...

    I know I'm dredging up an old thread, but I have a question for Ralph. Have you tried these for Steelhead? Any modifications?

    I've been been tying these on a size 8 round-bend hook. Like you,...
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    Thanks for the tips!

    Thanks for the tips!
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    Looks like I need to get some 1mm foam, and...

    Looks like I need to get some 1mm foam, and build/buy a gallows tool......

    That's a great-looking bug, Scott!
  24. Gerri, I got my kit at Cabela's. $49.99 for the...

    Gerri, I got my kit at Cabela's. $49.99 for the Thick and the Thin varieties of Goo, plus the light. Batteries not included. That torch is BRIGHT!

    Stab, yeah, I knew that about Scorpions. ...
  25. Found a new use for the torch for Clear Cure Goo!!!

    Last week I bought a starter kit for Clear Cure Goo, with a tube of thick, a tube of thin, and the torch. I've tied a few flies with it, and have liked the results.

    Last night, I started tying...
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