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    Melk, I'm really shocked and disappointed to...

    Melk,

    I'm really shocked and disappointed to hear that Fire Ants made it all the way to Maine. Are you sure they were Fire Ants. These guys make huge mounds (for ants anyway) routinely the...
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    Sticky: Warren, It is so great to see you posting here...

    Warren,

    It is so great to see you posting here again. I can only imagine how difficult the journey was for you and Debbie, but you were always in our prayers. Good luck and God Bless.

    Jim...
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    Been there done that, all too often. The worst I...

    Been there done that, all too often. The worst I ever got was while I was standing in about 2-3 inches of dry leaves in my back yard calling my dog who had decided to chase a cat into the woods. ...
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    We have some of them about that long in the lake...

    We have some of them about that long in the lake I live on, but they are nowhere near that fat. They are my "Mobie Dick" when I'm out fishing in my kayak. I've tried many times to entice one to...
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    You might try putting a couple of pieces of an...

    You might try putting a couple of pieces of an old rubber mouse pad in your wader pocket. They work great for gripping things like what you were faced with as well as multi-piece rods that don't...
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    I really miss Pickerel! Their slashing strikes...

    I really miss Pickerel! Their slashing strikes are heart-stoppingly fast,like fresh water Barracuda. I've only seen one caught here in Georgia and the person had to ask me what it was. They call...
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    Congratulations! That is a dandy fish. I wish I...

    Congratulations! That is a dandy fish. I wish I had an area where I could chase carp. They are heavy weight fighters and never give up. There are some huge grass carp in the lake I live on, but...
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    Congratulations Jack, I hope you love living out...

    Congratulations Jack, I hope you love living out there. Please check back in January or February and let us know how you like it;)


    Jim Smith
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    I also started casting with both hands a number...

    I also started casting with both hands a number of years ago, but I wouldn't say that I am nearly as proficient casting with my left hand. I find that it is very helpful when I have limited back...
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    Dave, I am not in the market for another three...

    Dave,

    I am not in the market for another three weight, but for that price, I may have to get one to use as a loaner when I take guests out to fish. It would make a fantastic outfit for bream and...
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll swing by today and...

    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll swing by today and pick some up to try.

    Jim Smith
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    David, My understanding is that the name...

    David, My understanding is that the name Shellcrackers comes from the fact that these fish like to eat snails as part of their diet. Quite often you find them in areas with submerged trees and...
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    Congratulations! Very nice fish. Red Ears (aka...

    Congratulations! Very nice fish. Red Ears (aka shellcrackers, stump knockers etc.) are loads of fun to catch because they tend to get so much larger than their cousins in the sunfish family. They...
  14. Thread: Meow!

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    I'm guessing that cat fish is either pre-spawn or...

    I'm guessing that cat fish is either pre-spawn or as Okflyfisher said just a pig. Very nice fish! They can be real bulldogs on a flyrod and a loads of fun to catch. Congratulations.

    Jim Smith
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    I have a float tube and a Hobie Outback kayak and...

    I have a float tube and a Hobie Outback kayak and I have fished out of a canoe. The Hobie Outback is the best fishing craft I have ever used, period. It uses a peddle system that moves fins under...
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    You can also use the clear plastic hose material...

    You can also use the clear plastic hose material found at Lowes or Home Depot. Cut it to the length you want and make a slit up the length of it. You can then grasp the material you want to store...
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    I use them as my go-to fly in both still water...

    I use them as my go-to fly in both still water and moving water. Just a pattern that consistently produces for me on a wide variety of different fish species.

    Jim Smith
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    Sticky: WOW! No that's really on the mend. Good luck...

    WOW! No that's really on the mend. Good luck Warren and keep getting well.

    Take care and God Bless.

    Jim Smith
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    Very nice Gill, especially for that far north. ...

    Very nice Gill, especially for that far north. They are loads of fun to catch when they get that big. Congrats.

    Jim Smith
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    I have a J. Austin Forbes Magnesium in my 2mwt and really like it. It only weighs 2.2 oz and is a well made reel. You need to shop around a bit to find them on sale, but it's worth it. Just one...
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    Sticky: Congratulations Warren!!! Hopefully you are home...

    Congratulations Warren!!! Hopefully you are home now, relaxing and getting well. Please know that we will continue to pray for you and Deb for your quick and complete recovery.

    Take care and God...
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    Cute idea Bill, You could use the J. Austin...

    Cute idea Bill, You could use the J. Austin Forbes micro reel and rod for the photos. The reel is about the size of a quarter and the rod's only 36 inches long. http://www.jaustinforbes.com/
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    I think the one that stands out in my mind the...

    I think the one that stands out in my mind the most is a Kingfisher that actually dived down and took my floating minnow pattern. I was so surprised that I stood there as he flew off, until he ran...
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    I used to fish with my 2 wt, but I switched up my...

    I used to fish with my 2 wt, but I switched up my 3 wt as many of the bream I catch are pretty good sized 12-13+ inches and my 2 wt doesn't have the backbone to keep them out of the submerged limbs...
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    They really are beautiful fish aren't they. I...

    They really are beautiful fish aren't they. I believe that pound for pound they are the hardest fighting fresh water fish in North America. Probably their most endearing trait is that they are most...
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