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    I have an 11' 8wt that I use for steelhead off...

    I have an 11' 8wt that I use for steelhead off of Lake Michigan. The length makes mending easier It also makes fighting big fish easier. Thinking about trying it out on the White later this month....
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    AMEN brother!

    AMEN brother!
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    Take a look at the Manchester area. There's...

    Take a look at the Manchester area. There's pretty good public access & the fishing isn't too shabby. Don't miss the hatchery either.
  4. Thread: Spring

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    The weather person said we're supposta ge some of...

    The weather person said we're supposta ge some of the same on friday here in S W Mo. 80 here today. Whoda thunk it? Snow in May!
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    Try comming from down stream with a soft hackle...

    Try comming from down stream with a soft hackle BELOW a nymph or a scud. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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    Erie steelhead

    What can anyone tell me about Lake Erie steelhead fishing in Ohio? Things like where, when, What to use, motels, restaraunts & saloons etc. Been to Lake Michigan & now lookin' for 'new water.' ...
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    Start likin' it cause it ain't gonna get no...

    Start likin' it cause it ain't gonna get no better. A man's got to know his limitations
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    Just got back from 3 days offishing in N GA. The...

    Just got back from 3 days offishing in N GA. The fishing was GREAT! The catching was only so so. Land owners are leary of people comming on because a few dopes trash the area. I found that if...
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    I ride a V Star classic & usually take 4 piece...

    I ride a V Star classic & usually take 4 piece rods bungied to the sissy bar. The rest of my 'stuff' goes in the bags. Enjoy the best of both worlds!
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    live near Taneycomo & Beaver tail waters, both on...

    live near Taneycomo & Beaver tail waters, both on the White River. The fluctuation of water releases makes the hatches a little different than on freestone streams. S'OK, just makes a guy think a...
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    I'm fortunate to live near two tailwater...

    I'm fortunate to live near two tailwater fisheries. Beaver & Tablerock dams offer very good fishing. You HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION!! When the water starts to rise, get out of the river on the same...
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    I recomend drinking, smoking & if you're still...

    I recomend drinking, smoking & if you're still able chase some wild women. If you're in the service you probably already know about those vices. All that from over 20 yrs experience.
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    Take a look at W W Grigg rods. I've owned one...

    Take a look at W W Grigg rods. I've owned one for several years & hooked & landed lottsa cold & warm water fish. Some call me cheap but I prefer frugal. Now that I'm on that 'fixed income' thing,...
  14. Thread: "Nymphers"

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    I only fish when I'm alone or with somebody.

    I only fish when I'm alone or with somebody.
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    Long as mom 'n the boy are OK the rest'll take...

    Long as mom 'n the boy are OK the rest'll take care of itself. Congrats to the lucky parrents. Treat him right & spoil heck out of him. These days 'n times he's got a tough row to hoe.
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    We're not 'cheap'. We're 'frugal'! Part of...

    We're not 'cheap'. We're 'frugal'!
    Part of the game, for me, is to find serviceable equipment at a reasonable price. Being on a so called fixed income The option of being extravagent is not...
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    Ye're fighin' it. Go with the flow & enjoy it. ...

    Ye're fighin' it. Go with the flow & enjoy it. I know things start to not work as well as they used to but that's all part of the scheme of things. The big guy never lets us know the whole plan...
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    Try brown buggers. Hang on & take a deep seat. ...

    Try brown buggers. Hang on & take a deep seat. This next ride's gonna make LSD seem like baby asprin
  19. I like shorter rods myself. A lot of the streams...

    I like shorter rods myself. A lot of the streams around here are only about two or three rod lengths wide & covered with trees. Long rods seem to want me to leave flies in those trees. Bringing a...
  20. You guest'er chester!!!

    You guest'er chester!!!
  21. & Capps creek & Hickory creek & turnback creek ...

    & Capps creek
    & Hickory creek
    & turnback creek
    & Williams creek
    & Stahls creek
    & Center creek
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    This past fall I was in the driftless area in...

    This past fall I was in the driftless area in Wisconsin. Stopped & asked a land owner if I could fish the stream that crossed his place. He gave me the most puzzeled look & then said, "Sure. ...
  23. I live in S W Mo & there are several places...

    I live in S W Mo & there are several places within easy driving distance to fish cold & warm water. I do it often now that I've joined the ranks of the retired.
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    Short rods are just the checker for small creeks....

    Short rods are just the checker for small creeks. I have a 7' 3/4 wt graphite that I carry to the creeks around here. It's more than up to the task. Takes a little to catch on to operating it. ...
  25. I remember that stuf. Used to cover the top with...

    I remember that stuf. Used to cover the top with the heal of my hand, turn it over till the top was full then turn it over till it all drained in to the bottom again, screw on the top & have a fly...
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