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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...
  5. For the sunfish, I would switch to a size 12 soft...

    For the sunfish, I would switch to a size 12 soft hackle with very little weight added to it. If you tie them with a bead head, keep it small and I would use colored glass beads. Cast it out, let it...
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    Sticky: That's great news!!! He's looking terrific and...

    That's great news!!! He's looking terrific and hopefully when he gets home, he'll heal even faster. Thank you so much for keeping us posted on Warren's progress.

    God Bless

    Jim Smith
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    Nice fish. They must still be pre-spawn up in...

    Nice fish. They must still be pre-spawn up in your neck of the woods. Nice fat fish, excellent condition and no torn or worn caudal fin. Very pretty bass.

    Jim Smith
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    Hands down my most productive pattern. I use...

    Hands down my most productive pattern. I use rabbit fur for the tail as it is much more durable and I find that black is the most productive color for the waters I fish. I sometimes add a beadhead...
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    Sticky: Thanks Newbee. I check FAOL several times a day...

    Thanks Newbee. I check FAOL several times a day just hoping to get an update on Warren. Please say hello to him for me and let him know that we're still praying for him.

    Take care and have a...
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    Sure they do. I've caught bass on dry flies, but...

    Sure they do. I've caught bass on dry flies, but they're usually smaller bass under 15 inches. As a rule the larger the bass, the larger the food items it tries to take. It's a matter of...
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    Other than it uses more tippet material with a...

    Other than it uses more tippet material with a longer loop, it probably doesn't make too much difference. That being said, I use a non-slip loop knot for 95% of my fly fishing and I always try to...
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    Greg, My apologies. In looking through my...

    Greg,

    My apologies. In looking through my supplies, I find that it was a badger pelt that I purchased not a woodchuck. You're more than welcome to a patch of that pelt if you'd like. The...
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    Greg, Let me check in my supplies. I seem to...

    Greg,

    Let me check in my supplies. I seem to remember buying an entire hide a while back. I'll check this afternoon and let you know. If I have it, it's yours.

    Jim Smith
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    Nice picture of a gorgeous fish! I also get some...

    Nice picture of a gorgeous fish! I also get some pretty nice bass on small flies this time of year. Later in the summer, I switch to large streamers made from Polar Fiber or Icelandic Sheep Hair. ...
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    Sticky: Great news and great photos! Thank you so much...

    Great news and great photos! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and for letting Warren know how much he is missed here on FAOL.

    Jim Smith
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    VERY nice bass! I'm amazed that you were able to...

    VERY nice bass! I'm amazed that you were able to land it. I've had bass grab other fish I was fighting and every time I get "them" near the bank/boat, the larger fish spits out the prey and slowly...
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    I've had excellent luck with Carter's SEM...

    I've had excellent luck with Carter's SEM Sculpin. I tie them in bright colors for Crappie and when tied in black it also produces some VERY nice big bream and bass.
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    Dave, Here's a couple of pictures from one...

    Dave,

    Here's a couple of pictures from one outing last year. I don't usually take my camera out in the kayak as it is fairly expensive and as you saw in my earlier posting, my dropping my...
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    I finally got out with my fly rod the other day. ...

    I finally got out with my fly rod the other day. I was targeting large bream, but the LM bass would not leave it alone. I ended up with around 30 fish, mainly bass (most between 14-16 inches) with...
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    Very pretty and should absolutely catch some...

    Very pretty and should absolutely catch some Crappie with those beauties, especially the brightly colored patterns. The bead-head softhackles should work well on bluegill as well.

    Jim Smith
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    I got one as well. I visit another website on a...

    I got one as well. I visit another website on a different topic and got a VERY similar message the same day. I suspect that people who actually try to access the websites will have malware or...
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    Sticky: Newbee, I think I can safely say that I speak...

    Newbee,

    I think I can safely say that I speak for all of Warrens FAOL friends when I say THANK YOU for keeping us up to date on his progress. Please let him know that we are all praying for him...
  23. I also miss his posts as he is an extremely...

    I also miss his posts as he is an extremely talented tier and always share some terrific patterns. That said, I'm not sure I agree with the title of this thread as it gave me the wrong impression...
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    What about dying some up the shade you want. ...

    What about dying some up the shade you want. I've used RIT clothing dye very successfully and others have used Cool Aid, although I can't imagine what flavor of Cool Aid would work well for light...
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    Here's a photo of my tying desk which I sort of...

    Here's a photo of my tying desk which I sort of put together from a roll-top desk top that I picked up at a local Goodwill store and an old banker's desk I got off of Craig's list. It's all solid...
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