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    Probably some sort trauma. I fish live bait ever...

    Probably some sort trauma. I fish live bait ever so often. The minnows, especially after they've been hit by something, will get that bright red coloration in the whites of their eyes. Here's a...
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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Let's start out with ugly. I cannibalized an old soft plastic for the tails, spinner bait skirt, some ice chenille, and heads that were suppose to make nymphs look more realistic.
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    and what...
  3. Thread: more poppers

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    Nice looking poppers. I like that color...

    Nice looking poppers. I like that color combination. I'll have to remember it when I start working on poppers over the winter. I'm basically lazy and use the preformed soft foam popper bodies,...
  4. Thread: Revised Flies

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    It appears to be I can now pedal a stationary...

    It appears to be I can now pedal a stationary bike. Couldn't do that last week.
  5. Thread: Revised Flies

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    Revised Flies

    I figured, since I had a knee revision back in September, I could revise some flies I rediscovered when I found a fly wallet I had tucked into a dark corner after returning from a trip to Canada....
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    That one has the foam dumbbell head. I found...

    That one has the foam dumbbell head. I found that white, yellow and chartreuse worked best for top water Here's some of the first batch. I plan to replace the single foam piece with the foam...
  7. Thread: Wooly Worms

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    Nice, Rick. That's one fly I've never used. ...

    Nice, Rick. That's one fly I've never used. Can't remember if I ever tied one.
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    Mops and flossing bristles

    Been doing a bit of tying. Nothing classic. First up. I had decent luck with large mop flies for bass in 2019. The virus and a bad knee(recently revised/replaced) kept me off the water this year....
  9. Thread: repair question

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    I think you've got your work cut out for you. Is...

    I think you've got your work cut out for you. Is it bamboo or fiberglass? From the pictures, you'll need new guides and tip, cork grip and a reel seat. I not sure what you mean by the "wraps...
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    I use the improved clinch when I'm attaching...

    I use the improved clinch when I'm attaching swivels to my spinning gear, the one or two times a year I break it out. For small swivels, I just bring the line through the top part of the swivel...
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    I use the improved clinch, like John I use 7...

    I use the improved clinch, like John I use 7 turns on my lighter tippets and 6 turns on my heavier tippets
  12. Thread: Who would DARE?

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    Very pretty fish. The parr stripes confused me.

    Very pretty fish. The parr stripes confused me.
  13. Thread: Who would DARE?

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    How about a small bass? Caught this one last...

    How about a small bass? Caught this one last year
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    What species is that first trout?
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    A couple of dragonflies

    Just finished up a IFF Zoom fly tying class. The last pattern in it was a foam dragonfly. I did a bit of research on dragonflies and found out that the large ones we see flitting around bodies of...
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    I knew Tony when he lived in NJ. He taught me a...

    I knew Tony when he lived in NJ. He taught me a lot about fly tying and was always willing to share his patterns and show me how to tie them. I carry three types of woolly buggers in my fly boxes. ...
  16. I missed this thread, somehow. Age: 72 going...

    I missed this thread, somehow.

    Age: 72 going on 73
    Jobs: U.S. Navy, Vietnam era. Worked at the VA for a year or so, handling insurance policies. Then 37 years with the Defense Logistics...
  17. Thread: Sinking Ant

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    Nice. I like it. If I tie a sinking ant, I...

    Nice. I like it. If I tie a sinking ant, I usually tie Harry Steeves, TransparAnt. Your's looks easier to tie and I like the color variety. Do you think red wire would work in place of the black...
  18. Thread: Fish ID

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    I'm leaning toward a medium golden shiner. I've...

    I'm leaning toward a medium golden shiner. I've caught them on a fly rod up to 10-12 inches long in lakes up in Vermont.
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    I doubt they were coming to the hooked fish's...

    I doubt they were coming to the hooked fish's aid. More likely wanted whatever the hooked fish had in it's mouth. I hooked a small pike, 24 inches, in Northern Ontario. It was giving me a decent...
  20. Thread: Jumping Trout

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    My friends and I get a place for week on Fairview...

    My friends and I get a place for week on Fairview Lake, in NE PA. The lake is stocked with trout. We go up in late May and in the evening sitting on the dock you could see trout and smallmouth...
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    I don't make my own, but I've acquired a few over...

    I don't make my own, but I've acquired a few over the years from those who do. All the ones I have are made from thread, and what I do each year is treat them with floatant. Initially, with Water...
  22. Thread: Pig Boats

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    I use white thread to build the "head". On this...

    I use white thread to build the "head". On this one I just colored the thread if I'm not mistaken. On one I did yesterday, I colored the thread, but the head was rounder and thicker than the one...
  23. Thread: Pig Boats

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    Thanks, Mike, A built up thread head coated...

    Thanks, Mike,
    A built up thread head coated with UV resin.
    I discovered a long time ago the "squirmy leggy stuff" was actually what they call spinner bait skirt layers used in making spinner...
  24. Thread: Pig Boats

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    Pig Boats

    I tied up some updated versions of the Calcasieu Pig Boat yesterday.
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    Nice job. I just do have the patience or skill...

    Nice job. I just do have the patience or skill to work with wood or cork. They should catch fish for you.
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