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    Re: Free, Unusual, or Cheap Tying Material Thread

    In the Wedding section of Michaels, get 1/8 irridescent ribbon. Great for flashback on flies, picked apart looks like crystal flash. If you can find them KooshBalls. The rubber is a little stiffer...
  2. Thread: A lesson

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    A lesson

    This spring, the bluegills have been much more hestant to take my flies. I have often seen them rise up to the fly, almost touch it and then swim quickly away. I thought it was the smell, so I washed...
  3. Thread: Big Bluegills

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    Last update. I Returned to the same pond last...

    Last update. I Returned to the same pond last night. The gills were not biting anything subsurface I threw at them. Not the leech pattern or anything else. I went through about 8 different flies....
  4. Thread: Big Bluegills

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    The sparkle yarn is different than the boa yarn...

    The sparkle yarn is different than the boa yarn in recent posts ( although that is where I got the idea. ) The sparkle yarn I am talking about has a core thread but is mylar. The boa yarn in cotton...
  5. Thread: Big Bluegills

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    Big Bluegills

    While my son is in fencing lessons I fish a small ( 1 acre ) public pond. This year it is full of algae which makes it great casting experience, dodging the clumps of algae, and mostly all my own. ...
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    Sun Moon and Tides

    I am sure some of you know this having learned at your fathers knee about the nature of fish, ( we were busy growing potatoes ), but what is the relationship of the full moon to fishing? And what do...
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    The lake was 4-5 acres. I do not know how long...

    The lake was 4-5 acres. I do not know how long the hbg have been in there. I looked for fry on the shoreline where I was fishing but there was a lot of algae and I was soon engaged in the hbg so I...
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    Hybrid Bluegill and uneducated Bass

    Last night a friend took me fishing on a private pond stocked with hybrid bluegill and bass. WOW! I lost track of the number of bg's we caught but they were huge. I have a large hand and it was all...
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    Jim, I was glad to hear of this. I was fishing...

    Jim, I was glad to hear of this. I was fishing from a bridge where I could see the bg's clearly. I started using a yellow foam spider and caught one bg. After that, they would just float and stare at...
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    Do hair bugs catch fish?

    I am about 3 years into fly fishing in which time I have caught lots of bluegill, crappie, bass, a big catfish and some trout on bluegill and trout flies. I am getting an urge to tie the deer hair...
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    Fly Tying Materials

    Would anyone like to add to the list of cheap fly tying materials? Ones I have not seen here include Koosh balls for great rubber legs, ( just pull them out of the ball ), fine Easter grass for...
  12. Thread: UpHook Zonker

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    UpHook Zonker

    Does anyone know of a pattern for a rabbit tailed zonker that has a mylar body tied on top of the hook? The zonker strip is impaled on the hook at the bend and the fly is fished hook up. The zonker...
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    What eats freshwater clams

    I stopped at a 8 acre pond I fish to see if it had any fry in the shallows, ( No Fry yet it seems ). But I noticed a lot of fresh water clam shells on the edge and into the shallow water. Does...
  14. Thread: Dubbing Wax

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    Dubbing Wax

    Does any one know of a good solvent for dubbing wax? I had Grandchildren home over Christmas who discovered the joys of making things stick. Thank you ( and my wife thanks you ) in advance.
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    I had the boys tie SWHAP fly and a black foam...

    I had the boys tie SWHAP fly and a black foam spider. The first let them handle and cut hair off a squirrel tail and I used punch yarn for the body. The second was simple foam from a craft store. I...
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    FlyLine, That's It! Thank you, I couldn't...

    FlyLine, That's It! Thank you, I couldn't remember the overwing colors. It must be in a magazine somewhere, if I can find it again I will post the link.
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    Oops I meant LMB not BM. I am at work and one of...

    Oops I meant LMB not BM. I am at work and one of my fellow workers is a big mouth and I made a freudian slip.
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    Mountain Dew pattern

    Do any of you have a link to this fly. I found it once and tied a couple but cannot re-find it. I fished it at dusk in a very multi-species lake and caught BG, Redear, Green sunfish, a small BM and...
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    Rain and fishing

    I have finally been able to schedule a evening fishing. It is in a pond but I cannot go out on it in a boat. (It is restricted). Unfortunately it is raining now and looks like it will be raining...
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    Thank you for your replies. I have been cutting...

    Thank you for your replies. I have been cutting the flies off when swallowed deep but wanted to be sure it was appropriate. In answer to the questions above; the lake has bass in it also. There are a...
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    Catch and Release

    I fish a catch and release lake only. My question for the more knowing is this: If the bluegill swallow the hook, is it better to just cut the fly off and let him digest it or try to get it out? ...
  22. Thread: Summer!

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    Summer!

    Last night I caught a couple of medium sized bluegill, I think. They had a rose colored blush on the bottom side. I haven't seen a rose colored blush before. Is this still a bluegill? The spines did...
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    I thought I was alone when I got started but have...

    I thought I was alone when I got started but have found that there are a lot of people who 1)fly fish sometime or 2)always wanted to learn but never had anyone to show them. I have taken fly tying...
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    Thanks, looks like it is time to tie up some...

    Thanks, looks like it is time to tie up some crese flies!
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    St. Louis area, went fishing Sat. May 7 and...

    St. Louis area, went fishing Sat. May 7 and bluegills were active close to shore. The ones I caught were large and brightly colored (females?). Usually they are smaller. By the way, what crappie fly...
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