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    Northern Minnesota fishing

    I have a great opportunity to spend 7 days this summer canoeing in the boundary waters of northern Minnesota/southern Canada with a scout troop. Anyone have any experience fishing up there?
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  2. Thread: NC Fly Fishing

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    from NC

    I live in Greensboro, and make it to the coast when I can. We go to Sunset beach fairly often, which is unfortunately not the best place in the world to fish, but there are days when it is okay. I...
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    I caught a 5 lb. largemouth on my 3 weight...

    I caught a 5 lb. largemouth on my 3 weight yesterday, from the bank. You can handle a decent sized fish, though of course not in heavy cover. I had a 3x (8 lb) tippet on .

    I used size 8 and 10...
  4. Thread: Bass slider fly

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    I tie in about 10--12 ostrich herl, then a slider...

    I tie in about 10--12 ostrich herl, then a slider head like a gurgler with the lip cut off. Not too exciting to look at, but it works exetremly well.

    Russ
  5. Thread: Hook point up?

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    Re: Hook point up?

    I have been trying to post a picture of the upside down muddlers (without dumbell eyes, they are neutral density) but my camera isn't cooperating. Anyway, it is a standard marabou muddler, but tied...
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    Re: Hook point up?

    One of best bass and panfish flies--I tie a fairly sparse marabou muddler body (upside down) with a strip of lead on the top of the hook, and then I tie a relatively sparse deer hair head and trim it...
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    Re: Light Tackle Bassers

    Thanks for all the great feedback (so far). I have some tying to do. I think I have been fishing too small a fly, maybe, size 10 or so for the most part. I did manage to hook a really nice bass on...
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    Light Tackle Bassers

    I know there are a few of us on here that use light rods, 4 wt and under. I like to use a 3 weight. I am wondering what type and size of flies do you ultralighters use when you are targeting bass? ...
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    Re: Floating lines in the surf

    Well, thanks for the input. I think I will try a full floater over labor day, when I am at the beach. Sunset Beach in southern NC, if anyone else goes down that way. I may try to fish off of a...
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    Floating lines in the surf

    I was looking at Ken Abrahm's website, Striper Moon, last night and ran across a self-described "rant" in which Ken said that floating lines were far superior to sinking or intermediate lines in the...
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    Re: Your Favortie Bass fly...

    My favorite fly is usually the one I just caught something on :D . My favorite topwater is made with a foam head, gurgler style but with the lip cut off, and 6 or 8 strands of black ostrich herl for...
  12. Re: Are trout flies just as effective as panfish flies?

    My last trip out, I was fishing with a size 10 sparrow, which was under 2 inches long. I hooked a BIG bass that wound up breaking my line. There were a lot of small fry in the shallows, which the...
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    That looks a lot like a patter by Lou Tabory...

    That looks a lot like a patter by Lou Tabory called the Tabory Slabside. It is designed to fished with a sinking line, so that it bobs up and down as you strip it in. Besides creating a wide...
  14. Thread: Bass tidbit .2

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    I remember Homer Circle, in an OLD Sports Afield...

    I remember Homer Circle, in an OLD Sports Afield article, talk about Glen Lau filming him and reporting that bass were hitting his lures without him feeling anything on the line.

    I have had...
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    I would definately head to the South fork of the...

    I would definately head to the South fork of the New River here in NC.
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    gurglers for trout?

    Mr. Gartside mentions that he uses Gurglers (and variations like the Gartside bug) for trout. Any one out there tried it? And will admit to it?

    Russ
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    Thanks for the replies. As I said, it was so...

    Thanks for the replies. As I said, it was so windy when I tried one that I had to constantly keep the boat pointing into the wind to get anywhere, and it was not easy to figure out what the paddle...
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    Bent Shaft Paddles

    Anyone out there tried bent shaft paddles before? They are supposed to make lake paddling much more efficient, because it keeps your paddle perpendicular to the canoe a lot longer than a regular...
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    Well, send me your email and I will let you know...

    Well, send me your email and I will let you know how I did this weekend if I don't get rained out. If I do real well, I will let the whole list know, of course.
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    Do you have anywhere you like to fish in Guilford...

    Do you have anywhere you like to fish in Guilford Co. or nearabouts? I may try Guilford-Macintosh this weekend, or maybe Cane Creek. I am looking for a non-powerboat lake with sufficient sight or...
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    I have never personally tried either one, but...

    I have never personally tried either one, but from what I have heard and read online and observed from driving by, the Eno is definately wadeable. It is a fairly rocky stream, small, with a fair...
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    I guess my question is to some extent academic,...

    I guess my question is to some extent academic, as I don't often fish for trout and when I do I like to use the "trout flies" that I like to tie but usually only use on bluegills.

    But it is...
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    Poppers and trout

    Here is a crazy question, asked because I have recently seen it discussed on other boards and in a Fly Fish America. Do any of you use poppers for trout? It seems to me that they should work for...
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    Most of the flounder I have caught on the fly...

    Most of the flounder I have caught on the fly have been in the wash (the section of the surf where the white water/waves roll in and out) or on the steep shelf where the beach first drops off into...
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    Sure, I'd love to...

    Sure, I'd love to http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/smile.gif How do I go about doing that?
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