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  1. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Them are some enormous fish!

    Them are some enormous fish!
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    Two of those gills came last Sunday during the...

    Two of those gills came last Sunday during the fly club's one fly contest at a public pond near Sioux City. We caught at least 6 bluegills in the nine inch and above category and probably more....
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    Some Bluegills I Have Caught Lately

    I've had a run of good luck with big bluegills lately. I don't think I have caught any 10 inchers but some have been dangerously close.
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    I once had an excellent day fishing largemouth...

    I once had an excellent day fishing largemouth bass when they were feeding on dragonflies. There was a hatch going on and they were rising and jumping out of the water to get at them. All I had to do...
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    Dave, I'm wondering if that bass wasn't thinking...

    Dave, I'm wondering if that bass wasn't thinking "How the hell could that bluegill that I just swallowed pull that hard?" :-)
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    It is nice to have some top of the line stuff, I...

    It is nice to have some top of the line stuff, I have some of it, but since I retired I find myself looking at lower end gear or even seeing if I can make it myself.
    And there are times when top end...
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    I have heard that, at least in some cases, when...

    I have heard that, at least in some cases, when stocking was stopped trout fishing improved. Could this new policy be in response to that? Just to be clear (and prevent some flaming) I'm not against...
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    In the town where I live we had an unusually good...

    In the town where I live we had an unusually good turnout for a Pearl Harbor memorial service.
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    Short droppers on a fairly stiff tippet minimizes...

    Short droppers on a fairly stiff tippet minimizes tangles for me. I like to use 2X or 3X tippet when I'm fishing two flies on a conventional rod. I have a lot less trouble when I'm using a tenkara...
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    If I had unlimited funds my dream trip would to...

    If I had unlimited funds my dream trip would to be go to southern Argentina to fish for gigantic sea run browns.
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    I'm wondering if a little experiment might shed...

    I'm wondering if a little experiment might shed some light on the mono vs fluorocarbon debate. Devise a test which tests a fishes (preferably some fish a person might actually want to catch) ability...
  12. That really sucks. I hope you have good insurance...

    That really sucks. I hope you have good insurance that will pay for replacing your tools. My sympathies to you on the loss of the jewelry that you collected with your wife. That can never really be...
  13. Thread: Spinner Flies

    by cycler68
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    Jszymczyk, What do you use for the spinners...

    Jszymczyk,
    What do you use for the spinners shaft and how do you make it. I been making a few spinner flies using 25 lb test mono for the shaft and though they do work I haven't quite been...
  14. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Very interesting technique. I wonder if it could...

    Very interesting technique. I wonder if it could be duplicated using a semi-automatic fly reel.
  15. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Sagefisher, I agree they are a bit hard to cast....

    Sagefisher,
    I agree they are a bit hard to cast. The 7 weight rod I been using to cast them is outfitted with Rio Clouser line designed to help cast heavy flies like clousers, large streamers and...
  16. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Here is a link to Joes Flies on Cabela's website...

    Here is a link to Joes Flies on Cabela's website...
  17. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Spinner Flies

    I've been trying out Joes flies on stocker trout for the past few weeks and have found them to be very effective and not to bad to cast with my seven weight. About the only thing I don't like about...
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    I have an English style carp rod that uses...

    I have an English style carp rod that uses elastic bands running through the center of it and out the top. I wonder if a much stronger elastic couldn't be used for salmon - at least the smaller...
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    Must be a slow learner. Also shows catch and...

    Must be a slow learner. Also shows catch and release works.
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    Funny Chris...lol

    Funny Chris...lol
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    When I'm out tenkara fishing in my Hobie kayak I...

    When I'm out tenkara fishing in my Hobie kayak I use the off hand for steering. I work the paddles with the legs, fish with the right hand and steer with the left. Reminds me of a one man band.
  22. Thread: Iowa Smallies

    by cycler68
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    FishnDave wrote "Cycler68, I have not tried...

    FishnDave wrote
    "Cycler68, I have not tried either of those rivers. I didn't even know Iowa had a Rock River!"

    You'll have to come up to northwestern Iowa sometime and check things out. We do...
  23. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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    Have any of you fellow Iowans tried the Rock...

    Have any of you fellow Iowans tried the Rock River or Big Sioux? I have caught small smallies out of the Rock from time to time. Down here the Sioux holds smallies but I don't know how far north...
  24. Thread: 30 inch carp

    by cycler68
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    That is a monster carp!

    That is a monster carp!
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    Lately I've tried a little microfishing in a...

    Lately I've tried a little microfishing in a local lake just to see what was there beside the usual bass, crappies, bluegills, perch, catfish and trout. What I discovered so far was a green sunfish...
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