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    I like the look of the helter skelter pike fly...

    I like the look of the helter skelter pike fly jig. I know pike will eat off the surface but I have never even heard of one being caught that way where I'm fishing, so I'm reluctant to tie up a whole...
  2. Thread: In town

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    My personal favorite are the people's dogs who...

    My personal favorite are the people's dogs who jump into the creek right on top of you. And I forget to mention the little beavers, I had a little one try to crawl up my leg on this trip. Scared the...
  3. Thread: In town

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    In town

    Went to my lab class this morning and to my delight there was no post lab assignment. I decided to take the time I would normally spend on the post lab and spend it on the water instead. Great...
  4. Thread: Leader for pike

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    Thanks for the insight guys. I stopped thru the...

    Thanks for the insight guys. I stopped thru the local Scheel's and found some wire tipped leaders on sale so I guess I'll be giving that a try.
  5. Thread: Leader for pike

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    Leader for pike

    Soon I'll be able to chuck flies for pike on some of the local lakes and that made me realize, I have no leaders for pike. I did some research online and the answers really seem to vary between wire...
  6. Thread: New to this!

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    Welcome to FAOL! I will also verify the...

    Welcome to FAOL! I will also verify the non-existence of trout in South Dakota and the fact the FAOL is a great resource for beginner flyfishers.
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    I'm sorry to hear that. She has my prayers and...

    I'm sorry to hear that. She has my prayers and best wishes.
  8. I've heard USAF vets are the best kind If you...

    I've heard USAF vets are the best kind

    If you don't mind me asking, what was your AFSC?
  9. Welcome to FAOL! Glad to hear you hooked up...

    Welcome to FAOL!

    Glad to hear you hooked up with Project Healing Waters. They are a great organization.
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    Ice fisherman catch gills, etc all year round but...

    Ice fisherman catch gills, etc all year round but like others have said, you need to have a very slow presentation
  11. Thread: Hopper Swap

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    If you can fill the roster I'll tie up something

    If you can fill the roster I'll tie up something
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    Looks like a beautiful day no matter what fishing...

    Looks like a beautiful day no matter what fishing you were doing
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    Am I right to follow some of what I've learned...

    Am I right to follow some of what I've learned using conventional tackle? Things like red/white work really well; smaller flies in the spring, bigger in the fall?
  14. Thread: Great day!

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    I'd love to meet up with any of the great folks...

    I'd love to meet up with any of the great folks that regular these forums.

    Betty, feel free to PM me whenever you're headed out this way
  15. Thread: Great day!

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    I had an internal debate with myself before...

    I had an internal debate with myself before posting the picture on the internet since its not too hard to figure out where it was at if you're familiar with the area. But its not like there are many...
  16. Thread: Great day!

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    I haven't seen any yet but I don't get out near...

    I haven't seen any yet but I don't get out near the lakes very often in the winter. I always see them when I go anywhere near Pactola. After April/May its a guarantee I'll be able to watch them...
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    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!
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    New to pike on the fly

    I recently picked up an 8 wt for catching pike. I've never done fly fishing for pike. Does anyone have any favorite flies for pike that they wouldn't mind telling about?
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    Thanks! I was a little worried about getting...

    Thanks!

    I was a little worried about getting back on dry land after I released the fish. The footing is tricky and I might've been shaking a little bit :D
  20. Thread: Great day!

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    Well I cropped the picture. I mean, if everybody...

    Well I cropped the picture. I mean, if everybody saw where this beautiful creek chub was at, they'd all be rushing out to my favorite spot and there'd be no creek chubs left for me to play with!
  21. Thread: Great day!

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    Great day!

    So my buddy was coming to town from the other side of the state for work and he had a couple hours to kill in the middle of the day. He's new to fly fishing so I take him to some user-friendly areas...
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    Many of the creeks around here stay open year...

    Many of the creeks around here stay open year round. Some slower sections and the headwaters freeze over but it is easy to fish all year!

    The weather around the Hills is goofy. The last week has...
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    They were brown suckers, not brown trout. Common...

    They were brown suckers, not brown trout. Common misconception, especially in the Dakotas
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    Study Break 2/13/14

    I'm in my junior year of engineering studies and my courses are getting pretty intense. I finally found a break in my studies and made it out to the creek for some time on the water. When I first put...
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    'Winter' fishing 1/9 + 1/10

    I finished my honey-do list and managed to get out on the water before I started college courses again. The weather around here was insanely nice, it was nearly 60 degrees on Saturday. Friday was a...
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