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    When I was in college in NW Tennessee back in the...

    When I was in college in NW Tennessee back in the mid-70s one of the favorite activities the few of us who had wandered down to UTM during the winter was to gather on the front porch of the house...
  2. Thread: Question

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    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Green Weenie. ...

    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Green Weenie. Very effective on panfish. Very simple pattern to tie. You can tie it with or without a bead. Add legs, though that may make something other than...
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    Yep, so that's how you spell it. My grandmother...

    Yep, so that's how you spell it. My grandmother raised them when I was a teenager and they laid blue, green, tan and brown eggs.

    Chewydog, I'll try and take a couple of pictures when I tie them....
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    Didn't make out too bad. $100 gift certificate...

    Didn't make out too bad. $100 gift certificate for my favorite fly shop from my sister. Added to the one she gave me for my birthday last month. $200 to spend over the next month or so. My niece...
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    Back in late September I was acting as a lake...

    Back in late September I was acting as a lake guide for a Casting For Recovery retreat in South Jersey, the main purpose is to have the lady you're guiding catch some fish. We had caught a couple...
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    Comcast is like the other carriers you have to...

    Comcast is like the other carriers you have to get the "Sports Package" Part of it is the "Sportsman Channel", The Outdoor Channel and the World Fishing Network. I picked up the package mainly for...
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    Definitely an excellent show. I get the WFN. ...

    Definitely an excellent show. I get the WFN. The one thing I like about it is doesn't focus purely on trout and salmon and they do an excellent job explaining flies, tactics and tackle. I even...
  8. Thread: New Catagory?

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    You mean something like this, Alan;) 13224 ...

    You mean something like this, Alan;)

    13224

    or this

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  9. Thread: Bass leader

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    Depends where I'm fishing and what size fly I'm...

    Depends where I'm fishing and what size fly I'm throwing, I use a straight piece of fluorocarbon, 5 to 6 feet long. 10# to 25#
  10. Thread: Passaic River

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    Nice Smallie. I do well with white subsurface...

    Nice Smallie. I do well with white subsurface patterns.
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    I'll have to considered getting a New Jersey...

    I'll have to considered getting a New Jersey license next year. Very nice.
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    It depends on how you make the rig. If I make an...

    It depends on how you make the rig. If I make an articulated fly now, I'm more inclined to use a barbless treble hook rather than a two hook rig. I also use the articulated shanks that are now...
  13. I'm headed up to Northern Ontario about the same...

    I'm headed up to Northern Ontario about the same time you're headed up to Leech Lake. I've had excellent luck with all white flies between 5 and 8 inches long. The majority of my pike have come...
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    I tie mine to the bend of the hook. Easiest way...

    I tie mine to the bend of the hook. Easiest way for me to do it.
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    I would go with a soft hackle Bead head pheasant...

    I would go with a soft hackle Bead head pheasant tail nymph. With the pheasant tail feathers I have I can tie them in natural, brown, olive and black. Vary the wire color, bead color and hook size...
  16. Thread: Hook eye?

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    I prefer a straight eyed hook for any type of...

    I prefer a straight eyed hook for any type of pattern. Pure speculation, but I think down eyed hooks come from a time when the fly needed to be snelled onto the leader, a step up from the spade...
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    Nice fish. A bit lighter in color than the ones...

    Nice fish. A bit lighter in color than the ones in my local creek. I usually use an 8 lb tippet when I fish the local creek. It handles the smallmouth an largemouth that take a liking to the fly or...
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    This happen years ago. I was into carp fishing,...

    This happen years ago. I was into carp fishing, and I would get up early to fish the tidal rivers and creeks near my grandmother's home in Maryland. There was one small tidal creek I liked to fish...
  19. Thread: bluegills

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    I prefer top water, size 8 to 12 standard or fun...

    I prefer top water, size 8 to 12 standard or fun foam poppers, gurglers and Chernobyl Ants, same size as the poppers, usually tied on 3XL or 4 XL hooks, Tony's Froggie. At times I'll tie a dropper...
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    As Jim said, Chris Helm's site would be a good...

    As Jim said, Chris Helm's site would be a good site to visit, a good source of information and material. You need deer belly hair for spinning bugs, a heavier thread so it doesn't break when you...
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    When you say cold water fish, most folks would...

    When you say cold water fish, most folks would think trout. I guess cool water fish might be more appropriate. I've caught pike in mid-July in Northern Ontario when the surface temperature of the...
  22. Thread: Leader for pike

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    I use 25 to 30 lb fluorocarbon when I'm in an...

    I use 25 to 30 lb fluorocarbon when I'm in an area with pike. Since the main target is smallmouth, I really don't like to use wire. I've had a few bite offs but not enough to make me want to switch...
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    Here's a couple of the flies that I use. They're...

    Here's a couple of the flies that I use. They're 5 to 8 inches long




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    I have pretty good luck with Crease Flies. The...

    I have pretty good luck with Crease Flies. The can be fished either as a top water or subsurface fly. I "tie" them 2 to 3 inches long either the standard way or or like the one below. I like this...
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    I tend to drop them or misplace them when I'm...

    I tend to drop them or misplace them when I'm tying but they serve a couple of other purposes for me. Being whip finishing challenged, I'll make 3 to 6 wraps of thread over one and put the tag end...
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