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    Those are some nice looking smallmouths.

    Those are some nice looking smallmouths.
  2. Thread: Rivers Change

    by waskeyc
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    Rivers Change

    I've been fishing the warmwater creek behind my house since I moved there in 2009, mostly in a deep pool adjacent to a large rock that juts out into the water. This rock forces the stream to change...
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    I admit that that reputation kept me away from...

    I admit that that reputation kept me away from fly fishing for many years. When I started fly fishing, I didn't let a lot of people know, because I knew I wasn't doing it the "proper" way. Since...
  4. Thread: Tilapia

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    In my opinion, they are OK. A lot of fast-food...

    In my opinion, they are OK. A lot of fast-food type restaurants that serve fish sell Tilapia. This is typically what's in a fish taco at places like Ruby's in the West and low budget Mexican...
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    Nice. I like the flexed fly rod.

    Nice. I like the flexed fly rod.
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    From a humorous website post on whether to keep...

    From a humorous website post on whether to keep ketchup in the fridge: How to Cook a Carp.

    Make a marinade using two fifths of vodka and one of vermouth. Place a bottle of ketchup near pan. Sear...
  7. Thread: Tee-Shirt?

    by waskeyc
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    I've used these guys to make custom T-shirts as...

    I've used these guys to make custom T-shirts as surprise gifts for my wife. There are countless other outfits offering similar services. Give it a try, make a few and see if they sell.
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    Fast panfish action can be a lot of fun,...

    Fast panfish action can be a lot of fun, especially with kids.

    How do you fish the Little Crappie Fly?
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    21 fish in 3 hours doesn't sound like a slow day...

    21 fish in 3 hours doesn't sound like a slow day to me!
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    Arrival of Fishing Season in Virginia

    Today I caught my first warmwater fish of the season, a smallmouth bass in a local city park stream.

    Today is the third day in a row of temperatures in the 60s, and the water temperature was 52F....
  11. Thread: Spring Crappie

    by waskeyc
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    I can hardly wait! After this week's storm...

    I can hardly wait!

    After this week's storm blew through on Wednesday and has left yesterday and today (Friday) cool and windy, winds are set to subside and temperatures this weekend into next week...
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    I had to look up "heritably"; it means ability to...

    I had to look up "heritably"; it means ability to pass genes from one generation to the next.

    I had a similar thought regarding a recent post on the Orvis blog about Greenback Cutthroat trout....
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    So fish over 20 inches that fight hard for their...

    So fish over 20 inches that fight hard for their size? What's not to like!
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    I'm Getting a New Fishing Buddy

    On the bright side, I'm getting a new fishing buddy. On the other hand, I don't seem to be able to find nearly as much fishing time nowadays as I did 5 years ago, when I only had 3 kids.

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    I can hardly wait here in Virginia. Last year I...

    I can hardly wait here in Virginia. Last year I caught my first warmwater fish (a redbreast sunfish) on March 12. With our relatively mild winter so far, can I do better this year?
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    That reminds me of the scene in Crocodile Dundee...

    That reminds me of the scene in Crocodile Dundee where Sue is looking at the rifle shells in Mic's boat and asks if he was just fishing. He responds, "Well, Barramundi is a bloody big fish."
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    Welcome to the board Mr. Twister. I look forward...

    Welcome to the board Mr. Twister. I look forward to your future posts.
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    FloridaFly, thanks for brightening our winters a...

    FloridaFly, thanks for brightening our winters a little bit with your recent posts. For those of us north of Florida, about this time of year thinking about fly fishing can be kind of depressing,...
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    Although I have not done a lot of checking for...

    Although I have not done a lot of checking for this, one good use of a thermometer is to find springs. This is best done either in the winter or the summer, when the temperature difference between...
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    That does look like a nice intro into Tenkara. I...

    That does look like a nice intro into Tenkara. I too recently got into Tenkara with a rod marked down a fair amount from the name-brand outfits, though not as good a deal as it looks like you got....
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    Two-handed bluegill

    After a relatively early first freeze and brief cold spell in mid-October, things here in Central Virginia have moderated considerably and we are on our way to an above average November.

    Looking...
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    Bow-and-Arrow Cast

    I've used the bow-and-arrow cast since before I started fly-fishing, shooting jigs through bank-side brush with my spinning rod. In tight places with no room for a backcast, it may be the only way to...
  23. Thread: Uh oh...

    by waskeyc
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    The problem in cases like these (in addition to...

    The problem in cases like these (in addition to the "attractive nuisance" that Uncle Jesse points out) is the reputation of fishermen.

    I like to fish a lot of out-of-the-way places, including city...
  24. Thread: Thread snap

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    I second johnstoeckel...

    I second johnstoeckel.

    I don't yank the thread either at the beginning or the end of a fly for fear of bad things happening, like a bent hook, causing a break under the...
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    I flew from Virginia to California today and I...

    I flew from Virginia to California today and I can confirm that the taller peaks in the Rockies of Colorado have a fresh covering of snow that extends almost down to the upper tree line. The same is...
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