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    if carp don't like your flies...

    you can always go "skarping".

    Background: the Asian carp are taking over the Illinois River in Peoria and have injured skiers and boaters when the wake of a boat causes them to jump out of the...
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    Greetings from Iowa!

    Hello there! It's been a busy summer and that has resulted in me being absent from the forum for far too long, unfortunately. My husband can attest to how how longingly (and often!) I spoke of...
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    Chris and I are almost done with ours. I forgot...

    Chris and I are almost done with ours. I forgot to post his tie for the month, I am sorry. He is tying the Abbey, since more than one person could do the same pattern. We will have them in the post...
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    Hey there! It's my fault, I forgot to post...

    Hey there!

    It's my fault, I forgot to post Chris's pattern for last month. We are still in. For June I will tie an extended-body loop wing emerger-ish thing. :-)

    Karli-Rae
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    I would like to tie this one, not sure what it's...

    I would like to tie this one, not sure what it's called. The Gagnon, maybe? Found it here: http://favoriteflies.com/wordpress1/

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    Hey, I recognize those flies! *wink* Thank you...

    Hey, I recognize those flies! *wink* Thank you again, by the way. :-)

    Karli-Rae
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    I like this! Thanks! Karli-Rae

    I like this! Thanks!

    Karli-Rae
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    No, not yet. But after John Scott's "pine...

    No, not yet. But after John Scott's "pine squirrel cheater" I may have to. :-)

    Karli-Rae
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    Thanks! I will try that! Karli-Rae

    Thanks! I will try that!

    Karli-Rae
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    Largemouth bass are the primary fish around here....

    Largemouth bass are the primary fish around here. Yeah, I had thought maybe it needed weight to get it lower in the water column, but now that I think about it I think I would fish it skittering...
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    I actually tied down the zonker strip about...

    I actually tied down the zonker strip about halfway back on the shank and it took 2-3 wraps to get to the head area. The skin is pretty thick, so you can't really let the turns overlap, you just have...
  12. That looks cool! Pardon my ignorance, but what is...

    That looks cool! Pardon my ignorance, but what is a flav? a what is that fly supposed to imitate?

    I like it!

    Karli-Rae
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    fly that looks like it might catch fish

    Hey there! Just wanted to share this fly I tied!

    It was pretty simple, but I think it looks like it might be effective.
    Ingredients:
    Mustad streamer hook size 10
    some brown marabou
    a brown...
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    Nice John! I love how your you incorporate your...

    Nice John! I love how your you incorporate your observations of the world (and its bugs) into your fly patterns.
    What is the purpose of the loop wings? It is just keep the fly just at the water's...
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    Chris - Foam spider Albasurf (Karli-Rae) black...

    Chris - Foam spider
    Albasurf (Karli-Rae) black marabou leech with bead-chain eyes
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    Flies going in the mail today!

    Flies going in the mail today!
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    Christopher is doing a blackwing shiner. :-)

    Christopher is doing a blackwing shiner. :-)
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    Can I do this one? 11701 Just kidding! ...

    Can I do this one?

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    Just kidding!

    :rolleyes:
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    I am interested!

    I am interested!
  20. Thread: February SOTM

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    Alright Icemanxxxv - what's the theme for March?

    Alright Icemanxxxv - what's the theme for March?
  21. Thread: February SOTM

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    flies are on the way!

    Mine went in the mail today!

    Gigmaster I sent you Christopher and my flies (in separate boxes, WITH toe tags, lol) with one return envelope. Also there is a little baggie with January SOTM flies...
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    Chris's and mine are all tied! Working on the toe...

    Chris's and mine are all tied! Working on the toe tags now and will be in the mail on Monday!
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    How long was the fly? And do you remember...

    How long was the fly? And do you remember approximately what size hook it was tied on?

    Karli-Rae

    I'd be up for a white over red swap! lol
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    John, Lovely pictures! As usual! Wasn't it in...

    John,

    Lovely pictures! As usual! Wasn't it in one of these spots a year or two ago that you found fairly fresh mountain lion tracks in the snow?

    Karli-Rae
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    8 down, 4 to go!

    8 down, 4 to go!
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