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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.
  5. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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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...
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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...
  7. Thread: 30 inch carp

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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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    The only thing I can think of is some kind of...

    The only thing I can think of is some kind of gold fish or koi that has bulging eyes. Being you were fishing an urban lake it may be a pet that somebody got tired of. Failing that you could try...
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    You also might try a Mickey Finn. That pattern...

    You also might try a Mickey Finn. That pattern has worked on trout and crappies for me.
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    Nice pictures. Looks like you have a great place...

    Nice pictures. Looks like you have a great place to hike.
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    Nice work Dave. Up here I haven't had much luck...

    Nice work Dave. Up here I haven't had much luck catching anything but trout and, until yesterday, the fishing was smoking hot. Most of the time I could easily catch at least 3 or 4 in less than an...
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    I've never noticed that I hook fish any different...

    I've never noticed that I hook fish any different with a tenkara rod as compared to a regular fly rod.
  14. Thread: Success

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    Good to hear. I'm planning on trying for some...

    Good to hear. I'm planning on trying for some crappies tomorrow and maybe keeping a few to eat if I'm sucessful.
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    I'm using a 4 lb. test tippet. Can the Kiyotaki...

    I'm using a 4 lb. test tippet. Can the Kiyotaki take the strain to break the tippet?
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    I'm glad to see there are people over 80 still...

    I'm glad to see there are people over 80 still fly fishing. I just retired last year at 63 and you guys have given me something to shoot for, a reason to get up in the morning, grab a fly rod and...
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    Kiyotaki for Trout

    The past couple of days I've been fishing for stocker trout with the Kiyotaki 18 just to see how it performs with a little bigger fish and I have to report it works great. It handles casting a 1/80th...
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    Thanks Dave. Ice is off most of the lakes and...

    Thanks Dave.
    Ice is off most of the lakes and ponds around here and I have been fishing Crystal Cove across the river in Nebraska a lot. The ice fishing for trout over there was good all winter and...
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    Fishing in a Gale

    I went fishing for about an hour this afternoon just before we were to leave for a church fish fry. The wind was blowing out of the north about 25 mph making casting any more than about 20 feet...
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    Seeing these pictures makes me think "Come on...

    Seeing these pictures makes me think "Come on Spring!"
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    Eagle With a Duck

    Last Tuesday a fly fishing friend and I were at a warm water discharge to see if we could catch something, anything, just to get our lines wet. We ended up not catching any fish but did get some...
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    I've built a super light tenkara rod by gluing...

    I've built a super light tenkara rod by gluing together the broken top sections of a rod I bought from allfishingbuy.com. It doesn't collapse and it does give me a micro fishing rod for the price of...
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    It's refreshing when a new species is discovered...

    It's refreshing when a new species is discovered when so many are in danger of extinction. Gives me a lift. Thanks for sharing.
    BTW I just bought Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fish and find...
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    I vote for a recount. August fishing around here...

    I vote for a recount. August fishing around here is usually lousy. Fishing is much better in April, May and June and I demand that five Saturdays and Sundays be inserted into those months! ;-)
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    I retired a few months ago and spent a lot of...

    I retired a few months ago and spent a lot of time fly fishing stocker rainbows at a local urban lake. After the cold weather moved in the water turned hard so then I began drilling holes in it and...
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