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    Beautiful fish, Waskeyc! That is a species we...

    Beautiful fish, Waskeyc! That is a species we don't have in Iowa.

    I got back from Spring Break, the local waters no longer have ice on them, so I got out and caught my first flyrod fish of 2015...
  2. We get thick ice here. When ice-fishing, I often...

    We get thick ice here. When ice-fishing, I often see tiny tiny bugs (midges?) hatching right off the top of the hole I am fishing. So, fishing tiny makes sense.
    Just before ice-up and right as...
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    I enjoyed using a lumbar pack for several years. ...

    I enjoyed using a lumbar pack for several years. It was nice because I could twist it around to my backside when I didn't need to access it, and to the front when I needed something. I tried a...
  4. Thread: Cold Water

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    "Deep and slow" is great advice. 1/80 oz...

    "Deep and slow" is great advice.

    1/80 oz microjig under an indicator usually does the ticket here in cold weather...although this technique works year-round, it is one of the best techniques to...
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    Sticky: Best wishes from me for Warren to get well and...

    Best wishes from me for Warren to get well and back to fishing.
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    Yellowstone River Oil Spill

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/yellowstone-river-spill-oil-detected-in-water-supplies/
  7. Thread: Winter Trout

    by FishnDave
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    That's a beautiful fish! :)

    That's a beautiful fish! :)
  8. Thread: Confused

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    !!!! WOW!!!!! :) Those are BIG SMALLIES for...

    !!!! WOW!!!!! :)
    Those are BIG SMALLIES for IOWA!!! I really need to fish with you! :)


    Ernie,
    You've been given some great advice here. You can certainly catch bass with your 5wt. This...
  9. Thread: Question

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    Some of my favorites include foam Gurglers (with...

    Some of my favorites include foam Gurglers (with rubber legs) and #10 Gartside Sparrow. Its rare that bluegills get picky...but it does happen. I think the most important thing is to know the size...
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    Mike, I'll take the Flyfishing in Saltwater by...

    Mike,
    I'll take the Flyfishing in Saltwater by Lefty Kreh,
    and Fly Patterns of the Umpqua Feather Merchants.
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    Well done as always, Scott! :D What makes a...

    Well done as always, Scott! :D
    What makes a Yeagerburger different from a standard Woolly Bugger? Is it the use of grizzly hackle...or this particular color scheme...or something else?
  12. Pretty cool stuff!

    Pretty cool stuff!
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    REALLY nice flies...and beautiful fish as well! ...

    REALLY nice flies...and beautiful fish as well! Thanks for sharing. :)
  14. Thread: Am I GOOFY?

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    My thoughts align similarly with WarrenP and...

    My thoughts align similarly with WarrenP and James Smith.
    I don't need to catch BIG fish to have fun. Just last week I had plenty of fun going to a local pond to catch 5"-6" crappies.
    Big fish are...
  15. Thread: Leech

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    Very good! Great fly! That was also my best...

    Very good! Great fly! That was also my best trout producer this Fall.
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    Happy B-Day Dave, from a fellow Iowan. Iowegian....

    Happy B-Day Dave, from a fellow Iowan. Iowegian. Iotollian. Iowannagofishin'. Iowaidahohio. Idahowahio. Io Needle. Iobacktaxes.
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    Me too. At times it seems my material list is...

    Me too. At times it seems my material list is endless, except when I'm trying to match somebody else's pattern exactly. Then I never have what THEY used. :)
    So, material substitutions are normal,...
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    Happy Birthday, LF! :)

    Happy Birthday, LF! :)
  19. Thread: What if?

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    1/80th oz chartreuse microjig, #10 hook. I catch...

    1/80th oz chartreuse microjig, #10 hook. I catch bluegills, pumpkinseeds, hybrid sunfish, green sunfish, bass and crappies most of the year on that...have even caught carp and catfish on it.
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    Fish Pimp strike indicators are my favorites for...

    Fish Pimp strike indicators are my favorites for the variety of flyfishing (mostly warmwater species) I do.
    http://www.fishpimpco.com/product/fish-pimp-original/
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    I'm with you....That's very high up on my list as...

    I'm with you....That's very high up on my list as well. From Arapaima to Arrowana, and Payara to Peacocks...plus all the big & beautiful catfish species!
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    3 pages of responses and counting....and nobody...

    3 pages of responses and counting....and nobody has mentioned Iowa yet?? :rolleyes:
    Are we the Rodney Dangerfield of fishing destinations? :rolleyes::p
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    Southern Florida. I enjoy fishing for many...

    Southern Florida.
    I enjoy fishing for many different fish species, and Florida has them in abundance....in fresh, brackish and salt waters.

    They've got just about everything EXCEPT freshwater...
  24. Thread: 7wt for Bass

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    Can't speak for the 7wt Echo...I have an 8wt Echo...

    Can't speak for the 7wt Echo...I have an 8wt Echo Ion...and it is a VERY fast action (stiff) rod.
    I love the TFO BVK series of rods, and caught a lot of nice bass on my 6wt this year. I bought the...
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    I've been tying up a few #12 and #10 Marabou...

    I've been tying up a few #12 and #10 Marabou Muddlers this week.
    I want them to sink very slowly or suspend on a slow-to-moderate retrieve using a WFF line in a stillwater situation. I don't want...
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