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    Rick that was a very special day for me. I had...

    Rick that was a very special day for me. I had read your articles and really wanted to fish with you. The fly/materials swap was a lot of fun also.
    The second pond in town was the best! Lots of big...
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    Paddy - You are very welcome. The fly is known...

    Paddy - You are very welcome. The fly is known as the Gimp and originated in Iowa back in the 20's by Lacey Gee.
    .....Dale
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    My Secret Santa gift was two wonderful fly boxes...

    My Secret Santa gift was two wonderful fly boxes with some great looking flies. Also an assortment of furled leaders that I can't wait to try!
    Thanks Jack
    Merry Christmas to all
    Dale S.
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    Rick Congratulations to your son on his hard...

    Rick Congratulations to your son on his hard work.

    I bought some wool at the quilt store some time back. Fun stuff to work with.

    Merry Christmas
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    I received my Secret Santa today - NOW to wait...

    I received my Secret Santa today - NOW to wait until Christmas to get here!

    Merry Christmas everyone

    Dale
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    Dropped my package off at the sleigh office this...

    Dropped my package off at the sleigh office this morning

    Dale - iaflyfisher
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    sign me up - I have pm'd my address.

    sign me up - I have pm'd my address.
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    Articulated Tool

    I made a tool to roll my own shanks out of stainless steel welding wire. The wire comes in several thicknesses so you can make any size or length you need. The tool is made out of a 3/8th inch bolt...
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    To articulate the Jointed Minnow you could add a...

    To articulate the Jointed Minnow you could add a looped wire extension to the front of the hook and tie onto that.

    I use .020, .025 or .030 stainless steel welding wire with a loop on each end...
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    Stroud Tackle - Nice fly shop with everything...

    Stroud Tackle - Nice fly shop with everything plus. Bill got me hooked up with shark fly fishing a few years ago. They are the best!
    www.stroudtackle.com
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    Great introduction to fishing for the boys! Good...

    Great introduction to fishing for the boys! Good job and great selection of the 'bait'
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    Great Waters Expo 2012

    The Expo website now has the schedule posted. You can see the schedule but not sure what is up with their website,

    http://greatwatersflyfishingexpo.com/Home.html

    The National Sports Center has...
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    Good job David - glad you got out.

    Good job David - glad you got out.
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    Mite-Mite

    The Mity-Mite or Springbrook Wunder Fly

    The design for the Springbrook Wunder fly comes from the Mity-Mite fly that was sold by the Wapsi Fly Company from 1940 to 1980s. Tom Schmuecker of Wapsi...
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    Buddy had a great idea. I went up to their site...

    Buddy had a great idea. I went up to their site and found their vendor list. You should find someone on it that has them:
    http://www.tgms.org/2012Dealernamesboothnumber.pdf

    iaflyfisher
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    Great Waters Expo - 2012

    Greetings, exhibitors, friends:

    March 23-25 is coming fast! We have less than two months until Tom Helgeson?s Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

    First, we...
  17. Central Iowa Fly Fishers Cabin Fever Retreat - Springbrook State Park

    The Cabin Fever Retreat is held annually at Springbrook State Park north of Guthrie Center, Iowa. It is a weekend dedicated to fly tying!

    The date are the last weekend in January - 1/28-29/2012,...
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    One of my favorites is called the Springbrook...

    One of my favorites is called the Springbrook Wunder or an updated version of Wapi's Mite-Mite. They are tied on 1/80th oz jigs.

    Silver and grizzly work well as does a red body and chartruse...
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    Great Waters Expo - 2012

    The Great Waters Expo will be held again in 2012! Mark your calendars...

    March 23-25, 2012
    Friday, March 23, 2012: 2:30-7:00 pm
    Saturday, March 24, 2012: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
    Sunday, March 25, 2012:...
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    Bugman- I have only fished out of a pontoon a...

    Bugman- I have only fished out of a pontoon a couple times. It is slower going than the kayak. Both are fun and work really well to fish out of in their element.
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    Super fish Dave. Congrats!

    Super fish Dave. Congrats!
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    It was a lot of fun last weekend and I won't get...

    It was a lot of fun last weekend and I won't get out this weekend. Now I am trying to add all my stuff to it and see what else I really need. I am making a camera mount for my Kodak camera.
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    New Native Ultimate Angler user

    Last week I purchased a Native Ultimate Angler 12 as my first kayak. This last weekend I took it out to an old gravel pit to get used to and go fishing.

    This is a super boat to fish out of. It is...
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    It appears there is a synthetic alternative to...

    It appears there is a synthetic alternative to the hackle feathers. See photo, Now it looks like they will be after our 'fish hair" and Supreme Hair!

    I know some have bought Flashabou and peacock...
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    I have been using a Springcreek Pram for several...

    I have been using a Springcreek Pram for several years and love it. It is a 8 ft dinghy made of fiberglass so it is lightweight and strong. I carried it in the back of my pickup until I got a blazer...
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