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  1. Thread: Help!!

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    Excellent, so after tying that loop, do you just...

    Excellent, so after tying that loop, do you just press the loop of the butt end through the fly line loop and pull your leader material through the loop? I guess I'm worried about connection strength.
  2. Thread: Help!!

    by adglife
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    Help!!

    Hi guys and gals,

    Thanks for so much support on my Pike adventure coming in a couple weeks. I've got another problem. I bought some 6W fly line last year, and they put a loop at the end of it. I'm...
  3. The mouse looks good! Similar idea to the Bass...

    The mouse looks good! Similar idea to the Bass Gurgler/Chugger I mentioned. Will try it with deer hair I think!

    http://fishndave.blogspot.com/2012/05/bass-gurgler-testevening-of-5-9-2012.html
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    Ted, this video will explain it better. I tied it...

    Ted, this video will explain it better. I tied it with Ace Hardware bead chain, blood red velvet ultra chenille tail, black crystal woolly bugger chenille from BPS and olive rooster saddle hackle.
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    John Montana's Hybrid

    Tail might be a little short on this one... big shout out to John Montana for making me drool about using this one on some carp. I hope to find some while up in MN, but might be busting it out...
  6. Thanks, Scott! I'll be sure to share pictures.

    Thanks, Scott! I'll be sure to share pictures.
  7. Ya know, Jim... I'm thinking the same thing. By...

    Ya know, Jim... I'm thinking the same thing. By the way, thanks again for the materials you sent. They are still going strong, and that rabbit has been dynamite for my Dirty Rats.
  8. Pike, walleye, sunfish on Leech lake... mostly Pike.

    Headed up to Leech lake on the 19th in Walker MN.

    The father-in-law bet me that if I caught a two foot pike on the fly, he would shave his head. I told him if he caught one on regular tackle...
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    In like a lion, out like a lamb.

    I'm going to take a stab and say it was 1990. Kindergarten at Millville Elementary was going well. Colors, sights, sounds, words, letters and new friends flooded my infantile neural pathways and...
  10. Need Info - Umpqua Tyger Tipped Steel Leader

    Hey folks!

    Looking for info/reviews on Upqua Tyger Tipped Steel Leader. Thinking of grabbing one for a MN excursion for Mr. Pike.
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    By way of update on the Straight Talk...

    By way of update on the Straight Talk issues we were having, we were surprised to see not only our phones refunded, but our minutes that we purchased as well. Thanks, Straight Talk, for resolving...
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    Took the youngest out.

    Took the two-year-old out to the east side of Lake Cunningham today with a bag of frozen corn and a couple of spinning rods. She caught the biggest of two carp. Fun time out there! Makes for good...
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    StraightTalk Wireless Service

    Friends: We purchased StraightTalk service online.

    The phones were shipped to us with SIM cards installed. Our port request failed because US Cellular - our current provider - issued a separate...
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    Looked like I had been fishing with a hairline...

    Looked like I had been fishing with a hairline fracture for a while. A little too much pressure taking it out of the trunk and click... no more tip.
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    She was a good ol' hoss.

    Unofficial end to the fly-fishing season.

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_pqeLZco62s/Uh4nTedoavI/AAAAAAAAEjk/32CWUu4ACVo/w958-h719-no/2013-08-27+10.25.51.jpg
  16. Thread: Headed carpin'

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    Just finished up. Slept in. Went about 130. ...

    Just finished up. Slept in. Went about 130.

    I'm reminded of something my wife says on occasion.

    "It's called fishing, not catching."
  17. World Record Snakehead in Virginia - NOT FLY RELATED

    Full Article A Virginia man has caught the largest northern snakehead on record with a rod and reel, landing a 17-pound, 6-ounce specimen of the fish often called "Frankenfish" for their...
  18. Thread: Headed carpin'

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    Headed carpin'

    Headed out tomorrow to the muck hole early AM. Here's hopin' Dave was right about the cannibalism... but I did see crayfish, so hopefully the Carrots'll draw 'em.
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    Great fish! You know, the muck hole I've been...

    Great fish! You know, the muck hole I've been fishing is full of lily pads and I have seen carp fingerlings actually rise out and jump onto a lily pad. It really does look like they are escaping the...
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    I'm pretty convinced of two very likely...

    I'm pretty convinced of two very likely possibilities:

    1) They congregate in water too shallow to hold a fish big enough to eat them and

    2) They can sense a fish nearby.

    However, some...
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    Great report. Looks like an amazing area.

    Great report. Looks like an amazing area.
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    I got my grandpappy glasses!

    ... now what?

    Took them out today. Overcast, thunderstorm was rolling in. Definitely noticed the reflection lessened significantly, but I still could not see below the water. I was thigh-deep in...
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    Prayers and lily pads.

    Full report.

    Slipped in a small bit about looking for big carp during evening prayers last night. Might have slipped it in this morning, too, but the mornings are a blur.


    An old Big Lake...
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    I was tossing a double-rig: a size 8 bead-head...

    I was tossing a double-rig: a size 8 bead-head soft hackle with a black mohair leech, same size. They hit the bead-head more often.
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    I want to second this. I am almost positive that...

    I want to second this. I am almost positive that you could throw a floating turd in the water, and a turd with legs, and the fish will eat the one with the legs.

    Some species won't even spit it...
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