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    I'm wondering if a little experiment might shed...

    I'm wondering if a little experiment might shed some light on the mono vs fluorocarbon debate. Devise a test which tests a fishes (preferably some fish a person might actually want to catch) ability...
  2. That really sucks. I hope you have good insurance...

    That really sucks. I hope you have good insurance that will pay for replacing your tools. My sympathies to you on the loss of the jewelry that you collected with your wife. That can never really be...
  3. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Jszymczyk, What do you use for the spinners...

    Jszymczyk,
    What do you use for the spinners shaft and how do you make it. I been making a few spinner flies using 25 lb test mono for the shaft and though they do work I haven't quite been...
  4. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Very interesting technique. I wonder if it could...

    Very interesting technique. I wonder if it could be duplicated using a semi-automatic fly reel.
  5. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Sagefisher, I agree they are a bit hard to cast....

    Sagefisher,
    I agree they are a bit hard to cast. The 7 weight rod I been using to cast them is outfitted with Rio Clouser line designed to help cast heavy flies like clousers, large streamers and...
  6. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Here is a link to Joes Flies on Cabela's website...

    Here is a link to Joes Flies on Cabela's website...
  7. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Spinner Flies

    I've been trying out Joes flies on stocker trout for the past few weeks and have found them to be very effective and not to bad to cast with my seven weight. About the only thing I don't like about...
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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.
  12. 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...
  13. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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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...
  14. 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.
  21. 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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