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  1. I'll take the Konic & 2 spools. I'll PM my info.

    I'll take the Konic & 2 spools. I'll PM my info.
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    Sticky: Ha! Not many people can claim that has happened...

    Ha! Not many people can claim that has happened to them! And that is why golfing and fishing just don't mix! :)
    You stopped using it...is the Tenkara rod OK?
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    Flyfished during lunch today

    4-9-2014
    Public Pond
    60 degrees F
    18 mph wind from SSW
    Fish Caught: 7 Crappies, 1 Green Sunfish


    Jay and I met up during lunch to flyfish. Casting into the wind was a challenge.
    Jay did...
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    VERY nice! Great-looking trouts! :)

    VERY nice! Great-looking trouts! :)
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    You are doing really well! The trout here seem...

    You are doing really well! The trout here seem to be rather spooky since the water is reasonably clear (for Iowa)...and while most that are caught get hooked near shore, a long cast down along the...
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    Ice-out in Iowa

    A few of the larger lakes in the area still have a fair bit of ice on them, but the smaller waters are finally ice-free.
    I got out Saturday (March 29, 2014) to flyfish for trout at a nearby lake. ...
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    I shot some video with a GoPro camera that day. ...

    I shot some video with a GoPro camera that day. First time using it. Hopefully I'll get better with it with use...
    You can see the ice on the lake in the background.

    http://youtu.be/gc2SWDeaSAo
  8. I sent you a message back Mike, did you get it?

    I sent you a message back Mike, did you get it?
  9. Mike, if nobody is interested in the combo, let...

    Mike, if nobody is interested in the combo, let me know. I'd be interested in a deal on just the rod. No hurry.
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    Very well done! I went on Friday. The lake I...

    Very well done!
    I went on Friday. The lake I fished was still 70% ice-covered, but plenty of open water on the upwind side of the lake. A friend had gone Thursday and caught 48 trout. Fishing was...
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    Those would be GIANT sunfish for my area! Nice!

    Those would be GIANT sunfish for my area! Nice!
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    Art, I have heard that about not needing...

    Art, I have heard that about not needing leaders. From my past experiences using spinning gear and 8 or 10 lb test Fireline, for example, pike will slice right through that before you can finish...
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    Stout hooks are important for such large...

    Stout hooks are important for such large fish..and a wide hook gap is extremely important.
    Here's some hook ideas to get you started (in sizes 1/0-3/0):
    -TMC 600SP
    -TMC 811S
    -Umpqua U502
    -Allen...
  14. Nice rod wraps, Mike!

    Nice rod wraps, Mike!
  15. Welcome, Mike! Hope you'll be posting pictures...

    Welcome, Mike!
    Hope you'll be posting pictures of your fly rod build soon. :)
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    You can catch fish on flies if you can find open...

    You can catch fish on flies if you can find open water. Last winter/spring I got out when the ponds were still 1/2 covered with ice. Caught crappies. Bigger bass hit earlier than the smaller bass....
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    Great trip! And you're right...this was a good...

    Great trip! And you're right...this was a good time to post it. Really activates "the itch"! :)
  18. That description helps immensely. Thanks! :)

    That description helps immensely. Thanks! :)
  19. Fishing for Buffalo was a pretty good book. :)

    Fishing for Buffalo was a pretty good book. :)
  20. I agree with Paul. Sounds like a potentially...

    I agree with Paul. Sounds like a potentially VERY interesting book. I love catching all kinds of species on flies, so this could be right up my alley.
    Any chance you could list the species covered?
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    Those skeletal remains are clearly Skunk Ape. :)...

    Those skeletal remains are clearly Skunk Ape. :)
    ...or Manatee.
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    Scott, I REALLY love the patterns and excellent...

    Scott,
    I REALLY love the patterns and excellent SBS's you post! :D
    One question about the ribbing...it looks like it parallels the hackle on this one?
  23. I was sorry to hear of this. I've visited his...

    I was sorry to hear of this.
    I've visited his shop a few times...but I'm not sure he was ever the fellow who rang up my purchases. He was probably out fishing! :)
    The amount of field research he...
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    Glad the fishing turned on for you! Excellent...

    Glad the fishing turned on for you! Excellent stress reliever...I bet you didn't even think about your classes while you were fishing! :)
  25. Thread: Fishing Cuba

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    This is from an online article I found: "U.S....

    This is from an online article I found:

    "U.S. citizens are barred from traveling to Cuba without government permission under a U.S. trade embargo imposed half a century ago (1959) that can only be...
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