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  1. Thread: More NY Steelies

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    The bottom one is referred to as a "dropback". ...

    The bottom one is referred to as a "dropback". It's been in the river for a while.
  2. Thread: Magnification

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    Desk mounted magnifyier and lamp combo.

    Desk mounted magnifyier and lamp combo.
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    It's rampant in southern Ontario Canada. Just...

    It's rampant in southern Ontario Canada. Just about every river system I know and fish has this every where. I have known about it here for at least 4-5 years.
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    Those will work great! You could save on some of...

    Those will work great! You could save on some of the silver in the bottom right but great idea for a pattern and color combination. I find bucktail works good. Rabbit strips are better. The only...
  5. Thread: What to take?

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    Hemostats or small needle nose pliers for the odd...

    Hemostats or small needle nose pliers for the odd time the fish take the hook a little too deep. Use with care - it might be better to release the fish with the hook, however if you use barbless...
  6. Thread: Leader for pike

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    The wire leaders work well enough in preventing...

    The wire leaders work well enough in preventing bite offs but what you might notice is that they tend to curl after a few fish. Tie a snap swivel to your flouro tippet. This allows all the action...
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    I've often wondered who makes the rules and who...

    I've often wondered who makes the rules and who gave them the authority to do so??:cool: I would call it fishing with a fly and not necessarily fly fishing in the traditional sense. I believe it...
  8. Thread: Leader for pike

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    50 lb test or higher flourocarbon tippet with 30...

    50 lb test or higher flourocarbon tippet with 30 lb mono main leader. Works great for pike - check out the fishing reports forum and look for North of Superior.
  9. I think the best we can say conclusively is that...

    I think the best we can say conclusively is that the trout takes it for food. Even during selective feeding on hatches they will take the odd item that doesn't look like anything else on the water...
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    P T L!! Beautiful little angel.

    P T L!! Beautiful little angel.
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    Great news Betty. I just ruined a coffee crying...

    Great news Betty. I just ruined a coffee crying into when I saw this picture. What a little dolly.
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    When we fished for pike using spin rods and...

    When we fished for pike using spin rods and baitcasters and lures we never used any special leaders and seldom lost and pike to bite offs. When we started using flies we thought we could do the same...
  13. Quite a price for a cloth bag!!

    Quite a price for a cloth bag!!
  14. Thread: North of Superior

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    The 14 inchers taste the best :D

    The 14 inchers taste the best :D
  15. Thread: North of Superior

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    I almost forgot a little side trip we did into a...

    I almost forgot a little side trip we did into a small inland lake. This is one of only 4 or 5 speckled trout that we got. Lots of work and not much return but it was fun.

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  16. Thread: North of Superior

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    1268812689 We used 32 lb leaders with 52lb pound...

    1268812689 We used 32 lb leaders with 52lb pound flourocarbon tippets. Should have gone a little heavier with the tips. They managed to bite through one.

    12690 This walleye was caught on a...
  17. Thread: North of Superior

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    The second part of our trip was dedicated to pike...

    The second part of our trip was dedicated to pike and walleye. We came back east from the Jackpine to Terrace Bay to fish the Auguasobon river and Hayes Lake.
    All of these pike were caught on...
  18. Thread: North of Superior

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    From here we went west another 2 1/2 hours to the...

    From here we went west another 2 1/2 hours to the Jackpine River. This is just over an hour east of Thunderbay. We had fun with some smaller but very lively resident steelies.
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    At the...
  19. Thread: North of Superior

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    These smaller fish are resident bows on the...

    These smaller fish are resident bows on the Steele. We didn't get any larger ones this year so I inserted a pic from 2012 from the same spot.
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  20. Thread: North of Superior

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    North of Superior

    Saved this report from last spring (2013). Thought it might help pass the time during the winter months. We left Wiarton Ont. at the end of the first week of June and headed to Sault St. Marie...
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    Red and white and yellow all work great. For...

    Red and white and yellow all work great. For pike you can use big flies all the time.1267012671
    The fly in the picture is on a paddle. It is articulated with a trble hook in the middle just behind...
  22. Thread: Guess The Length?

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    15 and 17.5 (give or take :confused:)

    15 and 17.5 (give or take :confused:)
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    Short answer - no don't wax them.

    Short answer - no don't wax them.
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    I have seen thousands of damsel flies on the...

    I have seen thousands of damsel flies on the river I fish for bass and have never seen an adult damsel fly eaten by a fish. Great video.
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    Warren has described a great method for working...

    Warren has described a great method for working wets but it is not 'swinging wets'.
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