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    I tried a Firetiger-colored Craft Fur baitfish...

    I tried a Firetiger-colored Craft Fur baitfish pattern. I only had 2 with me...I caught bass on both, plus a crappie on one...but lost both flies when BIG bass broke my 8lb tippet!...
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    Well...as an example that we win some and we lose...

    Well...as an example that we win some and we lose some....
    I fished the same pond on Wednesday evening. Once again, a bass charged and grabbed a bluegill I was bringing in. This doesn't happen...
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    That's great to hear, Pumpkinseeds are such...

    That's great to hear, Pumpkinseeds are such beautiful fish! :)
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    By golly...you're right, Ed! I'm still learning!...

    By golly...you're right, Ed! I'm still learning! :)
    There's a distribution map at this link:
    http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=382
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    @ James - I've had this happen before, too. You...

    @ James - I've had this happen before, too. You win some and you lose some. When the bass grabbed the bluegill, I checked the time on my phone, and told my buddy I would let the bass have it for 5...
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    Got a nice bass this weekend!

    I was flyfishing a local public pond. Had a pretty good day, caught 5 species...Hybrid Sunfish, Crappies, Bluegills, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, and Largemouth Bass....
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    I was fishing this pond last weekend for...

    I was fishing this pond last weekend for crappies, and a couple bass anglers showed up. One of them caught this bass on a jerk-bait (lure). I was glad to find she'd survived the winter. :) The...
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    Thanks for posting the pics, Jim. Spoiled...

    Thanks for posting the pics, Jim. Spoiled indeed! :) We should all be so spoiled!
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    HUGE bream!!! I'd love to see THOSE pics! :)...

    HUGE bream!!! I'd love to see THOSE pics! :)
    Sounds like you really had an EXCELLENT day of fishing, Jim!
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    Probably depends on water clarity...Ozarks tends...

    Probably depends on water clarity...Ozarks tends to be fairly clear, at least in the lower 2/3 of the lake. Crappies will nest deeper in clear water than in murky water.

    Crappies love a...
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    Good job! :) I'm glad you didn't give up on it!

    Good job! :) I'm glad you didn't give up on it!
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    I think it may freak out some people who are...

    I think it may freak out some people who are thinking about trying flyfishing. But like others have pointed out, its the same in flyfishing as it is in every other activity. You can buy a really...
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    Beautiful fish, Waskeyc! That is a species we...

    Beautiful fish, Waskeyc! That is a species we don't have in Iowa.

    I got back from Spring Break, the local waters no longer have ice on them, so I got out and caught my first flyrod fish of 2015...
  14. We get thick ice here. When ice-fishing, I often...

    We get thick ice here. When ice-fishing, I often see tiny tiny bugs (midges?) hatching right off the top of the hole I am fishing. So, fishing tiny makes sense.
    Just before ice-up and right as...
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    I enjoyed using a lumbar pack for several years. ...

    I enjoyed using a lumbar pack for several years. It was nice because I could twist it around to my backside when I didn't need to access it, and to the front when I needed something. I tried a...
  16. Thread: Cold Water

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    "Deep and slow" is great advice. 1/80 oz...

    "Deep and slow" is great advice.

    1/80 oz microjig under an indicator usually does the ticket here in cold weather...although this technique works year-round, it is one of the best techniques to...
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    Sticky: Best wishes from me for Warren to get well and...

    Best wishes from me for Warren to get well and back to fishing.
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    Yellowstone River Oil Spill

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/yellowstone-river-spill-oil-detected-in-water-supplies/
  19. Thread: Winter Trout

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    That's a beautiful fish! :)

    That's a beautiful fish! :)
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    !!!! WOW!!!!! :) Those are BIG SMALLIES for...

    !!!! WOW!!!!! :)
    Those are BIG SMALLIES for IOWA!!! I really need to fish with you! :)


    Ernie,
    You've been given some great advice here. You can certainly catch bass with your 5wt. This...
  21. Thread: Question

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    Some of my favorites include foam Gurglers (with...

    Some of my favorites include foam Gurglers (with rubber legs) and #10 Gartside Sparrow. Its rare that bluegills get picky...but it does happen. I think the most important thing is to know the size...
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    Mike, I'll take the Flyfishing in Saltwater by...

    Mike,
    I'll take the Flyfishing in Saltwater by Lefty Kreh,
    and Fly Patterns of the Umpqua Feather Merchants.
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    Well done as always, Scott! :D What makes a...

    Well done as always, Scott! :D
    What makes a Yeagerburger different from a standard Woolly Bugger? Is it the use of grizzly hackle...or this particular color scheme...or something else?
  24. Pretty cool stuff!

    Pretty cool stuff!
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    REALLY nice flies...and beautiful fish as well! ...

    REALLY nice flies...and beautiful fish as well! Thanks for sharing. :)
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