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  1. Thread: A Hidden Gem

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    Beautiful! All that manipulation, and most times...

    Beautiful! All that manipulation, and most times you end up close to what your eye/mind saw, rather than just what the camera picked up. That really looks great! :)
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    A couple Hybrid Sunfish liked the pattern as...

    A couple Hybrid Sunfish liked the pattern as well:
    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c221/FishnDave/2016FishPics/B1DDFE99-43D3-4103-994C-232B4905E398_zpsw0csigu5.jpg
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    That's a good idea about the mono or wire. I've...

    That's a good idea about the mono or wire. I've also considered tying in a strip of foam under (or over) the wing that reaches nearly to the hook point....for versions I want to keep near the...
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    Bendbacks (?)

    Whew....its a HOT one out there today!


    A coworker and I flyfished a local pond during lunch today.


    I had a new (to me) style ("bendback") of fly I had tied up and wanted to try out. I've...
  5. Great advice! I thought you were kidding....but...

    Great advice! I thought you were kidding....but it really works! I tried your techniques, and came up with these shots:
    1" bass, close to camera:...
  6. Thread: Cane fly rod

    by FishnDave
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    Nice! Good job, Bill. :D

    Nice! Good job, Bill. :D
  7. Sticky: Very nicely written, Neil. :D I agree. ...

    Very nicely written, Neil. :D
    I agree. Everybody has "their thing". Some have more than one, but generally it seems like one rises above the others. For many of us on FAOL, its fishing...and...
  8. Awesome! Catfish will give you a tour of the...

    Awesome! Catfish will give you a tour of the pond, and make you wonder just what giant fish you've just hooked into....and if you'll ever get to see it! :)
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    WOW!!! Sweet fish! Fishing the Midnight-5am...

    WOW!!! Sweet fish! Fishing the Midnight-5am shift....that's dedication! :)
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    And fish like that on a 5 wt TFO BVK? Man,...

    And fish like that on a 5 wt TFO BVK? Man, that'd be a heckuva fun battle! :)
  11. Thread: The Jungle

    by FishnDave
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    Pretty awesome, Len! :D

    Pretty awesome, Len! :D
  12. Thread: brass beads

    by FishnDave
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    Here's another good company I've dealt with for...

    Here's another good company I've dealt with for hooks, reels, rods, etc.
    They also have brass and tungsten beads, cones, beadchain, dumbbell eyes, etc....
  13. Thread: Doubles

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    That's pretty cool! Especially the multispecies...

    That's pretty cool! Especially the multispecies doubles! I haven't tried two flies... how do you keep the flies from becoming tangled?
  14. Thread: Iowa Redears

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    I looked at the Pennsylvania website...looks like...

    I looked at the Pennsylvania website...looks like you guys don't have Redears/Shellcrackers, lastchance? I couldn't find them listed... But you do have Redbreast Sunfish, which we lack in Iowa....
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    That's a beautiful Redbreast Sunfish! We don't...

    That's a beautiful Redbreast Sunfish! We don't have those here in Iowa. ;o)
  16. Thread: Iowa Redears

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    Nice! So....yes on the popper? Or nada? I've...

    Nice! So....yes on the popper? Or nada?
    I've heard they will hit poppers too. I tried them but didn't have any success, so I switched flies. I should have tried the popper on the shallower fish...
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    What rod & tippet do you prefer for those beach...

    What rod & tippet do you prefer for those beach snook, Steve?
  18. Thread: Iowa Redears

    by FishnDave
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    Iowa Redears

    Every so often, I get the urge to catch some species I haven't caught for awhile. Redears floated to the top of my target list. After a lot of research and homework, I settled on a lake in Iowa I...
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    Rick Zieger's Boa Yarn Leech

    Rick's Boa Yarn Leech is a great fly especially for still waters when you want to swim a fly very slowly and have it sink very little. Short jerky strips during the retrieve give the fly great...
  20. Thread: School me

    by FishnDave
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    Here's something I had written up on my blog to...

    Here's something I had written up on my blog to help some of the guys in a fishing club that were interested in learning to flyfish. You may or may not find it helpful:...
  21. On another website (an Iowa-based flyfishing...

    On another website (an Iowa-based flyfishing website) I frequent, I was talking with another member about a t-shirt design idea. This other guy is a really good artist/painter. I had an idea for a...
  22. Memorial Day:...

    Memorial Day:
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    That is a GREAT-looking fly! Obviously different...

    That is a GREAT-looking fly! Obviously different materials, but rather similar in finished looks to the Myakka Minnow, in a floating version. I'll have to give this a shot, as I'm hoping to target...
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    I agree...White Crappie. I've actually heard the...

    I agree...White Crappie.
    I've actually heard the opposite about Bluegill & Crappie hybrids....Although Bluegills, Redears, Pumpkinseeds, Green Sunfish, etc, hybridize amongst themselves fairly...
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    Now THAT is really something, John... seeing a...

    Now THAT is really something, John... seeing a wild Wolverine! Its tough to think of an animal in the U.S. that is seen by fewer people! That is really cool, congratulations! I hope you see more...
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