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    February 3, 2024

    Flyfished for a couple hours. Cold. Ended the short session with 6 Koi and 4...
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    That's great!Hey...uh...."Grandpa"! When will my...

    That's great!Hey...uh...."Grandpa"! When will my boxes of flies be ready? :) :) :)
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    Thanks, Dale! :)

    Thanks, Dale! :)
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    Thanks, Rick!ha ha, YES! It was definitely one...

    Thanks, Rick!ha ha, YES! It was definitely one (or both?) of those 2 options! :) Lots of threadfin shad were around...plenty of good food for these fish.
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    Thanks Dennis! Yes, some healthy fish! :)I used...

    Thanks Dennis! Yes, some healthy fish! :)I used a 6wt, two 8wts, and a 9 wt. I caught all the fish on the 9 wt rod. Those Drum especially had that Fast Action 9 wt COMPLETELY DOUBLED OVER! Crazy...
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    January 26-27, 2024

    Drove the 6.5 hours from St Louis to west-central Arkansas to fish with a buddy. He'd previously scoped out the location, and the plan was to get me my first Striped Bass on fly, and hopefully get...
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    That's great, Steve! That needs to be on the Top...

    That's great, Steve! That needs to be on the Top 10 List of Best Prayers Ever!
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    Thanks for sharing, Jim! I see that same jighead...

    Thanks for sharing, Jim! I see that same jighead maker has another style jighead called a Screwhead, that has a propellor on it. Vibration might be useful when fishing muddy water. Have you tried...
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    Congratulations on your retirement and new...

    Congratulations on your retirement and new freedom! :)
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    December 25, 2023

    Merry Christmas! We did our celebrating with family and traveling a bit early...so I had a chance to fish on Christmas Day. It was rainy until early afternoon, I enjoyed the solitude before the...
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    Thanks, Larry! The alternative was just to stay...

    Thanks, Larry! The alternative was just to stay home. :)Despite the gloomy weather, there was a lot of anglers that made up their mind same as I did!
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    Thanks, Fellas! Happy Holidays to you and yours!...

    Thanks, Fellas! Happy Holidays to you and yours! :)
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    December 16, 2023

    Fished in the drizzle. Went looking for baby musky. Did not succeed in catching any. Instead, I caught a bass.Went to another lake, caught a Rainbow Trout and a Redear Sunfish.Tried a third lake. ...
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    That looks great!The wood part is small, but the...

    That looks great!The wood part is small, but the overall fly looks big enough to draw the attention of any bass!Does the bulkiness of the tail sort of deaden the wiggling action provided by the bill?...
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    December 9, 2023

    Caught 2023 Flyrod species #84 on Saturday. And Lifetime flyrod species #113. Mottled Sculpin! Caught 8 of 'em.https://s5.gifyu.com/images/SiIaI.jpg...
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    Absolutely, Dale! Thanks for introducing me to...

    Absolutely, Dale! Thanks for introducing me to these little gems! :)
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    Interesting! That should sink quickly! :)

    Interesting! That should sink quickly! :)
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    That looks great, Jim! :)

    That looks great, Jim! :)
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    I was using a microjig. Silver metallic chenille...

    I was using a microjig. Silver metallic chenille body with grizzly marabou tail caught most. After I caught the crappie a missed/lost some fish that felt larger, I switched to a chartreuse microjig...
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    December 2, 2023

    My wife and I were visiting my son at his college in northern MO this past weekend. I got out for a few hours in 37 degree cloudy weather to fish some stained water for stocker trout.Caught...
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    Looks great, Jim! Big bass love poppers....and I...

    Looks great, Jim! Big bass love poppers....and I love that big bass love poppers. :)
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    November 20, 2023

    This is more of a saltwater post, I suppose...but my other posts are here...so....Took a family vacation to Aruba. We had a great time!Had scheduled a 1/2 day guided flyfishing trip with Laurenz Van...
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    Yeah! Those are REALLY nice bass for Iowa! ...

    Yeah! Those are REALLY nice bass for Iowa! Great job, Rick!
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    Yes, that's what I'm seeing as well. A fast,...

    Yes, that's what I'm seeing as well. A fast, erratic retrieve. Red and white, and or otherwise flashy flies. A buddy does great with an erratic Pistol Pete.
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    Absolutely. Wire is definitely more tooth-proof....

    Absolutely. Wire is definitely more tooth-proof. I've used it, but prefer not to if possible. Probably a better choice for Northern Pike and Muskies. Articles I read said Chain Pickerel were NOT...
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