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    Good snake. Haven't seen any poisonous ones in...

    Good snake. Haven't seen any poisonous ones in the area, as far as I know.
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    April 14, 2024

    Nice warm day in the 80's, with stronger wind than I would have preferred... but it helped keep me cool.I fished 2 spots that require a significant amount of walking. I ended the day with over...
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    Sounds like a great day, Rick! Glad you got out!

    Sounds like a great day, Rick! Glad you got out!
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    Thanks fellas! It's fun to catch new-to-me fish....

    Thanks fellas! It's fun to catch new-to-me fish. Ah, who am I kidding...it's fun to catch ANY fish! :) Some of these little creek species can get very colorful when they spawn. The Bleeding...
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    April 6, 2024

    A flyfishing buddy and his flyfishing wife, from Iowa, whom I've fished with before, came down to the Saint Louis area for a weekend of fishing before staying to glimpse the Eclipse in that path of...
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    Well, that's a good question, so I checked out...

    Well, that's a good question, so I checked out what the going pay rate is. Turns out, what I do isn't appreciated financially. But, I COULD earn up to $19.99/hr if I was, instead, a Snake Rescuer...
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    There were some large schools of Mosquitofish /...

    There were some large schools of Mosquitofish / Gambusia, so I switched to micro flies to try for them. They'd hit, but couldn't even get hooked on the tiny Tanago fly!I caught some Green Sunfish,...
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    March 30, 2024

    Nice warm day in the mid-70's.... kinda windy. Had a good outing, lots of walking.... I need better shoes. I caught 7 Bowfin, and lost a number of others. I got to sight-fish some of them, which...
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    March 29, 2024

    Took off work a few hours early on Friday...nice weather, did a couple hours of fishing nearby.Caught some Bluegills, Green Sunfish, a Longear Sunfish, and a couple White...
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    Ouch! I deserve that. I don't condone it. :) ...

    Ouch! I deserve that. I don't condone it. :) Since they are considered non-native invasives, snagging is a legal way to catch them. I still hate that I did it, but I did it. It did eat the fly...
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    March 16, 2024

    Left the Micros alone. Went to try for my first Bowfin of the year. Caught one, lost one.:https://s9.gifyu.com/images/SUogy.jpgCaught some Green Sunfish and a Bluegill. Tried for Common Carp for...
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    Happy Birthday, Rick!

    Happy Birthday, Rick!
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    Hungry fish can't handle that kind of temptation,...

    Hungry fish can't handle that kind of temptation, Rick! :)
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    Thanks Dennis! They are a really neat fish. ...

    Thanks Dennis! They are a really neat fish. Like the Bleeding Shiners, they can get more colorful during the spawn.
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    March 10, 2024

    Tried a different section of the same creek yesterday, with the micro fly stuff again. Caught 29 fish. Striped Shiners, Creek Chubs, Bluntnose Minnows, Bleeding Shiners, Northern Studfish, Longear...
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    I remember you saying you would catch some...

    I remember you saying you would catch some suckers with that fly too, right? That's pretty cool!I just got a pack of Daiichi 1130 #26 hooks here's how it compares to the tanago hook. The tanago is...
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    Definitely fishing for bait-sized quarry! :) ...

    Definitely fishing for bait-sized quarry! :) Obviously, I'm just in this for the epic battles! HA!!
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    Some or all of the following may also be Striped...

    Some or all of the following may also be Striped Shiners, or not...I really don't...
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    March 2, 2024

    Having reached my goal of 100 U.S. Freshwater Fish on Fly, I've considered changing my stance on micro-fishing. It wasn't something I was particularly interested in, although I DO like seeing some...
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    Thanks, fellas! :)

    Thanks, fellas! :)
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    February 25, 2024

    Enjoyed some nice weather on Sunday, got out and flyfished for a few hours. Targeted Golden Shiners, as they seem to be willing to play pretty early in the year.Caught 5 nice Golden Shiners, a...
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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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