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    I’ve went through a few spells like you when it...

    I’ve went through a few spells like you when it was hard to keep fish hooked but I just kept at it and the problem was resolved. Incidentally the most trout I have ever caught in one outing was with...
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    It is a lot of fun. This year the fishing was a...

    It is a lot of fun. This year the fishing was a little more challenging than some other years. The gnats were terrible and there was a lot of cottonwood cotton on the water constantly fouling...
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    A Win for Tenkara

    I won our fly club?s on fly contest this year using a Tenkara rod. The goal of the contest is to land as many bluegills as possible in two hours using only one fly. You can retie but if you loose...
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    Fishing for bluegills with nothing but a pole,...

    Fishing for bluegills with nothing but a pole, line and fly is so much fun. I love it. I really enjoyed your post and pictures. It brought back fond memories.
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    The first time out is always special regardless...

    The first time out is always special regardless of the fish caught or not caught.
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    My top pike and musky fly has been a red and...

    My top pike and musky fly has been a red and white deceiver tied on a 3/0 hook. Most of my fish have come in the spring so that might explain why this fly has worked. For fish later in the year I...
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    I had to travel about 120 miles to get this one...

    I had to travel about 120 miles to get this one and I don’t stay for long. But I go there every year for a few days and make it a point to go out specifically for a musky at least for a few hours...
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    Just keep on trying. One will eventually bite.

    Just keep on trying. One will eventually bite.
  9. Lefty Kreh has a pretty good dvd teaching the...

    Lefty Kreh has a pretty good dvd teaching the basics of fly casting. I think that would be a good teaching aid.
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    Nice fish Dave. My luck with catfish has been...

    Nice fish Dave. My luck with catfish has been lousy so far. Judging by the luck you’ve had maybe I should be going out after them soon.
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    Without stressing the rod too much, I would first...

    Without stressing the rod too much, I would first try to go toward the snagged fly so that you can pull the fly out of the snag. For example if you snagged the fly downstream of you walk downstream...
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    if only that musky was vertical instead of...

    if only that musky was vertical instead of horizontal. The original picture was that way. Does anybody know how to rotate the picture to make it look correct?
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    My second musky

    I recently caught another musky on the fly rod. It wasn?t very big but it was a lot of fun
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  14. Thread: Gills

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    They are so much fun this time of year. Great...

    They are so much fun this time of year. Great pictures.
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    My estimate was based on a very small sample. If...

    My estimate was based on a very small sample. If you got a lot of guesses I think if you added them all up and divided them to get the average the answer you'd get would be pretty close.
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    My guess is 16.23. In case any of you...

    My guess is 16.23. In case any of you mathematical types are wondering that is the average of the previous 4 guesses. If the wisdom of the crowd works my guess should be very close to the actual...
  17. Thread: Lefty Kreh

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    I wish him all the best. His books and videos...

    I wish him all the best. His books and videos have done a lot to improve my flyfishing. He's just a great guy.
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    Elevating the sear will raise your center of...

    Elevating the sear will raise your center of gravity. Is your Tarpon stable enough so this won't be a problem?
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    Catching a flathead on the fly is on my bucket...

    Catching a flathead on the fly is on my bucket list. Congratulations on catching one!
  20. Thread: what size rod

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    If you're fishing in pretty open water where a...

    If you're fishing in pretty open water where a large fish won't drag you into snags i think a lighter rod would do fine. I fish around wood and lily pads frequently and prefer heavier rods and a...
  21. Thread: Pike Flies

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    I've had good luck with a 2/0 red and white...

    I've had good luck with a 2/0 red and white double bunny. in addition to pike I've caught some nice bass with it.Clousers are another good pike fly.
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    I've used the same commercially produced leaders...

    I've used the same commercially produced leaders gear fishermen use for pike tied onto a 5 ft. length of 20 lb test fluorocarbon. The swivels on the end mean it doesn't twist if your fly or the fish...
  23. My new Hobie had a transducer mounting plate on...

    My new Hobie had a transducer mounting plate on the bottom set up so you could simply bolt on a Lowrance transducer. I bought a Garmin deptfinder and no way could I bolt the transducer on. I glued it...
  24. I occasionally use intermediate and fast sinking...

    I occasionally use intermediate and fast sinking line. I use it when it's windy and want to avoid slack in the line or when I just need to get the fly down near the bottom for walleyes or catfish....
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    That is a great first channel!

    That is a great first channel!
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