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    Summary of 2019.... -I caught 22 fish species on...

    Summary of 2019....
    -I caught 22 fish species on flies in Iowa this year.
    -I caught fewer carp and catfish on flies than last year, but did get a new Personal Best carp on the fly... 35", 22 lbs....
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    Those all look great, Jim! That's a good idea,...

    Those all look great, Jim! That's a good idea, the split shot on the hook of choice. Plus, the soft lead might let you shape the head a bit if needed to get microjig to balance correctly when...
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    Jim, Most of the microjigs I'm using are 1/80th...

    Jim,
    Most of the microjigs I'm using are 1/80th oz. I have some up to 1/48th oz ...and even a few up to 1/32nd oz for bass. The reason for the larger ones isn't for the extra weight, its for the...
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    Yes! Microjigs catch the heck outta fish! Mine...

    Yes! Microjigs catch the heck outta fish!
    Mine are just a bit different....more of a Springbrook Wunder color variant. I've only recently started tying up some that have eyes....
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    Nice weekend, right? Despite it being nice on...

    Nice weekend, right?
    Despite it being nice on Saturday, the local ponds remained iced over. By almost dark, there were a few small openings, probably made by waterfowl. Fortunately, the...
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    Got out for a bit on the last day of November...

    Got out for a bit on the last day of November 2019. It was cloudy, drizzling, 38 degrees, and windy. Hit 2 local public ponds, caught one bass, one crappie, and missed several other good strikes. ...
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    I flyfished some public ponds yesterday. Pretty...

    I flyfished some public ponds yesterday. Pretty nice day to be outside.
    I caught 5 bass, 6 crappies, and 11 bluegills.
    https://s5.gifyu.com/images/473A1AFA-4175-4E06-A592-675DFF804239.jpg

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    Wow, my bad.....yes, 1/2" brush is what Blane was...

    Wow, my bad.....yes, 1/2" brush is what Blane was using, and what I bought...even though I convinced myself it was 3/4"!
    Anyway.... Here's some more I've tied recently:...
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    Flyfished Saturday. Saw a narrow band of ice...

    Flyfished Saturday. Saw a narrow band of ice along the shoreline.
    It was slow going...but somewhat steady...until the wind died in the afternoon.
    Ended up with 15+ Bass, and ~ 10 Crappies....
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    Get out your flyrod Float-n-Fly for bass. It...

    Get out your flyrod Float-n-Fly for bass. It works!
    Got out on Saturday to try out a couple new rods. Caught a couple bluegills, some crappies, and some bass....
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    Yes, it was kind of strange, I thought...although...

    Yes, it was kind of strange, I thought...although the brook trout streams we fished have natural reproduction and are not stocked...we didn't catch any under maybe 9". We did catch some 5"-6"...
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    Nice! Looks like a good floater... and fish...

    Nice! Looks like a good floater... and fish catcher. :smile:
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    Gorgeous! Great tie, Scott!

    Gorgeous! Great tie, Scott!
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    Flyfished Sunday afternoon. Caught bluegills,...

    Flyfished Sunday afternoon. Caught bluegills, crappies, and bass.
    https://s3.gifyu.com/images/9B0D1251-DC58-43BF-A4C5-B974E97FD5A3.jpg


    Biggest bass turned out to be my biggest of the year so...
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    Thanks, Lee! Yes, I only caught a few Rainbows...

    Thanks, Lee! Yes, I only caught a few Rainbows on the last day that had fins clipped /worn down from a hatchery. All the rest had really nice fins.
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    They have 1/2" ? Not sure I saw those. That...

    They have 1/2" ? Not sure I saw those. That seems very small, let me know how those work!
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    (There was a 10-photo limit on the previous...

    (There was a 10-photo limit on the previous post....)
    https://s3.gifyu.com/images/C5203927-9088-4AED-B848-9A44CAB655C1.jpg
    Great trip! One tip...if you are in the area, stop and eat at Dave's Gus &...
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    My buddy Jay and I spent 3 days in NE Iowa...

    My buddy Jay and I spent 3 days in NE Iowa flyfishing trout streams this week.
    First, the stream conditions: NE Iowa has gotten a LOT of rain in the past 3 weeks, including one event that dumped...
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    Norm, I got the 3/4" Streamer Brushes from...

    Norm, I got the 3/4" Streamer Brushes from www.rdflyfishing.com, a division of Renzetti. I'd include the full link here, but I can't get to it from this computer... it's blocked by my company's...
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    Thanks! Not GT. REN.

    Thanks! Not GT. REN.
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    Yes. Like some other good fish-catching fly...

    Yes. Like some other good fish-catching fly patterns, there are many ways to tweak this fly, in terms of size, material, color, head, tail, hook, etc.
    Its kind of fun to play around with different...
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    Wow! That's a great day of catching! Funny how...

    Wow! That's a great day of catching!
    Funny how a bass with such a big mouth will sometimes eat a fly so tiny. Well, why not? Trout do it too. ;o)
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    I tested one out Friday evening after work. I...

    I tested one out Friday evening after work. I posted it under the Central Iowa Flyfishing thread under the Warmwater Forum here.
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    I've used hen saddle for the regular sized...

    I've used hen saddle for the regular sized Gamechangers. It works REALLY good. I think some sort of soft hackle would work for these Micro Gamechangers too. I saw someone else post a picture of...
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    Sharpies! ;):D

    Sharpies! ;):D
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