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    Nice job. I just do have the patience or skill...

    Nice job. I just do have the patience or skill to work with wood or cork. They should catch fish for you.
  2. Thread: A Frog?

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    All the soft rubber top water frog lures my three...

    All the soft rubber top water frog lures my three fishing buddies, at least two of them do, and the one I picked up cheap($1) at a fishing flea market have the double hooks. I just checked on line...
  3. Thread: A Frog?

    by Philly
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    A Frog?

    Working on some ideas for fishing the weeds and lily pads once the weather warms up. What I did was supersize my favorite pan fish pattern.

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    I have a friend that thinks like that, Mark. ...

    I have a friend that thinks like that, Mark. There are four of us that fish together. We're a few years passed 65. Three of us have gotten the life time senior license. I got mine first. When I...
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    You just need to stick to PGA mixed with grape...

    You just need to stick to PGA mixed with grape juice, lemondade and 7-UP. That will make thinking about how to fish it easier. Might snag a bit with the weight in the back. It might ride hook...
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    Mark, An easy solution to your problem. Right...

    Mark,
    An easy solution to your problem. Right off the Illinois DNR web site. No need to play the "senior card" or worry about the play.


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    Nice, all the nymphs I tie these days are soft...

    Nice, all the nymphs I tie these days are soft hackles. The PT is my favorite. Only difference is I use starling for the soft hackle.
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    Probably because I just came up with the name. ...

    Probably because I just came up with the name. Usually I referred to them as floating woolly buggers. I've been tying them for a couple of years, but they were a pain, especially when using the...
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    Some more poppers and a couple of boobies

    Not tying flies right now. Finished these up a week ago. Smaller versions of the poppers I posted about a month ago and a couple of "boobie" flies.

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    I'm not sure these can...
  10. Thread: New ties

    by Philly
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    Nice, Rick. Haven't really tried tying...

    Nice, Rick. Haven't really tried tying articulated flies for pan fish. I've been messing with some fry ideas, but haven't taken any photos yet.
  11. Thread: Flytying Forum

    by Philly
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    I was able to sign on without any problem. Not...

    I was able to sign on without any problem. Not sure why. Entered my user name and password.
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    The lip is part of the foam body. I picked up...

    The lip is part of the foam body. I picked up the foam template at tying class last spring, and used it to make my own foam pieces. I'll see if I still have the template, I may have used it for one...
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    Poppers and divers

    Just finished this batch up. Plan to use them in fresh water and salt water.

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    I'll see what I can do. I did take these...

    I'll see what I can do. I did take these pictures of the basic template. They may be of some help.

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    A couple of poppers

    I learned this style popper in a tying class last spring and have tweaked it a bit. I'm pretty sure it's origins are in the Yasuka Crease Fly. I just finished these two the other day, and have...
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    I doubt it really is Tasmanian Devil hair, since...

    I doubt it really is Tasmanian Devil hair, since the Tasmanian Devil is an endangered species. Might be Australian possum hair. A friend from New Zealand sent me some several years ago. In New...
  17. Thread: Canadian bass

    by Philly
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    Nice fish. I like the sunfish pattern. I've...

    Nice fish. I like the sunfish pattern. I've been going up to Northern Ontario for about 30 years, no largemouth up there. I don't think we've ever had a 200 bass week. We catch a lot of 13-14...
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    I was one of the folks Hans sent the Mustad size...

    I was one of the folks Hans sent the Mustad size 32's to. It took me three hooks to get one tied. I did a midge tied with CDC barbules. The first hook got spit out of the vise, and Hans wouldn't...
  19. Thread: Pictures

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    Actually, it's pretty easy. In the quick reply,...

    Actually, it's pretty easy. In the quick reply, which is what I'm using now, you'll see an icon, which has an image of a tree in it. Just click on that, a square will come up. Select "From...
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    They will hit anything. I prefer top water. ...

    They will hit anything. I prefer top water. The last two years, my most productive patterns have been a floating mop fly and a spider/slider I tie up. I tie them on size 6 or 8 hooks. A couple...
  21. Thread: Feeling Guilty

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    Feeling Guilty

    I've been tying flies and taking pictures, just haven't been posting them. I just finished up a box for my niece and her husband. They moved to Vermont from South Dakota, and mud season should be...
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    I've tried something similar. It was called 5...

    I've tried something similar. It was called 5 second quick fix. Looks very similar to the Bondic set up. UV light on one end a narrow metal nozzle tip on the other to apply the resin. The UV...
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    I started out using CCG UV resin which is no...

    I started out using CCG UV resin which is no longer available. I ordered a kit which came with a UV light, not sure what voltage it is. So far it's worked on all the resins I've used CCG, Bug Bond...
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    I would say they can crossover. My favorite...

    I would say they can crossover. My favorite large streamer is a variation of Bob Popovics "Semper Fleye". It was designed for salt water but I use it in fresh water for pike and bass. Haven't...
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    I've seen 3 gold Mustad size 32's in my life,...

    I've seen 3 gold Mustad size 32's in my life, even tied a fly on one. There was a post several years ago on one of the fly fishing sites about them and one of the posters said he had paid $100 for a...
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