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    The Brodhead is about 45 minutes a bit south and...

    The Brodhead is about 45 minutes a bit south and east of you. The upper Lehigh has already been mentioned. There are numerous small streams, creeks and beaver ponds in the area. Unfortunately,...
  2. Thread: Bullheads

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    Ugly looking critters. I've never really fished...

    Ugly looking critters. I've never really fished for bullheads or other catfish. My buddies and I are renting a house on a lake in the Poconos in late May. There's a dock we can fish off of. I...
  3. Thread: Sponge Spiders

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    May would probably be closer to the bluegill...

    May would probably be closer to the bluegill spawn. My buddies and I rent a house up near Lake Wallenpaupack toward the end of May. We had to cancel last year. We've all had our vaccines and are...
  4. Thread: Some bass bugs

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    If you look you can see an opening in front of...

    If you look you can see an opening in front of the hook point, the back part of the foam sits just at the top of the hook bend. Theoretically, when a bass hits it will push the foam down. I'll have...
  5. Thread: Some bass bugs

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    Some bass bugs

    I've been working on some bass bugs the last month or so. Tying up enough to fit into fly boxes I've been putting together out of clear plastic photo holders and 6 mm white craft foam. The boxes are...
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    I using the quick reply right now. At the top of...

    I using the quick reply right now. At the top of the reply box, you'll see a row of symbols in smaller boxes. The next to the last box has 4 symbols. Click on the third symbol. It looks like it...
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    A couple of foam bass top water bass bugs

    A couple of top water bass bugs I've been working on. First one is Meade's Gutless Frog. I didn't even know this pattern existed until last week. So this is my first try with it. Probably needs a...
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    Probably some sort trauma. I fish live bait ever...

    Probably some sort trauma. I fish live bait ever so often. The minnows, especially after they've been hit by something, will get that bright red coloration in the whites of their eyes. Here's a...
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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Let's start out with ugly. I cannibalized an old soft plastic for the tails, spinner bait skirt, some ice chenille, and heads that were suppose to make nymphs look more realistic.
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    and what...
  10. Thread: more poppers

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    Nice looking poppers. I like that color...

    Nice looking poppers. I like that color combination. I'll have to remember it when I start working on poppers over the winter. I'm basically lazy and use the preformed soft foam popper bodies,...
  11. Thread: Revised Flies

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    It appears to be I can now pedal a stationary...

    It appears to be I can now pedal a stationary bike. Couldn't do that last week.
  12. Thread: Revised Flies

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    Revised Flies

    I figured, since I had a knee revision back in September, I could revise some flies I rediscovered when I found a fly wallet I had tucked into a dark corner after returning from a trip to Canada....
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    That one has the foam dumbbell head. I found...

    That one has the foam dumbbell head. I found that white, yellow and chartreuse worked best for top water Here's some of the first batch. I plan to replace the single foam piece with the foam...
  14. Thread: Wooly Worms

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    Nice, Rick. That's one fly I've never used. ...

    Nice, Rick. That's one fly I've never used. Can't remember if I ever tied one.
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    Mops and flossing bristles

    Been doing a bit of tying. Nothing classic. First up. I had decent luck with large mop flies for bass in 2019. The virus and a bad knee(recently revised/replaced) kept me off the water this year....
  16. Thread: repair question

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    I think you've got your work cut out for you. Is...

    I think you've got your work cut out for you. Is it bamboo or fiberglass? From the pictures, you'll need new guides and tip, cork grip and a reel seat. I not sure what you mean by the "wraps...
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    I use the improved clinch when I'm attaching...

    I use the improved clinch when I'm attaching swivels to my spinning gear, the one or two times a year I break it out. For small swivels, I just bring the line through the top part of the swivel...
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    I use the improved clinch, like John I use 7...

    I use the improved clinch, like John I use 7 turns on my lighter tippets and 6 turns on my heavier tippets
  19. Thread: Who would DARE?

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    Very pretty fish. The parr stripes confused me.

    Very pretty fish. The parr stripes confused me.
  20. Thread: Who would DARE?

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    How about a small bass? Caught this one last...

    How about a small bass? Caught this one last year
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    What species is that first trout?
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    A couple of dragonflies

    Just finished up a IFF Zoom fly tying class. The last pattern in it was a foam dragonfly. I did a bit of research on dragonflies and found out that the large ones we see flitting around bodies of...
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    I knew Tony when he lived in NJ. He taught me a...

    I knew Tony when he lived in NJ. He taught me a lot about fly tying and was always willing to share his patterns and show me how to tie them. I carry three types of woolly buggers in my fly boxes. ...
  23. I missed this thread, somehow. Age: 72 going...

    I missed this thread, somehow.

    Age: 72 going on 73
    Jobs: U.S. Navy, Vietnam era. Worked at the VA for a year or so, handling insurance policies. Then 37 years with the Defense Logistics...
  24. Thread: Sinking Ant

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    Nice. I like it. If I tie a sinking ant, I...

    Nice. I like it. If I tie a sinking ant, I usually tie Harry Steeves, TransparAnt. Your's looks easier to tie and I like the color variety. Do you think red wire would work in place of the black...
  25. Thread: Fish ID

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    I'm leaning toward a medium golden shiner. I've...

    I'm leaning toward a medium golden shiner. I've caught them on a fly rod up to 10-12 inches long in lakes up in Vermont.
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