Dec 31, 2010
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Dec 30, 2010
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Dec 16, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
Three thumbs up!
I have two reels that take matching cassettes to cover more water situations.
Dec 12, 2010
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Dec 7, 2010
Just keep your eyes open for the big crowd of good lookin' women, then look for the table with me behind it, most likely somewhere else.
Dec 6, 2010
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Dec 2, 2010
Now get back to tying.
Nov 30, 2010
December 9 from 6-8.
December 30 from 6-8.
I will book more in January once they get the calendar going. These will all be at the Gander Mountain in Cedar Rapids in the event room in the back of the store. All are welcome. There are about 8-10 chairs around the tables. We do some tying, but mostly we bring new flies, gear and photo's. This is really just a guy night, not to say all women are not welcome, to help pass the crappy weather. Generally we get together every other Thursday and at the first night we will decide if we get pizza again or eat before.
Nov 29, 2010
Extra flies and leaders.
Multiple lines cassettes.
Nov 28, 2010
Head phones, I carry my blackberry to answer calls and also it takes all my pictures. I have an 8 gig card that is full of music. I am always jammin when fishing. Small line clip. Foam handled pliers. Finger strippers to cover my line holding finger. Hook sharpener. 30 pound fluorocarbon. Extra leader. I use only furled leaders now. They throw big flies much better. On the opposite side of the leader I also have a few hooks for my tube poppers.
Boga grip. This goes in the back outside pocket. I have the carabeaner to attach it to the loop on the side pocket. I bent over once and it fell out. Luckily I was in shallow water.
Of course flies. I carry flies in the same little bags I sell them in. This keeps them flat and nice to fish. They lay very flat and I can carry about 40 in my pouch. Now obviously I never take more than 6-7, but the point is space. There are no boxes big enough to carry my flies and still fit in my pack. Boxes also limit the amount of flies I can carry and just add weight and bulk.
Cigars are a given as well, but that is a whole other post.
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
Start by making a loop in the line.
Slide that loop up the the hook eye of the fly.
Hold the loop and fly in your fingers. Wrap the thread three or four times away from the hook eye.
Run the thread back through your original cirlce loop.
Hold the loose end of your thread and the leader and pull away with the fly.
Nov 24, 2010
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Nov 13, 2010
I have a couple of different flies I use now though. The bodies are all the same but the epoxy heads are different. A very small epoxy head allows the fly to float until pulled under the water. A large head sinks. I will make some up with both hooks and see how they work.
Nov 9, 2010
We have no pike in the local lakes and the rivers are getting very cold. Times are getting tough for pike.
This looks deep but is actually around three to four feet deep the entire way. Nothing but big rocks. Great pike habitat.
Nov 3, 2010
You can see the extra epoxy behind the hook on the fly.
We will see if this helps.
Nov 2, 2010
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Oct 29, 2010
The Greenie swam great and was very bright and flashy in the water, water temps are getting cold and the fish are getting lazy.
Gonna eat pizza, drink beer and watch some Samurai Jack tonight while I do some tying. Planning on hitting the water again tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully this nicer weather for the end of October holds out.
Oct 27, 2010
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Oct 15, 2010
Took this guy and had three others on.