Mar 31, 2011
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Mar 28, 2011
GREAT WATERS FLY FISHING EXPO 2011
Blaine Sports Center, Blaine, MN
Great news! Tom Helgeson’s Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo will continue this year on April 1, 2 and 3 at a wonderful new location -- The National Sports Center in Blaine.
As you may have heard, Great Waters founder Tom Helgeson died in November after a brief battle with cancer. His absence left a huge hole in the Midwest fly fishing community.
Thanks to the help and encouragement of his countless friends, we are thrilled to announce that we are continuing Tom Helgeson’s Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo in the Twin Cities.
In addition to the great line-up of programs and vendors that Expo-goers have come to expect, Gary Borger, a legend in the Midwest and around the world and a columnist for Midwest Fly Fishing magazine, is back to anchor our show.
Mar 26, 2011
Mio Knight Rider GPS has voice of KITT Inside
When we were first contacted by Mio about their Knight Rider device, we couldn't till the day that we could finally tell you. An officially licensed GPS unit with the original voice of KITT behind it, how could you lose?One of the great unique features with this concept, is that KITT will address the driver by their first name. Simply set your name from the pre-recorded list of hundreds, and off you go. You can be Michael if you want to be a purist, but if your name is Aaron, Joe or David, you can have that personalized experience. (Unfortunately Devon, Bonnie, Wilton are missing from the list, but Mio hopes to address this error)
They've also taken several design cues from the Knight 2000. The device has dual nose type designs on the left and right, complete with a red type of scanner insert. However, the actual use of this scanners LEDs is to be KITTs voice box. It's a pretty neat effect, and initially we were bummed that it wasn't more accurate to the voice box to the series, but in the end the effect still felt the same.
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
The water at the dam is really nice looking. Funny, it is very close to me and I have never actually fished it. Recently they put in a foot bridge which made it accessible if you didn't have a boat. The water is really nice. Lots of back pools and rip, but pretty shallow for this time of the year. I can tell you I will be spending more time there this summer.
Took a couple of new items out to try. Got a Simm's guide jacket, man is it nice. Never was willing to spend the money so I just wore a fleece most of the time. This thing has an outer membrane and a thin polar tech lining. Weather was about 45 and only needed the jacket and a t-shirt. I am very impressed. Also used my new Striper intermediate sink line. This thing will bomb the flies and runs them about three feet deep. That is about perfect for the local dams. I could feel the fly bumping bottom once in a while but didn't have a lot of snags.
Unfortunately only a few small walleyes were caught.
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Gel spun is strong, but cuts through the deer hair instead of compacting it. I also have trouble with the heads wanting to spin on the hook shank.
Kevlar and others are good when spinning hair, but they don't stretch and I have trouble keeping even tension on my flies.
There is another called Big fly or something like that. Larry Dalberg talked about it at the show last week, but I have not tried it yet.
Mar 7, 2011