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    Springfield, MO
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    My family and fly fishing. In that order. Married to the same wonderful woman since 1982. 2 boys one 15 and the other 21. I've been fly fishing since 1975. Mainly trout fishing.
  1. I'm far from an expert but I have fished Taney at night with decent success. For me bigger #6 to #10 streamers are the ticket. Wooly buggers and mohair leeches work well. Black, olive, and purple are good colors. Cast straight across stream or slightly downstream. Then do a strip type retrieve. Vary the speed and length of your strips. Usually the hits are hard! It is really exciting when the fish are hitting well. You can fish with scuds and such at night. However you need to use some type of lighted indicator if you do that to see the takes. I've not ever tried this. The above technique h
  2. Congrats. That's one of the more colorful Browns I've ever seen. Greg
  3. Wow that is big news. Unchartered territory but I'd sure love to see some wadeable water this summer and fall. Thanks for sharing. Greg
  4. What?? I never said it was worth the hassle? Where do you get that from my post? Geez! I think all Jim was or is looking for is to talk this out with some of us. Sometimes when you are put in a bad situation and are forced to walk away (I've been there several times) it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. And it helps to talk (or post on this forum) about it with reasonable people (us). And thanks Cricket. We need to go fishing one of these days. Greg
  5. I agree with this in a lot of circumstances. BUT in this instance jimf1969 was not expecting exclusive use of a stretch of water in bssp. All he was asking for was common courtesy. To me this guy's behavior goes beyond just being rude. It sounds like he's borderline dangerous. Greg
  6. Charlie is an interesting guy for sure. I like him fine. My wife is a lot less tolerant of his lectures. I can remember the first time I met him he asked me if I knew who he was. He proceeded to tell me he was one of the legends in fly fishing right up there with Dave Whitlock and Bob Clouser. I thought he was blowing smoke at the time but I think he really is a very well respected "name" in the sport. Some of his custom fly rods are incredible one of kind pieces of art. Greg
  7. I could be wrong but I'll bet we are looking at 2 to 4 generators running most of June and July. As has been stated you can do some limited wading with 2 generators but it's pretty limited. You can even wade a few places with 4 generators running but then the choices are extremely limited to just a few very short stretches that tend to be crowded. Greg
  8. Your mentioning the kid with the short rainbow on his stringer made me wonder what the length limit is? I've fished the Current several times but we don't ever keep trout. Sounds like a great trip.
  9. I use the park store the most for convenience. But I like Larry's the best by far.
  10. Nice report and good to know Bennett is fishing well.
  11. Wading Taney with 2 units going is really tough. But conversely I've caught some of my biggest fish with 2 or more generators going. It's just not as much fun because you are so limited in where you can fish.
  12. Glad to hear they are ok. I had family in the Joplin area too. Fortunately they all live in Webb City and are OK. Greg
  13. Interesting stuff. I remember boating on tablerock with my family when I was a teen back in the 70's and seeing MO conservation agents shooting into and killing a large # of gar. We asked them why and they said something along the lines of gar decimating the bass population in tablerock. Obviously times have changed and I'm sure that's no longer the case. Greg
  14. Glad you found a rod and line that you like. New equipment is always a thrill. I think that's why I have too many fly rods. Greg
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