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FishnDave

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  1. After a number of seasons of having too many bass break my 8lb test mono tippet when flyfishing with poppers and larger streamers, I switched up to 10lb test. That helped, but still had too many breakoffs. I've switched to 12lb Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon tippet when fishing for bass with 6wt or 7wt rod. Its helped tremendously. Now broken tippet and lost flies & fish are very uncommon.] Although Fluoro sinks, I still like using it, even if fishing poppers. Sunlight doesn't degrade the fluoro line like it does monofilament line, and fluoro is also much more resistant to abrasion. A side benefit is Fluoro is also less "stretchy" than mono, so I think I get better hookups. It took me years to figure this out, so I'm hoping some less experienced fly anglers here might shorten their own learning curve.
  2. @fishinwrench Those look great! Maybe I've asked this before....Do you have any suggestions on how to keep the heads from spinning around the shank, even after gluing? Maybe its not a problem? In addition to blockhead poppers... I've have really good luck with Howitzer head poppers. You can get the heads from Flymen Fishing Company website.
  3. Not so much for trout, but flyfishing with an indicator about 18" above a 1/80th oz microjig has caught me a LOT of crappies, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, and a surprising number of bass...even ones 20" and over... from local public city ponds. Its a great bass technique especially when the water is below 55 degrees. I've even caught some carp that way. I didn't want to fish that way, until a flyfishing buddy started outfishing me with that technique. Just depends on where you are fishing and what you are fishing for.
  4. I've read articles about how fish caught deeper than @ 30 feet often die when released....either immediately or delayed. Anybody have any experience of this? https://www.echopress.com/sports/outdoors/4616332-DNR-warns-against-pulling-fish-from-deep-waters
  5. Nice weekend, right? Despite it being nice on Saturday, the local ponds remained iced over. By almost dark, there were a few small openings, probably made by waterfowl. Fortunately, the temperatures remained above freezing overnight, and so the ponds opened up at some point and were fishable on Sunday. I picked a pond and fished it in the afternoon. Very fun! I caught 50+ crappies, 2 bluegills, and 2 bass. Most of the fish were caught on a flyrod float-n-fly (microjig and indicator). I also caught a bass and some crappies on a Micro GameChanger, which was pretty awesome. Great outing to end the open-water season!
  6. The Man From Snowy River Sixteen Candles Ferris Beuhler's Day Off Better Off Dead Breakfast Club (big fan of John Hughs, obviously)
  7. Last day of November, 2019.... 38 degrees, windy, cloudy, drizzling.... Fished 2 public ponds, caught one bass, one crappie, and missed 3-4 other good strikes where I actually saw the fish turn under the water, but I failed to get a good hookset.
  8. Nice fish...and a lot of 'em! Good work!
  9. I still love that 80's music... The list is long, but some notable favorites are (and some might be late 70's bands, technically): ABC, Blues Brothers, Boston, the Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Go-Gos, Green Day, Howard Jones, Icicle Works, Madness, Madonna, Modern English, New Order, O.M.D., Primitives, Pet Shop Boys, Phil Collins, Prince, Quiet Riot, REO Speedwagon, the Smiths, Stone Roses, Survivor, Tears for Fears, Ultravox, Wang Chung, Yaz, ZZ Top...
  10. My buddy Jay and I flyfished some local public ponds yesterday. Pretty nice day to be outside. I caught 5 bass, 6 crappies, and 11 bluegills.
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