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  1. And don’t forget the winter trout programs for the city parks in urbanville. 25 pounders all winter long in them little ponds.
  2. Fished with the Billethead today. We put the “Ham” to them!
  3. Come on wrench, don’t hold nothing back. Tell us how you really feel.......LOL!
  4. He was looking at the adipose fin to see if it was clipped. They clipped that fin to mark them as trips.
  5. Looking forward to seeing him again!
  6. Well it looks like I’m in. With all that’s been going on around here, not really prepared. Looking forward to swapin stories and tellin lies!
  7. 1/8 ounce LLR jigs in sculpin and peach with brown heads are the only thing we could catch numbers of fish on this morning. Had to find a bend protected from the wind.
  8. In 1982, Steve Jenson met with Wayne E. Moore of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Mr. Jensen was introduced to and mentored in the fine art of exquisitely hand crafting wood fly tying bobbins. During the next two years, Steve spent many hours with Mr. Moore, watching him work and learning his techniques in the crafting of these heirloom treasures. Wayne Moore passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 1984, at the age of 70. During the thirty plus years that Wayne built his bobbins, his designs evolved through a series of modifications. Steve carried on the tradition of crafting these bobbins, and likewise, his own designs, based off Wayne’s, changed over the years. Although the design had been changed, the techniques Wayne taught Steve did not. Steve proudly carried with him the respect for fine woods, the insistence for detail, and demand for accuracy. In 2008, Steve Jensen, passed on to me this tradition by inviting me into his home and spending the time to mentor me in this craft that was passed on to him. The wood working aspect came easy for me, but there was a bigger part of the puzzle that was a little harder to overcome. The brass tensioners, spindles, and spools were an obstacle that would take a decade to overcome. This past year, I enlisted the help of a friend, Nathan Metzger, to over come this last hurdle. We spent months tooling up with a metal lathe getting all the proper chucks, tool posts, live centers, and measuring tools, in the attempt to manufacture these ourselves. Nathan had to make accurate mechanical drawings from an original. A few alterations had to be made. Then, machining the parts with tolerances within One one thousandth of an inch. To Nathan, for helping with this, I am truely grateful. The tradition of crafting the exquisite bobbins has had new life breathed into it.
  9. In 1982, Steve Jenson met with Wayne E. Moore of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Mr. Jensen was introduced to and mentored in the fine art of exquisitely hand crafting wood fly tying bobbins. During the next two years, Steve spent many hours with Mr. Moore, watching him work and learning his techniques in the crafting of these heirloom treasures. Wayne Moore passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 1984, at the age of 70. During the thirty plus years that Wayne built his bobbins, his designs evolved through a series of modifications. Steve carried on the tradition of crafting these bobbins, and likewise, his own designs, based off Wayne’s, changed over the years. Although the design had been changed, the techniques Wayne taught Steve did not. Steve proudly carried with him the respect for fine woods, the insistence for detail, and demand for accuracy. In 2008, Steve Jensen, passed on to me this tradition by inviting me into his home and spending the time to mentor me in this craft that was passed on to him. The wood working aspect came easy for me, but there was a bigger part of the puzzle that was a little harder to overcome. The brass tensioners, spindles, and spools were an obstacle that would take a decade to overcome. This past year, I enlisted the help of a friend, Nathan Metzger, to over come this last hurdle. We spent months tooling up with a metal lathe getting all the proper chucks, tool posts, live centers, and measuring tools, in the attempt to manufacture these ourselves. Nathan had to make accurate mechanical drawings from an original. A few alterations had to be made. Then, machining the parts with tolerances within One one thousandth of an inch. To Nathan, for helping with this, I am truely grateful. The tradition of crafting the exquisite bobbins has had new life breathed into it. This post has been promoted to an article
  10. I you throw in a picture of the signature series in a stinking smallies mouth, I’m in.
  11. I might trade a sculpin signature series for a few of them bottom ones.
  12. LLR jigs in sculpin and ginger with orange heads in 3/32 worked real good today and yesterday with just over 2 units of water flowing.
  13. I can’t believe I’m gonna actually go and try to catch one of them bass fish, but I sure do like the looks of that plaque. I guess I’ll give it a try. whats an A-rig?
  14. I paint with 4 different shades of sculpin green, white, orange, sepia, black, and interference blue in a 22 step process by low pressure stippling. I’ve had some success in fishing them.
  15. Frank stayed pretty close to the dock during the spawn
  16. I’m pretty sure all 4 Doty’s and some better halves are fishing it this year. It will be a first.
  17. Might be a touch more brown in these? I did go with more orange than yellow on the bellies. I’m kinda color blind so it’s really hard for me to tell.
  18. Spent all day getting these guys finished up. 20 is too many to do at one time. Need to keep it down to 8-10. Hand stippling 300-400 dots on 20 baits takes forever.
  19. Just finished a batch of ghost minnows. Still need to split ring and hook a batch of sculpins. Getting ready to start another batch of 20 rainbows. Just upgraded to a bigger compressor. Just a bit louder than the little airbrush ones but does not run near as much.
  20. My first trophy class fish of the year
  21. That fiddle back mesquite came to life again. Looks good! Hope it lands as many big fish for you as it did me.
  22. Learn the ways of the shadow cast. Watch some of the regular old timers. Talk and visit with them. Change speed of retrieve, change depth of retrieve, change color, change location and start over. When fishing from a boat in current, get it on the bottom.
  23. If every one of those 1588 fish were just 3 pounds it would equal to just under 2 and 1/2 tons of fish. One of those fish was 27 pounds 10 ounces. My guess would be close to 6 tons of huge fish. If you ever want to learn something about fly fishing, just stand back and watch Laker67. He is the Jedi Nija Wizard.
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