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Brian Shaffer

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About Brian Shaffer

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    Bantam Sunfish
  • Birthday 12/24/1973

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    Branson, MO
  • Interests
    Fly fishing, fly tying.. talking fishing!

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  1. Brian Shaffer

    Lisa Lands a Big Brown

    Hey just FYI - not so is the adipose fin clipped on all triploid fish. I just called into the Hatchery itself and asked how to determine triploids. I was told that fin clippings mostly are done to know when a fish was stocked by year. It could be adipose or pectoral or ... how many other fins are there ? I am not sure I have ever caught a triploid trout in Taneycomo myself...
  2. Brian Shaffer

    Smallmouth on a Fly Rod

    Nice fish... all the way from New York too... Cool. I dig your chosen screen name on here by the way... it happens to be my email address. Welcome and Cheers to ya' - Brian
  3. Brian Shaffer

    Water shutting off at 10pm - possibly a pattern

    3:24pm Saturday - 3 units right now - big lake at 916.8 - taneycomo below dam 708.5 - 9198 cubic feet per second Generation chart says shutdown at 8pm for the next 3 days. 100MW's per day.
  4. Yesterday Wednesday 5/23 at 10pm or so, the water was shut down at Taneycomo. The Corps chart shows generation til the hour of 20.. but I believe it shut off at 10pm and stayed off til 6am or so. Let's hope this starts a pattern of them shutting the water down for a change... it has been running all year - like every day all year but one. Hope my knee is up for some night fishing - Cheers all - Brian ~ Fish and Feel Fit ~
  5. Brian Shaffer

    MOAFS Benefit Trout Tournament Today

    Hey Phil - The Big Fish award.. went to Sue.. was that fish 17 or 12 pounds ? The white board in the pictures says 12.84 - that's why I ask.
  6. Brian Shaffer

    Mint Stan Bogdan Large Trout RHW Fly Reel For Sale

    The reel is 3.25 inches in diameter and weighs 5.5 ounces. Holds a WF7F with 50 yards of 20 pound, but holds a ton of backing with a WF6F. It is unfished, unmounted to a rod, and that $2500 price tag does not include shipping and insurance. Should add $25 or so. Gavin - I miss that reel every time I see one. I am sure you are taking excellent care of it..
  7. Made in 1982 by Stan - unfished, unmounted, with original leather bag - $2500 firm. You can contact me at my email for more pictures - ozarkflyfisher@gmail.com Payment via personal check or cashier's check. Thanks kindly for looking in.. Cheers, Brian
  8. Brian Shaffer

    Leggy Foam Ant (Sz 16)

    I started tying this pattern some time ago. To me it is all about the legs. Bill Skilton makes the legs. Ant / Beetle legs. I use the Reg size in black, brown, or green. Just yesterday I added the little yellow dot. Make sure to glue the top and bottom to hold the legs. I use Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails. Recipe : Hook - sz 16 TMC 100SPBL Thread - black or brown or red 8/0 Body - cylinder foam in black or brown to match size of ants Legs - Skilton's Ant / Beetle legs, Reg size in black, brown or green Optional yellow dot - yellow foam sliced thin and glued to top This post has been promoted to an article
  9. Brian Shaffer

    Leggy Foam Ant (Sz 16)

    This ant still has strength to this day... it kills.. tie it and try it!
  10. Brian Shaffer

    Crane Creek Pictures

    Submitted by Brian Shaffer. May 25, 2013
  11. Brian Shaffer

    Tiger Trout?????

    Shep Hills hatchery did try cutts one time back in the day.. it last a minute. We probably cannot afford to do something like Tiger trout .. imagine the cost to buy just the eggs ? When I did work at the hatchery they had purchased some 4,000 eggs from out west and they only produced a few hundred fish after all the stages .. one day I left and there were 36 and the following day, there were only 8. The same day 6 died.. the next day - the indoor pen was moved so I am sure they were fish food. It was kind of cool to walk into the spawn building everyday and see those fish... but they were too wild to be kept in a confined environment. The day they had 8 .. those fish were swimming around in such a crazy way.. they would inadvertently bonk their heads in an effort to get out.
  12. Brian Shaffer

    Jet boat tours?

    I was just informed that the boat will not, I repeat NOT go upstream.
  13. Brian Shaffer

    Jet boat tours?

    My folks rode one on a trip with a tour bus company and the jet boat loaded up all these older retired people into a boat to fly up the Colorado. Needless to say - they all got soaked and no one was pleased about it - my Dad was ultra mad because the driver kept making those turns that cause the water to rooster tail up and then he would drive it. Cold water.. no life jackets .. everyone very angry. I think this is a horrible idea for Taney and I bet it doesn't last.
  14. Brian Shaffer

    Crazy Flood Stories.... Danna's and Car Lot

    Does anyone else think that Fall Creek flooded in the way that it solely because of that coaster ride being put in ? A very similar thing happened to my folks after the city cleared a path on a large hill for telephone poles ... our creek flooded the worst it ever had with the same amount of rain, something like 4.5 inches in one hour. I would imagine that the clearing for the coaster ride created a rushing of water that before never went through like that before. Imagine all the heavy equipment that was used to flatten down dirt and the concrete anchors used to hold down sections of the track. Truly a recipe for a disaster. If I owned that restaurant I would surely look into talking to the Branson Public Works Dept.
  15. We have it so lucky here sometimes.. slow water.. big fish.. easy wading.. I feel this can humble anyone who watches it with the same passion.

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