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About ikerajala

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  1. Hello everyone, been a long time since I been on here. 6 years I think. I'm getting back into flytying I hope and I want to share my thoughts and learn new tricks. I got that Jay fishy fullum book of flytying so I'll be sharing lots of flies tied from odds and ends from craft stores etc. No species in particular. Just the love of fly angling. Good day eh.
  2. Hello. A few days back I was casting a Rapala in lake pend orielle when I landed a huge walleye pike maybe 16-18 inches long. I horsed him up on shore because I wanted to release him as fast as I could. Well he started bucking around and I got that stinking Rapala stuck in my pinky! This story has a nice ending because the Walleyed pike was released unscathed back into the beautiful blue green waters of lake pend orielle! Thank You!
  3. Hey cool Flies/Jigs! I bet those are easy to cast. Have you ever tried a near deer? It's basically a wooley bugger tied on a jig. Gotta love that jigging action. Are you worried the pin will pull out of the flie? How do you lash it down?
  4. Good job. I plan on trying out some of those bead head nymphs with hot spots in local creeks to see how they work next year. I tied some rainbow warriors and serendipities the other day. I am not an expert tyer, but I say you have a good grip on fly tying. There is a parrot in your barber shop? Neat!
  5. The small streams I frequent only allow me to fish a downstream presentation. There are so many logs and overhanging trees bushes. I guess I kind of let my wet drift downstream. When it gets to the end of its line or travel I let it dance around in the current. I usually feed out just enough line to reach a trout lay, Pool, Under log jam, Etc. I cant get enoug of the olive colored wet flies. Like a olive dubbed soft hackle w/ regular partridge hackle. Of course a hare's mask as the collar or abdomen of this special little fly. Another is the "emerger" style of flies. In olive. With Dun CDC Wingbuds. Hans Weilen man is very creative with all these wet flies and is worth a look.
  6. Yep ants sure are great. Don't rule out deer hair ants either. They are created by folding bunches of deer hair into the shape of an ant. I saw a great video on here one day demonstrating this. My personal favorte is a fur ant. Dubbig and neck hackle. Simple but effective. Oh Yeah also the fur ant rarely ever floats, but trout don't seem to mind. Makes me wonder if there is a wet fly that sorta kinda looks like an ant. Maybe a picket pin?
  7. I have never kept an inventory. I dunno on the going to a fly shop and leaving with things I didn't need. I guess it's important to make a list before you go to any store. I used to keep a fly tying journal. I could test flies out in a coffe mug full of water to check if they worked,(floated). also kept weather, stream conditions, what worked what didn't. I think that kept me pretty busy or was what was important....rrrrr?
  8. This whole thread cracks me Up! Wooley buggers, and muddler minnows are my go to patterns for trout and bass! But a fly I have no faith in would be a scarlet Ibis! Has any one ever caught any thing on a scarlet Ibis?
  9. Yep I read a big article in the paper about the St. Joe river this summer. The article was mistaken. It said in the newspaper article you could catch your dinner! The next sunday the paper clarified that it was all catch and release!
  10. I tried google images. It appears as though most Popping bugs are green white or yellow.
  11. Ok, I'm fishing a shoreline that parrelels a submerged break water formed of boulders. I fish the shoreline in the early morning hours for small mouth bass. The bottom is sandy and the water is cold and clear. It always seems a little choppy first thing in the morning. I can barely stay in the water over an hour before I become exhausted and my teeth are chattering! I think what keeps me in the water is the thought of releasing a west slope cutthroat by accident while bass fishing. I like to cast over the break water and retrieve my fly over the boulders. Next I walk down the shore 5 yards and cast again. The water around the break water is only 5 or 6 feet deep.
  12. Thanks, I just tried something funny! I tied a dave's hopper and in place of a spun deer head I put a piece of yellow #2 pencil! It looks cool but I'm afraid it will shatter on the first rock it hits while casting on a trout stream.
  13. Hello, This morning I lost a pencil popper in a tree. The popper was glittery. I was only fishing a few moments and I'm not sure how effective it may have been if it were not for that tree. I would like to create some more. I am unsure what a good color would be for a popper used on bass and panfish. I was thinking probably white with a red lip like a hula popper. Remember these are made out of pencils so they are small. I guess if I really wanted to figure out what worked best I would experiment with different colors, but I would like to shorten the learning curve a little. Any help would be fantastic. Thanks.
  14. Oh Beg your pardon, I have never caught a brown trout in my life.
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