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  1. ive been wanting to find a fly line that i can count down to certain depths faster than the line im using now. intermediate takes way to long to count down and i dont like the sink tips cause the line behind the sinking portion doesnt hardly sink at all. i also want to be able to keep the fly in that zone while i strip it so i dont want something that will sink so fast that i cant keep up. now i know NOTHING about shooting heads but reading up on them kiinda seems like what im looking for. but they also seem very complicated. so if anyone can help me with what i should get. that would be great. i use 8 wts one redington predator 7 foot 10 inches and i also have a white river fly shops 9 foot. i need to know line to use for the running line and what to get for the shooting head.




  2. with the weather we are having here in iowa (multiple weeks of temps between 95 and 100 and no rain) ive been tying up some flies to get a little deeper down were the bass are hangin out during mid day. decided to tie some muddlers tonight to use on sinking line to get to those fish. i have yet to accomplish catching largemouth in deeper water, if any of you do this much im willing to take any advise. anyway, back to the topic. tryin a new weed guard made from .010 music wire, you may have seen this before premaid on hooks used for spinning tackle. im hoping it works well.if you have any experience using this style of weed guard i would love to know what you think of it.





  3. What a coincidence, im working at the firestone plant right now as an electrician. No trout down here in des moines. Their all up in the northern part of the state. most the lakes around des moines have tge same species of fish in them. Bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and carp. I usually fish lake aquahbi in indianola, About a half an hour south of des moines. its got alot of nice bass in it. Greys lake right outside downtown des moines also has some nice fish in it.

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    anything im forgetting? (flies, colors, etc.)


    subsurface side left to right, top to bottom:


    flashabou streamer


    murdich minnow

    diamond hair streamer

    rump shaker (bluegill colors)

    woolhead sunfish (in database)

    troutbuster's deerhead

    rabbitstrip baitfish

    hardhead shad (in database)

    wormhook shad (in database)

    shannons streamer

    7 inch rabbit strip worms



    pat ehlers grim reaper

    pat ehlers foamtail super worm

    conehead bunny leach

    dumbell eye bunnyleach

    grubs (marabou tail, estaz body, dumbell eyes)

    wilsons bass bully

    crayfish patterns


    floating fly side is pretty self explainatory

  5. the kdm rat fly rides hook point up. kevin doran designed it. he bends the hook like whats been said and trims the fly reversly, flatside on top of hook shank.then when he is done trimming he puts epoxy on the flat side of the fly to add weight. look it up on google. on kevin dorans website he sells a dvd showing how to tie it. i dont think the dvd is neccessary cause the pictures pretty much explain it

  6. im headed up to minnesota here in a few weeks to try to catch some pike. i have never done this so i need a little help. first off what are some of your top producing flies and in what colors? another question is what type of tippet do you use to avoid the pike cutting through the line with thier teeth? what type of leader? any other suggestions would be great.




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