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  1. I would never bring my own boat to Reelfoot.All you do is hit stuff.We caught pickerel when bass fishing.You need a break from the crappies now and then.I know a couple guys from another forum that live near there.The asian carp got in and are messing things up.A very unique place with quite a history.
  2. Caught some pretty big Pickerel in Reelfoot lake,i believe their range is well into the deep south.
  3. There is no end to your creativity DD
  4. Good to see some tying vids Mr P
  5. The Gapen tackle Co, had a whole line up of flies and jigs like that DD.I have a collection of odd flies,The Pflueger pippin was a fly rod spoon with with a little blade on the hook itself.Some were mother of pearl.The chin spin i think is great design for a swimming jig but not sure about as a fly.I am a fisherman and enjoy flyfishing mostly these days.Leaving for my annual crappie trip in a week.Will be using live bait and jigs for the most part.UL spin fishing and flyfishing is where the 2 methods intersect,i tie several flies and jigs that are basically the same except for weight.I have no desire to fish 15 feet deep with flies but i have.It is a PITA .
  6. Smallmouth seem to like to stun their prey,i watched a few 6" smallmouth trying to dislodge a big craytfish one time .They kept ramming into him as he fought with his claws.They finally made him swim out from under the log he was backed against.They ripped him shreds.I always try to let smallmouths hit it a couple times as i believe you are correct.I also have caught many when they delicately sipped a foam bug off the surface.They don't seem to just inhale anything that fits in their mouth like peed off largemouth does.
  7. Yeah but the result is amazing.
  8. You could try an extra wide zonker strip?I would try to replicate the action more than the look.Nothing moves quite like rabbit.
  9. Are there grass shrimp in the canals?I fished Okeechobee sevral times years ago and the surrounding canals.When we took a break from bass we used grass shrimp and anything that looked like em for red ears and crappies.They were eaten instantly.We also caught oscars and some baby tarpon on them.I have not been down there in long time.Also fished the intercoastal near Stuart,wading the mangroves,caught my only saltwater fish on a fly rod using some sort of shrimp fly.Snook mangrove snappers and some fish we never identified,
  10. I myself do not try to replicate spinning lures as flies .I would rather use UL spinning gear as the fun factor is way more .But i will employ design characteristics of conventional lures .I fish mostly lakes and ponds and my flies have to have movement .But i am not in an area where flyfishing only water exists.There is a long history of fly rod lures and they are fun to collect or copy.Any tiny lures nowdays are better fished on UL spinning gear IMO.The pics i posted,the one with the blade is made on a jig body to be used on UL spinning gear..The other one has a foam core tied on a jig hook and is meant to be fished on a flyrod.I was trying for the same type of head as a mini rattl trap.A neutral buoyant mini diver that i am hoping will wiggle on the strip.May be able to fish it next week.It is way to light to fish on spinning gear as it has no lead head under the mylar,foam and UV body.I love fishing classic and traditional type flies but also love modern materials and experimenting.Most of you folks are light years ahead of me in your creativity and skills.
  11. Yes,and some scissors have a little notch at the pivot point for that reason.
  12. You can get $$$$ for big koi .They live a long time.I have caught some 5lb class common goldfish in a Lake that has big bass and pike.Never count out any carp species.I know of a local pond in the next town that has several big koi.The pond is STRICT catch and release of all fish.My buddy told me his neighbor would pay me at least 50 bucks a fish.
  13. I may have posted them here years ago,ice blades from netcraft i believe,They can be used as fly rod spoons.I have some i think siwash hooks in sz 12 that i dress and connect with a split ring.I have put tung beads on the hooks and lead tape on the blades.These blades were designed to accept solder being chrome plated brass.
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