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  1. Dat youngin ordered these😳
  2. Oops...DD tried to order.....
  3. Excellent suggestion. Like the price too. Already contacted the proper people. 😛My Bday is 21st👍 Thanks CT! Found this for the Ozarks...or wherever...
  4. Realistically, 11% applications make it. All the requirements are tough: Class ranking, test scores, QPA....Letters, nominations prolly more important than trying to run a mile; small hurdle. You’re not a high school athlete? ATHLETICS very important. A good backup plan would be to try for ROTC scholarships. Still very competitive but the Academy is a moon shot. Easier way for same result; to become 2nd lieutenant and free ( maybe just partially free) degree. Military not for ereybody but great for places where there’s not a lot of opportunities! Good luck!
  5. Guy says hip boots work a lot too. Got a few pairs of those. Was a suggestion of hi top tennis shoes over stocking feet with gravel guard work for some. Zipper, youse guys! More cobblers around than I thought
  6. I can screw studs into the sole if need be. Not lotta algae/moss in Ak I would think. One guide said they supplied boots.....$...? Question is all you need is rubber cleated boots? I have a pair of leather uppers/rubber slippon hunting boots I had a guy sew zippers in. Been years ago. Not sure I can find a cobbler anymore. I used elcheapo Wally World work boots before. Cut few drain holes. Glued paper machine felts on them for felt and on some duck boots too. Always add a few studs when possible. Got neoprene duck waders but kinda bulky luddag...tryin to make all our stocking foots work.... Felts bout out everywhere nowadays....didymo
  7. Anyone know of zippered wading boots. My felt ones are not allowed in AK. Pot gut is lots easier on /off. I think they are Hodgmans. Don’t think they makem anymore.... Alternative maybe????
  8. Somebody say Ribbit????🐸🐸 And a Cdad....
  9. Happy Bunny Day! CA4621FD-85A5-4C04-B507-28443365FCC1.MOV
  10. Peacock bass have been stocked in lots if places. Only successful so far I think has been Fla. back in 1984. I’m not sure how this lake/pond is legal for Barrimundi cuz regs say “indoors”. Seems like possible some hooligans could get some out somehow and start the next invasive species. That’s how Oscars, Cichlids, FeatherBacks, and all the weird catfish things got started...aquariumists. Iquanas, snakes, all kinds of vegetation’s. https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/64567/file/Restricted-Species-Aquaculture-Rules-and-Regulations.pdf i called the outfit for pricing. Got answering machine . It’s on FB do the search...The number $800 showed up but not sure how many people that included. Lotta bikini babes in the pics, maybe some new fly tiers.... 😳 Big equipment rental outfit had Dove hunt for clients few years back. They had “girls” for retrievers. Never could get any of the guys to own up to anything. Glad I missed that coulda been some killins😝 https://www.google.com/search?q=barramundi in fla.
  11. Great to see LilDave posting again from DownUnder! Any feed back from my bugs? Ever catch a Barrimundi? Watched this show awhile back...Bilk Dance
  12. My tires on my gas motor golf cart/stump jumper😛
  13. Oh there’ll prolly be some raised eyebrows, head shaking and sniggers at truck park/boat launches at my stuff. I’m used to that. 😝 Corn decoys what a hoot, but......
  14. Flesh flies work for the huge browns/cuttthroats that act like they wanta get back into the hatchery because of the occasional dead trout that come out the shoot.😳 https://theozarkflyfisher.com/our-waters/dry-run-creek/
  15. When we went to Idaho. My 50# bag was all flyrods, ultra lite spin rigs, waders/boots, nets, fly boxes for 3 people. My clothes were in other’s ludage...😳. So many flies so little time😏
  16. Found some very interesting plastic beads at Michael’s today. Gonna get cataracts Thurs left, next Thursday the right. Can’t go to ‘Laska and not be able to see it!👍
  17. jcozz....Have caught boat loads of crappie down here over the years mostly vertical jigging with poles. But one day needed to cast and swim the jig over brush and was hanging up every other cast. Getting fish some just before hanging. Brain storm! Prolly other people even you have done this. But with swimmer tail grubs, skirted won’t work, I “TexasRigged” the grub to the jig. Not the best for hook sets but worked enough for the problem. Nowadays whole lotta different kinds of tails/grubs around. Some lend themselves better for rigging like this. Bottom line we swam them right through the brush tops with minimal hang ups. TexasRiggedJigs....These aren’t the best examples but handy for pic... Did Philly say spoons? Leave tabs on each end when you cut outa glittered Easter egg, glue/Solarez, then dress/weed guards They wobble nicely and don’t hit the back of the head hardly at all... Need to carry these conversation in the WarmWater section. Nobody to bother with this off the wall stuff. Sorry Oh, putting blades on artistic classic Salmon flies in my opinion and to my surprise is like putting mud tires on a RollsRoyce😳😝
  18. Been by 2 truck dumps In Arkie. One they all balled up by a big rock mid stream. I tied in a dark Humpy dry and caught/released dozens,10”-12”. Spring River. Other time on LilRed they dumped at boat launch JFK Park. Ereybody caught’em on just anything. Lasted about an hour. The best hatchery related catches were when Hinkley hatchery on the Spring lost all their fish on a severe flood. For couple of years could catch alotta the brooders that survived. Sad part the warm flood waters killed the growing trout in their huge deep spring water fed silos...That and equipment failure. Arkansas has a great stocking program for their tailwaters!
  19. The bassing guys are doing similar things with worm hooks. Prolly something like them already around. I ve seen em on here. Pretty easy to tie in the wire so the swivel is right at the hook bend. You can’t over dress them or it will kill the flow that makes the spinners work. Surprisingly they don’t twist, even the ones w/o lead eyes. The 3/8 jigs no twist for sure. I made mine for red fish in the marsh down here. They hit spinnerbaits well. Just ain’t got a pic in ones mouth yet. Haven’t tried on bass yet. The larger blades actually work better than smaller ones. Fly flinging no problem. Just gotta long strip then pause/drop as you grab for the next one. Really swing well in trout stream currents too. Have had stockers slam them. Bringing some to Ak; might work better than high dollar Mepps. Can’t believe where this topic is....hallowed ground in this joint...😂
  20. Spinner flies and spinner jigs. Salmon ???Hide and watch.
  21. Drilled out the back of some plastic beads added some lead wraps...
  22. Micke, if you got time could you post some of your prawn flies if you got them? Thanks
  23. Frustration....poor presentation, wrong fly???whatever...No joy🥴😕 BahiaHonda bridge on my 69th birthday... IMG_3435.MOV
  24. $5 for a Mepps; gotta beat that. Not flies but used my tail spinner on some jig heads. Wonder why they always put the spinner off the bottom. So they can have a swimmer tail, etc. “RoadRunners” and such mostly just flutter and barely spin. These spin great if you don’t over dress ahead of the blade interrupting the water flow to the blade. Robbed some used blades. Wind this up
  25. My bicycle paper route money went further back then😳
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