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#1 Hazathor

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 11:54 AM

Hi all,

 

I hail from the great state of Iowa targeting mostly warm water species, but a fair amount of trout too. Long time fisherman, but still fairly new to fly fishing and tying. I've been prowling the forum for a good while now. The forum has been a great place to gather info and points of view (lots and lots of points of view). I've found inspiration from watching the monthly flies from the bench posts and you all have been a great influence on my tying. Looking to get a bit more involved.

 

Cheers,

 

Nick


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#2 Bimini15

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 02:11 PM

Prowl no more. Welcome aboard.

What part of Iowa? I lived for a year in Burlington. Longest coldest winter of my life!


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#3 Hazathor

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 03:06 PM

I'm a Cedar Rapidian. I can definitely understand the desire to move to a warmer local! 


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 03:10 PM

Welcome.  I live in SE TN and would move to a colder climate due to asthma and allergies.


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:43 PM

Welcome Nick.   Is there any water in Iowa?  When I was there I didn't see any  :-)

 

Let's see some pix of your fish and your flies.


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#6 mikechell

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 07:08 PM

Welcome to the active side of the site, Hazathor.   I driven (car) and ridden (motorcycle) through Iowa.  Never had the chance to fish there.

 

Bimini ... "Longest coldest winter of my life!"

Originally from Indiana so I understand cold weather ... AND I hate it.

 

Live in Florida, now.  And now my company sees fit to send me to Chicago in the Winter. mad.gif


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#7 Hazathor

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 08:19 PM

I live in the eastern part of the state where there is definitely water to be had. Great small stream fishing for smallmouth, plenty of ponds and lakes for bluegills and largemouth, and a treasure trove of trout streams as you get into the Driftless region.

 

Thanks for the warm welcome.

 

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:48 PM

My folk group performed once out in Avoca, in August.  That was just about the hottest place I recall ever being (and I grew up in Texas and live in Florida).  I did like Council Bluffs though.


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