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Illinois

Thread recommendation
I watched a guy, at a D.Ri.F.T. meeting in Illinois, splitting a fine thread into individual fibers and winding them on spools.  I asked him what he was doing.  (I don't think I used family
illinois fly show
the only Illinois fly show will be this Sunday the 12th the early show is run by ISA and DRIFT and is in its 8th year  10am to 5pmat the Peabody estate grounds  in Oakbrook  near rt 83
Float tubers
thinking of you as we get our first frost of the season in illinois 
Fly Tying Events
pat cohen is coming to the early show nov 12 in oakbrook il    sponsored by illinois smallmouth alliance and drift
Hillbilly Bonefish
A lot of people who work in Chicago don't live there.  In fact, a lot of people who work in Chicago don't even live in Illinois.  Sounds like you would be doing yourself (and your family) a
Group gathering...Tying...Fishing...Friendship
perhaps a gathering could be done combined with fly shows. in illinois ,isa and drift do the only fly show in the state on the first sunday in december.  we could set up table for ftf members to
new material
ive been tying with wendy eider chunky yarn since winter started  its available at herrschners.com  160 yards for about $5. its an eyelash type yarn but is bushier than medium chenille and&#
Bulk marabou sources?
Chris; If you haven't already, you might look at LurePartsonline.com / Angler's Workshop in Springfield Illinois. This is my source for bulk 1 oz pkgs of Marabou, only for a lack of Canadian
Eyes
Not to hijack the thread, but I forgot to mention, while in Illinois, I spoke with a "high ranking" member of the Cabela's staff.     I was complaining that the fly tying section was a littl
mckenzie bright light magnifier combo
I happen to have one and love it. Fits nicely onto my Renzetti and is basically universal for any vice. If you are  in the USA,  you can get one thru Anglers Workshop in Illinois. See their
$100 trash fish
tim horton who won the weekend bassmaster this weekend at okee will speak at our bronzeback blowout saturday in illinois .     rich
Feb flies from the vise
So, first clinic at the Cabela's ... and we tied little flies I'll probably never fish with.  Although, if I get a chance to go out here in Illinois, I might try them. A "Frenchie Nymph" and a co
hollow phleyes
i would have quessed craft hair in the rear would give more movement and bucktail being stiffer would hold the profile  lakes are starting to open up now in northern illinois  i have a bunch
January Flies from the Vise
VERY well done, fishinguy!!!  To my eye, that looks to be a perfect tie.   I have never tied that small, nor will I.  A size 14 blood midge, tied at DRiFT Meeting in Illinois, will prob
What Is A "Professional" Fly Tier
I politely argued in the classroom with the professor who also was my supervisor. He said his point was an academic definition and mine was a public definition. If on an exam we all should answer with
The Mop Fly!
i have used the mop this year on a 1/64 jig head.  blue has been the best color for panfish in illinois    rich mc
illinois fly show
the Early show is this sunday hosted by ISA and Drift. Oakbrook illinois at the Mayslake Peabody estate  31st st just west of rt 83   hours are 10-5  plenty of tyers all day, vendo
Hunting Season And Gathering Materials
Thank you all for your replies. For some reason, I'm not allowed to "like" anything with my I-Pad, but I do appreciate it. I also apologize for using the word "harvest". Far be it from my trying to be
U.S. wide fishing licence
it makes sense to me that each state is on its own. Distances in this country are huge and not too many fisherman from central Iowa, to mention a state, are going to take a quick trip to Illinois to f
weedless without mono
A similar fly is the Filkins HPU (hook point up) tied on those EWG hooks.  See www.flymasters.com home page; the link to the video is on the left hand column.  I tied up several for a demo I
Greetings from Illinois
what part of illinois you from . im near shabbona     rich mc
FYI: iFishNews
Latest iFishNews is posted - [url=http://ifishnews.com/april-10,-2017.html]April 10, 2017.[/url] The shift to warm water fishing has begun. But, did sneak in a trout trip to the Lower Illinois River (
Renzetti . . . absolutely! But which one?
I think everyone implied as much...  You don't even buy normal tying thread!!!             And darn proud of it !!! Actually, I've broken down a couple of times.
Fly lines
OK, thanks. What about when i am fishing on a lake in boat? I am going to be fishing in Lake Michigan in July. Would the floating work fine here as well? Last winter, while I was in Illinois, ther
Hello From Illinois!
Thank you all. I am from South Central Illinois, about 300 mile South of Chicago. Interstates 57 and 70 cross about 20 miles North of me. I will give your fly a look FlatsRoamer. Thanks!
Sea gull feathers....
Wow! Had no idea! I live in Central Illinois and they migrate through here by the thousands. The same as snow geese. I've seen 200 acre fields so full of snow geese that it actually looked like snow.
"If you cannot afford a lawyer one will be appointed to you"
Doing a bit of research, it seems that you must either have legal counsel or waive it in order for the courts to enforce any sentence in which you are deprived of life or liberty.   The bit about
January flies from the vise
Sitting in a hotel, or going to fly tying meetings ... just some more flies I tied this trip. [attachment=55436:2016 Illinois flies (1).JPG]   [attachment=55437:2016 Illinois flies (2).JPG]  
****Merry Christmas****
mike is hoping for open water when he comes to illinois, cant find that in a wrapped gift    no big freeze in sight    rich mc
Safety Pin Swap
they made it to illinois today . nice job, my wife even said oh i like that one and that one . rich mc
October Flies from the Bench
Man, Kimo, I love this series you have done, beautiful and spectacular.   You live in Wisconsin, don't you?  The reason I am asking is I would love to get you to some of our big tying shows,
Massive Fly Tying Collection
All -   It has been a long time since I've been on the Forum as life has caught up with me.  I have a massive collection of fly tying materials, furniture, lights, books, and even some rods
license holder
not in Illinois but  I wish they did. I also don't agree with the discount for those over 65 yrs as many fish almost everyday. they should make it 75yrs as its only 15bucks for a resident year lo
Fly reel question
Some days I don't feel like cleaning moss off my fly every cast. This is what middle summer in central Illinois looks like at my favorite floodplain.
April Flies from the Vice
I think I saw those on the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance forum. Nice work, looks like you put in some time.
Crappie swap
I fished upper gresham  in  maybe 1970    had a over 4ftmuskie pick up an 18 inch walleye    fish was longer than the 48 inch wide boat   13 inch piec
Last Year Flies
The popper was interesting and will have to show in a video. I used pond foam (insulator foam) for the popper. The body was hollow at the end of the tie, then I took a can of the foam and filled it. A
If you want to tie at a fly tying event, check here.......
We have people from Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas (my home), Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas (of course), Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and others I can't remember at the moment, and th
Three Suggested Flies for Rainbow Trout....
Made it to Oklahoma's Lower Illinois River for some trout fishing! Tough go but did manage to catch a couple of trout for dinner. Liking this year-round trout fishery just north across the Texas/Oklah
Sad news
 we had him several times to  Illinois to teach a deer hair class.  top notch tyer and a superb person    my prayers to his family.   rich mc
the early show
the only Illinois fly show is this sunday 11/910am -5pm.  hosted by the Illinois smallmouth alliance and drift.   held at the Mayslake Peabody Estate  1717 west 31st st oakbrook 60
Fly Tying Beginner
Hello everyone, I'm John. I live in Illinois and I'm brand new to Fly Tying, but it's something I have been interested in for a very long time. Unfortunately there are no fly tying clubs around me, so
Sneaking in a gear question
  Just out of curiosity, has anyone here ever found a rod, or other fly stuff for that matter, in a yard/garage sale?  In Florida we have many (way too many) estate sales where an elderly
Fall smallmouth flies
Well I fish small rivers and creeks. 4 feet deep is the deepest holes. I tend to switch from crawdad flies to streamer patterns. Action is starting to heat up here in central Illinois. I'm gonna thro
Nice BIG surprise (and some questions for the biologists)
I have fished some private ponds in Illinois for the last two years  some are 20 acres and others 2.   they get very weedy especially this summer.  gills have been fair size wise w
Hello from Illinois!
Welcome   What part of Illinois are you from?
Largest Aquatic Insect
Imagine that thing landing on your face while fishing. Will scream like a little girl. LOL One night in Oklahoma on the lower Illinois river below lake ten killer, me and the kids were sitting by
Micro Barb Shrimp
will make a nice warmwater panfish/smallie fly here in no illinois.i like simple 
New member from illinois
where are you at in Illinois, im near dekalb   rich mc
Quick Trips
Made it to Oklahoma's Lower Illinois River for some trout fishing! Tough go but did manage to catch a couple of trout for dinner. Liking this year-round trout fishery just north across the Texas/Oklah
Clingerf Nymph...
Probably the best guide to identifying mayflies if you are that interested is "The Mayflies of Illinois" by B. D. Burks. It is very comprehensive and technical, but accurate. It was originally publish
From the Saltwater Bench
didn't even  try. mostly down there to visit the folks and leave my wife up in Illinois with 19 inches of snow . rich mc
COAF Guadalupana Fishing Fly
Made the run across the border to the Lower Illinois River in OK. One of limited out on trout; the other did not. Still working the video. For now, here is... [url=http://stockertroutfishing.com/run-a
Flies for smallmouth bass
I live in Vermilion county Illinois. How close is the Sugar creek from me? I would use Clousers and topwater if they are working surface. Good luck!
Rock bass/Goggle eye fishing
East central Illinois Rock Bass.
traveling to new destinations
is that near saltwater  or inland fishing .  we are  still cold in Illinois  was 15 degrees last night    rich mc
bucktail wings
Hi KOKOEK9,    I don't think it looks scraggly at all. It's sticking up quite a bit off the hook shank, but it's not too much hair and it isn't too far back from the hook shank to get fouled
Redfish Report, East Central FL, pics
have a safe trip home after you get one last taste of Illinois snow tomorrow.    rich mc
Need some feedback - Fiberglass series of rods-
I think I'll be watching for those glass rods.  I bought one of the old style while in Illinois ... and will be trying it this week/weekend.  If I like it's action, I might be in the market
Illinois Smallmouth Alliance
First, let me say, I feel like a bit of a ... heel? ... cad? ... a$$hole. rich mc invited me to attend the 20th anniversary of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance.  It's a fishing club/conservation
RBF: Looking for someone who does basic decrotive wrapping
Hi I'm new to the rod building and seem to be getting along alright with it, but I have a problem thread wrapping because of a slightly disabled hand. I'm looking for someone who takes in rods and can
What's a good Smallmouth line?
Got a 6wt Cabelas LST fly rod that I'm gonna load up with 7wt line. I fish in central Illinois and it gets really hot in summer. I want to throw Clousers, Deer hair poppers and big streamers. I hear g
Creek Chub
I know from experience in my small creeks here in central Illinois that smallies eat River Shiners. I hooked a Shiner on my 6wt while smallie fishing and while stripping him in a 15" smallie tore afte
Synthetics for salamander?
  a few of the    michaels craft store carry 4 out of the 7 colors   best to check on line or ebay for best colors or get cream and color with marker.  hooby lobby a
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