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Bushcraft and self reliance
North Central Indiana.  Not exactly the "wilds" ... but there were areas where you could go a day without crossing another human's path, if you so desired.  Get to the middle of those areas
Where have all the swappers gone?
When I lived in Indiana I participated in more swaps. Postage cost no more than a couple of bucks. Now I live in Quebec (Canada) and the cost of postage is more than the value of the flies. (And I do
Some time on the river
  First fish of the trip in the net today. Getting to my normal fishing spot was a bit dicey to say the least and had to do my best Indiana Jones climb to get to it, but rewarded with a dandy st
I really DO hate people.
In Indiana you can turn left on red. Only if it's from a one way onto a one way with traffic flowing from your right.
Welcome from Indiana.
Greetings from Austin
Welcome from Indiana.
Welcome from Indiana.
Stoping by to say hi
Welcome from Indiana.
I've probably got more bites from those than from mosquitoes.  I used to pick 'em up all the time back in Indiana.
Pike/Muskie leader questions
First, let me state I have never fly fished for Muskie. I live in northern Indiana. A nearby lake has been stocked with Muskies for a good number of years. Many have escaped that lake and ended up in
Western Marylander
Welcome from Indiana.
Crap or Crop?
According to Merriam Webster, it's pronounced "Kroppy" ... not "Krappy".   Growing up in Indiana, that's how we always pronounced it, too.    As has been mentioned, "crappy" has a
How much does a large muskie fly weigh when wet?
I use the sinking line below Mcalpine dam from the Indiana side and the tail water of green river Reservoir near Campbellsville KY. Both have varying amounts of current and the sinking line does bett
Heartland Fly Fishing Festival
It has been a couple of years since Indiana has had dedicated fly fishing show.   Well this coming weekend, January 20th and 21st and Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon there will be the fir
New guy from the PNW
Welcome from Indiana.
New guy from Richmond, VA
Hello, welcome from Indiana.
Howdy from Deep East Texas, Sam Rayburn Lake country
Welcome from Indiana.
Time to fix a stupid choice!
Welcome from Indiana.
Maine Striper guide
Welcome from Indiana.
Intro from Oklahoma City
Welcome from Indiana.
hello all from ohio
Welcome from Indiana. I have always wanted to fish the Mad but never made the trip.
Newbie from TN
Welcome from Indiana. I also suggest you start out with a cheaper vise. If you do not like tying you can than donate the vise to a new tyer or your local Project Healing Waters and not really have to
Crappie fly fishing
My experience with Crappie, though limited, extends from Indiana to Florida and West to Texas.   Like most fresh water predators, they will attack anything ... opportunist when hungry.  They
Howdy from TX
Welcome from Indiana.
Hello from Oklahoma City
Welcome from Indiana.
New Member
Welcome from Indiana.
Hello all from BC, Canada
Welcome from Indiana.
3/8 vise inserts
This pedestal base from Bass Pro is only $20.00.  If all you need is stem holder, it might be the cheapest way to get them.  I've had one of the bases, and the holder is still working after
Hello from East Tennessee
Welcome from Indiana.
Destin, FL and environs in December/January?
LOL  I have a sister, Indiana resident.  They go to Destin every Winter.  They look with amusement at the Florida natives in there sweaters and jackets ... while they sit around in t-sh
Howdy everybody
Welcome from Indiana.
Ordering online
Of the few responses I have read I see some of the same things I have expierenced. Go to a local shop and they don't have what I need. So if I need it right away, it's what can I substitute. Oh crap,
Materials List for a Beginner
I’m  new to the Fly Tying Forum and  I’m very new to fly tying and fly fishing for that matter.  I started tying flies just a few weeks ago.  Right now I have a very ba
Project Healing waters
I am a Vet and Volunteer with my local PHW Chapter. I know our Local Coordinator is very busy, as is our Regional Coordinator. I work with the Indianapolis, Indiana program. We usually have a tying ev
is tenkara catching on?
Mike may remember this from his younger days in Indiana. In Lafayette Indiana there is a shin dig every year called The Feast of The Hunters Moon. It celebrates the areas history of the fur trappers a
howdy all
Welcome from Indiana. Nothing better than getting into a bluegill on the fly.
Fly Tyer's Dungeon
Got it, feathers.  Vicente answered, but I'll add my understanding. I now live in Florida.  I was born and raised in Indiana.  I've been all over the world. Based on my experiences, fis
Lightning Bug
In my area, we feel very lucky, if we see one or two lightning bugs a night.   But, I remember nights in Indiana when the "lights" just above the fields were seemed numerous than the stars in the
Strong with the force I am
Speaking as a Hoosier (which I was but ain't now) ... when we drove across the State line to see Gramma and Grampa ... we noticed all the trees were leaning to the West.  It was quite obvious to
New Tying Bench
Did you grow up in northern Indiana?
Giant Carp on 5wt!
     As I've said before, it's one of the few things I miss from "up North". Thank you Mike...   Where up north do you live?  I thought carp lived in even colder envir
American wages
IN most States, you need State certifications.  Passing tests and sometimes additional schooling.  So, if you're seriously considering moving to one of those jobs ... be sure you know and ha
Free sourced tying wire
ev8d ... you are correct, sort of.     I've experienced cattle prods and electrified fences a few times when I was a kid growing up in Indiana.     I did aviation electronics for 9
Carp on a fly is a blast. You fish them like bonefish.   There are several guide services here in Indiana that specialize in carp. Yes you read that right, guides for carp. The flies they have de
Garden almost in shape
If there ever is a problem with them putting out an aluminum plate with some beer in it usually takes care of the slugs. That's what we always did in Indiana.  Works like magic.
Going home
That's another one of those "nostalgia" things I just don't have "the gene" for.  I grew up fishing the Wabash and Eel Rivers in Logansport, Indiana. I left home when I was 19 and never looked ba
It's a sickness really.
I live in Indiana and I see road kill all the time. Reagular reports of cars and dear meeting. But a turkey? Rare. But it is nice to know that I'm not the only sick bastard. Petting the neighbor kids
Best Fly Tying Vise for the Money Reviews 2017
Wolff Indiana Atlas Rotary Vise-very happy with it.
Hello From Eastern Indiana
Hello, I live in East Cental Indiana and have been fly fishing for four or five years, mostly blue gill and smallmouth. I am ready to take the next step, as fly fishing alone isn't costing me quite
I hope everyone through Middle of Country is safe...
Yeah, most of my comments about cold weather are only based on truth.  I do HATE cold weather.  But I was born and raise in north central Indiana.  Cold Winters were the norm.  If
We had a club member who was a guru at pond management for the borrow pits the dot the landscape in Northern Indiana. In particular bluegill.   One of the forage fish he would recommend was tilap
Asking about a shotgun...
Flats,   I hear yea about the culture. My wife is from Philadelphia, I grew up in a rural community in West /Central Ohio, some call it Southwestern Ohio. My wife and her family can't see why any
Amazing temperature drop
That's me.  Born and raised in Indiana ... Floridian by choice!
Rod and Reel Club or Fishing Club with Water Access
I have to agree with Prybis, his description sounds like the club I was president of for 2 years. There are 3 clubs that I can think of in Indiana, there are probably more. Check out yo
Impressions of the International Fly tying Symposiumch
I spent a number of years working the clubs booth at Indiana On the Fly when that show was running. We never received a questionnaire that I know of.   You could see the attendance diminish each
Bunny Gill Streamer Fly
Here in Indiana when the borrow pits and farm ponds are stocked the prefered "gill" is a hybrid. It's a cross between the bluegill and green sunfish.
Finding CDC Feathers
I wish I lived back in Indiana So my buddy's would get me some duck feathers..  I'm going to start working with CDC it looks interesting and quill body's are the bomb !! Steve-stabgnid
Need a new vise
I think I'll go with a anvil apex ( now Wolff Indiana)   I've tied thousands of flies on my Anvil Apex which I bought almost 20 years ago. This summer, Wolff Indiana replaced my jaws. Complet
Vise upgrade
I have been using the Wolff Indiana Atlas vise in our fly tying sessions for PHW.  Our classes are focused on salt water, and warm water patterns in sizes 6 to 2/0, and they have worked out very
Pike/Walleye Video
LOL Corney ... If I'm the "Mike" you're refering to, then no, "far North" isn't the same.     "Far North" for me changes with the seasons. Summer:  "Far North" is ... Indiana ... maybe
Who all has tied at fly tying shows / expos???
I used to tie for the club at the Indiana On The Fly expo each year. Since the event was taken over by a larger orginizer last year we may be finished with the booth due to cost.   The above advi
Bow Hunting
35# is the legal minimum draw weight for deer in Indiana. I suggest you go to an archery shop and they will set you up and answer all your questions. Be sure to try a few bows before you buy. This
Don't tell your kids!
In Indiana you about have to get a regulations book every year. Most of it never changes but you never know.   We have some streams (creeks or rivers) with limits on hook gap, no tandem rigs and
been prowling the boards for a while...
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
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