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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
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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
Anvil Apex - great customer service
I am reposting this from another non-vise related thread.   My first and only vise is an Anvil Apex that I've had for almost 20 years. It has been a very solid vise, holding hooks down to 28 and
Oklahoma bound steelheader......
Just found your site recently.  I like it.     I have been in Stillwater, OK for 22 years, moving here from Lansing, Mich.  Oklahoma's two year-round trout fisheries are a bit far
Black crab/shrimp fly with underwater footage.
BTW, I am really needing a new vice.  I want a full rotary.  Right now I have a Dyna King "I think Squire".   Any recommendations for full rotary vices that can tie from size 26/28 mi
More peonies
Living in Indiana ... Peonies were for Memorial Day.  If the flowers were ready by then, many of them went on headstones.   Beautiful flowers.
The reason why we wear Sunnies and de-barb our hooks .....
I was Bass fishing at this little pond back home in Indiana I had a Rattle Trap on my pole hook a bass  threw the hook it landed right in my shin 2 of the 3 of the front treble hook buried deep I
First Peony of the season
Two things I remember from Indiana.  One I am not sure of the truth of it, the other based on location ... 1)  Location.  Peonies require somewhere around 5 hours or more of sunlight to
Indiana's St. Joesph River has summer steelhead. If you're interested, call Ripple Guide Service.
Boat Controll
Just got a new boat. Lowe 170W. I am going to be flyfishing the Kankakee river in Indiana. Anyone have any ideas on how to slow the boat down while drifting, drag chain or some kind of anchor?
Newbie Question on which vise..................Help
Anvil/Wolff Indiana Apex $100 or less.
Hello Everyone!   I am new but not new to this forum. My name is CheyAnne, Some of you may know my father Rocky Maley. I have an old account, Unfortunately I cannot seem to remember any of&#
Zebra Midge
I make the body on my Zebras on the thin side. But if you prefer to tie them thicker go for it. The fly pictured will catch fish. Nice job.   On a side note, don't forget about the fly rod becaus
Clouser minnow\White bass
All my information is based on 30 years ago, when I lived in Indiana. White bass chase and eat smaller prey, so I wouldn't go larger than a 4 for them.   Walleye will go after much larger, and ha
ft wayne fly show
Saturday April 2 in Indiana       WWW.3RFF.ORG/FLYSHOW.html       rich mc
rotary vise under $200 ? suggestions...
I have a Wolff Atlas vise. I don't think anything about the design has changed from Anvil to new company Wolff. I've tinkered with tying size 20 and 22 flies, and lately, size 1/0 Clousers for bass, a
Ultimate Newbie from Washington
Welcome from Indiana. Thanks for your service. I recommend you pick the fly you want to tie, then buy the material for that fly. After time you will have enough material to tie most anything.
Road Food
Well this discussion went in a couple of directions I didn't quite expect--I like that. :)   No eyeballs for me, thanks. Makes me think of that scene in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" whe
Wolff Apex Vise
Contact Wolff Indiana. They are very open to communication.   eric fresno, ca.
Thermal Underwear
In Indiana we will see sub zero temps in the winter for days.  In the dog days of summer the temps will 100+ for days.  I always wear poly pro when I'm in my waders.  It keeps me w
8wt set up recommendations
We fish smallies a lot here in Indiana and a good 6wt is all you really need.  There are a lot of guys who do use a 7wt or 8wt.   Setup pretty basic.  The TFO rods are a good mid range
Hello from Indiana
Welcome from Greenwood, Indiana. Glad you joined the site.
Ice flies
And you should know the closest Mike has ever come to ice fishing was when he saw a fly frozen into a cube in his drink and fished it out. I grew up in Indiana, Dick uh, Straight to name calling.
Comfort vs. Utility in Vehicles -- What Would You Do?
Well, I am back from my foray into car-buying, and I am very pleased to report that I am getting a 2015 Jeep Patriot Sport, which is the lowest trim level, but this particular one they found for me ha
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