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South Dakota

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The cutters come up for the ice jams and flooding, in 1987 an ice jam just south of Augusta caused the river to flood something like 25 feet above flood stage. The entire first floor of most buildings
Suggestions, plz: Easy & efective fly patterns
It is actually in the 70s, here south of Chicago.  I can't believe it's gotten so warm so fast.  I am not complaining.  Nice send off. By this time tomorrow, I'll have been home for at
Tail Material
Years ago a popular set up for weakfish, sea trout for those of you south of the Mason-Dixon line, in South Jersey was a red and white buck tail jig with a  6 inch purple/pink fire tail plastic w
Classic Dry Fly Trout Swap
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Project Healing Waters: 2nd Annual Collection
Hi all,   I want to let everyone @ the Fly Tying Forum know that my PHW 2nd Annual Collection has begun. All of the details are in my video below, but the gist is simple: Project Healing Waters i
Female PMD
These two photos were taken in the same place, one day apart. July 4th and 5th four or five years ago, at O'Hair's Spring Creek South of Livingston MT. These two photos don't show the size comparison.
Materials and getting started
Thanks utyer and mikechell, That was exactly what I was looking for. I live in Sturgis, all the way to the south. Not much trout fishing all the way down here except for Sherman Mill and Nottawa Creek
Before you die....
I have fished so many places, and none seem to be much better than any other.  I fished some parts of South America and caught a few Piranha, but if if I can only pick one, it would have to be th
Cigarette BUTTS!!!
I applaud the smokers who do not litter, but unfortunately you are in the minority. Cigarette smokers are generally slobs.   My wonder is on soda can and bottle litter. Why do you see more Mounta
Tippet question
i would suggest buying one of each and let your on water experience be the the final judge.   Nice views of the Ian James tippet set up ... LOL   i've bumped into Ian a couple of times o
A couple of monday night ties...
I live in south Alabama and its still waaaay to cold to bream pass the time with more tying.  At this point, I`m not sure if I enjoy tying or fishing more...Anyone else have this
Eagle Lake, Ontario
Well, not sure how much this will help.  I go to a lodge on a lake 8 hours north of Toronto.  Way to the east and bit further south of where you'll be.  Still they're Canadian Shield la
Fly Tying Materials - The Mammals
Crazy4oldcars she is my large liver Brittany. She loves my man cave better than the other Brittany.   She is AKC registered 20 month old Craigslist throwaway dog. I paid 250 with a large crate. T
did i do it right ?
Hey Stunt - maybe make a list of all the materials you have on hand and then search for fly recipes and see if you can tie something to a recipe? I like your creative thinking but maybe you can even t
Yellow Perch
I asked because, growing up in the south, I ate primarily bluegills and white crappie, and as good as BGs are, I think crappie are better.  I've had black crappie once and didn't like it, though
Lefty's Poppers
Bass and the little blue one I throw with a 4 or 5wt for bream but down here in south Louisiana, bass will eat that size six as well.
Need some advice for NE Georgia
Fisherboy!  Glad to hear you're nearby.  I've long wanted to know someone nearby who likes to tie flies.  I'm just outside Statesboro, a few miles south.  Would love to get togethe
Winter Bassin?
South Carolina, this time of year can be dynamite.  If you're fishing a sunny, warmer than usual day, you might run into bass that are looking for nesting sites.  Probably won't get any larg
Great Lakes Steelhead?
interesting. what would be considered East/West? East coast= Florida, Georgia, S. And N. Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Conneticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine. Plus
Brook Trout fishing in Central Ontario
Hey there, I live just a little south of you in the Richmond Hill area. Algonquin is a great area but for you will be about 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours depending on where you access. It's also not what I would
February Flies from the Vice
Thanks Istipbuggers. Those look sweet! will have to tie a few with those fish skull living eyes. Im from mammoth so a litte south of you. You ever go up to pyramid?
swap goes south, peeps are swap shy for a spell. understandable.
Florida Inshore Fly Fishing, need recommendations
I live in in Gainesville but have no experience with any guides since I have never used them.  However, if you ant to fish saltwater then the areas to look into are Cedar Key, Suwannee, Homossass
Greetings from the dark continent
I figured they fought well.  They look a lot like an oscar, which is a cichlid that are abundant in south Florida. They fight really hard but never jump so you know its not an LMB when you hook o
Hey y'all
Hey y'all, JappyFish here from South Carolina. Looks like a great forum. Just started tying about two weeks ago and I already haven't been able to put it down!
Curing the Winter Blues
Actually Mike you do live in horse country. A lot of horses from up north get sent down to Fla in the winter for shows and training. At least the ones owned by wealthy people.    Steve I
caffine sin
My wife and I are coffeeholics, we have a tassimo and a Nespresso machine side by side at home. I prefer mine black but she likes to "taint" hers with cream and sugar.......straight up blasphemy in my
Looking for a Mayfly pic
does anyone have a chart, or know where one is online -  to show a size/color of different Mayflys? I live in south eastern Ontario, and I have been searching through google all day.  
Hello from Long Island N.Y.
Welcome from another former Islander.  I was born in the City, but we moved to Glen Cove, and then to Commack.  Left there in 57.  I did fish there a little in a place we called "Stump
time for some new fly boxes
I was noticing Mike, you've been home for a while now, when you get back out on the road again? Not complaining, just noticing. Nice to be home for a while is it?   BCT Yeah ... it's good spe
Crab movement
Living in east central Florida we mostly have blue crabs in the water. However when visiting the keys about 18 months ago and wading around in the water in Islamorada with the wife I saw a small light
wind, roofs, best options.
In 2004 we had two hurricanes that made landfall on Sewall's Point in the county to our south, 21 days apart.  The first one didn't do much visual damage other than quite a bit of rain and wind t
Coq de Leon, Roosters, Hens, Capes, Saddles, Selected Clumps
I sent "bntfeathr" and e-mail through their system.  They have an ebay business that works out of their business in Idaho,  I am really happy to find
Looking for recommendations on flies to tie
For the Salt and other small streams in the area of Star Valley Stimulaters size 6 and 8.  Elk hair caddis in size 14 and 16. Hair wing Adams size 14 and 16.  Griffith Gnats will work most e
Recommendations for Middle TN?
I second going to CT and try Fly South. Go to the TWRA web site under the section for anglers. Look for Winter Trout and click on that. At the bottom will be a link to maps which shows the area of
Hello from Nashville
I live in Franklin, TN and have done mostly fly fishing for trout out west (Henry's Fork and the Lower Madison) and last week on the South Holston. The Wabash comes from my undergrad, Wabash College ( your experiences with this trader)
No bud not here as yet TG... poor bastards down south are copping it again with 40 degrees plus celsius that is
hello from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Scott Believe it or not, I just viewed a travelog of Belfast and Ulster on TV today.  Really pretty.  Now all we need to see is pictures of you fishing... in the Lagan maybe?  It's real
I have an Orvis store a few miles from my home in NC... south part of Asheville.  The store is 99 per cent clothes.  The "fly shop" is about the size of my master bathroom, and very limited
I'm heading to Argentina in 3 weeks as well but will be quite a bit farther south (a place called Kooi Noom in the Santa Cruz area).  You are correct that there is not much info about fly pattern
Hello from New Hampshire (US)
Welcome to the forum from Vt. I live right on the Connecticut river in Wells River. I have never done a complete through hike of the A.T. but I've done south bound from Baxter to Mt. Washington,
it was a really cold day by the lake.........
I like winter.... to a point.  When it gets in the plus 20s I head back south, mainly because I couldn't use my driveway up there if it has snow on it.  I have a fireplace in Florida, but mo
Looking for an anchovie pattern
All I know is I really miss the great Anchovy Pizzas we used to get in Chicago. Since I moved north to one border, then south to the other, never had a place to get an anchovy pizza anymore. In fact,
fly fishing from shore - best destinations
Pennekamp is nice and Miami has plenty of options.  You could wade out in Biscayne Bay in many places such as Hobie Beach and get bones.  I would opt for the keys.  There are many place
Lake City Florida
Opposite end, I'll be in South Palm 24th-2nd. I've been directed by my wife to fish while I'm there. Intercostal and surf for sure. Not certain what else I'm going to get into.
Hello from the PNW
Hello Everyone, I grew up in Michigan and fly fished the lakes and rivers around my hometown; AuSable, Thunderbay, Manistee, etc. Since then I've fished in England, Montana, and Utah. Picked up tying
I agree with both of you, I moved out of the big city years ago and don't miss it a bit.  In Miami I lived in the suburbs of South Miami where you didn't hear too much gunfire by Miami standards
Hello from Indiana
Mike, I've fished the Eel for smallies around Spencer park and just east of Logansport and have caught nice fish at both areas. Steve, I live east of Lafayette near the south fork of the Wildcat and f
Hi I am a new guy .
Hi I am flyman23 and I am new to this site and thought I would say hi for the first time . I live in South East Idaho by the South fork of the Snake River and New to tying flies . I have been fly fish
Fly holder/drying rack - thanks Tidewater
Using threaded rods wasn't an original idea since I was a lure maker long before tying flies... my first reference book on lure crafting was by Boyd Pfeiffer, TACKLE CRAFT -and I still have that old b
The moon over my hometown tonight......
I like what appears to be lines of longitude, converging on a "south pole".
New Here
You're moving ... to Minnesota? You do know it's not any warmer there than N. Dakota !?!?!? I used to work with a blacksmith in North Carolina .... back in the late 70's.  That is a fascinating s
Black Goldfinch
Boy those are pretty or as we say down here in the south...purdy!!
Tap, tap, tap...
...this thing on? Ah yes, good!   Greetings from SW Florida!  Land of The Mighty Snowbird and infamous land developers (oh wait, the developers don't actually live here they just screw it up
UV in your flies - fact or fallacy.
Cool post above. MSU (Montana State) is in the middle of a snow bowl with North Dakota State. So I didn't read as carefully as I might have. Not yet anyway. But I thought I noticed you saying selectiv
Novembers WORST flies from the bench!!!
my worst flies are in a tree somewhere on the south platte river in colorado and were placed there by some of the most erratic casting by a newbie to fly fishing.   sorry but i'm not going back t
Biloxi Marsh
Love fishing the south coast for the bull run. Looks like yall had a blast. Hoping to take a few days off in December and go to Venice to try it out.
A good rainy day film
Hydro-electric is necessary and not going anywhere soon. Also remember if all dams were systemically eliminated we'd lose hundreds of miles of tailwaters and the huge monetary investment in the lakes
What flies work well for carp?
Hi group,   Here in Idaho we have great carp fishing on the Snake River just south of Boise. Our three go-to patterns for them are a Sparkle Pupa (usually bright green on the body), Elk Hair Cadd
What are your favorite Thanksgiving memories?
Most recently, last year, I was fishing the Owens River, here in California, migratory fish from Crowley Lake travel upstream to spawn, I hooked a Rainbow that when it jumped my thought was "Holy sh!t
How did you get into fly fishing?
I was invited on a Guys' Trip to the Trout Hunter Lodge on Henry's Fork in Island Park, Idaho.  I caught eight trout on my first drift trip and was hooked instantly.  The science of the gear
Donīt fence me in........
Dark at 5? How far south are you. Its currently 15:02 and car lights on here. No snow though, Terje, Harvard and Henrik can keep that.
AARRGGHHH, dem dang Canuckians...
its called pushing the illegals back south
Question: hook choice for streamers
For panfish in smaller sizes for flies that will ride inverted (Clouser style) I also like a long shank hook. A couple of brands make them in premium quality fly hooks, but a basic Aberdeen works too.
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