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South Dakota

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'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.
Hello from Redway Ca!
Welcome to the site, Jmox.  Lots of good fishing areas between you and San Francisco.  I have been in French Camp (south of Stockton) several times ... and might be there a year from now if
Looking For A Good Agent Orange Fly Pattern
Been using this Agent Orange pattern in South Africa to catch good size Carp. Originally a Bonefish fly   Wet Fly Hook # 4-6 Orange Chenille Orange Crystal Flash with Grizzly Hackle tips  
November Swap Club
Breambuster, I'm glad to hear that you are ok after your accident. A S-10 and a tractor-trailer aren't an even match at all. If you decide to play bumper cars in the future you might consider tangling
November Blues
I love the South.  Here in NC, as well as east TN and SW VA, we fish year round!  Not just trout, but all fish.  Jan and Feb are pretty slow, but there are still fish to catch.  I
November flies from the bench
Divers usually have fairly large skirts; it generates more water movement and disturbance, and atracts fish. In the South and Southwest, we use these for bass and a variety of other species. Many of
Black Rabbit
See that pattern working for Largemouth Yellowfish in South Africa
Fly Tying Beginner
I'm about 90miles south of Chicago. Any idea what town the market was in?
Suggested Flies & Poppers?
Thanks for the comment artimus!    Panfisher, you're welcome!   One more thought. For panfish flies, you can save some money by finding cheaper hooks. You don't need the top dollar fly
Hunting for Materials
I'm different, I guess, being limited to the South where plenty of critters live, but not very furry and condusive to fly tying materials.  Got lots of Wood Duck feathers, more than I'll ever nee
Favorite streamer
Tidewater I was totally focused on trout in my post. My blues and striper saltwater clousers are not sparse. I fish the striper runs with wide alewife patterns in South Carolina.
Fly Tying Supplies
A question as old as time, or at least the Internet. There are tons of stores and you'll get as many suggestions. Honestly I have foregone Internet retailers as an exclusive source of materials.
cold fronts and the effect on trout fishing
That's a good question FlaFly, I'm, curious to hear the answer as well.  I would also add in other warm water outflows like springs. We have areas here like Crystal River where springs pump out c
October flies from the bench
Simon, mine two until I moved north. I will get down south for some grayling this year. Really miss them living here. Cheers, C.
Having fun with some pikes
They spend the time out around the islands in south east Denmark, it is considered sea area, and then they move into the cove the two times a year. Pretty much as the coastal pikes in Sweden move in a
Worst of the best.
I will say being from the south that ive never even heard of half the flys you guys speak of.  Alot of talk down here about a spoon fly but never got one to work for me??
Hello from Manitoba
welcome, and tell us a bit about yourself so we'll know whom we're talking to.  I see your favorite fish is smallmouth bass, so that means you're not from the deep south or the southwest.
Hello from Romania
And welcome from Denmark too. Let me know if you decides to travel here or south Sweden, I might be able to give you a few insights... Henrik
Critique this Muddler
I'll see what I can do - most of mine only last long enough to get shredded - and I never got any orders for them from any of the shops I tied for so I never put up any masters.... It was noted above
Gonna Need a Bigger Kayak
FlaFly, Makos and spinners are completely different species (at least what we call spinners here down south). I have never heard of makos inshore in Florida and the spinners we get are much closer rel
Those OTHER pheasant feathers
Here is something you may not know. The Matuka was created in New Zealand and they call it Matuko. At least that is what they say in the south Pacific.
Florida's untalked about hatch that pan fish love
Looks good to me. As i am living in south western Florida, i am going to have some ready this year. Thanks fore sharing. Chuck
Everglades days, Biscayne Bay nights - last week of August
Here's a copy of this week's fishing report. Not a lot of fly fishing (skip to the night portion for fly only...). As usual at night we're mostly using 8 or 9wt rods, floating lines, with a single
I love it when a plan comes together
Morning / evening all :P   Haven't been putting a lot up in the way of reports of late.. So just thought I'd pop a quick little post up highlighting a couple of my recent trips...   Nothing
salt water materials?
Your son lives in paradise. I have a friend that is a trooper in both, north and south, islands of New Zealand. I have another in Australia. Both avid anglers and tiers. I do know you can catch R
Top 5 rivers you want to fish...
Little Juanita, PA Penns Creek, PA Ausable River in Grayling, MI for the Hex hatch White River, AR South Holston (silly cause I live fairly close)
Hello from California
Welcome to the site.  A fisherman who doesn't brag ???  ALL fishermen brag, especially about the ones they ALMOST caught.  You, young Jedi, have much to learn !!!   Okay, joking as
Billings, MT
These are the public access sites on the Stillwater:     I generally stay in Absarokee, MT and fish the upper sections of that river. This time of year, the rocks in there can be quite slip
New here and already need advise.
Hi Doug,    My short distance vision started going south in my mid-forties. That was about ten years ago, and it's slowly gotten worse. To help thread smaller fly's, I use this tippet to fly
Latest bonsai tree
Yep your stuck bud lol. Hopefully I'll have pics of this one before winter...because this thing backbuds like an SOB. So IF if survived the transplant, I'll know and have new growth soon.   BTW..
uv lamps
 You need to read this and talk with  Henry aka Silver Creek…he's the guy to talk to about resins and UV lights got mine from him and it is the best I've ever used……..UV re
fly type advice
Hi, I am fishing a very small brook that I think has brook trout in it. The brook is very narrow, just a few feet with brush on one side and weeds on another up stream there is some thicker brush. The
Blackbird wings
In the last 12 years or so, American Crow populations have been decimated by West Nile Virus.  Fish Crows populations do not seem to be as adversely effected..   The range of the American Cr
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