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South Dakota

Crappie fly fishing
Lots of good answers. Basically any small minnow, or grass shrimp pattern should work. I never really targeted then specifically when fly fishing, but have caught plenty on a jig.   From my exper
We need to wake the hell up, gents
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leaks-south-dakota.html   If this gets me banned, well then so be it, but we're living with our heads in the tar sand.
Destin, FL and environs in December/January?
I hear you, Mike -- North Florida was my mom's idea (this has been proposed as a family Christmas gathering). According to Weather Underground it only gets up into the 60's for the daytime highs in De
Is it a better time now to host a swap?
Actually Vicrider. The Styx river is a beautiful trout river that runs through some world heritage euaclypt forest in south western Tasmania. The waters are high with snow melt this time of year, but
November Flies from the Vise
Holy moly !!!  Those hemostats !!!   I've seen people at the dentist with teeth like that (Usually when I'm in "The South"), but never a Hemostat.   Sure makes a good looking tail on th
Everglades backcountry, 21-23 October
In general the waters in that area are still quite high (the hurricane, more than a month ago now left so much water on the ground that it's still draining back down toward the south..).  Once co
4 wt Monocore fly line
I have a floating WF 4wt monocore fly line that at a guess is between 10-15 yrs old.  I believe it is a RIO product.  It is a stiff super slick line that does extremely well here in South Fl
Are shrimp eyes a necessity
I'm sure there are times that fish care and times they don't.  A fish that is hungry is just looking for an excuse, it'll grab anything that is close.  Lock jaw is lock jaw.  I think it
Need a source for TMC212 hooks
Well, I heard back from Hans from Dakota Anglers.  It seems that he may be able to get the smaller sized TMC212Y hooks in packs of 100.   We'll see.
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
I used to wear Hodgman breathables when wading inshore, paired with felt boots. I have not done that for a while now, but... If I recall correctly, air squeezed out of the wader as I was getting in th
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - A Gathering of Tyers
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous    Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils - FFI                         &
Any snake ID out there?
I used to live in South Carolina.  I encountered more Moccasins there than I have here in Florida.  I had a similar situation on the Santee River.  Moccasin came at the boat from the sh
What flies to start with?
Initially, I thought that's a big area, but throw traffic into the mix, maybe as far north as Princeton, east to the shore, south to near Millville.  Lots of lakes and streams to fish.  By "
Need some info on this Sage rod
Funny how, depending on where you fish, what exactly you're going to be needing in the fly department.  That 7wt is actually the lightest  fly rod I own.  To say it's been to the wars i
DO NOT absentmindedly.....
I've been a garage operator for some years now (after me and all my materials got chased out of the house...).  My tying desk is right next to the side door of my  two car garage (and my gar
tiny fly questions
Small flies, San Juan river, South Platte River too. We commonly fish 22,24 and 26's. If I could find smaller hooks I'd tie on them also. For dries I use TMC 100's. I think even though they're small t
New Guy From Florida But Moving
Welcome from another south Floridian. I love the smokies, and the wife would love to live there.  But I don't think I could trade the fishing capital of the world for a trout stream. That's just
Mop Fly Variant
The things we do to our pets.  That's a nice color.  An interesting fly.  Let us know how it works.  I've been toying with the idea of mating mop pieces with a foam popper head. &#
Stay Safe
A quick update.... a buddy was over at Everglades City (the far northwest end of Everglades National Park - about 30 miles east of Naples) two days ago and he reported that the place was just stinking
Fishing for grass carp aka amur
I know many now target common carp on the fly, but how about amurs? There are lots of them down here in south Florida, but are they a target species or just an accidental bycatch?
Hurricane Irma
When you are in South Florida there is a lot of "upland" to go before you find true inland. And you still can get hit anywhere along the way. Not worth it in my opinion.
Hello from the SF Bay Area
Welcome to the site, KM.  I work, for a couple of weeks a year, South of Stockton.  Plenty of small bass and trout waters over there.   Good luck finding tying and fishing partners.
Walker's Wiggler
Hi Guys   Can anybody help me with tying instructions of the Walker's Wiggler fly. Have a client i South Africa looking for some.   Thanks  
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
well if they run further south during I'll do my part and give it a go.
Any float-tubers out there?
Years ago, like almos 50, St. Paul MN experienced a huge influx of Hmong refugees. There were several nice little lakes around us and most had a full walking path around them. I used to take my belly
August flies from the vice
Been prepping for a weekend in Tennessee.   South Holston?
U.P. Trip Report (photo heavy)
Had a great trip to Michigan's U.P. earlier this month! The official nature of the trip was to deliver my son, Will, to a Geological Engineering camp at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, way up in
Newbie from Kentucky
Just starting fly tying. I retire next April and look forward to my new hobby. My main interest is saltwater flies since we are in the South Florida area a couple times a year. Have a trip planned to
howdy all
Nice popper collection. Yet to tie one and streamers but can tie #24 dries and wets with ease though my eyes are slow south bound in my mid age.
Redeye Bass = patterns and info.
I catch lots of rock bass in my backyard creek in PA. I've also caught lots of red eye bass in SC. I know for some reason South Carolinians like to say they are not the same. To me they are the same t
Group gathering...Tying...Fishing...Friendship
It's not a bad idea, but we're pretty scattered.  I rarely fly, anymore, and driving more that 8 or 9 hours is too much, at my age.  Some kind of regional activity might work, though, say a
UV lights
I second the above post about contacting Silver Creek about his UV light (and resins....I have all 3 types).  I tried multiple lights and Silver's high end light is far and away the winner among
All copper wire nymph?
It may be the Brassie midge larva/pupa pattern    
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
8ft 5wt fiberglass
Not sure why that size doesn't add up Dave, 8ft 5wt to 7wt glass was actually the industry standard throughout most of the 50's, 60's & 70's. That is what more than half the fly rods of the time
Snook Flies Swap
According to my wife, better than any other fish in south Florida. Grouper and snapper included.
Thinking of a Jeep Wrangler
I have a 2009 Unlimited with a 2.5" Teraflex lift and 35" tires.  It'll go anywhere I ever want to go offroad.     But on road it gets old.  We've driven it to Colorado twice (from
Feather Emporium ??????
Patriot as others have mentioned I think the color red when dealing with old pattern dries refers to a fiery brown but I could be wrong and maybe you have stumbled onto the next latest craze. South
Getting Crabby Swap
Thanks Salty. definitely a pattern to cast at sighted fish.  But glad you got it wet.   Looking forward to feedback from you salties in the north.  They are a fantastic fly for the flat
Day at the beach. South Fl.
Here's how I used to handle that situation (long before I ended up with six grandkids....).  We'd stay at a place called Crescent Beach on Siesta Key (right next to Sarasota...).  With my tw
Ultimate Challenge - Your Greatest Nightmare Fly Swap
Just wanted to let you all know that the flies are in the mail. Thanks to everyone for participating. The flies all turned out very nice. Even the "Snake Doctor" which is what we call dragon flies (or
ice out brookies help
Maine Lakes are on a longitude ( more so latitude) not so far off from you and where I frequent up there ice is just now going out, brookies will generally be found not far off shore then. Even here f
Tying to Match the Hatch
When sulphurs are coming off on the South Holston, I've had reasonable luck using a Catskill size 16 sulphur dun, but I've had better luck swinging a size 14 partridge and yellow past the rise forms.&
Scud Back
I own a fly tying factory in South Africa and are looking for scud back in bulk as we use a lot of it.
Garden almost in shape
Very pretty.  A lot of what you've planted doesn't even grow well this far south.   Wife is envious.
Herping/herpotology
I had a friend back in South Carolina (1979 - 80) who emptied a 9mm magazine into the bottom of his boat, trying to kill a snake that had dropped into it from an overhanging branch. 9 holes in his boa
Fishing in Montana for a month HELP
We rode dual sport bikes down to Montana a few years back. I had bought a book by Frank Amota called Fishing Montana or something like that, it identified several rivers and camping spots on the rive
Weathermen and weather apps suck thread
Hopefully, Steve.  Summer is considered the "wet season", as we usually get afternoon showers every day.     Average is between 50 and 70 inches of rain per year, but it can be as high
Fly caught salty fish pictures
Mike, I'm actually south of 528 in Merritt Island and these areas are both north and south of me with the most accessible areas being just north of the Bee Line. Monday they were hitting crazy at my f
A little color
Jim, the winter of 2013/2014 really put the hurts to the fishing - there have been some reds around since then, but not in the numbers that you & I saw. The trout also took a beating; they're on t
Hello from New Jersey
Do very little  fresh water fishing in Jersey.  Every fall the salt water fly fishing club I belong to works with Casting For Recovery at their South Jersey retreat and we fish a lake in a c
Fishing for Perch
The nearest ocean to this lake is more than 2000 miles. It is actually in a series of man made reservoirs connected by canals fed from Lake Defienbaker which is actually a large reservoir of the South
Rain Jacket...light weight or insulated.
Raingear runs the line from ultra-light packable (and you'll pay extra for top of the line packable raingear) all the way in the other direction to something heavy enough for the Bering Sea....  
Help on this vise. What is it.
You are looking at a J Vice they are Hand made in South Africa You can see them on Google.
Adams Humpy SBS
Rough water version; subbed moose body for brown/grizz hackle fiber tail. hook - Dai Riki 320 #14 thread - UTC 70 brown tail - moose body abdomen - muskrat dubbing hump - deer hair wings - hackle tip
N Ga trout trip. First fish!
Nice. I have only fished down South one time about 10 yrs ago in North Carolina but those streams down there are just really pretty and the quintessential small wild streams.
The Warm Water Vice
Peacocks on the brain. I have to take the one and a half hour ride south to Miami for some training Tuesday. Hopefully classes get out early enough to hit a canal or 2 before heading home.  A pea
Bluegill hunter swap
You can buy the farmed stuff in some asian shops.... they are trying not to encourage release of the fish. But honestly most people don't even target them (except for some south east asians, and a f
Beat on Me, Like a 5-year old's rented Drum Kit Challenge
FRN I have fished for trout in your neck of the woods once. Only truly wild trout I've ever caught. I fished the south fork of the snake one day and the Teton the next. My guide was Dan Oas. He wa
Is it just me?
  NO Bar-B-Q?   I thought the south was known for Bar-B-Q.    FL. Keys are a DIY place since so many people do trailer their own boats down and there are campgrounds as well m
Just When You Thought It Was Safe........
The shark population along the coast of the Everglades is in fine shape (so many critters that during summer you have to work to get a single fish to the boat after you hook up.... and a second fish a
Where to find a List of Protected Species?
Jungle cock is legal in USA if it was raised here or if it is old and imported before the ban. If you live in the US what you may possess also varies state to state. In South Carolina I can shoot dove
Rod Building
Batson/Rainshadow do make good quality blanks - but I've found that the finish on the spin/casting blanks (Rainshadow)  I've been building with for the past 15 years or so hasn't held up well at
a couple of fly boxes done
Lets go find him? Maybe we'll need some help from somebody though. I sense that if flytire could navigate that thing up to the South Platte River he would be doing some multi-tasking soon. The fly bo
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