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  1. If I put another fly in the machine will I get some more info???ha Those flies will be taken care of in May--when I have a few hours off from work and I'm done with school. There's a few streamers all ready for you though, including a Swimmy Jimmy...
  2. Yeah, the hybrid cross of white bass and striped bass. My friend is a fisheries biologist and is taking me to a reservoir that has fish that average around 10 pounds. I was thinking of experimenting with some shad type crease flies...
  3. Anyone try fishing for hybrids with fly? I'm heading down to a friends place in a few weeks to try to get some hybrids in a reservoir that bust baitfish on the surface...
  4. Might have the opportunity to fish in the Breckenridge, Colorado area for a long weekend this summer. Any suggestions as to where I might try fishing? Hatches? Looking at going any time between may and late august...
  6. What about any of the other rivers in that area? Anyone every fish the Jackpine or Cypress rivers? I hear the Nipigon area gets hex in July...


    Yes, I took Peddler's advise and got the Pentax Optio, but I one-upped him by getting the 4.0 mp version, the 43WR. It's awesome. Just be careful of where you get it. I did quite a lot of research on places to buy online before I made the purchase at Cabela's (got a 15% discount). I found many online retailers, but after checking out their ratings and making a few phone calls to them, it really put me off. You just don't know who to trust and when spending over $300 bucks, I wanted to be sure. If you call the number that is listed on the website and get someone who sounds like they're from an Asian country, keep looking. I called 5 different sites and the operators all sounded the same and ran the same lines of BS. I'd try to get it at a local camera store if possible, or maybe a national chain like Wolf or Ritz Camera...

    tube flies

    You can also easily flare the end of the tube by hitting it with an open flame. While on the subject, before I got my Renzetti Tube Fly Head, I used a "darning" needle that I bought at JoAnn's. Put the needle eye in the vise jaws and the taper of the needle holds the tube pretty snug...

    Lower Keys

    I just got back from there. I spent my time at Long Key State Park. Only saw 3 bonefish. Fishing was very difficult due to the winds and temps--tough visibility. Tried to get into Bahia Honda but they wouldn't let me leave the dog in the truck while I fished...

    T&A bunker

    I picked up one of each of those patterns from Kelly's shop in Montana last August. Tied up a bunch of the fatheads, just need to find time to duplicate the Swimmy Jimmy. Great streamers...

    Stuck Ferrules

    I put paraffin wax on my ferrules and have yet to have any stick. I actually have a rod that has the tip section stay on more snug after adding the wax. The one time I had a ferrule stick on me (prior to adding the wax), I used ice held close to the ferrule for a couple of minutes and that made the material retract enough for the rod to come apart.
  12. Plans have changed just a bit. I'll be staying in Miami, but going down on Jan. 1st and staying thru the 9th. Found a plane ticket for about $250, and have been tying a bunch of patterns and running some epoxy. Hopefully the weather will be decent...
  13. The Mio stretch is closed til the opener next April. But if you do go there during season, there's not much worth fishing there anyways... hehe
  14. QUOTE (TroutBum @ Dec 10 2004, 08:16 AM) Hatch, Bonefish Bob is an institution down there, he very knowledgeable and will help you out. His shop is kinda pricy, tie your own flies his are real expensive. The last time I was in there he wanted $9 for a Merkin! $9 for a merkin?!?!?!? Wow! I just tied my first one last night. Not exactly a difficult pattern. Any specific suggestions for flies for me to tie/try? I realize that this may not be the best way (do-it-yourself) to plan my first salt trip, but I'm fine with exploring, trying things out, and doing the best I can even if I don't have much success. I might try and get the dough together to take a guide trip, and I'm pretty much set on fishing with Bruce Chard if I decide to do it and he's available. He's a friend of a friend, and has given me some good info so far. I want to thank everyone for their advice on this topic. It's been of great assistance to me, and I really appreciate it...
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