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  1. I am very interested in how you do. That sounds like a trip I would love to make. It's one fish I'm jealous Michigan does not have. It would be fun to have them in a few of out resivoir lakes.
  2. Baseball is the only "sport" more boring than Nascar I agree...but it is a great indicator that the hats and gloves can be put away for the year.
  3. For me when in doubt of what fly to use for smallies I choose a clouser. They love'em!
  4. Gearing up for the upcoming season I notice one of my fly lines ( a RIO Clouser 6 Weight floater) has a scuff mark, looks kinda like it was scoured against something sharp. You can see the core of the fly line and this mark is about 30 feet from the tip. Will this be detrimental to the lines performance or should I get a new line?
  5. It's getting to the time when the shallows warm and the carp put the feed bag on. First 12 to reply "I'm In" are in. The deadline will be May 15th. All FTF swap rules apply. NOT ENOUGH INTEREST....gonne hold off on this swap until the winter months...
  6. Flies are done....Skinny Water Clousers....need the addy
  7. Anything Big and Black. Better profile in the water.
  8. Wouldn't know. The only fish I keep these days are the occasional walleye or a few panfish here and there. I don't even know of anyone who has eaten a carp.
  9. For Great Lakes Steelhead...I've been Tying Hex's, Stones, and Caddis by the dozens. For Trout I've been going heavy with big articulated streamers and some small softhackles for smaller streams. For Bass it's been some deer hair bugs and clousers. And then there are carp. Lots of buggy nymphs, small craw's, and miniature bonefish flies. It's been a busy winter!
  10. I use alot of the same nymphs I use for Great Lakes Steelhead, they really like the one with the eyes. I like really small clouser minnows and wolly buggers, when you are trying to fish a little faster.
  11. I've been thinking about this trip alot. I'm gonna make the Hike to that State to the South for sure. What are the most effective pattern types. Also are there carp availiable in these waters? Thanks for the info!
  12. I know they have them at Madison River Fly Co. check this out
  13. I second cornmuse's idea, I also like a big backpack to put all my boxes in. I use alot of plano type boxes to store my flies in at home, then pack up my smaller boxes that I will carry with me when I get ready for a trip. The plano boxes allow you to see what you have without opening the boxes and they are pretty inexpensive too. Works well for me.
  14. Sales Trainer here. For one of the larger mortgage companies in the US. Great atmosphere and awesome environment. Can't complain.
  15. hexfli

    Hey Graham

    sick....just plain sick...
  16. hexfli

    EZ Stone

    QUOTE Who makes Ezee Bug? What is it, a long fibred chenille? I'm not quite sure who makes it, but I usually get it from www.feather-craft.com It's kind of a 3 stand rope, or a very loose and long chenille. It's some pretty awesome stuff to work with. hope this helps
  17. Daryn, You have been on a tying tear latley. Nice work!
  18. QUOTE ...umm,aaa....is that legal??? Yes Sir! at least here in Michigan. Articulated patterns are becoming very popular. Check out some of my articulated streamers!
  19. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by hexfli: Jointed Hex
  20. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by hexfli: EZ Stone
  21. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by hexfli: GlassTail Caddis-Soft Hackle
  22. My flies are done. 12 Glass Tail Caddis Soft Hackles will go out early next week.
  23. I'm a pretty well seasoned tier but there is a one small problem that I need some outside advice to help me out. I have about 4 different styles of hackle pliers and I keep running into the same problem. The hackle or herl that I am wrapping tends to either slip out while I am wrapping or it breaks off just below where it is being grabbed by the hackle pliers. So my question is this: Is there a secret to keep the hackle/herl from slipping out of the pliers while wrapping and/or is there a super set of hackle pliers that I should be using? Thanks for the help
  24. St. Croix Legend Ultra 9'6 8 Weight. That rod is a beast. I have 2, my brother has 1, and my dad has 1. All are happy with the results.
  25. Mike, I just printed of the maps of the property. Is there a place that you are looking at for a 'base camp'? This is getting dangerous. I'm starting to get as excited for this trip as I do for Late Summer Kings on the Pere Marquette.
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