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  1. I started using a 12 guage when I was 7 (one foot back to keep my from flying) first time I tried it I ended up on my a$$ 10' behind where I was first standing, trick is to keep that butt TIGHT against your shoulder, as if you are almost pulling the gun back against you. by the time I was 13 I was out behind my grandfathers house out on a country road shooting pop cans off his fence with slugs and buckshot. I noticed you wrote that you "don't think" you can handle a 12 guage, find someone who will let you try theirs and I think you'll find it's not so bad. stick with a single shot or a over under. best gun I've ever fired was a custom Browning Citori over under with choke on the bottom barrel, but that was a gun setup just for trap and skeet, and a little pricey $1200 cdn.
  2. LOL, I can just picture that!!!
  3. I like Basspro and Cabelas, but shipping to canada is RIDICULOUS !!! ends up costing me double for small cheap stuff.
  4. I change sh#tty diapers and fill sippy cups while my wife works, It's ok, I don't make any money and have to beg for an allowance but get to play on the internet most of the day. TV is out of the question, if I change it from the kiddy cartoon channel I get a sippy cup right between the eyes. that's pretty cool how you get to work outside and collect worms to sell, I still fish bait time to time , trying to catch carp, so my bait is sweating in the kitchen with some wierd mixture in a mixing bowl and a pot of boiling water with a french fry basket (making boilies).
  5. said it before, and I'll say it again, SMALLMOUTH BASS :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
  6. that's some hot weather !! take care of yourself over there, you're going to have alot of fishing to do when you get back.
  7. I got my wife to put the best ringtone ever on her cellphone "smoke on the water !!" Deep Purple. I'll never get tired of hearing that one !! the WORST ringtone ever ??? "humps" by black eyed peas. :sick: :sick: :sick:
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    and some of us are above the great lakes
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    Furled Leaders

    thanks for the tip so far it's been .008 mono, I made one with .009, think I'll have to save that for shark fishing or something that Uni is great stuff, I've used the 6/0 chartreuse and fire orange.
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    Furled Leaders

    I might make a whole bunch and use Sudbury as my market when I go on visits. I have a particular shop there in mind which I go to every visit there.
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    Furled Leaders

    was in that "local" shop. very nice !! I seen your leaders and they look awesome. I make my own as well but would not dare compete with you for business I may buy one of your leaders sometime soon, I can't seem to find 2lbs flourocarbon I want to make one of my leaders, I can't even find less than 4lbs mono nevermind. so I've been using UNI and find that if you make the 2 sections with different colour thread you can get some really groovy looking leaders :devil: I use regular knotless tapered leaders NO MORE, not after having tried furled, they just can't be beat!!
  12. I use single treble hooks for some of my flies, that popper looks great, but like someone else said, could be an issue getting tangled in a cast, I had a nightmare of a time with any popper/rapala lure when I was a spin fisher, with the front treble getting caught on the line, but maybe it was just me and my lack of good casting they all look great however, but I really like those pike flies most of all !!!
  13. I'm going to have to agree with everyone who said an adams, lot's of time I don't see any bugs about or just plain don't feel like finding what's hatching I just tie on an adams, and well, if the fish are there and my presentation is right , I catch them.
  14. I found using a "thompson" whip finisher has helped me keep hackle/ packed hair out of the way. leaves one hand free to pull the hackle/hair out of the way, then just give it a few spins and you're done
  15. I really like the blue damsels, I use those for bass, trout, anthing that will take them. the ultimate dry fly !!
  16. give this link a try, looks like Bartlett creek might be a good try http://www.conservation-niagara.on.ca/cons...untainview.html I used to live in Hamilton, was out in Beamsville one summer 11 years ago working as a cherry/peach picker on the farms for a summer job. there's "balls falls" too. worth looking into, there's gotta be trout around there somewhere.
  17. cook, diaper changer, sippy cup filler, house husband here.
  18. when there is too much in the way of cover in the small trout streams I fish, I like to fish a size 16 mickey finn for small brookies, then I can relax, not worry about drag or anything. I'll haul in line a bit, then let it back out, if I'm patient enough, eventually a trout will come by and grab it opportunistically.
  19. "Use them, like them and I use a boiling pot of water to install them. Bring water to boil in pot, leave pot on element and completely submerge in water for 1 minute. No chance of burning line or over heating insde the shrink tube." that's a good idea !!! I already melted 2 of them using a lighter, so I think I'll try that next time.
  20. simple dragonfly nymphs I've tied work great, and I find bass can't pass them up.
  21. only 1 maybe, for the simple fact I have so much now I know I'll never use half of them.
  22. I pinch my barbs for ALL fishing (except the catch and keep trout farm where you aren't allowed) I don't usually do it until I am going to use that specific fly, so there are alot in my fly boxes that are still barbed and haven't been used.
  23. I remember last year I started tying, bought some size 12 matzuo hooks at canadian tire (meant for baitfishing) these things were heavy, no matter how I tied they wouldn't float, still caught fish though. then went to an actual fishing store and got some dry fly hooks, found out they use 1/10th the steel than the matzuo hooks had.
  24. I love tying dry flies !!! my personal best is a size 22 . then I breathed after I took it out of the vise and spent half an hour on the floor looking for it. I hate spinning deer hair, but I'm going to keep trying until I can do it good.
  25. I guess I can be a little pushy when it comes to fly fishing and my wife, she does so well with a spinning rod that she really feels there is no need for her to learn fly fishing, also the only fish she cares about catching is smallmouth bass. she has agreed to "try" fly fishing this spring for brookies, so we'll see how that goes. she just got into another of my hobbies, guitar, so last week she bought an Ibanez and I've been giving her lessons every night. maybe fly fishing is next.
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