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Posts posted by chrislorne

  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. 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).

  3. 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:

  4. 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!!

  5. 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 :rolleyes: they all look great however, but I really like those pike flies most of all !!! :D

  6. 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.

  7. "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 !!! :D I already melted 2 of them using a lighter, so I think I'll try that next time.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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