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Everything posted by Polarbear78

  1. Thanks Frank and Bad Fish, I will give it a try and post my results after I put them to the test!
  2. GSP I forget the number off the top of my head, it is higher than 100 though.
  3. Thanks rstrout, I'll put together a few different colors and styles of the classic egg sucking leach and see how that works.
  4. I have never tried to catch salmon on the fly. However, I have found a spot that I would like to try. I am in Michigan's UP and the salmon are starting to run up the trout streams from the bigger water. The spot I go you can catch them on spinning gear using little cleos or mepps. Blue and chrome or red and brass colored have been the leaders in color so far. Any tips on patterns to try that might produce results? I plan on using my 8 wt. Thanks!
  5. Hi Dave- looks pretty good for first attempts..much better than mine did. Quite a few of us on here from Michigan... as for patterns to tie, what will you be fishing and where at? Rivers, streams, lakes, ponds? Not specific locations just the types of waters...
  6. Took me probably about 15 years to get my first fly rod... used it a few times but another couple years after that to really use it. I fish primarily for bass and panfish but got exposed to the trout streams in Michigans U.P. last year so I will be exploring those some more this year...
  7. Haha. That thing just looked like too much fun to not try it out!
  8. I just picked up my new fly rod from Steve today and does this thing look great. It was my first custom rod and he exceeded my expectations by far! I highly recommend him if anyone is looking around for a new rod. Here are a couple pictures of "The Brookie and Bluegill Slayer" taking it's first victims...it is a 6'-6" 2 wt and is a blast to fish! Thanks again Steve, looks great and I couldn't be happier with it.
  9. Really wish it wasn't the end of the semester with exams... this looks like a great one. Too bad I have to sit this one out...Maybe someone can post pictures after the swap?
  10. I've never had an issue with Liquid Fusion.
  11. Look pretty good for a first attempt. Couple things I would say... I try to keep the tail the length of the shank of the hook, Keep your wraps closer together when wrapping around the post, Could probably do with a couple more wraps too (although if you had used brown and grizzly this would help in the more wraps), and I would trim the post down a little bit more but you will catch fish the way you have them. Nice job!
  12. Glad you all are enjoying them! I can't wait to find some time to get out and try my luck with them as well, should bring in lots of fish this summer for sure!
  13. I tie a clouser style minnow on Mustad 3366 size 6,8 and even 10 hooks for panfish so this might work well for the trout as well. I will have to try it this year! I tie the fly with bead chain eyes, and either 2 colors of buck tail and flash, or will even use one or two colors of marabou and flash.
  14. one set of flies (I forget who) will have a double in it (selected randomly). One of the swappers only sent in a dozen flies and not 15... With the one swappers extras and the fly for myself it came out to being only 14 so one set of flies received a random extra fly. Everyone who sent in their 15 flies got 15 back though. And the one who sent in a dozen got a dozen back to keep it fair. They will be out in the morning and on their ways back to you all. Thanks again for a fun swap.
  15. I received Bluegills in the mail today. The flies will be out on Monday.
  16. Where about in the U.P.? I am up here for school at Tech... had some fun pulling the northerns through the ice this winter and excited to try for some this summer on the fly.
  17. Has anyone heard from Bluegill? He said he was to send his flies out last Monday (March 19) but I still haven't received them or been able to reach him... I will wait until this Friday and if they still aren't here then I will send everything out. Sorry for the delay.
  18. Haven't forgotten you guys... still waiting for the last set. Was told they went out last Monday so I'm hoping they will be here today...Sorry for the wait.
  19. Thanks for this link. As silly as this sounds...after 2.5 years I still had a hard time with egg patterns... after about a dozen attempts with the straw method I am actually putting them in my fly box instead of cutting them down to try again.
  20. Just waiting for the last set to come in and they will be back out to you guys...I'm hoping they will be here tomorrow.
  21. Very nice! Hope one day to have something like that!!! Nice job on it, it looks fantastic!
  22. Thanks! I might look for some stocking foot ones when my current ones go...should be in a year or so...got a nice hole I had to patch this past duck season... not fun while in the U.P. in November...
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