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Mark Knapp

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  1. Those pictures are just fine. I'm a loner too, I use a timer a lot when I want a picture of myself with a fish. Nice fish, and nice fishing.
  2. Hi everybody, I just deleted a thread that got pretty bad within the first few posts. The main reason was the use of the "F" word. Note to everybody. If you want to be deleted, use that word. The guide lines are pretty clear but if you don't get it, be polite. Here's the deal, anybody who starts a thread can set the parameters of that thread if it is in compliance with the general guidelines. Others can participate in that thread if they choose to, they can also choose not to participate in it. HighMountain can start any thread he wants as long as it is in compliance. My advise to you HighMountain is, don't be too pushy, be polite and maybe others here will play with you. HighMountainTieFlyer thinks he is so smart, shortly after he deleted his profile he re-registered under Tie me a Fly. I have gotten a chance to read his whole thread and decided his behavior was in-acceptable. He has been banned until the new year. Let's see if he can grow up a little. @HighMountainTieFlyer
  3. Very nice Norm. I like them very much.
  4. Just got back from three days of ice fishing. You guys have sure tied up a bunch of nice stuff since i was here last.
  5. I was a great time. We were able to get out before the 19 foot seas but had to shorten the trip to do it.
  6. I'm not familiar with that at all. This is just a camera.
  7. Mark Knapp

    Indicators?

    I agree with and second all of this. The thing is, the less you have between you and the fly, the more sensitive YOU can be to a fish strike. IE, if there are no split shots or indicators/bobbers in the way, your line has a more direct connection to the fly. Sometimes I don't see a strike or even feel a strike, I just sense something different in the way a fly IS in the water. I call it "the force" as in "Use the force Luke". There's a different rhythm in the movement of the fly/line/and rod. I set the hook at anything that looks different, feels different or seems different. In my way of thinking, with those wooden indicators you are carving, you're bobber fishing. You could just as easily do it with a spinning rod. There's nothing wrong with it if that's what you want to do. I'm more successful and have more fun when it's just a rod, a line, and a fly, just like when I'm fishing dry flies.
  8. What did you use for bait? A grouse wing pinned into the back would be good. Yes, lure is very helpful, anything with some beaver castor in it. How can you tell it's a marten den? Can you post a picture of the den, and some clear pictures of some of the tracks leading to the den? I assume we're talking about the bottle snare you made for marten.
  9. I skipped ice fishing this weekend to plow our snow. 100 miles down the road where I was going to go ice fishing, they had no snow and someone caught a 28 inch rainbow in my favorite lake. New ice is hot.
  10. All very fine examples Mr. Sasquatch must be proud to have you as a tying buddy.
  11. I didn't think anyone would want to see pictures of snow but here ya go. They were predicting 7 to 15 more inches today but it looks like it's going to miss us to the south. My pet mammoth in the front yard. He likes snow. My back yard. My poor boat.
  12. I should have said parking lot. I don't have a yard, it's a parking lot really. I do the driveways and the walk ways for other people, they do have yards.
  13. Digging out of 14 inches of snow. Just got my whole yard done, now I'm going to go do some neighborhood old people. I was going to go ice fishing today because the fishing's always good on fresh ice. This sure puts a damper on ice fishing though, no one wants to fish in 12 inches of overflow.
  14. I think some spun deer hair, dragon tails, mop flies and squirmy worms would be in order. Woolly buggers and woolly worms too. Some Clousers and buck tails. And some Chell's blue gill gitters.
  15. Yep, they are big. We get one a year. Nice looking dinner there. Hard to beat tenderloin.
  16. That all makes perfect sense. Thanks.
  17. Yes, that's a Gopro camera that I rigged to the rifle but as it always happens, when it was time for a shot, there was no time to mess with a camera. Maybe next time.
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