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12-28-2001 12:06 PM
can we play too?

I'm tempted to go with my famous Dammit Popper, if you want us to join in that is, if not no hard feelings, we'll get in on the next one.
12-18-2001 09:37 AM
John Desjardins While the topic of smallmouth waters is here, I have a question. Has anyone rented a boat at the Quabbin to chase them? I'm assuming that it will reopen in the spring and I'm thinking of good excursions for my son and I.
12-18-2001 08:54 AM
Lefty Glad we have til the end of Ja. After the new year I can really sit back and get tying.

Are you refering to "Big Lake" in the Grand Lake Stream area? You can rent cabins that slep 4 for about $35 per night. I've been there twice, but for trout and landlocked Salmon. They say Big lake is killer for smallies. Only problem is the 7 hour drive. I doubt I would drive that far for Bronzebacks when they are available closer.
The last 2 years I've rented a camp in the Bridgeton Me. area and done well. Western Me has a lot of Smallie fishing. And then of course Winnepasauki (sp?).

11-30-2001 11:44 AM
Roop Thanks Terry, correction made.

I am planning on a smallmouth trip this spring. I've heard of some insane smallmouth water up on the Canada/ Maine border and will gather some more info this winter.

Of course, I'd love to stay closer if you have some better suggestions.

11-30-2001 09:00 AM
Lefty Are Roop, minor correction.
I never said Chartreuse, but that might work. The ones I learned are Brown over Yeller to mimic baby sunfish. That's what I meant to say.
We just gotta have a smallmouth clave next year.
I got just the place too.

11-29-2001 09:25 AM
DFix You stunning and oh, so handsome example of admiration, you - thank you - what kind of chicks did you have in mind - BUZZARD CHICKS???
11-27-2001 09:47 PM
striblue Dave.. I will be watching you during this fly swap. from the Chick magnet
11-27-2001 06:43 PM
DFix Mike - you passed the test
11-27-2001 06:05 PM
doogue Just a test...

This is Mike Doogue and every time I post in this thread it comes up as if my brother Mark posted.

Again - this is just a test...
11-27-2001 11:23 AM
Roop OK guys, it looks like nobody else want to play.

I'll email my home address out tomorrow night.
11-20-2001 04:23 PM
MarkDoogue Well,

The sculpin is plenty small for a bass to devour. I would say that the bulk of the sculpin body is 1 inch x 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch max. Then there is a hackle for a tail that makes the overall length of the fly 2.5 inches or so. The fly that I am going to copy when I get ready to submit for the swap is tied by an excellent smallmouth fisherman from Virginia. His name is Harry Murray. In days past he was a druggist and he tied flies in his spare time. Eventually his fly tying business overtook his work as a druggist and now he ties flies and guides for smallmouth on the Shenandoah on a full time basis. He has a nice fly catalog and all is well in Harry's world.

He backs this fly for smallmouth and I concur. I have never used his fly (too is a copier ...a wall-hanger) but I have used similar flies and taken some great bass on it. One memorable largemouth gave me a 5 minute Nantucket sleigh ride in my float tube. It was awesome.

I hope that you guys like the fly.

11-20-2001 01:08 PM
DFix Mike - I have to ask how big is your Sculpin pattern? considering how much material can be jammed on a hook for one of those.
11-20-2001 07:19 AM

Total # of tiers: 7

Roop - snake fly (previously popper)
Mark - conehead bunny leach
John - albino dragon - fly
Juro - crayfish
DFix - streamer or nymph (I'd like to see the streamer)
Lefty - brown & yellow clouser
Mike Doogue - Whitlock Sculpin

11-20-2001 07:06 AM
Roop Welcome Mike! I'm glad you're in, look forward to checking out your sculpin.

Juro - re: scanning Thanks - I may be able to do it by the time we're done or have a neighbor do it. If not, then I'll dump it on your plate.

I hope this strom front passes through so I can get out on the ponds this afternoon...
11-19-2001 08:39 PM
MarkDoogue Men,

I just saw this thread. My first foray into the addiction of fly fishing was on an outing for one of my favorite fish - smallmouth. I have not gone fishing for smallies often enough in the past few seasons but I vow to make amends next year. This swap would be a good way for me to get started on this path.

Count me in for a Whitlock's Sculpin. This is a sweet fly and it will be a good learning experience if I tie it. I have a good story behind it too.


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