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Forum: Yak Attack 08-29-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By popper
One trick I use in a canoe, if I don't have to...

One trick I use in a canoe, if I don't have to paddle a long distance, is to sit on a large picnic cooler in the middle of the canoe. It gets me a lot higher up in the air than I would be if I were...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-25-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By popper
I do all right with them. I don't know that I...

I do all right with them. I don't know that I have any special secrets. I like to use black more than any other color.

This year I tried tying a few with lead eyes, like a Clouser minnow. It...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 08-14-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By popper
I've owned at least one fly rod for more than 15...

I've owned at least one fly rod for more than 15 years but it's only been in the past couple of years that I've started to fly fish regularly and start to collect fly rods. I just ordered a Forecast...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-14-2007, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,922
Posted By popper
The problem is access to good streams for...

The problem is access to good streams for fly-fishing for trout. Where I live right now there are a lot of small trout streams nearby, which are really more suited to spinning than to flyfishing. ...
Forum: >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 08-13-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By popper
I tie them so that they are supposed to float...

I tie them so that they are supposed to float hook down. That consistently gets them to float hook up. :hihi:
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 08-13-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By popper
Beautiful fish! I have yet to get one that big...

Beautiful fish! I have yet to get one that big on fly tackle. There's still time this season. ;)
Forum: Our Environment 08-04-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By popper
The area where I worked is on this map, marked...

The area where I worked is on this map, marked with a red triangle. :(

Thank you for posting this information.
Forum: Getting Started 07-27-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By popper
Bear in mind that I know less about trout-fishing...

Bear in mind that I know less about trout-fishing than most people on this board, but I did study ichthyology in general at the graduate level. So here's my .02...

People do studies all the time...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-22-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By popper
Wow, that's a good story. And a great pic. ...

Wow, that's a good story. And a great pic.

Last week when I was fishing for carp with a mulberry fly, I used a 20 lb. test tippet, like I do for bass. My fish got into the weeds several times,...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-20-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By popper
I had fun with them in June. It makes a...

I had fun with them in June. It makes a difference, as you say, how big they are. I found a small weedy pond this year, with a lot of big bluegills. Talk about a great way to unwind after work. ...
Forum: Our Environment 07-18-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By popper
I have an interesting side note to add to this,...

I have an interesting side note to add to this, for people who follow this sort of stuff from a scientific angle. The report says that algae cause hypoxia when they decay. The reason is that...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-17-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By popper
No. That fish was released. I don't know why...

No. That fish was released. I don't know why it's mouth was open like that. Maybe it was breathing just when I took the picture. It swam away just fine, without any hesitation. The grass was...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-16-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By popper
Here is a picture of one of the three carp I...

Here is a picture of one of the three carp I caught the day before yesterday. The fly is red deer hair spun into a little ball. How do you know when the mulberry hatch is on? The squirrels are up...
Forum: Art of Casting 07-14-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,734
Posted By popper
Well, one thing that's messing me up right now is...

Well, one thing that's messing me up right now is that this canal often doesn't give you any room at all to backcast. So I'm having to try the Steeple cast, and the cast where Lefty throws it into a...
Forum: Art of Casting 07-14-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,734
Posted By popper
Your guys' comments have made me into a better...

Your guys' comments have made me into a better caster in just one week. I really appreciate the advice. I'm still not doing a perfect job of line management, but I'm better than I was a couple of...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-13-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By popper
I went fly fishing for carp today and hooked two...

I went fly fishing for carp today and hooked two under a mulberry tree. Both straightened the hook after a short fight. I was using #14 poppers (red) that I tied this spring for bluegills. If it...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 07-11-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By popper
Why are you selling the 10' rod? What did you...

Why are you selling the 10' rod? What did you use it for? How does it cast?
Forum: Art of Casting 07-10-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,734
Posted By popper
Thank you very much, everyone, for your advice. ...

Thank you very much, everyone, for your advice. I printed this out and practiced casting today. It went a little bit better for me. Towards the end, I was able to shoot a fair amount of line. A...
Forum: Art of Casting 07-09-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,734
Posted By popper
Holding line with line hand

Hi, new member here. I've enjoyed reading this forum. There's a lot of great advice here.

I've been fishing my whole life, but only recently started fly fishing. Actually, I've owned one fly...
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