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Forum: Other Gear 05-04-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By klunker
Re: Simms Nippers

I too bought a pair of Simms nippers. They cut as good as a willow branch cuts steel.
So I needed something while out on the steam and i discovered that my hemostats have a cutting edge in close to...
Forum: Forum Polls 04-22-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,278
Posted By klunker
Re: Eat that fish, or release it?

This is incorrect.
You have no idea why they are small, is it because of lack of food or is it because of high fishing pressure and fish never get a chance to reach potential.
WI is currently...
Forum: Driftless Region 04-04-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By klunker
Re: The Heart Of Wisconsin's Driftless Area "Stream Photos"

As a born and raised resident of Wisconsin I've always been partial to Wisconsin. Been to every state west of the Mississippi and alot of the ones east too. I've always thought Wisconsin is one of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By klunker
Re: sales of public land to private business

I assume that you mean the estate, not the state.
I don't know where you live but we have a thing around here called zoning. You'd never be able to buy 80 acres of A1 (agricultural) zoned land and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By klunker
Re: sales of public land to private business

Not all Public land is good for the public.
I'm speaking of State owned land.
I know of 2 examples in my county that were a waste of taxpayers money and do no good for local residents.
1st one is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By klunker
Re: What do you use for an indicator?

I use a 3/4 dia. foam ball (bright orange in color) with a hole thru the center.
You can buy these and they usually come with small chunks of rubber band that they want you to fix the line to the...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 03-28-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,389
Posted By klunker
Re: New Spey --Salmon and Steelhead Fisherman

I know where your coming from as far as passing up spots that aren't "swinging water".
What I do is this. In the early spring I leave my switch rod home and use my "nymphing pole". I do this because...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 897
Posted By klunker
Re: Night fishing

I've done the Hex hatch a couple of time. The Hex is Hexagenia limbata, or Giant Michigan Mayfly. They start hatching right at dark. Its great fun. You can't see a thing. The trout rising make big...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By klunker
Re: The Two Reasons Why I Can Live With Tippets...

I must be missing something. Why would having 2 spools of tippet mat'l cause any grief?
I too keep only 2 spools of tippet mat'l in my coat pocket. I use 6 and 8 lb if I'm drifting bugs, 8 and 10 if...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 973
Posted By klunker
Re: Do you know your state fish?

The Mighty Muskellunge.
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By klunker
Re: Carp ??

To the original poster, I have been to lake Mead at the marina and fed the carp. Its my Wifes and my favorite thing to do when in Las Vegas. We buy a couple of large bags of popcorn and feed the...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,310
Posted By klunker
Re: "An open letter to America's anglers"

My .02 cents.
On being against development
I see a great collective NO being yelled out at the latest development but then all the collective jumps in their big 4 wheel drive pickups and head home...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 03-14-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By klunker
Re: 6 or 7 weight switch rod?

8wt, no doubt, big flies, big fish, heavy tips.
In my limited experience I feel a heavier rod is more versatile than a lighter rod.
I have a 7wt switch and wish I would of gotten a 8wt. Oh well in...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-11-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By klunker
Re: Great Lakes surf

Yes, and fall too. I think its mostly timing. I have a buddy who has caught them in the spring at the mouth of the rivers before they run up. They seem more reluctant to run up small streams so they...
Forum: Flies for Alaska 03-11-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By klunker
Re: Moraine Creek

I did this exact thing last August.
Was a lot of fun.
Between the fishing and the bears I don't know which was more fun.
I caught Rainbows, Grayling, Arctic Char, Sockeye Salmon and I even got a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-07-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By klunker
Re: Great Lakes surf

I have fished where rivers dump into the big lake. Early spring, before fish were in the river heavy. Only reason I did it was cause the river was really slow. No luck. I think its gotta be a timing...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 02-25-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By klunker
Re: Anglers get a Voice in Fisheries Management

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand its good that anglers concerns are listened to. But on the other hand anglers concerns often are at odds with each other and good Biological choices.
...
Forum: Forum Polls 02-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By klunker
Re: Do you like "opening day"?

Same here, no opening day, open all year round.
Another reason to love living in Wisconsin.
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 02-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By klunker
Re: Switch rod advice?

I like your line of thought, I got a 7wt switch and many times Its been at its limits with a fish on, casting large flies and heavy tips is tough. Next one is going to be a 8wt.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-16-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By klunker
Re: 19 Days Until Wisconsin Opener

That's "inland" waters. The Tribs, Lake Michigan tributaries, (steelhead and lake run browns) are open all year. Just a matter of being "fishable". there are people that fish steelhead and lake run...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-13-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By klunker
Re: Atlantics in Michigan?

here is a real interesting read on the history of the Atlantic Salmon in the Great Lakes. They were a native fish in lake Ontario.

enjoy

Atlantic Salmon Fish Creek Club Index...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-12-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By klunker
Re: Atlantics in Michigan?

no, its not combat fishing, Steelhead run in spring is worst. But most of the "fisherman" tend to congregate in one area. Atlantics is not crowded at all. If your a very good wader you'll have 90% of...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-11-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By klunker
Re: Atlantics in Michigan?

you won't usually find them till maybe late July at the earliest in the rapids. And, yes have to approach from the Canadian side, gotta get a Canadian license.
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-11-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By klunker
Re: Look what they are labeling as "fish" nowdays

a good example of the oh so sensitive urban people who have no clue. I'll bet she doesn't know the chickens she eats had to be killed.
Poor woman was so upset she had to post it on social media. "it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By klunker
Re: walleye in small pond?

ask the question on Pond Boss forum, alot of knowledgeable folks there.
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