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Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2016, 10:58 AM
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Posted By sjbdds
Fidays Mail

I just returned home from a quick trip to see my parents, checked the mail and found a big blue box on with my name on it.
Knowing what it was I opened it like a kid at christmas -
in it I found...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,943
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

She says To many and I think not enough
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,883
Posted By sjbdds
Re: So you caught a sucker/fallfish what do you do?

I call them "Illinois Trout" and throw them back
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-31-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Allen Kraken II Emerald

Still available?
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-02-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By sjbdds
Isla Muljeres/Cancun

After a minor snowstorm in the chi area ( 15 inches)
I have been told to find someplace warm for springbreak.
I was told Steamboat Springs was not considered a warm location early spring...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-17-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,519
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Musky and Pike Flies

I have just started to play around tying musky flies.
How do you get the big round spun heads? What material do you use? Bucktail?deerhair?
I watched Brad Bohen tie his Buford fly but couldn't get...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Anyone else fish for minnows

I call them "Illinois" trout........
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-19-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,244
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Musky on a Fly

I fell in love with this type of fishing this year.
Nothing better than watchin a musky attack a fly.....

I used a 10 wt Allen Volant w a Kraken reel. Performed great. I also was able to use the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By sjbdds
Kudos to Allen Fly Fishing

I just wanted to tell all how amazed I was by the service I received from Allen Fly Fishing.
On 10/31/14 I decided to purchase a Volant rod and Kraken reel w backing for an upcoming trip - leaving...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Muskys

Day 1
Hooked up a 40+ and lost him just before we got him in boat.

38" landed

Day 2

2 small Northerns landed
1 musky missed
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Muskys

I will definately bring some aleve

Beer and Cigars are a must bring for any of my trips.

I will follow guides advice and see what happens.

Skunk or no skunk I will have a good time - I am...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Muskys

I am heading up wed night

Fishing thurs and Fri
Weather looks to be 52 and sunny

Got my 9wt ready to go w Pike/Musky line...

I do have a guide for both days to help my chances.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By sjbdds

As the weather cools in the midwest I have decided to put down the ultralight stuff and head up to Northern Wi to throw some flies that look like whole chickens in the water to see if there are any...
Forum: Kayak/SUP Discussion 09-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By sjbdds
Kayak Fishing

Hello All

I am seriously considering getting a fishing kayak and started doing the due diligence on one.
It is something that I can use on the river near my house and on the lakes north of me....
Forum: Fly Rods 09-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By sjbdds
Multi purpose rod

Hello All
I am a long time reader but don't post often.
Midwest/ Wisconsin is where I fish most.

I am looking for a good Salt water/ Musky Pike rod.
I will also be looking to take this rod...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-07-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Help us name a new rod series!

A Allen
A all
A American

AAA with a nice flag on the logo somewhere
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 09-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By sjbdds
Forum: Fly Reels 09-24-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,980
Posted By sjbdds
Re: Click and Pawl Reels

Thanks for the info- much appreciated.

This will be my go to rod for the creeks and rivers around me. Smallmouth, chubs, panfish and carp mostly with some trout as I am only 2.5 hrs from stifles...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-24-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,980
Posted By sjbdds
Click and Pawl Reels

I am looking for options for a 4wt 9ft Sage One
I have a Reddingtont Drift on a 3wt that I have and love the sound.

What are other reels of this type out there that would make a good...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By sjbdds
Dogs and fishing

I am new to forum and semi new to fly fishing.
Question is do you take your dog with?

I have a 2 yr old llewlin setter that goes almost everywhere w me.
Great dog, friendly, phenomenal in...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By sjbdds
Casting dilemma

First post here. I am a newbie to fly fishing. This summer I thought I didn't have enough frustrating hobbies( golf, hunting dog, girlfriend)
So I decided I would try fly fishing.
I have...
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