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Forum: The Fly Cast 06-09-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By lurker66
Re: Just wanna say thanks

Well it's been 2 years. Thought I'd update. After gettin started and eventually catching some fish, I crashed my motorcycle and tore up my shoulder. That was all but 2 years ago.

I've healed...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 10-02-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By lurker66
Re: Lower Illinois river problems

The LIR is a mess. The rains/flooding really hurt this trout fishery. Other than contacting Sens. Imhoff an Lankford I'm not sure it can be saved unless we get an early cold spell and no torrential...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,380
Posted By lurker66
Re: Rituals....

My ritual is to pack a snickers for a snack, drink a coke filled with peanuts. This always brings luck, good or bad. I also ritualistically miss the first fish.....that means I'm bout to have a...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 01-19-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By lurker66
Re: Are You New To Fishing With a Dry Fly?

Yes I'm kinda new to drys and fly fishing. I enjoyed reading your post.
For me, one thing I like to see is pictures and names of the flys. Especially some of the local patterns.

I also enjoy...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,390
Posted By lurker66
Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

Mine is a St. Croix Imperial, 3/4wt, 7'. I caught my first trout on it. I cast it better than any other rod and have tons of confidence in it.

When they aint biting, I can make em hungry with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,482
Posted By lurker66
Re: Your name?

My name is Charles, I go by Dwight, Bo, DBo, lil Bo, toowhite, Oak, Okie, doc, Unc, Uncky.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,240
Posted By lurker66
Re: A Beginners Journal

Very refreshing thread. Im pretty new as well. Keep posting, you got a good thing going on.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,586
Posted By lurker66
Re: First Fly Rod Help! Allen,Redinton,St.croix or Loop

Im a newer guy too. I recommend either the Reddington ct 5wt or the StCroix. Ive got the St Croix. ..I love it. Buy any reel and a good wf line, lotsa midges and wooly boogers and your set.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By lurker66
Re: If Someone Compared You To A Fly...

Ok I'll give it a go. I've been trout fishing twice. First time I caught a bunch, second time just one.

I might catch fish or I might not. From the looks you cant really tell what i am,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By lurker66
Re: Lessons Learned, Part Two.

I'm going again either Friday or Saturday. We're supposed to have great weather and my "honey do's" are caught up. Sooo, I'm gonna have another adventure.

Also I didn't put this in my post but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By lurker66
Lessons Learned, Part Two.

My second fly fishing trip to Gore OK. Again I learned alot.

My first trip I slayed the stockers, 18+ rainbows and I had a blast. My second trip, while enjoyable, wasnt so successful. I caught...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By lurker66
Re: Favorite Scud Pattern

I'm not particular as to which pattern as long as it's an 18 in olive or tan. It's what worked for me. But then again, I'm new too.
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,134
Posted By lurker66
Re: Loading the rod

This is the kind of post new guys like me need. With the rods I have, im not sure if I feel them load or not. I do feel, hear and see my line. So im more tuned into what my line is doing. By...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,702
Posted By lurker66
Re: Beginner Waders

I went with breathable waist waders w neoprene bootys and wadeing boots. My reasoning went like this; im going to fish streams and rivers so im not going to wade much past my knees, moving water is...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 03-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By lurker66
Re: A day on the water

Reading an illustrated thread is way cool. Thanks for the report and shareing the pics.

I shoulda fished today.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By lurker66
Re: New to Fly Fishing

As one new guy to another heres my tips. Go to FAQ for beginners and start there. Read this forum front and back. Unless your a natural, spend time in the "fly casting" section then practice in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,526
Posted By lurker66
Re: First flyfishing trip. Lessons Learned.

Boy this is so true. I wanna "do over" so bad. I cant wait to get back out there. If the roads weren't icey I'd make the drive today.

I also am fighting the urge to buy a net, camara, furled...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,526
Posted By lurker66
First flyfishing trip. Lessons Learned.

My first trip was a success. Fished Lower Illinois near Gore Ok. Caught 18+ stocker rainbows. Missed what seemed like 100. Started fishing about 9am, quit about 530pm.

Heres what I learned;...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By lurker66
Re: All geared up, I think.

Thanks, I didnt check. Im gonna fish either way lol. Ive got the bug so bad I might drive down tonight and sleep in truck lol..

Do the fish bite when they run water? Im assuming its not a good...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By lurker66
Re: All geared up, I think.

Tomorrows my big day. Thought id update.

Ive added to my list:

Dry Plus waist waders.
Simms wadeing boots
Bandana
Fishing license
Pen magnet
Toilet paper
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By lurker66
Re: All geared up, I think.

First weekend in March. Might also go during a weekday (t, w, th) just depends on wifey.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By lurker66
Re: All geared up, I think.

Just going to drive and spend entire day. If all goes well ill get a room or beg a bed from some family thats closer. My schedule is pretty flexible.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By lurker66
Re: All geared up, I think.

Just got new prescription sunglasses. I keep froggtoggs in truck, jic. And yes my waders have got to be replaced. 4 years of duck hunting, they kinda smell and spring leaks.

I had WF4 line on...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By lurker66
All geared up, I think.

Taking my first fly fishing trip for trout in March. Fishing Lower Illinois river near Gore Ok. Im pretty stoked.
Here's a list of everything I own. Tell me what im missing, need or could use.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,568
Posted By lurker66
Re: What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

I dont have a preferred method yet, im looking forward to finding one though.
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