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  • About bigjim5589
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    I've been an angler for about 50 years. My father started me young, bait fishing for White perch in the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and my interest in fishing grew from there. I operated a small mail order & internet tackle business for 15 years. I tied flies, made lures & sold various tackle items. I still enjoy tying flies & making lures! I've been tying flies for about 45 years, and making lures almost as long.

    I'm primarily a warmwater & tidalwater angler, but will fish for any species when I get the opportunity. My favorite fish species are Smallmouths in freshwater, and Striped Bass in tidal.

    I use all types of tackle, but enjoy fly fishing the most, and have learned a lot of things about fishing & myself as a result of fly fishing.

    I think that anyone who truly wants to improve their fishing skills should learn as much as they can, even if that means trying something they may not otherwise.

    Mike Iaconelli, one of my favorite pro anglers says "never give up!" I agree, but will add to never stop learning too!
    Location
    Manning, S. C. (formerly MD)
    Interests
    Fishing, fly fishing, fly tying, tackle craft, hunting, trapping, gardening, my kids & my grandkids!
    Occupation
    CEO, J. Hester Fly and Tackle Co.
  • Signature
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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10-23-2017
07:59 PM - rh6898 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Streamer fishing with a 3wt? by bigjim5589
I've done some small...
10:24 AM - fshng2 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Weighted Flies How Do You Tell Them Apart? by bigjim5589
I used to try to color...
10-21-2017
07:22 PM - madison320 clicked Thanks for this post: Re: Streamer fishing with a 3wt? by bigjim5589
I've done some small...
01:20 PM - fshng2 clicked Likes for this post: Re: "Older Fishing" by bigjim5589
There are other types of...
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There are other types of...
12:16 PM - Ard clicked Likes for this post: Re: "Older Fishing" by bigjim5589
There are other types of...
09:29 AM - fr8dog clicked Likes for this post: Re: Streamer fishing with a 3wt? by bigjim5589
I've done some small...
06:40 AM - brownbass clicked Likes for this post: Re: The popular rise of nymphing... by bigjim5589
I never did a lot of...
01:56 AM - dcfoster clicked Thanks for this post: Re: Help Identifying more flies by bigjim5589
Actually, that # 2 in...
12:36 AM - bigjim5589 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Streamer fishing with a 3wt? by Ard
I've been doing this for...
12:33 AM - bigjim5589 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Need advice on creek smallmouth rig. by al_a
I'd just say it's...
10-20-2017
12:57 PM - ejsell clicked Likes for this post: Re: "Older Fishing" by bigjim5589
Rip, everyone has their...
07:13 AM - Rip Tide clicked Likes for this post: Re: Help Identifying more flies by bigjim5589
Lefty Kreh tied the...
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Lefty Kreh tied the...
10-19-2017
08:28 PM - bigjim5589 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Help Identifying more flies by dcfoster
The Mrs. Simpson...
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The Mrs. Simpson...
11:04 AM - madison320 clicked Thanks for this post: Re: Need advice on creek smallmouth rig. by bigjim5589
But does that mean fly...
10:30 AM - bigjim5589 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Need advice on creek smallmouth rig. by al_a
Bass aren't line shy,...
10-18-2017
07:53 AM - hairwing530 clicked Likes for this post: Re: Help Identifying a fly by bigjim5589
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10-15-2017
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