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    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    Apparently the legality varies by state. Someone here in Vermont told me it is illegal (and used an interesting analogy: you can shoot and eat a...
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    Yesterday, 07:39 AM
    I have caught pike from the kayak with light spinning tackle, it is an adventure. One time I was using a crankbait with dual treble hooks - lesson...
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    05-20-2018, 11:18 AM
    Weather permitting, in the next week or two I plan to take my kayak to a local pond that is pretty good for pike. I suppose in a half day of fishing...
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    05-19-2018, 02:50 PM
    gpwhitejr replied to a thread Tying v. Buying in Flies
    So far, buying only. Fly tying seems to be a different hobby (related, of course) that requires its own expenditure of time and money (tools, etc)....
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    05-19-2018, 02:19 PM
    When bass fishing, the bluegills are kind of a pest. But they are actually very pretty fish, and pound for pound put up quite a good fight. We...
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    05-19-2018, 02:12 PM
    Yeah, the other day I was bass fishing and caught a bluegill on a Clouser that was bigger than his head. Clousers will catch anything and bluegills...
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    05-19-2018, 10:19 AM
    The ones I have are 4" long. You realize of course, I now have a mission: I have to catch a pike with one of those eels! I'll let you know how it...
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    05-19-2018, 09:58 AM
    Yeah, that is what I have, those "candy eel" things. I do have a bunch of big fluffy streamers, including some articulated ones, but I may try the...
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    05-19-2018, 08:44 AM
    I am going to do some pike fishing this summer (I have caught pike on spinning tackle but never on a fly), and I have a whole bunch of flies that are...
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    05-17-2018, 07:43 AM
    I have typically used the clinch knot or non-slip loop, but I have started using the double Davy knot for smaller flies. The other day I snagged one...
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    05-17-2018, 07:21 AM
    When I was a kid we used to catch the small ones (we called them snappers) and cook them immediately on a fire on the beach. They were very good.
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    05-05-2018, 02:31 PM
    gpwhitejr replied to a thread Did you go? in General Discussion
    First fish of the season today, a modest smallmouth on a blue and white Clouser, using the 5-wt CGR I bought over the winter. After that just a bunch...
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    05-04-2018, 11:40 AM
    Years ago I read an interesting book about bluefish and fishing called "Blues," by John Hersey (probably best known for "Hiroshima"; great writer,...
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    05-01-2018, 03:30 PM
    gpwhitejr replied to a thread Did you go? in General Discussion
    I've been out a number of times, 3 different lakes and 2 rivers (well, 2 sections of the same river). I had a chance to try out the waders and felt...
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    05-01-2018, 07:39 AM
    Very nice. I have the 6'10" 4-wt and the Pocket Water reel and I like them a lot.
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    04-26-2018, 11:07 AM
    gpwhitejr replied to a thread Nets in Other Gear
    I ended up buying a "ghost net" from Big Y Fly for $35 (and of course a few small items to bring the total over $40 for the free shipping). I figured...
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    04-26-2018, 07:33 AM
    During the winter I watched the Cabela website for deals, and I got a Prime one-piece 3-wt 6 foot fiberglass rod for 40 bucks. I used it for the...
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