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John Gillio

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  1. John Gillio

    One of my favorite beers

    The Westclox building is having an open house on Friday Oct 12.
  2. Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that the toxic algae problem was coming from the lake. Very interesting story. I wonder how many times things like this will happen before we realize that we need to take care of this planet in order to continue living here.
  3. Spin here. Sack lunch or lunch in Utica?
  4. John Gillio

    What pound mono are guys using ?

    Death to braid even if I can see it😊. I do use it on my baitcasters though πŸ˜‚. I also use it for sauger, walleye, and hybrid stripers, just not for smallies.
  5. John Gillio

    What pound mono are guys using ?

    For smallies 8 pound Trilene Sensa Thin in low vis green was always my favorite. I don't know about the fish, but I don't see it well anymore, so I have been trying lines that I can see better. I always have a snap on the end so I do not have to retie constantly. I have never switched because of water clarity. I try to keep it simple. I cannot say if it makes a dif. I still catch fish.
  6. John Gillio

    What pound mono are guys using ?

    For smallies I go 8 pound on spin and fly gear.
  7. Rob, you are too kind. Your flies always look great. The mallard feathers look very nice as a tail. The few crease flies I have tied (they do seem to last) all have different tails. The next one I tie will have a mallard feather tail.
  8. I got to try that stealth bomber recently. I really like it's action. Picked up some small bass and sunfish with it while fishing a creek. I think it may become a favorite.
  9. Rob, we truly think alike sometimes. I was nailing large whites on a large half and half when suddenly the water changed from white roils to bronze. The smallies wouldn't touch the streamer so I took out the crease fly and skittered it through the riffles Landed 3 small bronze and lost a good one right before the heavens dumped a bucket of water on me and ended my morning fishing.
  10. John Gillio

    Rob's tip of the day

    Rob, with an accurate back cast you may be able to fish with a live fly, and they may never notice a missing colony member as it would all happen so fast.
  11. https://goo.gl/images/kBzov3 For the carp lovers out there.
  12. John Gillio

    Rob's tip of the day

    That could be a harrowing experience.
  13. John Gillio

    I&M Canal springs major leak.

    Rob, did you capture a photo of one of the canal fish moving from the east end canal accross the aqueduct to the West end. I just wad told that because of low flows in the Little VermilionRiver, water cannot be pumped into the West end and it is dropping again. The csnal boat is unable to run. The DNR has now built a coffer dam on the east end of the aqueduct and will be pumping water into the east end of the canal from the Illinois River. When it fills they will pump water accross the dry aqueduct to the West end so the canal boat can once again resume operations. Eventually the aqueduct will be fixed so a proper flow of water can resume.
  14. Rob, I would look for some flathead just under that old dam.