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  1. Have not played with this particular rig, but had tried something similar. I used a streamer hook, tied a AFW Surflon Micro Supreme 20lbs loop to connect a size 2 Octopus hook. After finishing tying the fly I cut the hook point of the streamer hook.
  2. Forgot to mention that the eyes were made out of these hair brushes from Dollar Store.
  3. Rich, I experimented with both size 2 & 4. In the top picture, 2 of those flies were size 2 and the other 2 were size 4. The hooks were Mustad Ultrapoint 32833NP-BN 2 Extra Strong. They are 90deg jig hooks. Thanks for the compliments everyone. Can't wait to try it out.
  4. I started out wanted to tie Allen Sherman’s Fuzzy Grub that I witnessed the Menominee’s smallies couldn’t resist while fishing with him this year on the ISA Road trip, but I didn’t not have any EP Tarantura brush on hand. So I substituted the EP Tarantura brush with chenille and hackle. The finished fly was basically a Wooly Bugger with silicon rubber tail instead of the traditional marabou tail. Next, I thought maybe adding eyes would make the fly looks much more buggier. So it turned into this fly: The Sili Bugger. Not sure if the fly already exists in another name, because it's basically a Wooly Bugger with silicon rubber leg tail and eyes.
  5. Thanks everyone for attending. It was great as usual. We will do it again next year.
  6. It is tomorrow! The Singhas are chilled. The woks are hot. And we are ready.
  7. Really excited to host this fun event again. Looking forward to seeing you all here at the Thai Garden. 225 W Golf Rd, Schaumburg. Thanks Ed for setting it up.
  8. Looks like we've got a good competition going on this touney! 10 more days to go guys.
  9. Scott, please put me down for 8/8-8/11. Thanks.
  10. I had Alan in my boat on Sunday and Monday. We did well both days. Each of us boated probably around 13-15 fish daily. 19”, 18.5” were the largest. Many were in 17-18 range. But majority was in the 16-16.5” slot. On Tuesday morning, I had Larry in the boat for only 10 minutes. Unfortunately a mishap occurred that cut our time on the water together short, but not before he boated a 19”er. I continued to fish solo to the take-out for a half day and boated 8 fish that day. The best part of the trip for me was sharing whisky around the campfire and telling fish stories.
  11. RIP, Jude. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  12. Tom L

    tequelly fly

    I've been searching for the copper body material on this fly with no success. Anyone knows what it is and where to get it?
  13. The fly line standards that we are using today were developed back in the split bamboo era and are out dated for modern graphite rods, especially the fast action rods. I had been using SA Titan lines on all my streamer fact action rods and really like them. As Rob said, they are 2 weights heavier than the designated AFTMA line weight. So in this case, just match your fast action rod weight to the SA Titan line weight and you are set- 6wt rod to 6wt SA Titan line. SA also just came out with a new Titan Long which has longer handling section than the regular Titan. If you are the type of caster that like to carry a lot of line in the air, the Titan Long may be the line for you. The longer handling section also give you better line control in the water, mending.
  14. Tom L

    Mono rig?

    As John said, it sounds like a chuck & duck. It also sounds like a modified Euro nymphing technique. Had tried the chuck & duck before. It has its times and places, but I didn't enjoy fishing that way.
  15. This is the fly I'll be tying. Overall it is about 4" - 4.5" long. I had good success fishing this pattern at highwater last year for smallmouth.
  16. I'd seen some gear guys fished with a spawn sack or a bead under a float with good success. The kings and the cohos would mostly be dead by then, but the browns and the steelheads would still be around.
  17. Thank you Ed for getting us together and thank you everyone for attending. It was great pleasure to see and talk to such a passionate group of anglers. I believed I counted 15 attendees last night. Several more came after I took these pictures.
  18. Yes, only 3 more days. The past several years, we'd been drawing about 15-20 attendees at each meeting. Hope to see more this year.
  19. So looking forwarding to this event. It is always a pleasure and fun to host such a great group of fishers.
  20. Nice reports and great fishing guys. Wished I could have been there with you all. Did any of you run into the TightLine guys?
  21. If it ain't chartreuse, it ain't no use.
  22. Bought this on DVD years ago. Been watching it over and over, and still picked up new info every time. Glad that someone put it on YouTube and now more people will benefit.
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LshIDly_qww
  24. Glad to see situations are getting better.
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