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About phaaker

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  1. Tie one on guide service. Gordie is a great guy and guide. My dad really enjoys the way he explains things. He is out of the Kohler area.
  2. WINTER FLY SWAP - Panfish/Crappie

    The legs are from ftd the dubbing is two colors of ice dubbing
  3. My favorite and most productive in a new color scheme others than white over white
  4. Sulking Sculpin by Pat Cohen, but I think it looks like a goby.
  5. All the materials are tied on the tiny flat part of the shank. Here is another I am extremely excited to try. The underbody is foam and it does float. On a sinking line this will drive smallies nuts.
  6. Actually just took it out and caught a very undersized pike on it. It has materials on the back hook, buck tail, flash, sparkle brush and craft fur. The front hook is a craft fur and sparkle brush, craft fur wing and stacked dubbing head. It fly looks the same now as it did before the fish
  7. A big meal for hungry springtime smallmouth or toothy critters
  8. Exactly a play on the Bart-o-minnow but taller and I think a better profile. More side to side and less water displacement.
  9. I have not fished these but have tested them and the are well keeled riding point up.
  10. M&M

    Freshwater candy!
  11. It is tied on a Trokar ewg worm hook and will be fairly weedless.
  12. Saw a bunch in this style on instagram, gave it a shot and it reminds me a lot of a senko.
  13. Advice on fly rod for beginner

    The most important factor is the size of the fly and type of presentation not the size of the fish. With smallmouth I think it is unfair to use less than a 6 weight as the fight will put too much stress on the fish. As for flies if you plan on lighter flies under 4.5 inches, I would would go for a 6 weight. I personally use a 7 and 8 weight because I like bigger flies(5-8 inches) and it makes it easier to bomb a cast out. I never have to revive a fish long and seen the fish leave mostly unharmed is more fun for me. I am a. If supporter of made in America and a 7 weight St. Croix Avid might be the best deal in this category.
  14. Better deerhair popper.