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About Fredmo

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    ISA Member
  • Birthday 01/31/1945

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    Bloomington, IL
  • Interests
    fishing, fly tying, golf, tennis, music, grandkids.
  1. Supposed the lack of response is no one has any ideas, not interested, or just chomping at the bit for fishing weather to get here (for those of us who aren't cold weather fans)? My latest Fly Tyer magazine has a couple of ideas I might like to try, but need to find a wine bottle with an aluminum seal.
  2. There's always Friday's and Panera's nearby the firehouse, as well as your favorite barbeque at Dave's.
  3. Rob-Just looked at the video. Do you plan to use craft fur or bucktail?
  4. Someone send Ed a calendar.
  5. WINTER FLY SWAP - Panfish/Crappie

    Hopefully mine were received last week, at least they were sent.
  6. I'm game for either date. No travel for me.
  7. Mickey Finn variations

    So, you are suggesting making them and just leave out the hook?
  8. Mickey Finn variations

    I recently was looking at tying some flies with some of the bucktail that i've acquired over the past months. I was looking at a Mickey Finn, but that seems to require red and yellow bucktail. Are other color combinations used with success, as in making other colors and still catch fish? Interested in input from anyone who has some experience in this area.
  9. WINTER FLY SWAP - Panfish/Crappie

    I got mine tied, not sure what Rob means by "more appropriate" flies.
  10. Wednesday Morning Quiz Week 1

    I read all this so I think someone owes me a six-pack. I'll accept a dark or light beer, bottles or cans, but cold.
  11. Wader Boots

    I see Cabela's have their own Guidewear Boots with BOA and also a Korker's Whitehorse boot with aBoa system, both somewhat discounted. Anyone know anything about either?
  12. WINTER FLY SWAP - Panfish/Crappie

    I'll use this as an excuse to get back to the vise. I'll do the Bully's Bluegill spider, as described by Terry Wilson.
  13. Illinois is hog CAFO heaven

    Warren Goetsch never met a CAFO he didn't like. At one point the Illinois Dept. of Ag had never turned down a permit request, not sure from the article that there has been any change.
  14. Central Illinois outings

    Curious as to what has happened to the club members in the central part of the state. We used to have a number of events scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall. Do we have a coordinator any longer? I drove across the Vermilion just south of Starved Rock and remembered learning about that area from club members on an outing. We still have had winter fly tying, but guess I have to use them on my own.
  15. Looking forward to getting back into things and seeing everyone. Seems like a long time since I tried tying or fishing. As I have become semi-retired I seem to have less time....and energy.