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  1. Does anyone have any insight at what levels the Vermillion becomes safe for wading? I'm looking at the UGSG data from Pontiac, and it looks both too high and too fast, but I don't have any experience with that particular river. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=05554500
  2. Hello, I frequent a section of the Kish's south branch. In several places there are trees and branches that have formed a sort of damn, causing a bunch of flotsam to collect. In one place, it makes the river impossible to navigate in normal water levels. From an ecological standpoint, is this sort of thing a disturbance to the natural cycle, or part of it? I guess the point of my question is - is it safe to remove these obstacles, or would that mess up the larger ecosystem?
  3. Thanks Tim - that's kind of what I was thinking, but I couldn't articulate it that easily
  4. That's a generous offer, Rich. When it gets warm enough for little ones in the water, I'll gladly take you up on it. Thank you.
  5. Thanks for the information everyone. I've got them started on 7' rods. I will try the paintbrush approach. I've talked about imagining that, but it might help to use an actual brush or cup (and stand out of the way). I'll definitely try to hook up with Jonn when it warms up a bit (can't happen soon enough!).
  6. Hi everyone, I've got a 7 year old and a 10 year old both trying to learn to cast a fly line. I've had marginal success teaching them, and I don't want it to become a source of frustration. Does anyone know of any guides or instructors that are good with kids? I've read about Camp Smallmouth, but i'm not sure if that's still around. Any and all advice would be appreciated. Edit: We're out in the Sycamore/Dekalb area, but I'm fairly flexible in terms of geography.
  7. Thanks for posting that. That horizontal lip grip never seemed right to me, it's nice to have actual actual information.
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