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  1. Ben K.

    Webcast Show

    "Beauty queens in bathing suits saying GO TERRY" 😂 really enjoyed this, at least what I could hear over my kids playing. Way to rep the ISA! I ran into Josh floating the Kish last week and had a nice chat. Always cool to see another fly guy in a nucanoe.
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    New member

    Great way to get started! Welcome to the club.
  3. Ben K.

    On the Fly

    Band is All them Witches, very good up and coming group with a great sound. Song was 3-5-7
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    On the Fly

    Hello my name is Benjamin and I am a river smallmouth addict.
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    On the Fly

    Thanks guys, part two will focus a little more on the details and the landscapes of smallmouth fishing with a healthy dose of big bronze monsters.
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    Suggestions for Kayak Research

    I've had a few yaks over the years. My current Nucanoe Frontier 12 is by far my favorite. I'll sacrifice weight for an incredibly stable and adaptable fishing platform that I'm 100% comfortable standing and sitting on all day. Get in as many as you can and try them out.
  7. Mixed bag results but glad to hear everyone is ok., that cold water is no joke. Some very nice fish landed!
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    Ron Kurasz has Passed Away

    Really saddened by this news, so unexpected. I wish I had the chance to spend some time on the water with Ron.
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    Who's tying what?

    Size 10, tan and brown worked. They were weighted with a small tungsten bead and a short dubbing collar. I run a small float above it and adjusted for depth. They worked well on my last trip. The fly has some size to it and might weed out the fingerling trout I don't enjoy catching, my theory anyway. I think the Mop material has crazy potential for a small mouth fly.
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    Who's tying what?

    I've got my bench in the garage, with the subzero temps it's been tough to get the motivation lately. I did bring in some simple materials to knock out some mop flys, ray charles, and a couple buggers for a recent driftless trip. I want to tie up a bunch of dahlberg diver/deceiver type stuff but that's messy garage work. What I should be doing is taking a razor to the dozens of hideous flies that I tied not knowing any better, then I'll be stocked up on hooks again.
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    Reverse Popper Head to Make a Diver

    I found the same thing, way too buoyant with a floating line. It would be interesting to experiment with a sink tip? I tied up some really big nasty jointed pike flies with foam diving heads that I'm going to try a heavy sink tip out with.
  12. 9:00 would be great for me, I've got a drive. Hows the water looking out there? If the ice isn't bad I might bring my pike gear.
  13. I'm planning on being there.
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    Some Sad News

    So sad, my thoughts are with his family and friends. Thanks for sharing those great stories.
  15. Great photos and catches, You will love this place. Welcome!
  16. A great step forward for the club, I'll stand with deputy dodge.
  17. Ben K.

    Camp Kish 2017

    I'll be showing up around 2-3pm at the campsites
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    Camp Kish 2017

    I'll be there Friday evening, don't have a hard time yet but will update when it gets closer. I'm also planning on both nights and will be mostly boating. Whats the deal with campfires? do they have some pits?
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    Camp Kish 2017

    Just sprained my ankle pretty bad but I'm looking to make at least one day, hopefully both.
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    Fish Grip or Glove?

    I've always liked the knockoff cheapo boga grips for smaller pike, control the lower jaw to remove the hook and easy to hold onto if they thrash (we're talking pike) the big boys need a glove, I use a mechanix style.
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    Lucky Hat

    I forgot about the doubles, that was too fun.
  22. Ben K.

    A Beautiful Smallmouth Fishing Video

    Great stuff, represents the niche fishing I love the most.
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    Lucky Hat

    I WILL post a better group shot... tomorrow. I need to resize a bunch of pics. Paul and I had a good day, consistent action with the majority of it on topwater, we each broke double digits. Didn't crack 17 inches but had a handful of fish just shy. I had a great time seeing some old faces, some new faces and getting on the water with smallmouth brethren. Hope to see everyone at the camp out next month, if not sooner.
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    Lucky Hat

    Count me in, I'm looking to float as well and open to options.