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    any pointers or tips on using them? are they mostly a cold water bait? i have been tying furled tails on them with results on lm bass in the ponds
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    What are good beginner bass flies

    bob clousers book is great for beginners. try to hookup with some central illinois bassbuggers they meet in the winter. the isa fly show is great for watching tyers tie but is a few hours away. rich
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    I&M Canal springs major leak.

    so how is the water level now
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    Glue for Fabric to Foam?

    i would suggest liquid fusion from a craft store
  5. rescue below the spillway is set for this wednesday 4 30-5pm whenever we have enough bodies to cover the creek. bring waders or wet wade and a good sized net . we expect about 50 muskies and some big stripers. those coming from the east post up and ride together rich
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    shabbona musky rescue

    was a good turnout but the numbers were low 13 muskies , one huge striper some walleyes and a bunch of catfish good show of ISA anglers including pete plauch. still a nice outing rich
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    shabbona musky rescue

    yes i plan to be there about 3 30 to work on the upper spillway barrier . waders are good, big net if you have one. thanks rich
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    shabbona musky rescue

    its been approved 4 30 -5pm fish handling gloves are good too. rich
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    shabbona musky rescue

    new tentative date is for tuesday july 3rd 4 30-5 just waiting for one more approval
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    shabbona musky rescue

    its been cancelled i will post when a new date is set. john we normally park in the lot closest the dam and walk the dike to the spillway. we also get a few pickups that can shuttle people
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    shabbona musky rescue

    i just heard it may be cancelled if we get a big rain that they are predicting . iwill post tuesday evening if its on or offf
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    was in bass pro yesterday. they[bps] now make a double plopper with a rotating fin in the front and bass . it would be noisy but would be harder to walk the dog rich
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    Isn't It Funny...

    did kevin dells come back to town?
  14. luckily the heat kept the numbers down. mark,mike,forrest and craig and i made for the smallest amount of workers we ever had there. all worked out fine and the hot corn and subway sandwiches topped off the fun teh kids had. this cold one is for you SgtTommy !
  15. van is loaded. i put in a fly rod for doing demos if we have enough workers to cover regular casting. we could probably get some young workers to run the felt fish . i missed one event and it just made the whole summer feel weird . i saw dan basore on monday and he will be there
  16. who else will be there? i ll have some of my latest flies and jigs for our workers to field test rich
  17. for years it was the sneaky pete. then came the gurgler. i have found the stealth bomber to be too foamy as the fly will move when a fish rushes it= more misses. i have seen the jude bug just catch fish after fish. funny but for shabbona ,sliders and divers work best in the am and poppers in the pm. same goes for spinnerbaits in the am and buzzers at pm. been that way for years
  18. got the goods today thanks john for the new box to hold the rods
  19. i can pick up the gear from john this thursday afternoon. rich
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    john do you have the felt fish too? i dont know yet if i will make it but will try for the am
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    Water Usage Stamps for Illinois small watercraft.

    so do i need a water usage sticker for my daughters kayak? rich
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    mike i would have bet you that you would have it painted red head and white in honor of Lefty
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    Booby flies

    or you can try a floating jighead. the phelps floaters have been used as a topwater flyby adding legs and a tail.
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    Advice on getting kids into fishing

    before you even take him or her rig up a bobber ,practice plug or lure with no hooks and practice casting to a bucket start short then longer . you can get then to practice by themselves . once they have confidence in casting the rest is easier
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    Black Stealth Cougar

    you can use the steel brush but it is overkill i prefer a velcro tab on a stick