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Gene Fisher

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  • Birthday 01/08/1973

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  1. Ah ha. I like that idea, thank you. Adding a weight to it was such a pain so I will definitely try that.
  2. I use a cheap extendable hiking pole tethered to my wader belt by a 550 cord, kind of dangerous. It floats behind me while not needed and close to hand when moving through sketchy areas. Cord can get really jammed up with piles of eelgrass sometimes. I like John’s wooden cane idea, multi purpose and a bit safer.
  3. This is my second attempt at a weighted popper. I have nearly zero experience at tying , watched a few videos and have spent limited time in front of a vise. I also did a few attempts at what might count for Clouser minnows. I need to learn some basic tying techniques. Jeez, maybe I should read a book. Anyway, I tried the popper tonight while wet wading just before sunset at a river near me but no luck. It worked very well in my opinoin but I might be fishing it wrong. I understand how to get a largemouth to take it on pond but have never tried something like this to specifically target smallies. I'll keep tying and messing with the weighted part that makes this fly more unique to me. My goal here is a hand tied popper for flipping and pitching with a spinning rod while floating, hence the weight. Any color suggestions or ideas would be very welcomed. Double Barrel Popper and Slider Body - large (sliced it open from the bottom and removed some of the inside to accommodate the weight) Pencil popper hook - size 1 1/16 oz weight - pinched on the hump of the shank Flash blend mixed w/ streamer hair Bucktail Rooster saddles Legs- round rubber medium. Eyes - 6mm 30 lb test weed gaurd
  4. I plan to go. On Call that weekend so if I’m not called out I will be there. For a dish, may I bring chips? Like those individual wrapped snack size variety bags.
  5. This was caught and released in Aug 2019 along the DuPage. At that time I realized this fish was very different but never asked anyone what their thoughts were. You can see its hunchbacked, a bit skinny and the jaw had been previously injured. I felt so sorry for it and let it go back. Could this ugly sad fish be a Hybrid Large/Smallie ?
  6. Hello everyone, my name is Gene. I was introduced to ISA through Chris S. Looking forward to participating in upcoming events and learning new techniques about Smallies. When not catching fish, other know as spending time fishing, I’ll remove garbage. Mostly I fish the Dupage River in Naperville and Plainfield areas. Hope to fish with some of you all soon.
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