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Rob G

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    East Central Illinois

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  1. Rob G

    Good Read

    I'm only 1/3 thru the new book, but I'll give you a hint, I'm going to need a new highlighter because there are a ton of little gems to be found on almost every page. Very useful and detailed information with this one.
  2. Rob G

    Yesterday/today

    Stuff that belongs up north with you Kish walkers and not down this way in late March, that's for sure !
  3. Rob G

    Yesterday/today

    yea, we got 7-8" today, it stinks because yesterday was a reasonable 50 deg. This winter just doesn't want to quit. I was letting the streams warm up just a touch more before I got out there and then we get this : ( John, that's my new < $30 glass rod. I haven't purchased a new fiberglass fly rod since I was 12 years old (farm labor money @ $1.30/ hour. Ha) I've tied enough black flashback nymphs over this long winter for two lifetimes.
  4. Rob G

    Yesterday/today

    Yesterday Today Come on spring, one can only tie so many flies
  5. Rob G

    Any Rod Builders here

    I just purchased a fiberglass fly rod from Cabela's for $30. I cannot purchase at wholesale a real seat, cork grip, and the guides for that amount, let alone adding on to that a blank of any kind. Crazy.
  6. Rob G

    Any Rod Builders here

    Speaking from at least 15 years of rod building experience, NOPE !
  7. Rob G

    Speaking of Lefty

    I read where Lefty passed away today or yesterday, not sure. Will sure be missed but the man left behind a ton of good reading material. Edit: just saw the thread in the Open forum A nice tribute to Lefty: http://www.flyfisherman.com/news/lefty-kreh/
  8. Rob G

    Good Read

    Sounds like a winner to me. I own both Holschlag's and Bob Clouser's book on flyfishing for smallmouth so eventually I'll be able to give you a comparison.
  9. Rob G

    Good Read

    if you think it was worth a read then I'll definitely get a hold of a copy but in truth, I'm waiting on your book to come out : )
  10. Rob G

    Just 4 Fun

    I always thought "expert" meant, an individual with the same knowledge but from out of town
  11. Rob G

    Just 4 Fun

    Oh this could be delightful, a true "King of the Kish" contest. Wagers anyone ?
  12. Rob G

    Who's tying what?

    Oh, so that's my problem, I've been trying to tie that on a size 22. Duh!
  13. Rob G

    Who's tying what?

    55 degrees and sunny, so I strung up a rod and went to a nearby pond in order to see how a few of the new flies would work. That stealth bomber is going to kick some booty ! First hard strip, you get a nice gurgle and nice surface disturbance. Continue stripping hard and it will dive maybe up to a foot with a little shake, and then the beauty of when you stop stripping, it makes its way back to the top which will often illicit a strike. Numerous short pops will leave a bubble trail on the surface, so it can offer several enticing looks. Should be a greenie killer on the ponds and will see some action on the streams as well. Mike, how did you tie in the foam above?
  14. Rob G

    This Tequeely for Ronnie

    John, Ron and I were supposed to fish together in MN come April. I never heard him mention the black nose dace but I'll definitely tie up a couple for up there. What do you think, on a size 8 or 10 streamer hook ? The first time we ever fished together, we got out of the car, I went downstream and he was going to go upstream. After a while I head back to the car and see that Ron hasn't moved very far at all and is catching trout after trout on dries. I walk up to him and exclaim that I hadn't seen anything hatch all afternoon and didn't even think about tying on a dry for that reason. He mentioned that he hadn't seen anything rising either but it was always worth a try, and lo and behold they couldn't help themselves. Ha Ron toasting a good day fishing
  15. Rob G

    This Tequeely for Ronnie

    I know that one of Ron K's favorite smallie patterns was the Tequeely fly and though I haven't ever fished them, I decided to tie up a couple last night from the materials I had on hand and you can bet they'll see some fishing time this upcoming year. Hopefully I can land something that the man would have been proud of.
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