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Mike Clifford

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About Mike Clifford

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    ISA Member
  • Birthday 04/23/1965

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    Bourbonnais
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    Fishing, education and everything outdoors.

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  1. Another spectacular event, despite the high temperature. Many thanks to the ISA for stepping up to mentor these kids once again!! We had volunteers in the casting field and on the lake.
  2. Alright, ladies and gentlemen. We're in for the usual scorcher tomorrow. In my 15 years of the casting field, this is right on par. 350 kids are counting on us all. I'm stoked for my favorite day of the year.
  3. Thanks! Can still use a few more. It's going to be warm, but plenty of water will be provided. Opening ceremonies are around 8 this year instead of 9.
  4. So far you, me and Pat. I'm hoping Craig and some other regulars, but I don't have any phone numbers. Hopefully someone can help us by reaching out to a few.
  5. Thanks Rich!!! Now, lets get some fly guys out to mentor these kids on their craft.
  6. Can anybody reach out to Stan and see if he can bring a flyrod out again? He is phenomenal. Or anybody that is capable of instructing....
  7. Thanks for posting this! I'll be there around 7. Free lunch as well as the hot and buttery corn-on-the-cob for all. Sno-cones, popcorn as well. Event was filled at 350 kids registered a month ago. So, we're looking forward to a great day!!
  8. Mike Clifford

    Casting

    I'll be there. Does Craig have the targets and rods?
  9. Mike Clifford

    Casting

    Sgt. Tommy's Kids. Have done it for over a decade.
  10. Mike Clifford

    Casting

    Can anyone tell me if the ISA still plans to run casting at Herrick Lake on June 16th? I haven't seen anything posted anywhere.
  11. Mike Clifford

    Advice on getting kids into fishing

    One of the best places to start. ISA will be teaching kids to cast. http://www.sgttommyskids.org/
  12. Mike Clifford

    The Ned Rig

    I don't know when it became necessary to put inferior hooks on baits, but the same applies to the jointed Rapala. They changed the hooks, and I began to lose quality fish. The Rebel Wee-Craw.....same thing.
  13. Mike Clifford

    The Ned Rig

  14. Mike Clifford

    The Ned Rig

    You are right, John. Mullady and Minas also turned me on to the keeper hook. However, at some point the quality of the hook went south. It isn't nearly as sharp as the original version. That alone caused me to carry a sharpening stone in my vest.
  15. Mike Clifford

    The Ned Rig

    On the Kankakee, this rig is known as the "weighted keeper hook". With the weight on the hook shank, it slides over, around and through river structure and weeds.
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