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  1. Mark K

    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    Thanks Mike. I like simple. I have 6wt that I use a lot. I don't throw gigantic flies. The largest being , say the bigger boogle bug and I also throw the smaller boogle bug with it too. What would you or anyone recommend for a leader?
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    What pound mono are guys using ?

    4lb line is stronger than most people give it credit for. I was messing with it up in Sylvania and didn't break any fish off. I can't remember if it was 4 or 6lb, but no more but my son landed this cat with it. Will's Big Cat! by Mark Kasick, on Flickr In the river, more often than not I have been using my baitcaster which has 20lb or 30lb Suffix braid on it. That line has been on there for at least 4 years.
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    What pound mono are guys using ?

    4-6lb, 8 at the most. I don't care for it on a baitcaster, but when I did I used 12-15. No I would not change it, based on clarity but I still am wondering if using a light fluorocarbon makes a difference at times- like in Sylvania or the lakefront. Don't know.
  4. Mark K

    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    There are tools that you can use to tie a blood knot.
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    If I can find this size spools this would be cool way to store it all. https://www.cabelas.com/product/Plano-Line-Spool-Box/703612.uts?productVariantId=1295810&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=02524999&rid=20&ds_rl=1252079&gclid=CjwKCAjwzqPcBRAnEiwAzKRgS-HZOznCnI8b4nxFrSCXP9D6V6DuMBGf7MxKJkPTNoEHCKKkuWuM4BoCpSEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  6. So I bought all the clear Berkley Big Game spools to make my own knotted leaders. The 6-8 weight recommended recipe. 5 spools at almost $7 each. Walmart was the cheapest place and it took me going to several to get the right sizes. http://smallmouthflybox.blogspot.com/2012/07/leader-construction.html There is no way I will ever use all this line, and I generally don't use mono on my conventional rods and this is 10 lifetime supplies of leader material. If I can find spools and figure out a way to wind equal lengths on, say a couple a 100 yards or so to split the spools up, is there any interest in splitting these up with me? I am not looking to make a profit, I would just have to figure out what cost would be.
  7. Mark K

    Can I legally Fish the Kish?

    Then you are good.. I would call the conservation cop for the area if there is a question.
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    Can I legally Fish the Kish?

    see comments I made in this thread. I called a conservation cop with regards to the Mazon. The cop told me you can be charged with "criminal trespassing". If I remember right he used the term "felony" also. I believe, if you are in a kayak or on foot it does not matter. You are still trespassing. http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/topic/14290-mazon-river/?tab=comments#comment-101302
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    Can I legally Fish the Kish?

    Pretty much.
  10. Mark K

    News For Ned Riggers

    Check this jig out that goes with it.. Im not sure what to make of it. Unless the head is flat, it would instantly get stuck in rocks. https://fishingtackleretailer.com/pro-anglers-react-to-daiwas-new-tatula-150
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    Algonquin Fox River Gage

    https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/06/21/funding-woes-for-stream-gages-put-crucial-water-data-at-risk
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    Algonquin Fox River Gage

    https://water.usgs.gov/networks/fundingstability/
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    Algonquin Fox River Gage

    Momence does not have the notice: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/il/nwis/uv?05520500
  14. Mark K

    Algonquin Fox River Gage

    There is the same notice on the gauge for Kankakee near Wilmington. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?05527500
  15. Mark K

    A little different day

    I don't get what constituted a gar or bowfin as trash. Both are much more bad-ass looking fish than a walleye.
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