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  1. Hey no worries. That's just my opinion on the matter. I stopped at Rock Run Rookery talked some guys with yaks. They said they were doing pretty good on LM. I do an after work thing sometime this week
  2. We just set a record for rainfall for May. Duh. These are questions that should not be on any forums anywhere. "How safe?" Answer: Safe enough so you don't have to ask. This is why everyone should do jury duty, especially in a civil case.
  3. I talked to the guy who runs the resort/motel we stay at and as of yesterday he had one small remaining pile of snow. He is right on the border in Lac view desert. two people I talked to said fishing has been very slow.
  4. Thanks for the heads up on PSC. I would like to improve my canoeing skills.
  5. Cool. I'll just buy a Michigan annual for Sylvania then.
  6. Did someone say a Michigan license is all we need?
  7. Keep an eye out Sierra Trading Post also.
  8. This was in the news today. At least on public radio. https://www.chicagoriver.org/blog/2019/4/mill-creek-southwest-suburban-project-fixes-100-year-old-mistake This is a very pretty little creek and I've seen bass boats in the Cal Sag channel. I presume there are bass in there. I've fished this creek with my kids when they were little but all we caught were creek chubs. On the radio today they talked about hooking up to Tinley Creek also.
  9. Here is a list of the DNR cops by county. Just call and ask. https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/LawEnforcement/Documents/DistrictCPOPhonesAndEmails.pdf
  10. See this thread. Where I actually called a DNR cop assigned to the area in question.
  11. if the landowner owns both sides of the bank they own the stream bed below, and yes you are trespassing even if in a boat. Not in theory you are trespassing. I believe that bridges are considered easements, but parking next to it might be private.
  12. Trump Administration Moves Forward With Proposal To Re-Define Waterway Protections https://www.npr.org/2019/04/15/713616827/trump-administration-moves-forward-with-proposal-to-re-define-waterway-protectio
  13. If you want to meet me at Rock Run you can take mine for a spin. You won’t need lessons.
  14. Wow, that's pretty cool. Sounds like fun. I'll try to catch their lecture next time. I was at Starved Rock last year, I started talking to a guy there at the visitor center who wrote this book: https://www.amazon.com/Massacre-1769-Starved-William-Publication/dp/0615834671 He was saying that these war parties would come all the way from around Appleton down the Fox river, because the Prairie grass would be too tall to do it on foot. paddling downstream would be one thing, but I was thinking, holy cow that would mean paddling upstream to get home.
  15. Thanks for taking the time to sign in and respond Wade. If you ever find yourself in headed to the Windy City or Illinois, please give us a shout.
  16. This guy sells a nifty jig for cutting popper heads uniformly. His videos are super detailed on how to construct a popper.
  17. Here is a version slightly different. http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/011507fotw.php The son of the guy who invented this fly is carrying the torch. His name is Wade Blevins. He is pretty active on Instagram. He does illustration too, awesome artist. He is also under Samsonebug. Here is another version I may give a shot. https://vimeo.com/186066571
  18. Yes, cut at angle in in the back I think it's 30 degrees. Yes you slit the bottom of the foam , but I haven't mastered sealing the fly's ass and I did glue my fingers together on the first one . The hook is a Daiichi 1710 #6 , it's 1/4" foam.
  19. You'll have to show me.
  20. Sam's One Bug I have not tied in a while. by Mark Kasick, on Flickr
  21. This stood out to me in the article I read. "Callahan currently manages her own communications consulting firm after spending over seven years as state director for USDA Rural Development in Illinois. During her tenure, she oversaw a 20% reduction in staffing while still being able to generate a $1 billion increase in the Illinois loan portfolio." https://www.ipha.com/news/post/3575/gov-pritzker-appoints-idhs-idnr-idfpr-leadership
  22. That would be like appointing a fossil fuel lobbyist to head the EPA!
  23. good news indeed. But I would not want to be that guy on that crane -jack hammer thing. That looks scary!
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