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Steve S.

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    Naperville, IL
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    My daughters, hockey, photography, herpetology, hiking.

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  1. Steve S.

    The Bears

    I agree that it shouldn't have come down to that FG deciding the game. I don't know that I'd say they choked in the 2nd as the offense was better than the 1st half, but it came down to a few plays; missing that 2 point conversion, lack of maintaining possession at the end to kill the clock, then a poor punt and the the push by the Eagles to score the TD. It was a shame to see him miss the FG after a strong KO return and Trubisky helping to get them into position but it wasn't just one play to be blamed.
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    I bet more labor went into those flies than a manufactured hard bait. I guess it pays to be a skilled tyer!
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    The Early Show November 11, 2018

    Nice show, thanks to all. Did anyone see Bob Long Jr's presentation on Tenkara? Some similar concepts as shared in his downstream approach to fishing which he presented at a Blowout some years back, this time using the Tenkara. Very simple, worth a try as an alternative to conventional fly fishing. I will be doing some Tenkara fishing for trout next month in NC. My brother has been a fan and it will be interesting to give it a try. Hopefully I will not break any of his rods.
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    Duplicating a $469 Swimbait

    Thanks for sharing
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    I think it’s pretty cool, they have some real skills. I believe if you’re popular enough you get paid but not sure how it works and really don’t care. I enjoy watching them though and you can learn a thing or two as well.
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    Duplicating a $469 Swimbait

    I think I’m late for work now! i can appreciate the skills that people have. Really cool, thanks for sharing.
  7. it's disheartening to say the least
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    What pound mono are guys using ?

    I use 10-12 lb tippet, sometimes up to 16 lb when I'm throwing more expensive flies. I like Maxima and mostly use chameleon, though I also use the ultra-green or fluorocarbon. It's a bit stiffer than other mono and is really strong. I think it turns over nicely with big streamers. I spend a lot of my time in WI, and the tannin stained waters are really suitable for the chameleon line. I can't say I have noticed smallmouth being leader/tippet shy. For trout, I like Trouthunter fluorocarbon or clear mono.
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    I'm so bad at my knots still, ugh I still buy pre-made leaders
  10. Don't forget the sunscreen Zack! Nice catches in those conditions
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    Water Willows

    Looks good!
  12. disheartening to say the least
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    One of my favorite beers

    Kilbuck Bock?
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    One of my favorite beers

    do they distribute around Chicagoland or just in +/-Ottawa?