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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.

    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.
  3. Steve S.

    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.
  4. it's disheartening to say the least
  5. Steve S.

    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.
  6. Steve S.

    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

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

    Water Willows

    Looks good!
  9. disheartening to say the least
  10. Steve S.

    One of my favorite beers

    Kilbuck Bock?
  11. Steve S.

    One of my favorite beers

    do they distribute around Chicagoland or just in +/-Ottawa?
  12. Steve S.

    Advice on getting kids into fishing

    I would suggest to keep it really simple and be prepared for whatever interested the child, as long as it is safe. Catching fish will keep their attention for a bit, but a frog hopping by or a crayfish in the water is sure to garner some interest and exploring around. I would encourage anything that interests them. I took my daughters to little creeks; clear, shallow water that they can splash around in a bit, maybe see some aquatic life. Bring a small net and teach them early to respect little creatures and that nature is best left in its place. That's not to say a frog or salamander can't be kept as a pet for a while until it can be safely returned, but its probably best for the frog to just be observed and left where they were found. You can always go back and see them again. Enjoying the outdoors can grow into many interests and seeing it in person is the best hi-def you can experience.
  13. Steve S.

    On the Fly

    Fun stuff Ben, I enjoyed this!