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  1. Well I found it faulty advice to not needing a set of waders.. Caught a real nasty infection on a cut in the fox and I was wearing Waders.. I know a lot of wet waders but in urban waters with millions of gallons of effluent water every time it rains hard and storm drains connecting everywhere, which is never treated... Waders may be an option to consider, just saying..LOL Was very entertaining (some Sage Advice) see some fly fishing pun from a spin guy! stay warm and healthy..
  2. So I have a couple of Grandt spinning rods 007..007a. I won a Grandt Rod in a raffle while working for the ISA at the Old Schaumburg show, I blew that rod up battling a WORLD Class Carp on the Fox River. To be fair, I tightened the drag too much after 20minutes of running up and down the river. Mr. Grandt told me I shouldn't have probably done that something had to give! Jim Grandt then proceded to send me out a replacement under warranty. I prefer my Grandt Rod's to my St. Croix Premiers and Avids. I find Mr. Grandt a man of his word and his warranty very fair. He even cut me a break as a ret
  3. Hi Jim, To make a long story short I met the Friar, Jonathan on the Fox this fall. He is a Franciscan Friar so poverty is one of his vows. He had 3 flies and lost two of them. He uses an 8 Weight. I'm in Batavia, so I am more than willing to pickup what ever you feel like donating to his cause. Just trying to get him a bit of an arsenal for his kindness, knowledge and peace he presented to me . My Number is 708-710-9160 I appreciate your help in this matter if you would like to fish the fox this season let me know. I will show you everything I know in about fifteen minutes. LOL

    1. Jim Wright

      Jim Wright


      I’m glad you’ve reached out. It will easiest for me to mail flies to you. I’m working out of town for the time being but I will be back home in a couple weeks.

      Yes lets hook up for a Fox outing! 

      You can reach me at (773) 297-3542 


    2. kevin summers

      kevin summers

      Thanks Jim, I appreciate your offer. I'm at 5 Feece Drive Batavia Illinois 60510. The Friar will be happy with whatever you send!

  4. Thanks again for your assistance John and Nick. I'm not sure if it makes a difference but Brother Nathan has a 8 wt. Stay well.. Kevin
  5. Hi all you Dark Siders. I'm sure some of you remember me as The Fox River Fishin Musician. I have a request or favor to ask of you.I would appreciate any help you could provide. Last fall, which now seems like forever ago, I had the pleasure to fish with a Fransician monk that I met serendipitously on one of my favorite stretches of the river. Our conversation was outstanding and his demeanor was infectious to say the least. I will cut to the chase , the friars take a vow of poverty..The friary that he is a member of down around Loyola in the city, share a car. I did not see him again after o
  6. SO... How much can I comfortably lift on top of my Hyundi, and be comfortable sitting on for a day. Spent a little over $800.00 dollars on my Yacht (YAK) with paddle and leashes . Bought a Yakima easy loader for the roof rack and I have been a Happy Guy. Did Flip her in Michigan and watched as she floated away down stream. So sad , thought I was SOL however my paddle leash caught a laydown and stopped the yak from it's freedom a mile downstream. It would have sucked to lose my Pescador Pro, but half as much as if I lost a Hobie or 4 times a blue sky... Word to the wise...The arborist says wat
  7. JAY, Not a big believer in nets.. IMHO it takes too much slime off the fish, and not the best for any fish. I have lost a few big beautiful fish, but as I get older and my wife a long time ago asked me how many fish pictures do I really need , I have opted for fair combat. If I can't lip em, or in the case of pike and Muskie grab the behind the head(THEY DO HAVE TEETH) Well they win. After awhile being out and meeting the bruiser is enough for Me! I do know that some nets are easier on the protective slime ...I suggest one of those <:)
  8. Hi Gordon, I have a little bit of knowledge on this topic. I would be more then willing to share some info with you if you so desire. I was blessed to have moved to Batavia and the first and only people I knew when I moved here were the Conns ,who owned Batavia Bait and Tackle. Some flyers posted in the shop and some great referrals , I entertained 20 clients a year for approximately 3 years. After awhile my fishing time just wasn't as enjoyable. More then once , I did not fish while guiding, due to customer request. It is something that clients would request and as paying clients their req
  9. I believe your self conscious is showing you a gentler side,one that you have buried in your Rock and Roll Persona. Or a simple Treble hooks are never ever good when you stuck it in his eye man.. Went for the low hanging Cheech and Chong Reference..Peace BassMan
  10. Ed, You have done a masterful job for the ISA. Stay strong and take care of your wife. When she is feeling better and you can sneak away hope to see you on the water.
  11. I believe it is because we live in the State of Confusion.. Don't worry legalized weed will sort EVERYTHING out.. Just like the Lottery.LOL
  12. Hi Gary, Hope all is well with you and that the lakes in Missouri are treating you well.. Cliche of the day is everything and everyone are connected..Problem of the day ,some don't know some don't want to know and some don't care. Great topic and book recommendation.
  13. So let me start by saying I have not been out on the Fox Fishing yet this season. I'm sick of highwater and rain been working around it all spring and I must be getting old because I don't really feel the need to dabble or fish in the chocolate milk. My observation the other day was there are a lot of quillbacks heading into the creeks and If my memory stands correct they are usually ahead of the smallies coming into the creek before spawn. Just wondering what everybody else thinks of this years spawn and when you think the river will actually drop. I had a week scheduled for the UP this week
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