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  1. cuzza

    Rapala fishing rods

    I have the 13' float rod and really like it, picked it up from Sail a couple of years ago
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    Fishing Gloves

    I have a pair of Simms Skeena neoprene gloves which would keep your hands dry, looks like they've replaced them with the Kispiox. I can fly fish with them and even tie knots, I just waste more tippet as it's like tying them with super-fat fingers! The only thing that doesn't work is palming a reel as they're too "grippy"
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    South Lake - Minden

    Thanks Chris - can confirm the walleye as we got into a few along with plenty of smallies. A good time was had by all - thanks again for the tips guys
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    South Lake - Minden

    Thanks a lot for the info guys, bass and perch sounds perfect for the kids, heading tomorrow - looking forward to it!
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    South Lake - Minden

    Hi folks, Have family over from the UK and we've booked a cottage on South Lake, just outside Minden and my niece and nephew want to do some fishing and of course I'm happy to oblige I don't do much lake fishing (I spend most of my time on the rivers), but from what i can find, it's bass and panfish, which I think I can cover with spinning rods and some plastics or a fly rod and a popper but I was wondering if anyone has any local knowledge they can share? We won't have a boat, just canoes. Thanks! Richard
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    new to fly fishing

    I'm a member of the Hamilton Fly Fishing Club - we have a bass trip on the 29th if you're interested, plenty of good fly fisherman to help get you started The link in my sig should get you to the website, PM me if you want more info Cheers, Richard
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    Fly fishing Fergus, ON ???

    I'm sure you'll be OK especially early morning but worth keeping an eye on especially if you fish lower down the stretch later in the day.
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    Fly fishing Fergus, ON ???

    Brian, the access points are here https://www.friendsofthegrandriver.com/maps/ If you don't have a stream thermometer, pick one up from Grand River Outfitting (Troutfitters used to own a store but is now just guiding), I stop fishing if the water gets over 68F/20C as trout don't recover well above that. Fly-wise, I've done well in summer on scuds (16-18) or midge larvae patterns (18-20), soft hackles will work too. Have fun!
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    Deer hair VS rabbit hair ?

    Only difference in castability is that rabbit holds water much more than deer hair so the flies get heavier but it looks great in the water, deer hair builds a profile well so flies aren't very aerodynamic. As others have said, different material for a different purpose really - my favourite streamer pattern, the zuddler uses both....
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    Amnesia mono

    Sums it up perfectly I'm playing around with the single hand Skagit lines at the moment which are super short shooting heads (the 6wt one is 13.5ft but you need a tip on top of that), easy to get good distance with no back-cast, great for big streamers/mice
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    Amnesia mono

    Hey Bill, I go south of the border a lot for work so normally grab stuff but I couldn't even find any in Texas. I haven't tried the services like CrossBorderPickups, will look into it - thanks!
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    Amnesia mono

    Thanks Dave, looking for some to try as part of a nymphing leader setup - I like how easy it is to get it to straighten out. I have some blue Stren I can use for now and I'll keep an eye out. Love fishing shooting heads, not delicate but easy to cast - have them as options on my 6wt and 8wt I use the coated running line as it's a bit easier to manage when you've got line all round your feet
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    Amnesia mono

    Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get some in the west end of the GTA? Sail don't carry it, nor do CT and everything online is in the states and $10 shipping for a $5 spool Cheers Richard
  14. Nice ties - used something very similar for rainbows in Alaska, should work at dusk for big browns too! You could trim the fur on the tail with scissors or a razor blade, gives a more realistic tail and reduce the casting weight as that part won't absorb water
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    Fly line weight ?

    Some manufacturers write it on the line like this Otherwise, go and cast them - measuring diameters and weights is useless unless you know what line it is because they're all different weights and tapers. The plastic spools the line comes on has a sticker that you can put on the inside of your reel to avoid this problem