9-30-16 Report: Streams clearing, fish are eating

September 30, 2016 A buddy and I both punched out early Friday afternoon to go fishing to end a no-fishing streak. Neither of us had been out all September. It was a good choice. The stream we fished in the Whitewater system was still dirty but visibility is at least about 1 meter, so it’s […]

2016 Fly Swap – jrs’s Pink Squirrel Variant

submitted by message board member jrs – here are the details: Pink Squirrel Variant — John Stoeckel (jrs) Except for the tail, all of the components of this fly have been changed from the original Bethke Pink Squirrel. But it still looks like a Pink Squirrel and it certainly evolved from the Pink Squirrel. The […]

2016 Fly Swap – Troutchaser’s Tequeely Streamer

Submitted by message board member, Troutchaser – who is the author of a new book, Fly-Fishing for Trout in Southeast Minnesota which can be found at www.troutchasers.net Tequeelly Streamer . . . for big trout (or smallmouth) Hook: 3XL streamer, sizes 2 down to 8 Bead: Copper or Gold Cone or Bead (or you can use […]

2016 Fly Swap – TFO5wt’s Foam Hopper

Submitted by message board member TFO5wt. Here are his notes: Foam Hopper Hook: TMC 2312 size 6 Thread: Olive Uni 8/0 (smaller thread creates better abdomen segments and it’s all superglued in the end) Body: 2 mm thin foam (green in this case) and 2 mm thin foam (yellow) for indicator. Cut two green strips […]

2016 Fly Swap – brntrout’s KP Slammer

The “KP Slammer”. This recipe was submitted by message board member, brntrout. Here is his recipe and comments: “The KP SLAMMER pattern is one i have been tying for over 15 years.The fly is similar to the Lightning Bug but its slightly different and i was tying this pattern before the Lightning Bug pattern came […]