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I havent kept up lately with the website.  Does anyone have a picture of the hats that were being ordered? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Fleckenstein May 3, 2012.

Treasure the moments you spend with a fishin buddy
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I moved to south florida around 7 years ago. I had always flyfished for trout and wanted to learn more about flyfishing for bass & panfish. One day I  happened to see an article in Florida…Continue

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Posted on July 16, 2010 at 6:53am — 4 Comments

14.25 inch crappie on 3 wt flyrod, my personal best.

Went fishing in central florida several days ago and caught 7 crappie and 2 gills. The largest crappie measured 14.25 inches. Its always such a thrill to catch em on a light flyrod. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me. All of the fish were caught using a 1.25 inch Mister Twister Exude Nymph (Moss Green/Pearl color) on a thin wire Gamakatsu hook and a sliding bead head weight. The oil in the skillet will be sizzling this weekend.

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 8:00am

My Favorite Bluegill rig

I'm new to the website and just wanted to add my 2 cents. By accident I've discovered a very effective rig to catch bluegills with. I slide a tiny bead head weight onto my 3 wt flyline, then I tie on a Gamakatsu C13U Keel Balance Hook #10. I then thread on a Mister Twister 1.23" Exude Nymph (Moss Green/Pearl color). I guess the gills think its a grass shrimp. Works for me. The hook is a very thin wire hook and makes it easy to remove from the fish.… Continue

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:44am on September 13, 2012, Lee said…

 Thanks for the props on the videos Tim. First time I posted any, I have a few more that I need to download, one from my latest Suwannee River trip which was a BLAST Suwannee Bass on a flyrod are incredible and some crazy fishing on the Alexander River, Bream, Largemouth Bass and CATFISH? :) lotsa Flyrod Fun!

At 5:08pm on May 24, 2012, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Evening Tim.....I buy the smallest ones I can find and cut them down...I have never seen any real small paddle tails so I buy 2 inch varieties and drop them down to roughly an inch.....Has worked great for me over the years.....Just keep an eye out at those old bait shops......The fish destroy a lot of these tails so I have hundreds in my bags....Fish will even suck them off if you don't glue them....Thanks for the friend request and good luck.......

At 11:56am on May 22, 2012, Mark Stine said…

Hi Tim, Thanks! I haven't really tried selling my poppers but if I do the guys on this site will get the first shot.

At 11:14pm on March 31, 2012, dick tabbert said…

Tim sounds like you have your finesse fishing down. That would be the way I would do it if the fish were finicky that is the best way I know to entice a bite. Thank you for your invite I'm honored to be on your friends list.   

At 4:03am on February 1, 2011, richard foutch said…

tim,  here is a website that is for people beginning fly tying   i would suggest starting at the beginners section with fly #1 and continue from there.  lots of luck!

At 2:11pm on November 19, 2010, Nick Holt said…
Hey Tim, I posted the note about the "spider grub" and will be happy to send along a couple of photos. It's easy to make as you will see. Nick.
At 12:43pm on August 12, 2010, klrbaer said…
I use a heavy duty needle in the dremel tool and I don't use a rest for the chisel. I hold the chisel so it's parralell to the needle and then slant it about 15 to 20 degrees and work from left to right with the chisel. I hold the chisel with the back of the it pointing up. If you want to make it smoother, you can use an emery board on it after you have your basic shape.
At 6:46pm on December 9, 2009, Greg McWilliams said…
Tim, I got to thinking there is a photo in my pics called the bionic worm. Some replied it looked like it imitated a shrimp, you might take a look at it see what you think.
Oh and on crappie fishing the lakes and ponds I fish range from 5 acres to 100 acres, not near as large as yours.
At 6:40pm on December 6, 2009, Greg McWilliams said…
Tim, looks like you do alright with the fly rod, Try an egg-sucking leach pattern. There is one on my site, or I know some others that might be easier to tie. Depth one crappie changes I use an intermidiate sinking fly line it sinks at inch and half to two inches per second. I usually work it back in a strip and pause retrieve. Then count it down deeper and retrieve again until I find their depth.
Thanks for the invite.
At 4:19pm on November 12, 2009, bluegillboogieman said…
Hi Tim, Just saw your question on unhooking poppers. I'm not in that group so I'm sending you some info this way. Awhile back there was a write up in the Tackle Review group on Terry Gauger's Unhookum Tool. Don't know why but it's not there anymore. Terry is a BBG member and has a website of his own, You may want to check out his tool. Try

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