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Fish Recipes For The Bachelor
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MEALS from the CREEL, by Arthur J. MichaelsOUTRAGEOUS CASSEROLES ...Fish Dishes For SinglesLets face it - single anglers who enjoy the solitude of fishing alone often prepare and eat their meals…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jul 7, 2016.

Outboard Motor Secrets - book recommendation
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For those of you inclined towards boats with 2-stroke, internal-combustion outboard motors,I can highly recommend the following..."The Complete Guide To Outbard Engines," by John FlemingISBN…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Jun 19, 2016.

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This should be fun

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Allen Morgan is leaving OK
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I got this from Allen today off Facebook:"I hate to say this, but we are moving to Michigan at the end of the month. I'm going to miss Oklahoma.I have a job waiting on me. We have a place. We just…Continue

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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Randall Runion's discussion How To Fish A Float And Fly
"Get some worms and crickets... and cornbread. Toss out a few chunks of cornbread first, as far as you can fling them. Then fish the bait just beyond the cornbread, on a slip float within a foot of the bottom. Bring a couple cans of Vienna sausages,…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" left a comment for LedHed
"Awesomely as usual Sonny!"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Keith Ritter's discussion Foxfire books in the group "'OLD FARTS A FISHING" DAVE & DICK
"I got your back bro. If you google “foxfire” + “pdf” I’m sure there are more"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Keith Ritter's discussion Foxfire books in the group "'OLD FARTS A FISHING" DAVE & DICK
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Keith Ritter's discussion Foxfire books in the group "'OLD FARTS A FISHING" DAVE & DICK
"They maybe available as download material, I’ve never looked I have the first 5"
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"Tooty toot toot"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Allen Morgan's discussion Major changes for me..
"Hang tight for your son - live for him right now. As for her, some of the best advice I've seen is this: People who know you will never see her public comments as anything but a ploy prior to divorce to provoke you, but stay true to…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"BUT this is an anniversary present from my wife and she says not to be anything cheap, lol.  so i guess i will comply with her demands because she can be a handfull. so i was talking with a wildlife officer and he works part time at a fly shop…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Jeffrey D. Abney's discussion Jig Fishing Under A Float.....Things to Consider and Other Recommendations
"Still knocking em dead Jeff! Whatcha tipping with these days!"
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Lake Perris, CA, April 2018

"Perry’s strikes again How deep were these, Bob?"
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David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Dwayne Denison's group The Spincasters
"I’ll take every Country mile or Crappie Pro reel Incan find"
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David, aka, "McScruff" commented on dick tabbert's group FISHING ELECTRONICS
"Smart idea ice and warm water in one unit"
Mar 19
David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
"I've actually heard of people using them this way. Usually theyre flying them from boats, monitoring baitfish schools. When the schools get near the surface they zoom over and start casting for stripers."
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David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
"I can see it as a scouting tool"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to jim cosgrove's discussion Tooty
"C'mon Tooth - pull in for you!"
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Slip Float Lessons, Relearned

I have been doing some slip-floating lately. One morning I just decided to stop by BJ's bait supply and get me some of his extra fine red worms. In my kit were various slip floats, hooks and small split shot. I was in business, and the fly rod stayed in the car.

I re-learned that long floats and teeny rigs are definitely out, for me. The best floats for my use are stout 2" models, with a single 3/0 shot to balance them. These cast like bullets, and they don't have long, dangly stems…

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Posted on June 6, 2016 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Improving a Popper

Using poppers with a fly rod is pretty much a standard, but casting these flies can be awkward. The popper is light, relatively bulky, and usually festooned with feathers. This combination catches air and causes drag on the popper on the cast. The net effect is to hinder both control and distance. To remedy this, try this trick:



Drill a small hole in the belly of the popper, right at the center of gravity. Insert a small BB, or buckshot. Drilling the hole just undersize ensures the…

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Posted on May 17, 2016 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Missed Surface Strikes - A New Thought

Here's a little something I read tonight that lot a lightbulb over my head. See what you think:



"Either sunken or floating, your flies are most apt to be taken while sitting, between pulls. Start and stop retrieves are effective for both bluegills and bass.



Another thing to remember is, if you have a hit on a floating lure and miss, return it quickly to the same spot.



Big bluegills (and sometimes bass) can't stand to see something that seems alive, sitting… Continue

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 8:57pm — 6 Comments

Flatfish, The Lure

I won a couple lots of used Flatfish lures on eBay recently.

I ended up with 26 of them, in various colors and designs, for $20.

Sizes range from F7 down to F3's (medium to small), and just a little spit and polish was needed to clean them up nice.

I tested one out today.



What a neat little lure! It is a slow bait, in that you can't run it fast or it twists and spins instead of wiggling on the retrieve. This can actually look like a fleeing prey, though, in short… Continue

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 7:30pm — 17 Comments

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At 9:18am on June 22, 2016, June bug said…

I think there are advantages and disadvantages to slip floats. Slip floats don't show the "up bite" as well as a fixed float. And I also agree about the wind as well. When it's windy I prefer a longer stem below the waters surface and that were I prefer to tie my line.The thill floats are all pretty decent for the money. I always remove the spring and use surgical tubing and a rubber band in the groove. Does not cause as much damage to your line

At 6:22pm on March 1, 2015, Andy is OptiMystic said…

Swung through your are this morning; went the 20/95 route coming back from Atlanta as I visited an Aunt in Conyers. Lot of really good looking water along that stretch of 20.

At 6:10pm on March 1, 2015, Dohrman Crawford said…
Thanks for friending me. I have not figured out how to do that yet.
At 9:58am on December 30, 2014, Stephen Scott said…

Hello. I joined the site then got real busy and forgot about it. My passion is fly fishing for pan fish, mainly Blue Gills. My main fishing ground is Clarks hill lake, Savannah River, and local ponds. Nice to meet you

At 3:44pm on November 30, 2014, Slip Sinker said…
At 2:50pm on November 26, 2014, John Sheehan said…

"I've got a bunch of those paper thin ones too, mostly Luhr Jensen "Manastees" I'd like to try a three way swivel, with a Helldiver low, and a flutter spoon high. Hopefully I can get the chance."...SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT TANDEM IDEA ,BUT DO YOU MEAN HELLDIVER OR HELLBENDER?

At 1:49pm on November 26, 2014, John Sheehan said…

Hutton spoons Haha , I have a very paper thin ,light one about 2,3/4 "  I can trying split shotting .The name and connection hit me just now so I sent you the link .I've never caught on the Hutton spoon ,I have only tried once before I think .It's perhaps a trolling spoon gotten down with a weight ,but flutter spoons that can be casted with wind at the back can be productive as casting spoons on light line .Tipped with a piece of crawler ,very enticing to fish and the extra weight aids in casting and better than using a shot .

At 1:37pm on November 26, 2014, John Sheehan said…
At 9:41am on November 16, 2014, Greg Sheehan said…
Thanks David! John is a hoot plus to fish with. I better check out that other mother stuff.
At 7:16pm on September 28, 2014, dick tabbert said…

Welcome aboard McScuff something I talked about 6 months ago. I know I have much to learn myself and hopefully with all the knowledge on this site we can become better accustomed with our electronics.

 
 
 

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