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BUK PERRY FANS?
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Do we have any Buck Perry fans among the group?Continue

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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

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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

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"Been away a while, and just found this David. A very novel Idea. Thank you for sharing..."
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"And how about wire line? Actually monel wire.... sometimes you have to go really deep and the wire was the solution. That’s some serious fishin’, right there."
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John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"1st time i heard of Leadcore line was on a fishing trip to Maine years ago. .I was there for smallmouth Bass and White Perch but talked with a guy about trolling with leadcore line for deep Atlantic Salmon in August ."
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dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Unfortunately for me all I have now is my plug never used. I was good till he got talking lead line."
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John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Turns out I have 10 SpoonPlugs in 7 sizes "
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John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"I hear you Dave ! Structure, breaks and Breaklines and Depth and Speed control are key words in Perry's teachings."
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Buck was a ground breaker - he saw the fish in ways other people never did. My favorite story about him is when he was a child. He went fishing a lot with his father, but he always noticed that the places they fished: in the shallows, around wood or…"
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John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Nice Dick !I have about 6 sizes of BP Spoonplugs I've never used .Got them back in the 80's.I still have the little booklet that came with them entitled ,'A spoon plugging lesson '.Written by the Man himself."
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dick tabbert replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Funny you should mention it. I took the Buck Perry seminar years ago. Didn't leave empty handed got some spoons to show for it. I have yet to use them but I do still have them."
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John Sheehan replied to David, aka, "McScruff"'s discussion BUK PERRY FANS?
"Legendary Buck Perry and his Speed /Depth Control Trolling Spoon Plug Method ! .My brother Greg and I often tell the tale of Buck Perry when fishing together . It may not be entirely  true by we don't like Truth to get in the way of a good…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Julie Schroeder's discussion Setting up a 75 gallon native species tank for a Nature Center
"bluegill, pumpkinseedsminnows live plantsId avoid the crawfish, snails, catfish or bass.Crawfish will take your minnows, snails will overbreed the tank, catfish and bass will take everything."
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"A pin, or a tiny drill bit in a pin vise"
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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

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At 9:45am on November 14, 2018, Vince (Vinnie) Fusco said…

Hey David, It's the same ol' me. Finally got retired and hope to have more time to chase those gills. 

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.
 
 
 

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