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Floating Damselfly Nymph
by Gary LaFontaine
• HOOK: 8-12; TMC 5262—2X long nymph hook
• FLOTATION: an underbody of high-density foam, wrapped along the hook shank as a thin strip
• TAIL: olive marabou and clear Antron fibers (combed together)
• ABDOMEN: olive fur and olive Antron dubbing (chopped, blended, and dubbed)
• THORAX: olive…
One day when drift fishing I noticed a fish being put back in the water with a hook still in the fish. The fish died, and a Bald Eagle picked it up.
I decided then and there to make a better version of the stick broke off the tree fish hook remover my partner used for years and never broke a line or left a hook in a fish.
Check this out. I am not trying to sell you anything. If you want one a 1/4 in stick off any tree works fine. This one is a little better and I put a line…Continue
EASY TO MAKE AND IS ALWAYS A BIG HIT.
1 ONION SAUTEED IN BUTTER
1 STICK OF BUTTER
2 CANS CREAM OF POTATO SOUP
2 CANS CREAM OF CELERY SOUP
2 ½ CUPS OF MILK
¼ TEASPOON RED PEPPER
¼ TEASPOON BLACK PEPPER
8 OZ PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE
3 CUPS BONED AND BOILED FISH, NO LIQUID. BLUEGILL, NORTHERN PIKE, ?????
MIX ALL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND SIMMER TO LOW BOIL.
WHEN FIRST BUBBLES APPEAR CHOWDER IS DONE.
Ive been doing an inventory of the flies I've got on hand, both my own and those from others. I have reached a momentous decision:
I will stop tying new flies for myself.
Okay, thats not gonna happen, But it should.
Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on December 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
A Humble Christmas Fish Poem 2013
Come gather around my fire and a tale I will tell,
Listen real close because I don't want to yell,
T'was the night before Christmas, and the roof was a clatter,
Santa and his Reindeer had landed, that's what was a matter.
He said " I know you have been extra good this year,
Hi, If you will indulge me for a moment, I will tell a little about myself...
My name is David and I'm new here to BigBluegill.com. My wife and I make our home in Florida's panhandle. We have been married for... well over half of my life to this point.
I was introduced to fishing by my older sister's boyfriend when I was in middle school. He and I spent a good deal of time chasing both fresh and saltwater fish. We even caught a few. I just about drove my…Continue
Last week I lost my life time fishing partner and friend, my father, after a long but brave battle with pancreatic cancer, and just yesterday I lost my awesome Navy Veteran grandfather on my mothers side, also after a brave battle with cancer. Such a rough week, I need to go fishing.
Next time you BBG Friends go out, catch some fish for a couple of fallen brethren. Thank you guys.
Today I convinced myself to go fish for some panfish at my neighbor's pond. It was 27 degrees out, and raining/sleeting/snowing on and off. I suited up in chest waders and a gore tex jacket, on top of many layers of warm clothes, and headed out. My weapon of choice was a 1" gulp minnow rigged on a trout magnet jighead under a float. I caught a small crappie withing minutes of starting fishing, and then landed 2 nice bull gills around 7-8". I had to break the ice off my guides between…Continue
WELL DON'T KNOW WERE TO START A TRIBUTE TO LEO , and his family , for his efforts on here but I'll try in my own fashion:
When I first came to this site it was my pleasure to become friends with Dick Tabbert , Leo , and so many others on here just too numerous to mention.
BUT LETS' PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE : WHO IS LEO ? VERY COMPLEX QUESTION with a short and simple answer. He's one of the most giving of time, knowledge , and expert advise , on the site period. If I am…
Been digging around the internet, looking for the common insect nymph forms in my region. I found one source that is perfect, listing all the taxonomic names. Pictures abound and my file is full. I have the four main types to tie.
Odonata - dragon and damsel flies
Diptera - aka, chironomids, blood worms, etc.
So now I'm a ding-danged entomologist! All hail the internet.
PS I dont know what a "wazoo" is, but stuff…Continue
Seasonal Lure choices for Northeast New Jersey Fishing
I usually progress through the year something like this: Hard water into ice out through March into April ;mostly Jigs tipped with live bait progressing to spoons .Spinners ,Crankbaits , plastic worms and Topwater plugs in the warmer months and as late Fall/early Winter appears ,I'm back through spoons to Jigs again .
This monthly list reflects what has worked…Continue