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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" left a comment for Vince (Vinnie) Fusco
"Well how about that. You know what they say, you have less time once you’re retired than before! so congrats for getting the far! Ive kinda gone over to the dark side in recent seasons, taking up the flybrod for warm water species like…"
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Vince (Vinnie) Fusco left a comment for David, aka, "McScruff"
"Hey David, It's the same ol' me. Finally got retired and hope to have more time to chase those gills. "
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David, aka, "McScruff" left a comment for Vince Fusco
"Hey Vince hope you’re alright. i miss our little chats. I still remember your tips about raising worms - the carpet and the cantalope! i see another “Vinnie Fusco” has joined BBG. Kin to you? if you want come visit my page on…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group LINE WARS
""David… yeah I love rocks and boulder fields no matter how extensive… yep the more surface are exposed to food generation the better especially early and late in the season when the weed beds die off. I’m getting the…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group LINE WARS
"Here on Lake Murray we have a saying, “wind, rocks, and points mean fish.”"
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David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group LINE WARS
"So here I am with a bulk spool as well....."
Nov 11
David, aka, "McScruff" commented on Slip Sinker's group LINE WARS
"I’ve been using some Stren 2# as tippet this year and it is horrible. It doesn’t hold knots well is the biggest problem. Plus it’s prone to breakage. Most fish willing to take my flies are fairly big by many standards. The Stren…"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Entering the Micro-Jigging field with tungsten. in the group Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging
"The boat I have? Yeah a Gheenoe knock off. One of a kind really, as I doubt they made many and I've never seen another.Its more than I can handle happily, though, without some power... which is a big part of why it has been sitting.Its a big…"
Oct 28
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Bruce Yinger's discussion Slip Sinker's micro jigs
"Gonna have to get the boat going!"
Oct 27
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Entering the Micro-Jigging field with tungsten. in the group Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging
"have to get me some"
Oct 27
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Mousies... Jig and Fly Versions in the group BBG DATABASE OF TIED FLYS AND JIGS
"There’s a fly called the “Jitterbee” that is basically the same thing. Have you seen it?"
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David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Micro-Jig Version "Spring Cricket" in the group Everything a to z concerning Micro-Jigging
"Look good"
Sep 29
David, aka, "McScruff" replied to Slip Sinker's discussion "Simple Spider" Tipping Fly in the group BBG DATABASE OF TIED FLYS AND JIGS
"Is that Damon Toney, Mr. BWL? I’ve tied these under the guise of “slow sinking” spiders. I added a piece of Krystal flash with the legs, so it’s 4 rubber legs paired with Krystal flash legs. I woulda called em Palmetto Bugs,…"
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"Chuck and Deb are good to go"
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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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