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Fly rod recommendation?
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ive always wanted to try my hand at using a fly rod during the fly hatch on KY lake and ive found a place the next county over that has TARP size brook trout, probably hatchery fish.  anyway, online…Continue

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tracy willis replied to Leo Nguyen's discussion New Tennessee Record Black Crappy
"whats funny about the whole thing is that he caught one a week before as big as that one and fileted and ate it without weighing it."
9 hours ago
tracy willis replied to Lord of the Fly , Rods's discussion RENDEZVOUS V , 2018
"dont know, i didnt make it down there, as i had duty all week.  lol, thats the life of a phone man i guess. bad popup storms except for yesterday, we have some damage to some telecomm equipment down there.  hope they are all ok."
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tracy willis replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"i checked bass pro stocks online and they were out of stock on both eagle claw models so i didnt bother going to nashville.  i have a disc problem in my neck and was wondering about the glass rods as well. i will check out the cabelas deal and…"
Thursday
carl hendrix replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"SOUNDS LIKE ONE HECK OF A DEAL !!    "
Thursday
wag replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"     $80 off this complete everything needed to get into flyfishing  ----- a very good quality set up ----- But it's $120.                         NEW!…"
Thursday
Slip Sinker replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"Jim is right IMO Eagle Claw makes a great fly rod for the money in the Feather Light fiberglass model and as well as the higher priced Power Light IM-7 graphite composite model. I own the Power Light and love it!... loved the price too! At the time…"
May 11
Keith Ritter replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"Well if she insists then by all means get the good one. You can spend your money on a second outfit or maybe even a third. I May have a problem.  see pic."
May 10
carl hendrix replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"TRACY;; IF YOUR PLANNING ON GOING TO BASS PRO; IN NASHVILLE;; LET ME KNOW WHEN !!   I;LL MEET YA THERE !!"
May 10
tracy willis replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"lol i thought i replied back but i guess i didnt hit the right button. thanks for all of the input.  yep i usually go cheap, BUT this is an anniversary present from my wife and she says not to be anything cheap, lol.  so i guess i will…"
May 10
Keith Ritter replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"I'm with Jim a good cheap combo would serve you well. If you can swing that TFO you go for it but you could get three rigs you could set up differently for different situations for that money. I've found some nice ones in pawn shops and…"
May 8
jim cosgrove replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"I would try the new eagle claw feather weigh at less than 30 bucks.I believe Wal Mart has them online.They have a 5/6 weight.It is a nice slow flexing action that is much easier to learn to cast with than graphite.I would buy the cheapest decent…"
May 8
carl hendrix replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"LOLOLOL;; KEITH;; BET YOU HAD FUN CATCHING THESE BUDDY !!  AINT NUTTING;; LIKE FLY RODDIN !!"
May 8
carl hendrix replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"TRACY;;    MY BAD !!  I SHOULD HAVE SAID;;;;  WT FORWARD IS FINE;; AS LONG AS ITS FLOATING LINE ALSO !   GO AHEAD;; GO TO WALLY WORLD;; GET WHAT YOU CAN FOR NOW;;;  BET WE CAN HELP GET YOU GET RIGGED UP FOR FLY FISHING…"
May 8
Keith Ritter replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"I use Weight forward floating line and as a beginner I found it easy to cast and see when you get a strike. Carl is right about about not spending a lot on your first set up. I have a few old flea market finds that I fish with that cost me very…"
May 8
carl hendrix replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"TRACY;; GO WITH LEVEL LINE !!!!!!!!  NOT WT FORWARD !  8 FT 9 LENGTH ROD OR LONGER;;;;;   LEVEL LINE;; WILL STILL  SINK;; ONLY ; SLOWLY;; WHICH IS MUCH PREFERD;; WEIGHT FORWARD LINE;; CAST  BEAUTIFULLY;; BUT SINKS…"
May 7
Keith Ritter replied to tracy willis's discussion Fly rod recommendation?
"I've caught LMB and catfish on my 5wt. It would be a great place to start.  If it were me I would use 6lb. mono as a leader so you will break off before you lose your fly line. "
May 7

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At 1:22pm on July 23, 2017, carl hendrix said…

HEY TRACY;;  WHY DONT YOU COME TO ONE OF OUR RENDEVOUZ ??  ITS AT THE NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST STATE PARK !  THE; 2018TH RENDEVOUZ ;; IS SET FOR; MAY 17TH 18; 19TH !!   CHECK OUT;; LORD OF THE FLYRODS POST;; ABOUT OUR RENDEVOUZ;;;  NEXT YEAR; WILL BE OUR 5TH ONE !!

At 12:56pm on May 3, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Tracy to fishing electronics. I started this site after seeing my system had so many functions I wasn't aware of. Our electronics of today have so many function most of us are not aware of. I started this group to bring it to our attention not only what our unit can do but being able to do it. I hoping this group will help to simplify our use of electronic to help us to better come acquainted with our individual units. The group is for all any input will be great.

At 6:09pm on May 2, 2016, Keith Ritter said…

Welcome to the site Tracy, we need some more West Tennessee fishermen on here. I live west of you in Gibson County. You will enjoy this site and will learn a lot and we look forward to learning from you. Again Welcome.

At 1:13pm on May 2, 2016, tracy willis said…
thank you and this a very nice site, well done. i am from Camden/Holladay TN and live on Birdsong Creek of Kentucky lake which is probably one of the premier crappie and panfish fisheries in the US. I look forward to learning something new and maybe give back something.
At 11:28pm on May 1, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Welcome Tracy to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.

What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.

We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.

Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.

We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..

Be aware of our Chat Room which in my opinion is very under utilized but you must be log in to correspond on it. So by all means log in and use It you will meet some interesting and great people there. Enjoy have fun but above all always stay safe. GOOD FISHIN..

 

 
 
 

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