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    Fly Presentation

    Fly Presentation

    The most important factor in catching fish using a fly rod is presentation. The fish are in the water, a stream, lake, or ocean, and you want the fish to see your offering as...
  2. Thread: Finding Peace

    by Bonefish
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    The following two verses is where the rubber...

    The following two verses is where the rubber meets the road.

    John 8:43-47, “Why don’t you understand what I say? Because you cannot listen to my Word. You are of your father the devil, and you...
  3. Thread: Sauger

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    Here is what an old Kentucky River fisherman told...

    Here is what an old Kentucky River fisherman told me how to catch sauger, and sure did catch a lot of Sauger. Sauger stay close to the bottom. Inches from the bottom can make a major difference. ...
  4. Thread: Finding Peace

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    My old tracker is a 1985. It is still in great...

    My old tracker is a 1985. It is still in great condition... No leaks! To many memories to ditch her now.
  5. Thread: Elwood

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    Elwood

    Elwood Lumpkins
    (Elnut Birdwood)

    Before daylight
    Across Dale’s dark water
    In his “Deep-V” he would fly
    With a determined look in his eye
    He was a F-n-F certifiable nut
    But how he thinks is...
  6. Thread: Finding Peace

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    In my response to Moveon, I will share with the...

    In my response to Moveon, I will share with the form the story that occurred recently. A few days ago I was working in the yard when I noticed a movement next to me. When I turned around, it was a...
  7. Thread: Finding Peace

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    I apologize for placing this post on the fishing...

    I apologize for placing this post on the fishing form. I meant for it to be place on the "Off Topic" form. I must be more careful. I thought Peter had taken the post down when I looked for it. I...
  8. Thread: Finding Peace

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    Finding Peace

    During this time in our nation, the nation is divided along political ideologies. This division has fostered resentment among our people. So does this resentment lead to confrontation, which leads...
  9. You can go to U-tube and watch the guy use a...

    You can go to U-tube and watch the guy use a Lorance Elite unit in his fish tank without any reaction when the trans is activated.
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    Its the Time of Year

    Its the Time of Year

    Its the time of year
    When the long grass
    Blow in waves
    And swallows perform spiraling dives
    With mud they seal their nest

    Its the time of year
    When the early morning...
  11. Thread: Elwood

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    To all of you fishermen, when a man as sick as...

    To all of you fishermen, when a man as sick as Elwood was through the years, he always had his fishing gear next to his bedside when he was at home. He was trying his best to the end to get well...
  12. Thread: Elwood

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    I know from a medical standpoint how much...

    I know from a medical standpoint how much suffering this man put up with since 2003. In my 46 years in the medical field, I know of no one that had to put up with a situation like his. I also know...
  13. Thread: Elwood

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    I have not heard anything this afternoon.

    I have not heard anything this afternoon.
  14. Thread: Elwood

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    Elwood is having his third surgery is morning.

    Elwood is having his third surgery is morning.
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    Elwood

    Elwood is having a serious surgery today at 2:00 p.m. I am sure he could use prayers, thanks
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    I guess you all want me to give you the answer. ...

    I guess you all want me to give you the answer. I thought there would be more of you guys to respond to this question. So, here goes. Largemouth bass suspend in depths of 1 to 3 feet of water...
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    Trivia Question

    I thought I would ask why largemouth bass suspend in groups mostly of the same size in the first 1 to 3 feet of water prespawn?
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    There so many u-tube videos on most all lure...

    There so many u-tube videos on most all lure setups and how to use them. Give them a try.
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    Just a Reminder

    Today is the 20th of February, a light snow is falling and the wind will cut to the bone. However, with recent spring rains and warmer temperatures, late winter migration has started. To many of us...
  20. Master storyteller I bow to you

    Elwood, oh Elwood! You had me crying last night and tonight with laughter! No one can know the misery I have lived through with this ol' man of mine, the hardest headed piece of human flesh ever...
  21. Elwood, here is what I have to say concerning my...

    Elwood, here is what I have to say concerning my time knowing you. It is hard to know where to start. It is true I have made some stupid decisions when trying keep up with you and Vaun when it...
  22. Elwood, your number you gave me says it no longer...

    Elwood, your number you gave me says it no longer works. So, give me another. I will try to PM you with my number, and if you can read phone numbers rather than fish numbers, maybe you can call me....
  23. Anyone who fishes with Elwood is at a total...

    Anyone who fishes with Elwood is at a total disadvantage. His brain scan looks just like a smallmouth's brain, so good luck trying to outsmart him. It is also a disadvantage when you sitting in the...
  24. Will13, It is good to hear from you as well. It...

    Will13, It is good to hear from you as well. It is good to see Elwood circulating again. You know his tackle bag has been his problem all along. He keeps anything from bubble gum to sledge hammers...
  25. You know, Elwood, all the things that are said by...

    You know, Elwood, all the things that are said by the ones who fish and post on Fishin.com are partly true and partly fiction. I also know through the years from those hospital beds it has been hard...
  26. Elwood, you must have finally come out the swamp....

    Elwood, you must have finally come out the swamp. I am glad you are alive and kicking my friend. To my technique of hook-set, it has been working beyond all expectation. Wider gap, crimped and...
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    Glistening Waters

    Glistening Waters

    Over glistening waters
    Of layered autumn colors
    Turn silver wings to the evening sun
    To fields of harvest gold

    Upon glistening waters
    In reflected sunset crimson
    A lone...
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    The Water Breaks

    The Water Breaks

    As the sun
    Breaks the horizon
    Fog lays heavy
    Over a silver reflecting glaze
    Between surfacing branches
    Laced webs
    Heavy with due
    Sparkle in the morning glow
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    Merry Christmas

    It’s Christmas Eve

    The dawn breaks to a glorious morn
    A misty haze lays low across sage fields
    Sparrows pick seed from fed hay
    Cats sit fluffed in warm woolen coats
    Horses stand sleepily...
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    The Turkey is Basting

    The Turkey is Basting

    The rays of the setting sun
    On a late November afternoon
    Turns rusty leaves to gold
    Horses in the fields
    Graze the last of clover
    Among what once was
    The brilliance of...
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    A Reprieve from August

    A Reprieve from August

    Winter has come
    To autumn this morning
    The sun is low
    Shadows are long
    There’s ice in the buckets
    Fields are frosted
    Leaves still attached
    Shimmer in a cold north...
  32. Thread: September

    by Bonefish
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    September

    September

    The month of change
    From hot to cool
    Dry to wet
    Green to colors
    T-shirts to sweaters
    Hot dogs to hot soup
    Nesting to migration
    Boating to fishing
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    One "Mean-Mouth" Fish

    As you can see it is 4:24 A.M. in the morning. I just came in off Lake Cumberland after fishing the night. When I got home, I took a large mouth bass out of the livewell and put it in a large...
  34. Thread: "Gone"

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    "Gone"

    I was fishing on a small lake from the bank with a flyrod with a yellow and black Ovis bass popping fly. Down the back in front me in hole in the moss, I could see a big large mouth messing around....
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    Herrington Lake Level

    Lake level is around 721 and there is only one ramp open for the lake. They are working of the bridge and this level will be maintained for the rest of the year it seems. I would think if you can...
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    If you want a firestorm, start talking about...

    If you want a firestorm, start talking about fishing tournament fishing during spawning season. Biologists say studies have proven it “doesn’t SEEM to harm the bass population.” But if anyone has a...
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    Left Handed Flies

    Left Handed Flies

    When the wind becomes a concern, many fly fishermen find themselves unprepared to deal with the wind. Being able to handle the wind will improve one’s enjoyment and success. In...
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    I have been putting together different setups to...

    I have been putting together different setups to use this year, but here is the problem I have. Understand, I am complaining. I just have to stay in my limits as to how much I can spend on fishing...
  39. Thread: Remember

    by Bonefish
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    Remember

    Remember

    Remember those low light
    Cold, overcast, snowy days
    When pressure and temperature drops
    And its hard to see through the misty haze
    Its then baitfish become disoriented and confused...
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    This reel does have metal roller clutch bearings...

    This reel does have metal roller clutch bearings that most likely will have to be placed at some point if use in salt water. But it looks like this reel has brought baitcasters to a new level of...
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    My Personal Best

    My Personal Best

    For a few weeks now I have been going through my tackle making sure I have it ready for winter and spring fishing. In fact, in these biter cold days and evenings, I have spent a...
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    It's Christmas Eve

    It’s Christmas Eve

    The dawn breaks to a glorious morn
    A misty haze lays low across sage fields
    Sparrows pick seed from the fed hay
    Cats sit fluffed in warm woolen coats
    Horses stand sleepily...
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    I would like to continue on the subject of...

    I would like to continue on the subject of braided lines as to some of the concerns when using braided line. If you have used braid, you know you have trouble breaking it by hand. It will cut you. ...
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    Braided Fishing Lines

    Braided Fishing Lines

    I did some research on braided fishing lines and I thought I would share some thoughts with you. Braid is polyethylene (PE) fishing line, and as you will see, thread count...
  45. Thread: All is Silent

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    All is Silent

    All is Silent

    This morning
    A cold East breeze has pushed away
    The warm late October afternoons
    Swirls of wood smoke
    Can be seen above chimneys
    Settling across trees of color
    The lake lies...
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    High Water Sloughs

    High Water Sloughs

    In late evening
    The golden sunrays
    Illuminate the shores
    As far as one can see
    In high water sloughs
    Bright green mosses
    Stay dominant
    On long fallen logs
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    When I fished with Elwood with the fly, there is...

    When I fished with Elwood with the fly, there is no one as hard nailed as him when it came to being serious about fishing with the fly. His tackle and rods and reels had to be perfect the night...
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    Sultans of the Fly

    Sultans of the Fly

    From dreams
    Of the lady in “Bronze”
    With red and golden eyes
    They rise
    Before light
    It matters not
    If rain or snow
    They zip their suits
  49. Thread: I AM At Peace

    by Bonefish
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    There are many reasons why one may fish. For me...

    There are many reasons why one may fish. For me it is the enjoyment of what awaits during a day of fishing. It may be swells of flowers and vines on the shore. It may the water birds feeding on...
  50. Thread: I AM At Peace

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    I AM At Peace

    I Am At Peace

    From the turning autumn forest
    In layered color
    Turn silver wings to the evening sun
    Over harvested fields of gold

    Upon the sunset’s glistening reflection
    In colors of orange...
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