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by High Stick
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Season’s End Report
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Season’s End Report

It was a weird trout year: cold and crappy most of the spring, which had an effect on the hatches and water clarity. Wasn't super warm most of the summer, and again, finding clean water was a challenge. Did catch a pile of trout, though, and several over 20". I fished less dries than in year's past ...
by High Stick
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

LSOHC money goes all over the place, other than trout stream restoration. I personally think the LSOHC should suspend all funding requests from TU until they get their stream restoration methodology straightened out. Plainly put, they've wasted so much of it already, why would you give them any more...
by High Stick
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

I don't disagree with that premise; however, getting farmers to sell said land would be a tough sell. Does that land then become eased? Who has access to it and for what activities?
by High Stick
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Fish kill on Garvin?
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: Fish kill on Garvin?

Maybe its because the last time row crops prices went through the roof, many farmers went out and spent a lot money on new equipment, more tiling, and removed land use conservation measures so they could plant extra acres of row crops to cash in on the high crop prices at the time. Of course, crop ...
by High Stick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: 5 driftless rods?
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: 5 driftless rods?

9' Sage X in 3 and 4 weight. Winston Boron IIIX in 8 1/2' and 9' in 3 and 4. For bigger stuff I have a Sage One 9' 5 and 6 weight. I used to own some small 0-2 weight rods, but I dumped them online. They were fun little rods, but I never found I used them enough. I had a chance to fish a buddy's Sco...
by High Stick
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Conservation News & Action Alerts
Topic: Clean Water Act
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Clean Water Act

https://kttc.com/news/2019/09/14/locals ... ater-rule/

There's a lot to digest in such a small article. Remind me again who the PCA works for?
by High Stick
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: New Missouri Brown Trout State Record - 40 Pounds 6 ounces
Replies: 25
Views: 921

Re: New Missouri Brown Trout State Record - 40 Pounds 6 ounces

If I were going for big brookies, I'd probably keep going past Nipigon to the Sutton.
by High Stick
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: What type of Flyfisherman are you??
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: What type of Flyfisherman are you??

None of the above. Fly fishing is a lifestyle, IMO. One that I embrace. I love to try new flies, new gear, and the likes, even if I end up not liking it in the end. I don't Tenkara. I don't Czech nymph. I don't perdigon. I don't rough fish. If you do, I'm not judging. It's just not for me. I nymph r...
by High Stick
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Dry / dropper rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Dry / dropper rigging

I use option a, and to be honest have not noticed any difference in hooking of fish on the dry. I'm a minimalist by nature, so whatever is fast and convenient, I'm all in. Tying the dropper to the shank seems to be easiest, IMO.
by High Stick
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Tricos:. Anyone seeing many yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Tricos:. Anyone seeing many yet?

I have seen them the last three days I was out (Friday-Sunday). It was plenty cool in the Driftless for August, but there were some definitely hatching and a few fish on top picking off spinnners. I did not fish a trico pattern as there were not trout really keying on them on the surface.