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by darklake
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Filling my fly box
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Filling my fly box

I am likely heading to the SE later this week and have been tying some of what I think I might need by way of flies. In case I might be overlooking something, I'm curious what others might consider "must have" flies for this time of year down there. Right now I'm pretty heavy on crane fly nymphs, ha...
by darklake
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream reports?
Replies: 32
Views: 752

Re: Stream reports?

WhiteGlovedHowdy wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:10 am
Hobbling slightly and letting some saliva drip down your chin adds to the sympathy factor.
That shouldn't be a problem for me. :)
by darklake
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream reports?
Replies: 32
Views: 752

Re: Stream reports?

So how badly did you get hit down there? I'm thnkng of making a trek south around the 24th and am hoping I can leave my snowshoes at home..... :roll:
by darklake
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Minnesota Trout Unlimited Rush Creek Habitat Disaster
Replies: 47
Views: 2015

Re: Minnesota Trout Unlimited Rush Creek Habitat Disaster

Those are truly shocking photos. It's one thing to be appalled as a trout fisherman, but if I were the landowner on whose property this mess was made I'd be seriously pissed off. That public relations fiasco might be much harder to repair than the stream itself.
by darklake
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Rush Creek HI work
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: Rush Creek HI work

I'm not well enough informed to have an educated opinion about this stream restoration controversy, but I am certainly concerned by what I am reading here and what I've seen on my infrequent trips to the SE. Obviously the design that is being used is not working in some instances. Somebody needs to ...
by darklake
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Good Read
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Good Read

Very entertaining and well written! It's nice to start the day with a few smiles. :lol:
by darklake
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Favorite Hatch
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Favorite Hatch

Mine would be the dark hendrickson hatch, as my son and I hit it once a few years ago and had epic dry fly fishing. Right place, right time, right fly -- one of those rare times when it all comes together. And especially nice to share it with him. I remember him coming up to me and muttering "This i...
by darklake
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Nymphing success, finally...
Replies: 16
Views: 8806

Re: Nymphing success, finally...

Wendy Berrell wrote:
Tue May 24, 2016 10:52 am
It's 4x to the first nymph and usually 5x to the trailer. I never buy leaders that taper down to anything smaller than 3x because I keep the length down to 3x and then just add 4x beyond.
Basically the same for me. Hey Teach, great post!
by darklake
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Sporadic Outages
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Sporadic Outages

TaG wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:39 am
I agree, Huge thanks for putting in all the work to maintain this site.
Bob
I'm with Bob. Thanks much Randy!
by darklake
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Latest US Government Report on Impacts of Climate Change
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re:

Extreme winter cold is WAY less common than it was even 20 years ago. I agree. I've lived near Bemidji for almost forty years and the difference in our winter weather is quite striking, even to the casual observer. A friend sent me a graph last summer showing the number of -30 degree days in Bemidj...