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by darklake
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Fly Tying & Entomology
Topic: tiny mayflies
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: tiny mayflies

In the photo he sent I'd say they look like about #18. Yesterday I saw a bunch of similar spinners on a Bemidji area lake. They sure look like what trout fishermen would call tricos, but maybe they are one of the many species of mayflies that are around ---- and because they come off in warm water, ...
by darklake
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Fly Tying & Entomology
Topic: tiny mayflies
Replies: 3
Views: 396

tiny mayflies

A friend took a photo of some timey black bodied mayflies that look a lot like tricos. If I knew how to post a photo I would (need help with that). Are there tricos that hatch in northern Minn in June??
by darklake
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Casting instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Casting instruction

Thanks Blackdog, but I guess he's looking for something closer to home.
by darklake
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Fishing Report- June 11
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: Fishing Report- June 11

I understand why permithrin might work for ticks -- thay are relativly slow moving and have to walk across the clothes that have been treated, which apparently then kills them. But how would it work for hordes of little gnats? Does it kill them, too? And what good does it do to kill a few dozen when...
by darklake
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Casting instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Casting instruction

I have a friend who has moved to Rochester and may be looking for some help improving his fly casting. Is there anybody down there who can provide some time in that regard? Thanks.
by darklake
Wed May 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Rod Building & Bamboo
Topic: Rod drying motors
Replies: 2
Views: 2547

Re: Rod drying motors

A quick update -- I bought the Flex Coat 6 rpm dryer (about $80) and have been happy with it after two rods. Nothing fancy, but quiet and easy to use. It has a rubber diaphragm that you jam the butt of the rod into, and I guess the test will be to see how long that holds up. But so far so good.
by darklake
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Filling my fly box
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Filling my fly box

Hey thanks, Tom! I'll get back to the vise.
by darklake
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Beaver dams and brook trout
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Beaver dams and brook trout

Katti spoke at our TU chapter meeting last year (Bemidji) and was very interesting and engaging. The extent of the work she has been doing on the north shore is remarkable. Well worth it to stop by and hear her presentation.
by darklake
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Filling my fly box
Replies: 2
Views: 381

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: 2083

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. :)