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by High Stick
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: What type of Flyfisherman are you??
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

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: 476

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: 691

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.
by High Stick
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Wading Boot Outsoles
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Wading Boot Outsoles

I'm on my second pair of Orvis boots - this year their new hiking boot model with studs. Lightweight, relatively inexpensive in the big picture of wading boot options. I'm not a felt guy, so rubberized hiking soles are my preference.
by High Stick
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: 2019 Deer Regulations Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: 2019 Deer Regulations Changes

I think the day of mandatory testing for all deer in order to get a possession tag is coming. I think the legislature didn't do enough to protect the wild herd and the hunters who buy tags and were never responsible for CWD in the first place (that's you Greg Davids and the rest of the GOP who prote...
by High Stick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 23
Views: 2530

Re: Stream Conditions

I was on I90 Friday morning over Rush Creek. It was massive and filthy.
by High Stick
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream Conditions
Replies: 17
Views: 2545

Re: Stream Conditions

Looked at eight different streams south and north of 90 today. None were fishable, and most weren't close to being so.
by High Stick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Fishing Report- June 11
Replies: 19
Views: 2591

Re: Fishing Report- June 11

Hy-Vee Imitation Vanilla Extract. I have fished quite a bit through this spell of gnats and have had nary a bite. I rub it liberally all over face, ears, next, and hat. That said, I have a fishing cohort who gets torn up pretty hard by gnats, more so than I, so some of it must have to do with one's ...
by High Stick
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Star Tribune report on stream rehab
Replies: 37
Views: 4802

Re: Star Tribune report on stream rehab

Once the Ian Chisholm's, John Lenczewskis, and Paul Krolaks of the world get out of stream restoration, then I'll be less crabby. Oh, that and the past failed projects that wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money. On that note, I'm out the door for a day of fishing. Lots of March B...