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  1. Fly Tying
    I first tied this at Hihium Lake about 5 years ago and it's caught lots of fish for me but in fairness I also use it a lot. It uses few materials and it's easy to tie. I tie it on a 4x long hook usually an 8 but I've gone as large as a 4 and small as a 12. I tie it with either hackle, guinea...
  2. Lakes
    I arrive at the lake at 11:30am surprise to see water was clear weeds were foot an half above surface Damsels was all over. The action started around noon went on pretty much until 4:30 for me, slowed down but i was still able to take fish Fly of choice was a Damsel Nymph and Olive Woolly Bugger...
  3. Lakes
    Anybody fish leech lake lately?????
  4. Lakes
    Visited leech lake yesterday. The lake access is still gated but we wheeled our boats in to the launch. Rainy, cold and windy. Took an occasional fish around the deadfalls on small olive damsels and softhackle wet flies. Finally cracked the code with a #12-14 silver march brown and a sinking...
  5. Lakes
    Went up to Leech Lake on Wednesday and the road into the campground was still closed. There is a bit of snow still in the campground, but it is melting quickly: The launch area is all clear, but soggy from all the snow melt: In the campground area there were lots of trilliums blooming...
  6. Lakes
    So, I needed a day off to rest up, do too the wife and her mom for a drive. It was a beautiful day. Stopped in Morton at Spiffy's for a burger and shake, then in we went. Stopped for a few pictures. Then walked into the lake for a few casts from shore. I HATE WIND. But as it turned out a friend...
  7. Fly Tying
    I concocted a sweet way to drop a second fly off a balanced leech. Cut the bend off one hook, lay it flat on the jig hook, and tie it down. I super glue it so there's not a chance in hell it comes off if a piggie takes the drop. This picture is @$$. Deepest apologies. Cover it with your...
  8. Fly Tying
    A neat B.C. pattern; found this on the Kalamalka Fly Fishers site. Adjust the body thickness and use it for damsels, dragons and other stuff swimming in stillwaters. hook - Mustad 9672 #8 thread - Danville 6/0 olive underbody - non-tox .015 rib - small wire olive tail/body/underwing - marabou...
  9. Fly Tying
    Often times when a chironomid hatch ends, I throw a leech. This is targeting the fish who have gorged themselves and try to plug the bugs inside with a chunk of meat. It's pretty consistent for those after hatch lulls. Anyways, I came up with this to add to the repertoire after brainstorming...
  10. Fly Tying
    Got my box of fly tying goodies, and tied my first fly, the pattern i use the most for trout, leeches. I cant wait to make some for a trip for cutthroat in the next few week! Although i had a question, how do i let my bobbin hang down while i handle other materials without it unraverling and...
  11. Lakes
    I arrived at leach lake Friday evening to find all campsites full. I was tempted to set up Camp in the horse camping area, but a sign claimed it was for old cowboy freaks only. Bummer. Not really, it just said something like only horse people Can camp there. I cruised thru and there was on!y...
  12. General Forum
    The Feds' do a nice job of keeping the concrete (fake wood) doo-doo cabins well cared for. The users are a special breed also. Campsites are clean and self-policed. Don't forget bug spray. Moe Skeeter has clouds of relatives, but Minnesota still Trumps any others with vermin. Fishing is heavy...
  13. Lakes
    So, we hit up Leech Lake between 6/21-28 (some were there for only part of it - they had to work). The weather was weird (like the rest of our spring), we had hot, cold and mostly in between. Low night temp 38 to day temp of 78. Water temp was 56-58. No Ant falls while we were there, Dragon...
  14. Lakes
    I have been considering trying leech lake for the first time. I saw what appears to be fresh snow at the White Pass web cam this morning. Anyone else see this? Is there a launch that would accommodate my drift boat?
  15. Lost, Found, Stolen
    Found by Chris who is not a member near the boat launch floating in the water a fiberglass tip of a 2 piece rod pm me with description will ship if unable to PU
  16. Lost, Found, Stolen
    Fished Leech last weekend, recovered a net Sunday, ID and it's yours.
  17. Oh shit!

    Sorry, I know this is nasty, but some might find it funny. I didn't notice I had this on me until I got home- about 3 hours later. It was hiding under my sandle strap. Bastard.
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