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DEADhead

Jig /lure making, and fly tying

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Is there any interest here in in jig or lure making and/or fly tying? A few members on this site have asked me about making marabou and other stlye jigs, as well as flies for warmwater fish like bass/panfish, pike and walleyes. If there is enough interest we could have a get-together and exchange ideas and jigs/lures/flies as well as have some demonstrations. We could also combine it with a pre-ice season portable modifcation meeting like they had in the metro last weekend. It would be a great way to meet up with old members and connect with new ones as well. We could discuss new strategies for dahitman to conquer his fear of catching walleyes over 10" long wink.gif.

Please post here if you are interested.

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Count me in DH

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anyone else interested besides minneman?

Fisherdog? Scott ND? hitman?

come'on guys.... wink.gif

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I'm relatively new, but I'd be game for doing this? Let me know when it's going to be done. It'd be great to meet everyone, hang out, swap stories and tips, "and in the morning, I'm makin' waffles!" (Shrek for those who don't get my reference)

Ron

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welcome to Fishing Minnesota flashfisher!

if there's more interest in this we can get a bit more organized, otherwise at this point it's looking pretty casual.

I realize that this is a pretty busy time of the year for most people. Being cooped up inside with all this rain doesn't make matters any better.

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I'm interested but probably not for a while. To busy chasing feathered critters, thinking about getting ice stuff going and planning on getting some boat and fly fishing in yet too....WHEWWW.

Anyone know any geese that need shooting in the Hawley/DL area?

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I make all my own jigs and jigflies and I am always interested in learning or passing on some tricks.

The best time for me would be after the 1st of the year or after the Muzzle Loader deer season.

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I'd be very interested in making some jigs...just a novice ya know, trying to get knowledge here in the Forum! Still can't believe we are already thinking about ice!

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good to finally see some more interest. Maybe after the fall hunts and early ice blitz calms down, we can get something organized....

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sounds fun, I am interested also. Never made jigs before would love to learn

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Deadhead I would love to get into some jig making. I dont have anything to do it but if you do I would gladly pay for materials. Do you tie your own hair and maribuo jigs? Im looking for some walleye jigs to make for the river.

E-mail me your reply because I dont visit this forum much.

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    • Stick in Mud

      Posted

      We've done OK out there this year. Nothing special, but better for us than last year. 

      Last time out, we found piles of fish in 60-70 feet. Caught a few, couldn't release them, and stopped fishing them.  Got a couple jig rapping shallower, got a few trolling, and got a few on spinners.  No one pattern got skunked, but nothing stood out, either.

    • Stick in Mud

      Posted

      Sorry for the late response....I suspect not many folks are building skid houses these days. :)

      Our houses have steel skids.  One had wood, but we changed them out. 

    • if you ever need another shooter let me know I would be down to shoot with you

    • FrazerBay

      Posted

      Like the food and like the menu. Like the fact there are places to eat on the lake and will continue to support them.

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.   

      Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it. 

    • jigginjim

      Posted

      I have put my guide clients on lots of pike this summer. So far largest bass is 21"- 5lbs  Pike 36" Approx. 8-9lbs, Walleye is 23 inches 3lbs. The walleyes will get better as the water cools. Time to start jigging, everything you got. I'm even started using my crankbaits.

    • bassbouncer

      Posted

      I'm a local and yes we boycott the place. Friends have been told that they aren't wanted there that they only want the tourist business. Wife and I boat to Wolf Bay when we go out. We live 2 miles from the landing and wish it was still run by Jack.

    • RoosterMan

      Posted

      Well I made a decision to put the trolling rods away and go do some jigging.   It seemed to be a good one.  I concentrated on rocky transition areas.  I had three slot fish in an hour.  Went back in for some VC pizza and picked my kids up and went back out for a evening trolling run and that produced as well.  You have to love this lake.  

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    • CigarGuy

      Posted

      We have friends up and they wanted to take us out for dinner, via the boat.  With the wind, the only place was the landing, I tried vetoing It, but lost out.  Had $12.00 burger and fries.  Very good and the service was fast-only 8 others in the dinning area and a few at the bar.  I checked the prices on the wings-$16.00 for 1-1/2lbs.  Del, they had a pretty good burger menu.  I asked about the 20% off deal and the waiter blew me off and said he didn't know anything about it.  I asked who I should talk to, he said the manager or the owner.  We paid the bill and left without asking.  I liked it a few winters ago when they had ,25 wings and 2.00 beers.

    • knoppers

      Posted

      seen enough grouse to keep me interested, lots of turkeys, seems they and the deer are everywhere this fall. did not here much shooting from the duck hunters though.



  • Posts

    • Stick in Mud
      We've done OK out there this year. Nothing special, but better for us than last year.  Last time out, we found piles of fish in 60-70 feet. Caught a few, couldn't release them, and stopped fishing them.  Got a couple jig rapping shallower, got a few trolling, and got a few on spinners.  No one pattern got skunked, but nothing stood out, either.
    • Stick in Mud
      Sorry for the late response....I suspect not many folks are building skid houses these days. Our houses have steel skids.  One had wood, but we changed them out. 
    • ZachD
      if you ever need another shooter let me know I would be down to shoot with you
    • FrazerBay
      Like the food and like the menu. Like the fact there are places to eat on the lake and will continue to support them.
    • delcecchi
      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.    Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it.