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cys_av8rParticipantDecember 18, 2017 at 8:08 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantDecember 18, 2017 at 3:01 pmPost count: 179
I was only able to get out 3 times over the 2 weekends.
The first weekend was SLOOOOOOOOW. No one was hunting the properties that border the one I was on and they weren’t moving.
That changed on Sat the 16th around 445pm. I had 2 very nice bucks work towards me. They got to about 100 yards, which was way too far for my Super Redhawk revolver, so I just enjoyed watching them work up the hill onto the next farm over.
I already had meat in the freezer from my bow hunts, and Sat was a great night to be in the woods.cys_av8rParticipantAugust 21, 2017 at 5:02 pmPost count: 179
Quote by: gsgramps
how does this work on foam flies example–foam hoppers. some foam floats better than others. and i still use a floating especially in rough water.
Never used anything on my foam hoppers, I have had some cheap foam in the past that didn’t float the best, so I just used a razor blade to re-use the hook and threw that stuff out.cys_av8rParticipantAugust 18, 2017 at 7:09 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantJuly 6, 2017 at 5:50 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantJuly 6, 2017 at 5:36 pmPost count: 179
I have used Gink and a couple of others quite a bit.
The key is to let use a small amount, rub it around between your thumb and first finger to liquefy it, then apply to the sparsely to the body of the fly. Keep it out of the hackle.
Works well for me. I also use Easy Dry from Loon once in a while as well with small BWOs and other smaller winged flies after they get slimed.cys_av8rParticipantJuly 6, 2017 at 5:23 pmPost count: 179
Don’t get back to the forums enough!
I have been killing gills and bass all spring and summer long with the fly rod.
In the spring I was using mostly streamers like buggers and small clouser minnows.
Then it was to foam poppers. Then double barrel popper for big bass.
Lately it has been grasshoppers, ants, and beetles all made out of craft foam from Michael’s Art store and some deer hair of course.
Nothing in my opinion is more fun that catching big gills on a 3wt swinging a beetle or a hopper.cys_av8rParticipantJuly 6, 2017 at 5:19 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantJanuary 23, 2017 at 6:41 pmPost count: 179
Quote by: JPenny
To all the guys who doubted this guy, how do you feel now? I’ve yet to see anyone post, “Hey, sorry I doubted you, kid.” And to the young man who found this, you do whatever you want with these racks as long as it is legal. If you need to sell them to outfit yourself for archery, so be it. And while you’re at it, give thanks to the Almighty for delivering these to you so you could get set up!
The way new people are treated on this site sometimes is probably the reason the traffic is down.cys_av8rParticipantJanuary 23, 2017 at 6:37 pmPost count: 179
Haven’t been able to get back to the forum. Thanks for all of the great info.
A couple of days ago I went to Michael’s (a art/craft shop) and bought a couple of sheets of 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch foam that people use for art projects.
I got some spray glue and glued two sheets together. Then took a hollow punch and starting punching out 3/16in popper heads. Works great and was cheap. The foam sheets were less than a buck a piece. Haven’t had time to tie lately, but when I get a “presentable” popper I will post a pic.cys_av8rParticipantJanuary 12, 2017 at 8:01 pmPost count: 179
Quote by: TeamAsgrow
Wooly buggers are good Iowa Flys.
I tie marabou jigs too that would work on a fly set up 1/80 and 1/64th jigs would then give you a little sink. I would use black or darker colors for gills but catch plenty of crappies on them too and trout.
Good stuff…..that just happens to be one of the flies I have tied to this point.
My first one wasn’t great, but I have tied 2 more pretty decent ones.
I have read that catching bluegills and crappies on a fly rod is a blast, have to think it is!cys_av8rParticipantSeptember 3, 2013 at 8:14 pmPost count: 179
Last year I shot a doe late on a Sunday afternoon and the locker was not open. The low temp that night was in the low 50s if I remember correctly.
I bought 2 large bags of ice and stuffed them bag and all in the body cavity, covered it with a tarp and got the meat to the locker first thing on Monday morning.
Meat was just fine and she tasted great.cys_av8rParticipantNovember 14, 2012 at 6:33 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantNovember 14, 2012 at 2:45 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantOctober 25, 2012 at 8:48 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantOctober 11, 2012 at 1:59 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantFebruary 16, 2012 at 3:34 pmPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantDecember 19, 2011 at 2:44 amPost count: 179
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Quote by: tim+ballard
Quote by: big_eye
As on 8:00 p.m the current statewide harvest numbers were 99057 total deer with 48324 does, 40499 bucks, 9993 button bucks and 241 shed bucks.
241 shed bucks is mostly from last years january anterless season. So if you count button bucks in with regular bucks that makes damn near an equal harvest between bucks and does!!!!
No it’s not. The totals on there are from the seasons starting in 2011 and will continue through the January antlerless of 2012. Last years January antlerless is not on there. By the end of the this January there will be over 1,000 shed bucks. People don’t take the time to properly identify a doe vs. shed buck, and some just don’t care.
You lifting their legs before you shoot? 😀cys_av8rParticipantDecember 7, 2011 at 3:24 amPost count: 179cys_av8rParticipantDecember 4, 2011 at 8:05 pmPost count: 179
I am going to go out on a limb here and assume I was the one who got this thread moved into the battlefront area, so I will take this chance to apologize. I probably should have taken a step back from the keyboard before posting my chippy response.
That being said, I am really TIRED of all of these â€œholier than thouâ€ hunters out there badmouthing â€œgroup huntersâ€ and the like. I have been â€œgroup huntingâ€ for deer 25 years with essentially the same group of people. (5-6 in the group). We have always been safe, responsible, and respectful of both other hunters and the animals we are hunting. Are there idiots out there blasting away at everything that moves? You bet, but they are few and far between, at least in my experience.
If someone is breaking the law or trespassing, you may have a reason to whine. That being said, coming out on a website and whining isn’t going to do you a hell of a lot of good.
Everyone knows there are a lot of people out in the woods during Gun 1 and Gun 2, always has been, always will be. To go out and expect something different is asinine. If you don’t like it, stay inside and watch some football.
Group hunting is a great way for friends and family to spend some time in the outdoors. They are no more or less of a hunter than someone who decides to sit in a blind by themselves.