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New Guy

Postby Jerry » July 29th, 2012, 12:13 pm

Hello everyone. I was looking for carp fly recipes and found your site. I'm from So. Illinois and have been retired about 3 years now. I love Bluegilling on the beds and I'm going to try carp fishing. I saw Luke's carp candy fly in the Cabelas catalog and have tied a few of those to try. The nearest trout stream fishing to me is in Missouri and I like that also. I assemblied an Orvis fiberglass rod when I was in high school(early 60's) and have been hooked on the Bluegill since then.
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Re: New Guy

Postby darrin terry » July 29th, 2012, 12:27 pm

Welcome Jerry!
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How do you tie the fly to your hooks without killing them with the thread? I keep cutting them in half.
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Re: New Guy

Postby flybob » July 29th, 2012, 1:07 pm

Jerry, welcome and hope you enjoy your stay!

would love to see some mid-western gill posts!
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Re: New Guy

Postby Wildman » July 29th, 2012, 4:57 pm

Welcome, Jerry. I was born in Oak Park and my family farmed in Galesburg. I'll bet you folks have some incredible carping on the fly out there. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Re: New Guy

Postby 1mocast » July 29th, 2012, 5:13 pm

Jerry,
Welcome...There are some diehard Carp and Gill fishermen here.

Post a a trip report here when ya get a chance so we can drool over the pictures.
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Re: New Guy

Postby WanderingBlues » July 30th, 2012, 9:04 am

Jerry, welcome! I graduated HS in Southern Illinois about 25 miles east of St Louis. Some of the best days were spent catching white bass in farm ponds....
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Re: New Guy

Postby beachbum » July 30th, 2012, 9:24 am

Welcome aboard, Jerry! Post some pics from your fishing there. Good luck on the carp!
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Re: New Guy

Postby RichardCullip » July 30th, 2012, 9:51 am

Welcome aboard, jerry. Looking forward to some warm water reports from the middle of the country.
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Re: New Guy

Postby Fishfreak911 » August 4th, 2012, 11:28 pm

Heyyyyyy Jerry! Welcome to FFA! You'll love it here. Some of teh most genuine and generous peeps on the planet! Glad you introduced yourself. Poke around and get to know the board. Its a reel fun place! Hope to see some of your pics down the road! :bananadance:
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Re: New Guy

Postby gabe » August 6th, 2012, 2:29 pm

hello and welcome. looking forward to you sharing some warm water trips. always love getting some time in with pans and carp.
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Re: New Guy

Postby The fishing queen » August 6th, 2012, 10:32 pm

Welcome, Jerry! :)
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Re: New Guy

Postby fflutterffly » August 7th, 2012, 5:06 am

Welcome Jerry! You've come to the right place. Filled with information, advice, and lots of fish *, FFA has become a place for both locals and near locals, like yourself, to meet up and exchange ideas, tales and lies. If you ever travel west you'll find the members willing and able to take you on to some of their favorite waters. I know this to be true while traveling from Los Angeles to Bozeman, MT I was able to share water with folks from this group.

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