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Post Posted: 08:56am - Aug 25,17 
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Took a gamble and ended up going up to a few creeks I previously fished stemming off the Kickapoo when it was completely blown out. Talked to some locals then and they said the storms were the worst they've had in 10 years. The campground we stayed at was actually closed due to flooding but we really had no where else to go. Talked to DNR the next day and they had no problem with it.

This trip was much better than the last. No flooding, crystal clear waters, and lots of very healthy trout. All fish caught on terrestrial fly patterns.

Caught a bunch of beautiful brookies.
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One of my nicer browns, biggest was 13.5" this one was 11"
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Morning fog on one of the creeks
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Sluggin around the driftless
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Post Posted: 10:05am - Aug 25,17 
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Very nice!

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Post Posted: 02:54pm - Aug 25,17 
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Beautiful pix bro....thanks for sharing trip!

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Post Posted: 07:35pm - Aug 25,17 
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Sweet! Nice fish. Hope to do a trip there and give the 3wt a test on those smaller waters.

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Post Posted: 11:59am - Aug 26,17 
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Very nice fish & photos!

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Post Posted: 07:56am - Aug 28,17 
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chuckt wrote:
Sweet! Nice fish. Hope to do a trip there and give the 3wt a test on those smaller waters.


Thanks! I'm currently looking into 3wts, any recommendations?

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Post Posted: 08:10am - Aug 28,17 
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Musky Baits wrote:
Terestrials being , hoppers, ants, spiders, etc. ??
We have to hit some big brownie holes .


Mainly ants and spiders.

Sent Tyler a pin yesterday, if he fishes south far enough (upstream on this creek) he'll hit my magic hole I've pulled out 3 of my 4 personal best fish :)

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Post Posted: 08:55am - Aug 29,17 
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I can say with extreme confidence that you should stay away from the Cabelas TQR rods.... you saw what happened on the second trip out with it.

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Post Posted: 03:19pm - Aug 29,17 
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Pannie Popper wrote:
I can say with extreme confidence that you should stay away from the Cabelas TQR rods.... you saw what happened on the second trip out with it.


Lol yup

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Post Posted: 03:21pm - Aug 29,17 
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Musky Baits wrote:
thewatsonator wrote:
chuckt wrote:
Sweet! Nice fish. Hope to do a trip there and give the 3wt a test on those smaller waters.


Thanks! I'm currently looking into 3wts, any recommendations?

Imperial, duh.
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Lol, you love that rod. I bid on a couple but never won. I'm finally ready for an upgrade so maybe i'll look back into it.

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Post Posted: 12:16pm - Aug 30,17 
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I really like my TFO, 3wt, 7-1/2ft and 2-piece rod. Like it so much that I bought one for my son. It casts well (and I am no pro) and handles the smallmouth that I hunt on the Duper. I have written that twice I snagged a carp, which took my rod to the extreme before they threw the hook. And the price is great ($129 and sometimes on sale at $99). Just a fun rod that I keep lined up in my garage and ready to go.

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Post Posted: 08:57am - Sep 1,17 
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chuckt wrote:
I really like my TFO, 3wt, 7-1/2ft and 2-piece rod. Like it so much that I bought one for my son. It casts well (and I am no pro) and handles the smallmouth that I hunt on the Duper. I have written that twice I snagged a carp, which took my rod to the extreme before they threw the hook. And the price is great ($129 and sometimes on sale at $99). Just a fun rod that I keep lined up in my garage and ready to go.


That's good to know, thanks. I tried out my buddies TFO 3wt a few weeks back and it was easily the smoothest casting fly rod I've casted, granted I have not tried many fly rods. Which model are you using?
Apparently TFO is owned by the original founder of G-Loomis. :)

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