Duper On The Fly

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Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Jul Sun 05, 2020 6:47 pm

Took the fly rod to the dupage for the first time today, didn’t run into anything big but caught a couple little guys and some bluegill. Light line makes anything a blast - I had always overlooked the Dupage (stupidly) but I’m excited to keep exploring it
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby Rambler » Jul Mon 06, 2020 7:55 am

:clap: :clap:
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby badger75 » Jul Mon 06, 2020 8:37 am

Thanks for posting. Welcome!
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Jul Mon 06, 2020 4:04 pm

Thanks guys - I just recently picked up a fly rod, but of a learning curve yet compared to my conventional stuff but the light line makes even the tiny gills fun
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby Rambler » Jul Tue 07, 2020 5:34 pm

I 1st learned fly fishing catching 'gills at Beck in 1974. 'Gills are a hoot on a fly.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby mike son » Jul Tue 07, 2020 10:02 pm

Nice! Were you on the main branch and how bad was the eel grass?
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Jul Wed 08, 2020 9:48 am

I was on the west branch, grass not too bad in most spots
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby mike son » Jul Wed 08, 2020 9:10 pm

MrPeanut wrote:I was on the west branch, grass not too bad in most spots


Cool, thanks for the intel. I hope to get out there shortly and it's been awhile since I've made it out there. That eel grass can get nasty thick in the summer.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Jul Sat 18, 2020 5:36 pm

Headed back out today before it got too hot, although standing in the river was a good way to keep cool.

A couple small smallmouth and a bunch of little gills are a great Saturday
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby BrookeT » Jul Sat 18, 2020 6:03 pm

Nice job! I have yet to fish the DuPage, on my list and I prefer fly to conventional esp for smallies
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby CBatt2 » Jul Sat 18, 2020 7:31 pm

Was going through some of the equipment my brothers and I have accumulated over the years, and came across a fly-rod that my uncle assembled, before moving on to the great "River in the sky." You've inspired me! Maybe I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Jul Sat 18, 2020 8:30 pm

I’m new to the fly world, a friend of mine talked me into it while visiting him up in MN. My casting is still brutal at times but it’s a whole new world of fun
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby Rambler » Jul Sun 19, 2020 7:11 am

Nice!

BTW - I have a 2-piece, 9' Fly Logic #8 for sale. I've got a Cortland Vista reel that goes with it. $115.00 for both. PM if interested.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Aug Sun 30, 2020 8:36 am

Got out again this weekend on the West Branch. Got a few gills / sunfish, spooked a bunch of small bass and a couple of better size but couldn’t get them to eat. Most likely my fault, still being a newbie at river fishing it takes me until I’m standing in the spot to recognize it’s good.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby grems » Aug Mon 31, 2020 5:10 pm

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Glad you are getting out there, you will connect with the bass soon enough.

I’ve been a regular on the Riverwalk lately, they start hitting after sunset like this guy last night, less than a foot of water.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Sep Tue 08, 2020 6:33 pm

Nice smallie!
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby jmdog2003 » Sep Mon 14, 2020 7:24 am

Keep up your efforts. You will battle an 18 incher on the fly soon enough.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby mike son » Sep Mon 14, 2020 9:10 pm

Nice Grems! I just picked up decent fly rod to really give fly fishing another go. I had messed around with a fly rod as a kid. Was out on the west branch the Friday of Labor Day weekend and ended up whacking some real nice pure Bluegills on a panfish popper in a deep slow bend of the river. Couple smallies as well but nothing of size. Been dicking around throwing a beadhead wooly buggers and small clousers on a 4wt in the local pond and now I'm thinking I want a 6wt with a dedicated line for small streamers.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby Rambler » Sep Tue 15, 2020 2:39 pm

Mike - interested in an 8 wgt? Got one for sale. Reel too.
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Sep Sun 20, 2020 3:48 pm

Got out yesterday for a bit, got a few small small jaws. Nothing of size but a perfect Saturday morning
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby RonG » Sep Mon 21, 2020 12:07 am

Good stuff!
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Re: Duper On The Fly

Postby MrPeanut » Sep Sat 26, 2020 10:22 pm

Tried out a spot I haven’t been to over on the east branch today, got a couple small largies. Hopefully the weather stays comfortable to be out in for a while, I’m not ready for super cold yet.
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