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shebs  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:55:06 PM(UTC)
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I could probably rig those up for you LOL

The only black blades I have are size 4 or size 15, though.
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:22:28 PM(UTC)
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I've had good results with dark colored z-man TRD plastics (those are like 3" OAL with a jighead. They're also almost all at least half brown) and 4.5" black/black flake Gary Yamamoto shad shaped worms. Normal presentation is cast upstream, LTPSA, and work it back along the bottom. Same deal as what I've had luck with using streamers (just not as much because I'm new on the whippy stick)

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Gurth  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:40:52 PM(UTC)
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Shebs - these look great but really haven't worked with any consistency. I have gotten fish to take them, but usually just go back to a straight spinner which seems to work better.

Will need at least 6 of an actual PM to get them to the bottom where they need to be in the deeper water that I want to try them in.

Hoggies - I was thinking along the same lines and am gonna pick up some black tails and shads today so I can have an option without a spinner on it.

I have just about every color of plastic imaginable but no black. Laugh



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shebs  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:46:38 PM(UTC)
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Send me one of your used up black 6 or 9, and the tail, and I'll gladly assemble it.
I've taken to using black tungsten worm weights as replacements for the lead bodies - 1/4 oz of tungsten gets it down quick LOL
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#15 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 2:35:10 AM(UTC)
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Next weekend is the upper 20’s.
I have the chance of an overnighter in Viroqua.
No snow melt, worth it?
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#16 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 3:14:52 AM(UTC)
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Definitely. If it's 25+ that'll keep your guides from icing up. Below that I stay home.
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#17 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 2:32:15 PM(UTC)
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Nice weather on the weekend makes me stay home. If it isnt windy and its a weekday I really get the itch. I dont care if its zero, the fish will still be feeding.
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#18 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 2:35:32 PM(UTC)
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Fish eat every day.

I’ll go out down to zero unless it’s really windy and even then I can always go to a valley.

If I’m in the mood to fish, I fish. Temp rarely plays a part.
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#19 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 4:39:59 PM(UTC)
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Definitely worth going out fishing, Chiflyguy. If you see midges or little black stones in the air, don't be afraid to drift a similar pattern, or even a smaller soft hackle in the surface film. That was a winning method for me last weekend. Otherwise, low and slow in the holes, maybe with a big black wooley bugger on the end.

After a hard day fishing Saturday, go to Badger Crossing in Cashton for their Prime Rib special; it gets crowded, so you have to make a reservation. but it's worth it. And there's always a good and cheap burger at the Westby Rod and Gun Club bar in town.
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#20 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:35:59 AM(UTC)
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Definitely worth going out fishing, Chiflyguy. If you see midges or little black stones in the air, don't be afraid to drift a similar pattern, or even a smaller soft hackle in the surface film. That was a winning method for me last weekend. Otherwise, low and slow in the holes, maybe with a big black wooley bugger on the end.

After a hard day fishing Saturday, go to Badger Crossing in Cashton for their Prime Rib special; it gets crowded, so you have to make a reservation. but it's worth it. And there's always a good and cheap burger at the Westby Rod and Gun Club bar in town.


Yup gonna give it a go.
Got a plan but we know how that goes.
Thanks for the restaurant advice but I’m partial to the Driftless Cafe and a Driftless brew.

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