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William Schlafer  
#11 Posted : Friday, October 18, 2019 2:02:32 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: madguy30 Go to Quoted Post


Is there a TU chapter in Madison or somewhere that takes fly tying donations?



Try contacting Southern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited . They should be able to direct you to some groups accepting donations.


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Gurth  
#12 Posted : Friday, October 18, 2019 2:09:20 PM(UTC)
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Another option and maybe a better one for fly tying supplies is Project Healing Waters.

The chapter in Wisconsin is based in Appleton:

Midwest Contacts


This is something I'd like to be involved with and I have contacted them, but I'm obviously not a fly fisher and they are based up there, so nothing has come of it.
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JGF  
#13 Posted : Friday, October 18, 2019 2:21:02 PM(UTC)
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A number of chapters (Green Bay, SEWTU, SWTU, and CRTU are the ones I'm familiar with) have Veteran Service Partnership (VSP) programs.

Project Healing Waters is a good group but they're limited to working with disabled veterans whereas the VSP programs work with all veterans.

Another option is there are a few Five Rivers Programs at Wisconsin universities that might be interested.

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#14 Posted : Friday, October 18, 2019 9:13:46 PM(UTC)
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madguy30  
#15 Posted : Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:17:28 PM(UTC)
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I need to get another streamer box and get all the furry flashies organized.

Otherwise - Pheasant hunting. Town limits c&r, weather permitting. Maybe hit up some grouse cover down here. Scrape together enough $$ for an 8 or 9 weight rig for warm water (thinking maybe a 10' echo ion xl). Maybe try making some bite leaders as well.


Bite leaders like for pike/musky types?

3-4ish feet of 25-40 lb. test tied to a wire bite 'tippet' works just fine. Rio has a really good wire bite material that's flexible. I use a blood knot but I may tinker with the loop to loop connection just for kicks.

I also got some fly clips that I want to try out for switching out flies without having to waste the wire portion.
Hoggies  
#16 Posted : Monday, October 21, 2019 1:43:49 AM(UTC)
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I put a front loop on an Airflo sink leader because I used up all the mono. It works fine with fluro and some 25lb wire I swiped out of my FIL's boat (buncha snake northerns where I go bass fishing). I'll try that... I want to have something for topwater.
OTC_MN  
#17 Posted : Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:14:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: madguy30 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Hoggies Go to Quoted Post
I need to get another streamer box and get all the furry flashies organized.

Otherwise - Pheasant hunting. Town limits c&r, weather permitting. Maybe hit up some grouse cover down here. Scrape together enough $$ for an 8 or 9 weight rig for warm water (thinking maybe a 10' echo ion xl). Maybe try making some bite leaders as well.


Bite leaders like for pike/musky types?

3-4ish feet of 25-40 lb. test tied to a wire bite 'tippet' works just fine. Rio has a really good wire bite material that's flexible. I use a blood knot but I may tinker with the loop to loop connection just for kicks.

I also got some fly clips that I want to try out for switching out flies without having to waste the wire portion.


If you have a heavy or bulky/wind-resistant fly, a loop to loop connection can hinge on you, which is annoying. I've started using a 3mm tippet ring and a 3-turn uni-knot on the wire. Makes it really easy to replace the bite leader when it gets short.



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