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Fly Fishing in Cincinnati ? Come and Join the Fun!

Spend a day learning to fly fish and open up the door to a lifetime of angling adventures and memories. Upon completion of this full day, comprehensive school, you will be skilled and confident enough to pack up your fly fishing gear and head out to enjoy a trip on the water of your choosing. The elements of the sport we feel are essential for beginners and cover in the school are as follows:

· Equipment Knowledge and Selection

· Casting Techniques & Presentation

· Reading Water

· Wading Techniques

· Fishing Knots

· Fly & Leader Selection

· Fly Presentation

· Proper Fish Fighting Techniques

· Lots of time spent fishing!

The setting for our fly fishing schools is a sportsman club in Manchester, Indiana. The location is a short drive from Cincinnati, Ohio. The club is comprised of 1000 pristine acres of rolling hillsides housing 14 ponds and a man-made trout stream. The waters are home to largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, panfish, trout, carp, and catfish. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, a newly remodeled lodge with full amenities is at our disposal.

The fly fishing schools run from March-August. The cost of the school is $175 and includes all fly fishing equipment, a hearty lunch, and beverages. Accommodations at the lodge or nearby casino hotels are available, and we would be happy to make those arrangements for you. The schools are limited to 4 or 5 participants, ensuring a lot of personal attention.

2008 Introductory Fly Fishing School dates:

March 29th

April 5th

April 12th

May 10th

June 7th

June 28th

July 12th

August 2nd

The following items are recommended items for the beginning flyfishing school:

· Flyrod and reel if you own one. If not, one is provided as part of the class.

· Sunglasses-Polarized sunglasses are strongly recommended as they help cut the glare on the water allowing you to “see through” the water.

· Sunscreen

· Hat

· Hiking shoes or similar. Recommend against wearing open-toe shoes

· Bug Spray-usually not bad but you never can tell.

· Camera

· Any personal medications

· Clothing recommendation is long pants (lightweight) and a short sleeve shirt (no bright colors)

· Rain gear if appropriate.

(If you have any questions regarding what to wear or bring, please do not hesitate to call and ask us. We will be more than happy to review the checklist with you.)

To reserve a slot for an upcoming school, please call us at 513-871-3474. If you cannot attend any of the available dates above, you can email or call us and we will place your name on a list and contact you if we open additional school dates. Private schools are also an option if the dates above do not fit your schedule.

For more information, feel free to contact the school instructor, Brian Barnard, at Brian@BestGear.com.

Brian Barnard is a Federation of Fly Fishers licensed instructor at Best Gear, an online supplier of field and stream apparel and Kentucky fly fishing and Ohio fly fishing experts.

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Fish Bait Recipes – How to Mix Your Own Bait

Cured Salmon Eggs

If you are fishing for large game fish, cured salmon eggs are the ideal bait. Largemouth bass, muskellunge, salmon, and other large fish species love them.

Here’s how to cure salmon eggs to use as bait:

1. Withdraw the eggs from a salmon you are cleaning, keeping the egg sacs intact.

2. Cover a large, flat,moveable surface with 1/4 inch of borax.

3. Cut the egg sacs across the membrane in slits of 3 to 4 inches.

4. Lay the egg sac sections 1 inch apart on top of the borax.

5. Scatter more borax over the top to produce a light coating.

6. Be sure all egg sacs are covered.

7. Move the large mobile surface that the eggs are on to a protected area with good circulation all around.

8. The eggs must not be in direct sunlight and cannot get moist.

9. Allow the sacs to dry for 2 to 3 days, turning them every 12 hours.

10. Pick the egg sacs out of the borax and shake off any excess.

11. Place them in plastic bags or storage containers.

The egg sacs are ready to use when they are completely dry and leatherlike, but pliable. If properly cured, they can be kept in their containers until your next fishing trip.


Cheese Bait

Cheese bait can be utilized to catch catfish, chub, and carp. In fact, carp especially love cheese bait. So if you’re seeking to catch any of these species or a huge carp that’s been hanging around your fishing hole, here’s how to construct your own cheese bait:

1. Use 10 ounces of pie pastry and roll it flat on a chopping board or counter top.

2. Smear the pastry with aged cheddar flavor.

3. Add 6 ounces of grated cured cheddar cheese and 4 ounces of Danish blue cheese, crumbled to fine grains.

4. Fold the pastry over the cheese, so it is entirely covered and roll out.

5. Repeat this process until the pie pastry and the cheese are thoroughly mixed and the cheese is absorbed by the pastry.

6. Form the paste into a big ball and knead by hand.

7. Add 10 drops of the mature cheddar flavoring to a freezer bag and place the cheese paste ball into the bag.

8. Place the bag into the freezer.

When thawed, this bait has an appealing consistency and texture, and a very powerful odor. Roll the thawed paste into small balls and place them into a container for your next excursion.

When you place a cheese ball onto your hook, adjust the hook’s point into the center, cast and wait patiently for the fish to bite. Your wait should be short and the catch satisfying.

Check out the free fishing articles at Fishing Gear or Fishing for Fun.

Copyright 2008 Ron King. This article may be reprinted if the resource box is left intact and the links live.

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How to Have Good Success With Striped Bass Fishing

This article is going to provide you with some of the information that you would ever have wanted on striped bass fishing. You are going to read about Striped Bass Fishing here and if you find that what you have read here is something which is worth reading, our task would then be fulfilled.

The striped bass is almost always referred to as the striper. Like largemouth bass fishing, striped bass fishing has caught on to become one of the most popular sports and leisure activities in North America. In fact, in some places like Cape Code, it is one of the most popular forms of angling. Now when you are reading about striped bass fishing, don’t you feel amazed to know that so much existed about striped bass fishing, bass fishing tip, florida bass fishing and that you were unaware about so much?

Although bass can be found in many different places throughout the North American continent, the striped bass primarily lives on the Eastern Seaboard, ranging from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Southern Georgia. Reaching the half way mark can provide you with ample signs of what is in store for the next half. So, if you are satisfied with what you have read about striped bass fishing and florida bass fishing here, you would not be disappointed further also.

Part of the reason why striped bass fishing is more popular in Northeastern states and Mid-Atlantic states, rather than Southeastern states, is because the optimal spawning temperature is somewhere in the mid-range for bass. Generally, striped bass will spawn when the water is between 59 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If it gets significantly higher than that, the quality of the eggs can be compromised by the high water temperatures. This means that striper have to migrate to deeper and cooler waters when the temperature of the water beings to rise. In the Spring, striped bass fishing becomes even more popular in the Northeastern United States, as striper migrate up the Eastern Seaboard to spawn to waters of optimal temperature. Usually, the female will lead and several males will follow the goal, of course, is to spawn further North.

In the Fall, again, as water temperatures cool off, striper re-emerge from colder, deeper water to appear on the Eastern Seaboard, which means that striped bass fishing once again becomes popular.

No matter where you live or what season it happens to be, striped bass fishing is almost guaranteed to be an interesting endeavor, as striper is one of the largest variations of bass – and is known for putting up a fierce fight against anglers. That was some about striped bass fishing and bass fishing and we sincerely hope that you must have gained by this article on striped bass fishing.

Stevie James is an experienced fisherman who has set up a Free Fishing Information website to offer free tips, techniques and tutorials that will really help you on the way to more successful and more enjoyable fishing!