CONTEST WINNER!!

The winner is Chris from PA. He was the first contestant with all five guesses correct. Chris chose the Len Thompson No. 6 as his prize because it was the smallest lure available. He said, “I don’t catch many fish and the ones I do catch are usually quite small.” Let’s hope he was joking.

Thank you to all that participated. Check back often for more contests and tips.

See correct answers below.

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Fish #1 Chain Pickerel
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Fish #2 Samllmouth Bass
Fish #3
Fish #3 Rainbow Trout
Fish #4
Fish #4 Largemouth Bass
Fish #5
Fish #5 Fallfish

 

Know Your Fish CONTEST!

The colors and scale patterns on “everyday” fish never cease to amaze me. Here are five close-ups of common freshwater fish and a chance to win a prize. Submit your guesses through the contact button on the left. The first person with an all correct submission, or the most correct by Monday, May 30th will win your pick of a Len Thompson spoon shown above.

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Fish #1
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Fish #2
Fish #3
Fish #3
Fish #4
Fish #4
Fish #5
Fish #5

… and Another Useful Loop

The Dropper Loop

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Form a loop in the line.
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Pass the tag end of the line through the loop about 6 times.
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Pull the bottom of the original loop up through the middle of the six coils that you just formed.

 

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Moisten the knot and draw it tight from the main line, tag end, and the loop at the same time. It should be fairly even size and neatly stacked on each side of the loop.