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GRAHAM

Stream Stalker

Geared Up for Elmwood

Fri, February 28, 2014

Thiis coming weekend is the big Elmwood All Outdoors Show.  The show starts on Saturday and runs through Sunday (9 to 5 both days).  I will be setting up a booth and giving a seminar at 11:00 on Saturday.  Here is a brief look at what I will be displaying and/or selling at my booth:

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Above you can see the famous swim jig box.  As you can see the box is completely full with around 200 swim jigs ready for sale.  In addition, I have another 30 jigs that are considered “back stock”.  My daughter, father in law, and myself have worked very hard to get all these jigs done for the show.  Here are the six color schemes that will be available:

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Suntan Craw

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Money

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Bullgill…..........the best selling color the past few years.

Below are three new colors that I released for the first time at the Tinley Park show…............they were a big hit!

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Black/blue/purple….........or what I like to call Bucketmouth Delight

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Super Shad

And last, but certainly not least, is the new bluegill imitator known as AP Gill.  This color sold out at Tinley Park.  It seemed every angler loved this one:
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My swim jigs (known as Scouts) are $4 apiece or a dozen for $44.  Keep in mind that when you purchase my jigs you also receive Big Hammer swimbaits free of charge to use as trailers…..............while supplies last.  So, if you want to get “pick of the litter” when it comes to my jigs and trailers, GET TO THE SHOW EARLY ON SATURDAY.

In addition to the swim jigs, I will also have a limited number of flies for sale.  I will have some smallmouth bass flies along with a few muskie flies:

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And cannot forget the float n fly jigs that are personally tied by my father in law:

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Lastly, I will have information on my guiding service for 2014.  I have a few new and exciting things in store for Camp Smallmouth for 2014. 

I hope to see a lot of familiar faces and possibly others who are not familiar, but are readers of this blog.  Stop by and say hi.

AS ALWAYS…..........................HAIL TO THE SMALLIE

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First Open Water Trip of 2014

Fri, February 21, 2014

Had the chance last Sunday to get out for the first time and fish some water that was not frozen.  My good buddy Eric invited me out to chase a little winter bronze.  Wow!  What a feeling to get back out and actually cast and work a bait without having to jig up and down through an ice hole.  The river was in great shape and the air temps. were down-right balmy.  While we did not catch any fish, we had a great time getting out and shaking off the rust.

Hopefully, real spring is not too far off…..............................

Here are some shots that Eric took while we were fishing.  Eric is quite the photographer.

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After that great day on Sunday, it was back to the vise as I prepare jigs for Elmwood.  The Tinley Park show was great as I sold about 200 swim jigs along with some float n fly jigs.  If you are coming to Elmwood, make sure you at least stop by the booth and say hi.  I will have over 200 swim jigs ready to go for the show.  In addition, I will be doing a seminar at 11:00.  I have to admit that I am not real sure right now what my topic will be for the seminar.  I have given so many seminars that it is tough sometimes to come up with a new topic.  Anyone out there got any ideas on what they may want to hear about river smallies???  All ideas are good ideas…............thanks for the help and input.


AS ALWAYS…................HAIL TO THE SMALLIE

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Is This the Ultimate Jacket for a Stream Stalker?

Thu, January 30, 2014

My buddy, Todd Kent, told me about this jacket made in Canada.  If you love smallies, you will not find a better looking jacket.  Waterproof and windproof…............may have to get one in the near future.  Might be too nice to get dirty.

Make sure you scroll down so you can see the back of the jacket….............................INCREDIBLE!

http://fishbumoutfitters.com/store/products/the-stare-down-jacket/

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