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FlatsLander Guide Service is a fly fishing business in Saint George, Kansas. Please view the pinpointed location for FlatsLander Guide Service on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps). Co-owner of FlatsLander Guide Service based in St. George, Kansas. FlatsLander Guide Service offers individual instruction in casting, as needed, on guided trips, and clients will also learn to spot and stalk fish, proper presentation of the fly, and techniques for fighting big fish. We offer individual and small group casting lessons, and have developed several instructional and informative seminars ranging from fishing the Florida Keys without a guide to building your own furled leaders without tools or jigs. We are available for club meetings and other gatherings of fly fishers, as well as retailer events (assistance with travel expenses is greatly appreciated) Please see our web page for information on available programs. $175 full day for one or two anglers, fishing from a Mitzi flats skiff and/or wade fishing the shorelines. All tackle and flies provided. We use TFO fly rods and reels, and Scientific Anglers fly lines $125 for a half day trip
Business type: Guide Service
Business name: FlatsLander Guide Service
Address: 11355 Luning Road
City: Saint George
State: Kansas

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Craig Phillips (FlatsLanderCP) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing: The heat wave has warmed the water and the carp are starting to get active. My guiding partner, Captain Sodie, has hit Milford twice this week and caught fish both trips. The warm, shallow water along the banks is now warm enough that the food sources are active, and the carp are feeding. It is good now, and will get better through the summer.

Call or email us if you're interested in trying some shallow water sight fishing for carp. www.flatslander.com (06/26/09)
Craig Phillips (FlatsLanderCP) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: Carp are starting to come off the spawn and move to the usual haunts. The water is crystal clear, and still a bit cool, so the fish are really spooky. They are also in slightly deeper water than in summer, but they will soon move up.

Right now, one of the most challenging ways for fly fishing for carp is under way - presenting dry flies to fish eating cottonwood seeds. Find a place where the seeds are falling on the water and look for fish sipping or grazing on them.

Try a size 10 or 12 dry fly, preferably white. If you tie, make some bivisible style flies tied with two white saddle hackles (save the Whiting grade one neck hackles for those little Colorado trout!). Use krystal flash for the tail and wing. White CDC flies will also work.

Use 6# (3x) tippet - no larger - and make your cast softly so the fly lands close to the feeding fish.

For cruisers (those not feeding, but visible near the surface) try a chartreuse or yellow woolly worm, size 6 or smaller.

Good luck, and visit our web site for contact information if you would like to try the world's most popular sport fish on a fly rod!

Craig Phillips
FlatsLander Guide Service
www.flatslander.com (05/28/09)
Craig Phillips (FlatsLanderCP) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing: Shallow water sight fishing to carp continues to be good, with potential shots at dozens of fish in the 3-4 hours that is about the max one can stay out in the heat. Fish are running between 5 and 10 pounds on average, with larger fish once in a while. I fished last and this Fri/Sat, and caught 3-4 fish each 2-3 hour session. Even had a school of wipers come into a cove I was fishing and managed to pick up a 2 pounder as it chased shad. Early morning and late evening wiper topwater bites are still sporadic, but should be picking up soon. (08/02/08)
Craig Phillips (FlatsLanderCP) reported - 1 - Excellent fly fishing: Shallow water sight fishing for carp is outstanding right now (12/30/08)
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Craig Phillips (FlatsLanderCP) wrote - Milford Lake is located just northwest of Junction City, Kansas, and just west of the Fort Riley Military Installation - Home of the 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One. Rocky shorelines provide excellent wadefishing for carp, and windblown points can provide access to white bass and wipers during the summer. Boat anglers can access more shoreline for carp, and can work the north and south islands (underwater humps) for wipers. Conventional tackle fishing for wipers, walleye, and blue catfish can be excellent at times. (07/23/08)
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