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  1. Thread: Prams

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    Re: Prams

    I had one in my "fleet" that I fished for several years. It was 9'x42" and beat up BAD. However, it was easy to get in/out of the truck/water, rowed nicely and was stand up stable. I caught allot of...
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    Re: Poll: Fish Finders

    Unless your fishing in water too deep for practical fly fishing methods, most fishfinders won't find fish. They just show too little of the bottom/water column.They are pretty useful in finding...
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    Re: Painting a fiberglass canoe

    You don't want to use "plastic" paint for a fiberglass canoe. That paint is made for polimer type plastic vs fiberglass ( big difference). Use an oil or acrylic based paint. Good old rustolium works...
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    Re: whats everyones kayak???

    Currently have 4.
    Wilderness System Pungo (12'1" Classic) - Still my go-to boat for versitility, menuverability and seaworthyness.
    (2) Old Town Loon 138's- Once with Rudder, one without. Great all...
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    Re: bass bug casting help

    My 2 cents based on my bugging experience .
    If your trying to toss waterlogged/wind resistant bugs in the 1/0-2/0 range you pretty buch NEED a 8 wt ( or 7 wt w an 8 wt line.) However, if you want...
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    Re: Cape Cod, Mass in July

    There is an in expensive water taxi that will take you to monamyIsland (sp?) near Chatham. They drop you off in the AM and pick you up in the afternoon. The flats fishing can be outstanding out there...
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    Re: Kayaking in Salt water

    I'll second Dawn/ EARLY AM. The water and wind are usually the calmest and you wont have a hatch of 36' sport fisherman ( complete with drunk/ rude captains) to deal with for the most part. Check...
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    Re: Flies = the Rubber Worm

    I've got ALLOT of experience fishing rubber worms so i'll toss in. I'd offer that you shouldn't be in too much of a hurry to try to mach a 8-9" rubber worm. There are times where these are best but...
  9. Thread: Leader

    by weehooker
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    Re: Leader

    For general NE striper fishing, ( includding some flats fishing on the Cape), I usueally run 45-48" or so of Berkley Big Game 20# mono tied into 30-36" of 12-14# Florocarbon. It's simple, tough,...
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    Re: your favorite simple bluegill fly

    Mine is a Bill Tapley pattern called the Indestructable Bug. It's basicly a VERY simple tye utilizing a maraboe tail, a few rubber legs and a gurgler style foam body.

    Hook: #10 dry
    Thread: ded...
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    Re: What is a Good Keeper Bluegill

    Obviously, the larger fish give larer fillets. However, large bluegill are an ever increasing rareity and worth protecting IMHO. 6" fish are ahppy medium and I would suggest that killing any gill...
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    Re: Magic and Ultimate Canoe/Kayak

    Jut to compare apples to apples: Low seat=increased stability. Allot of the tippyness that is pinned on canoes is becasue you are sitting 10" off the floor. If you sat 10" off the floor in a SOT,...
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    Re: Magic and Ultimate Canoe/Kayak

    http://www.mountainmanoutdoors.com/Cano ... fault.aspx

    There is alos a dealer on Ebay.

    FWIW, I like the concept. However, they ain't exactly light.

    Also FWIW, this isn't anything...
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    Re: Favorite Classic Poppers?

    If I could fish only one top water color it would be Yellow. This color has consistantly produced more topwater bass and panfish for me under more conditions than all other colors combined. A close...
  15. Thread: Dual Poppers

    by weehooker
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    Re: Dual Poppers

    The only issue would be that your going to have to slow down and open your loops or suffer frequent tangles. The mass of the poppers make them behave differently at the end of a back/forward cast....
  16. Thread: BB Canoe's

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    Re: BB Canoe's

    Agreed. One of the blessings and curses of stripper canoe construction is that it begs to be undertaken by complete novices. Unfortunatly, few novices , once immersed in the process, can resist the...
  17. Thread: BB Canoe's

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    Re: BB Canoe's

    These guys can tell you something about them.
    http://www.wcha.org/

    FWIW, from my research,( I've never actually built one) the BB canoe is a pretty cool thing but not all that light or durable. ...
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    Re: Use caution when motoring in low water

    Sorry but not surprised to hear of your mishap. FWIW, I've found square stern canoes to be tempremental when under power. ( had 3 , thy are all gone) Too narrow a beam to take sudden powered...
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    Re: Building My Own Fly Fishing Boat?

    Well Jim, it took you mentioning it to jog my memory but I DO remember (. That's something these days for me!) I'm glad you gave it a try. Very functional looking little canal crawler you got there....
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    Re: Clear intermediate line suggestions

    Just avoid anything that has a mono core. There take a set and require streatching more often at least each use. I own 1/2 doz intermediates in various brands and sizes 3-10. I can only say that i...
  21. Thread: A better SOT

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    Re: A better SOT

    Hmm, at 85#, you could just paddle a 10-12' aluminum jon boat at 1/3 the price. Interesting concept though.
  22. Ah, but if your lucky enough to hook into...

    Ah, but if your lucky enough to hook into something that big, It'll be a disaster that would be fondly and firmly burned into they film of his mind forever! MAn :D

    IMHO, I'd say go for it....
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    Somewhat depends on the type of line in your kit...

    Somewhat depends on the type of line in your kit ( and the weight of your rod as well as water depth/speed to be fished.) With lead core ( line and kits) I make 2, 4 and 6' lengths. In most cases...
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    I can just hear the gators now. " Yummm..I just...

    I can just hear the gators now. " Yummm..I just lover these things! Light and puffy on the outside and warm and crunchy on the inside" :wink:
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    Don't laugh too hard, it wasn't long ago that...

    Don't laugh too hard, it wasn't long ago that they had a gator show up in NJ if memory serves.
    :?
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