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    I like the look of that - thanks for sharing...

    I like the look of that - thanks for sharing Scott!

    Cliff
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    Thanks for the replies! I cast this rod and...

    Thanks for the replies! I cast this rod and really liked it - seems to handle 4 or 5 weight lines about the same in my back yard. I think I'll make an offer (as if I need another trout rod?)
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    Diamondback Fly Rod

    I'm trying to find out anything about Diamondback Standard Trout Rods. I have my hands on a 9' 4 piece model that's well used and I'm wondering about it's value. It's a graphite stick - I'd only be...
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    Diamondback Standard Trout

    I'm trying to value a Diamondback DGS700 Graphite "Standard Trout" 9' 4piece rod. I don't know how old it may be - it looks like it has been used but not abused. Can anyone tell me anything about...
  5. Thread: Loop knot

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    I remember the Bowline from my sailing days. ...

    I remember the Bowline from my sailing days. It's a great knot because it never slips, but it also never tightens, so you could always untie it when you were finished. I never thought of using it...
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    I bought my LT on e-bay. When I broke it - my...

    I bought my LT on e-bay. When I broke it - my fault - I learned that Winston rods are guaranteed for life for the original purchaser. If you bought it new you should be covered, if you bought used...
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    Sounds like an LT, but tedshuck is right, it's...

    Sounds like an LT, but tedshuck is right, it's pretty unliky they made more than one 5 pc 7'9" 5 wt in the 90's. Call the service folks and ask.

    Cliff
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    "Dave speaks with a very gentle Scottish accent,...

    "Dave speaks with a very gentle Scottish accent, if you have difficulties understanding him, then don't get lost if you visit! You'll never follow any directions you are given!"

    Good Advice...
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    I'm not sure if it's relevant to what you're...

    I'm not sure if it's relevant to what you're looking at, but my first solo rod build (I did a rod building class before,) was an inexpensive Hook & Hackle kit, which was Pac Bay all the way. It was...
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    Jack, I've seen some tables and furled a few...

    Jack,
    I've seen some tables and furled a few leaders a couple years ago, but I never took the time to understand the numbers before - seemed a like gobbledegook until the light came on when I read...
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    Thanks Jack, Kaboom1 and Warren - the light just...

    Thanks Jack, Kaboom1 and Warren - the light just came on for the first time! I've followed directions without really understanding what I was doing before - I think I've got it now....

    And thanks...
  12. Thread: Robin

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    Hans, Beautiful dressing as always - fitting...

    Hans,

    Beautiful dressing as always - fitting tribute too.

    Cliff
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    Sounds like you've made a good decision...

    Sounds like you've made a good decision NCVirginian. The Hook & Hackle Xi kits and rods are really nice too - they cost a bit more than the Forecast kits, but they're often on sale.

    Cliff
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    Good question ggh..... Cliff

    Good question ggh.....

    Cliff
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    I'm looking forward to seeing your results. ...

    I'm looking forward to seeing your results.

    Cliff
  16. What Uncle Jesse said. I do that whenever I need...

    What Uncle Jesse said. I do that whenever I need a PDF.

    Cliff
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    Go to Tenkara USA (www.tenkarausa.com...

    Go to Tenkara USA (www.tenkarausa.com) and click on Tenkara Gear. I've never used one.

    Cliff
  18. Thread: Book or DVD

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    "The Curtis Creek Manifesto" Cliff

    "The Curtis Creek Manifesto"

    Cliff
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    Nice tie as always Byron. I'm one of those...

    Nice tie as always Byron. I'm one of those Snowshoe fans.

    Cliff
  20. Thread: Update me

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    I'm a budget kind of guy and a pretty average...

    I'm a budget kind of guy and a pretty average caster. A year of so ago I was lucky enough to win a Helios 2 rod. From the first cast that rod absolutely makes me look a lot better than I am. It...
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    Thanks Scott, very nice SBS and good looking fly....

    Thanks Scott, very nice SBS and good looking fly.

    Cliff
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    What Lotech said and asked! Cliff

    What Lotech said and asked!

    Cliff
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    I'm with CaseyP, if I had to choose only one book...

    I'm with CaseyP, if I had to choose only one book it would be Leeson & Schollmeyer's "Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying." Having said that, as a completely ignorant beginner A.K. Best's...
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    I'd feel a LOT better if my flies looked that...

    I'd feel a LOT better if my flies looked that good!

    Cliff
  25. Thread: Rubber Nets

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    I agree Byron. I just started using a rubber net...

    I agree Byron. I just started using a rubber net because I believe it is better for the fish. I usually carried my old nylon mesh net, but didn't use it often when nymphing because of the hassle of...
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