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  1. Nighthawk, I am in the same spot as you. Loss...

    Nighthawk,

    I am in the same spot as you. Loss of interest, medical problems, etc. Don't tie any more cause it hurts too much - gave all my tying gear and supplies to one of my last living fishing...
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    This is from YCMALTF on my website. "We would...

    This is from YCMALTF on my website.

    "We would hunt the Deward area along the Manistee River. This is
    that same stretch from Cameron Bridge Road up to Manistee Road along
    the headwaters of the...
  3. Thread: What's new?

    by Bobinmich
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    "Necessity is the mother of invention." When...

    "Necessity is the mother of invention." When faced with similar situations, others will come up with solutions that may be identical to yours and some will come up with better (or worse) solutions. I...
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    I started doing this for 18 -22 trico's. Just...

    I started doing this for 18 -22 trico's. Just used the entire tippet and used a perfection loop to loop handshake on to the leader. Hinging is not a problem with handshakes if you don't make the loop...
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    It's your money - spend it however you want.

    It's your money - spend it however you want.
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    So. Say you are standing up on a hill over a...

    So. Say you are standing up on a hill over a trout stream and you see two people fishing the stream. Both are seasoned fishermen. One has a $200 Cabellas rod and one has a $700 Sage. Can you tell...
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    Most of you know that Ladyfisher and Castwell got...

    Most of you know that Ladyfisher and Castwell got married at Keystone Campground. The prolog of http://www.hatofmichigan.org/uploads/TyingFlies_ebook.pdf was written there. The whole Ausable system...
  8. I use a 3 wt or a 4wt on small streams all the...

    I use a 3 wt or a 4wt on small streams all the time. But when you have to throw a 2/0 EP 100 feet on the salt, an eight or ten is my choice. I use a 16 oz. on 16d's and a tack hammer on tacks. Every...
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    I have practiced shoot and release on ruffed...

    I have practiced shoot and release on ruffed grouse for years. My dog always enjoys a good laugh.

    Actually landing a fish does not mean nearly as much to me as the overall experience of fooling...
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    Not a well known trout area although some big...

    Not a well known trout area although some big browns are known to that part of the territory. Jack Hise used to live just north of there and he likes warm water. PM him.

    Bob
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    Also in NE Florida. How many Waldo's are there?

    Also in NE Florida. How many Waldo's are there?
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    Dr. Bill Hanneman wrote a really good phamphlet...

    Dr. Bill Hanneman wrote a really good phamphlet on what fish see. A real eye opener - he,he, he.
    It's a lot more than you might think at least during the day through a still water boundry. Can't...
  13. I was much smarter back in my younger years....

    I was much smarter back in my younger years. Thought I knew everything until one of my fishing buddies showed me a little trick for this situation. If you let the fly drift a little past where the...
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    http://www.hatofmichigan.org/uploads/My_Secret_Gar...

    http://www.hatofmichigan.org/uploads/My_Secret_Garden.pdf

    Bob
  15. Thread: Orvis Helios

    by Bobinmich
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    When upscale flyrods passed the $500 mark, I lost...

    When upscale flyrods passed the $500 mark, I lost interest. $800 is definitely pricey but it is your money. And there is no substitute for owning the finest.

    Bob
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    Since only 4 million tons of lead are mined in...

    Since only 4 million tons of lead are mined in the world per year, the US is saying 1 % of all lead mined in the world is lost in sinkers in the US. Bull. The only meaningful number would be the lead...
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    There is always a lot of hype in marketting but...

    There is always a lot of hype in marketting but SA is usually pretty straight in their fly line dept. complements of Bruce Richards. Bruce is not only a world expert on flylines, he is a great...
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    Almost any name brand equipment will do. More...

    Almost any name brand equipment will do. More important is that you hook yourself up with a quality instructor. While many people start from books and from a friends advice and training, you will...
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    Wow, Chris. That's a long way up and over. I had...

    Wow, Chris. That's a long way up and over. I had a friend, now passed, who flew F-94's out of Goose Bay in the early 50's. He used to talk about the great summer trout fishing. Good luck in your new...
  20. Thread: A Fly Why ?

    by Bobinmich
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    Never really thought about it. I just tie what I...

    Never really thought about it. I just tie what I like and buy what I like and throw it out there where I want and the fish will sometimes hit if he's there. No big deal. You like fancy flies, then...
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    From above, RIO usually has some glow in the dark...

    From above, RIO usually has some glow in the dark lines there for you nightime brown guys or night snook fishing. Ask at their booth.

    Bob
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    2012 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo is March 10-11 in...

    2012 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo is March 10-11 in Warren Mich at MCCC. Always a great show.

    www.midwestflyfishingexpo.com

    Bob
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    Because fish eat them. We tie because you can't...

    Because fish eat them. We tie because you can't really get a hook into a real one.

    But that's not really true, is it?

    Bob
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    Dave, Top shelf S X S start around $5000 and...

    Dave,

    Top shelf S X S start around $5000 and you can pay whatever you want. O/U around $1200 on up. You can get Turkish utility S X S for $1000 for a nice one. Rods are cheap by comparison.

    Bob
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    FG, My heart goes out to you. It is a shame...

    FG,

    My heart goes out to you. It is a shame that there are people like that out there. I consider myself fortunate not to have run into very many of them. I fish salt too. Not where you are but in...
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