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    I use fly lines from two to six weight for...

    I use fly lines from two to six weight for panfish. On windless days where I don't expect to make long casts the two weight is fun. On windy days when I'm wading the shoreline and casting out...
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    Maybe we just don't have all that many new tyers...

    Maybe we just don't have all that many new tyers on the board? Really just bumping this up to see of there is any interest.
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    Good luck with the surgery Wayne. My mother had...

    Good luck with the surgery Wayne. My mother had it done many years ago and It made a great difference in her lifestyle.
    Luke, I looked up the Gabriel's trumpet pattern and it looks interesting. I...
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    Attn. new tyers

    Is there any interest in a beginners fly swap this year? Parnelli has run one in years past but I understand that he isn't doing so this year. This is a very good way to improve your skills and...
  5. I read the book and enjoyed It. Unfortunately, I...

    I read the book and enjoyed It. Unfortunately, I can't review it on amazon as I have no purchases on my account (free downloads don't count). I wasn't aware of this requirement when I downloaded...
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    There Is no one of that name in the members list....

    There Is no one of that name in the members list. The list was culled of inactive members some years ago. It is possible that he is still lurking if you want to post some contact information for...
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    Sticky: I have a dozen visible fur ants ready to go. ...

    I have a dozen visible fur ants ready to go. Just have to tie something a little bigger for the shadow box.
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    Sticky: I have been offline for a few days and expected...

    I have been offline for a few days and expected to find a lot of people signed up for this. Maybe move it to the main forum as a lot of people are not looking at this swap board would make a...
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    Rubber legged foam spider, of course; a simple...

    Rubber legged foam spider, of course; a simple nymph like a hares ear or fox squirrel nymph, a leach of some kind if you don't want wooly buggers, a leadwing coachman and some soft hackles.
  10. I just downloaded It but It mayb e a while before...

    I just downloaded It but It mayb e a while before I can read It and review it as I have several library books to finish and return first.
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    Check tapers with a micrometer or calipers. a...

    Check tapers with a micrometer or calipers. a weight forward line will have an increasing diameter which will be a much smaller diameter at around forty feet. A double taper will stay the same as...
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    Ernie, I think you might learn a lot and find the...

    Ernie, I think you might learn a lot and find the answers to these questions and many that will come up later if you read the flyfishing 101 offered on the right hand side of the main page.
    ...
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    Sems to be a relative of the sparrow which I know...

    Sems to be a relative of the sparrow which I know Is a good steelhead fly. I'm going to try the split thread for the aftershaft next time I tie some sparrows. It might make the fly more durable.
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    A slide rule is the one that says that a child...

    A slide rule is the one that says that a child must be four feet tall to go down the slide. Actually, I still have mine but I don't remember how to use it.
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    Happy Birthday Deanna.

    Happy Birthday Deanna.
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    I'd dust off my spinning rod. For sheer...

    I'd dust off my spinning rod. For sheer versatility it would be hard to beat a size 12 muddler minnow. hopper, stonefly, nymph or streamer depending on presentation.
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    Thanks guys. It has been a wild night as a drank...

    Thanks guys. It has been a wild night as a drank a bottle of two hearted IPA and of course petted butterfly.
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    In case you were wondering: A penitent is...

    In case you were wondering:

    A penitent is paying for her sins.

    A courtesan is sinning for her pay.
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    Sticky: I never know what to say on these threads. I...

    I never know what to say on these threads. I wish I could lift some of the pain from Denny's family and be there to give Char a hug. I know he will be missed on this board as well as at home.
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    This thread must be a zombie. I know it has...

    This thread must be a zombie. I know it has been dead for a long time.
  21. Just go ahead and enjoy it. It will help you...

    Just go ahead and enjoy it. It will help you appreciate a good fly!
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    As we move into another Michigan winter with...

    As we move into another Michigan winter with highs today below freezing my thoughts turn to New Zeeland. I've seen pictures of some very nice browns there and as we almost share the same language it...
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    Happy birthday Brad!

    Happy birthday Brad!
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    Good luck Warren. Get better or I'll send...

    Good luck Warren. Get better or I'll send Butterfly down to lick you into shape.
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-Army-Military-Achievme...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-Army-Military-Achievment-Medal-with-Two-Oak-Leaf-Clusters-/221606824883?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3398cbcbb3

    This might identify that one.
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