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    Thanks bobbyg, I'll send you a PM. Thanks for...

    Thanks bobbyg, I'll send you a PM.

    Thanks for the suggestions folks. The town of Crag rings a bell. I think I drove up there from Helena a few years ago and fished for a day. I don't think I have...
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    going to Great Falls, MT

    Hey friends, so next week I get to travel to Great Falls, MT for a work trip. I am hoping I will have some extra time in the evenings to do some fly fishing. I think I'll also have the full day on...
  3. Angler Dave, You mentioned one of the rods you...

    Angler Dave,

    You mentioned one of the rods you only take fishing in the winter.

    Where do you go fishing the Driftless in the winter???? When I read the Wisconsin DNR's website, it looked like...
  4. Is it worth it? Wisconsin opening weekend

    So I live outside Chicago, in this vast lame wasteland of a state called Illinois.

    In Wisconsin, slightly less lame because they have trout streams, but still somewhat lame because the drive is 4...
  5. Thread: TFO Pro ?

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    A heads-up for anyone who's interested ...

    A heads-up for anyone who's interested

    Cabela's has a 7-day sale going on right now, with the TFO Pro 5wt, 9ft, 4pc on sale. ($129 instead of $159)
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    Thanks mate, that definitely helps. Do you...

    Thanks mate, that definitely helps.

    Do you think the uplining or the change to double-taper makes more of a difference in the quality of roll-casting? I'm guessing the heavier line, I'm not sure...
  7. Thread: TFO Pro ?

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    The Stowaway 7 piece rods are in the $160 range,...

    The Stowaway 7 piece rods are in the $160 range, the 5 piece ones are even cheaper.

    If I really want to be money conscious, I'll not buy anything since I won't fish much for a while. I'll wait...
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    Yeah, ooops, so I forgot about my thread for...

    Yeah, ooops, so I forgot about my thread for awhile. :D Thanks for all the replies.

    My standards have been clouser minnow types and woolly bugger types. I know from the lakes that bass don't take...
  9. Thread: TFO Pro ?

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    Good point, but the 6 piece rod is more expensive...

    Good point, but the 6 piece rod is more expensive than the 4pc. $210 vs $150.

    DruLee, thanks for the measurements.
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    Does anyone here have a tape measure and could do...

    Does anyone here have a tape measure and could do me a favor? Could you measure the length of the longest piece or the case for your TFO rod?

    I was given a 5wt fly line for Christmas, but no reel...
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    Non-Trout Tactics

    Those of you who have read Joe Humphrey's Trout Tactics (link to Amazon) will have an idea what I'm getting at here. I would say the book is recommended reading for anyone who fly fishes for trout,...
  12. As a person with multiple allergies, including...

    As a person with multiple allergies, including the peanut and nut throat closing death kind - I'd caution you that it's quite hard to tell about allergies based on other's peoples experiences. My...
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    Dick and Spinner - thanks for the linkies -...

    Dick and Spinner - thanks for the linkies - should be helpful :thumbs:

    I'm okay with non-pristine waters, the wadable parts of the Fox sound good, and I love smallmouth on fly rods. I'm okay with...
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    Hey ladies and gents, thanks for the general...

    Hey ladies and gents, thanks for the general welcome, I've found it to be a helpful place so far. good for avoiding homework too :D

    Steven - specific job site location is Burr Ridge, and I would...
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    fly fishing in Chicago area

    Hey FAOL folks,

    my first post here, and I come looking for information. I'm about to graduate from Penn State (great area for fly fishing), and I've been offered a job in suburban Chicago. I...
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