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    That picture is awesome!!!! Tigger wishes you one...

    That picture is awesome!!!! Tigger wishes you one in return!

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/islander727/jaidon800x617.jpg
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    I just blood knot mine together and super glue...

    I just blood knot mine together and super glue them. I've used UV knot sense on the knots before, but I rarely see that much backing...
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    What he said times a million! That rod casts so...

    What he said times a million! That rod casts so smoothly!
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    Built a VXP 6 with a fighting butt. Great rod. ...

    Built a VXP 6 with a fighting butt. Great rod.

    Batson came out with the Revelation series. That company makes excellent blanks.
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    Used to swing elk hair caddis patterns way back...

    Used to swing elk hair caddis patterns way back in the day...
  6. Thread: Pacific Bay kit

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    If you're referring to this one, read on. If...

    If you're referring to this one, read on. If not...:
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/islander727/PacBay5/6b043073-f329-4a57-af92-09e2e7b9f31c.jpg

    It is a maroon blank and comes with brown...
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    Best picture I've seen today!

    Best picture I've seen today!
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    Wulff Bermuda Shorts 7

    Looking for a used 7wt. Wulff Bermuda Shorts line. Floating.
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    Beautiful rod! Wow! Hope that elbow gets back...

    Beautiful rod! Wow!

    Hope that elbow gets back to 100%!
  10. Thread: Lame.

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    Lame.

    "Hey, I see a rainbow. Check radar for me".
    Sure enough, the only green blob is heading for the beach we planned on fishing.
    Great.

    Trip is rescheduled, but I want to stick a hook in something...
  11. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    8 1/2 and heavy.

    8 1/2 and heavy.
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    Wonderod line weight help!

    Just picked up a Wonderod, and I'd really like to fish it. There are no markings on the rod nor reel seat, so I'm not sure what line weight it'll throw. Google only helped me with approximate dates...
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    Kinda, but not really... I built a 5' 4wt. on...

    Kinda, but not really...

    I built a 5' 4wt. on the same blank used for the Bushnell L'il Streamer rod. I love it.


    If you bought the aquanova line, I hope you have better luck with it than I...
  15. Thread: 30 inch carp

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    Wow! That looks like fun! Nice fish!

    Wow! That looks like fun! Nice fish!
  16. Thread: Dreaming

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    In time! Until then, best of luck to you. ...

    In time!

    Until then, best of luck to you. Hope your recovery is quick!
  17. Thread: Vxp

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    Of the 14 takes today, only 2 came on flies with...

    Of the 14 takes today, only 2 came on flies with eyes. Plenty of refusals, but no more than any other trip. All on the same pattern pictured above!

    Research will resume next weekend, provided...
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    Used to tie 18" or so to the bend of the fly way...

    Used to tie 18" or so to the bend of the fly way back in my Eerie Steelhead days. Worked fine. The majority of fish took the bottom fly.
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    That is cool!!!

    That is cool!!!
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    I'd go with some sort of trail shoe. I picked up...

    I'd go with some sort of trail shoe. I picked up a pair for a Colorado trip off Cabela's clearance page for under $40. Sierra Trading Post might be a good place to start. Sandals work, but are very...
  21. Thread: Vxp

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    Those eyes disappeared with the first fish I...

    Those eyes disappeared with the first fish I hooked on that fly. The next two casts resulted in two more fish... We may need some more research. I'll volunteer.
  22. Thread: July 4th

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    July 4th

    I couldn't make it out until 2. It was hot.

    There were 2 bluegill.

    Down the road, I cast to some gar. I lose close to a dozen fish. I cross over to the other bank to free a snagged fly. I...
  23. Thread: Vxp

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    When I want my fly to land here, it lands...

    When I want my fly to land here, it lands there... I aim in front of a fish, it lands on top of the fish, etc.
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    Sorry to hear of your loss. Rest assured,...

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Rest assured, according to His promise, you will be reunited again...
  25. Thread: Vxp

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    Vxp

    Perfect conditions today for chasing snook off the beach! In usual fashion I broke off more than I landed. Fished a VXP 6 wt. that I recently built.

    I had accidentally ordered black guides. I...
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