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    This got me curious. Found a site that purports...

    This got me curious. Found a site that purports to "rate" all of the soft lead/tungsten products out there. One man's opinion, but at least it seems to provide a list of all the types a guy could...
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    Best stuff I ever found was the original - Sticky...

    Best stuff I ever found was the original - Sticky Weight. Unfortunately, it's no longer made, but I heard about the demise of the product and picked up a lifetime supply many years ago before it...
  3. Thread: Lake Flies

    by idlerick
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    Preston, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess...

    Preston, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you have a substantial damsel population where you fish that calli pattern, because that's what they HAVE to be taking it for. LT Joe even completes...
  4. I've heard of the knot - most folks tend to tie...

    I've heard of the knot - most folks tend to tie it with forceps - and its popularity is more associated with its ease and quickness than its strength. The Orvis Tippet Knot (like you I use that one...
  5. I don't either. Actually, I don't "get" any kind...

    I don't either. Actually, I don't "get" any kind of competitive fishing. Fishing isn't a sport, it's a pastime, a hobby, a diversion. Competing at it lowers a wonderfully relaxing activity to the...
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    Somebody used to make clear plastic tubes, about...

    Somebody used to make clear plastic tubes, about 1/2" diam and 10" long, with red end caps. Perfect for flash, legs, etc, because you could insert them in one end and shake them out the other. I...
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    What size are they?

    What size are they?
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    John- I'm very interested in your camera. I have...

    John-
    I'm very interested in your camera. I have the W10, but the viewing screen drives me nuts on a sunny day.
    Pls PM me your payment preferences and details.

    Thanks,

    Rick
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    Search EBay for Airflo Ridge Supple Impact lines...

    Search EBay for Airflo Ridge Supple Impact lines in a WF7F. $30 and free shipping from fadedflyllc. Best lines I've ever used, and can't beat the price. I bought one from them just as a spare.
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    I'm with Silver Creek: I've had a tough time...

    I'm with Silver Creek: I've had a tough time finding the right joint for nylon to fluoro. Tried the blood, surgeon's, loop-to-loop, etc. Tried the rings, which seemed like the ideal solution since...
  11. As noted above, there are basically three types:...

    As noted above, there are basically three types: A fixed, rigid Kapok-type; manually inflatable, and auto-inflating (both CO2). Your requirement not to be cumbersome eliminates the first.
    Of the...
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    Go read what Dr Fish wrote. Then read it again....

    Go read what Dr Fish wrote. Then read it again.
    I'm not sure about the sink rate - flouro is a little denser than nylon, but 3X the sink rate? I'll have to think about that a while.

    But the crux...
  13. I bought a pair of boots by Lewis & Clark called...

    I bought a pair of boots by Lewis & Clark called an All Weather Moc at Sportsman's Warehouse a few years ago. They slip on over waders, ran about $20, and were all rubber lowers and a stretchy canvas...
  14. Thomas- There are two basic types of AF: The...

    Thomas-
    There are two basic types of AF: The kind that occurs randomly, maybe once a week, maybe once a year, and feels pretty much as Oldfrat described, like runaway heart; and the kind that's...
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    DT lines offer the same basic taper they did 40...

    DT lines offer the same basic taper they did 40 years ago, while the WF lines have evolved to optimize casting distance, presentation, fly weight and bulk, wind conditions, etc, etc.

    So is it any...
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    Byron is correct. It's a Federal tax called the...

    Byron is correct. It's a Federal tax called the Dingell-Johnson that was created about 60 years ago on rods, reels, nets, line, flies, etc (I think even boats and motors) and was modeled after the...
  17. I'm kind of with Buddy on this - it's going to be...

    I'm kind of with Buddy on this - it's going to be a trial and error solution, and the solution will change every time you move to a new water depth.

    I fish sink tips almost exclusively in...
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    Yes, I always do. But as I said, these are...

    Yes, I always do.
    But as I said, these are brand new, never wetted flies.
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    I'll take some pictures next chance I get. I have...

    I'll take some pictures next chance I get. I have brand new Ultra Hair Clousers sitting next to bucktail Clousers in the same box, and the UHC's are rusty after one summer, the BTC's are fine. Maybe...
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    Synthetic hair and rust

    Has anyone else noticed how stainless hook flies tied with synthetic hair (Ultrahair, Congo Hair, Super Hair, etc) tend to rust? Even if they've never been wetted, sitting in a fly box in a humid...
  21. I've never used an auto-inflate, but read many...

    I've never used an auto-inflate, but read many complaints where some brands had gone off in the garage, on a humid day, etc. They are not supposed to inflate due to casual water (splashing, etc), but...
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    I've never caught a whiting on a fly. Thought...

    I've never caught a whiting on a fly. Thought they were strictly sand flea eaters.
    For pomps, I catch them as a bonus when I'm trout fishing, usually on Clousers in 2's or 4's. Let the fly get deep.
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    The graphite-epoxy material itself will not...

    The graphite-epoxy material itself will not change over time. The stress you put it through in normal use is well within its elastic limit. And GrEp is a brittle material, so it will shatter about...
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    On three separate occasions I was one of two lake...

    On three separate occasions I was one of two lake anglers fishing the same nymphs at the same depth in the same area. I was catching fish regularly and my partners were going blank. I was using 4X...
  25. Thread: Where to go?

    by idlerick
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    He does indeed. Guides out of kayaks, spin or...

    He does indeed. Guides out of kayaks, spin or fly. One of the best redfish guides down there, and used to be Outdoor Editor of our paper. Didn't know he'd been on FAOL.
    His business, I believe, is...
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