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    i use the cliff days worth for midges, nothin...

    i use the cliff days worth for midges, nothin fancy but it works ok; i can open it with one hand, not sure it is waterproof.
    http://www.cliffoutdoors.com/index.php?page=the-days-worth
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    water temps and dry fly fishing

    Saturday I attended a lecture at Harry Murrays' fine fly shop on brookie fishing in the Shenandoah National park. Very informative. He said he checked water temps and when a certain threshold was...
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    dittos on all the best wishes, jack I'm betting...

    dittos on all the best wishes, jack
    I'm betting you'll be furling and fishing very soon

    -jeff
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    i use the uni stretch in place of floss, also use...

    i use the uni stretch in place of floss, also use it in place of silk in soft hackle patterns. i use the uni yarn in place of dubbing on nymph patterns, i esp like the "insect green" in CK nymphs
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    okflyfisher, thanks for this thread, it is quite...

    okflyfisher, thanks for this thread, it is quite timely for me. I needed to replace a worn line, and SA discontinued my old favorite, the Supra, and the only DT in their line up now comes in at a...
  6. LOL - always something even better coming along,...

    LOL - always something even better coming along, at least thats what we need to believe :)
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    Thanks for that!

    Thanks for that!
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    If the line does not have a factory loop, I do...

    If the line does not have a factory loop, I do this, except i use mono, and put a light drop of zap a gap on the knots at the perfection loop and the nail knot on the fly line. I haven't had much...
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    lead free wire vs lead

    I noticed I accidentally ordered lead free .025 wire from J Stockard instead of the regular old lead stuff. I'm not going to send it back, but just wondered if it really is much different, other...
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    to me, its all about the action. Once you learn...

    to me, its all about the action. Once you learn the action of glass, it is a very relaxing stroke. i love these rods on the somewhat sheltered eastern streams I fish, very accurate, very delicate...
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    AMEN FYI ...

    AMEN FYI http://flyanglersonline.com/fotw/2009/fotw20090921.php

    also, j stockard, a sponsor here, has excellent whole zonked skins http://www.jsflyfishing.com/wapsi-pine-squirrel-skin-zonked
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    I have to say "AMEN" to this. I finally bit the...

    I have to say "AMEN" to this. I finally bit the bullet and got a 7wt to throw the big stuff for smallies, and it is outfitted with a 7wt bass line. It is just the right tool for the job.
  13. Neat story John, wouldnt that glass rod lift that...

    Neat story John, wouldnt that glass rod lift that bull?:D

    I decided to tie up a couple of those today, much easier to tie than I thought, the antron furled just like it was supposed to. Nice...
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    I succumbed, got the 4/5 7'. I didnt have a dt5...

    I succumbed, got the 4/5 7'. I didnt have a dt5 line but I did have a GPX 4, and it lawn cast that great, and it also cast a dt4 fine also. Yesterday I got it out on a local private spring creek,...
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    I only have so much willpower

    I have been thinking about that sweet little TFO glass 3/4 7' for the brookies ever since I casted one at the VA Fly Fishing festival last april. Reasonable enough at $200, but not something I...
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    looks like brookie candy

    looks like brookie candy
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    Jim finn, I think, used to own Mossy creek fly...

    Jim finn, I think, used to own Mossy creek fly shop before the Trow boys took over, and they are doing a fantastic job BTW. Anyways, here is the original site for Jim and the Golden retriever....
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    for trout: 1. John Scott's Pine Squirrel...

    for trout:
    1. John Scott's Pine Squirrel Cheater, with or w/o a bead http://flyanglersonline.com/fotw/2009/fotw20090921.php
    2. Golden Retriever in pink
    3. soft hackles
    4. ck nymph ...
  19. that is very cool, i usually tie the partridge...

    that is very cool, i usually tie the partridge behind the bead, I like this.
    the body tubing is very neat stuff, I usually have thread as the underbody, and the color of the thread really changes...
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    get AAA, my ole truck died and they picked up the...

    get AAA, my ole truck died and they picked up the towing. AAA has some other good stuff too, their "trip tics" at least give you a guide to campgrounds/lodging/food to an area, has a nice app for...
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    and this cutt caught on a hopper on a trib of the...

    and this cutt caught on a hopper on a trib of the snake bout 100 yards from where it fed into the river
    http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc463/pillcaster/yellowstone 014_zpsxaxvwg4t.jpg
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    here's one - note the elk crossing in the...

    here's one - note the elk crossing in the background
    http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc463/pillcaster/yellowstone 009_zpsn9uyirhf.jpg
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    steven is one of the "good guys". I did one of...

    steven is one of the "good guys". I did one of his beginner's swaps and he even called be about a question I had, we had a nice, long conversation. I hope he is doing well.
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    I was able to fish this in late September a...

    I was able to fish this in late September a couple years ago with Dave Blackburn. By then, the corp has reduced flow to make it wadeable in some places. According to Dave, it's the only river in...
  25. I have the older BBS on my 3wt, it is a wonderful...

    I have the older BBS on my 3wt, it is a wonderful reel. That model has been d/c'd. The new Battinkill shows no drag adjustment in the photos, and according to one of the reviews on the orvis site,...
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