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  1. Thread: Canoe

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    Well, I can't speak to a Tahoe but I put mine on...

    Well, I can't speak to a Tahoe but I put mine on my van by myself frequently. I'm a cheapskate so no fancy loaders. I put the canoe next to the van and lift the front end up and set on top. I then...
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    Sticky: I believe this is from Jensen Beach, FL.

    I believe this is from Jensen Beach, FL.
  3. Thread: casting poppers

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    honestly I had the bite tippet on there because I...

    honestly I had the bite tippet on there because I reused my redfish leader and didn't re-tie it. This was a quick after-work outing. I'll try without it next time. I didn't think much of it...
  4. Thread: casting poppers

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    I should probably add that I am VERY new so my...

    I should probably add that I am VERY new so my casting is certainly in question. I can swing a single haul but the timing of a double haul eludes me more often than not. With a lighter fly like...
  5. Thread: casting poppers

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    casting poppers

    So after my first somewhat successful casting in saltwater I decided to take my 8/9wt to a nearby lake with some large poppers to look for largemouth bass. I absolutely could not get the poppers to...
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    What a timely post - I was just going to ask...

    What a timely post - I was just going to ask almost the same exact question! I asked a bit about it in the chat a few days ago. I see a lot of info on rod building but less on how to properly strip...
  7. Thread: Panfish flys?

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    I was in Basspro yesterday and found Scientific...

    I was in Basspro yesterday and found Scientific Anglers 9' 5wt rods for $20. Next to it were some reels for about $30. If you are as budget minded as I am and your kids are as hard on stuff as mine...
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    First time posting pics so let me know if this...

    First time posting pics so let me know if this worked...

    Watch that backcast!
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    He has a birthday coming in a few months and his...

    He has a birthday coming in a few months and his grandmother has already put in dibs for buying him his first outfit. I'm thinking a 5wt in maybe 8ft?
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    Kid is gonna be dangerous

    I was out practicing with the new fly rod in the front yard the other day and when I came in I saw my 10 year old son with his face pressed to the window. I had recently taken him fishing with a...
  11. Thread: casting ?

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    I fish the salt mostly but was thinking of adding...

    I fish the salt mostly but was thinking of adding the 5wt for bluegill in the local ponds. The 9wt will probably still be my primary stick.
  12. Thread: casting ?

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    As a newbie that does pose a question that may...

    As a newbie that does pose a question that may seem obvious to some: Is there much difference in max casting range between say a 5wt and 8 or 9wt in general? I'm learning on a 9wt but looking to...
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    I have definitely been working my way through the...

    I have definitely been working my way through the huge collection of info in the features section. What a treasure trove for a new guy!

    -Craig
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    Well, if they thought that they'd be correct! ;)

    Well, if they thought that they'd be correct! ;)
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    First Sea Trout on Fly!

    I was able to bring in a fish this morning! My first day out with the fly rod so I was just hoping to make some casts that didn't blow up completely, fish was an afterthought :D

    Low and behold I...
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    New FFer in the Mosquito Lagoon

    Just got my first outfit (9wt) and headed for the lagoon tomorrow morning for a little Pre-Father's Day festivities fishing. I'll be in the Carbide Flats area for those that know the Lagoon.

    I...
  17. Thread: New guy in FL

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    One further question - should I be learning using...

    One further question - should I be learning using a basic WF floating line?
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    As a complete newbie to the sport I'll add my...

    As a complete newbie to the sport I'll add my agreement to this one. I started fishing a year ago on a whim and ignored fly fishing because the one time I wandered into a fly shop I was completely...
  19. Thread: New guy in FL

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    New guy in FL

    Hello all, I am a new/aspiring FF in East Central FL. I met a few folks on the chat this week so thought I would post an introduction and some questions. I have no gear yet because I obsess over...
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