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    Hi Gmac, I agree with Silver Creek that it...

    Hi Gmac,
    I agree with Silver Creek that it would be best not to alter your reels until you try another search or two. If you have a Orvis shop nearby, take your rod over and try the Battenkill...
  2. Thread: Urban Fishing

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    Great Photos! Your spot looks beautiful. When I...

    Great Photos! Your spot looks beautiful. When I was growing up just outside D.C. there were many places along the C&O canal where it was possible to have a quiet peaceful and SAFE day of fishing. It...
  3. Thread: ugly

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    What in Hell is it??????

    What in Hell is it??????
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    I am wondering if the small dessicant packets...

    I am wondering if the small dessicant packets found in medication bottles might help with rust prevention in fly boxes. For many years I have saved the small barrel shaped plastic ones to store with...
  5. Thread: Egg Sucking Mite

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    Great fly and great tying video Ralph! Thank you...

    Great fly and great tying video Ralph! Thank you for sharing.
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    OK....Bass Pro, Cabelas, and LLBean all have...

    OK....Bass Pro, Cabelas, and LLBean all have selections of hip boots. I think the lighter weight stocking foot hip waders are now called "convertibles."
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    I have had the hip waders for several years and...

    I have had the hip waders for several years and they have not sprung ay leaks. I am not very hard usage-wise on my gear but they seem to be quite durable. They fold up into a small pouch for travel....
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    Try The Flyshop and Dan Bailey's also Orvis and...

    Try The Flyshop and Dan Bailey's also Orvis and Feathercraft. I also have a very old pair of canvas/rubber bootfoot waders but I also own a pair of orvis stocking foot hip boots that I am happy wit.
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    Many years ago I read a magazine article that...

    Many years ago I read a magazine article that claimed blue is an attractant color to fish. If that is true, purple is within the same color spectrum. I have seen just a few freshwater patterns that...
  10. Thread: Albino Nymphs

    by gerri
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    Hi Byron, just thanking you (and everyone who...

    Hi Byron,
    just thanking you (and everyone who participated in this thread) for posting this info. I really learned something that will help me enjoy this season's fishing!
    Gerri
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    I have a question. If the LEADER DOES NOT have an...

    I have a question. If the LEADER DOES NOT have an indicator tip and you do not or cannot employ a solution to a built-in indicator, would coloring an inch or two with a red waterproof sharpie cause...
  12. Thread: Lotech's Leaders

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    Hi Joe, please check your PM box.

    Hi Joe, please check your PM box.
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    Hi again, we got a full 12inches of snow...

    Hi again,
    we got a full 12inches of snow yesterday (on the MD. SIDE OF THE RIVER) and if the temps predicted for next week can melt away all of this snow it would be just short of miraculous. We...
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    HI PC, This season, I plan to try a couple of...

    HI PC,
    This season, I plan to try a couple of the patterns Scott has posted previously. In the past, many of us who fish the tidal Potomac have tied Clouser minnows in pink over white or chartreuse...
  15. Thread: Turkey Emerger

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    Ralph, thank you for the beautifully presented...

    Ralph, thank you for the beautifully presented fly! I really like this one and just know I will be successful when fishing it soon.
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    Yes, I have made several. I used leather for the...

    Yes, I have made several. I used leather for the first one and it was too susceptible to drying out and degradation from moisture, sunblock etc. I tried a braided gimp lanyard next and did not like...
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    Sticky: Always good news when someone is moved OUT of the...

    Always good news when someone is moved OUT of the ICU! Prayers continue for the complete recovery.
    Gerri
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    Don't mean to be a wet blanket but I would not...

    Don't mean to be a wet blanket but I would not accept or handle any of the lead that has been used as part of the xray films placed in the mouth of some one else. OSHA (infection control folks) has...
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    macro Photos

    Great tying and great photos Martin! ps: love the vise too.
    Gerri
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    Hi Lotech, I am not very familiar with shops in...

    Hi Lotech,
    I am not very familiar with shops in your immediate area but The Flyshop (1-800-669-3474) ( in CALIF. has three locations you might try. Also, Feathercraft in St....
  21. Thread: 3/4 wt wanted

    by gerri
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    Hi WS, if your mind has not already been set for...

    Hi WS,
    if your mind has not already been set for a specific reel, I highly recommend the Orvis Battenkill I click pawl. It is a small, durable, and perfect match for both of the 3/4 wt rods I own....
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    Hi Guys, thanks for the links to the Stonfo vids...

    Hi Guys, thanks for the links to the Stonfo vids on the thread splitter ad the material clips. The clips are cheaper than the Pettijean clips but having to buy two of the same size bothers me. Now,...
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    Yeah Scott, my vision probs make some things very...

    Yeah Scott, my vision probs make some things very time consuming and difficult for me so I tend to explore anything that might make tying easier for me. It is hard to judge the worthiness of some...
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    I have noticed that Orvis and Feathercraft both...

    I have noticed that Orvis and Feathercraft both are carrying the new Stonfo clear clips in large and small. They come in sets of two but unfortunately the sets are of the same size. In order to have...
  25. Thread: Furnace & Gold

    by gerri
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    Beautiful fly Ralph! Thank you for the blue...

    Beautiful fly Ralph! Thank you for the blue background.
    Gerri
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