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    I'd certainly say you typically get what you pay...

    I'd certainly say you typically get what you pay for with fly line, but there are good fly lines out there for cheap.

    I just recently tried a few RIO fly lines and I love them but they are a...
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    Those are quite the brook trout! I'm excited if...

    Those are quite the brook trout! I'm excited if the brookies nearest to here get over a 12".

    Great vid, thanks for sharing
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    We've started giving some of our guys in Project...

    We've started giving some of our guys in Project Healing Waters tenkara rods instead of traditional fly rods for similar reasons
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    I've used tennis shoes, sandals and water shoes...

    I've used tennis shoes, sandals and water shoes for wet wading. If you have to hike a little ways, I'd recommend a sturdy pair of tennis shoes. Sandals and water shoes (imo) aren't ideal for moving...
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    Glad to hear that everyone had a good time

    Glad to hear that everyone had a good time
  6. Thread: Net :oops:

    by BigDan
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    Net :oops:

    So on my last time out I kinda sorta slipped and landed on my net... I've always wanted a measure net, but I'm not a fan of the blue/black nets that I see all over. The local fly shop sells a...
  7. Thread: Wader repair

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    My first pair of waders leaked in the booty after...

    My first pair of waders leaked in the booty after less than a year. I tried multiple times to repair the leak to no avail. Leaks in neoprene are notoriously difficult to fix. The manufacturer refused...
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    It's been a rough year for weather. Historic...

    It's been a rough year for weather. Historic blizzard, tornadoes, and lots of storms lately. My truck has a little more hail damage thanks to Monday's golf ball sized hail. Yesterday we were in a...
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    It's a sick world we live in

    It's a sick world we live in
  11. Thread: 3in1 report

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    3in1 report

    I haven't logged on here in way too long! So this is going to be a couple quick reports in one post.

    In the end of May my mother in law came out to visit and, after seeing my tenkara rod on the...
  12. After reading the original message, I was going...

    After reading the original message, I was going to jump in on this but it seems everything I was going to say has been said.

    So I'll second the posts regarding the weaker genetics of stocked...
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    I wish... but I haven't done it a dozen times ...

    I wish... but I haven't done it a dozen times

    The front yard finally got mowed a week and a half ago. The back yard is beginning to look jungle-esque.
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    Someone tell winter to go away

    The Hills are under a winter weather advisory. 6" of snow expected.

    Just when you think you're done with that fluffy white stuff...
  15. Thread: Denver Fishing

    by BigDan
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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody! Hopefully...

    Thanks for the suggestions everybody! Hopefully I'll have something to post when I get back
  16. Thread: Denver Fishing

    by BigDan
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    Denver Fishing

    It looks like I'll be in Denver for ~4 days in early June and I may have a day open to try a little fishing. I've done some research about rivers in the area but I thought I'd ask the amazing folks...
  17. Welcome to the present DHS... IE has been a...

    Welcome to the present DHS... IE has been a security risk for years

    I haven't used IE for years. I switched to Firefox roughly 10 years ago and I switched to Chrome 3-4 years ago. Both Firefox and...
  18. Thread: UV Sunblock Hat

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    I hate sunscreen. It stinks, it stings, its not...

    I hate sunscreen. It stinks, it stings, its not waterproof etc etc etc. Between my distaste towards it and an increase in studies pointing towards the ineffectiveness of sunscreen and how at best it...
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    I love my Simms waders but they are a bit snug...

    I love my Simms waders but they are a bit snug below the calf. I don't have a ton of experience with waders but the Simms are certainly more difficult to get my feet in and out of
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    I like the look of the helter skelter pike fly...

    I like the look of the helter skelter pike fly jig. I know pike will eat off the surface but I have never even heard of one being caught that way where I'm fishing, so I'm reluctant to tie up a whole...
  21. Thread: In town

    by BigDan
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    My personal favorite are the people's dogs who...

    My personal favorite are the people's dogs who jump into the creek right on top of you. And I forget to mention the little beavers, I had a little one try to crawl up my leg on this trip. Scared the...
  22. Thread: In town

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    In town

    Went to my lab class this morning and to my delight there was no post lab assignment. I decided to take the time I would normally spend on the post lab and spend it on the water instead. Great...
  23. Thread: Leader for pike

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    Thanks for the insight guys. I stopped thru the...

    Thanks for the insight guys. I stopped thru the local Scheel's and found some wire tipped leaders on sale so I guess I'll be giving that a try.
  24. Thread: Leader for pike

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    Leader for pike

    Soon I'll be able to chuck flies for pike on some of the local lakes and that made me realize, I have no leaders for pike. I did some research online and the answers really seem to vary between wire...
  25. Thread: New to this!

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    Welcome to FAOL! I will also verify the...

    Welcome to FAOL! I will also verify the non-existence of trout in South Dakota and the fact the FAOL is a great resource for beginner flyfishers.
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