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    Bluegill and small largemouth are great on a 2wt...

    Bluegill and small largemouth are great on a 2wt with surface flies.

    I like a small Muddler with floatant on the surface.

    Regards,
    FK
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    Have you considered longer rod and shorter line?...

    Have you considered longer rod and shorter line?

    18ft-20ft rod with 11ft line will give more control around weeds.

    Regards,
    FK
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    I have fished with Trout Spey rods exclusively...

    I have fished with Trout Spey rods exclusively for about 5-6 years.

    If you fish mainly dry flies in small waters, it is not for you.

    Advantages = better line control when drifting wet...
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    Fantastic photos, excellent lighting,,,,, thanks...

    Fantastic photos, excellent lighting,,,,, thanks for posting.

    Regards,
    FK
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    FS Sage 00710-3 TXL Blank

    Sage 00710-3 TXL blank.
    In original factory plastic sleeve.


    SOLD

    Regards,
    FK
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    FS Sage 00710-3 TXL Blank

    Moved to For Sale section.
  7. Thread: Fly Tying Alergies

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    A very common allergy is from deer hair trimming....

    A very common allergy is from deer hair trimming.

    It is usually after a long term exposure.

    Regards,
    FK
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    Last year at the Somerset, NJ Fly Tying...

    Last year at the Somerset, NJ Fly Tying Symposium,,,,, I spoke to a gentleman from Iceland who was at a fly tying table.

    When I questioned him on Artic Runner he gave me a piece and stated the...
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    I have used a Master since the early 1990's...

    I have used a Master since the early 1990's excellent investment considering the many hours of tying.

    Regards,
    FK
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    Chris, I have ordered the Tying Tenkara Flys...

    Chris,

    I have ordered the Tying Tenkara Flys DVD.

    Could you please give us some tips on how to present the Killer Bug fly.

    Regards,
    FK
  11. Thread: Basic Casting Test

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    100% ,,,,, the quiz is too easy. FK

    100% ,,,,, the quiz is too easy.

    FK
  12. Thread: Switch rods?

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    Texfly, The Spey (Two Handed) rods do not...

    Texfly,

    The Spey (Two Handed) rods do not follow the AFTMA line weight standards for single handed rods.

    Here is a chart with the AFFTA 2004/2005 Spey line weights...
  13. Thread: what do you think?

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    I use the Wulff Ambush line on my 11ft 4wt and...

    I use the Wulff Ambush line on my 11ft 4wt and 11'9" 4wt two handed rods.

    It is not really a Triangle Taper but more of a level Skagit type line that works well with 10ft sinking leaders.

    A...
  14. Thread: Sage XP

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    I have Sage 7wt XP's in 790-4 XP and 7100-4 XP, ...

    I have Sage 7wt XP's in 790-4 XP and 7100-4 XP, both are my favorites for larger river smallmouth fishing.

    The 10ft is for dead drifting weighted flys and the 9ft for longer distances with top...
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    One factor everyone is forgetting on the...

    One factor everyone is forgetting on the Sharkskin lines.

    If it does give 3x or more life as advertized, then the line is a very good investment.

    I have one in 5wt and it is fine, the noise is...
  16. Thread: renzetti visa

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    I also have both the Traveler and Masters...

    I also have both the Traveler and Masters Renzetti. If you consider the amount of time in hours using the Masters the cost is less per hour than your rods/reels.

    If you can afford the Masters, it...
  17. Thread: New Smallie site

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    I also recommend Tim Holschlag's book. I have...

    I also recommend Tim Holschlag's book. I have the newest book and his earlier publication, both are first class for Smallmouth fly fishing.

    Regards,
    FK
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    My solution is Two Handed rods, 11ft for 10wt and...

    My solution is Two Handed rods, 11ft for 10wt and 12wt, they are relaxing to cast all day with large heavy flies.

    Regards,
    FK
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    The Albright knot has been used for line/leader...

    The Albright knot has been used for line/leader connection for many years and has landed many tens of thousands of saltwater fish with fly rod.

    Regards,
    FK
  20. Thread: Suckers on a fly?

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    I catch a few every year when fishing deep for...

    I catch a few every year when fishing deep for smallmouth in the summer months.

    Wolley buggers, nymphs the usual SM flies.

    Regards,
    FK
  21. Thread: Overlining question

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    Interesting thread, so many FF are buying into...

    Interesting thread, so many FF are buying into the overlining concept. The rods are designed to cast in fishing conditions, not parking lots. The 70ft cast on a lawn or the rodmakers driveway will...
  22. Thread: Ice Dub materials

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    Plastic, mylar finish. Regards, FK

    Plastic, mylar finish.

    Regards,
    FK
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    My understanding of the Abel vise is that it is a...

    My understanding of the Abel vise is that it is a copy of the Renzetti.

    The story is that Steve Abel requested a license to copy the Renzetti Masters and Andy Renzetti politely refused.
    ...
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    I visited the FF show at Marlboro, MA one...

    I visited the FF show at Marlboro, MA one Saturday,,,,three Abel vises in use.

    Note: I also have the Renzetti Master vise as my favorite.

    Regards,
    FK
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    I just checked out the Abel site. My...

    I just checked out the Abel site.

    My interpretation is the Abel vise in brass & copper @ $795 is discontinued.

    The Abel Aluminum / Stainless vise is available at the new price of $349 (was...
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