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    Definition of the word "Coincidence". . A...

    Definition of the word "Coincidence". .

    A chicken farmer went to the local bar ...He sat next to a woman and ordered champagne.

    The woman said: " How strange, I also just ordered a glass of...
  2. Eye sight is so precious. Not all that long ago...

    Eye sight is so precious. Not all that long ago I had cataract surgery (both eyes) and what a joy to be able to see so clearly once again. There have been so many medical miracles with eye sight in...
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    Cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab,...

    Cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that
    the VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her.
    She asks him why he is staring.

    He replies: "I have a question to ask, but...
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    Boy, that's a lot of backing! But if I were...

    Boy, that's a lot of backing! But if I were going to do so I'd go with a loop to loop connection.
  5. Thread: Loop knot

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    There are variations of that loop knot and I've...

    There are variations of that loop knot and I've come up with my own version. To me simple is best, especially when tying on another streamer mid-stream. What I do is make the simple over-hand loop,...
  6. Thread: Yellowstone rod?

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    The 9' 5wt is my mainstay fly rod. Do use an...

    The 9' 5wt is my mainstay fly rod. Do use an eight footer in tighter places. Also, I have a 7wt that I tote along in the truck - call it my "windy river rod".
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    Is there a difference between a low end , middle...

    Is there a difference between a low end , middle end, and a high end rod(?) .... I hope so! But if I may venture a guess at your primary question, is the price difference worth it(?) That, my...
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    Glad I came across this post ... Have an old...

    Glad I came across this post ...

    Have an old True Temper fiberglass fly rod, think it dates back to the early 50's, and the cork handle has managed to crack and needs to be replaced. The down...
  9. I've asked fish but they just will not tell me...

    I've asked fish but they just will not tell me ... (I know, very funny!)

    You ask a question that has the likes of us have been asking, pondering, talking about, writing about, for years. and In...
  10. Thread: Bass leader

    by DaleW
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    A straight length of that 10# leader (about the...

    A straight length of that 10# leader (about the length of the rod) will do just fine for bass. When I want to get really sophisticated casting some mid-weight poppers, like side casting to get up...
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    Doug Smith is on his deathbed and knows the end...

    Doug Smith is on his deathbed and knows the end is near.




    His nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons, are with him.
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    Many has been the time I thought I had discovered...

    Many has been the time I thought I had discovered the fly/popper/lure of all time. Whatever one that happened to be, catching one right after the other. Come right back to the same place later and...
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll tell ya, this gook...

    Thanks for the replies. I'll tell ya, this gook that was on the hook eyes of these flies was the likes of nothing I've ever encountered.

    As suggested, I got all the culprit flies out and laid...
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    Head Cement & Hook Eyes ...

    Around these parts there are several marl ponds created when the marl was mined for building road beds. They run from maybe 35 to 50' in depth (heard tell of some being deeper), but these ponds are...
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    Bingo! .... That really fits Drake.

    Bingo! .... That really fits Drake.
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    Bowfin ~ leave to some kids to stir the hornets...

    Bowfin ~ leave to some kids to stir the hornets nest! (LOL)

    Some time back, somewhere, someone posted a video of some people along a road looking downward at the side when all of a sudden two kids...
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    I know talk is cheap ... But let me say standing...

    I know talk is cheap ...
    But let me say standing my ground against a bison does not seem as threatening (I might be able to "buffalo" him),
    as one of those hump backed furry monsters ... who every...
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    The light Cahill and light Hendrickson call for...

    The light Cahill and light Hendrickson call for wood duck flank fibers because of the distinct barring, but understand mallard flank or teal feathers can be substituted.
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    I've bought some camp items from this outfit...

    I've bought some camp items from this outfit before but never any ammo. But for what it's worth ...

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/productlist/ammo-shooting/rimfire-ammo?d=121&c=417
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    Sounds like your doing O.K. with the rod...

    Sounds like your doing O.K. with the rod applications ~

    Rod action, as I understand it anyway, is that there's slow, medium and fast action. It has to do with where the rod bends under a load and...
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    Geeze, I thought I made it real simple in my...

    Geeze, I thought I made it real simple in my post ... Cabela's, at least the Dundee, Michigan location, is just a damn nice place, i.e., fishing/hunting store to stop off at, look over, browse about...
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    On my fishing trips up that way I've visited the...

    On my fishing trips up that way I've visited the one in Dundee, Michigan a few times, and it was an awesome stop off. Of course I was pulling my small camper and the great thing was I could spend...
  23. Thread: Flies and worms

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    I've been at this fly fishing "thing" for awhile...

    I've been at this fly fishing "thing" for awhile (first try at it was the summer of 1949), and have experienced some moments of enlightenment, I like to call them the - "well, I'll be darned!" -...
  24. Thread: Flies and worms

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    Those confounded stink bait fisherman anyway! ...

    Those confounded stink bait fisherman anyway!

    Well, let's face it ... the allure of something alive (or just was) to a fish has a tendency to attract better then something fabricated out of...
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    I have some small stream that are an easy wet...

    I have some small stream that are an easy wet wade and I go as cheap as possible (Wally-Mart) ~
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