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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...
  13. Thread: Flies and worms

    by DaleW
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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!" -...
  14. Thread: Flies and worms

    by DaleW
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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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    I'm a big fan of Aqua Seal, too - great stuff,...

    I'm a big fan of Aqua Seal, too - great stuff, and I've not found an application it would not do it's job. The application problem with boots & waders is finding the exact spot where they do leak.
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    Albeit I've not used the waders in quite a spell...

    Albeit I've not used the waders in quite a spell ... been using the hip boots so as to keep me in less then knee high water. But when I did use them (in the summer months), of course in pretty cool...
  18. Where I live, when you leave your yard work...

    Where I live, when you leave your yard work sneakers on the back screened-in porch, always give them a good bang and inspection before putting them on as there are spiders who are always looking for...
  19. Thread: an old friend???

    by DaleW
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    Thank you George for posting such kind and...

    Thank you George for posting such kind and thoughtful words. I find it ironic that "old" fly fisherman/fly tying experts seem to have that name George! It was a fella by the name of George...
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    Just to continue the thought .... I've never...

    Just to continue the thought ....

    I've never had a fly line of any brand that that the tip end would not be sinking after some use. The solution as already posted is (#1) line cleaning (#2) line...
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    I have my Dad's old Shakespare Wonder Rod. Best...

    I have my Dad's old Shakespare Wonder Rod. Best I can remember he bought it new around 1950. Dad passed on in 1999 and has been in my collection since; and one thing he did for sure was take care...
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    DWM ~ you must always keep in mind these fly...

    DWM ~ you must always keep in mind these fly fishing forums are long famous for hair splitting on subjects and different weight lines for fly rods happens to fall into that category! (LOL)

    4wt...
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    I've used so many fly lines over the years I've...

    I've used so many fly lines over the years I've about lost tract ... and with the "new" marketing strategy, there have been all kinds of whistles and bells and claims ... and PRICE! And with today's...
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    Fishing By The Moon Phases ...

    This past weekend got out to my favorite marl pond that's home to some large bream. Combined this outing with the full moon time of the month, early dawn, PLUS the moon rising time. I mean I caught...
  25. Thread: casting ?

    by DaleW
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    I cast about as good sitting in the canoe as I do...

    I cast about as good sitting in the canoe as I do when wading. I had taken up the canoe before the fly rod and so the first attempts were at standing in the canoe (in that I figured what an expert...
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