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    Thanks for the insightful replies. Adios Philip

    Thanks for the insightful replies. Adios Philip
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    Renew "Fly Fisherman" magazine??

    I received my 2nd notice about my subscription to Fly Fisherman magazine. My son told me that he let his subscription expire earlier this year! Lots of ads, but the stories aren't interesting. Any...
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    Need a 3 Wt. Fly Line

    I am looking for a 3 wt. fly line for some small stream fishing. DT or WF floating line. Adios Philip43
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    Hey Charlaine, Get rid of that can of Pledge!!...

    Hey Charlaine,
    Get rid of that can of Pledge!! I know it's tough to do, but we must get rid of anything that is a reminder of household chores. I can say that because my wife doesn't look at...
  5. What a beauty. He has got the right to be proud...

    What a beauty. He has got the right to be proud of his catch. Philip43
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    Hey Uncle Jesse That Hormone guide is a...

    Hey Uncle Jesse
    That Hormone guide is a valuable tool to be used by young men to ensure a long and happy married life. "Here, have some wine" is a good way to tell wifey about your planned...
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    Yes, we have to respect these rivers. I...

    Yes, we have to respect these rivers. I generally wear my inflatable PFD when I fish the Salmon River (flows into Lake Ontario). It is not unusual for a fisherman to drown there during the...
  8. Thread: Progress?

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    Here in NY the State folks made a surprising...

    Here in NY the State folks made a surprising discovery. Channeling a stream is the worst sort of flood control. Channels allow flood water to pick up speed and when it runs into debris or a turn it...
  9. If this guide doesn't do the right thing, replace...

    If this guide doesn't do the right thing, replace the rod, I would start with contacting anyone else involved! Did you hire the guide through a fly shop? Get them to help you. Does the state he...
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    A 12 year old named Zach will be there tying. ...

    A 12 year old named Zach will be there tying. He is very excited and his dad is very nervous, go figure. Adios, Philip
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    Yes life is unpredictable. When I go to a...

    Yes life is unpredictable. When I go to a buffet, I always have some desert first. Hey, life is short don't forget to have some desert! Adios Philip
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    I like to see KISS ideas. They seem to be the...

    I like to see KISS ideas. They seem to be the easiest to utilize. Philip
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    Hello adglife, I had that problem, the singed...

    Hello adglife,
    I had that problem, the singed ends unraveled when I fished them. Now I put a drop of head cement on the ends after I singe them! I don't know what is the right stuff to use,...
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    Hello All If I convert my single action fly...

    Hello All
    If I convert my single action fly rod to a Semi-Auto Fly Rod, should I wear camo when I am on the stream?;)
    Adios, Philip
    p.s. All kidding aside, I will be on the lookout for a...
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    Hi Allan, I live in N/E columbia County NY. I...

    Hi Allan,
    I live in N/E columbia County NY. I haven't gone to a fish-in before and this seems like a great opportunity to go and meet some of you guys. The trip is under two hours for me!
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    Great article Bill. I assumed that all Automatic...

    Great article Bill. I assumed that all Automatic reels would make a fly rod feel like a war club, thanks for the updated information. I think that people with some disabilities would be well served...
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    Thanks for the insight folks. I will put a...

    Thanks for the insight folks. I will put a couple of wraps of lead on the shank and push it into the cavity.
    Adios, Philip
    p.s. I know what you are cautioning me about Jack. I was asked to...
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    Using Cone head for the First Time

    Should I glue the cone head on the hook before I tie in the material for a Wooly Bugger? Or will the tied in material hold the cone head in place?
    Philip 43:(
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    Does anyone know where I can purchase a pedestal...

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a pedestal for this vise. The post is a little larger than most vise posts!
    Adios Philip43
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    Hopefully I'm not too late! Philip

    Hopefully I'm not too late!
    Philip
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    Ray, Lots of us do things that are based on...

    Ray, Lots of us do things that are based on "local wisdom". I think the clinch knot with a square knot on the tag end is one of those. Adios Philip
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    I've used them as streamers. But I think I will...

    I've used them as streamers. But I think I will fish them as nymphs too!! Ya gotta be willing to try the oldies in new ways,
    Philip
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    Help with Simms Glomitts

    I have a pair of Sage Glomitts and I have a problem holding on to my fly rod:( while I am wearing them. The polyesther on the palm is too slick. I once had a pair of wool fingerless gloves that had...
  24. I was thinking that this is a fun idea, but is it...

    I was thinking that this is a fun idea, but is it based on fact or fiction?
    Adios Philip
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    It's a compass too!!

    The tool that Byron showed looks like what I used in Mechanical drawing classes back in the late 50's/early 60's. You loosen one of the screws and replace it with a draftsmans (draughtsmans) lead,...
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