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    I agree with the above posts and will second the...

    I agree with the above posts and will second the comment about Chris Stewart's lines. You can find hi viz fluoro but why pay $30 or more dollars for a roll when you only need a few feet. Chris has...
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    By the way, Igor at allfishing buy told me he is...

    By the way, Igor at allfishing buy told me he is going to possibly offer non traditional tenkara rods with cork handles using the Hera style blanks for saltwater applications based upon my success...
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    Alternative lines and rods/poles

    Buddy,

    I have done some pretty extensive research on alternatives to traditional tenkara rods and lines. I have other rod poles including 12', 15', and 21' Heras from allfishingbuy as well as...
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    There are telescoping nets: ...

    There are telescoping nets:

    http://www.allfishingbuy.com/Landing-Nets.htm

    Randy
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    And here are some US sources: These do look...

    And here are some US sources:

    These do look good:

    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1010 ... 926x00003c

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Safco-3053-Telescop ... 43a2fa2b28

    Randy
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    You are in for a real treat. You have a great...

    You are in for a real treat. You have a great little rod that is far more versatile than most owners realize.

    Randy
  7. Thread: Tenkara fly box

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    My New Fly Box

    These look difficult to make and the laser machine must cost a bundle. I really like mine.
  8. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Good point John. I rarely fish with lines,...

    Good point John. I rarely fish with lines, leaders, and tippets that exceed twice the rod length. I was only saying that the rods would do more if necessary. I usually carry an old tippet wallet...
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    These rods can do whatever you want. To actually...

    These rods can do whatever you want. To actually roll cast, you need to use something heavier than the standard lines like a section of fly line. Here is something I wrote on the TenkaraUSA site on...
  10. Thread: Tenkara fly box

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    Tenkara fly box

    Check these out:

    http://stores.prizecatchinc.com/StoreFront.bok

    They aren't cheap but they look great.

    Randy
  11. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Don't limit tenkara

    I posted this today on TenkaraUSA in answer to a post on the weights of tenkara rods:

    "Okay guys. Ever the contrarian, I have to agree and disagree. As many of you know if you read my posts, I...
  12. Thread: Thanks!

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    I am pleased also and am back after an absence. ...

    I am pleased also and am back after an absence.

    Randy
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    Nice photo. Don't be afraid to experiment with...

    Nice photo. Don't be afraid to experiment with lines and tippets. The rods can handle it.

    Randy
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    fiberglass fly rods

    I love glass rods. I have sold off all my bamboo and graphite rods over time. It is a personal choice that I must admit is based in part on nostalgia, part on durability and function, and part on...
  15. Seattle Firefighter Stairclimb for Leukemia

    As some of you know, I am a Seattle Fire Fighter and have been for 27 years. I started late and am 60 years old. On March 4th I will be climbing the Columbia tower to raise money for Leukemia and...
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    Woolly buggers

    Always have a few in the smaller beadhead sizes of 12 and 14 in various colors.

    Randy Knapp
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    I have owned and fished a 1pc 5ft bamboo, a 5'3"...

    I have owned and fished a 1pc 5ft bamboo, a 5'3" 2pc glass, a 5'6" 1 pc graphite, a 6'2pc glass a 6'6" 3pc glass and a 6'6" 6pc glass. I sold them all and now my shortest is a 7' 4pc 6wt glass...
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    I have traveled many times with all my gear as...

    I have traveled many times with all my gear as carryon and my rods in soft socks in my hands. The only thing I have ever had questioned and take was a small pair of curved pliers I used to pinch...
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    I usually just move on even when I've hiked in a...

    I usually just move on even when I've hiked in a long way. If it is my favorite hole, I just might go sit down behind them and wait for them to move on; then if they ask me, I'll be honest but...
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    Just one of the reasons I like rods 8' and...

    Just one of the reasons I like rods 8' and shorter.

    Randy
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    I cut mine at the backing end to have more...

    I cut mine at the backing end to have more backing which is more critical to me than a 90ft fly line. Not a problem. I've done it with other lines also including real silk.

    Randy
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    An older US made Pflueger Medalist 1494 or 1495...

    An older US made Pflueger Medalist 1494 or 1495 is all I ever intend to use for a 5-7wt rod. They range from $15 to $45 on eBay, pawn shops, antique shops, garage sales, etc. They are practically...
  23. Thread: spare rod

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    I always carry a back-up 7 4pc 6wt Fenwick glass...

    I always carry a back-up 7 4pc 6wt Fenwick glass rod which I sling over my shoulder or leave in the car.

    I always carry a spare spool and line.

    I always carry 20lb Maxima (fly line to leader)
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    I can recommend the Scientific Anglers Air Cel...

    I can recommend the Scientific Anglers Air Cel lines (for under $25 usually). This a green floating line.

    Randy Knapp
  25. Thread: beginner books

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    The Curtis Creek Manifesto by Sheridan Anderson ...

    The Curtis Creek Manifesto by Sheridan Anderson

    Randy Knapp
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