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    Fish your two piece rods...

    Two piece rods work fine. Unless you are traveling or have space constrictions, then fish your two piece rods. They are often cheaper, and there are fewer "loose ferrel" issues and pieces to keep up...
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    That's the fully package! Very nice job!

    That's the fully package! Very nice job!
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    Tie up some of Jeff Guerin's "Squirrely Tukass"...

    Tie up some of Jeff Guerin's "Squirrely Tukass" flies .

    Jeff is as guide on the Little Missouri River (Little Mo) in southwestern Arkansas and hecame up with this pattern in the late '80's.
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    I've been demo tying at IFFF shows for almost 30...

    I've been demo tying at IFFF shows for almost 30 years and agree with all the advice given by all above, but would add to Rick's comment (Hello RicK!).

    It should not be if you give them away,...
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    The late, Michael Verduin utilized both braided...

    The late, Michael Verduin utilized both braided wire leader material AND hard mono:

    "An alternative to conventional poppers came to us through the creative mind of the late Michael Verduin. A...
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    I used to fish the south Louisiana marsh with a...

    I used to fish the south Louisiana marsh with a guy who would leave an area if there was a boat within sight... even a mile away... But I do have to admit that it was nice to never have to look at...
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    I thought that I'd pass on that about one-third...

    I thought that I'd pass on that about one-third of all the members of the IFFF do not belong to a club... Guys like you are very, important to this organization that we all love so much.
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    You will be living in a marvelous place... ...

    You will be living in a marvelous place...

    Get a white water kayak that will hold a fly rod... If ya' have good friend, get very good white water canoe... Now head over to the Big Piney,...
  9. Luke, If you're a member of the International...

    Luke,

    If you're a member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), you can go the the IFFF website and access 25 years of THE LOOP -The newsletter of the Casting Professionals.

    I...
  10. Thread: Slinkies

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    How about some pic.s of the splitter and how...

    How about some pic.s of the splitter and how y'all rig / use the Slinkies, as they are rarely used in our part of the country...

    Thanks
  11. Thread: Minimum gear

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    Water bottle or at least a water filter straw...

    Water bottle or at least a water filter straw...
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    Those are magnificent! Unfortunately, I...

    Those are magnificent!

    Unfortunately, I don't believe that we have any morels in Louisiana, we have to make do with Chanterelles...
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    Once caught a 5# bass that "sipped" a #14 popper...

    Once caught a 5# bass that "sipped" a #14 popper and have caught largemouth and spotted bass (Kentucky Bass) on #18 nymphs...

    Had an old friend, who said that in the 50's, he and his buddy would...
  14. Back in the early '80's, tyers in the Southern...

    Back in the early '80's, tyers in the Southern Council - FFF and across the country were using bead chain to weight their "buck tail" streamers. The problem was that we still needed more wight... So...
  15. WALTER LESLIE HOLMAN, JR. Walter Leslie...

    WALTER LESLIE HOLMAN, JR.


    Walter Leslie Holman, Jr., age 85, of Madison, Alabama passed away on March 22, 2015 at his home in Madison, AL, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in...
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    Whitewolf, Congratulations from another who...

    Whitewolf,

    Congratulations from another who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, but is no longer diabetic. I'd add that the key is weight.

    I would bet that you too lost a bunch of weight...
  17. The real problem is that we refuse to build...

    The real problem is that we refuse to build refineries in this country (and I assume in Canada)... Therefore. the oil now being produced in areas that are located far from the "traditional" oil...
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    Whiskers on deerhair mice... Antennae on shrimp...

    Whiskers on deerhair mice... Antennae on shrimp...
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    http://chapelboro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/M...

    http://chapelboro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MapofUSpipelines1.jpg

    I live in Louisiana... Pipelines are literally everywhere and spill are very, very rare...
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    http://theneweditor.com/uploads/MapofUSpipelines.jpg

    Now why is one more pipeline so controversial?
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    The actor, John Larroquette, was once on the...

    The actor, John Larroquette, was once on the Tonight Show, and when Johnny Carson found out that Larroquette was from New Orleans, Carson broke from the script and said, "Your from Louisiana? You...
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    Squirrels are the day shift and rats are the...

    Squirrels are the day shift and rats are the night shift.

    If you have bird feeders, you should "clean up" and put them away each night.

    I know that sounds like a lot of trouble, but if you...
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    I've made a couple, but not with good "spring...

    I've made a couple, but not with good "spring steel" and mine all "fail" when fishing... The spool then releases from the reel body... not a good thing..
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    A couple of years ago, I lost the little "V"...

    A couple of years ago, I lost the little "V" spring in my 8/9 wt. DXR reel. I called Orvis, and with shipping, they wanted something like $12 for the stupid little thing.. Well in speaking with the...
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    Place the "recommended" number of guides, based...

    Place the "recommended" number of guides, based upon modern rod charts. A primary problem with many older, and cheaper rods, was/is the use of too few guides. Most of those rods will cast sooo much...
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