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    As he has done so many times during my life, my...

    As he has done so many times during my life, my older brother got me out of a jam again: he gave me a reel that will meet my needs. It is an old Hardy Viscount disc drag 5/6 reel. Despite the fact...
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    7/8 weight reel

    I want to try my hand at Pike fishing this month, and I bought a RIO WF7F Pike line. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit on the reel I intended to use, so I'm now looking for a used reel that will handle...
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    I have a 9' 4 wt 2 piece Z-axis that is almost...

    I have a 9' 4 wt 2 piece Z-axis that is almost new, having been fished only 4 times. If you are interested, pm me to discuss.
  4. Thread: DT7F line

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    DT7F line

    Looking for a deal on a good quality new DT7F line to use for tossing big bass bugs. If anyone has one that they wish to part with, please pm me.

    Thanks

    Tom
  5. http://www.flyfisherman.com/2012/05/07/2012-tippet...

    http://www.flyfisherman.com/2012/05/07/2012-tippet-shootout/

    According to the above "Tippet Shootout" there is no systematic understatement of tippet strength. I would be surprised if there was a...
  6. [QUOTE=Buddy Sanders;491603]I get that the...

    [QUOTE=Buddy Sanders;491603]I get that the breaking strengths are different. But does it really matter? It's not like it's required, or even desirable, to use a leader that 'matches' the 'X' size of...
  7. On the Relative Strength of Knotless Tapered Leaders and of Tippets

    Until recently I assumed that a 5x leader and a 5x tippet from the same manufacturer had the same breaking strength, but this is apparently not the case. For example, The Orvis Mirage Fluorocarbon...
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    I have been tempted to use fishing line instead...

    I have been tempted to use fishing line instead of tippet, but when I look critically at the sizes, I always decide to go with the (smaller diameter) tippet.

    However, I refuse to pay the $15-$18...
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    Whither the DT fly line?

    In trying to replace a few older fly lines, I have discovered that many of the major brands of fly lines now have eliminated the double taper fly line from their high end floating lines. For...
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    I don't know what the heck is going on, but I...

    I don't know what the heck is going on, but I have posted a response three times, without it registering. Let me try for a fourth time,

    I., too, us a furled mono butt, then ad 2 ft of 2 wt fluor,...
  11. I received my generic fly line yesterday. It is...

    I received my generic fly line yesterday. It is bright green ("fruit green") and is 100 feet in length. It has welded loops on both ends. The finish on the line is smooth and without defects. The...
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    A couple of years back, I hooked the same fish 3...

    A couple of years back, I hooked the same fish 3 times in about 10 minutes. I broke him off on the first two takes, but landed him--and my two other flies--on the third try. Not a very clever...
  13. Prairieschooner Thanks so much for providing...

    Prairieschooner

    Thanks so much for providing the contact information for your source of generic fly lines. I visited the site and bought a line to try. I will report back on my impressions after...
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    The Orvis click and pawl reel is very light and...

    The Orvis click and pawl reel is very light and balances well on the newer generation of very light rods. It looks and feels like an inexpensive reel, but it functions well in smaller sizes where a...
  15. Since I have worked in the pharmaceutical...

    Since I have worked in the pharmaceutical industry, let me comment on your analogy of fly line research and pharmaceutical research and development.

    Pharmaceutical research is driven by a desire...
  16. Does anyone have an informed opinion of the...

    Does anyone have an informed opinion of the actual costs of manufacturing a fly line??? Seems to me that it can't be more than $10. Am I wrong??
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    Thomas Yet another vote for the original...

    Thomas

    Yet another vote for the original Loomis GLX. This rod has withstood the test of time.
  18. Yes. For example, Sierra Trading Post had...

    Yes. For example, Sierra Trading Post had Airflow Ridge Supple Tactical floating lines for about $22.00, so I bought 4 of them. Similarly, an online shop had SA Mastery Series GPX DT lines (I do...
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    Jeff Could you tell us a little more about...

    Jeff

    Could you tell us a little more about your rods? Are they for sale? Where?
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    I have not fished this rod, but I would love to...

    I have not fished this rod, but I would love to give it a try if only I could find someone who carries LOOP! It certainly has gotten some good press (e.g., George Anderson's shootout), and with a...
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    I prefer to tie the dropper fly to the bend of...

    I prefer to tie the dropper fly to the bend of the point fly. Little problem with tangles.
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    It appears that there isn't a lot of enthusiasm...

    It appears that there isn't a lot of enthusiasm out there for the newer Loomis rods. I wonder if this is because people haven't tried them, or because people don't like them?
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    Larry My affinity for Sage rods was based on...

    Larry

    My affinity for Sage rods was based on the SP, the XP, and the Z-axis, and I still fish all of these rods with great enjoyment. However, I feel that the newest offerings from Sage are not up...
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    Allan I agree. I still have a 9' 5 wt GLX...

    Allan

    I agree. I still have a 9' 5 wt GLX Classic, and it is one of the finest rods ever made...in my humble opinion. The new Loomis LP has a little more delicate feel in close, but the Classic...
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    Fly Rod manufacturers

    Over the years I have formed personal opinions of fly rod manufacturers, based on my experiences with lots of purchases--some good, some bad, some in between. I have had Diamondback, Loomis, Sage, St...
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