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    There actually aren't very many bonefish near Key...

    There actually aren't very many bonefish near Key West; the best fishing for bones is in the middle and upper Keys - Marathon and Islamorada. This time of year is too early for tarpon, but you might...
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    Floating nymphs can also be considered emergers. ...

    Floating nymphs can also be considered emergers. I use them almost exclusively when fishing a hatch, as a dropper off the dun. I often use a simple RS2 pattern of the appropriate body color, with a...
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    For reasons I do not pretend to understand, my...

    For reasons I do not pretend to understand, my most productive hex pattern in Maine has been the black Wulff in sizes 10 and 8. This is all black (tail, body, wings, hackle). I have fished it in...
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    If you are willing to be on the water just as the...

    If you are willing to be on the water just as the sky lightens in the morning (and in July this will be about 4:15-4:30 am) you can often catch salmon on the surface. There probably won't be any...
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    I live in Maine and fish lakes almost exclusively...

    I live in Maine and fish lakes almost exclusively for brook trout, landlocked salmon, and lake trout. Lake trout is mostly trolling tandem streamers on fast sinking line. We have good mayfly and...
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    Good luck! Tarpon are a real adrenaline rush. ...

    Good luck! Tarpon are a real adrenaline rush. Over the last 3 years I've seen a bunch, hooked several (all on the guide's 12 wt), but haven't landed any (yet). They either cut me off (they have...
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    Maybe for baby tarpon (20 lbs or so), but a...

    Maybe for baby tarpon (20 lbs or so), but a full-size tarpon will eat that reel for lunch. You need a minimum of a 12 wt with 200 yds of backing, 300 would be better. And pray a lot.
  8. I use beeswax. A lifetime supply came in a...

    I use beeswax. A lifetime supply came in a flytying kit I bought 35 years ago. Beeswax is a little stickier than parafin, yet prevents your ferrules from ever sticking.
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    What I did was take a couple of pieces of 2X4...

    What I did was take a couple of pieces of 2X4 lumber the right length to span the roof of the vehicle, set them on the factory rack next to a cross bar, then cut them so they fit on the side rails. ...
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    I used the Cortland loops for years, did have...

    I used the Cortland loops for years, did have some problems namely that they sink and one came apart on me when on the Colorado river a long way from a tackle shop. I now use a similar but smaller...
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    Well, it is winter in most of the country, and...

    Well, it is winter in most of the country, and I've found that this stuff cures very slowly when it's cold, sun or no. Inside with the uv lamp it cures in seconds. I have had some luck laying the...
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    In my experience, full sinking lines are most...

    In my experience, full sinking lines are most useful in stillwaters, sinking tip lines in streams. Where drag is a problem, it is easier to mend line with a sinking tip. In ponds, this isn't an...
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    I don't have a 2 wt but with my 3 wt I can cast...

    I don't have a 2 wt but with my 3 wt I can cast small dry flies and nymphs about as far as I can cast with my standard 6 wt. I can usually lay out 50 ft of line with no effort, and if I'm careful...
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    Her pattern recipes don't call for the red band. ...

    Her pattern recipes don't call for the red band. It was used to indicate that she had tied that particular fly. I've put it on some flies and not others, and could find no difference in...
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    Interesting. Not one single responder uses the...

    Interesting. Not one single responder uses the Orvis tippet knot (except me). I used to use the triple surgeon's knot because it was easier than the blood knot, but I lost a lot of fish because the...
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    Throw the hook away and don't buy that brand...

    Throw the hook away and don't buy that brand again.
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    So have you priced the cost of a round of golf...

    So have you priced the cost of a round of golf lately? Or a ticket to one sporting event or concert? I would gladly pay 10 times the license fee for the recreation I get.
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    At the price of premium fly lines today, I sure...

    At the price of premium fly lines today, I sure wouldn't buy one sight unseen or based on anyone's recommendation. You need to know if it fits your casting style and the conditions under which you...
  19. Thread: Float Tube

    by HighnDry
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    I have a Caddis u-tube I bought at Cabela's for...

    I have a Caddis u-tube I bought at Cabela's for $50. It weighs 6 lb. Tubes with an open end are easier to get into than the round tubes. Some tubes lift you higher - easier to cast and warmer, but...
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