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  1. I don't believe so. Sportsman's Guide is one...

    I don't believe so. Sportsman's Guide is one store in St. Paul, Minnesota, founded in 1970 by Gary Olen and the current CEO is Jay Berlin (Wikipedia).

    Sportsman's Warehouse is all over and has a...
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    Cutting Back or Downsizing

    Earlier this year I kind of looked at my 'inventory' of gear and fly rods and decided I really should start cutting back or downsizing. I mean, how may rods does one really need anyway? So, I did...
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    Nope (went to a rubber type net, no smell), yep,...

    Nope (went to a rubber type net, no smell), yep, yep, yep, yep, yep and proud of it :)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Don't forget to warn her about Okra. :) ...

    Don't forget to warn her about Okra. :)

    Glad she was out having fun.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    I had a really good friend who was born in...

    I had a really good friend who was born in Scotland and moved to Australia when he was a young man. I would talk to him on the phone a few times a year and I s lucky to get every third word. A Scot...
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    Scott, From my earlier trip on the Clark Fork...

    Scott,

    From my earlier trip on the Clark Fork River in the St. Regis area, the hatches of many types of insects have been coming off since very early spring. I think that real warm spell western...
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    A national Okra eradication program needs to be...

    A national Okra eradication program needs to be mounted to fend off this threat!!!! ;-)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    1hook, There are a lot of really goo digital...

    1hook,

    There are a lot of really goo digital cameras out there that take Macro photos. I use a Pentax WG-II camera. When you go into he Macro mode, little LED lights come on around the lens to...
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    All she has to do is fly in a counter-rotation to...

    All she has to do is fly in a counter-rotation to stop a little tornado.
    ;)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Scott, I really hate to see that, but it is...

    Scott,

    I really hate to see that, but it is not unexpected. I love fishing the Clark Fork River between Superior and Paradise so I keep a close eye on the level of the river. It just keeps going...
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    Clark Fork River near St. Regis, MT

    Clark Fork River report: (June 25 & 26)


    The river has been dropping at a steady but slow pace, making fishing conditions just about perfect. As I am getting ready to leave for Montana, the Clark...
  12. Yakima River in Eastern WA near Ellensburg

    Yakima River report: (June 20)


    I met up with Aron, my guide from the Worley Bugger Fly Co. fly shop, in Cle Elum. We put in at the Bristol and took out at the Green Bridge. It was a great day....
  13. Thread: Doubles

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    ok, For lightning you need to fish triple fly...

    ok,

    For lightning you need to fish triple fly rigs :) Congrats on so many doubles. It is rather unusual to have so many. I love it when the fish try to go in opposite directions.

    Larry ...
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    Thanks for reminding us about that article Brad. ...

    Thanks for reminding us about that article Brad. I know that on the forward cast there are times you may want to twist your wrist, like to cast around an object, but then again that is on the...
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    Missdavidson, Also, the fish on the Missouri...

    Missdavidson,

    Also, the fish on the Missouri tend to like small flies. Size 16 is a big one, size 18 is the normal. Here is also where you can do a dry/dropper or a double dry, but as indicated in...
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    Marco, One of the things I really like about...

    Marco,

    One of the things I really like about fly fishing, other than actually fishing, is the common thread that fly fishing brings to the vast majority of fishers. It doesn't matter what you do...
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    heelerdog, Hey, just be glad that you have the...

    heelerdog,

    Hey, just be glad that you have the thrill of being able to hook up a big one every now and then, many people don't get that chance very often. I enjoy the take, the initial hook up and...
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    The rule I remember is for deep nymphing. Make...

    The rule I remember is for deep nymphing. Make the distance from the strike indicator to the top fly 1.5 times the depth of the water. But again, that is for deep nymphing in larger rivers.

    Larry ...
  19. Thread: Majic

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    I refer to it as OFS (Old F**T's Syndrome.)...

    I refer to it as OFS (Old F**T's Syndrome.) Actually, I always figured I had one of those Black Holes around my table, the type the astronomers are always looking for way out in space. Heck, if they...
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    hNt, If the dropper is a fairly heavy bead...

    hNt,

    If the dropper is a fairly heavy bead head or weight wrapped fly, and you want to be down near or right at the bottom, then the flow rate of the water will determine how long you want the...
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    Clark Fork River in Montana

    I will be heading for the Clark Fork River in the St. Regis, MT area later. Right now it is still flowing fairly heavy with the spring runoff, flowing at 14,000 cfs, but two of my guides, Steve...
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    I agree, Okra isn't nearly as tasty as bamboo. ...

    I agree, Okra isn't nearly as tasty as bamboo. :)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
  23. Thread: Fishing

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    I am sorry the fishing is poor, but, keep on...

    I am sorry the fishing is poor, but, keep on giving us these great photos. I love them.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Prairieschooner, That is the 'old way' of...

    Prairieschooner,

    That is the 'old way' of mounting a reel which is one of the reasons they developed screw on styles. I would suggest just living with it, and as you indicated, check it often. I...
  25. Thread: Hex Mud

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    I ran into some of that stuff on Bean Lake,...

    I ran into some of that stuff on Bean Lake, located just on the eastern side of the Great Divide west of Augusta, MT. Horrible stuff but the Hexes were coming off and what a sight.

    Larry ...
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