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    I've fished nymphs with my Tenkara rod, but do...

    I've fished nymphs with my Tenkara rod, but do not use indicators. With Tenkara I can feel the take much easier than with my Western fly rod. I also use an orange level line that I purchased from...
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    I've always used a vest when trout fishing. I...

    I've always used a vest when trout fishing. I bought an Orvis sling pack when they first came out and after a few trips with it just didn't like it. With my vest I am more organized and know where...
  3. I have a 12' Tenkara rod that I bought from Three...

    I have a 12' Tenkara rod that I bought from Three Rivers Tenkara; threeriverstenkara.com/. I have used it on some spring creeks here in IA and on a trip last fall to CO. Most people starting out use...
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    Just now seeing this. Thanks for all the birthday...

    Just now seeing this. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Looking forward to the next 65 years.
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    You might have gotten more traction on the...

    You might have gotten more traction on the Tenkara board, but here are some that are available through Chris Stewart aka Tenkara Bum. http://www.tenkarabum.com/tenkara-books.html
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    Nice video.

    Nice video.
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    Just remind your "beginner" to be patient. If...

    Just remind your "beginner" to be patient. If they've never cast a fly rod before, learning on a short 6' - 7' will have it's challenges.
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    Its made of a braided material. Most likely...

    Its made of a braided material. Most likely dacron. I am sure Chris Stewart (Tenkara Bum) will have an more exact answer.

    As far as Tenkara goes, I just bought my first kit. I've been fly fishing...
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    For years I used a St Croix LU 4 pc 6wt when...

    For years I used a St Croix LU 4 pc 6wt when fishing for Smallies. Recently I switched over to a Level 7wt from Rise Fishing Co. I really like the rod. Well balanced and cast and fishes very nicely....
  10. In the summer, whether I wet wade, wear hip boots...

    In the summer, whether I wet wade, wear hip boots or waders, I wear a pair of nylon quick drying convertable pants. That way on the drive home, I just zip the legs off and wear them a shorts.
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    Try Aqua Seal, but my experience as others have...

    Try Aqua Seal, but my experience as others have suggested is that once the boots start leaking it's time to replace them. I think you can get a good pair of waders from Cabelas for around $100. By...
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    Just a couple of thoughts. 1. The $50 line...

    Just a couple of thoughts.

    1. The $50 line that is now cracked behind the welded loop. You could always cut that off and either make a new loop, there are plenty of tutorials on the net on how to...
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    Dave, if you are referring to Warm Fly (Larry...

    Dave, if you are referring to Warm Fly (Larry Ofner's site) it's been down all day.
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    The first graphite fly rod I bought was back in...

    The first graphite fly rod I bought was back in 1990. It was a Sage DS2 9' 6/7 2 pc rod. When I asked the guy in the fly shop why two lines, he said that it was really a 6wt but some folks who are...
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    Dorber has been selling line for years. Tried...

    Dorber has been selling line for years. Tried some at one point and haven't bought any since.

    I doubt that Rio, SA or Cortland will price themselves out of the business. They've been around a long...
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    I agree with Larry, that there is a difference...

    I agree with Larry, that there is a difference between lines. Especially when it comes to price. I have used some of the less expensive lines/cheaper lines, and have been less, pun intended,...
  17. There's one for sale over at tradenstuff.com.

    There's one for sale over at tradenstuff.com.
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    That has been my challenge as well.

    That has been my challenge as well.
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    For top water, I have used 3' of 20#, 15# & 10#....

    For top water, I have used 3' of 20#, 15# & 10#. For subsurface a staright 8' or 9' piece of 10# fluro. Seems to work for me.

    On a recent smallmouth guided float trip the guide rigged us up with...
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    Since smallmouth bass won't take you into your...

    Since smallmouth bass won't take you into your backing, you should be fine with either a blood or uni knot.

    Dave
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    Thanks Rick.

    Thanks Rick.
  22. Smoking a cigar, taking a pull of scotch and...

    Smoking a cigar, taking a pull of scotch and double hauling can be a bit challenging as well. :D
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    Tenkara Bum Shimostuke starter kits?

    I've been thinking about getting a Tenkara rod to use for my trips to the spring creeks in the NE part of the state and to harass the bluegills on the local ponds. So, I was wondering if anyone has...
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    I've had the same experience as far as customer...

    I've had the same experience as far as customer service is concerned. They are a great company and make a nice vise.
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    When fishing 99.9% of the time I wear amber lense...

    When fishing 99.9% of the time I wear amber lense sun glasses. I think they cut the clare much better than green.
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