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  1. American Shad Restoration on Potomac River (Wash., DC)

    Our club hosted Mr. Jim Cummins of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River (ICPRB) as the speaker for our March 2007 meeting, which was last night.

    Mr. Cummins spoke about the history of...
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    All I will say about the Cabelas waders, is that...

    All I will say about the Cabelas waders, is that I went through 2 pairs in less than two years. On one pair, the gravel guard started coming unstitched. The second pair started to leak around the...
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    Joe, I'm no expert, but I do not think that it...

    Joe,

    I'm no expert, but I do not think that it looks cheap. The only thing that I don't care for, and it's a personal preference, is the ferrule wraps. My personal preference, is to wrap the...
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    What Flies for Pickeral

    I am planning a trip for Pickeral, but I am not sure what flies I will need.

    Perhaps just smaller versions of Pike flies? Something totally different? If it matters, I will be fishing on the...
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    Marty, Thanks for the tip! I'll try it next...

    Marty,

    Thanks for the tip! I'll try it next time.

    Thanks.

    Dave.
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    MFTG, I'm familiar with the area you are...

    MFTG,

    I'm familiar with the area you are refering to. I don't blame you for not naming it. In fact, I'm glad that no one has said it so far.

    I call it a "skunk hole". Not because it's a bad...
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    Right up the road from me ... you're killing me! ...

    Right up the road from me ... you're killing me! :wink:

    That's OK. I was working and I'll bet I had as much fun with my laptop and paperwork, as you had with your rod and those brookies. ...
  8. I was playing with the tip section of a 9 foot,...

    I was playing with the tip section of a 9 foot, two piece, 6 wt, and a 4 wt line recently. The result is that I'm considering making a 4.5 foot, 1 piece, 4 wt. However, before I can do that, I have...
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    Leo, You're welcome! Dave

    Leo,

    You're welcome!

    Dave
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    dleo, I know nothing about bamboo rods, but I...

    dleo,

    I know nothing about bamboo rods, but I have one word for you ... "shibumi". It's a Japanese word, which refers to "a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty" or...
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    I had gotten that impression from your earlier...

    I had gotten that impression from your earlier post, but you also seemed to be making an issue of being able to take care of yourself, so I was hoping that I was wrong. However, given that you have...
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    As a parent, I can understand their concern. Try...

    As a parent, I can understand their concern. Try to understand that even if they trust you, they might not trust other people.

    As for carrying a knife, understand that the knife is simply a tool,...
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    I want to thank everyone again for all the...

    I want to thank everyone again for all the information. I haven't been fly fishing all that long, and mostly fish dries and streamers, so nymphs and indicators leave me scratching my head even more...
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    [quote="MontanaMoose"]when I nymphed I didn't...

    [quote="MontanaMoose"]when I nymphed I didn't mind if the strike indcator sank some, which I could control with a slight lift. quote]

    MM, how much sinking do you find to be workable? My indicator...
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    Thanks for the tips. I'll try some floatant, and...

    Thanks for the tips. I'll try some floatant, and then switch to something more permanent if needed.

    The manufacturer did have two things right though. They are easy to attach, and they are...
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    I really enjoyed this article as well, because it...

    I really enjoyed this article as well, because it brought back wonderful summer memories for me too.

    I think that I enjoy wet wading and fishing terrestrials on a hot summer day, more than...
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    Question: Poly Yarn Strike Indicators

    Hello,

    I went fishing on Sunday to take advantage of unseasonably warm weather, and decided to try a PT nymph under a strike indicator (poly yarn). FYI, I don't have much experience with nymphs...
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    Multi-Tip Fly Lines

    Hello,

    I am looking to get a multi-tip fly line for a new 6WT that I am going to build. I am talking about the lines with the loop connections that let you switch between floating, intermediate,...
  19. Thread: Comparison

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    Besides the savings and satisfaction of catching...

    Besides the savings and satisfaction of catching a fish on a rod that you built, you also have the opportunity to build a unique rod.

    I built my 4 WT. It's a 7'6" matte charcoal rod with red...
  20. A Seagull with a Clouser Minnow while fishing the...

    A Seagull with a Clouser Minnow while fishing the IRI jetty in Delaware. It rose to my back cast. :oops:

    The fellow I was fishing with gave me a quick demo on the proper C/R technique for...
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    Re: How long should a leader be?

    OK, not that I think that I can enlighten anyone, but I have been trying to figure this out, and reading various things, so let's test my understandinig.

    Leader length seems to be a product of...
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    Bump ... keep up the dialogue :D Thanks! ...

    Bump ... keep up the dialogue :D

    Thanks!

    Dave
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    Andrew, Sorry for the delayed response ......

    Andrew,

    Sorry for the delayed response ... work has been hectic.

    The Monocacy River has some decent spots for Small Mouth Bass, Rock Bass, and assorted Pan Fish. I have heard of people...
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    Andrew, Sounds great! I make it to most...

    Andrew,

    Sounds great! I make it to most meetings, so I am sure that I will see you there in the future. It is nice to find local people that like to fly fish.

    Speaking of local, are there any...
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    As an alternative, to the elastic and thumb...

    As an alternative, to the elastic and thumb tacks, I would suggest using velcro strips.

    Dave Fulton
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