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    Smaller is definitely better to keep the fly, or...

    Smaller is definitely better to keep the fly, or portions of it from fouling. With practice, it becomes easier to achieve a small loop with very little wasted tippet. I start the over-hand knot, then...
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    Nice work Dave! Those Red Ear Sunfish we call...

    Nice work Dave! Those Red Ear Sunfish we call Shellcrackers here in Tennessee.
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    yes indeedy! Spammed my private message inbox...

    yes indeedy!

    Spammed my private message inbox too!
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    All jokes aside, +1 for "breathable" non-slotted...

    All jokes aside, +1 for "breathable" non-slotted fly boxes for drys

    aa
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    The real elite dry fly purists have Richardson...

    The real elite dry fly purists have Richardson chest boxes, don't wade, and Only fish upstream drifts. Tip the Gillie well enough and he'll even hold an umbrella over you whilst ye make the cast!
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    I like it! Makes the process of rigging up...

    I like it! Makes the process of rigging up simpler and much quicker!
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    For crappie I use a six weight because I am using...

    For crappie I use a six weight because I am using heavy weighted buggers or clousers in sz 6,4. For blue gills, I use a full-flexing 5wt.
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    Sticky: Great News about the surgery! Will continue to...

    Great News about the surgery! Will continue to pray for his recovery/re-hab!!!
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    Very encouraging for these times to hear about 50...

    Very encouraging for these times to hear about 50 birthdays spent together! That is awesome! Wishing you two many more!
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    Sticky: That is good news Jack! Will pray for continued...

    That is good news Jack! Will pray for continued improvement!
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    Yes indeed! Nice tie!!!

    Yes indeed! Nice tie!!!
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    Often here when TVA has dropped the lake levels,...

    Often here when TVA has dropped the lake levels, you can find many shallow points to fish from. When the sun is on the water, Bluegill and Crappie will often corral up the minnows and small threadfin...
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    I'm sure you've heard this before but worth...

    I'm sure you've heard this before but worth saying again; cast them both before deciding! If possible, side by side! Either would be a good stick. What do you fish now? If you have an older Premium...
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    Sticky: Prayers offed up For Warren!

    Prayers offed up For Warren!
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    Lately I have been digging me some Airflo Ridge...

    Lately I have been digging me some Airflo Ridge Supple Tactical and its successor the Super Dri Elite line on my med-fast Sage rods:lol:
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    any fly with a lot of built-in action, esp. fly...

    any fly with a lot of built-in action, esp. fly with marabou or rubber legs ie. leeches and girdle bugs. For dries, try twitching a griffeth's gnat or crackle back on still waters
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    Definitely overline with a Wf6F flyline. What you...

    Definitely overline with a Wf6F flyline. What you lose in grace you will gain in power (ease of turning over big flies)
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    I caught some post Spawn Browns today that...

    I caught some post Spawn Browns today that appeared healthy but were rather skinny bodied. Typical for fish in East Tenn right after the spawn. Your pictures seem to reflect fish caught in warmer...
  19. WTT Sage ACCEL 590-4 for Sage XP 590-4

    Lightly used Sage ACCEL 590 (about 6 or 7 outings). Un-registered warranty card. Would like to trade for a lightly used4pc Sage XP 590. Will sell for $450

    thanks,

    Mike

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    I received a much needed Folstaf wading staff....

    I received a much needed Folstaf wading staff. Love the cork grip and nifty holster. Got to try it out this past Saturday and it is very handy indeed!
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    Not Goofy nor complacent. My scope of fly fishing...

    Not Goofy nor complacent. My scope of fly fishing has narrowed over the years. While I enjoy catching larger fish, I more or less dislike using any rod/reel setups over a stout 6wt. None of my...
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    Merry Birthday and Happy Christmas to you!

    Merry Birthday and Happy Christmas to you!
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    A great system, but it can be done on the cheap...

    A great system, but it can be done on the cheap with a patch of Sculpin Wool and some craft store micro tubing. I treat my wool and leaders with Payette Paste by Loon Outdoors.

    aa
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    Wapsi "sculpin wool" . Comes in packs with the...

    Wapsi "sculpin wool" . Comes in packs with the wool still on hide. I used the same method with out any tools as oldster above does. I grease my leaders and wool yarn with Loon product: Payette Paste....
  25. For me, it is easier to overcome the lightness of...

    For me, it is easier to overcome the lightness of a reel to keep the rod up during the drift, than it is to cast all day with a heavy reel on the same rod. Overcoming the added mass of reel during...
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