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    Lou Tabory is from Redding and as I remember he...

    Lou Tabory is from Redding and as I remember he talks about fishing the Norwalk Islands in his book Inshore Fly Fishing
    Picking up a copy of that book wouldn't hurt. He also wrote Lou Tabory's...
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    I've been attacked by otters... twice They don't...

    I've been attacked by otters... twice
    They don't like float tubes :shock:
  3. Thread: Gold Panning

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    In Maine just this past week there was a...

    In Maine just this past week there was a committee meeting to discuss a bill banning mechanical dredging in certain spawning streams of Atlantic salmon, land locked salmon and brook trout.
    At this...
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    I wear a wool Jones style hat from Johnson Woolen...

    I wear a wool Jones style hat from Johnson Woolen Mills

    http://www.chuckhawks.com/plaid_hunting_cap.jpg
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    I agree, puffballs don't do it for me either....

    I agree, puffballs don't do it for me either. There's plenty of other 'shrooms out there that are much tastier
    I collect and dry a lot of black trumpets which are a kind of chanterelle. Despite...
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    I search high and low this time of year for the...

    I search high and low this time of year for the hen-of-the woods. Also known as ramshead and often by the Japanese name Miatake.
    They're also very distinctive and in my area grow at the base of the...
  7. Thread: Glass?

    by dudley
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    I have around 20 vintage glass rods. You can find...

    I have around 20 vintage glass rods. You can find them at yard sales or online cheap if you're patient .
    My first "good" fly rod was a Lamiglas that my father built for me in 1972 and I didn't get...
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    Not Parkinson's, but my father had ALS Even...

    Not Parkinson's, but my father had ALS
    Even before diagnoses, the first indication was that he no longer felt comfortable wading.
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    I use the Velcro "tape" that they use to tie...

    I use the Velcro "tape" that they use to tie together bunches of broccoli at the suppermarket
    You can buy the same stuff at farm storm as it's also used to tie up tomato plants
  10. I've bought 7 rods in the last year. All vintage...

    I've bought 7 rods in the last year. All vintage glass.
    3 Fenwicks, 1 Phillipson, 1 Heddon, 1 Garcia, 1 Cortland (St Croix)
    I fished the Garcia 10wt this week for the first time. Not the best rod...
  11. The sinking tip section is 12 feet. Total length,...

    The sinking tip section is 12 feet. Total length, 90 feet
  12. Northern Sport of Ontario produces lines for ...

    Northern Sport of Ontario produces lines for private brand resale. That's what the Global Dorber lines that RickZ mentioned are.
    I have one of their lines on a reel right here on my desk that I...
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    The Lamiglas 4wt that my father built for me in...

    The Lamiglas 4wt that my father built for me in 1972
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    I've found that when fishing at the beach, a lot...

    I've found that when fishing at the beach, a lot of time free and legal parking is not anywhere near where you need to be and a bike is the best way to get around.
    My bike of choice is an old...
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    This works best on an undercut bank, but also on...

    This works best on an undercut bank, but also on drop-offs, overhanging brush, grass beds or anywhere where there's a line of cover.
    You cast your streamer up and across to the top and immediately...
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    There's quite a few good books on the northeast...

    There's quite a few good books on the northeast saltwater fishery that you may be interested in.
    Fly Rodding the Coast by Ed Mitchell is probably my favorite, but you wouldn't go wrong with Inshore...
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    A full sink line would not be my first choice....

    A full sink line would not be my first choice. I use one but only when there a need to cut through a heavy wind , like over 20 knots
    Most people fish intermediate lines when wading. I'm a...
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    You're right, it is different ...

    You're right, it is different

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/begin/knots/animatedknot.gif
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    When the wife starts her rant about how I'm...

    When the wife starts her rant about how I'm always fishin' but never bring home any for supper, I go out and catch a mess of bluegill
    They're better eatin' and it's good for the fishery.
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    http://www.hikingnewengland.com/uploads/gallery/al...

    http://www.hikingnewengland.com/uploads/gallery/album_39/med_gallery_4_39_124329.jpg http://www.hikingnewengland.com/uploads/gallery/album_39/med_gallery_4_39_153676.jpg
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    The "Castwell knot" is illustrated in a 1966, ...

    The "Castwell knot" is illustrated in a 1966, 36 page pamphlet that I have titled;

    TO CAST A FLY, a step-by-step guide for the modern angler by Scientific Anglers' fly fishing specialists.
    ...
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    Cape Cod dunes ...

    Cape Cod dunes

    http://www.hikingnewengland.com/uploads/gallery/album_55/gallery_4_55_628625.jpg
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    It's been 49 years since my first fish on a fly...

    It's been 49 years since my first fish on a fly that I tied myself.
    I no longer portage my canoe long distances, run to chase a bluefish blitz, or wade where it's fast and deep.
    But is that...
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    Late '50 vintage Phillpson Eponite Royal. It's a...

    Late '50 vintage Phillpson Eponite Royal.
    It's a little heavy, but then again, so am I
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    In our garden this year, the tomato plants were...

    In our garden this year, the tomato plants were host to quite a number of this common member of the weaver family, the garden orb.
    First time ever, not a single horn worm.
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