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    What weight? Good question. I have not weighed...

    What weight? Good question. I have not weighed it yet. Oarlocks, seat and anchor hardware add a lot. I think it's about 125lbs. Which is heavier than I wanted. Disappointingly heavy. The bigger...
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    :=)) Thanks John. There's a place in Billing MT...

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    Thanks John. There's a place in Billing MT that sells "heavy duty" fold up bicycles. $400 bucks. For another $600 bucks you can buy a one cylinder motor that mounts below the seat. Has a...
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    Sandy's one man drift boat

    This isn't a great photo. But I did shoot it this morning--on the Gallatin River near Bozeman, Montana. Man. What a fun boat. I did a seven mile float and then rode the bicycle back up to the put in...
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    You could riff off this one: ...

    You could riff off this one:

    http://montana-riverboats.com/?page=Fly-Tying/Al-Troth/Beatles

    http://montana-riverboats.com/fragments/Fly-Tying/Al-Troth/Beatles/hidden/pics/Beatle.jpg
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    I'm not moving..........remodeling. Adding...

    I'm not moving..........remodeling. Adding on........................$new_house_size = $old_house_size + ($old_house_size/3);

    September can be tough in Southwest Montana. My young friend Jeremy...
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    That was a distinction I tried to make. I do...

    That was a distinction I tried to make. I do believe color matters--a lot--in the wet fly context. But less so in the dry fly context. I used to fish (and guide) the Paradise Valley spring creeks...
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    I think fish get a pretty good look at wet flies,...

    I think fish get a pretty good look at wet flies, of all types and sizes. For dry flies I'm not so sure. I fished the Yellowstone last week. I spaced out and didn't bring my foam salmonfly and...
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    Both the Ralph Cutter EC Caddis and the...

    Both the Ralph Cutter EC Caddis and the SPittendrigh Flat Caddis have a down wing and a flat parachute hackle. But the EC Caddis also has a standard fly body dubbed around the hook shank. The Flat...
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    Interesting subject for me. I think you are...

    Interesting subject for me. I think you are talking about the EC Caddis, generally attributed to Ralph Cutter. I have a similar pattern, developed independently, which I call the Flat Caddis:
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    Absolutely (to all of the above). I did mention...

    Absolutely (to all of the above). I did mention the Mahogany Dun is missing in Montana's East of the Divide lexicon. But I also mentioned I have never fished the Henry's Fork during the late season.
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    Attractors

    The Yellowstone is still fishing. But not for long. One more week of 90 degree weather should pound it down a bit. The tributary creeks are as good as it gets right now: high and clear. And...
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    .....I never thought of September as a Mayfly...

    .....I never thought of September as a Mayfly month. When the PMDs fade out in August it tends to become hopper/beatle/ant time for me. Or Renegade time on tributary creeks. Or Damsel fly time on...
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    Another thing occurred to me, about using Dan's...

    Another thing occurred to me, about using Dan's big hi-vis attractors as a strike indicator for a small wet fly. The Juicy Lucy doesn't float well enough to "indicate" for a heavy beadhead. But it...
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    On a buggier day (PMDs or BWOs, caddis, tricos,...

    On a buggier day (PMDs or BWOs, caddis, tricos, etc) you do have to fish nit pick imitations. But this was a slow-motion prospecting day. The other boats we saw were bobber fishing with heavier bead...
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    OK. Here are two of three promised pics, of Dan...

    OK. Here are two of three promised pics, of Dan Gard dry flies. Dan retired last fall, after guiding on the Missouri near Helena/Great Falls Mt for the last 19 years. I drifted the river yesterday...
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    Flies of today.................

    Fished with two buddies today. What a fun day. There was a strong downstream wind which blew us down to takeout a good 2 hours sooner than we planned. But we still rolled some real toads today. ...
  17. ............at least until I send that DVD!

    ............at least until I send that DVD!
  18. You sure got some traction on this thread. I...

    You sure got some traction on this thread.

    I tie my own menagerie of complex mayfly patterns. But mostly just to keep from getting bored. I don't claim (at least not in the Mayfly realm) they...
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    Ok. It was 20. Not 22 (finally got around to...

    Ok. It was 20. Not 22 (finally got around to measuring my rod).

    http://montana-riverboats.com/Uploads/jefferson20.jpg

    ....the bug I was actually fishing with was similar, but had a white Zelon...
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    .....................and--like many of the...

    .....................and--like many of the world's most incredibly important fishermen--Bob originally hails from New Joisey.
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    Rene tied many of the flies for Tom Morgan's book...

    Rene tied many of the flies for Tom Morgan's book ( http://www.troutrods.com/slowpoke.html ), where the flies Tom talks about come with book. I got to see those flies before they were parceled out...
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    RE> A couple questions. Couldn't you turn the...

    RE> A couple questions.

    Couldn't you turn the yellow into hopper tan with a couple swipes of a waterproof brown marking pen ?? and the gray into green drake olive with a dark brown or olive marker...
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    That's the stuff alright. They don't say...

    That's the stuff alright. They don't say anything about color. I have gray, yellow, orange and white. I wish I had grasshopper tan and green drake olive. I'll have to give them a call. Good work....
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    I ran into a buddy last night. We watched the NBA...

    I ran into a buddy last night. We watched the NBA finals game. He owns a 50 acre ranchette on the XXXX river where I was fishing yesterday. He said his (real rancher) neighbor likes to float the...
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    OK. The "relocatable" part does make sense. Good...

    OK. The "relocatable" part does make sense. Good sense. I admit. I am working on a relocatable bobber hopper. I posted about that a few months ago. I bought a bag of foam bobber pins. But I have...
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