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    Orvis Helios ION 7' 4wt with a BBS I reel. I can...

    Orvis Helios ION 7' 4wt with a BBS I reel. I can fish this little puppy till I die of starvation and exhaustion - I've done it a couple of times already, and people say doing what you love will keep...
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    I tie my own leaders. I use various lengths and...

    I tie my own leaders. I use various lengths and diameters. I mostly go with fly size in determining the tippet size. The bigger the fly the larger the diameter i will use. Leader length is dictated...
  3. Have you heard of this gentleman, R.W. Summers?...

    Have you heard of this gentleman, R.W. Summers? His website is

    http://www.rwsummers.com/aboutbob.htm

    He will have a great deal of knowledge on used bamboo rods.
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    Hello Bud, I find that it's not the "wrong rod...

    Hello Bud,

    I find that it's not the "wrong rod for the fisherman" but "it's the wrong rod for the task at hand". I have a collection of multiple rods, and when I go fishing it's usually for 14-16...
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    That's nice in theory, but in practice I find...

    That's nice in theory, but in practice I find myself moving the rod tip almost constantly.

    Dry fly fishing - From casting to mending, and when I'm following a drift the rod is usually low and...
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    Here is a rod with this feature already a part of...

    Here is a rod with this feature already a part of the package:
    http://www.fishinglessons.co.uk/blog/2011/01/hanak-4in1-fly-rod-review-2/

    Batson Forecast Weighted Butt Cap System:...
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    What we are dealing with is called a Moment Arm....

    What we are dealing with is called a Moment Arm. The rod itself is a fulcrum. When the balance point moves away from our wrist a moment arm is generated (Torque) and grows larger the further it goes...
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    I had this issue also with a 3wt 10' czech rod....

    I had this issue also with a 3wt 10' czech rod. None of my 4wt reels would balance it. Made my forearm ach after a few minutes nymphing. I ended up sanding down the cork butt so that I could slip on...
  9. Thread: Key West

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    We just got back from Key West. It was my first...

    We just got back from Key West. It was my first trip there, and I did find fish....everywhere! We found tarpon at all the docks. They're attracted to scraps that fall from the fishing charter boats....
  10. ++++++++++1. It's why they are in cages in Zoos. ...

    ++++++++++1. It's why they are in cages in Zoos.

    If you get the willies while walking through the woods, pay attention. It's your early warning system that's been honed and passed down thru the...
  11. Here is what the rivers I fish look like from 8am...

    Here is what the rivers I fish look like from 8am - 8pm during trout season.
  12. Me to stranger..... "Whoa! Did you see that!...

    Me to stranger.....

    "Whoa! Did you see that! That was one big trout that just jumped over there"

    "You wanna have a go at him? I've been fishing this run all day and caught nothin but blue...
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    ....with a beer.

    ....with a beer.
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    Books received!

    I'm giving you a ***** rating (5 stars). Transaction was smooth and items received promptly, but for future shipments, I suggest you use a box. Packaging was ripped on one end when delivered, books...
  15. Thread: Hello!

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    What up dude! Welcome to faol. This board rocks.

    What up dude! Welcome to faol. This board rocks.
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    Size 17? Hmmmmmmm....

    Size 17? Hmmmmmmm....
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    Maybe you can turn them to Grizzley with a black...

    Maybe you can turn them to Grizzley with a black permanent marker.
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    Hello there :-)

    Hello there :-)
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    BWO's. From 18-24. Duns, emergers, cripples,...

    BWO's. From 18-24. Duns, emergers, cripples, nymphs, and spinners!

    Here are samples I've recently tied....
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    I agree, and if I may add...whether the fish...

    I agree, and if I may add...whether the fish recognizes it as a food item - If it resembles something they've eaten before than you have a higher probability of the fish grabbing it.
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    Do you fish these buggers in slow and or deep...

    Do you fish these buggers in slow and or deep water? I can't see fishing these things in fast water since it would defeat the breathing action of the marabou.
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    Plain hook undressed. Never worked for me. ...

    Plain hook undressed. Never worked for me.

    This is in comparison to a fly I was given that was nothing more than micro chennille tied to a size 20 hook. This fly when fished as a nymph can catch...
  23. Thread: How FAR?

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    Lemme see: Au Sable River (Trophy Waters), Mi...

    Lemme see:

    Au Sable River (Trophy Waters), Mi - about 2.25 hrs
    Au Sable River (Holy Waters), 2.45 hrs
    Manistee River, 3 hrs
    Pere Marquette, 3.5 hrs
    The handful of others North of the 45th...
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    If you can get away with using a stronger leader,...

    If you can get away with using a stronger leader, tippet, and a bigger hook, then you can probably horse the fish in quicker.

    Successively catching small fish can be a pain because you get train...
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    You don't reel in or pull in a BIG fish. You play...

    You don't reel in or pull in a BIG fish. You play it. The idea is to get it tired, but not to the point that it's so exhausted that it goes belly up (dies). You do this by throwing it off balance....
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