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    Well said! Loufly

    Well said!

    Loufly
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    I am tough on my stuff. Doors, kids, leaving a...

    I am tough on my stuff. Doors, kids, leaving a rod in the boat while going down the highway and of course huge rod breaking trout.;) Seriously though, we all have bad experiences with a manufacture...
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    I own St. Croix rods for many reasons, but their...

    I own St. Croix rods for many reasons, but their customer service tops the list. I have sent just about every St. Croix back for repairs. Never any hassle. It is only $30 for a new tip for their rods...
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    Just my opinion, I would not use a Thingamabobber...

    Just my opinion, I would not use a Thingamabobber on a furled leader. Not for any other reason other than Thingamabobbers crimp your leader and I would not ruin a good furled leader. I tried once and...
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    hap, You are correct about those being fast...

    hap,

    You are correct about those being fast tips, but there is "give" coming from somewhere on these rods. Probably the mid-section that opens up line loops a little. I use it to my advantage...
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    I have been using my Bank Robber for stillwater...

    I have been using my Bank Robber for stillwater fishing also. The extra give in the tip prevents break offs in my opinion. There really is no difference between throwing streamers on the river with a...
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    I have two of Galloups streamer DVDs. His...

    I have two of Galloups streamer DVDs. His techniques and flies are really specific. The Bank Robber rod is what he designed to match his style. I tried mine with other methods like dry fly fishing,...
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    I bought the six weight a few months ago and will...

    I bought the six weight a few months ago and will tell you I am impressed. I do most of my streamer fishing from a drift boat and can keep the big flies out of ears and backs. When wade fishing, I am...
  9. Thread: Alpha vs. Beta

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    I will only buy American made rods. Not beating...

    I will only buy American made rods. Not beating my chest, just my preference. Now, with that being said, I do understand that many parts of those American made rods were not made here like the...
  10. Thread: Lakes streamer

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    I have always had good luck with White Zonkers...

    I have always had good luck with White Zonkers and a natural colored rabbit leech on trout lakes.

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnmFvA17aqyyeBnDS6aqSI0C4NUp6f87ZhLGrhb0dWJ1W3-g4X
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    Being the non-purist type, I will do what it...

    Being the non-purist type, I will do what it takes to catch fish(But still fly fishing). During any hatch, I will put a dry with some type of nymph or emerger depending on where the hatch is...
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    I personally have a dislike for competitive...

    I personally have a dislike for competitive fishing. In reality though, we are halfway there. Troutbums and guides with numerous stickers on their cars and boats, sponsors maybe? Covered in every...
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    Sub-surface flies are my favorite. That includes...

    Sub-surface flies are my favorite. That includes nymphs, flymphs, streamers, wet flies, and the occasional dry fly when I drag it under. There isn't enough dry fly floatant in the world to keep my...
  14. Thread: "Nymphers"

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    I love a good "verbal grenade" too, but I always...

    I love a good "verbal grenade" too, but I always get in trouble because I am never serious about anything. In fact, the day I get serious about fishing is the day I throw all my nymphs, streamers,...
  15. Thread: "Nymphers"

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    All I will say is, that when throwing a verbal...

    All I will say is, that when throwing a verbal grenade in a room full of passionate people be ready for casualties. Opinions expressed, joking or not, on techniques or styles will bring out...
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    I have the luxury or bad luck to live within...

    I have the luxury or bad luck to live within short driving distance to two very picky, pressured, and popular spring creeks. Even on these, I choose to change my tactics and casting angles to fool...
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    I second that!

    I second that!
  18. Thread: First Trout!

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    That looks like a trout catcher to me! Simple and...

    That looks like a trout catcher to me! Simple and effective=fish.

    Loufly
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    I can only guess at the bug life in your area,...

    I can only guess at the bug life in your area, but given such a short time stocked trout are suckers for smaller black and brown wooly buggers stripped very slow. I would also try red blood worms or...
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    I found this article just a bit ago on the...

    I found this article just a bit ago on the Garbriel's trumpet. Good lookin fly. Give it a try.
    http://www.skip-morris-fly-tying.com/gabriels-trumpet.html
    As far as a list, this is mine.

    #1 San...
  21. Thread: Shadow Cast

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    It's a good thing I carry a phone fishing because...

    It's a good thing I carry a phone fishing because if I saw someone doing that I would be able to call 911. I would mistake that for a stroke or seizure.
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    The thing I want to know, is why are fly...

    The thing I want to know, is why are fly fisherman so quick to define their type of fishing. Do bait fisherman sit around and argue about what and what is not bait fishing? Do guys fishing Rapalas...
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    I use a 6 weight floater Mainstream as my...

    I use a 6 weight floater Mainstream as my nymphing and dry fly line. I don't need anything that shoots the full 80' just something that will turn over a heavy nymph rig and will lay drys out softly....
  24. Thread: A Fly Why ?

    by loufly
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    The wonderful thing about fly fishing, fly tying,...

    The wonderful thing about fly fishing, fly tying, and more importantly fly buying, is that it is such a personal thing. There are so many possibilities and combinations of gear. I choose to buy what...
  25. Thread: A Fly Why ?

    by loufly
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    I generally tie my own still water flies....

    I generally tie my own still water flies. Everything else I buy. I try to find local tiers and buy directly. Gotta support the local economy you know. I won't buy from a shop that is not a fly shop,...
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