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    Men's Large Fishing Shirts and Fleece

    I have lost a bunch of weight over the past several months and Men's size large shirts no longer fit me.

    I have an Ex Officio Airstrip Lite shirt and a Feather-Craft "Bob's Favorite Tech Shirt"...
  2. They literally don't make rods like those old...

    They literally don't make rods like those old GL3's anymore. I have an 8' three piece GL3 four weight that is a great small stream rod. It is a medium action rod that loads easily but has enough...
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    I wear Amber Cocoons over my prescription glasses...

    I wear Amber Cocoons over my prescription glasses for most of my fishing and for driving on cloudy hazy days. For driving in bright sun, I wear Gray Cocoons. The photo-chromatic Cocoons are great...
  4. Thread: What to take?

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    I fit all of this in an old Patagonia vest pack....

    I fit all of this in an old Patagonia vest pack.

    Tippet Spools (2 to 4 depending upon where I am fishing)
    Fly Boxes (2 to 3)
    Platypus Water Bottle
    Scissors/Hemostat combo
    Nipper
    Split Shot...
  5. Check out http://www.zennioptical.com/. They...

    Check out http://www.zennioptical.com/. They have standard reading glasses and you could have them make readers with any frames that they sell. I use computer glasses (bifocals with reading lens...
  6. Thread: Update me

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    I have found that the biggest difference between...

    I have found that the biggest difference between higher end rods and other rods tend to be lighter in weight than less expensive rods. Many high end rods are faster in action, but that is changing...
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    There is nothing worse than backpacking to a...

    There is nothing worse than backpacking to a remote spot where you can fish and have only a broken rod to fish with. A graphite rod of an length strapped to the outside of of a pack can be broken...
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    The way that I look at it, if something works,...

    The way that I look at it, if something works, why it is working is of secondary importance. After getting frustrated with trout hitting a bright orange indicator on the surface, I tied up some big,...
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    I've had one of these for at least ten years. It...

    I've had one of these for at least ten years. It is waterproof, warm and looks pretty much the same as is did when it was new.
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  10. I lucked out with the timing of a sight seeing...

    I lucked out with the timing of a sight seeing trip in Utah. Last week my wife and I visited five National Parks and two National Monuments in southern Utah during the week of September 21st.. The...
  11. I've thinned out my rods this year a bit. I sold...

    I've thinned out my rods this year a bit. I sold a 8 1/2 foot Scott S3 3 Weight that was so stiff that it cast quite well with a five weight line. It was a great casting rod but it was not fun to...
  12. I try to buy fly lines on sale or closeout and I...

    I try to buy fly lines on sale or closeout and I have a stash of them stored in a cool, dry place. I have paid full price a few times for specialty lines, such as RIO Clouser lines (no longer...
  13. Thread: Bifocals, Not FF

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    I have been wearing progressive bifocals for...

    I have been wearing progressive bifocals for quite a few years, and they work fine. The first thing that I noticed when I got them was that the mid range in the glasses made it much easier to see a...
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    I prefer to carry on fly rods and reels when I...

    I prefer to carry on fly rods and reels when I fly. I have flown on trips when I have taken multiple rods, and on those trips I carried one rod on the plane along with my reels and put the rest of...
  15. Thread: New Rod

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    St. Croix has a 7 1/2 foot four weight Legend...

    St. Croix has a 7 1/2 foot four weight Legend Ultra on closeout. It is hard to beat at $155 but it might be a bit faster than moderate.

    http://www.stcroixrods.com/shop/catalog/Fly-25-1.html#
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    St. Croix Legend Elite 7 Weight, original model...

    St. Croix Legend Elite 7 Weight, original model with brown blank.

    This rod has the guts to cast heavily weighted flies and a wide range of sinking/sink tip lines while feeling as light as a six...
  17. Thread: Snakehead

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    I caught one in Florida in December from a canal...

    I caught one in Florida in December from a canal behind my cousin's house. It clobbered a foam popper. Great fight.
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    You might want to consider using a sinking leader...

    You might want to consider using a sinking leader (RIO and other companies make them) for fishing the drop offs. A sinking leader with a lightly weighted fly will help you get fly deeper and stay...
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    Thanks for the information. The place where I am...

    Thanks for the information. The place where I am staying has two lakes and a canal on the property. Hopefully I will be able to fish there, but I will check out some of the other places.
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    DIY Orlando, Florida Fishing

    I will be in Orlando at the end of March for business. I should be able to get out for a few hours of local fishing in morning or evening. I am wondering what is available in that area for DIY...
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    Scott, I was in the park near the end of...

    Scott,

    I was in the park near the end of August and it was not unpleasant. The park was great, and the fishing in the park was decent despite the obvious heavy fishing pressure. I expected the...
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    Yellowstone National Park is a spectacular place...

    Yellowstone National Park is a spectacular place to enjoy and visit. A person can easily spend four or five days seeing most the major sights in the park and have minimal time in those four or five...
  23. Check out the St. Croix web site. They are...

    Check out the St. Croix web site. They are selling remaining Legend Ultra's at closeout prices.
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    The Temple Fork Professional series rods were...

    The Temple Fork Professional series rods were good rods for the regular price, and for ninety dollars at MRFC, you can go wrong with one of those for your first fly rod. Lots of guides have been...
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    The Bugger Barn is a great fly box but it is big...

    The Bugger Barn is a great fly box but it is big enough that it might not fit into some vests or packs. I you buy one, make sure that it fits into a pocket in your vest or chest pack.
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