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  1. Thread: Self Control

    by sgallas2
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    Luke, my earlier reply was lighthearted and...

    Luke,
    my earlier reply was lighthearted and given in that vein. From someone who has bought and sold well over 75 rods over the years, I can certainly tell you a good deal will come along again....
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    Sticky: Yes, attitude indeed. The pictures look like...

    Yes, attitude indeed. The pictures look like solid determination. All the best for continued recovery.
    Best,
    Steve
  3. Thread: Self Control

    by sgallas2
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    Good for you. self - control is admirable,...

    Good for you. self - control is admirable, however, sometimes you have to embrace the notion of " I"ll pay the fine".
    Best,
    Steve
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    Walter, just bought your latest e-book and...

    Walter,
    just bought your latest e-book and look forward to reading it in preparation for my trip out to YNP this summer . After going out there annually for fifteen years , I've not been able to...
  5. Thread: 3/4 wt wanted

    by sgallas2
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    I'll second the Orvis Battenkill .i just picked...

    I'll second the Orvis Battenkill .i just picked up one and they are nice light reels. I have a number of CFO's and Older Battenkills and they look like they will keep up the good tradition. Stay away...
  6. NJ troutbum has good advice for VA. waters but...

    NJ troutbum has good advice for VA. waters but use small buggers. if you're fishing SNP use nymphs and very small streamers. I'd throw small dark colored drys on shallow pockets in the sun.
    my goal...
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    First fly or the first one that you were willing...

    First fly or the first one that you were willing to let man or fish see ?
    I started by tying buggers and EHC's., I do remember it being an EHC' that I caught my first fish on. it was probably lost...
  8. I retire in a year ,if this year's applicant...

    I retire in a year ,if this year's applicant doesn't work out.
    Best,
    Steve
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    Merry Christmas folks Best, Steve

    Merry Christmas folks
    Best,
    Steve
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    hNt, great irony. cleaned out box.try it now....

    hNt,
    great irony. cleaned out box.try it now.
    Best,
    Steve
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    check your pm. Best, Steve

    check your pm.
    Best,
    Steve
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    hungntrees, your mail box is full. tried to...

    hungntrees,
    your mail box is full. tried to send you a pm.
    best,
    Steve
  13. Thread: What if?

    by sgallas2
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    The waters I've been fishing here of late would...

    The waters I've been fishing here of late would be hard to get away from a peach bugger , gold bead head in a size 8.would a pt nymph following it be considered a seperate fly ? jus' asking .
    Kinda...
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    Orvis' turn around time is quite variable,from my...

    Orvis' turn around time is quite variable,from my own personal experience . Had a bamboo rod in to get work on and got it back in less than 2 months .which is four months better than most. had a...
  15. Thread: Dear Friends

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    Sticky: My condolences to the family. Steve

    My condolences to the family.

    Steve
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    Best wishes all , for a Wonderful Thanksgiving...

    Best wishes all , for a Wonderful Thanksgiving and joyous time with family and friends.
    Best,
    Steve
  17. Thread: Beginner Rod

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    I started my two sons and my brother in law on...

    I started my two sons and my brother in law on the Three Forks 3 wt.that was about a dozen or more years ago so I don't know if it is the same rod as then.theylearned on the SNP streams and small...
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    Cliff, I can't remember if it was the Tradition...

    Cliff,
    I can't remember if it was the Tradition or the Standard that was replaced by the Classic. Same rod but evidently the name wasn't sexy enough.I owned four other Classics and only have one...
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    Byron, sometimes I think my early Fenwick HMG...

    Byron,
    sometimes I think my early Fenwick HMG is still the best one out there, at least for roll casting. I don't know that I truly have a favorite rod. I enjoy casting and fishing my 60 yr. old...
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    first fish on a new rod is always an interesting...

    first fish on a new rod is always an interesting event.hope you catch many more with it.
    Steve
  21. Betty, Sometimes we have to grieve the loss of...

    Betty,
    Sometimes we have to grieve the loss of those hopes and expectations before the new ones can gain purchase and begin to sprout. by grieving we are not giving up hope but rather allowing the...
  22. Thread: A Walk

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    those pictures go well with your Aurelius quote....

    those pictures go well with your Aurelius quote.
    nice .

    Steve
  23. oh man, can't wait to get out there again. Very...

    oh man, can't wait to get out there again. Very nicely done.

    Steve
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    I 've caught many , many fish on woolly buggers...

    I 've caught many , many fish on woolly buggers of all colors save one, olive. Can't do it. will fish it, nothing, tie on a black, or peach, or white, whatever, and catch fish. it's like a Jaguar F...
  25. Absolutely gorgeous. Very nice job with the...

    Absolutely gorgeous. Very nice job with the camera. I'm heading out there and back to Yellowstone next summer.
    Best,
    Steve
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