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  1. I've been using this knot for years; I've never...

    I've been using this knot for years; I've never had one break, but if you get sloppy and don't tie it correctly it can slip.
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    Nice! What weight rod/line were you fishing?

    Nice! What weight rod/line were you fishing?
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    Jim, we lost our son 5 years ago. It will not...

    Jim, we lost our son 5 years ago. It will not get better, but it will get different. My deepest condolences to you and your family. God Bless, and may Renee Rest in Peace.
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    I agree. Here's my guarantee story. A few years...

    I agree. Here's my guarantee story. A few years ago I bought a top-line Cabela's rod; it was on clearance but to my understanding still came with the Cabela's lifetime warranty. The tip broke and...
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    I really want to carry a "real" knife, but after...

    I really want to carry a "real" knife, but after years of my my little Swiss army I can't live without that toothpick!
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    Well I'll be damned! No wonder everthing I build...

    Well I'll be damned! No wonder everthing I build turns out smaller than I expected!
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    I agree. If a 5wt rod works better with a 6wt...

    I agree. If a 5wt rod works better with a 6wt line, it's a 6wt and should be labeled as such. If a 5wt line weighs as much as a 6wt, then call it a six weight! I guess it's the same reason a 2x4...
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    Never apologize for a granddaughter! My Gracie...

    Never apologize for a granddaughter! My Gracie is now 10 years old and is the light of my life.
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    Pickerel was what flashed through my mind;...

    Pickerel was what flashed through my mind; although I haven't seen any around here I guess they do exist. I suppose it could have been something in its mouth; as I said, I only saw it briefly. I...
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    I agree with 11 Mile.

    I agree with 11 Mile.
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    Weird fish; any ideas?

    Fishing for bluegills in an urban lake in south central Kansas yesterday. I was bank fishing and a fish rose to near the surface at my feet. I thought it was a stick at first; only saw it from the...
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    Nice!!!!!! (I think that's 10)

    Nice!!!!!! (I think that's 10)
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    First of the season

    Today is the first day we've had in a while when the wind wasn't blowing a gale, so I headed over to one of my bluegill spots. I took the 9wt outfit I just got from David at River Traditions, which...
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    Aha, the wonders of google (should have gone...

    Aha, the wonders of google (should have gone there first!). Triple surgeon's knot for the loop.
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    Line to backing knot

    I just got a fly line with a loop to loop connection to the backing - never had one before. What is recommened for tying the loop on the backing? Thanks...
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    I just received my 9wt rod and reel to match from...

    I just received my 9wt rod and reel to match from David; ordered on Sunday, shipped on Monday (personalized and all), arrived today - what great service! It's a beautifully appointed rod; there is...
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    I have both a 2wt and a 3wt; like you I use them...

    I have both a 2wt and a 3wt; like you I use them primarily for small pan fish and they are great fun. For the 3 I have both WF and DT lines. I bought the DT first, but I must say that since I got...
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    Steve Bodio, the writer and outdoorsman, has the...

    Steve Bodio, the writer and outdoorsman, has the disease. Here is a link to his blog:

    http://stephenbodio.blogspot.com/


    You might try contacting him; he may have some input, insight, or...
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    Thanks, but it ain't about tippet spools. ...

    Thanks, but it ain't about tippet spools.

    Ordered up some of the Grey's thingies off ebay. I'm happy.
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    Thanks all. Those Grey's keepers are like what I...

    Thanks all. Those Grey's keepers are like what I have; now that I see them they have a sliding ring closure, not velcro. I don't think Cabela's offers them any more but I can pick some up...
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    Line keepers for spare spools

    I have some nifty little cloth strips with velcro closers that wrap around my spare spools to keep the line from coming off the spool when not in use. I got them at Cabela's but it doesn't appear...
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    I have some of the ones Orvis sold; I don't know...

    I have some of the ones Orvis sold; I don't know if they're still available from them. I seldom use them as I found them to be rather heavy and a determent to casting; these might work better.
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    +1! (less than 10 characters)
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    It wasn't the fish I was worried about ;) .

    It wasn't the fish I was worried about ;) .
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    There were some carp trolling around where I was...

    There were some carp trolling around where I was bluegill fishing last night. I was fishing my 2wt and was afraid I'd actually hook one after all the times I've gotten skunked using a proper rod, so...
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