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    My current flotation device is 40'... about...

    My current flotation device is 40'... about right... except for the 18' jet boat... or the other devices hanging around the yard. I like keeping my butt outta the water!
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    I find different company's marketing "thrusts"...

    I find different company's marketing "thrusts" very interesting and appreciate this discussion. The potential good vibes in a fifty-cent material clip versus ANYONE thinking they should come with...
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    Here in AK more people are seriously hurt by...

    Here in AK more people are seriously hurt by moose every year than bears...

    My moose this past fall was a big bull fighting with another. After my bull "donated by default" all of his cows to the...
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    The TFO BVK 10' 4wt is my favorite rod for a huge...

    The TFO BVK 10' 4wt is my favorite rod for a huge chunk of the fishing I do these days... I bought four different 10' 4wts and cast all of them quite a bit before dumping the other three. A Thomas...
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    A few random thoughts... A few years ago at...

    A few random thoughts...

    A few years ago at the AK Fly Fishers' Kenai River Clean Up a friend and I worked the area right at the mouth of the Russian River, dumping into the Kenai. In a couple...
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    I used to love my BIIX 7wt until I had to have it...

    I used to love my BIIX 7wt until I had to have it repaired. Will never be seen fishing with one again nor will there ever be a chance I would buy another.
  7. Thread: Pacific Salmon

    by hap
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_decadal_oscil...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_decadal_oscillation

    Worth reading up on this phenomenon and you will find Pacific salmon productivity hinges on the temperature swing... Right now it favors...
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    My grandfather lived to an extremely ripe old age...

    My grandfather lived to an extremely ripe old age and always used to say he was proof the good died young! I have done all I can to follow in his foot steps.

    Happy birthday, belated...
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    Had 4 10' 4wt rods here a while back with 4...

    Had 4 10' 4wt rods here a while back with 4 different 4 wt lines to see which I liked... or rather to see which I could tolerate.
    A TFO BVK completely stole the rod show with all four lines, beating...
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    Sticky: Riley and I would like to be involved but you...

    Riley and I would like to be involved but you picked nearly the worst possible time for me to do anything. I will be gone for the next week and come home to a huge list of things to be done right...
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    You know... I think I know this guy... that knows...

    You know... I think I know this guy... that knows this guy... that may be able to help you for less than you can imagine... ;)
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    Had to giggle a bit at wondering why you have...

    Had to giggle a bit at wondering why you have three vises and were a tool designer... I have at least three different brands that I have at least three vises from and many others... Mostly I have...
  13. Yes, parallel to the shank of the hook and just...

    Yes, parallel to the shank of the hook and just to provide a small area for the flank feather stems to ride against as they are tied in. By keeping them in place it will keep them from rolling,...
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    Sage is currently taking longer...

    Sage is currently taking longer...
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    I use a Nor-Vise because I tie a ton of...

    I use a Nor-Vise because I tie a ton of articulated flies and flies using brushes. It is impossible to match the speed I get without true-rotary. At first I used some of the many vises I have for...
  16. You are correct, wood duck flank feathers are...

    You are correct, wood duck flank feathers are tough to tie in whole... A lot of variations I have seen use the slips you mentioned, but some find them harder to tie than whole feathers. But here are...
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    I have only been fishing Alaska for a bit over 5...

    I have only been fishing Alaska for a bit over 5 decades and while I have experienced a ton of truly incredible fishing there is always more to try... I guess I will stick around here for a while...
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    That would be Jack Creek if right at the junction...

    That would be Jack Creek if right at the junction with the Parks Highway or Fish Creek if you are talking say 15 miles in on the Denali. I checked it just last week and both creeks are still there,...
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    Tig You should NEVER use salt on tying...

    Tig
    You should NEVER use salt on tying materials... It takes surprisingly little salt residue to cause hooks to rust in a closed fly box. And it does not kill anything.
    art
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    Having prepared and sold many, many hundreds of...

    Having prepared and sold many, many hundreds of bird skins for tying there are a few points in this thread that leave me shaking my head... again.

    A simple wash in hot soapy water with a bit of...
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    As one with experience watching forums die I...

    As one with experience watching forums die I would like to add a few harsh realities in the genre.

    First, heavy-handed moderation kills sites. FAOL is a nice place where you will seldom be...
  22. I had a hunting pack stolen on a very short...

    I had a hunting pack stolen on a very short flight from Kodiak to Anchorage many years ago. I filled out the insurance forms and was treated properly by the insurance company, but over time realized...
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    If you have as much hair as I, it is far easier...

    If you have as much hair as I, it is far easier to find fabric softener around home...
    art
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    And for all you thinking that they are flexible...

    And for all you thinking that they are flexible still by accident, not so much!

    Take your antique patches and wash them in a sinkful of warm soapy water with a capful of Chlorox. Rinse well and...
  25. Thread: Flies and worms

    by hap
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    Was it in Trout Madness where the question was...

    Was it in Trout Madness where the question was asked about the difference between a fly fisherman and all others? The fly fisherman carries his worms in a wallet...
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