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    Max, Thanks for the reply. Dave Scadden from...

    Max,
    Thanks for the reply. Dave Scadden from North Country Outdoor (?) makes the pontoon and I realize that it is larger than many personal crafts (12') but it is suppose to convert into a single...
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    Outlaw Avenger Double XX

    I am thinking about purchasing a pontoon that is capable of converting from a two-man into a one-man and the Outlaw Avenger Double XX has caught my eye. Anyone out there have any experience with...
  3. Thread: Rod build

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    Rod Building

    I was surprised this post was still active as I just returned from vacation. Happy New Year!

    MikieFinn, I usually travel during the summer months but ut I hope you enjoy Hammond Lake. I only...
  4. Thread: Rod build

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    Re: Rod build

    PM me and I will send you a copy of a course outline that I use for our local Rod Building Class up here in Wellsboro, PA.
  5. Re: Is it to early? What's your favorite Christmas song?

    I too agree with those that get feed up with songs that actually bring down the importance of Christmas or try to make this a PC happy holidays thing. Traditional carols tell the only meaning of why...
  6. Thread: Salmon River

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    Re: Salmon River

    Had a good day on Saturday. Saw plenty of fish (not a giant run but a steady flow) and landed four. Quit about 2:15 and headed back to camp to pack up. Water level up to 165 cfs due to run off. ...
  7. Thread: Salmon River

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    Re: Salmon River

    Word is that all the "lake fish" became "river fish" today. Looks like a mother lode of salmon runs!
  8. Thread: Salmon River

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    Re: Salmon River

    I fished the Salmon River this weekend. As mentioned in the other post, river is at an all time low (that is an understatement). Hundreds of fish sighted from the bridge on Route 3 near the mouth...
  9. Thread: Salmon River

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    Salmon River

    I have been receiving some bad reports of very low water and poor fishing. I wil be headed up there for the first two weekends in October (which is usually prime time) and was wondering if there is a...
  10. Thread: Backing weight

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    Re: Backing weight

    Appreciate all the advise and I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do. Thanks again and I figure this fly fishing in salt might just become addicting!
  11. Thread: Backing weight

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    Backing weight

    I am in the process of picking up a 9' 9 wt. 4 piece or 2 piece rod to use while fishing for stripers and salmon.

    Question #1 - I do travel and would prefer a 4 piece rod but would a 2 piece be...
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    Re: Wrapping a green blank

    For what it is worth, I did a SCIV and used a black thread with gold tipping. Looked so good I decided to build another and use gold guides.
  13. Thread: SCIII rod blank

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    Re: SCIII rod blank

    Built a nice rod for my daughter and it fishes very well. Looks good too! It is a 9' 5 Wt. SC III and I have used it several time myself since my daughter went to college. I think St. Croix builds...
  14. Thread: Leader

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    Re: Leader

    Dudley, you are exactly right about the flats. I have fished there often, but most of the time with spinning rod. I want to get into the fly fishing side of striper fishing and my friend is not...
  15. Thread: Leader

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    Re: Leader

    It always amazes me how much information is shared on a simple subject like this. The help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I hope to put it to good use!
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    Re: Seen E.Hillie's up for grab's

    Yeah, the first thing I did was click my "favorite" buttom and click on Hille - there it was! I forward the info to another rod builder. We got started at Hille's building rods and for the most...
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    Re: Seen E.Hillie's up for grab's

    I thought they just sold the place and had a new owner? I was just in there last week to pick up some rod building components.

    I hope this is not the end of another local fly shop. They really...
  18. Thread: Leader

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    Re: Leader

    Want to thank all for the advice and I will be on the cape fishing the flats from Chatham June 20-24. Maybe I will run into some of you.
  19. Thread: Leader

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    Leader

    I plan on fishing for stripers with my 9' 9wt. rod. Since I have never done that before, I would like to know just what my leader set-up (lengths and test) should be. I will be fishing on flats and...
  20. Thread: Bear encounters

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    Re: Bear encounters

    GET A GOOD TELEPHOTO LENS IT IS MUCH SAFER.
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    Re: Bear encounters

    CEA hit the nail on the head. I wrote earlier about black bears in PA as they are not a serious threat to humans unless you jump out of a tree onto their backs while they are feeding or something...
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    Re: Bear encounters

    I just spent the last 10 minutes enjoying myself reading responses to the bear encounters. If I remember, the original message came from a Pennsylvanian and seemed to be asking about our black bear...
  23. Thread: Camp Grounds

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    Camp Grounds

    I am headed up to fish the flats on the cape in June. I would like to take my pull along trailer and save running back and forth to my friends house which is an hour or more away (we did that last...
  24. Thread: Here's a keeper.

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    Granddaughter

    Congratulations Lew. She is a beauty.

    My first grandchild is now 5 months old and she is a treat, so I finally know how a grandparent feels! GREAT.
  25. Thread: Leader

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    Jeremy

    OK, I understand now. I guess I got all caught up in that straight "demo" cast that ones sees at the casting shows (ofwhich I also can cast like in a gymnasium without wind or water) and thought my...
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