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  1. Thread: Saltwater backing

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    tailingloop- I used to use a Bimini twist to make...

    tailingloop- I used to use a Bimini twist to make my loop in the backing to attach the fly line but after having a bluefish hit the Bimini while I was fighting a false albacore and costing me an...
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    Very interesting, thanks for posting it. Ron

    Very interesting, thanks for posting it. Ron
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    I have tied and used these style flies for...

    I have tied and used these style flies for bluefish when they are on small bait and they even work in the saltwater. Ron
  4. Thread: Spade Flush

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    Donald- I have missed your site and when I...

    Donald- I have missed your site and when I clicked on it today it still wouldn't show. I like trying some of the older English style wet flies here in the USA. Ron
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    Ducksterman- I received the dubbing brushes in...

    Ducksterman- I received the dubbing brushes in today's mail. Thank you for your generosity. Ron
  6. Thread: Krystal Palmer

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    Thank you. Looks like it might work here in the...

    Thank you. Looks like it might work here in the northeast USA. Ron
  7. Thread: Krystal Palmer

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    Hans- Is the hackle you used a rooster neck...

    Hans- Is the hackle you used a rooster neck hackle? The fibers look to fine to be a hen hackle, and did you strip one side of the hackle? Thanks, Ron
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    You might try looking for hackle flash. It is...

    You might try looking for hackle flash. It is similar to polar chenille and I find it wraps better. Ron
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    Some of us saltwater FF'ers use it to make a sink...

    Some of us saltwater FF'ers use it to make a sink tip for our floating lines. Simply whip loops in both ends of a 12-18" piece and loop it to the butt section of your leader and looop your tippet to...
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    Thanks, Ron

    Thanks, Ron
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    What weight is the St Croix rod? Ron

    What weight is the St Croix rod? Ron
  12. If you can get to a fly shop pick up an Umpqua...

    If you can get to a fly shop pick up an Umpqua fly line scale @ $20.00. Then you can weigh the lines that work on your rods and match the same weight line to another rod. Of course if you are...
  13. I regularly overline by 2 wts when fishing the...

    I regularly overline by 2 wts when fishing the salt, and I have a couple of rods that will overline by 3 wts and actually cast better than with the regular rated line. Ron
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    Rather than worrying about what pocket you put...

    Rather than worrying about what pocket you put your keys in; here's the way I do it. I get a spare key for my truck and loop it to an old long shoelace and a clip to attach to the D ring on my...
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    I have a WF10F fly line new in the package that...

    I have a WF10F fly line new in the package that I'd be willing to sell. It is a Scientific Anglers saltwater line, but it should be okay for freshwater use too. I'm asking $35 shipping included to...
  16. Thread: Fly Rod Suggestion

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    Hi Dave- I live in the area you are looking for...

    Hi Dave- I live in the area you are looking for info for and use a fly rod for the same species you are interested in although from shore, but I have fished fromm boats in the passed. I would go with...
  17. Thread: SWF outfit

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    Considering the price you are looking at I would...

    Considering the price you are looking at I would recommend the St Croix Legend Ultra paired with a Sci Angler System 2 10/11 reel. The rod could be either the 8wt or 10 wt and the reel will work for...
  18. Thread: wtb 8wt fly rod

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    PM sent on 8 wt rod

    PM sent on 8 wt rod
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    Personally I find the 2 piece pre-IPC rods to be...

    Personally I find the 2 piece pre-IPC rods to be slightly faster than the IPC rods. I also prefer the guides on the pre-IPC rods- they seem larger. I know I have less problems casting the pre_IPC...
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    Warren- Would your friend be interested in a...

    Warren- Would your friend be interested in a pre-IPC Legend Ultra 2 piece 8wt 9 1/2 foot rod. If so I have one for sale- $200 plus shipping. It has only been used about 6 times and is in excellent...
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    Scott P- Yes but I do not use the dumbbell eyes...

    Scott P- Yes but I do not use the dumbbell eyes as the fishing is generally shallow open water. Ron
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    One that has brouht me alot of bluefish was...

    One that has brouht me alot of bluefish was featured on this site but can not find it so I'll try and describe it. Its is basically a zonker but the belly is either polar flash or grand ersatz. To...
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    What I did with my homemade stripping basket was...

    What I did with my homemade stripping basket was to get some cable ties the ones about 3/16ths inch wide and cut some holes in the bottom of the basket where I wanted the "fingers" to be. Pull the...
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    I thought the pattern looked familiar and it is....

    I thought the pattern looked familiar and it is. I checked Lefty's pattern book and there it was listed as a sand crab and the roe sack is at the bend of the hook. Lentz tied the one listed in...
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    Sorry to hear about your problem. It might be...

    Sorry to hear about your problem. It might be you're allergic to some of the chemicals normally used to treat the bucktails. As for a synthetic you might try fishair or ultrahair or for more...
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