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  1. Since I'm old and have fat thumbs I avoid knots...

    Since I'm old and have fat thumbs I avoid knots whenever possible! Loop-to-loop.
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    I have one of David's reels on one of the...

    I have one of David's reels on one of the 9-weight rods he used to offer; great reel at a good price...

    www.rivertraditions.com
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    Didn't know my little Umpqua was so valuable! ...

    Didn't know my little Umpqua was so valuable! I'll pay more attention to where I keep it!
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    Back atcha! And to all, a good night!

    Back atcha! And to all, a good night!
  5. I subscribe to this philosophy... When I go...

    I subscribe to this philosophy...

    When I go fishing I like to know that there's nobody within five miles of me. - Norman MacCraig
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    So true. I started fly fishing with a small...

    So true. I started fly fishing with a small collection of used rods and reels gathered here and there; in fact I had a little story about it published here a while back. Then I fell into the "gotta...
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    Not as good as the south, where there are some...

    Not as good as the south, where there are some drainage culverts and rip rap the fish seem to like. But I'm not gonna be picky ;)!
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    Uh oh...

    Went back to the urban lake where a few weeks ago I fell and racked my shin pretty badly. It's a series of connected ponds that winds between a hospital and a medical clinic. I'd been fishing for...
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    Nice! I had a little similar action of my own...

    Nice! I had a little similar action of my own yesterday; no pics though :(.
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    Wow; at that price you can buy the entire series...

    Wow; at that price you can buy the entire series for less than the cost of a moderately-priced graphite, plus you'd get free shipping! What fun!
  11. First day on the water in a while...

    A beautiful late summer Saturday morning; what better way to spend it than at the fishing hole? I knew of a little urban spot that doesn't get fished much if at all; the last time I was there I...
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    Seriously?

    Seriously?
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    I just can trust those fold-up thingies, although...

    I just can trust those fold-up thingies, although I know many folks do. Here's mine...
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    Winston WT 3wt

    7'6" WT 3wt, 3 piece w/uplocking seat, walnut insert. Original bag and tube, serial #93XXX. One of Winston's most desired series and now only available by special order. Great condition, pics on...
  15. Thread: Damn!!

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    Well after throwing about everything I can think...

    Well after throwing about everything I can think of at them when I'm trying to catch them, this fella took a #10 BH Pheasant tail under a #12 foam hopper!
  16. Thread: Damn!!

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    Damn!!

    Hooked my first ever carp today. I was bluegill fishing with my 3wt and I knew I had something pretty big; that little rod has never been bent like that before, I assure you! That little reel never...
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    I love those old model BBS's; I have several. ...

    I love those old model BBS's; I have several. Good buys on them on ebay now and then.
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    THAT is the problem with fly fishing ;)!

    THAT is the problem with fly fishing ;)!
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    Thanks!!!!

    Thanks!!!!
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    WooHoo! Wish came true!

    Didn't want to hijack NJTroutbum's thread, but I did get my wish (sort of). Started the day with my 3wt and the fish just weren't cooperating. Tried a couple different spots; nothing happening. I...
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    Oooh; nice! Hope I get a chance at some of those...

    Oooh; nice! Hope I get a chance at some of those this weekend. Let's see; 2wt? 3wt?...
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    I agree, and I have the rejection letters to...

    I agree, and I have the rejection letters to prove it.
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    Wow. I was on a trip a couple years ago and had...

    Wow. I was on a trip a couple years ago and had forgotten my license. We went down to the park office at the marina, they called and had a copy faxed to me. The ranger said she was supposed to...
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    Cool! (Darned 10 character rule!)

    Cool! (Darned 10 character rule!)
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    Having popped over the 65-year-old threshhold my...

    Having popped over the 65-year-old threshhold my lifetime hunting/fishing license is now a plastic "credit card". However for years I have used the old metal pin-on holders; this one happens to be...
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