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    Wood Duck Parachute Post

    I don't really like the look of white parachute posts and worse yet fluorescent orange....

    I am looking for something more natural and was thinking about using wood duck flank feathers.

    I am...
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    I read the title to the thread and thought it was...

    I read the title to the thread and thought it was the answer to my prayers!
    I guess now I am glad that I am not alone.

    I wonder if there is a correlation between how someone organizes their...
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    I have the original sling pack and mine has a D...

    I have the original sling pack and mine has a D ring in the back of the shoulder strap for a net. Works great. I love the sling pack, it's out of the way when I don't need it and right there when I...
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    Without going into too much detail, I think you...

    Without going into too much detail, I think you are right. The guide we used was recommended by another guide my buddy knew and had previously used, but that was in Colorado. We confirmed dates...
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    I am sorry for my poor choice of words when I...

    I am sorry for my poor choice of words when I said closer to two thousand. I don't have the receipt but as I recall the trip was around 1,200 and then went up from there. The add ons were for the...
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    Nickel and Dimed by a guide/outfitter?

    I went on a guided fishing trip with a friend of mine a few weeks back. It was two days in Montana, a walk wade on the Gallatin and a float trip on the Yellowstone.

    Had a great time even though...
  7. Thread: Novasheen

    by Andrew
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    Given the cost of fly lines I can't see trying to...

    Given the cost of fly lines I can't see trying to save a few bucks on cleaners not specifically made for fly lines. And like Allan already said, the manufacturers and now recommending soap and water.
  8. I used Cabela's for years and loved them. They...

    I used Cabela's for years and loved them. They developed a slow leak that I couldn't find so I decided to replace them. (Actually I gave them to my son who in his mid twenties doesn't care too much...
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    I had a guide in Colorado who tied the top fly on...

    I had a guide in Colorado who tied the top fly on with a regular clinch knot but leave the tag end about a foot and half long. He would then tie the dropper nymph to that tag end. It worked fine.
    ...
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    Has anyone fished with or tried the Sage one...

    Has anyone fished with or tried the Sage one elite?
    Any thoughts about it?
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    I usually fish in a crowded area with traffic...

    I usually fish in a crowded area with traffic noise and kids running around. I am happy to chat with anyone who wants. There really are no secret spots to give away, the people are already there. ...
  12. I am pretty happy with the rods I have.... I...

    I am pretty happy with the rods I have....

    I think I would like to try a Tankara but I'm not sure I want one.
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    Hmmmm favorite rod is tough to define. I mostly...

    Hmmmm favorite rod is tough to define. I mostly fish with an Orvis Silverlabel 8.5' 4weight. I love my Orvis Superfine 6' 2weight on small streams. But fitting with your criteria for 'older'...
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    Wow, this really sounds like poor customer...

    Wow, this really sounds like poor customer service to me. Whatever happened to providing more to the customer than is expected?

    This really makes me appreciate Orvis more and more. A few years...
  15. The Letort without a doubt. Thrilled to get one...

    The Letort without a doubt. Thrilled to get one fish in a morning.
  16. Thread: 2wt Outfit

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    YUP - - when you have also tied the leader. I...

    YUP - - when you have also tied the leader. I don't think I'll ever get around to braiding my own fly line though.
    :)

    Andrew
  17. Thread: 2wt Outfit

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    I have had an Orvis Superfine 6' 2 weight for...

    I have had an Orvis Superfine 6' 2 weight for several years. I absolutely love it.

    The rod is perfect for small brushy streams. I have heard the argument that longer rods are more "versatile",...
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    The Orvis Clearwater outfits are great values as...

    The Orvis Clearwater outfits are great values as well.
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    Wonderful story. Very emotional, it pulled at my...

    Wonderful story.
    Very emotional, it pulled at my heart strings.

    Thank you.
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    I use the Orvis insert with great success. The...

    I use the Orvis insert with great success. The way I do it is to tie on my nymph with a clinch knot then at the other end of the tippet I tie a duncan's loop. I place the duncan's loop around one...
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    I think it really comes down to whether you will...

    I think it really comes down to whether you will use the wading staff all the time, including hiking in to your spot, or just on an as needed basis. If it is on an as-needed basis then a folding...
  22. Thread: Spring Foreward

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    I too love the 'longer' days. Let's just stick...

    I too love the 'longer' days. Let's just stick to DST year round.
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    Parachute post color

    I'm wondering if anyone notices a difference in effectiveness with different colored parachute posts. If so, what have you found to be best? Should the post match the color of the natural you are...
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    I also cast backwards when the situation calls...

    I also cast backwards when the situation calls for it. Who care what other people think if they see me? I sure don't and I'm sure the fish don't care either!
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    A few years ago I broke the tip top on an Orivs...

    A few years ago I broke the tip top on an Orivs kit rod I had put together from one of their blanks when they sold them like that about 30 years ago. I happened to have been in Vermont and I dropped...
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