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    Ladyfisher, I wasn't talking about using the...

    Ladyfisher, I wasn't talking about using the stream as a "path". The way I fish, and the way a lot of people I observe fish, means being in the water a lot of the time, but not trampling around. ...
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    A piece of monofiliment lodged into the surface...

    A piece of monofiliment lodged into the surface tension of the water is considerably more visible than one submerged. Greasing a leader is only a good idea when the fly you're using doesn't float...
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    You can't compare fly fishing and spin casting. ...

    You can't compare fly fishing and spin casting. When you're fly fishing you're working a stretch of river, and you're typically standing right in the middle of it. In order to not be fishing...
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    Ever notice that suckers don't have fish eyes,...

    Ever notice that suckers don't have fish eyes, they have dog eyes? They're not natural I tell ya.
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    Note to self: remove all san juan worms from my...

    Note to self: remove all san juan worms from my fly boxes. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/smile.gif

    Damn I jumped a sec when I saw your pic. Yack. I've been looking at a lot of sucker...
  6. Thread: technical fishing

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    I think that the technical guys fall into two...

    I think that the technical guys fall into two camps. One group is filled with people who are just really interested in fish and the critters that fish like to eat. They know the latin names for...
  7. Thread: deep drifted fly

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    I've found that stretching the tip of my rod a...

    I've found that stretching the tip of my rod a ways upstream right at the end of the cast can help considerably, and make for less mending. It's not a pretty technique and wouldn't be good for...
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    Thanks Jeff. The "flooding" thing terrifies me. ...

    Thanks Jeff. The "flooding" thing terrifies me. I've had terrible nightmares where suckers were on me and I couldn't get them off. In fact the easiest way to torture me for information would be to...
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    I don't think I'd recommend a cheapo line, even...

    I don't think I'd recommend a cheapo line, even for practice. They can be a royal pain in the rear even for an experienced caster. A "good" line is only $45 and can potentially last you a couple...
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    Yeah I could probably handle a grayling. I've...

    Yeah I could probably handle a grayling. I've never caught one. They look a lot more like a whitefish than a trout though. Visible scales, goofy looking heads, etc. I bet it'd look like a...
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    Big bugs scare me a bit too. Not in the same way...

    Big bugs scare me a bit too. Not in the same way though. I was checking for signs of salmon flies this weekend and picked up a carcass that was attached to a piece of grass. They're pretty nasty...
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    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/smile.gif I...

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/smile.gif

    I figured out a very long time ago that it was easier to just admit my phobia instead of trying to hide it. After all, it's pretty difficult to make...
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    Great shots! Seems to me like you might have...

    Great shots!

    Seems to me like you might have discovered a whole new method of fishing here. The "tie a scud pattern to your shoe and stomp around the stream-bed" technique! Kind of makes trout...
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    I'm quite serious.

    I'm quite serious.
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    Thanks for all the replies! On one hand this...

    Thanks for all the replies!

    On one hand this problem is a little comical. A fisherman who's afraid of fish? What?

    The fear though isn't by any means minor. For instance, I'm slightly afraid...
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    An embarassing confession

    So I think I may have mentioned in my first post here that I'm just getting back into fly fishing after a seven year break. I've been hitting it pretty hard in the past couple weeks, driving for...
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    I remember one time many years ago I was fishing...

    I remember one time many years ago I was fishing a muddler against a big rock cliff. I had to make some pretty huge casts, and smacked the fly on the rocks behind me a couple times. Anyhow, some...
  18. Thread: Dry Fly Desiccant

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    Am I the only person who doesn't care to use that...

    Am I the only person who doesn't care to use that stuff? I don't like pinching my leader in the cap, and it takes longer to dry a fly than it does to just rotate flies. On some patterns it's also...
  19. Thread: Helena, Montana

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    Haha, apparently the name of that creek is a...

    Haha, apparently the name of that creek is a closely guarded secret, or the system thought I was swearing! That's P-r-i-c-k-l-y Pear.
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    My parents live on Holter, so I've fished that...

    My parents live on Holter, so I've fished that section of the Missouri a bit. Personally I don't care for it. It's big smelly water and full of people and...*looks around nervously*...wooorrrrm...
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    You mentioned Rock Creek, which is quite a ways...

    You mentioned Rock Creek, which is quite a ways from Helena unless there's another Rock Creek near Helena. Rock Creek is about 35 miles east of Missoula. It's fantastic fishing.

    If you're going...
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    According to this here site, the knot I've been...

    According to this here site, the knot I've been using for a very long time is the Uniknot, which I actually got out of some non-fly fishing book after getting fed up with clinch knots.

    I used the...
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    Too many people rant!

    Hi, new to the board. Great site!

    I'm just getting back into fly fishing after a seven year "break." I started fly fishing at around age 12 on the Blackfoot river near Missoula, Montana, and it...
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