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  1. Thread: Paddle choice

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    Paddle choice

    I am thinking about buying a Malibu Mini-X kayak, 9'3" long, 33" beam. Is there a specific paddle shape and/or length that would be the best fit for this kayaks? I would be using it to fish rivers...
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    I started using it last year and love it. BUT -...

    I started using it last year and love it. BUT - it does make a sound and you really do have to use stripping guards. It will cut a groove in a finger after a day of stripping - trust me. Add in...
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    Hey BigBad - It's a Tequeely Streamer

    http://images3.orvis.com/orvis_assets/prodimg/002CNW.jpg Orvis sells them.
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    Murdich Minnow for SM

    I don't know when this was a "new" fly, but I found it in July '09 and fished it until the cold weather hit. All I can say is tie a couple of these and carry them with you. If you see SM busting...
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    Sticky: Here you go

    Bassin' at The Wilds 2008. Was trying the Sage Bass rod when I got this one.

    http://www.madriveroutfitters.com/photos-the-wilds/thewildsrickweissbass.jpg
  6. Thread: poppers?

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    I was taught to always let it sit for a time...

    I was taught to always let it sit for a time before the retrieve, how long is up to you and the fish. The old Rapala method was to wait for the rings to disappear and then pop it 3 times, wait, 3...
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    Sent you a price in PM's.

    Sent you a price in PM's.
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    Orvis rod

    I have an Orvis Clearwater 8'6", 2-pc, 5wt, 3-1/4 oz, full flex 5.0, and it has a 99 under the full flex. I bought it in 1999 and fished it for 2 seasons, before I found out I liked slightly faster...
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    Weight of reel seat + butt????

    I want to add a fighting butt to my 6wt rod. How much does a reel seat + a cork fighting butt + a cork full wells grip weigh? Thanks.
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    No one here

    Fly Goddess - I was not directing the comments about the 2 camps to anyone on this thread. I was talking about the folks I refer to as Top-shelfers, and they are usually FFers. The folks who only...
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    Does it matter?

    As long as I have food, clothing, and shelter, and uh, well internet and cable, and I'm not in debt, does it really matter how MUCH or how LITTLE I spend on a pleasure. Do you win something if you...
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    Lose the warranty

    From what I have gathered, the rod companies that offer life-time warranties, double the cost figuring that each rod will be replaced at least once. Of course, most are now adding a fee to fix or...
  13. Thread: Bass Bug Hooks

    by raw69
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    Try these

    Gamakatsu B-10S or their SL 11-3H. The #6 is about 2/3 the size of the 8089 and the #8 is about 1/2. They are both slightly heavier.
  14. Thread: What grain line?

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    Teeny T-series

    Take a look at the T-series, they all have a 24' sink section. I have the T-200 on an 8wt. They rate the T-200 for 6-9wt at 5.5ips sink rate, the T-300 for 7-10wt at 6.5ips, and the T-400 for...
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    Insoles for boots?

    I was having problems with heel spurs and one recommendation was insoles, or what they now call orthotics. I did some foot stretches in the morning and started using off the shelf orthotics and that...
  16. Thread: Confession

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    Confession

    I know I'll get beat up some because it's expensive, but I have become a Sharskin guy. I got a chance to really field test it, and I am now a believer. I own no stock in SA, so this is just one...
  17. Thread: wading boots

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    The rule of thumb is boots should be a size...

    The rule of thumb is boots should be a size bigger than your shoes. I use that when I'm wearing waders because the booties are usually larger and I'm wearing thick to very thick socks.

    When...
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    Tortilla fly

    Can you make a Tortilla fly? Just kidding, I think. Heck they make a Bread fly. People do chum corn and then use Corn flies, so why not.

    Are you sightfishing for them or blind casting? What...
  19. Thread: neck lanyards

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    Hippie chick jewelry? - not so much.

    C'mon now. Speaking as an old hippie, I doubt that the women of that era would be attracted to spools of line and fly boxes as jewelry. Maybe the hemos, but for another purpose.

    Anyway, from top...
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    Opinions on Orvis Warm Water "Big Bug" Line

    Anybody tried the Orvis Warm Water "Big Bug" Line? I'm trying to figure out what differences are between that and the Freshwater Bass taper they sell, other than $10. From the description it sounds...
  21. Thread: Slimey Carp?

    by raw69
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    Buffalo

    I just read something the other day about Buffs having a slime layer. As the guy said, "great to catch, but disgusting to unhook."
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the response, many of them had me laughing out loud. There are 2 quotes I found recently that fit my philosophy - enjoy!

    "If people concentrated on the really important things in...
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    I don't "hafta" anymore

    After 3:30 pm this coming Friday, I will no longer "hafta" do anything. I am entering the new and somewhat scary world of retirement. I won't hafta get up at a certain time, I won't hafta go to...
  24. Thread: Tying with mono

    by raw69
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the thoughts. I'm using it to tie all of my larger flies now. I'm going to get a spool of Cajun Red in 4lb for the color.
  25. Thread: Tying with mono

    by raw69
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    Tying with mono

    I've just started using 4lb test to tie with and was wondering if anyone had experience with mono. Any drawbacks or little tricks I should know? Thanks.
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