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  1. Sorry to hear this. It is the most violated...

    Sorry to hear this. It is the most violated feeling to know someone took your possessions of years of work and saving just to support their drug habits or sell at a dime on the dollar. And WarrenP,...
  2. He might have needed a little help but since...

    He might have needed a little help but since there's little chance I'll be around for 100 I am happy to see him out there. Wish he'd have hooked his own fish instead of just taking over the rods.
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    This is a dacron to dacron connection. Tie a nail...

    This is a dacron to dacron connection. Tie a nail knot to flyline and it digs in should never slip. Tie dacron to dacron with a nail knot and you have a recipe for disaster with just your knot trying...
  4. Thread: Loop knot

    by vicrider
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    I have used jigs for walleye fishing and bass...

    I have used jigs for walleye fishing and bass fishing, streamers on fly rods. The loop knot I've used for years is the simple Uni-Knot. I would tie this, slide it to the point I wanted the loop, then...
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    On another board the fly that came up and had...

    On another board the fly that came up and had it's proponents and distracters was the Jassid. Beautiful little fly I've tied a few of and have them in my box but never used. Like so many have stated...
  6. Thread: Bass leader

    by vicrider
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    All good info. Guess I've gone Hi-Tech for bass...

    All good info. Guess I've gone Hi-Tech for bass these days. Have a couple of outfits set up and use a Furled Leader designed for bass or bigger bugs and streamers. The bass versions are only about...
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    My only knowledge of Mr. Conrad is thru this...

    My only knowledge of Mr. Conrad is thru this board and the fact that I still have some Conranch capes I'm using. Because of his business I know that he must have been in contact with a large amount...
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    Thanx for the response and links. I will go with...

    Thanx for the response and links. I will go with the explanations but at same time think the difference is one of culture and tradition. I do not believe (at this time) that using one versus the...
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    hungNtree, the problem with being retired is I...

    hungNtree, the problem with being retired is I don't get those holidays anymore. Same old same old. The only time I realize it's a holiday is when I go to the PO and it's closed. Seems like we should...
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    First thought I'd have is a Flexament or similar...

    First thought I'd have is a Flexament or similar concocted soft seal. I have read on other threads of using Shoe Goop and mixing it with some other products. Maybe this is what the commercial tyer is...
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    About Tenkara flies

    Okay, I tried search and couldn't come up with anything. Wrong combination of words I guess. I know people use regular flies on Tenkara. I know people use Tenkara flies on regular tackle. What I...
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    I have the 9' 8wt. for bass bugging and it a...

    I have the 9' 8wt. for bass bugging and it a good, strong rod. My preference is a slower action but it just takes a few casts to get used to it after using bamboo and it's a fine rod as far as I'm...
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    First, you're up in the country I love and spent...

    First, you're up in the country I love and spent many years in. Mostly on the north shore of Lake Superior and the lakes and rivers between Finland and Ely. It's a fact of life that there are going...
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    If my time using them was limited and I had a...

    If my time using them was limited and I had a pair that had given 12 years of good service, I'd have no problem with as close to an exact replacement as was available. Cabela's stands by their...
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    I grew up fishing Wonderods and still have...

    I grew up fishing Wonderods and still have several in the shed. From what you're describing it should handle a WF8F Bass Bug Taper great. I even used a 9wt. on mine with big bugs and short casts....
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    I'd add that one of the sites I frequent has a...

    I'd add that one of the sites I frequent has a Classified section where there is a constant stream of lines for sale, usually only used once or twice. I have bought and sold several lines there and...
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    Actually "jszymczyk" post was helpful but may be...

    Actually "jszymczyk" post was helpful but may be just a bit brusque. However, it is very factual in that we tend to make too much of things at times. I have a friend who builds bamboo rods, making...
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    My folks lived in Northern WI between Washburn...

    My folks lived in Northern WI between Washburn and Bayfield. The "Green Bay Bugs" would come off so thick at times they'd have to scrape the bridges with a grader to clean them off. One time in the...
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    I have Orvis Silver and tho they don't have an...

    I have Orvis Silver and tho they don't have an elastic waist they can be used as waist waders or chest waders at your choosing.
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    I am in line with DaleW. He is right on IMO. I...

    I am in line with DaleW. He is right on IMO. I also agree with the coach you'd have been better served to go up a line weight. A 3/4 in the hands of a good caster can perform well with a three but...
  21. Thread: sensitivity

    by vicrider
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    I am the first to admit after coming back to...

    I am the first to admit after coming back to trout fishing last couple of years my "feel" is not what it used to be. I do think the majority of good anglers who spend enough time on the water develop...
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    When speaking of an area like the Driftless...

    When speaking of an area like the Driftless Lands, the reference to spotted dace is because there are no trout in WI. Many times the "spotted Dace" reference is just a good humored way of saying...
  23. Thread: New To Boo

    by vicrider
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    Just one note. If you do come to the classic fly...

    Just one note. If you do come to the classic fly rod forum (please do), you'll learn more about bamboo than you can ever absorb, but a word to the wife. Don't call it Boo on the forum. Never goes...
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    Hiking up the Baptism River on a beautiful fall...

    Hiking up the Baptism River on a beautiful fall weekend, I got to the first hole I was going to fish and see a tent on the other bank as I approached. Getting there I find two couples sitting in the...
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    I think it's one of those things you sometimes...

    I think it's one of those things you sometimes see on the windshield with the funny wing setup but without pictures I'm not sure if it's one of those things or the other kind of thing. Entomology...
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