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  1. We in the Southeast are planning a different and...

    We in the Southeast are planning a different and fun sort of fly fishing show for our FFF council Conclave... err... Festival in May. Manufacturers can only spend so much money seeing the same...
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    "After getting lines tangled once too many times...

    "After getting lines tangled once too many times I stopped using the sink for washing my lines. Instead I walk around the house dispensing line off the reel onto the floor as I walk and then follow...
  3. Thread: Panda Cub

    by Jackster
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    Love the name for that fly. Quite appropriate...

    Love the name for that fly. Quite appropriate too!
    As usual, excellent tie.
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    Dave, I admit to giving the line more importance...

    Dave, I admit to giving the line more importance to having a good working rig than the rod and reel combined. Because of this obsession with lines I take care in taking care of them and can honestly...
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    With the cost of modern fly lines and the small...

    With the cost of modern fly lines and the small cost of the dressings recommended and sold by those who manufacture fly lines I see no reason to take chances with stuff found in the garage or under ...
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    This is the way I grip the feather. 11631 I...

    This is the way I grip the feather.

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    I might be wrong on this but the feather really gets a grip this way. Maybe it's the black substance that is in the cut-off end of the brass tube that...
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    BINGO! I have quite the collection of hackle...

    BINGO!
    I have quite the collection of hackle pliers and just knew there had to be something better. These are better by a very long shot.

    How do I love thee my new hackle pliers...? Let me count...
  8. I've had three days of each year for the past few...

    I've had three days of each year for the past few years to cast a plethora of rods at a local fly fishing show with one day being set-up day allowing lots of play time and another of the days being...
  9. If you can lift most of the fly line out of the...

    If you can lift most of the fly line out of the water and begin your back cast with just the fly or even leader and fly in the water the disturbance created is marginal when cpmpared with ripping a...
  10. What a pity. He's using a beautiful Renzetti...

    What a pity. He's using a beautiful Renzetti Master complete with the Ausable crank and never once used the rotation feature. Maybe that's because he didn't have the bobbin cradle?

    Thanks for the...
  11. which in turn created more sales and thus allowed...

    which in turn created more sales and thus allowed them the funds to experiment and come up with new, original design concepts.
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    Some rods don't take to being bent a certain way....

    Some rods don't take to being bent a certain way. I've seen several rods break when the owners were stringing them up and a knot caught on the tip section, in freeing it they bent the tip back on...
  13. Three out of four ain't bad. Never owned a Sage...

    Three out of four ain't bad.
    Never owned a Sage but had four of the classic GLX's. I sold three and kept one only to bust it in the Outer Banks a few years back. I sold the GLX's to get a few...
  14. Head west on I-40 to 181 at Moganton then head...

    Head west on I-40 to 181 at Moganton then head north to the hills and wild trout water as shown on the Burke County map in the link John N gave you.
    You can also stop by Casters fly shop in Hickory...
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    I have about 20 vises too but then I am the...

    I have about 20 vises too but then I am the warehouse for our flyfishing club gear.
    I tie on the Presention 4000 but at times lust for the 3000 jaws.
    The first thing I did, which I think is a...
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    Suddenly, I don't feel so bad with an honest 86%....

    Suddenly, I don't feel so bad with an honest 86%. I'm in some good company too who seem to think that in order to get 100% you had to get one question wrong....
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    Is Mr. Nicholson aware that his links are dead?

    Is Mr. Nicholson aware that his links are dead?
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    Anyone remember this little request? "Can we...

    Anyone remember this little request? "Can we please have just a tiny corner of restaurants reserved for non-smokers"? Once they get their foot in the door...
    A year or so ago they were trrying to...
  19. Thread: Spiderwire?

    by Jackster
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    My concern would be with the strength that beast...

    My concern would be with the strength that beast would have. If the leader has greater breaking strength than the fly line you might be setting yourself for disaster.
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    This reminds of an old article I saw from Heloise...

    This reminds of an old article I saw from Heloise or another of the craft ladies who used to write in the newspapers. Her advise was to find old fly reels, paint them up real pretty and glue them to...
  21. The line will ship your way early next week....

    The line will ship your way early next week. Enjoy your time in my new home state.
  22. I have a Cortland 'Lil Tunny' line I can give...

    I have a Cortland 'Lil Tunny' line I can give you. Just pay for shipping. It is a camo intermediate. It is used but in great shape. I tried selling it at a club swap meet with no takers so what the...
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    I use Poynt a bit. It tells where the nearest...

    I use Poynt a bit. It tells where the nearest restaurants are, what is showing at local movies, weather with weather maps and more. All of this because it knows where you are when you fire it up.
    A...
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    He and his bride are definately in my thoughts...

    He and his bride are definately in my thoughts and prayers.
  25. Oh boy! Don't let the hardware fisherman from a...

    Oh boy! Don't let the hardware fisherman from a state west of you hear about this. Thet are fit to be tied since a few more miles of 'their' rivers were recently designated C&R. 'Bad science' is...
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