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    I got fast, quality warranty service from Gatti...

    I got fast, quality warranty service from Gatti USA. Brian(iirc) is based in the Pac NW somewhere and took care of me.

    Excellent rods, btw.
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    Excellent, thank you.

    Excellent, thank you.
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    Still down, not good........

    Still down, not good........
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    THAT'S the stuff I was trying to recall. Didn't...

    THAT'S the stuff I was trying to recall. Didn't seem to work as well for me, needed to reapply ALOT. Perhaps I should revisit this...
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    I'd be curious to hear as well, I've got a...

    I'd be curious to hear as well, I've got a serious FF habit.

    Arrow fletching powder is supposed to work, and something that boat builders put into epoxy is supposed to work....I bought some back...
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    What happened to RiverSmallies.com?

    Site hasn't loaded for a few days, initially a screen appeared suggesting it was being maintained and now...."The page cannot be displayed".

    Back in 2007, IIRC, the original owner of the site...
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    Bob is against PETA, which is good enough for...

    Bob is against PETA, which is good enough for this sportsman. Don't expect folks to match your agenda *exactly*, or do it *exactly* the way you'd like. Is the overall sentiment favorable with...
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    Overlining a rod should be THE standard for...

    Overlining a rod should be THE standard for smallie fishing. Some will argue with me, that's fine, but as stated, a 5wt will handle most of it.

    I fish small streams and big rivers for smallies....
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    'bows in particular can't seem resist anything...

    'bows in particular can't seem resist anything pink. That said, pink is severly under-rated as a color in the fly tying world, plenty of fish REALY love the color. Smallies LOVE a pink/white...
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    Joe was my instructor at PSU back in 1988 and...

    Joe was my instructor at PSU back in 1988 and I'll NEVER forget fishing Spring Creek with the man. I watched him cast a fly into a cup of St Paddy's green beer using only his arm, no rod involved....
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    Roman Moser offers a GSP thread in olive that is...

    Roman Moser offers a GSP thread in olive that is pretty darned translucent, not to mention obscenely difficult to break despite it's size. Hille's in Williamsport Pa distributes RM stuff.....
  12. I would agree with RoyC that the BIIx is a...

    I would agree with RoyC that the BIIx is a superior rod to the T3, especially at the trout level. But the T3 is a workhorse, a solid, well done rod and very capable. Not as sensitive or light but...
  13. I'll offer my opinion as I have experience with...

    I'll offer my opinion as I have experience with both rods. My experience is that the BIIx will be lighter in hand and very capable, a delightful rod but more of a "trouty" 8wt- not quite as capable...
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    Jeff and all, An intersting read, if you are so...

    Jeff and all,
    An intersting read, if you are so motivated, would be Gary LaFontaine's "The Dry Fly New Angles".

    Gary spends ALOT of time discussing attractors vs imitations and why/when each...
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    Steve, Great looking fly. Can you tell me the...

    Steve,
    Great looking fly. Can you tell me the materials used? Looking closely, is that glitter a film or sheet of some sort?
  16. I've been sitting back over the past week and...

    I've been sitting back over the past week and watching this unfold as I suspected there would be a bit of controversey. Most respondants don't seem to have the first hand experience I asked about...
  17. the recent introduction of short, specialty rods..

    So the Sage "Largemouth", "Smallmouth" 7'11" rods have been out for a little while. Sage apparently thought enough of the concept to recently introduce their "Bluegill" version.
    Sage owned...
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    This book is pretty good. It's not quite as "text...

    This book is pretty good. It's not quite as "text book" as Trout Tactics but it covers some of the topics we're pondering.

    http://www.flyfishohio.com/Fly_Fishing_Warm_Water_Rivers.htm
  19. This is reassuring to hear. I'll have to start...

    This is reassuring to hear. I'll have to start advancing all my roasts to this point and see what I like better.

    I haven't been able to really correlate my roasts to the pictorals of roast...
  20. I've been somewhat busy with roasting coffee. ...

    I've been somewhat busy with roasting coffee.

    I scored a P1 for reasonable $, then ordered a drip brew sampler from Sweet Marias. Ended up with a lb of Ethiopian dry process Limu(not as good as...
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    Farmer John, this is an interesting topic you...

    Farmer John, this is an interesting topic you bring up. I have a different, yet very similar problem.

    I too am from Pa, have read/practiced "Trout Tactics"(if you trout fish, this is as close...
  22. Don't hold yer breath walkin' off that plank...

    Don't hold yer breath walkin' off that plank nighthawk. I'd love to see the Bucco's do something, and Tampa Bay is evidence that they *could* with the right strategy/management....but they'll wrap...
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    They work well enough. Like yourself, I high...

    They work well enough. Like yourself, I high stick a tight line as much as possible but when you've got to reach across multlipe braids of current and have 20-40' of line laying on the water....they...
  24. Flybinder, I'm interested to hear a bit more...

    Flybinder, I'm interested to hear a bit more about this one. I checked Costco online after reading your post and the cheapest I found was a Saeco unit for $100. Can you give me a model or name or...
  25. I'm from SW Pa as well. Considering the Pirates,...

    I'm from SW Pa as well. Considering the Pirates, I'm just happy to see a Pa team win it. Brought back ALOT of memories as was 12yrs old in 1980 and got a ticket to one of the games- saw Tug McGraw...
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