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    Actually I can see black pretty good too. I see...

    Actually I can see black pretty good too. I see black better than brown color in the waters that I fish (off colored to stained - browns and greens disappear to me).
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    I also prefer white and it's not so much the...

    I also prefer white and it's not so much the pattern that makes the big difference, it's the color. The color is also not for the fish but for me.

    Unlike some, I hardly ever feel a fish take...
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    Been chasing carp with the fly rod for years, my...

    Been chasing carp with the fly rod for years, my best performer and an easy tie, is a pine squirrel leach pattern. The fly is totally unweighted
  4. Thread: Goldfish

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    Brown lining at it's finest. For those of you who...

    Brown lining at it's finest. For those of you who don't know that term, it's a compliment.
  5. Thread: Buffalo

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    Congratulations Dave, nicely done!

    Congratulations Dave, nicely done!
  6. Thread: Sun Gloves?

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    Sun Gloves?

    I need a new pair of gloves. These will not be used in cold weather. I need something for sun protection. Yes, I care about price, but want something that lasts too. I have a several day outting...
  7. Thread: Buff on the fly

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    First, Dave nice to bump into you. We use to...

    First, Dave nice to bump into you. We use to chat about brownlining on this forum but I haven't been very active lately. Hope all is well with you.

    Uncle Jesse, that's the normal color of the...
  8. Thread: Buff on the fly

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    Buff on the fly

    This was a week ago now, but I wanted to share here. One cancelled apt lead to a couple of hours free and the fly rod was in hand and headed toward the river.

    4 commons for the day plus one...
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    Nicely done Len, your pictures always make me...

    Nicely done Len, your pictures always make me smile.
  10. Thread: Carp Flyfishing

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    A little late to the party, but thanks Dave for...

    A little late to the party, but thanks Dave for the link. Dreaming of on the water time chasing my favorite freshwater fish.
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    I use an 8' 6" 3 wt at my go to fly rod for most...

    I use an 8' 6" 3 wt at my go to fly rod for most spring creeks. Later in the year when the vegetation get tall it lets me cast above the weeds while in the stream wading.
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    I landed one ONCE with a 3 weight and 6X tippet...

    I landed one ONCE with a 3 weight and 6X tippet that took 52 minutes by my watch to land. Like I said, ONCE! Now I use a 7 wt most of the time and in heavier current I have an 8, 9 and even a TEN...
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    Fantastic captures as the Brits would say. I...

    Fantastic captures as the Brits would say. I really enjoy chasing these guys too. With the price of gas going for a crazy amount and the weeds on the small spring creeks getting taller and taller,...
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    Those took some fine material handling techniques...

    Those took some fine material handling techniques and really shoved what could be done with thread, fur and feather. Interesting to look at what can be accomplished if one practices his art and...
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    I really enjoy the first few nice days in March...

    I really enjoy the first few nice days in March since our season is closed Oct through the end of Feb. The fish haven't seen a fly in months and I haven't been out so the anticipation level is high....
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    Congrats on your new reel Wes. The more I fish...

    Congrats on your new reel Wes. The more I fish the more I am convinced it's the fisherman and not the equipment that counts. Don't get me wrong, I love precision, high dollar equipment, but the...
  17. Thread: A pair of Ashers

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    Nicely done Normand. Particularly like the blood...

    Nicely done Normand. Particularly like the blood red one, but both look spectacular.
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    I'm late to the party but wanted to say: "Nicely...

    I'm late to the party but wanted to say: "Nicely done indeed!"

    You said gold tinsel, looks silver to my old eyes. Nice job on the photo too.

    Rick
  19. Thread: Why buy new rods?

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    Nice topic for a thread. We buy something...

    Nice topic for a thread. We buy something because of perceptions that is will make us better and we will catch more fish. We want it. Perception and reality are on two different paths many times. ...
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    This is not to pick on you but to try and get you...

    This is not to pick on you but to try and get you to think about this statement. The rod doesn't do the presenting, the caster does. I know that some people talk about slower rods and finer...
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    I've went through this same buying decision...

    I've went through this same buying decision making process. I look at the high price of the phones, the much larger size, and the lack of cell phone coverage is most of the places that I fish and I...
  22. Thread: Orange fly

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    Carp Carrot by Mr. P here: ...

    Carp Carrot by Mr. P here: http://themrpblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/mr-ps-carp-carrot.html
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    Standard dries down to size 16 down eye, but...

    Standard dries down to size 16 down eye, but anything smaller there is more room to work and the hook has better hooking capability with a straight or up eye. Clousers just swim "correctly" with...
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    Davie is in my top three all time tiers category....

    Davie is in my top three all time tiers category. He does a fantastic job of teaching while tying even if the accent did take some getting use to - ha.
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    Do you use fins while in the tube? I like to...

    Do you use fins while in the tube? I like to position myself square to the fish. When the fish moves to the side of me, I reposition in my small pontoon with the fins. At first I thought you were...
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