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    I've bought some camp items from this outfit...

    I've bought some camp items from this outfit before but never any ammo. But for what it's worth ...

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/productlist/ammo-shooting/rimfire-ammo?d=121&c=417
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    Sounds like your doing O.K. with the rod...

    Sounds like your doing O.K. with the rod applications ~

    Rod action, as I understand it anyway, is that there's slow, medium and fast action. It has to do with where the rod bends under a load and...
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    Geeze, I thought I made it real simple in my...

    Geeze, I thought I made it real simple in my post ... Cabela's, at least the Dundee, Michigan location, is just a damn nice place, i.e., fishing/hunting store to stop off at, look over, browse about...
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    On my fishing trips up that way I've visited the...

    On my fishing trips up that way I've visited the one in Dundee, Michigan a few times, and it was an awesome stop off. Of course I was pulling my small camper and the great thing was I could spend...
  5. Thread: Flies and worms

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    I've been at this fly fishing "thing" for awhile...

    I've been at this fly fishing "thing" for awhile (first try at it was the summer of 1949), and have experienced some moments of enlightenment, I like to call them the - "well, I'll be darned!" -...
  6. Thread: Flies and worms

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    Those confounded stink bait fisherman anyway! ...

    Those confounded stink bait fisherman anyway!

    Well, let's face it ... the allure of something alive (or just was) to a fish has a tendency to attract better then something fabricated out of...
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    I have some small stream that are an easy wet...

    I have some small stream that are an easy wet wade and I go as cheap as possible (Wally-Mart) ~
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    I'm a big fan of Aqua Seal, too - great stuff,...

    I'm a big fan of Aqua Seal, too - great stuff, and I've not found an application it would not do it's job. The application problem with boots & waders is finding the exact spot where they do leak.
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    Albeit I've not used the waders in quite a spell...

    Albeit I've not used the waders in quite a spell ... been using the hip boots so as to keep me in less then knee high water. But when I did use them (in the summer months), of course in pretty cool...
  10. Where I live, when you leave your yard work...

    Where I live, when you leave your yard work sneakers on the back screened-in porch, always give them a good bang and inspection before putting them on as there are spiders who are always looking for...
  11. Thread: an old friend???

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    Thank you George for posting such kind and...

    Thank you George for posting such kind and thoughtful words. I find it ironic that "old" fly fisherman/fly tying experts seem to have that name George! It was a fella by the name of George...
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    Just to continue the thought .... I've never...

    Just to continue the thought ....

    I've never had a fly line of any brand that that the tip end would not be sinking after some use. The solution as already posted is (#1) line cleaning (#2) line...
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    I have my Dad's old Shakespare Wonder Rod. Best...

    I have my Dad's old Shakespare Wonder Rod. Best I can remember he bought it new around 1950. Dad passed on in 1999 and has been in my collection since; and one thing he did for sure was take care...
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    DWM ~ you must always keep in mind these fly...

    DWM ~ you must always keep in mind these fly fishing forums are long famous for hair splitting on subjects and different weight lines for fly rods happens to fall into that category! (LOL)

    4wt...
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    I've used so many fly lines over the years I've...

    I've used so many fly lines over the years I've about lost tract ... and with the "new" marketing strategy, there have been all kinds of whistles and bells and claims ... and PRICE! And with today's...
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    Fishing By The Moon Phases ...

    This past weekend got out to my favorite marl pond that's home to some large bream. Combined this outing with the full moon time of the month, early dawn, PLUS the moon rising time. I mean I caught...
  17. Thread: casting ?

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    I cast about as good sitting in the canoe as I do...

    I cast about as good sitting in the canoe as I do when wading. I had taken up the canoe before the fly rod and so the first attempts were at standing in the canoe (in that I figured what an expert...
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    When it gets right down to the nitty-gritty, we...

    When it gets right down to the nitty-gritty, we usually do what we have to do - It just depends on the "have to".
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    It's not that he did not know how to juggle, he...

    It's not that he did not know how to juggle, he just didn't have the balls to do it.
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    I've fished drys both ways ... come to think of...

    I've fished drys both ways ... come to think of it, wets & nymphs, too! All depends on circumstances and the lay of the land ... (eh, stream).

    Now I like to fish streamers caddy-woppis, i.e.,...
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    For the majority of fishing I do I keep it simple...

    For the majority of fishing I do I keep it simple and easy to do. When fishing for bass, that's on the surface (poppers) or under the surface, nymphs, streamers or wet flies, I do a leader of 20#...
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    Yes, Paul Arnold, truth to that - also good to...

    Yes, Paul Arnold, truth to that - also good to remember that many young up-starters learn, I believe, just as much from watching as they do from some long winded, wandering desultory. (Those who know...
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    As they say over here in this neck of the woods...

    As they say over here in this neck of the woods ...

    "What are you going to do ... fish or cut bait ...?"
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    Nothing so much energizes and enlightens the soul...

    Nothing so much energizes and enlightens the soul as that of being out in nature, being around trees and the forest, especially if a beautiful clear water stream runs through it. ...
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    The simple sheet bend ought to be more then...

    The simple sheet bend ought to be more then enough - making it a double bend should be way beyond what's necessary.

    Strong, simple and a very small knot when completed.


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