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    I once had a braided loop slip off while playing...

    I once had a braided loop slip off while playing a fish. Since then I have used Pliobond to glue (1) the tip of the line inside the braid and (2) the ends of the braided section under the sleeve...
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    What line weight are you looking for? The Orvis...

    What line weight are you looking for? The Orvis Battenkill and new 2014 Orvis CFO are nice reels, but the largest size they come in (model III) only accommodates up to about a WF5 line with backing....
  3. Don't fish for trout if the water temp is over 70...

    Don't fish for trout if the water temp is over 70 unless you are keeping them to eat. The stress of catching them is enough to kill them when the oxygen in the water is that thin, even if you...
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    Unfortunately, anything that is long enough to...

    Unfortunately, anything that is long enough to hold a rod and large enough to hold the other gear and clothing you describe is going to be big and bulky. I have found a 32" or 36" rolling duffel to...
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    I would wade carefully into the middle of the...

    I would wade carefully into the middle of the stream at a point where the fish aren't, and then slowly work my way upstream casting 20'-35' (to avoid getting too close to spook fish I don't see) to...
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    Carbonite was earlier than those other models. ...

    Carbonite was earlier than those other models. I've got a Carbonite 8' 5/6 weight from 1991, and it is a sweet rod. I didn't realize they made any with nickel silver reel seats, though. Mine is...
  7. Thread: Cabela's

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    There are differences, but they are more similar...

    There are differences, but they are more similar than different.
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    No, that's sailing.

    No, that's sailing.
  9. What is the fly you are looking for and what did...

    What is the fly you are looking for and what did you want to know about it? Maybe someone here knows the answer anyway.
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    Vermont Hare's Ear

    Vermont Hare's Ear
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    You can get lightweight sandals designed for wet...

    You can get lightweight sandals designed for wet wading, but I would second the warnings above against trying to do it when the water is just too cold. You might be wiser to wear hiking socks and...
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    Dry: Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Hare's Ear,...

    Dry: Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Hare's Ear, Ausable Wulff

    Nymph: Beadhead GRHE, Beadhead Zug Bug, Pheasant Tail

    I don't consider the wooly bugger a nymph or it would be on the list. I always...
  13. Yes, there seem to be fewer and less varied...

    Yes, there seem to be fewer and less varied exhibitors than in the past. It's a vicious circle: a smaller show draws smaller crowds, whch at the margin makes it less worthwhile for a potential...
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    For only a few bucks you can find a pair of...

    For only a few bucks you can find a pair of really cheap readers at a drug store or dollar store and try them out. (I found a pair for $3 recently.) They come in a lot of different magnification...
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    I only have two. One is my father-in-law's...

    I only have two. One is my father-in-law's uncle's 9' William Mills Standard (which was Mills's house brand, built by Leonard) from the 1920's that I had restored a few years ago. It's beautiful,...
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    Ouch. Been there, done that.

    Ouch. Been there, done that.
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    Prayers and very best wishes from up here in Mass.

    Prayers and very best wishes from up here in Mass.
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    Might be better with a DT5. I believe the...

    Might be better with a DT5. I believe the "standard" line rating in those days was for a DT.
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    I've got a couple of Orvis lines that have been...

    I've got a couple of Orvis lines that have been on reels since the early to mid 1990's but not fished very often, and they are still in fine shape. If yours are still boxed and haven't been stored...
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    I've got an old Diamondback Carbonite 8' 5/6wt 4...

    I've got an old Diamondback Carbonite 8' 5/6wt 4 piece that is pretty sweet. Also an Orvis Western Series 8' 4wt 2 piece that is sheer pleasure, although I bet the rival Winston Tom Morgan Favorite...
  21. Tom Morgan Rodsmiths 8' 4wt graphite, Sage Z-Axis...

    Tom Morgan Rodsmiths 8' 4wt graphite, Sage Z-Axis 9' 5 wt, Loomis NRX 9' 8 wt
  22. Missouri River near Craig, Henry's Fork in Island...

    Missouri River near Craig, Henry's Fork in Island Park
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    Orvis CFO's (old British-made models, not the...

    Orvis CFO's (old British-made models, not the current version) and Hardy Featherweight/Lightweights for trout. Tradition must be observed. Besides, you don't really need super-large arbors or...
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    Me too. Usually I can pull the whole thing...

    Me too. Usually I can pull the whole thing apart in one or two pulls, depending on the leader length.
  25. Thread: Orvis Helios

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    What I have heard is that the Hydros does feel a...

    What I have heard is that the Hydros does feel a bit stiffer than the Helios, not because of differences in the blank, but because unlike the Helios it doesn't have the flexible Recoil guides. The...
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