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  1. I enjoyed the personalized history of Orvis. I...

    I enjoyed the personalized history of Orvis. I recall that, in one of his books from the late 80s, John Girach pointed out that Orvis pitched its newest impregnated bamboo model as "a rod that had...
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    Sounds like a big range in sizes will do -...

    Sounds like a big range in sizes will do - #4-4/0. You will find a guy like Lefty Kreh who says that size in surface flies is not so important becaus the ruckus made by the bug disguises the size. I...
  3. Good article. It points out a lot of reasons why...

    Good article. It points out a lot of reasons why I don't golf anymore though in seeking similarities between the sports it misses a few things. First at busy urban golf courses, golfers must golf in...
  4. Thread: Foam popper

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    Oops, the price is up to $10 but that is still a...

    Oops, the price is up to $10 but that is still a good deal. I often say that I would hate like the dickens to be a fly shop operator with all the "alternative" materials out there. Thanks for putting...
  5. Thread: Mighty Mite

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    Maybe you were looking for the classic Mini-Mite...

    Maybe you were looking for the classic Mini-Mite which comes in several sizes including an oxyimoronic Big Mini-Mite.

    http://www.cubbylures.com/

    Seeing that skinny tail and the price tag for...
  6. Thread: Bass Worms

    by Bear742
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    Well Walton, that devil, used bait all the time....

    Well Walton, that devil, used bait all the time.

    I am still working on chenille worms myself. But in the back of my mind something says, "Just use a plastic worm." I had problems with durability...
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    Here's four to get you started. ...

    Here's four to get you started.

    http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o46/MikeG742/DSCF0055.jpg

    Two go back over 50 years; two weren't even around 10 years ago. The rubber spider needs no intro, I...
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    I appreciate the Regals since they has those...

    I appreciate the Regals since they has those "automatic transmission" jaws. That said, I probably will never own one. They look funy. I still have all three of my vises-a Tack-L-Tyer fron the 50s,...
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    Great report on Dyna-King. I will add my story...

    Great report on Dyna-King.

    I will add my story on how well the team of Gretchen and Al Beatty support the Danvise that they distribute. When I got my vise the instructional DVD did not work. They...
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    I love and hate this article. I love the things...

    I love and hate this article. I love the things that are said. I hate the fact that these ideas have to be repeated. There is nothing here that wasn't being said 30 years ago when my kids started...
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    I am enjoying the responses to the summary I...

    I am enjoying the responses to the summary I posted. Considering that the article is about Brook trout, I would not try to use it to draw conclusions on Bass though I would like some references to...
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    Catch and Release Mortality

    Since the original discussion on the reader's voice forum in November, I came across an interesting report on Catch and Release mortality.

    Believing firmly that Murphy was an optimist, I have...
  13. What is necessary? As noted a lot depends on how...

    What is necessary? As noted a lot depends on how one defines the problem. Since I tie for midwestern Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, my necessary is a lot different from that of a western or eastern...
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    I like the In-Fisherman approach published many...

    I like the In-Fisherman approach published many years ago. In effect it proposed a C&R limit that assumed a certain number would die "even under the best conditions." It realistically asks, "How many...
  15. Thread: "?"

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    The rule as expressed by Winston...

    The rule as expressed by Winston Churchiil:"Dangling prepositions is practice up with which we cannot put."

    Accept four tha furst sentents, LadyFisher, ewe dun gud.
  16. "How many people are looking for the most...

    "How many people are looking for the most difficult, time consuming, and expensive way to relax and have fun?"

    How many people hunt mountain goats in remote locations at great expense when there...
  17. Yes, we make it too hard. Though I do love all...

    Yes, we make it too hard.

    Though I do love all the technical ins and outs of flies, leaders, lines, rods, reels, waders,vests, charts, graphs, and boats, it has to be overwhelming for a beginner.
  18. Nostalgia

    This article and the following one, which also contains catch and release in the title, both suggest a nostalgia for the good old days 100-200 years ago before Lee Wulff suggested that a gamefish...
  19. Well written though perplexing article. Of course...

    Well written though perplexing article. Of course they shoot horses. On the other hand, with a fish, it may not always be clear that he's a goner. On the one hand we have the over conscientious...
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    Get a 9 wt.

    Get a 9 wt.
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    In The Dry Fly Code, St. Vincent Marinaro...

    In The Dry Fly Code, St. Vincent Marinaro recounts his delight at getting some 5X gut strands delicately slipped to him by a friend. It did not get any finer. 5X gut broke at 1/2 pound or so in those...
  22. Kerry, Thanks. I didn't find urine as a...

    Kerry,

    Thanks. I didn't find urine as a cleanser, but on this very website, I found fly patterns with urine in the recipee.

    The Light Hendrickson and Female Hendrickson call for this:
    ...
  23. I think there is room for a website like Snopes...

    I think there is room for a website like Snopes where "tricks" like these can be explored and declared true or false. Just since I wrote the post above, I thought of three more, Red Owl Cat Food,...
  24. Ladyfisher brought it up. What do the other...

    Ladyfisher brought it up. What do the other fishermen do? I will just throw out a few stories featuring the more unusual things I have heard or seen.

    First there is WD 40. Top walleye guide on...
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    I recall the MTV series Pimp My Ride. That one...

    I recall the MTV series Pimp My Ride. That one has to move over for PIMP MY ROD!
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