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    Thanks for the reply Long for Cutts, great...

    Thanks for the reply Long for Cutts, great explanation.
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    It was a month ago when I checked. Shops seem to...

    It was a month ago when I checked. Shops seem to be ditching the hooks, something is up.
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    From what I've heard Bailey is retiring and...

    From what I've heard Bailey is retiring and closing shop. I believe his web site is down also.
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    Strange but the other day I stopped in a large...

    Strange but the other day I stopped in a large book store that has a huge magazine rack. What I found was many new fly fishing magazines with to me strange names. F. F. In Kayaks, F.F. in Canoes,...
  5. Thread: Tom Morgan passes

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    Tom Morgan passes

    Read that Tom Morgan past owner of Winston Rods and Tom Morgan Rodsmiths passed away, R.I.P. Tom.
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    People get there info the quickest and easiest...

    People get there info the quickest and easiest way now, whichever suits them. I used to get every fly fishing publication there is, now I get none. Just about everything is a rehash of an old...
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    Late May is prime time, you will need March...

    Late May is prime time, you will need March Browns, Grey Fox, large sulphurs (#14) and an assortment of caddis. Hendricksons, and Paraleps should be over. Probably too early for the Green Drakes and...
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    Yes, just Google "hook comparison chart", a...

    Yes, just Google "hook comparison chart", a couple charts come up, most major brands.
  9. Yes still do, glad to see you found a spinning...

    Yes still do, glad to see you found a spinning block. Agree with Narco, keep digging on Williams favorite Web site.
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    Byron, Detteflies.com and Williamsfavorite.com ...

    Byron, Detteflies.com and Williamsfavorite.com have the blocks for sale.

    Gene
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    His shop has evolved over the years.

    His shop has evolved over the years.
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    Here in Ct. they do it every August on the...

    Here in Ct. they do it every August on the Farmington River. They remove the large holdover trout and take them back to the hatchery. They use these fish as spawners for next year's fish. They call...
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    Thanks for that info, LFC, appreciate it. Gene

    Thanks for that info, LFC, appreciate it.

    Gene
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    Byron nice fly but I prefer well marked x-caddis ...

    Byron nice fly but I prefer well marked x-caddis deerhair.
  15. Straps fit for me better under, this way I still...

    Straps fit for me better under, this way I still had access to the inside pockets of my vest. By the way I never zip my vest. The only other time I didn't like the box was in a heavy rain. None of...
  16. Byron I have 2 Richardsons, an old 3 draw that...

    Byron I have 2 Richardsons, an old 3 draw that got slightly crushed, and a 4 draw. I always wore them under my vest. Put them aside several years ago when I tried to lighten the load a bit. Although...
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    Really Byron a little lead really matters, take a...

    Really Byron a little lead really matters, take a look at the Animas River in Colorado this past summer. Now that is disgusting beyond words, all of which has gone pretty quietly.
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    Still use lead whenever I can, obviously only if...

    Still use lead whenever I can, obviously only if it's legal. I use it in my flies and still use lead splitshot.
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    Get on the Ct. DEP Web site, quite a few lakes...

    Get on the Ct. DEP Web site, quite a few lakes should be listed. Candlewood in Danbury, Mashapaug in Union, Long Hill in Winsted. Far too many to list here. There is really a lot of good fishing in...
  20. Thread: Two piece rods

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    I've been under the impression that rod...

    I've been under the impression that rod manufacturers are now designing rods as 4 piece models. Like Byron I have sold most of my 2 piece rods and bought 4 piece. If I want to use them as 2 piece I...
  21. Most people would get a lot out of reading the...

    Most people would get a lot out of reading the chapter on caddisflies, in "Challenge of the Trout", Gary first book.
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    Byron, I consider it an adult, but as I said I do...

    Byron, I consider it an adult, but as I said I do tie some with a shuck as an x-caddis and a few with a bright green stub of z-lon. Kind of a universal place to start. So until I add the shuck, it...
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    Not necessarily Byron, but I do put a bright...

    Not necessarily Byron, but I do put a bright green z-lon butt on a few just to have in my box. I fish few elk hair caddis, most are just old simple x-caddis, shuck, body and deerhair. If I fish a...
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    Byron, you probably won't find any, I think like...

    Byron, you probably won't find any, I think like anything else you have the new and improved version with the x-caddis series. Probably why Mathews came out with the X2 caddis, always trying to...
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    Well without the shuck it should be called a...

    Well without the shuck it should be called a "Neff caddis". A gentleman by the name of Sid Neff was tying a caddis as far as I know back in the 60's. Craig Mathews added a z-lon shuck and you have...
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