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    I think it's safe to say some things have gotten...

    I think it's safe to say some things have gotten lost in the translation, no doubt due to some flaws with how I worded my original question. In any event, thanks to all for the responses. I've come...
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    Joni- Having done that same...

    Joni-

    Having done that same over-the-handlebars flip, you have my sincere sympathies. (And I don't think people appreciate the skill required to execute that maneuver until they've given it a...
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    Those are what I've been wearing in the summer...

    Those are what I've been wearing in the summer too Dave, and they are absolutely the ticket for wet wading. Quick drying and easy to zip of the wettest bottom half for the drive home. Problem is, for...
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    I agree with the comments about wet wading - I...

    I agree with the comments about wet wading - I don't do that as often as I should. While the fishing I'm talking about is trout fishing in cold-ish water, it's not the 55 degree variety that I often...
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    Is there such a thing for under wader wear?

    I've struggled to find a particular type of pants for under wader wear during warmer weather, and thought I'd toss it out to you guys to see if anyone had found something like what I'm looking for....
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    cannonx4- Kindly check your PMs for an urgent...

    cannonx4-

    Kindly check your PMs for an urgent message. Thanks!
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    Rod is sold. Thanks.

    Rod is sold. Thanks.
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    PM replied to. Thanks.

    PM replied to. Thanks.
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    7' 6" 3 wt. rod, tube, line

    I'm selling a 7 1/2 ft., 3 pc., 3 wt. Cabelas Three Forks rod, with a correctly sized cordura divided rod tube (the rod doesn't come with a tube from Cabelas), and I'll throw in a lightly used weight...
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    Fishpond Waterdance Pack

    My odyssey through various packs and vests has hopefully ended and I have a couple that went virtually unused and might as well be sold. This is an earlier generation Fishpond Waterdance in excellent...
  11. Thread: Boyne, Michigan

    by John_N
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    Joel- I'm far from an expert on that part of...

    Joel-

    I'm far from an expert on that part of the country, but have gone up there a number of times over the years. While there are a multitude of good choices near Boyne, it doesn't get much...
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    I used to use the inline method, but switched...

    I used to use the inline method, but switched some time ago to tying the second fly to the eye of the first. I like the thought that this might remove a little bit of encumbrance from the hook of the...
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    The fishing footage and the fish are certainly...

    The fishing footage and the fish are certainly great, but that guy comes off as a colossal brat in my opinion.
  14. Thread: Joe Humphreys

    by John_N
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    I almost never use shot anymore, favoring the...

    I almost never use shot anymore, favoring the tungsten putty instead. However, when I do use shot, I do something a little different to prevent it from slipping without weakening it by putting a knot...
  15. Thread: Sun Gloves?

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    I don't wear them, but I have a friend who has...

    I don't wear them, but I have a friend who has the earlier generation Simms gloves and has had great luck with them. He fishes quite a bit and I think it has been something like eight or ten years...
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    I basically do that same thing when I dead drift...

    I basically do that same thing when I dead drift a multi-nymph rig, for the same reason. Definitely something to be said for only breaking off the point fly if there's a snag. I don't dead drift soft...
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    Boy, it's hard for me to imagine using 6X at all...

    Boy, it's hard for me to imagine using 6X at all when swinging soft hackles, regardless of the length. The takes are strong enough many times that it seems like the fly/flies would snap off too...
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    I have the BIIX in both a 4 wt. and 6 wt. and,...

    I have the BIIX in both a 4 wt. and 6 wt. and, for me at least, I think it's pretty much the ideal action. That being said, I've read varied opinions from owners of that rod as to what constitutes...
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    The picture reflects what I had described at the...

    The picture reflects what I had described at the beginning of the thread. I don't know that one's any better than the other but FWIW, instead of carabiners, I use the loops from a couple old key...
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    Relative to my fly fishing, I came to accept a...

    Relative to my fly fishing, I came to accept a long time ago that I live where I live and it's not as nice as out west, or the mountains of North Carolina, or even northern Michigan where I sometimes...
  21. Thread: Id of a line

    by John_N
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    I've used self-adhering file labels or mailing...

    I've used self-adhering file labels or mailing labels before for that. I write very small and very neatly

    Grand
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    or something along those lines, then trim it down to a very small size...
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    Well I'll join the chorus of "Sorry to see him...

    Well I'll join the chorus of "Sorry to see him go". I didn't know the man from Adam but enjoyed living vicariously through his posts and photos. Always beautiful fish and breathtaking scenery that I...
  23. Thread: Rubber Nets

    by John_N
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    Joni, my sincere apologies for the apparent...

    Joni, my sincere apologies for the apparent misunderstanding. My comment was not directed at you in the least, I've had nothing but respect for your opinions and the way you've expressed them here...
  24. Thread: Rubber Nets

    by John_N
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    I've seen plenty of posts here over the years...

    I've seen plenty of posts here over the years where someone has lashed out on behalf of the "common man" against the "elitist" fly fishing mentality as they perceive it being represented by various...
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    It'll probably open up a can of (San Juan) worms...

    It'll probably open up a can of (San Juan) worms and I don't mean any disrespect at all to whatfly, but one of the benefits I've always thought to the use of a net in general is the ability to land a...
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