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    Looks to me like the reel might be assembled...

    Looks to me like the reel might be assembled incorrectly. You might try reassembling so the pointy end of the silver part is pointed towards the center. At its limit of travel the pointy end would...
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    I have been using the Cortland Trout Boss lines...

    I have been using the Cortland Trout Boss lines in 4wt and 5wt for a couple of years now. Very good lines that are often overlooked as I think many new Cortland products have been while they have...
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    I thought it odd that in their reasoning for not...

    I thought it odd that in their reasoning for not including Redington rods they specifically mentioned the Redington Link, which hasn't been made for about three years.

    I always enjoy reading...
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    Nice images. We fishe th beaches for perch and...

    Nice images. We fishe th beaches for perch and other critters here in SoCal year round. 20 years ago I rarely saw another fly angler on the beach. Today more unusual not to see one, especially on...
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    Thanks all:cool:

    Thanks all:cool:
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    All good stuff so far. Don't be afraid to match...

    All good stuff so far. Don't be afraid to match local forage. In some of our local lakes I have caught crappie on 2 to
    4 inch long streamers intended to imitate threadfin shad. Have also taken...
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    I help operate a fly shop. We agree that newbies...

    I help operate a fly shop. We agree that newbies usually need something that allows them to feel the rod with the rated line (not a half or full wt heavy line) used at normal panfish, trout, and bass...
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    True. Not aware of any Abel reels that are...

    True. Not aware of any Abel reels that are silent in both directions though. All of mine either click in both directions or on the retrieve.

    Op was not clear though if he wanted silent in both...
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    What's your target species? Panfish, trout,...

    What's your target species? Panfish, trout, bass, bonefish, trevally, tuna?

    I believe Solitude reels are completely silent. They have models to cover most conditions through medium wt saltwater.
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    My favorite for most conditions is copper/rose. ...

    My favorite for most conditions is copper/rose. For me these give the best visual acuity through most conditions and work very well for sight fishing in overcast and bright sun.

    After that my...
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    I would disagree with that. Rod makers label...

    I would disagree with that. Rod makers label their rods with the line that they think is the best fit for the rod in the situations that they feel the rod will most commonly be used. And tbis...
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    Changing to a heavier or lighter line does not...

    Changing to a heavier or lighter line does not change the action of a rod. Rod action is an inherent physical property of the rod.

    It may change how you perceive the action. Same as of you put a...
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    After using a number of high end glasses,...

    After using a number of high end glasses, including Smith Action Optics and Oakley, my current favorite glasses and very good bang for buck are Habervision glasses. I prefer the "Nice" frame style...
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    What Jim found is correct. That area is nearby...

    What Jim found is correct. That area is nearby to me. The fishing used to be fantastic. Every thing died off due to increasing salinity, decreasing oxygen, and other factors except the Tilapia a...
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    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long...

    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long loop. I then fold the loop over and tie a two times through surgeons knot (often referred to as a double surgeons). That leaves me with a single line to...
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    In the storage areas of the fly shop I help...

    In the storage areas of the fly shop I help operate I found dozens of Orvis, Cortland, and Scientific Anglers leaders from the early 1990's through early 2000's. All were stored away from light.
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    The ideal double bind test is two rods of same...

    The ideal double bind test is two rods of same make and model with the same model reel mounted using the same model line that is one weight difference. And I agree the the effects of going up or...
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    Unfortunately the product is no longer made :( ...

    Unfortunately the product is no longer made :(

    If you find some somewhere let us know
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    Ray, the line manufacturers are usually pretty...

    Ray, the line manufacturers are usually pretty good about listing actual weights of their line in their catalogs and are getting better at providing this information as it is not always easy to find....
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    Cast the rod with 30ft of line out. With typical...

    Cast the rod with 30ft of line out. With typical WF lines you will be in the middle of the belly of the taper Then cast it with 25 ft of the same line out. That will give you a rough idea.

    I...
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    The most important things for saltwater rods is...

    The most important things for saltwater rods is corrosion resistant components and that you like casting the rod. Almost all 7wt and heavier rods available today are so equipped. Even so you still...
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    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long...

    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long loop. I then fold the loop over and tie a two times through surgeons knot (often referred to as a double surgeons). That leaves me with a single...
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    I prefer bright colored backing for a three...

    I prefer bright colored backing for a three reasons. In some lighting conditions fluorescent charturese, orange, yellow, or pink backing is easier to see, which can be helpful to a guide or captain...
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    Interesting. I insert the flyline into the core...

    Interesting. I insert the flyline into the core of the buried tag as described in step five and find that I get a good transition from the line through to the loop without a hinge at that location....
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    If the loop is constructed as described in Dan's...

    If the loop is constructed as described in Dan's article, where the end of the line is threaded up into the tag end of the braid that has been pulled into the standing portion, you don't get that...
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