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    I have my Dad's old Shakespare Wonder Rod. Best...

    I have my Dad's old Shakespare Wonder Rod. Best I can remember he bought it new around 1950. Dad passed on in 1999 and has been in my collection since; and one thing he did for sure was take care...
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    DWM ~ you must always keep in mind these fly...

    DWM ~ you must always keep in mind these fly fishing forums are long famous for hair splitting on subjects and different weight lines for fly rods happens to fall into that category! (LOL)

    4wt...
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    I've used so many fly lines over the years I've...

    I've used so many fly lines over the years I've about lost tract ... and with the "new" marketing strategy, there have been all kinds of whistles and bells and claims ... and PRICE! And with today's...
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    Fishing By The Moon Phases ...

    This past weekend got out to my favorite marl pond that's home to some large bream. Combined this outing with the full moon time of the month, early dawn, PLUS the moon rising time. I mean I caught...
  5. Thread: casting ?

    by DaleW
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    I cast about as good sitting in the canoe as I do...

    I cast about as good sitting in the canoe as I do when wading. I had taken up the canoe before the fly rod and so the first attempts were at standing in the canoe (in that I figured what an expert...
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    When it gets right down to the nitty-gritty, we...

    When it gets right down to the nitty-gritty, we usually do what we have to do - It just depends on the "have to".
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    It's not that he did not know how to juggle, he...

    It's not that he did not know how to juggle, he just didn't have the balls to do it.
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    I've fished drys both ways ... come to think of...

    I've fished drys both ways ... come to think of it, wets & nymphs, too! All depends on circumstances and the lay of the land ... (eh, stream).

    Now I like to fish streamers caddy-woppis, i.e.,...
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    For the majority of fishing I do I keep it simple...

    For the majority of fishing I do I keep it simple and easy to do. When fishing for bass, that's on the surface (poppers) or under the surface, nymphs, streamers or wet flies, I do a leader of 20#...
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    Yes, Paul Arnold, truth to that - also good to...

    Yes, Paul Arnold, truth to that - also good to remember that many young up-starters learn, I believe, just as much from watching as they do from some long winded, wandering desultory. (Those who know...
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    As they say over here in this neck of the woods...

    As they say over here in this neck of the woods ...

    "What are you going to do ... fish or cut bait ...?"
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    Nothing so much energizes and enlightens the soul...

    Nothing so much energizes and enlightens the soul as that of being out in nature, being around trees and the forest, especially if a beautiful clear water stream runs through it. ...
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    The simple sheet bend ought to be more then...

    The simple sheet bend ought to be more then enough - making it a double bend should be way beyond what's necessary.

    Strong, simple and a very small knot when completed.


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  14. Thread: Wader repair

    by DaleW
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    I second the AquaSeal ... best stuff I've ever...

    I second the AquaSeal ... best stuff I've ever found or used ... waders, hip boots, even the awning for my little popup camper.
  15. Thread: sensitivity

    by DaleW
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    I'm a line watcher also. However, in the faster...

    I'm a line watcher also. However, in the faster moving water it is certainly not as observable. Tight lines are the order of the day, as an old mentor use to preach to me, and so I'm careful about...
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    I suppose it all centers around what kind of...

    I suppose it all centers around what kind of water one is going to be wading in.

    My wading days in waist deep water are about over, I'm not as stable as once upon a time. So these days hip boots...
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    This being the day, my meditation thoughts to...

    This being the day, my meditation thoughts to Montana at day break this morning.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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    I do ....
    (while sitting back with my feet propped up on the little computer desk)
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    Ah, yes ... the Bears

    I know this was hunting, but then who knows what at this time.

    Could this be near any Montana fishing holes ...?
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    One thing that I've experienced with large mouth...

    One thing that I've experienced with large mouth bass (using poppers), is that species of fish, will explode out of the water and snatch that popper in mid-air before it ever touches the water. It's...
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    Here's one of those Alaska salmon pics of yours...

    Here's one of those Alaska salmon pics of yours truly (just before seeing the whales!) `


    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h226/dww0825/1231677280.jpg
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    A few years back (2008), I was privileged to have...

    A few years back (2008), I was privileged to have visited friends who lived on Douglas Island, just across the Gastineau Channel from Juneau, Alaska. A fishing trip was arranged so I could fish for...
  23. Thread: Hip boot help

    by DaleW
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    In my old hip boot analogy/experience, I've found...

    In my old hip boot analogy/experience, I've found the old timey canvas hip waders to indeed be more stiff then their rubber counterparts. What I've liked about the canvas is they were great for...
  24. Thread: bluegills

    by DaleW
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    Most generally when fishing the surface for...

    Most generally when fishing the surface for bream/bluegill I'll use a popper (includes L/M bass, too). But like already posted, have caught more fish sub-surface and here of late, with Tenkara wet...
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    Oh, yeah ... crappies are fun to catch on the...

    Oh, yeah ... crappies are fun to catch on the long rod, and they eat real good, too!

    Wet flies like the Olive Palmer and the Blue Dun work good for me. Streamers, too ~ Black Nosed Dace and the...
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