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    I only have one, so by definition it would be my...

    I only have one, so by definition it would be my favorite. However, I can't imagine having a better rod for the fishing I do. My rod is a David Norling hollowbuilt 8' 5wt, built for me with wood I...
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    My only pompano catches have come on light...

    My only pompano catches have come on light colored Kwan flies, with an orange egg sac, tied on an Eagle Claw 413 jig hook, size 4. Never caught a whiting.
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    Prior to the TFO connection, Clouser worked with...

    Prior to the TFO connection, Clouser worked with St. Croix. My primary warmwater rod is the St. Croix Clouser 8wt. Believe it or not, paired with a Clouser line you can pitch a small housecat into...
  4. OK, so I'm a materials engineer by degree, but...

    OK, so I'm a materials engineer by degree, but that was a very, very, very long time ago. However, what I'd suggest is that a cast reel is likely made of a more brittle material, and may have more...
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    Nice rod and nice fish. I'm still pretty sure...

    Nice rod and nice fish. I'm still pretty sure that my next rod will be the BVK 6wt with the fighting butt for smallies and white bass. I cast one at Troutfest this year and really, really liked...
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    This won't help you at all, most likely. ...

    This won't help you at all, most likely. However, I grew up fishing northern MN/southern Ontario, most of the time on Lake of the Woods. When we wanted Northerns (which was typically only when...
  7. The midge pattern I use depends on the water...

    The midge pattern I use depends on the water conditions, but my nearest tailwater is pretty much all midge pupa/larva pattern fishing. In faster water, I'll use a tungsten zebra midge or a brassie...
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    I'm struggling to see how the hackle breeders are...

    I'm struggling to see how the hackle breeders are in any way responsible for a fashion trend in young women, or for the prices that folks are charging for feathers on eBay. I don't see that the...
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    I bought a Whiting American Cree cape last...

    I bought a Whiting American Cree cape last weekend (surprisingly affordable!). It's really no use for dry flies, but I've used it for the wing on Crazy Charlies as well as tailing for bass flies. ...
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    Dang, this is a great rig. Wish I was in the...

    Dang, this is a great rig. Wish I was in the position to buy right now.
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    I bought Copper/Rose Habers before a Keys trip...

    I bought Copper/Rose Habers before a Keys trip last year. I couldn't see everything the guide did, but by the end of the day I was certainly able to locate permit tails. I was amazed at how well I...
  12. Thread: St. Croix

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    I like their old "Clouser" 8wt for bass. I think...

    I like their old "Clouser" 8wt for bass. I think it was from the Legend Elite series. Oh wait, you didn't mean the rod company...
  13. Audio. Most of my Copper Johns are on a size 16...

    Audio. Most of my Copper Johns are on a size 16 hook.
  14. I use old cassette tape (cut in half with a razor...

    I use old cassette tape (cut in half with a razor blade) for wingcases on Copper Johns.

    However, WHATEVER YOU DO, go out and buy a new cassette tape. DO NOT go into the "junk drawer" in the hall...
  15. I've been very satisfied with the Habervisions I...

    I've been very satisfied with the Habervisions I bought this past spring. I got the "Nice" style, which runs $90. Couldn't believe how much better I could see on the water once I got them.
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    One of my best tailwater flies is a herl midge. ...

    One of my best tailwater flies is a herl midge. I tie a size 18 or 20 scud hook, gold bead, gold wire, 2 pieces of herl. Wrap thread to bend, over gold wire, tie in herl at bend, wrap herl forward...
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    Looking at the prices, it's really not...

    Looking at the prices, it's really not unreasonable for a vise kit with a C-clamp. Based on the design, different jaws are pretty expensive in comparison with a Dyna King or HMH, but not...
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    Naw, don't need to stay in Townsend, I've got a...

    Naw, don't need to stay in Townsend, I've got a SWMBO and dawg to take care of in the evenings. Plus it's easier to restock flies when all the materials are right there. :)
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    I have to say that I'm a bottom feeder with...

    I have to say that I'm a bottom feeder with boutique tastes. I've only paid full price for three rods - the first one I bought, my wife's first rod (a TFO CFR 8wt), and my Norling bamboo. All of my...
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    Is it too late to think about getting in on this...

    Is it too late to think about getting in on this a bit? I'm a local (well, 60 miles from Townsend), and may be able to show up on one of the days. Don't work most Fridays. I don't get to fish the...
  21. Thread: pocket knife

    by 92Esquire
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    My daily carry knife is either a Victorinox...

    My daily carry knife is either a Victorinox Tinker (had 4 of them over the years, still have #2 and #3, but only carry #4), or a Benchmade Mini Griptillian. I can't tell you how many times that...
  22. Thread: danvise???

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    Steven- Not to question your experience, but...

    Steven-

    Not to question your experience, but I'm curious about this statement. While I understand that the Renzetti has jaw adjustment screws on one side of the vise, which may impact left vs....
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    Define on a budget. There are folks (salties)...

    Define on a budget. There are folks (salties) that think $250 Costas or Mauis are an absolute killer bargain for what they allow you to see. Some think that $150 Smiths are great. I'm fond of my...
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    Sage fly lines are made by RIO. If you look...

    Sage fly lines are made by RIO. If you look around, you can find some closeout Sage Performance Taper II fly lines for $29.95 instead of $65. That'd be what I'd do first for budget fly lines. I...
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    Was nice meeting you guys at the CFR booth. I...

    Was nice meeting you guys at the CFR booth. I made it out to fish a couple hours on Saturday and again early Sunday morning. Saw a bunch of fish, had a hard time getting any of them to feel hungry....
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