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    FWIW - I get much better results e-mailing Orvis...

    FWIW - I get much better results e-mailing Orvis versus calling them when I have some kind of weird request. To be honest, they have NEVER let me down with an info or part request if the part is...
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    This is the reply from Orvis regarding an inquiry...

    This is the reply from Orvis regarding an inquiry I made about my Hardy made CFOIII:

    "The CFO III is 3" in diameter, 31/4 oz. and has a capacity for Weight Forward 4 Weight Floating Line
    with...
  3. Thread: Wading Staff

    by Bamboozle
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    If you purchased your Folstaf new in the last...

    If you purchased your Folstaf new in the last five or more years and bought one still in the package folded up, they mention wax in the instructions and include a small piece of wax with the staff...
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    I tried everything because I really wanted it to...

    I tried everything because I really wanted it to work for me. Nothing did so I gave up on it. The O-rings were just too temperamental. I now use two Renzetti applicator bottles stuck with poster...
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    While a nice piece of kit, the rubber O-rings...

    While a nice piece of kit, the rubber O-rings that seal the cap & applicator needle react with certain solvents causing them to swell, screwing up the seal and making replacing the applicator needle...
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    The website doesn't show them but it does LIST...

    The website doesn't show them but it does LIST double rod/reel-on cases as an option in everything but the Butterfly case.

    Trust me when I say that if Vise can make it she will, even if it isn't...
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    Another two thumbs up for Harding and Etivise!! ...

    Another two thumbs up for Harding and Etivise!!

    I have dealt with them for years and own quite a few of their Soft Traveler bags for my cased fly rods so I can transport them easily and hide them...
  8. Thread: Net or not?

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    These guys...

    These guys use nets all the time AND electricity, but they're just fisheries biologists, what do they know...:rolleyes:
  9. Thread: Pennsylvania

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    Lacyville is in Bradford County, PA about 2.5...

    Lacyville is in Bradford County, PA about 2.5 hours from State College and not in the greatest trout fishing area of the state. If you have the time for long drives you would be better off following...
  10. Watch out for alligators too!! ...

    Watch out for alligators too!!

    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2011/05/bethlehem_police_snare_alligat.html
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    Randy: Thanks for the update! I am being...

    Randy:

    Thanks for the update! I am being optimistic despite the forecast for even more rain this week. :shock:

    I'm a bit lucky in that I never fish the bigger streams anyway.

    Be careful...
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    Please do! I am headed up at the end of next...

    Please do!

    I am headed up at the end of next week and I am trying to decide whether to just leave the trout fishing stuff at home and hit a few lakes with conventional tackle or spend the weekend...
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    I use thinning sheers when I cut synthetic hair....

    I use thinning sheers when I cut synthetic hair. It gives the fibers a raggy, uneven "natural" appearance. The best results I've got are from inexpensive coarse thinning sheers, not the fine fly...
  14. FWIW - I went ahead and ordered some of these...

    FWIW - I went ahead and ordered some of these just for $#!+$ and giggles. The worst case I am out $8 and I catch a bat; best case they help a bit which is better than nothing.
  15. It could double as a net/electroshocking device!

    It could double as a net/electroshocking device!
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    One of these on your hat may set an even bigger example...

    ...except with the number of flies I encountered, I would expect them to eventually have enough wing power to fly off with my hat! ;)
  17. Ed: I was afraid you'd chime in with...

    Ed:

    I was afraid you'd chime in with encouragement like that! ;)

    I was on the upper-upper reaches of Kettle one day with sleeves DOWN and there were at least 50 on my arms & hands! Then one...
  18. Does a House Fly Repellent for Clothing Exist?

    Help!

    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/fishpix1/human_fly.jpg

    I have a trip planned in a few weeks which takes me to north-central PA. The last two years we encountered a gazillion...
  19. Thread: circle hooks

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    I tie "kid" flies with circle hooks with great...

    I tie "kid" flies with circle hooks with great success. I call them kid flies because I find that kids can make them work without me yelling at them to "set the hook!" ;)

    I say give your idea a...
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    How sad:...

    How sad: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4678862/who-is-bin-laden-teens-clueless/
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    First time I ever saw frets on a fiddle!

    First time I ever saw frets on a fiddle!
  22. Thread: Drinks!!

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    Glasses...glasses...I don't need any stinkin'...

    Glasses...glasses...I don't need any stinkin' glasses!

    In all honesty when I'm in the field, I'm drinking out of a flask, can or bottle. When I'm drinking indoors, I choose the appropriate glass...
  23. Gas consumption in the US was down in March and...

    Gas consumption in the US was down in March and I'm sure it will be down in April as well.

    While that may sound like good news for those that believe the ultimate solution to our energy and...
  24. Gas jumped $.06 cents a gallon since yesterday...

    Gas jumped $.06 cents a gallon since yesterday where I normally get mine. That puts us a nickel away from $4 a gallon and right where we were on May 26th, 2008.

    I figure we'll EASILY hit $4.50 or...
  25. Thread: Drinks!!

    by Bamboozle
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    I've been a big fan of gin & martinis since I was...

    I've been a big fan of gin & martinis since I was way too young to drink legally... ;) I also gave up on Vermouth about the same time.

    I prefer mine 100% gin, stirred not shaken, with three...
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