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    I carry about 15' of parachute cord in the back...

    I carry about 15' of parachute cord in the back of my fishing vest ... does that count?
  2. Thread: What weight?

    by DaleW
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    My fly rod quiver has rods from 4wt through to...

    My fly rod quiver has rods from 4wt through to 9wt. I'd like to think I've got all bases covered for what I do. My main stay rod for most of what I go after is a 5wt. For wading in tight places I...
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    My preference has been end of season sales where...

    My preference has been end of season sales where I've saved a few serious bucks. And then I take care of them, getting a lot of use and years out of the discounted investment. I must confess that...
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    The psychiatrist and the proctologist Best...

    The psychiatrist and the proctologist

    Best friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided that in spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice together to ...
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    well, this certainly has little to do with fly...

    well, this certainly has little to do with fly fishing .... but I got a brand new 18" chain saw! (and I needed it!)
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    I suppose sporting supply companies have had the...

    I suppose sporting supply companies have had the same business problems as with many other smaller business corporations, finances, overhead costs, keeping on good skilled employees, wages and who...
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    It would have to be Alaska, especially where we...

    It would have to be Alaska, especially where we were on the last visit, The Lynn Canal, just a tad north of Juneau.

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h226/dww0825/Dalefishing016.jpg
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    How could I forget .... my birthday is December...

    How could I forget .... my birthday is December 7th, and I remember like it was yesterday when Pearl Harbor was bombed and my birthday party was just getting underway. Mothers came rushing to our...
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    Just before Christmas, an honest politician, a...

    Just before Christmas, an honest politician, a generous lawyer and Santa Claus were riding in the elevator of a very posh hotel. Just before the doors opened they all noticed a $20 bill lying on...
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    cyc ~ your suggestion about an experiment brought...

    cyc ~ your suggestion about an experiment brought some humor memories to mind. I've tried I don't know how many little tests and experiments, ranging from color to technique to depth to I can't...
  11. Thread: Fiberglass

    by DaleW
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    Way back when, I started with an old rump sprung...

    Way back when, I started with an old rump sprung Wright & McGill bamboo and left shortly after to do my military service and I just gave the rod away (think I paid five bucks for it). When I...
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    For trout I use a mono leader with a floro...

    For trout I use a mono leader with a floro tippet. For pan fish and bass, mono to mono (or straight mono). Works good for me and I see no reason to go the more expensive route.
  13. Thread: Veterans Day

    by DaleW
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    We did a weekend fishing staying at the Buck Hall...

    We did a weekend fishing staying at the Buck Hall NFS campground (Francis Marion Nat'l Forest). Low and behold, paid for the Saturday night stay but come Sunday - and because I was a veteran - no...
  14. One really cannot grasp the significance of this...

    One really cannot grasp the significance of this kind of "event" until it happens to YOU. Jim, I'm with you in spirit, I know the feeling and the experience. Like you say, the paper work and having...
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    HOW OLD GUYS PICK UP WOMEN I am getting on...

    HOW OLD GUYS PICK UP WOMEN

    I am getting on in years and not the best looking guy anymore.

    Some would even say I'm a little frayed around the edges....

    But, I have a nice car, a little...
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    There's this guy in our fishing club that's been...

    There's this guy in our fishing club that's been married three (3) times! He's been striving for this utopia "togetherness" thing, where he and she have no secrets, tell each other EVERYTHING, and...
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    First off ... what do I know(?) But it has...

    First off ... what do I know(?)

    But it has been my EXPERIENCE that the lighter reels I've liked most. True, one can get into some junky light ones to be sure, and that will out-weight the...
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    The elderly Priest, speaking to the younger...

    The elderly Priest, speaking to the younger Priest, said, ''You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the Church ...
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    Definition of the word "Coincidence". . A...

    Definition of the word "Coincidence". .

    A chicken farmer went to the local bar ...He sat next to a woman and ordered champagne.

    The woman said: " How strange, I also just ordered a glass of...
  20. Eye sight is so precious. Not all that long ago...

    Eye sight is so precious. Not all that long ago I had cataract surgery (both eyes) and what a joy to be able to see so clearly once again. There have been so many medical miracles with eye sight in...
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    Cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab,...

    Cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that
    the VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her.
    She asks him why he is staring.

    He replies: "I have a question to ask, but...
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    Boy, that's a lot of backing! But if I were...

    Boy, that's a lot of backing! But if I were going to do so I'd go with a loop to loop connection.
  23. Thread: Loop knot

    by DaleW
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    There are variations of that loop knot and I've...

    There are variations of that loop knot and I've come up with my own version. To me simple is best, especially when tying on another streamer mid-stream. What I do is make the simple over-hand loop,...
  24. Thread: Yellowstone rod?

    by DaleW
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    The 9' 5wt is my mainstay fly rod. Do use an...

    The 9' 5wt is my mainstay fly rod. Do use an eight footer in tighter places. Also, I have a 7wt that I tote along in the truck - call it my "windy river rod".
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    Is there a difference between a low end , middle...

    Is there a difference between a low end , middle end, and a high end rod(?) .... I hope so! But if I may venture a guess at your primary question, is the price difference worth it(?) That, my...
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