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  1. They sure aren't priced like the original...

    They sure aren't priced like the original Medalists! Wow.

    Chuck
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    Ralph, before a recent trip to Michigan's...

    Ralph, before a recent trip to Michigan's AuSable, I looked at the reels I might take with me. I realized that my Orvis Battenkill, with a couple of extra spools, had always done right by me. And it...
  3. Thread: Nymph legs

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    Mr. Sawyer was primarily speaking of blue wing...

    Mr. Sawyer was primarily speaking of blue wing olives, which are fine swimmers. Many of the nymphs that we attempt to imitate are not so good at it. They do their best to reach the surface, or...
  4. Thread: In my opinion

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    That's my experience too, Ray. I'll go back a lot...

    That's my experience too, Ray. I'll go back a lot of years. I once bought a Henry Hoffman grizz neck back in the early 80's. Now, I know that subsequent strains kept getting better, but that was one...
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    I don't know if I'd call myself proficient from...

    I don't know if I'd call myself proficient from my other side (right side4, in my case), but I do switch hands from time to time on the stream, It's partly to give my left hand and arm a rest, but it...
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    That 3-weight (with a 4-weight line) is my go-to...

    That 3-weight (with a 4-weight line) is my go-to creek rod. Hope they never stop making it. May try the 4-weight, if NJTB likes his so much.

    Chuck
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    Yeah, you probably would. With that many bugs on...

    Yeah, you probably would. With that many bugs on the water, your fly would just disappear. But who knows? I'd give it a try.

    Chuck
  8. Thread: UV in flies

    by Chuck441
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    Sounds like standard fishing for all of us,...

    Sounds like standard fishing for all of us, TyroneFly!

    Chuck
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    Yes there are, but I suspect we often overthink...

    Yes there are, but I suspect we often overthink the idea of closely matching only the fauna of a particular body of water. Perhaps a trout chomps on a fly just because it looks alive and, as been...
  10. "The diameter of the tip of a 5 wt fly line...

    "The diameter of the tip of a 5 wt fly line should be about .022"

    Silver, maybe it's because I haven't bought a 5-wt. line in a few years, but I've never had one mic nearly that small. They all...
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    "A forgotten fly." Cute, Scott. Chuck

    "A forgotten fly." Cute, Scott.

    Chuck
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    Sounds good. Chuck

    Sounds good.

    Chuck
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    Scott, I assume you don't wrap the foam body too...

    Scott, I assume you don't wrap the foam body too tightly. That would collapse the wee air cells in it, right? Did I just say "wee"? Been watching a lot of Davey McPhail, I guess.

    Chuck
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    I do too. Sorry, lastchance. Chuck

    I do too. Sorry, lastchance.

    Chuck
  15. Thread: Video tapes

    by Chuck441
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    Ray, it's not illegal to copy to DVD if it's for...

    Ray, it's not illegal to copy to DVD if it's for your own personal use. Commercial use, no. personal use, yes. And I'm sure A.K. would rather be seen on a DVD copy than stuffed in a drawer on a VHS...
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    Uncle Jesse, they're thin lead sheets from the...

    Uncle Jesse, they're thin lead sheets from the x-ray films that go into your mouth. Pure lead, and thin. Can be cut with scissors, then wrapped onto the hook.

    Chuck
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    Nice Wulff, Martin! Chuck

    Nice Wulff, Martin!

    Chuck
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    Wow! I lost that link some time ago. Thanks for...

    Wow! I lost that link some time ago. Thanks for posting it.

    Chuck
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    Looking forward to a report, Scott. Chuck

    Looking forward to a report, Scott.

    Chuck
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    The reason Gary used the packing foam was for its...

    The reason Gary used the packing foam was for its transluscency, as Joe Billingsley indicated. He felt that that quality was the trigger for the fly. If so, I think the craft foam would be easier to...
  21. Thread: Head Cement

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    I guess I don't understand the "no cement on...

    I guess I don't understand the "no cement on dries, cement on nymphs and wets, etc.". Why not on dries? Don't say it adds extra weight. A mini drop of cement won't sink your dry flies.

    Chuck
  22. Never saw this variation, Scott, but it's going...

    Never saw this variation, Scott, but it's going to catch some fishies for me next season!

    Chuck
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    What a shame if, say, an L.L. Bean rod would test...

    What a shame if, say, an L.L. Bean rod would test pretty high for the cost, but is left out because it's only available from Bean. Yet, they fall all over themselves for a Fenwick rod that I can...
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    Byron- do you think more members could see this...

    Byron- do you think more members could see this on the main FFOL Forum?

    Chuck
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    Neat fly. Kind of looks like a cousin of the...

    Neat fly. Kind of looks like a cousin of the Tellico.

    Chuck
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