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    Jack Gartside's Soft Hackle Streamer is another...

    Jack Gartside's Soft Hackle Streamer is another excellent fly that uses mallard flank, but just as a collar
    This streamer has a great life-like action....
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    The classic Hornberg has always been a go-to fly...

    The classic Hornberg has always been a go-to fly for me but I've never been sure if it was dry fly, a wet, or a streamer.
    It can used as all three. Most often for me it's a streamer.
    More recently...
  3. Thread: surf tips?

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    It's a good idea to scout out where you plan to...

    It's a good idea to scout out where you plan to fish at low tide and take note of the structure
    Reading the water is just as important in the surf as it is on a trout stream.
    You're looking for...
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    The Dorber lines are made by Northern Sport in...

    The Dorber lines are made by Northern Sport in Ontario. I have one that I bought in 1984 that still doesn't have a crack.
    In fact, all of my last 9 or 10 lines that I've purchased were all in the...
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    I fish 2 streamers in the salt most of the time....

    I fish 2 streamers in the salt most of the time.
    Using a loop2loop connection between the leader and tippet, I tie a surgeon's loop about 1/3 of the way back into my tippet section and attach it to...
  6. Thread: Fiberglass

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    I would pay $175 for one in top shape, but that...

    I would pay $175 for one in top shape, but that would be my limit.
    A decent one might be had for around $125 especialy those marketed by Orvis, LLBean, Abercrombie & Fitch, or other smaller shops....
  7. Thread: Fiberglass

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    I have 18-20 vintage glass rods A few...

    I have 18-20 vintage glass rods
    A few Phillipsons, a bunch of Fenwicks, W&M, H-I, Heddon, Gracia, Berkley, Lamiglass
    Some are better than others, a few are exceptional, and many qualify as tomato...
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    I was fishing out of my kayak in Long Island...

    I was fishing out of my kayak in Long Island Sound near Fishers Island, NY.
    Two real stunt planes were having their fun with a simulated dog fight.
    One of the planes buzzed me, lost control and...
  9. I didn't assume anything. I just related what I...

    I didn't assume anything. I just related what I know from my personal hands-on experience in handling hatchery trout
  10. I'm late to the party here and frankly I didn't...

    I'm late to the party here and frankly I didn't read the whole thread.
    I would however like to comment on a statement someone made about stocked trout having clipped fins.

    I worked at a state...
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    Lou Tabory is from Redding and as I remember he...

    Lou Tabory is from Redding and as I remember he talks about fishing the Norwalk Islands in his book Inshore Fly Fishing
    Picking up a copy of that book wouldn't hurt. He also wrote Lou Tabory's...
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    I've been attacked by otters... twice They don't...

    I've been attacked by otters... twice
    They don't like float tubes :shock:
  13. Thread: Gold Panning

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    In Maine just this past week there was a...

    In Maine just this past week there was a committee meeting to discuss a bill banning mechanical dredging in certain spawning streams of Atlantic salmon, land locked salmon and brook trout.
    At this...
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    I wear a wool Jones style hat from Johnson Woolen...

    I wear a wool Jones style hat from Johnson Woolen Mills

    http://www.chuckhawks.com/plaid_hunting_cap.jpg
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    I agree, puffballs don't do it for me either....

    I agree, puffballs don't do it for me either. There's plenty of other 'shrooms out there that are much tastier
    I collect and dry a lot of black trumpets which are a kind of chanterelle. Despite...
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    I search high and low this time of year for the...

    I search high and low this time of year for the hen-of-the woods. Also known as ramshead and often by the Japanese name Miatake.
    They're also very distinctive and in my area grow at the base of the...
  17. Thread: Glass?

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    I have around 20 vintage glass rods. You can find...

    I have around 20 vintage glass rods. You can find them at yard sales or online cheap if you're patient .
    My first "good" fly rod was a Lamiglas that my father built for me in 1972 and I didn't get...
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    Not Parkinson's, but my father had ALS Even...

    Not Parkinson's, but my father had ALS
    Even before diagnoses, the first indication was that he no longer felt comfortable wading.
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    I use the Velcro "tape" that they use to tie...

    I use the Velcro "tape" that they use to tie together bunches of broccoli at the suppermarket
    You can buy the same stuff at farm storm as it's also used to tie up tomato plants
  20. I've bought 7 rods in the last year. All vintage...

    I've bought 7 rods in the last year. All vintage glass.
    3 Fenwicks, 1 Phillipson, 1 Heddon, 1 Garcia, 1 Cortland (St Croix)
    I fished the Garcia 10wt this week for the first time. Not the best rod...
  21. The sinking tip section is 12 feet. Total length,...

    The sinking tip section is 12 feet. Total length, 90 feet
  22. Northern Sport of Ontario produces lines for ...

    Northern Sport of Ontario produces lines for private brand resale. That's what the Global Dorber lines that RickZ mentioned are.
    I have one of their lines on a reel right here on my desk that I...
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    The Lamiglas 4wt that my father built for me in...

    The Lamiglas 4wt that my father built for me in 1972
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    I've found that when fishing at the beach, a lot...

    I've found that when fishing at the beach, a lot of time free and legal parking is not anywhere near where you need to be and a bike is the best way to get around.
    My bike of choice is an old...
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    This works best on an undercut bank, but also on...

    This works best on an undercut bank, but also on drop-offs, overhanging brush, grass beds or anywhere where there's a line of cover.
    You cast your streamer up and across to the top and immediately...
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