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    I'm trying to understand the problems a...

    I'm trying to understand the problems a two-handed 3 weight would solve? I'm not against it, you should have whatever tools you want. I'm ignorant of what it will do, maybe I "need" one and don't...
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    THAT is an excellent point!

    THAT is an excellent point!
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    Doesn't seem as if it is like taking out a second...

    Doesn't seem as if it is like taking out a second mortgage or something. Offer $159 including taxes, and go enjoy it. Even on a strict budget like most of us are, and even though that sum of money...
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    I remember some of the fuss over the...

    I remember some of the fuss over the "Color-C-Lector" device back in the 80's on the Great Lakes. If it said to use red, some joker would use green and catch as many fish as anyone.

    I also...
  5. There is also nothing in nature which looks like...

    There is also nothing in nature which looks like a mayfly with a giant steel hook sticking out of it's butt. Probably 98% of all the "science" behind "advanced" fly tying is for us humans, not the...
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    if you subscribe to his newsletter, you will read...

    if you subscribe to his newsletter, you will read almost verbatim "this is a one man operation and I'm doing the best I can. Sorry for the delay."

    It seems to me, that for a very small operation,...
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    "leaves an oil slick" Yeah, about a thousandth...

    "leaves an oil slick" Yeah, about a thousandth of what you put into the environment driving to the fishing site.

    I don't use it, so I don't really care... but it is funny to watch some jacka$$...
  8. instead of private industry creating a need for...

    instead of private industry creating a need for thousands of jobs which require high levels of skill, technical expertise, pay well, and are long term, we need more people flipping burgers.
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    I've had my S5 in a LifeProof since it came out...

    I've had my S5 in a LifeProof since it came out of the box in the store.

    I agree with Jeff's comments above- it does cut down a bit on volume, and I have to have it in just the right spot on...
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    FlyTyingForum.com Several of the members here...

    FlyTyingForum.com

    Several of the members here also participate there. It's a different atmosphere.
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    I'm not a chemist, but I think you are mistaken....

    I'm not a chemist, but I think you are mistaken. Mixing bleach with hydrochloric acid such as in Toilet Cleaner, CLR, etc is where the danger is. Unless dish soap has a high concentration of HCl, I...
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    maybe the biggest compliment to Peak is in the 9...

    maybe the biggest compliment to Peak is in the 9 years I've been tying on mine, I've never had to call them about anything!
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    I have a Ride 135 and have fished the hell out of...

    I have a Ride 135 and have fished the hell out of it for the last two years and it is a superb fishing kayak. Many folks love the 115 as it is just a bit lighter, and quicker handling in streams...
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    these threads always get me laughing. Might as...

    these threads always get me laughing. Might as well just go exclusively to synthetic materials the way some folk think... ANY natural material MUST be frozen, thawed, microwaved, UV blasted,...
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    for a few years I fished some "sandhill" lakes in...

    for a few years I fished some "sandhill" lakes in the Florida panhandle which had tremendous hatches of Hexagenia mayflies in spring. When the hatch was going full swing, the big bluegills became...
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    interesting... If I ever pay for any web...

    interesting...

    If I ever pay for any web content / entertainment, it is because it is not available anywhere else. If "it" has anything to do with fly fishing, "it" is absolutely available...
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    Coarse, of course.

    Coarse, of course.
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    as I said, it is not accurate as a...

    as I said, it is not accurate as a blanket-statement. Perhaps YOUR particular spool of mono was a brand which is very soft, or which had been weakenend due to environmental factors (UV, heat,...
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    Why are people so hesitant to get a mask and...

    Why are people so hesitant to get a mask and snorkel, get their a$$ wet, and see for themselves? a lake or stream is not a glass of water. Looking at a piece of line through the surface glare and...
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    Stainless steel leader wire. The light stuff, I...

    Stainless steel leader wire. The light stuff, I can't think right now the diameter, but it is rated at about 80lb test or so. I use round-jaw pliers for my loops and other small fine-nose pliers...
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    Seriously, you own ONLY 8 guns??!! You...

    Seriously, you own ONLY 8 guns??!!



    You can't think of the scenario? It was immediately apparent to me. I'm way less sensitive than most folks on here though, and even if it is not an...
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    yeah that's about right

    yeah that's about right
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    I grew up using spinners for trout. In fact I...

    I grew up using spinners for trout. In fact I was making spinners before I started tying flies at around age 10. Along with tying bucktail jigs, dressing hooks for spinners was more or less how I...
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    That is cree?

    That is cree?
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    If you let a pike, ANY pike, get 50 yards away,...

    If you let a pike, ANY pike, get 50 yards away, you are having a very strange day indeed. If your goal is to simply fill the spool, then any old knot will work.
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