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    Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor III

    Anyone have an Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor III reel they would be willing to part with? A friend of mine wants one.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    DWM, As indicated, to answer your question,...

    DWM,

    As indicated, to answer your question, yes there are multi weighted rods, not actually multi weighted but rated I guess is a better term. Rod weights/rates are a suggestion by the...
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    BR-549 In my opinion, yes. There is a...

    BR-549

    In my opinion, yes. There is a difference between lines. I am sure some will say not and that is their opinion, like they say, everyone has one, an opinion that is.

    Durability, casting...
  4. Thread: Dreaming

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    Yep, do the therapy every day, every day, every...

    Yep, do the therapy every day, every day, every day and you will be fine. If you don't, you most likely will end up with a knee that hurts and does not work decently.

    So, while you are healing,...
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    hNt, For wet wading I wear a pair of Simms...

    hNt,

    For wet wading I wear a pair of Simms wading sandals. I thought I would look up a link for you but I now see that again I am a dinosaur, they don't make my style anymore. Mine have Velcro...
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    Just remember to start with very short casts to...

    Just remember to start with very short casts to get the timing down then slowly add a foot or three to the cast, do that for a while and add a little more.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    All of my tippet to leader connections are tied...

    All of my tippet to leader connections are tied with a triple surgeons knot. Great knot for that purpose. I use an Orvis Cinch brass knot tying tool, Cabela's also sells one, great for that knot.
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  8. Thread: Help!!

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    Do like Warren said. Many years ago, I used to do...

    Do like Warren said. Many years ago, I used to do it the other way, pass the fly line loop thru the leader loop then un the tippet end thru the leader loop. That made for a very lousy looking...
  9. Thread: Help!!

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    Since you have a loop on the end of your fly...

    Since you have a loop on the end of your fly line, tie a loop on the butt end of your leader, best knot to tie is the Perfection Loop, but the material is so strong that most any loop type knot will...
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    Mike, A number of years ago I had a serious...

    Mike,

    A number of years ago I had a serious injury to my right shoulder so I started casting left handed, which is my 'off hand'. I did this for about 3 years until my right shoulder was decent...
  11. Thread: Rio tippet

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    I have used Rio for years, no problems. I would...

    I have used Rio for years, no problems. I would suggest either taking it back where you bought it or just plain chuck it in the trash and buy a new reel of tippet. It ain't worth the worry or risk of...
  12. Thread: casting ?

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    tjulian, You are new to fly fishing so, don't...

    tjulian,

    You are new to fly fishing so, don't try to make really long casts using way too much upper body movement. Start with short casts, I mean, you are in a boat so row little closer and make...
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    I prefer the in-line method, just the way I...

    I prefer the in-line method, just the way I started fishing. Old habits die hard sometimes. Many of my guides use this method as well but some tie off at the eye of the first fly and others tie off...
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    Yep, OJT (On The Job Training) is the best...

    Yep, OJT (On The Job Training) is the best teacher. This early spring I was casting up river on the Clark Fork, fishing a seam, letting it drift past me and down a long way into a foam pocket and no...
  15. Thread: Czech Nymph

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    Joe, Here is a link to one story about the...

    Joe,

    Here is a link to one story about the history of the Czech Nymph.
    http://www.czechnymph.com/en/czn-basics/history-of-czn

    My favorite colors for the Czech Nymph: a gray body with a pink...
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    If you colored that map in green and yellow you...

    If you colored that map in green and yellow you would make a lot of Green Bay Packers fans happy. :)

    But you are right, many people tend to think of fly fishing as a trout related sport. I guess...
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    I keep it very simple, I just use a 4 to 5 foot...

    I keep it very simple, I just use a 4 to 5 foot piece of Maxima Ultragreen mono leader in the 12 pound and above range.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Actually, if a fish takes you to the end of your...

    Actually, if a fish takes you to the end of your backing, something better fail :) I trust the leader or tippet would break, or hang on for a ride. :) :)
    I have had a King salmon almost take me...
  19. Trons, sometimes I really hate them. Larry ...

    Trons, sometimes I really hate them.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
  20. Jimmy, I copied the following info from...

    Jimmy,

    I copied the following info from iflyshop.com

    Probably old data but give it a try on Monday.

    Larry ---sagefisher---

    Pamola Fly Tool Co.
    Box 435, Upton, MA 01568
  21. Davy, Up here in the greater northwest when I...

    Davy,

    Up here in the greater northwest when I fish a river I go guided from a boat (mostly drift boats but some guides use ridged framed rafts). I will get out and fish along a gravel bar or such...
  22. Just for info, on all of my large hooks, no...

    Just for info, on all of my large hooks, no matter what knot I use, I always place the leader/tippet through the eye of the hook twice then tie the knot. That seems to hold and I have not had...
  23. Thread: sensitivity

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    newbee, Sounds like some kind of test needs to...

    newbee,

    Sounds like some kind of test needs to be conducted, like going out and catching a few dozen or more fish to study this question. If you have a lot of slack in your line you will not feel...
  24. Which model is it, just curious. Chances are it...

    Which model is it, just curious. Chances are it is either a medium/fast or a fast rod. Sage only made a couple medium action rods (but they were great :) ). But, $100 for a used Sage? Yes, it is...
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    I used to catch Warmouth Bass in some of the...

    I used to catch Warmouth Bass in some of the rivers of Florida when I lived down there. Great fighters.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warmouth...
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