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    Where to get Tippet rings

    OK, I'm ready to furl and want to use tippet rings. Where would I get them and what size. Currently JStockard is out and they have a new supplier that is making them using a different dimension ...
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    Several years a go, I think Warren sent me a...

    Several years a go, I think Warren sent me a couple of furled leaders to try out and I liked them, then made a few but they last so long, I had lost all my information and forgotten kind of how to...
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    Thank you once again.

    Thank you once again.
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    Hap, I have been going up there for several years...

    Hap, I have been going up there for several years and just fishing the road system. Pretty fun. Was wondering what the word is on the Coho return -- has it started or already under way. Big return...
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    Thank you Warren - that is exactly what I wanted...

    Thank you Warren - that is exactly what I wanted to know. I have seen some formulas but don't / didn't understand what the numbers were all about. Thank you.
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    Thank you. What I am confused by, is where do you...

    Thank you. What I am confused by, is where do you place the pegs on the board. I assume I would measure down the right side 42 inches from the butt peg to the first peg, and then 32 inches from peg...
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    Board set up for 8 ft. leader

    I want to make 8 ft. furled leaders probably out of 4 pound test line - What would be the correct set up of the pegs beginning with the top two butt pegs? Thank you for your help.
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    I'll be there in 2-1/2 weeks. How much rainfall...

    I'll be there in 2-1/2 weeks. How much rainfall has there been this year - normal, ahead, or behind?
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    You don't really say what kind of waders you...

    You don't really say what kind of waders you have. Neoprene might hold more moisture/water than Gortex/breathable types.

    Typically I can remove my breathable waders, turn them inside out so the...
  10. I had a great experience with Temple Forks...

    I had a great experience with Temple Forks Outfitters. I had a switch rod for about 5 years that has had alot of use. Recently, the reel seat became loose. I sent it to them and it appears that...
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    I use to make my own strike indicator using a...

    I use to make my own strike indicator using a small rubber band and polypropylene yarn. Not anymore. Now it's a
    "thingamabobber". Easier, faster, less stuff to haul around in my vest.
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    Wow! Haven't been here for awhile. Sorry to hear...

    Wow! Haven't been here for awhile. Sorry to hear that Winston -- and also Sage -- are having problems in the customer service / warranty areas. I have both and fortunately, I have not had to use...
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    Dave Carnihan -- he guides out of Craig, Montana...

    Dave Carnihan -- he guides out of Craig, Montana which is about an hour north of Helena on the Missouri River. There ain't much in Craig except fly shops. Accomadations might be hard to find there,...
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    I have had a Regal Medallion for a long time....

    I have had a Regal Medallion for a long time. Good vise. I haven,t checked recently, but I believe you can by a set of jaws for midges and very small fies.
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    I live about 300 miles north of SF but will offer...

    I live about 300 miles north of SF but will offer some of my suggestions anyway. You might check with the Orvis fly shop in the city, Leland outfitters or some of the other shops in the area.
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  16. I have the suspender type floatation vest that...

    I have the suspender type floatation vest that has both a pull cord and also will automatically inflate if the activation "pill" gets soaked. I have never had it inflate while in my float tube or...
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    Yeah -- been to Chile a couple of times. Great...

    Yeah -- been to Chile a couple of times. Great trip -- and thinking about going again next February.

    Took tons of flies but in the end, primarily used streamers like the bigger sized wooly...
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    I think Scott P is probably right. I have...

    I think Scott P is probably right.

    I have some lines that I used somewhat regularly that have shown little signs of wear while I have some that looked cracked after 1 to 2 years. I know there are...
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    I also use Threadmaster Lite and typically, 2...

    I also use Threadmaster Lite and typically, 2 coats is adequate; however, I put it on kind of thick - in my opinion --- and use a paint brush to flow it around and taper it out to the edges as the...
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    Great essay. I made it to geezer status this...

    Great essay.

    I made it to geezer status this year and I regularly fish with a couple of older geezers - they have me by 20 years. They no longer fish with Bamboo - they managed to "tech up" to...
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    I fish the klamath and usually use a regular...

    I fish the klamath and usually use a regular vest, although I do have a waist pack. The regular vest allows me better carrying capacity as I am usually using a switch rod and fish either by nymphing...
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    I have fluorocarbon tippet and I use it --...

    I have fluorocarbon tippet and I use it -- sometimes bought as tippet and sometimes bought as fishing line (which is cheaper to buy).

    The dollar cost isn't so much a problem for me, what bothers...
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    You said you didn't want to spend a fortune on...

    You said you didn't want to spend a fortune on waders and I don't blame you; however, to really solve the problem you are having there are really only two ways to go but they cost a little more than...
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    I use to cut off my loops because I thought the...

    I use to cut off my loops because I thought the line was too "hingey"---- but now, for all those lines that I have cut the loops off of, I nail knot a piece of 12 or 15lb. mono to the end of the fly...
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    Ross, Galvin, Orvis Battenkill. Ross is usually...

    Ross, Galvin, Orvis Battenkill. Ross is usually is the go to reel. I like the Galvin because of the large drag "Knob". The Orvis is just a mediocre reel. My biggest overall gripe with most reels is...
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