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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...
  2. 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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  8. 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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    I always carry my flies and my rods (in Cordura...

    I always carry my flies and my rods (in Cordura wrapped tubes) on. The other guys I fish with tape all their tubes together and check it as one piece of luggage.

    I believe if you check the TSA...
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    I have tipped between 75 and $100 -- and this is...

    I have tipped between 75 and $100 -- and this is for 2 people in a drift boat -- and the second person is usually my wife who is not an accomplished fisherman. The guide has to help her much more...
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    You don't say how you are getting there -- but if...

    You don't say how you are getting there -- but if you are driving from back east, I would consider getting a good book on Custers last stand, read up on it a little and then visit the Custers Last...
  21. Thanks for sharing your experience. I think that...

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I think that way too many times we tend to wait and see what will happen and in some cases -- when it does happen, it is bad. Passing out, especially with your...
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    furling diagrams

    Are there any diagrams or explainations of how to go about using the formulas. I get the peg positions and I can lay that out; however, I do not understand the number of turns around the pegs before...
  23. Thread: Orvis Helios

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    I don't have one; however, I have cast them...

    I don't have one; however, I have cast them before --- very, very nice. If you can afford it, I say go for it -- you only live once and there is no guarantee how long.
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    Good question. I personally don't go over 20lb...

    Good question. I personally don't go over 20lb and usually try to keep it around 15-16. I may be wrong in my thinking; however, I seem to remember that the core strength of a WF 6F line that I use...
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    Tube flies -- anyone doing this?

    I was at a show over the weekend and one of the tyers was tying tube flies. Looked like something I might want to pursue for a while.

    Anyone tying tube flies??? If so, what do I look for or ask...
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