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    I tend to use a Davy knot for tying flies on to...

    I tend to use a Davy knot for tying flies on to tippet - as long as the fly isn't too big.

    JR
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    I use a vest in winter and switch to a Fishpond...

    I use a vest in winter and switch to a Fishpond pack in the summer. Seems to work just fine.

    JR
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    I also usually carry two rods too. One sits on...

    I also usually carry two rods too. One sits on the bank while I use the other. I use one more than 90% of the time, but would hate to change up the multiple droppers just to try a different fly...
  4. I usually fish with my Father-in-law and a...

    I usually fish with my Father-in-law and a friend. I always drive and came up with a way that any of us can access my suv whenever needed. I had three sets of keys made that will only open the door...
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    I wet waded the Lower Mountain Fork in SE...

    I wet waded the Lower Mountain Fork in SE Oklahoma on Saturday. Poison Ivy or Nettles aren't a problem so I wear shorts - the kind made out of thin material (Magellan Brand fishing shorts) that...
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    I never really thought about washing it. ...

    I never really thought about washing it. However, I just transfered all of my "stuff" from the vest to a Fishpond pack (for comfort in warmer months) and since it's empty - washing it doesn't sound...
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    Since they call it "fly fishing" and not "fly...

    Since they call it "fly fishing" and not "fly Line fishing" - it's fly fishing if you have a fly on the tippet.

    JR
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    In hot weather - rig up your rods before donning...

    In hot weather - rig up your rods before donning your waders. In cold weather - get the waders on before rigging up your rods. My car key is electronic. I hide it in the car and carry a copy that...
  9. Thread: Wading boots

    by jrgocards
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    I've got a pair of Simms Guide Boots with vibram...

    I've got a pair of Simms Guide Boots with vibram soles and I like them a lot, but I would recommend adding cleats to them. They provide a lot better traction with the cleats. I have never carried a...
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    Kelly - congrats on the Guide boots, I love mine....

    Kelly - congrats on the Guide boots, I love mine. As a recent trout fisherman, I have learned that you don't scrimp on wading boots. Mine still look like new and i have used them a dozen times. My...
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    Lots of choices on landing nets. I just got a...

    Lots of choices on landing nets. I just got a Wachter and it is a work of art. I opted for the molded rubber net to not get the fly caught.

    http://www.wachternets.com/



    JR
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    I grabbed a few of my wife's cotton circles that...

    I grabbed a few of my wife's cotton circles that she uses while putting on makeup. I use them with Zipcast that I use about every other trip.

    My only complaint with zip cast is they charge full...
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    I really like using thingamabobbers for my strike...

    I really like using thingamabobbers for my strike indicators. Easy to put one - and off!! I wouldn't think of using anything different.

    JR
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    Got mine on Sat. They all look good to me!! ...

    Got mine on Sat. They all look good to me!!

    Thanks Panman!!

    JR
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    PM sent Thanks Panman!! JR

    PM sent

    Thanks Panman!!

    JR
  16. I would go for the Browns due to them being the...

    I would go for the Browns due to them being the minority and more unusual here.

    I'd use my 4 wt 9 ft rod - I like it

    7.5' tappered leader - it's what I use on the LMF

    18" tippet to 1st fly...
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    One of my favorite trout flies is one I call a...

    One of my favorite trout flies is one I call a "Minnie Midge" - dubbed with our cat's (Minnie) fur.

    Good looking flies!!

    JR
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    For warmwater fishing I use a 6 ft furled leader...

    For warmwater fishing I use a 6 ft furled leader with about 18" - 24" as the tippet.

    For trout fishing (usually nymph), I use a 7.5' tapered leader, about 18" of tippet down to the 1st fly, 18" of...
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    Tex - this website should help. It's from a fly...

    Tex - this website should help. It's from a fly shop within the State Park grounds at Beavers Bend.

    http://www.beaversbendflyshop.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi

    JR
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    I keep all of the fur I get from brushing Minnie...

    I keep all of the fur I get from brushing Minnie (our cat). Her fur dubs better than anything I have ever used and Minnie Midges are great flies at the LMF river in Oklahoma.

    JR
  21. Thread: tippet knots

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    I haven't had ANY problems with the knots not...

    I haven't had ANY problems with the knots not holding. Check out the link attached that rates the strength at near 100%.

    http://myweb.cableone.net/stairway/index_flyfishingknots.html

    JR
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    I tie perfection loops on the leader and tippet...

    I tie perfection loops on the leader and tippet and then use the loop -to-loop connections.
    I tie smaller flies (size 8 or smaller) on with the Davy Knot. Larger ones with the improved clinch knot....
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    I fish almost exclusively with droppers - but...

    I fish almost exclusively with droppers - but usually with all flies being nymphs or egg patterns. I use a strike indicator to detect strikes. Yesterday I had good success fishing a Y2K about 2...
  24. Thread: Simple Flies

    by jrgocards
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    I would add the San Juan Worm to the list. It's...

    I would add the San Juan Worm to the list. It's the easiest fly to tie that I know and catches fish as good as anything that's not an exact match for a hatch.

    JR
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    Yep, Carrollton Tx, just North of Dallas. ...

    Yep,

    Carrollton Tx, just North of Dallas. I've been doing most of my fishing in Oklahoma (LMF River near Broken Bow) of late though.

    JR
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