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    Whatever happened to that T&T sale to a British...

    Whatever happened to that T&T sale to a British bank or somesuch? lat thing I heard, they were in some sort of a Scottish bankruptcy proceedings?
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    Re: Trout in Ethiopia

    Fritz,

    those trout were there 71-76, when I lived in Addis. The road from Shashemane was pretty much 4-wheel drive only. Sonds like it got better.
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    Wheatley 'clip' boxes

    I was recently given about a dozen Wheatley aluminum 'clip' fly boxes. Are these intended for wet flies only? I mean, it seems they would flatten out dry fly hackle and any 3-D attribute of the flies...
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    I looked at the list of Marlboro exhibitors and...

    I looked at the list of Marlboro exhibitors and couldn't get motivated enough to go. It seems there's a greater percentage of lodges than ever. I'm not sure whether I'm 'outgfrowing' these shows or...
  5. Thread: Using old hooks

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    Is there really nobody here who remembers when...

    Is there really nobody here who remembers when Mustad stopped selling hooks wrapped in waxed paper inside little tan cardboard boxes?
  6. Thread: Thermo watches?

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    I have a Casio Fisherman G-shock, with tide, moon...

    I have a Casio Fisherman G-shock, with tide, moon phase, moonup/moondown, sunup, sundown, thermometer, timers, etc.

    The thermometer takes a good 5 mins to stabilize once you immerse it, otherwise...
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    Flytying is labor intensive, and one is competing...

    Flytying is labor intensive, and one is competing with an overseas person willing to work, as often as not, for just a few bucks a day. Given the US standard and cost of living, you can't win....
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    I set out to tie 100 dozen Catskill flies last...

    I set out to tie 100 dozen Catskill flies last winter to try to get the proportions just right and see just how efficient I could get at it. I made it to 80 dozen. My dries got a LOT better in the...
  9. Thread: Using old hooks

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    I meant to ask for comparison of same-number...

    I meant to ask for comparison of same-number hooks. A lot of them have Mustad numbers which are still available today. So if I consider a 3906 or a 94840, how would it compare to the same hook...
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    Using old hooks

    I have been given a lot (many thousand) hooks by a retired salmon fly tyer. Most are all in little tan cardboard boxes with Mustad paper stick-on labels containing a picture of a key, words 'Key...
  11. Thread: Who to buy from

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    I try to buy stuff from a local fly shop whenever...

    I try to buy stuff from a local fly shop whenever possible. (I also avoid box stores and franchise restaurants as much as I can.) I think local businesses represent a way of life that I'd pay some...
  12. Thread: Hare's masks

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    Hare's masks

    I have a hare's mask and snip of a bit of fur to tie a hare's ear now and then; but I just learned I'm supposed to shave the whole mask and put the fur in a blender first.
    Could someone tell me...
  13. Thread: TFO Reels

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    I'm finding the one-way bearing on my 375 a bit...

    I'm finding the one-way bearing on my 375 a bit hard to keep from tarnishing. I've decided to keep it off the reel and submerged in light oil whenb not in use; that seems to be working so far.
    I...
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    The way this summer's been going, 35 lbs is on...

    The way this summer's been going, 35 lbs is on the small side.
    Unfortunately, striper commercial season just opened in Mass., so big fish will be plenty scarce from now on.
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    I have one and really like it.

    I have one and really like it.
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    Cape fishing is at its' best right now. There...

    Cape fishing is at its' best right now. There seem to be large bass and bluefish just about wherever you look. The primary bait is squid, which means there are more fish at the rips than close in to...
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    Kyle, the area from Barnstable to Provincetown...

    Kyle, the area from Barnstable to Provincetown ('Inside' or west side of lower cape) has been fishing very well this week with plenty of 15-30 lb fish. 'Outside' (Provincetown to Chatham) and...
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    Cape Cod stripers

    Small stripers seem to have set up shop on Cape Cod. One can catch dozens per outing by looking for areas where water warms up appreciably on sunny afternoons.
    Since this season seems to be warmer...
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    Wonder if it's the bird virus mutating?

    Wonder if it's the bird virus mutating?
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    Well, yes, I usually do take tons of flies, and...

    Well, yes, I usually do take tons of flies, and leave all the 'leftovers' behind, but a month of hard fishing can deplete even a large stock, and I thought I'd take down a tying kit, as well. Just...
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    Whqt exactly are the bird flu restrictions?

    Whqt exactly are the bird flu restrictions?
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    Bahamas flytying kit

    I'll be in Bahamas for a month soon, and just KNOW I'll run out of some hot pattern or another, so I'm trying to put together a basic bonefish tying kit.
    Would anybody have a basic tying kit for...
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    $400 and up, way up, here on Cape Cod.

    $400 and up, way up, here on Cape Cod.
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    If it's the Swift in Ware, MA, you can fish it...

    If it's the Swift in Ware, MA, you can fish it anytime, although it's been tough lately with very high water. BUT, in that very clear water, those trout are notoriously difficult, and may prove...
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    Dry fly tails - split or straight?

    Am I correct assuming the Catskill dry fly has a straight (as opposed to split) tail? Is a split tail used for spinners only, or is it reasonable to imitate duns with them?
    I ask because I'm...
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