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    I've had mine for about 5 years now, and have...

    I've had mine for about 5 years now, and have been very happy with it. Holds all sizes of hooks solidly. Only reason I would get something new would be for a true rotary ability, but I'm in no real...
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    Guys, thanks for the information. Lots of good...

    Guys, thanks for the information. Lots of good stuff to get me started on planning a trip out there. I'm not sure just when we'll be going, if it will be right away this summer to help them get...
  3. Thread: why?

    by cklenske
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    I fish for the pure pleasure that it provides for...

    I fish for the pure pleasure that it provides for me. I don't care if I hook into something or not, it's just being out there enjoying the water and everything around me. It's my therapy. I always...
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    ???Maine fly fishing opportunities???

    Our daughter-in-law just got her medical residency assignment, and she and my son will be living in Portland, Maine for the next four years. My wife and I will probably be visiting them several...
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    PaulY, Nope, no weight. I usually fish it...

    PaulY,
    Nope, no weight. I usually fish it suspended under a dry fly, or trailing a heavier nymph if I want to go deeper.

    Some great flies have been posted. I've really enjoyed seeing what other...
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    The tail is an olive/pearl Krystal flash, the...

    The tail is an olive/pearl Krystal flash, the body is pheasant tail ribbed with copper wire. Thorax is an olive dubbing with just a little flash to it; got it from Spirit River. The hackle is...
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    Soft Hackle pattern

    Last summer I spent a day fly fishing with a guide that was really into soft hackles, and had a great day of fishing with him. After that, I started playing with soft hackle patterns, trying...
  8. Thread: Not Happy!!

    by cklenske
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    I'd say try it with either a black cone or a...

    I'd say try it with either a black cone or a silver one, then mix a little krystal flash into the tail. It has the makings of a really great fly.
    CJ
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    Thanks, guys. The second picture turned out to...

    Thanks, guys. The second picture turned out to match the recipe that he had. He was trying it with a grizzly hackle just to see what it looked like. Looked pretty good.
    Thanks again.
    CJ
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    Looking for the "Olive Badger" fly

    A friend of mine, who doesn't do much on the computer, asked me if I could find anything about a fly called the Olive Badger. He says it is an older fly, made with materials that are no longer...
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    New Mexico ideas for March???

    My wife and I have some time off in early March, and are thinking about taking a trip to New Mexico, maybe into Arizona if we have time. I would like to spend some time doing a bit of fly fishing,...
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    Because my wife was taking a class, and was going...

    Because my wife was taking a class, and was going to have to get herself there at times, we just stayed in a motel. But the highways out of Boone are easy to pick up in all directions, so it was...
  13. Thread: Sunglasses

    by cklenske
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    I bought a pair of amber cocoons a few years ago,...

    I bought a pair of amber cocoons a few years ago, and use them most of the time when I go fishing. Got a pair of the yellow ones at a silent auction, and like to use those on dark, overcast days or...
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    Fishing in Boone, NC

    My wife and I recently returned from North Carolina. Saw a lot of really beautiful country, visited some interesting places, all the way from Boone to the Outer Banks. We had a great time and are...
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    Thanks, guys. I guess I wasn't too far off on my...

    Thanks, guys. I guess I wasn't too far off on my thinking, but it's always good to know you're on the right track. Will let you know how it turns out when we get back.
    CJ
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    guide service question - tipping

    I know this question has been asked before, but I haven't been able to spot the thread.
    I am going to spend a day on the water with a guide in a couple of weeks, and know that it is customary to tip...
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    Felt Sole Wading Boot ?

    Planning a trip, and they recommend felt-soled wading boots on the streams. I have only used lug soled boots around here, so I have no experience with them. I'll probably get them from Cabela's,...
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    North Carolina trip???s

    We are going to be spending a week in Boone, NC, the first week of June. My wife is taking an art class, and I hope to do some serious fishing. I was wondering if anyone if familiar with the area,...
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    After watching Lefty and Bob tie up their half...

    After watching Lefty and Bob tie up their half and half, I'm going to have to tie up a few of those to add to my fly box. Neat fly, and fun watching them work together to tie it.
    CJ
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    This is Juneau, our 10 year old Siberian husky....

    This is Juneau, our 10 year old Siberian husky. She keeps me active and young with our walks.
    CJ
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    Dang, I feel so inferior again. Neat work. ...

    Dang, I feel so inferior again. Neat work. Truely artistic.
    CJ
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    Handcrafting a Graphite Fly Rod by L.A. Garcia,...

    Handcrafting a Graphite Fly Rod by L.A. Garcia, put out by Frank Amato Publishing, has good information, clear instructions, and great pictures to help you out. It's also a great idea to find...
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    Guided trip question

    Planning a short trip to RMNP in Colorado in a couple of weeks. Thinking about taking a half-day guided trip while we are there, and have been checking out the local guide services, and know the...
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    Get together with the parent/parents, and work...

    Get together with the parent/parents, and work something out. Best thing to do is to have one of them there with you when you are working with the kid. Having been in Scouts, and being a teacher, I...
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    bass leader question

    Fairly new to bass fishing, but really enjoy it so far. Right now I am using a 1X leader on my fly rods, but am thinking about tying up my own leaders. I was wondering what people find the most...
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