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    Top-water Slabs...Nice!!!

    Top-water Slabs...Nice!!!
  2. Sage advice since I hang my waders to air dry...

    Sage advice since I hang my waders to air dry overnight and into the next day in the carport. Of course, the critters would have to get over the funk first :shock:
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    Blood knot is pretty strong when tying section of...

    Blood knot is pretty strong when tying section of like material and diameter.


    aa
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    I catch "accidental" cats on bugger variants...

    I catch "accidental" cats on bugger variants too... looks like you stumbled across some dandies!
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    praying Brother! aa

    praying Brother!

    aa
  6. I don't think I would ever wish to trade my...

    I don't think I would ever wish to trade my Action optics, but for their lower line Sunclouds are darn near as good and somewhere around the $50 mark. Had a pair of Suncloud until I got in a tangle...
  7. Praying for ya'll. No noteworthy damage around...

    Praying for ya'll. No noteworthy damage around here.
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    Good to see the Driftless waters waking up!...

    Good to see the Driftless waters waking up! Always enjoy your photography!

    aa
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    Glad to hear you middle Tennessee boys are...

    Glad to hear you middle Tennessee boys are getting out on some trout water! That is a pretty stretch of river for sure! I have been trying to squeeze in some Clinch river fishing between odd TVA...
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    A size 16 is definitely small for ephoron leukon...

    A size 16 is definitely small for ephoron leukon nymph. A "white" or cream colored nymph in a 16 would be more appropriate for a light cahill. White fly adults are best imitated on sz 12-10 dry fly...
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    Happy Belated B-day and Anniversary! aa

    Happy Belated B-day and Anniversary!

    aa
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    I believe that the smaller the diameter, the...

    I believe that the smaller the diameter, the faster a weighted fly will sink. When fishing BH midge pupa/larva patterns under an indicator, I want that fly down in the zone Quick! I mostly fish such...
  13. I truly enjoyed the article and believe that if...

    I truly enjoyed the article and believe that if all folks on the stream embraced this ideal, we would all have a better experience! I would only add that one should relish the success of other fisher...
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    Another vote for 3769. Pretty close to the old...

    Another vote for 3769. Pretty close to the old American standard wet fly hook Mustad 3906. I realize Mustad's were made in Norway, but they were so commonly distributed and referenced in tying...
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    Hey You Sage Heads...

    Just fell in love with an XP 490 again after a few years of separation. XP's and SLT's were made from graphite IIIe, and I have enjoyed many of those rods. I never could understand what the deal was...
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    Interesting essay if you will in Mid Current:...

    Interesting essay if you will in Mid Current: http://midcurrent.com/gear/fly-rods-no-more-pieces/
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    Wishing you a most wonderful birthday! aa

    Wishing you a most wonderful birthday!

    aa
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    The "regulars" on the Clinch river here in east...

    The "regulars" on the Clinch river here in east TN, have come up with a very similar system using Rams' wool, or Sculpin head wool. Had no idea it was called a New Zealand system. Instead of the...
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    Balmy 21* this morning! Gonna be a HI of 47*. Day...

    Balmy 21* this morning! Gonna be a HI of 47*. Day off, so I am going fishing! Debut for 2014: Wautauga River trout look out!!!

    aa
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    Sharp looking wet fly!

    Sharp looking wet fly!
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    White because it is the closest thing to...

    White because it is the closest thing to translucent wings of the natural spinner. I use the little round feathers that are found on the inside shoulder of a Mallard wing (white to light gray). They...
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    I would be hard pressed not to like the New Orvis...

    I would be hard pressed not to like the New Orvis Battenkill III. Maybe you could locate an Older Ross Colorado 2. A light, durable USA made c&p reel that can usually be had for around 1 benjamin
  23. Thanks guys! holed up and working night shifts!...

    Thanks guys! holed up and working night shifts! single digit temps coming during my off days next week...bummer! Got a new-to-me Sage XP 490 2pc rod coming and may not get to fish it for a while:(
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    Welcome aboard! Any and ALL questions flyfishing...

    Welcome aboard! Any and ALL questions flyfishing will be addressed on this site...Fire away!
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    2 PC "Premium" graphite fly rods?

    First Rant of 2014:

    What ever happened to the demand for 2pc rods of the "premium" sort? I know demand drives marketing, but I'm sure there are still a few of us around who prefer 2 to 4 pc rods...
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