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    The West Walker River here in Eastern California...

    The West Walker River here in Eastern California is running about 50% of "normal" flow for this time of the year. Two Mt. passes are open and Tioga Pass is still closed. There is not much snow on the...
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    From a user and not a contributor. Thank you for...

    From a user and not a contributor. Thank you for the quality site that you have provided. During the years that I have "used" this board, I have enjoyed the articles and insight that I have received....
  3. Whitewolf, Really sorry to read of your...

    Whitewolf,
    Really sorry to read of your misfortune. But heartened when I read that in spite of it - you are remaining true to what is right.
    Praying for you.
    Dick
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    Steven, I have a copy of Works 8 and Works 2000....

    Steven,
    I have a copy of Works 8 and Works 2000. I don't think that the new operating systems will recognize them. Drop me a PM if either will help you. I am doing some painting on my shed today so...
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    It seems to me that a heavy muddy water flow can...

    It seems to me that a heavy muddy water flow can decrease the population of insect life in the river. Around here the caddis population is very diminished. We have just had a series of flash flooding...
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    I generally buy a pair insole for two reasons. To...

    I generally buy a pair insole for two reasons. To give more cushion under foot and number two to take up some of the "slop" (extra space between the top of my foot and the inside of the boot). My...
  7. Unfortunately---- Guilty as charged too many...

    Unfortunately---- Guilty as charged too many times. Thanks for causing me to "think".
  8. Thread: Hip boot help

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    Thanks for the replies guys. When they were new...

    Thanks for the replies guys.
    When they were new they were more flexible. Of course when I was younger I was more flexible too. I will check at Ace and keep asking around.
    Thanks
    Dick
  9. Thread: Hip boot help

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    Hip boot help

    I have a pair of Pro Line hip boots with rubber boots and canvas like material on the legs. The canvas has gotten stiff which make then hard to "roll" down. Has anyone had the same problem? If so how...
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    75 years and on the river yesterday. Find that...

    75 years and on the river yesterday. Find that most times I don't need to get into the water. When I wade it is with a staff (old ski pole).
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    When I go hiking to a backcountry lake I use a...

    When I go hiking to a backcountry lake I use a metal rod case that I have attached a tennis ball to the end. The ball cushions the case on contact with the ground and rocks along the trail. To attach...
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    All of his writings are worth the time to read....

    All of his writings are worth the time to read. We can find something in all of his books that strike that " Oh yeah, been there/done that place."
    Dick
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    Jim, Prayer coming from this way also. I too know...

    Jim, Prayer coming from this way also. I too know how your wife's cancer has hit you. My wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. It is very hard, but we are (trying) to trust God for his...
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    I have several 5/6 click drag Battenkills and...

    I have several 5/6 click drag Battenkills and several disc drags 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 love them all especially the made in England models. Only had a problem with one which was made in China where the...
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    Well said Neil. We always want to "fix" things...

    Well said Neil. We always want to "fix" things that may not be "broken" Dick xfishcop
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    Neil, I have never had the pleasure to have met...

    Neil, I have never had the pleasure to have met either one of you. But I feel that it would have been an honor. Thank you and it is too late to thank JC. Dick xfishcop
  17. Thanks for all of the input. I will order the...

    Thanks for all of the input. I will order the manual inflate and extra arming kit. Good to know about the o-ring maintenance concern.

    xfishcop
  18. Help/info for float tube inflatable vest????

    Not sure if this is the right spot to post this question - If it belongs in the paddling section please move.
    I am looking at purchasing Cabelas inflatable life vests. They will soon have a...
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    My favorite: The rod that is in my hand when I...

    My favorite:
    The rod that is in my hand when I am fishing and enjoying God's Creation.
    Dick xfishcop
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    Thanks for all of the responses. I do stretch...

    Thanks for all of the responses.
    I do stretch the line as I pull it off the reel. The line I was using the other day at Pyramid Lake wanted to keep its "kinks". I even went back to the beach and...
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    Fly line memory

    I am looking for a fly line that has the greatest ability to "lose it's memory". Some of the still waters that I fish have fish that just sip the midge and spit it out before I am able to get the...
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    Hello to all, I have the Fisher catalog from...

    Hello to all,
    I have the Fisher catalog from 89-90. In it are listed the following fly rod series:
    4 piece rods:
    Original series
    Zephyr series
    GT-40 series
    Sterling series
    Presidential series...
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    The only thing that I would add to what Jay says...

    The only thing that I would add to what Jay says is - try to keep slack out of your line from rod tip to "bobber". The fish take midges so easy that a little slack prevents you from getting a hook...
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    I'm with sagefisher, My go to rod is a 9' 6 wt....

    I'm with sagefisher,
    My go to rod is a 9' 6 wt. Good length and line weight to get started again.
    xfishcop
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    Thank you for a great story. A respect for...

    Thank you for a great story. A respect for craftsmanship, Service, honor and courage and doing what is right.
    Dick
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