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    What Jim found is correct. That area is nearby...

    What Jim found is correct. That area is nearby to me. The fishing used to be fantastic. Every thing died off due to increasing salinity, decreasing oxygen, and other factors except the Tilapia a...
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    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long...

    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long loop. I then fold the loop over and tie a two times through surgeons knot (often referred to as a double surgeons). That leaves me with a single line to...
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    In the storage areas of the fly shop I help...

    In the storage areas of the fly shop I help operate I found dozens of Orvis, Cortland, and Scientific Anglers leaders from the early 1990's through early 2000's. All were stored away from light.
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    The ideal double bind test is two rods of same...

    The ideal double bind test is two rods of same make and model with the same model reel mounted using the same model line that is one weight difference. And I agree the the effects of going up or...
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    Unfortunately the product is no longer made :( ...

    Unfortunately the product is no longer made :(

    If you find some somewhere let us know
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    Ray, the line manufacturers are usually pretty...

    Ray, the line manufacturers are usually pretty good about listing actual weights of their line in their catalogs and are getting better at providing this information as it is not always easy to find....
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    Cast the rod with 30ft of line out. With typical...

    Cast the rod with 30ft of line out. With typical WF lines you will be in the middle of the belly of the taper Then cast it with 25 ft of the same line out. That will give you a rough idea.

    I...
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    The most important things for saltwater rods is...

    The most important things for saltwater rods is corrosion resistant components and that you like casting the rod. Almost all 7wt and heavier rods available today are so equipped. Even so you still...
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    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long...

    For Dacron I use a Bimini twist to make a long loop. I then fold the loop over and tie a two times through surgeons knot (often referred to as a double surgeons). That leaves me with a single...
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    I prefer bright colored backing for a three...

    I prefer bright colored backing for a three reasons. In some lighting conditions fluorescent charturese, orange, yellow, or pink backing is easier to see, which can be helpful to a guide or captain...
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    Interesting. I insert the flyline into the core...

    Interesting. I insert the flyline into the core of the buried tag as described in step five and find that I get a good transition from the line through to the loop without a hinge at that location....
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    If the loop is constructed as described in Dan's...

    If the loop is constructed as described in Dan's article, where the end of the line is threaded up into the tag end of the braid that has been pulled into the standing portion, you don't get that...
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    I use slip on leader loops on my medium to heavy...

    I use slip on leader loops on my medium to heavy wt rigs when the line doesn't come with a loop or the factory loop wears out.

    I build and install double catch loops as Dan Blanton describes as...
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    In his book "Flyfishing the Mountain Lakes", Gary...

    In his book "Flyfishing the Mountain Lakes", Gary LaFontaine deals extensively with flyfishing and backpacking. Gary used 2 pc rods in aluminum tubes which he used as walking sticks. The book is...
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    A very important point. An inherently weaker...

    A very important point. An inherently weaker knot that you can consistently tie well will often be better than a theoretically stronger knot that is tied poorly.

    The Palomar knot can sometimes...
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    I use the Palomar knot to tie to the main leader...

    I use the Palomar knot to tie to the main leader and the Orvis (Becker) knot to tie the tippet to the ring. These are both very strong knots. I seem to tie the Orvis knot more consistently than the...
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    I suspect consumer demand, or lack thereof, may...

    I suspect consumer demand, or lack thereof, may have contributed. At the shop I work with people just quit buying mid to high end 2 pc rods. The 4pc rods really started to sell much better after the...
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    Bass eat small things as well as big things and...

    Bass eat small things as well as big things and even small hooks will hold if they are sharp. I catch a lot of bass tied on size 10 and 8 hooks.


    A lot depends on the types of patterns and...
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    That's a great looking chartreuse/white whistler....

    That's a great looking chartreuse/white whistler. By the way, the whistler is great for many freshwater fish. In fresh water I have caught stripers, walleye, pike, lake trout, largemouth bass,...
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    Nice instructions as always. For this pattern to...

    Nice instructions as always. For this pattern to function as designed it must have about 10 wraps of .030 lead behind the eyes so that it will have a jigging motion on the retrieve. Dan now often...
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    The a Redington Drift reel is very well made...

    The a Redington Drift reel is very well made machined aluminum click and pawl design and impressive for $100
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    Are you referring to "Scierra" and not "Sierra". ...

    Are you referring to "Scierra" and not "Sierra". Scierra is a Danish company that makes excellent products including rods and reels. They tried to make inroads into the US market a few years ago....
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    Great rods. A bit heavier thus probably more...

    Great rods. A bit heavier thus probably more durable than the BVK. Still a fast action rod but not as fast as the BVK, TiCr or TiCrX and thus a bit more forgiving I think for the less accomplished...
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    I sometimes use a 10wt for largemouth bass but...

    I sometimes use a 10wt for largemouth bass but only for a narrow range of situations like casting 8" to 12" flies that imitate stocked rainbow trout or for casting very large top water patterns.
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    I help operate a fly shop. No surprise to us...

    I help operate a fly shop. No surprise to us that DT lines seem to becoming more scarce. We sell 20+ WF lines for every DT. Very few customers ask for a DT line and most that do are in their mid...
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