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    I thought I dreamed a shake, but it turns out it...

    I thought I dreamed a shake, but it turns out it wasn't a dream. No damage. "The Big One" has to wait for another day (and will certainly happen).
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    I've had three 4-6lb rainbows take me into my...

    I've had three 4-6lb rainbows take me into my backing already this season. #humblebrag
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    I'd actually be worried about that knot catching...

    I'd actually be worried about that knot catching in the guides on the way out. I'd cut it off and go with a needle knot, same as I'd use on a line without a rear loop.
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    The beaver populations are rebounding because of...

    The beaver populations are rebounding because of the increase in willow growth along streams. The elk used to hang out in the wet valleys and browse the willows down to nothing. They are easier prey...
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    The trophic cascades that are happening in...

    The trophic cascades that are happening in Yellowstone are extremely obvious to those of us who live here. When I made my second fishing visit to Yellowstone in 1999, it was hard to find willows...
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    The folded rubber thing is a great way to ruin...

    The folded rubber thing is a great way to ruin your leader (friction=heat=reduced strength). Stretching six inches at a time between your hands by simply pulling on each section is much better, and...
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    That looks like an EP Streamer or Sparkle Brush....

    That looks like an EP Streamer or Sparkle Brush. Either that or some similar synthetic blend spun in a wire-core dubbing loop and wrapped forward. It MIGHT be CCT Body Fur, but I doubt it.
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    Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H

    Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H
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    I always tie X-Caddis with a spikier dubbing and...

    I always tie X-Caddis with a spikier dubbing and on a shorter shank hook than is usual. That's why I tie all our X-Caddis, since the ones we can buy all have tight-dubbed bodies on standard dry fly...
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    Montana Snowpack Redux

    Here's a text link to a summary of current snowpack conditions throughout the West:
    ftp://ftp.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/data/snow/update/west.txt

    Here are a couple snow sensors in the Yellowstone...
  11. I actually haven't lived in Bellingham since...

    I actually haven't lived in Bellingham since 2006. Just too lazy to change my profile. Hahaha.
  12. Byron: Things are going okay so far. It was...

    Byron:

    Things are going okay so far. It was miserably cold last week. -47 in Cooke City. Snowpack is looking great so far and we're sort of expecting extra trips from Californians who don't even...
  13. Get em while you can. Hareline and Wapsi appear...

    Get em while you can. Hareline and Wapsi appear to have removed them from their wholesale catalogs for 2014, so they might get tough to find soon, though Nature's Spirit is still listing them.
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    That with a black holo flashabou body and pearl...

    That with a black holo flashabou body and pearl KF rib in a #12-16 would be murder as a chironomid pupa on lakes out here.
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    Huh. It's impossible to have an original idea. A...

    Huh. It's impossible to have an original idea. A few years ago I tied up some Woolly Buggers that had a normal bugger front third and tail but an abdomen of two strands of one color and one strand of...
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    I'm obviously a fan of those strips... ...

    I'm obviously a fan of those strips...

    http://montanafly.com/productDetail.php?p_id=4056
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    Talk to Josh at Curtis-Wright Outfitters....

    Talk to Josh at Curtis-Wright Outfitters. http://curtiswrightoutfitters.com/
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    Not there, but in Gardiner has been excellent all...

    Not there, but in Gardiner has been excellent all winter. Stonefly nymphs and various midges (including dries on calm, cloudy days). With the Gardner River (geothermally heated 3mi upstream) and...
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    I nail-knot a foot to eighteen inches of 20lb...

    I nail-knot a foot to eighteen inches of 20lb Maxima to the end of my line, then tie this to a tiny (size 14) inline swivel, then run whatever tippet off the swivel, never more than 2 feet. I should...
  20. We actually bought some of those shoe-ins. I'm...

    We actually bought some of those shoe-ins. I'm surprised at the positive reviews. In my experience they are designed with street shoes in mind and even the XL didn't fit comfortably over my size-12...
  21. Those slip-resistant overshoes might work, but I...

    Those slip-resistant overshoes might work, but I was really hoping to find alternate cheap, felt-soled shoes that would fit multiple foot sizes, like those Cabelas do, but from a mfg who would sell...
  22. Options for cheap, zip-up or other easy-on wading shoes?

    Studded wading shoes are great for the environment but they're terrible on fiberglass drift boats. More and more of my shop's clients are showing up with nothing but studs, and it stinks to make them...
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    Spinners for a given species can be multiple...

    Spinners for a given species can be multiple colors, but this PMD is sure rusty...

    Firehole, maybe 2005.

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    I'm going to be contrarian and say Signs of Life....

    I'm going to be contrarian and say Signs of Life.

    I'm lying, but with the trouble I had tracking that sucker down and ILLing it, I need to represent.
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    I use it on pink Clackas, cinnamon ants, and will...

    I use it on pink Clackas, cinnamon ants, and will be using it on many more this year. Good stuff.
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