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  1. FS: Book - Fly Rodding for Bass by Charles Waterman

    A terrific little book on catching bass with the fly rod, written by Charley Waterman, one of the acknowledged masters of the sport. Excellent text and photography. Part of the Cortland Library ...
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    I've had good success with a black/olive wooly...

    I've had good success with a black/olive wooly bugger. Also, try some trout patterns - McGinty wet flies and Tellico nymphs, for example.
  3. No, sorry.

    No, sorry.
  4. The Fly-Fisher's Reader, Edited by Leonard M. Wright

    Great book to get you through the winter months. You can't do much better than this. Just look at the list of stories and authors below and I think you will agree. My favorite is Corey Ford's...
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    Looking back to the Maryland DNR site again, I...

    Looking back to the Maryland DNR site again, I see that the information inconsistent. The site refers to fees that are "reciprocal for state of residence", however this applies to the annual fee. ...
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    What I believe happened is that the Walmart clerk...

    What I believe happened is that the Walmart clerk found a chart that shows what the non-resident fees are in each state. Apparently, Maryland DNR includes this chart to show how low their fees are...
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    Some of the old nylon lines were brown. ...

    Some of the old nylon lines were brown. Shakespeare also marketed there own brand of fly lines. Could very well be a Shakespeare
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    I don't understand that chart. I'm a New Yorker...

    I don't understand that chart. I'm a New Yorker and was fishing in Maryland just last week. I went to a Wal-Mart to buy my license. The clerk pulled out a chart just like the one you referenced...
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    I agree with the above. I've been thinking about...

    I agree with the above. I've been thinking about this myself. I would go with shorter rods probably and a backpack. I've never ridden a bicycle with waders on, but how bad could it be?
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    I've had brand new Orvis waders leak in the...

    I've had brand new Orvis waders leak in the crotch after just one float trip outing. I appreciate that there is more stress on the seam in that type of situation, but just the same, it should be...
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    For the record, I have fished both silk and Sylk....

    For the record, I have fished both silk and Sylk. I don't see any similarities between them at all, other than they are both fly lines. I am not a huge fan of either one. Nothing feels as good as...
  12. Ditto, except that I've replaced any non-USA...

    Ditto, except that I've replaced any non-USA models with the good old homegrown variety. Not that there was anything really wrong with the others, it's just one of those things I have to do.

    I do...
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    I like traditional click-and-pawl reels for...

    I like traditional click-and-pawl reels for freshwater. An Orvis CFO III is my main trout reel but I also use Pflueger Medalists and a Martin MC56.

    I like them because they are simple, reliable,...
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    Fly boxes are a very personal thing. Old school...

    Fly boxes are a very personal thing. Old school types like me won't go anywhere near anything with foam. I like the Wheatley boxes as well as some knockoffs of them, plus I am a very big fan of the...
  15. Thread: old flies

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    I would say 90% of the flies I use are what you...

    I would say 90% of the flies I use are what you would consider "old flies". The flies that I would read about when I was a kid when and dreamt about fly fishing some day are still a definitive part...
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    Sad news. I assume this is the same Charlie...

    Sad news. I assume this is the same Charlie Place that wrote the column in On The Water magazine? I enjoyed the column very much back when I was subscribed to the New England edition.
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    I've always wondered about this stuff. When I...

    I've always wondered about this stuff. When I started tying, I bought a tube of Overton's Wonder Wax because that's what was available. I used it happily for a couple of decades until it ran out. ...
  18. Thread: Dry Supply

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    I sympathize with the OP's concern. While you...

    I sympathize with the OP's concern. While you could argue that the genetic necks are more cost-effective over the long haul, this assumes that you are going to use up the whole neck. For commercial...
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    Unless you are a commericial tyer, I don't think...

    Unless you are a commericial tyer, I don't think it is worth the effort to get tied up in economics when it comes to dubbing. I've been tying for over 32 years and I've never run out of dubbing. A...
  20. Very cool. I have a CD called Big Trout Radio...

    Very cool. I have a CD called Big Trout Radio that contains a great version of that song, performed by Artie Traum and others.
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    Hey AlanB, that Quill Gordon is beautiful! I...

    Hey AlanB, that Quill Gordon is beautiful! I hope you didn't disgrace it by sticking it into foam rubber with the others. :razz:
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    John, The Whiting 100's do seem like my best...

    John,

    The Whiting 100's do seem like my best option at this point. I have pity on anyone just getting into fly tying that has to spend $30 - $60 per neck to build up a collection of hackle. It's...
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    Thanks for those links. I meant to mention that...

    Thanks for those links. I meant to mention that while I have found a few sources, I am not finding the range of color choices that I have had in the past. For example, I happen to be looking for...
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    Imported dry fly necks ?

    When I started fly tying around 1979, it was possible to buy imported dry fly necks for about $10. Now of course they were not as good as genetic hackle and probably not as cost-effective in the...
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    Thanks guys. All good ideas.

    Thanks guys. All good ideas.
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