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  1. They are an awesome stick for big bugs and heavy...

    They are an awesome stick for big bugs and heavy lifting.

    Mine are straight retail but let me ask around a bit and see if one of my customers wants to part with his.

    Joseph
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    Does it have a square cork grip? Joseph

    Does it have a square cork grip?


    Joseph
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    I used to tie a lot of those Turkey Leeches for a...

    I used to tie a lot of those Turkey Leeches for a guide that has since gone out of business. Let me look at my stash and see if I have some to give you.

    Joseph
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    Rick, Come to the Great Waters Show in St....

    Rick,

    Come to the Great Waters Show in St. Charles and try on some waders in the Simms booth. Ask for Colleen Trayser, she's very well versed on the issue that you spoke of.

    Joseph
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    GREAT photo.......

    Len,

    Another GREAT photo! Will you be showing any of your photos at either of the Great Waters Fly Expos?

    Joseph
  6. Thread: Lutefisk

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    I guide clients in the Gays Mills, Wisconsin...

    I guide clients in the Gays Mills, Wisconsin (yes, there is such a place) area, I often crash with dear friends who live there.

    She can cook, often and well and she once invited me for...
  7. We have lots of women fly fishers (and a few...

    We have lots of women fly fishers (and a few left-handed women) that frequent the Shop. One of our instructors, Donna Smith has a group of women fly fishers that meet here on a semi-regular basis. ...
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    Thanks for the kind words, it's nice to have this...

    Thanks for the kind words, it's nice to have this venue to get my stories out there.

    Joseph
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    I floated that stretch on Friday, where has the...

    I floated that stretch on Friday, where has the water gone? We launched into 6 inches of water and had to pull the boat 1/2 mile downstream before we could get it to float.

    Certainly a lovely...
  10. Thread: Nor-Vise

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    That would be me, Clay but I am being mis-quoted....

    That would be me, Clay but I am being mis-quoted.

    I have always admired Mr. Norlander for his showmanship; he is the Ron Popiel of fly tying and no one does a better job of merchandising these...
  11. I'm in, too. Joseph

    I'm in, too.

    Joseph
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    Great coment, Mull. Catch and Release is a...

    Great coment, Mull.

    Catch and Release is a management tool, not a religion and I see more and more C & R among hardware folks, too.

    Joseph
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    Mike Stagg put a lot of hard work into this...

    Mike Stagg put a lot of hard work into this survey but even he has said that it's kinda flawed.

    The words "All Trout" mean just that, Len. Those cohos and browns winched in by Charter boat...
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    Traveling anglers....pack lightly

    Bad news from United for those flying on that airline after May 5; the first bag checked is free.....the second bag now costs $25

    http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,52481,00.html

    Joseph
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    Chicago Expo

    Hey Kathy,

    Can't wait to see all of you folks again. I want to see your cool work and I want to hear Dave Barron talk about his guiding around Richland Center, WI.

    Our booth is #135...
  16. Re: Things I've Learned From Years On The Water....

    The things that I?ve learned while trout fishing this year:

    The Chicago Leech and the Copper John are the most under-rated flies I have used. The traditional Elk Hair Caddis is the most...
  17. Re: Minneapolis this coming Memorial Day

    Get in touch with either of these guys:

    Kip is a fine guide on both the Upper Mississippi and the St. Croix rivers if smallies are your quarry.


    http://www.wildwoodfloattrips.com/


    ...
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    Re: DT lines ending production?

    I have no clue, sorry. Bad research on my part.

    Joseph
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    Re: DT lines ending production?

    FWIW:

    http://www.flyfishing-and-flytying.co.uk/review/thin_end.html

    Joseph
  20. Re: Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    Yep here, too.

    Just when I think "I should go over and help that poor caster out" I stop because somebody might be watching me and thinking the same thing about my cast! :?

    I wait...
  21. Re: Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    *blush* yeah, it's me.

    How's the baby?


    Joseph
  22. Re: Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    Christmas is coming. A gift certificate for a casting lesson from a local flyshop might help out all three of us.


    :lol:


    Joseph
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    Fly to Chile....but no flies

    All,

    Just got off of the phone with Ben Hoffman from Frontier Travels who did confirm the following rumor floating around on the 'net:

    If you are headed to Chile to fish, you will probably...
  24. Rich is correct, you are indeed throwing a "curve...

    Rich is correct, you are indeed throwing a "curve ball" Nice cast to have in your arsenal but maddening when it throws off your accuracy.

    The flyline follows the path of the rod tip when you...
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    For trout fishing, reels are like watches. ...

    For trout fishing, reels are like watches.

    My $49 Orvis watch tells the time correctly enough that I don't need a mega-bucks Rolex but I understand those folks who do own one.

    A...
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