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  1. Thread: Brookie flies?!?!

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    Pretty much anything will catch brookies. I have...

    Pretty much anything will catch brookies. I have caught them on Royal Wulffs when all that was left was a pair of wings and some unraveling thread. I would use those, small hoppers, anything bushy...
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    I just spent a week in Montana using a 25-year...

    I just spent a week in Montana using a 25-year old rod, a $40 reel, whatever fly line was on the reel, wearing sub-$100 waders and my no-longer-waterproof duck hunting coat, with a $20 waist pack...
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    I really like the old SA Mastery XPS lines in...

    I really like the old SA Mastery XPS lines in gray, but I always fished DT lines if I had them. When those run out, and assuming that they still exist and haven't been overtaken by a new and...
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    Wish jobs like this paid enough for me to ditch...

    Wish jobs like this paid enough for me to ditch the career track and go be a trout bum again. But doing that once is why I need a real job...

    I am passing this on to a few folks. Good luck.
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    Jim Teeny's Teeny Nymph is, for all intents and...

    Jim Teeny's Teeny Nymph is, for all intents and purposes, a pheasant tail. Lot of steel caught on that pattern, although not by me. But I can state that a plain old BHPT will take a steelie now and...
  6. Thread: Am I GOOFY?

    by DG
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    The problem with catching the fish of a lifetime...

    The problem with catching the fish of a lifetime is...what do you do tomorrow?

    If the point of all this isn't having fun (and what defines that is up to YOU), why bother?

    As for being goofy,...
  7. Thread: What if?

    by DG
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    I dunno. I probably catch more fish on a...

    I dunno. I probably catch more fish on a per-year basis on an olive bugger than on anything else, on the order of a thousand or more trout. Then again, I catch that many on a glo bug as well. And...
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    As a hardcore fly angler who has had numerous...

    As a hardcore fly angler who has had numerous utterly useless or unwanted/unneeded gifts given to me by well-meaning friends or relatives, I would really, really rather not be on the receiving end of...
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    Because it does exactly what I need it to do,...

    Because it does exactly what I need it to do, without a "system" of bells and whistles that, in 35 years of tying, I have never needed.
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    I use those Palsa (or similar) stick-on ones...

    I use those Palsa (or similar) stick-on ones shaped like an 8. Stick two together sticky to sticky. Insert in the loop to loop connector at the top of the leader, or in a granny loop if I need it...
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    I long ago gave up on "destination" flyfishing,...

    I long ago gave up on "destination" flyfishing, and just fish the same old places (which, admittedly, are destinations for some folks). The fishing wasn't any BETTER in those famous places. It was...
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    And tight loops are no longer your friend.

    And tight loops are no longer your friend.
  13. Thread: Your Pick?

    by DG
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    None of the above. CDC wing, dubbed body, tail...

    None of the above. CDC wing, dubbed body, tail on the 16s and larger... haven't used a different dry may pattern in the last ten years.
  14. Thread: New products

    by DG
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    The hell with dubbing now... This stuff is...

    The hell with dubbing now... This stuff is pretty slick. Pre-spun dubbing strand, impregnated with CDC preen oil... Quick and easy caddis and mayfly bodies. This muskrat gray is a perfect match...
  15. Thread: Cabelas Rod Sale!

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    I've had two of those reels as well. Both failed...

    I've had two of those reels as well. Both failed fairly rapidly, but one worked well enough I kept using it until I fell and broke it. Won't buy another one.
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    If it worked on political calls and pollsters I...

    If it worked on political calls and pollsters I would feel much warmer and fuzzier about it.
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    Why not just...carry a flashlight? ...

    Why not just...carry a flashlight?

    http://www.foursevens.com/images/flashlights/pic_mini-mlx-lg.jpg

    http://www.foursevens.com/products/ML-X-AE


    or if that is too big... ...
  18. Thread: Cabelas Rod Sale!

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    I have that rod in a 4wt... ...

    I have that rod in a 4wt...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/Dennis212/Colorado/th_4edf4824-3f51-4c77-bc90-4651b3a70c63_zps23868625.jpg
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    I showed up a day early and left a day early. ...

    I showed up a day early and left a day early. Got blisters from casting, cramps from landing fish. Fell twice, broke a cheap reel but no injuries. Weather was mostly good, one night of rain. ...
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    Update: They apparently read their emails. They...

    Update: They apparently read their emails. They replied that they were apologizing, and refunding the shipping costs to my card. Made me a lot less PO'd, but they should have thought through the...
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    Bob Mariott's is now on my no-go list

    Discovering one of my most important fly tying materials may be gone forever, and trying to stock up while I still can. Bob Mariotts had it listed in stock, so I ordered 15 packages. This being...
  22. Thread: Survey question

    by DG
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    I am a fairly hardcore flyfisher, 100+ days per...

    I am a fairly hardcore flyfisher, 100+ days per year, but my interest wanes rapidly away from the river. I am not political about it, don't belong to groups, clubs, associations, etc. I used to be...
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    You can buy large ziplock bags typically used for...

    You can buy large ziplock bags typically used for clothing storage at most discount stores. Zip your waders in one, boots in another, and stick them in your luggage. Don't leave them in there or...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/Dennis212/t...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/Dennis212/th_IMG_0917_zps648eb36f.jpgI just wear a stocking cap over the ballcap. Gets warm, take it off and stuff it in a pocket.
  25. Tailwaters in CO have been changed during the...

    Tailwaters in CO have been changed during the shutdown, but the water isn't usually owned by the Feds even if the dams are, so it did not surprise me.

    I would have had to wait until this weekend...
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