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    Entry level rods and line

    Please see my post on Items for sale. Thanks.
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    Inexpensive rods

    I have 2 new, never even been strung up rods byScientific Angler's: ( 9' - 10 wgt. ) and one
    new Orvis "Generation 3" line , still in the box: DT10F for sale.
    I'm open to offers and would really...
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    Not to discount the little LED lights but if you...

    Not to discount the little LED lights but if you want a real professional lamp used in situations where you want to light a large area consider this. I bought one and really appreciate the GREAT...
  4. Thread: How young?

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    How young?

    I've held beginner classes in fly tying for several decades but only for participants of high school age
    and adults. Now I've been asked to try one with kids as young as eight.
    I would really like...
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    Second hand newbie salt water advice

    I have fished fresh water for decades but never in the salt. My son (50) has a little fresh water fly fishing experience but has a good size boat (20+ft. with a flying bridge and an open stern area)....
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    They look great but maybe the bass might get to...

    They look great but maybe the bass might get to them first. :D
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    Doesn't your original concern assume that we are considering only dry flies?
    For dries, I agree completely. For subsurface flies I would think that all views would be important.
  8. Thread: Wolves

    by Ray Kunz
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    Wolves

    There are two sides to every story. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/how-wolves-change-rivers/
    Sometimes chains of events get complicated.
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    I hear you guys re the artfully crafted flies. I...

    I hear you guys re the artfully crafted flies. I missed that aspect.
    My tying skill limits me to "fishing flies". I have fun anyway. :)
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    It's really encouraging to hear from all of you....

    It's really encouraging to hear from all of you.
    Just get a pair of those SPIKE CLEATED BOOTS and carefully watch the slippery slope. :D

    God bless.
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    If a material is exotic and expensive but...

    If a material is exotic and expensive but considered only as a substitute for something with which we are presently using my question is. "Why bother?" Is there an "snob aspect" to it ?
    I'm...
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    I'm told that my PC is correctly configured but...

    I'm told that my PC is correctly configured but that http://www.fishinggarner.com/m2013/a...arles_ritz.pdf does not respond. Any suggestions?
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    I don't know how you folks are going to face up...

    I don't know how you folks are going to face up to puberty. :D

    I admit that I no longer wade but I have been pond fishing from my canoes and from shore.
    I'm also still active in a fly tying club...
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    Hi Paul, If you are thinking about reducing...

    Hi Paul,
    If you are thinking about reducing the weight of a Clouser head by using a bead please try using metal bead chain. I've done this for flies I've tied for guys fishing for salmon and the...
  15. Thread: old leaders

    by Ray Kunz
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    old leaders

    Does anyone still use older nylon leaders? I have a large assortment of knotted and knotless Orvis made ones. They always have been an annoyance to me by having a memory for being coiled up.
    Is...
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    Excuse my silly question, but why do the many...

    Excuse my silly question, but why do the many crawfish patterns have the dumbbell weights at the tail end of the crawfish.
    Aren't the critters eyes and mouth at the end between the claws?
  17. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    Wooly Buggers

    In addition to having a marabou tail is it correct that a Bugger have a heavily webbed palmer hackle?
    I've noticed a lot of Buggers with dry fly quality hackles making them look like Wooly Worms...
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    Could it be that the fully upright hackles might...

    Could it be that the fully upright hackles might aid somewhat in assuring that the fly not land upside down?
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    An interesting follow-up. I recently bought a...

    An interesting follow-up. I recently bought a small digital scale with a calibration weight to use in weighing model airplane components. I noted the charts on fly line weights and proceeded to check...
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    They look terrific. "Good enough to eat." I've...

    They look terrific. "Good enough to eat."
    I've tried a similar construction for red worms on the heavily bent Mustad Swimming Nymph hooks.
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    Thanks Uncle Jesse. It's been a long time since...

    Thanks Uncle Jesse. It's been a long time since the war was over.
    I guess we should accept them as Americans. :rolleyes:
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    National pride

    Are Renzetti vises made in the U.S.A. ?
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    Renzetti Ttraveler

    Could someone give me the precise dimensions of a replacement o-ring for the jaws.
    I'd feel moer comfortable going to a hardware store if I knew the I.D., O.D. or section.
    Thanks.
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    n additional factor to appreciate is that they...

    n additional factor to appreciate is that they will fit in the smaller tubes of older Materelli bobbins that will not accept the usual folded wire ones.
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    Matched line weights

    What would be the most noticed change if I were to use a line weight that was one number lighter than specified?
    Thanks.
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