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    with lighter reels just buy a bigger size. ...

    with lighter reels just buy a bigger size. That's why I use a size 3 Lamson.
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    I use a Lamson Litespeed 3 on my BVK 5 wt. I've...

    I use a Lamson Litespeed 3 on my BVK 5 wt. I've caught quite a few 20"+ fish with this combo. Great drag, and with the larger sized reel it's even smoother that the #2 size you would normal pair a...
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    Hire a guide to get the best out of the area. ...

    Hire a guide to get the best out of the area. There are so many miles of stream, it's a daunting task to pick just 1 mile to fish. Everyone knows, even in the blue meddle streams, not all stream...
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    I was in that part of ID this past Sept. Very...

    I was in that part of ID this past Sept. Very nice area. we stayed in Victor ID and rented a house. We used Heise Expeditions and Teton Valley Lodge to fish the S Snake river. Both were very good...
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    Summer in Yellowstone is beautiful but crowded. ...

    Summer in Yellowstone is beautiful but crowded. I would look into some other famous waters, Beaverhead,big hole, Madison, Jefferson and ruby rivers are all in a short drive from Dillonor Twin...
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    I have fished a Scott G series and definitely...

    I have fished a Scott G series and definitely classify it as a true medium action rod. I was on a trip out west and the guide let me use his G 4wt for fishing tricos; great rod for that. I own a...
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    considering the rods you have, the Scoot action...

    considering the rods you have, the Scoot action would be more in tune with them. the Sage would be a bit faster and stiffer than the scott.
  8. Thread: WTB: 7 wt reel

    by rizeye
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    I have 7 lamson reels, I love them. the #3 would...

    I have 7 lamson reels, I love them. the #3 would be the size you are looking for. The velocity, in my opinion, is the best value and the litespeed is the best for lightest weight but will stand up...
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    there is no logical reason to suspect that...

    there is no logical reason to suspect that balancing a rod horizontal to the ground is good for casting. how often do you cast in this configuration? zero. Horizontal balancing is only good for...
  10. Thread: Off To Wyoming

    by rizeye
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    Here is a map of the Grey Reef area which shows...

    Here is a map of the Grey Reef area which shows public and private water areas. A very useful tool for the wade fisherman.
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  11. Thread: Off To Wyoming

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    I was there this past April. There were a ton of...

    I was there this past April. There were a ton of fish on their redds, I mean thousands and thousands. You should have a great time with so many fish feeding all summer.

    I will be flying into...
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    I visited the panhandle years ago and thought it...

    I visited the panhandle years ago and thought it was awesome. fish the N Br. Coeur D'Alene and caught many cuts everywhere I tried. Also drove to WA to fish the Spokane river. Its hard to describe...
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    Don't know how far you want to travel but I've...

    Don't know how far you want to travel but I've used Cory before and was very happy with his services

    http://www.deschutesriveranglers.com/Steelhead.html
  14. Big Dan, What stretch did you fish? Did you...

    Big Dan,

    What stretch did you fish? Did you do a float or just fish from shore. Yea, I had some stupid good fishing on the Reef too.

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  15. I have fished the reeef the last 3 spring, 1st or...

    I have fished the reeef the last 3 spring, 1st or 2nd week of April, the fishing is stupid good. There are many access areas for floaters and the signage is good as to what is private vs public. ...
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    I broke my elbow a number of years ago too,...

    I broke my elbow a number of years ago too, however not as bad as yours is, by the looks of the x-ray. I have 2 screws holding my elbow in place. I followed my therapy and pushed for range of...
  17. Before getting all ballistic I would calmly...

    Before getting all ballistic I would calmly contact the lodge manger and make the case they should reimburse you now. Any good lodge will do that and then fight it out with UPS. If they refuse this...
  18. I had a similar thing happen last fall. 1st day...

    I had a similar thing happen last fall. 1st day of the week long trip my guide slipped while stringing my rod and broke it at the cork. Almost impaled his chest. He was positively remorseful. He...
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    You should be able to wear a thick paie of wool...

    You should be able to wear a thick paie of wool socks and easily slide your feet in and out of the booties. tight fitting waders, boots or shoes restrict blood flow into your foot and causes them to...
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    We did not target visibly spawning fish but we...

    We did not target visibly spawning fish but we did catch fish that had spawning colors. also many fish staged below the redds eating eggs. However I did see several people using streamers targeting...
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    Spawning rainbows

    I wish I had a picture of this. I was fishing on the North Platte River near Casper, WY on 4/3 & 4/4 and saw the most amazing spectacle ever. There were literally thousands and thousands of...
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    I use a Castwell knot, on both ends. never had a...

    I use a Castwell knot, on both ends. never had a problem
  23. Thread: What to take?

    by rizeye
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    hemostats, clippers, shot, indicators, extra...

    hemostats, clippers, shot, indicators, extra leaders, tippet material (3x - 6x) lip balsam, flip-up reading glasses, paper towels in a zip lock bag, Thermometer, knife or multi tool.
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    Contact Cory and he'll get you in touch will get...

    Contact Cory and he'll get you in touch will get you with Bryan who lives in Boise and guides the area. There is some great fishing in the area. I was there a few years ago and I will be going...
  25. Thread: West Virginia

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    a big chemical spill just happened on the elk. ...

    a big chemical spill just happened on the elk. check out the savage or north br. Potomac r. the new river has some of the best smallie fishing in the east.
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