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    BR, Sorry I was late to the party. Let me tell...

    BR,

    Sorry I was late to the party. Let me tell you about my experience with fly lines, since I got into flyfishing in 2011. I bought a mass-produced 5/6wt kit similar to the one you did, and it...
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    Wading Boots - Required?

    I'm a frequent fly-fisher, but mostly I fish from the bank of small streams that can either be jumped or stepped across. I do have a pair of boot-foot neoprene waders that I use occasionally in...
  3. Thread: Trout Tutorial

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    Len, I'd love to hear how you'd fish the hole....

    Len,

    I'd love to hear how you'd fish the hole. But until then, here would be my approach.

    Yes, I'd likely be in a similar position to the pictured angler. If I were really feeling ambitious (in...
  4. Thanks WarrenP for starting this thread. As a...

    Thanks WarrenP for starting this thread. As a recent convert to fly fishing, I had always assumed that fly fishers were elitist and opinionated, and not particularly interesting. My experience has...
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    Figuring out this nymphing thing

    I had a chance to get to a nearby step-across stream for about an hour early Saturday morning, while the wife and kids were still asleep. This was my first fishing trip to this type of stream since...
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    That's great news for the North Platte. Could...

    That's great news for the North Platte.

    Could you tell whether the spawning fish were hitting a fly? I had a similar experience on a local high gradient mountain trout stream here in Virginia...
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    I was there in June of last year, on my drive...

    I was there in June of last year, on my drive back to Virginia from California.

    It's basically a 13,000' mountain in the middle of the Nevada desert, not far from the Utah border. I didn't stay in...
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    Trending up, finally!

    If the weather trend around here continues, we'll have warm water in a couple of days. It's supposed to be cold on Thursday, but then back to the 50s and 60s for Friday and beyond.
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  9. Thread: Paradise Creek

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    Thanks for the post. It was very informative, and...

    Thanks for the post. It was very informative, and I love the eye candy.

    Brook trout are also the native trout in my state and still quite abundant in some areas, but I have never heard of gill...
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    There's open water in South Dakota in February?...

    There's open water in South Dakota in February? Who knew?

    Great job on the trout, er suckers!
  11. Congratulations on getting published! It's online...

    Congratulations on getting published! It's online at http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/2014/02/trout.htm.

    Have you ever considered contributing to FAOL?
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    Update on Sunday

    A little more about yesterday, now that I have a keyboard in front of me.

    The flows were really good, certainly due to the 50% above normal rainfall we've had here since the beginning of the year,...
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    Wild Trout in Virginia's Blue Ridge

    I went fishing Sunday afternoon, briefly. The wife had to leave for church at 5pm, so only had an hour on the stream after lunch, considering driving time. Also took three oldest sons (age 7, 5, and...
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    Although I haven't spent a lot of time looking at...

    Although I haven't spent a lot of time looking at August, I have noticed that there is a problem with every calendar I've ever seen.

    There are never enough Saturdays in July. I think there should...
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    Grubb, those are some good tips. I have lost my...

    Grubb, those are some good tips. I have lost my footing many times, especially when I'm tired, and anything in my hands is susceptible to damage. I like the idea of keeping the rod above the bottom...
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    Wow, looks like I struck a chord with this one!...

    Wow, looks like I struck a chord with this one! Thanks for the responses, keep them coming. I love the picture of the Sierras.

    Right now I'm leaning toward using the rod sock and securing it to...
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    How do I take a fly rod backpacking

    I used my Christmas money this year to buy the gear to assemble an Ultralight (<10lbs base weight) backpacking system. It's almost all homemade, and I'm finished putting it all together save one last...
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    Thanks Uncle Jesse! I too have recently found...

    Thanks Uncle Jesse!

    I too have recently found some of the vast instructional information available on the Orvis site. My favorite has to be the Tom Rosenbauer podcast...
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    The article linked below has the ingredients for...

    The article linked below has the ingredients for a Holshclag Hackle Fly, a generalist crayfish pattern based on th wooly bugger. The pattern is shown on page 6 of the pdf. These were one of the Top...
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    No Guarantees in Virginia

    I too had stumbled across this site, and would very much like the claims to be true.

    However, the experience in Virginia, with the so called "Crown Grant" on the Jackson River, was that river...
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    This is a fascinating survey. I've always been...

    This is a fascinating survey. I've always been interested in the way people do things differently in different areas, including the way they speak. I think, in general, pinning someone to the West...
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    Very well, I will concede the "excuse"...

    Very well, I will concede the "excuse" terminology. I didn't intend for that word to carry so much weight. You'll notice that my opening paragraph did use the word "reasons". A better read would be...
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    It looks like the majority of those so inclined...

    It looks like the majority of those so inclined to respond to this thread are generally in favor of or are already carrying. Maybe it has something to do with the outdoorsman mindset, where many of...
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    No luck. I visited the river three times,...

    No luck.

    I visited the river three times, twice with a fly rod. Thursday morning was warm and humid, water temperature was 46F. The minnows were very active, and one fish broke the surface in a...
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    I guess I'm what you'd call a "stealth...

    I guess I'm what you'd call a "stealth fly-fisherman".

    My passion for flishing in general, and fly-fishing in particular, is quite strong. I have read every book in the local library on fishing,...
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