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  1. Sticky: Over the years I have had spin fisherman tell me...

    Over the years I have had spin fisherman tell me "there aint no trout in the pond". I always smile at them and say "oh thanks" Then I get into my canoe or float tube with my fly rod and have a good...
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    It starts with people trying out okra, the next...

    It starts with people trying out okra, the next thing you know they are eating kale! Okra is a gateway vegetable!! Beware!!! Adios Philip
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    I was wondering if there are easy to use...

    I was wondering if there are easy to use substitute materials available for tying this Squirmy Wormy. Adios Philip
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    Netcraft also sells the rubber replacement bags...

    Netcraft also sells the rubber replacement bags for C&R fishing.
    Adios Philip
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    That story helped me remember a place in some...

    That story helped me remember a place in some woods near my home. In January with temps about 8 degrees above zero I found a rock warmed by the sun, I sat against the rock and the warmth came...
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    New Orvis Supertstrong plus Tippet?

    There is a buy two get a third free sale by Orvis for the Superstrong plus tippet. Is it that much better than the old stuff? Is it worth the expense of buying it when I still have tippet spools...
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    Harvesting Starlings

    In NY state you can take Starlings any time of the year. They are an invasive species and many farmers and grape growers are more than happy to see fewer starlings in their fields;)
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    Hi All. David Parker is correct. Check your...

    Hi All. David Parker is correct. Check your local game laws. I live in NY and I would only "possess" a squirrel tail in my car during the open squirrel season. I have a Small Game license, which...
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    Thanks for the insightful replies. Adios Philip

    Thanks for the insightful replies. Adios Philip
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    Renew "Fly Fisherman" magazine??

    I received my 2nd notice about my subscription to Fly Fisherman magazine. My son told me that he let his subscription expire earlier this year! Lots of ads, but the stories aren't interesting. Any...
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    Need a 3 Wt. Fly Line

    I am looking for a 3 wt. fly line for some small stream fishing. DT or WF floating line. Adios Philip43
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    Hey Charlaine, Get rid of that can of Pledge!!...

    Hey Charlaine,
    Get rid of that can of Pledge!! I know it's tough to do, but we must get rid of anything that is a reminder of household chores. I can say that because my wife doesn't look at...
  13. What a beauty. He has got the right to be proud...

    What a beauty. He has got the right to be proud of his catch. Philip43
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    Hey Uncle Jesse That Hormone guide is a...

    Hey Uncle Jesse
    That Hormone guide is a valuable tool to be used by young men to ensure a long and happy married life. "Here, have some wine" is a good way to tell wifey about your planned...
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    Yes, we have to respect these rivers. I...

    Yes, we have to respect these rivers. I generally wear my inflatable PFD when I fish the Salmon River (flows into Lake Ontario). It is not unusual for a fisherman to drown there during the...
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    Here in NY the State folks made a surprising...

    Here in NY the State folks made a surprising discovery. Channeling a stream is the worst sort of flood control. Channels allow flood water to pick up speed and when it runs into debris or a turn it...
  17. If this guide doesn't do the right thing, replace...

    If this guide doesn't do the right thing, replace the rod, I would start with contacting anyone else involved! Did you hire the guide through a fly shop? Get them to help you. Does the state he...
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    A 12 year old named Zach will be there tying. ...

    A 12 year old named Zach will be there tying. He is very excited and his dad is very nervous, go figure. Adios, Philip
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    Yes life is unpredictable. When I go to a...

    Yes life is unpredictable. When I go to a buffet, I always have some desert first. Hey, life is short don't forget to have some desert! Adios Philip
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    I like to see KISS ideas. They seem to be the...

    I like to see KISS ideas. They seem to be the easiest to utilize. Philip
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    Hello adglife, I had that problem, the singed...

    Hello adglife,
    I had that problem, the singed ends unraveled when I fished them. Now I put a drop of head cement on the ends after I singe them! I don't know what is the right stuff to use,...
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    Hello All If I convert my single action fly...

    Hello All
    If I convert my single action fly rod to a Semi-Auto Fly Rod, should I wear camo when I am on the stream?;)
    Adios, Philip
    p.s. All kidding aside, I will be on the lookout for a...
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    Hi Allan, I live in N/E columbia County NY. I...

    Hi Allan,
    I live in N/E columbia County NY. I haven't gone to a fish-in before and this seems like a great opportunity to go and meet some of you guys. The trip is under two hours for me!
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    Great article Bill. I assumed that all Automatic...

    Great article Bill. I assumed that all Automatic reels would make a fly rod feel like a war club, thanks for the updated information. I think that people with some disabilities would be well served...
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    Thanks for the insight folks. I will put a...

    Thanks for the insight folks. I will put a couple of wraps of lead on the shank and push it into the cavity.
    Adios, Philip
    p.s. I know what you are cautioning me about Jack. I was asked to...
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