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    I grew up fishing Wonderods and still have...

    I grew up fishing Wonderods and still have several in the shed. From what you're describing it should handle a WF8F Bass Bug Taper great. I even used a 9wt. on mine with big bugs and short casts....
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    I'd add that one of the sites I frequent has a...

    I'd add that one of the sites I frequent has a Classified section where there is a constant stream of lines for sale, usually only used once or twice. I have bought and sold several lines there and...
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    Actually "jszymczyk" post was helpful but may be...

    Actually "jszymczyk" post was helpful but may be just a bit brusque. However, it is very factual in that we tend to make too much of things at times. I have a friend who builds bamboo rods, making...
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    My folks lived in Northern WI between Washburn...

    My folks lived in Northern WI between Washburn and Bayfield. The "Green Bay Bugs" would come off so thick at times they'd have to scrape the bridges with a grader to clean them off. One time in the...
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    I have Orvis Silver and tho they don't have an...

    I have Orvis Silver and tho they don't have an elastic waist they can be used as waist waders or chest waders at your choosing.
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    I am in line with DaleW. He is right on IMO. I...

    I am in line with DaleW. He is right on IMO. I also agree with the coach you'd have been better served to go up a line weight. A 3/4 in the hands of a good caster can perform well with a three but...
  7. Thread: sensitivity

    by vicrider
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    I am the first to admit after coming back to...

    I am the first to admit after coming back to trout fishing last couple of years my "feel" is not what it used to be. I do think the majority of good anglers who spend enough time on the water develop...
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    When speaking of an area like the Driftless...

    When speaking of an area like the Driftless Lands, the reference to spotted dace is because there are no trout in WI. Many times the "spotted Dace" reference is just a good humored way of saying...
  9. Thread: New To Boo

    by vicrider
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    Just one note. If you do come to the classic fly...

    Just one note. If you do come to the classic fly rod forum (please do), you'll learn more about bamboo than you can ever absorb, but a word to the wife. Don't call it Boo on the forum. Never goes...
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    Hiking up the Baptism River on a beautiful fall...

    Hiking up the Baptism River on a beautiful fall weekend, I got to the first hole I was going to fish and see a tent on the other bank as I approached. Getting there I find two couples sitting in the...
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    I think it's one of those things you sometimes...

    I think it's one of those things you sometimes see on the windshield with the funny wing setup but without pictures I'm not sure if it's one of those things or the other kind of thing. Entomology...
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    A cyber friend from another board who is fully...

    A cyber friend from another board who is fully capable of tying a perfect size 20 Parachute Adams ties the scruffiest flies for himself you'll ever see. He has been experimenting the last few years...
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    Man, if I actually hook a fish that rips off line...

    Man, if I actually hook a fish that rips off line I want to hear that Hardy sing it's tune. Don't hear it that often so louder the better.
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    I guess I've just been lucky in that the cheap...

    I guess I've just been lucky in that the cheap sunglasses from Wally World fit me fine and have never had a headache problem with "better of the cheaper" if that makes sense. I will check the...
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    Lotech, I think you are right about that. I think...

    Lotech, I think you are right about that. I think of there being 3 primary rod material types without getting into exotics and mixes. Graphite, fiberglass and bamboo. Of those the graphite can best...
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    Yep, your anger is well placed there. And to top...

    Yep, your anger is well placed there. And to top it off there are lines being made for every fish that swims in fresh or saltwater today. I knew we were approaching the end of time when they came out...
  17. Thread: tippet rings

    by vicrider
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    I have seen what whatfly mentions. I've seen both...

    I have seen what whatfly mentions. I've seen both trout and panfish flash on the ring. 'Course for bluegills, often when fishing bass the bluegills will keep hitting at the point where the line...
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    Absolutely wonderful John R. That had to be an...

    Absolutely wonderful John R. That had to be an experience she'll remember long past the time you won't be there to help her bait the hook. A great experience and she'll never know how those simple...
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    Denny, I am glad to hear your friend is doing...

    Denny, I am glad to hear your friend is doing okay. I am also very interested in the quad/hex comparison of hoped for identical tapers. I am a fan of quads but don't have any to compare to a hex....
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    I'm glad it didn't any other damage but am also glad you posted this. I moved my magnifying glass because afternoon sun was hitting it. Thought maybe I was a little paranoid when I did that but now I...
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    RHenn, that second one you posted for underwater...

    RHenn, that second one you posted for underwater is such a common type tie. I've tied them for salt water swaps where they call them a Q-Bug. With a bit of coloration or size change it can represent...
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    I wouldn't put a bunch of money on this being the...

    I wouldn't put a bunch of money on this being the law BUT, from my recollection of articles past I think it against the law to release a tilapia back to the water in TX. Same with a snakehead in some...
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    And just to throw a little more confusion to the...

    And just to throw a little more confusion to the game, in MN they introduced the Kamloops strain of rainbow. They took off and grew fast and did well in the lake but boy could you tell the difference...
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    The first film, with the exception of the size of...

    The first film, with the exception of the size of fish, reminded me so much of Dad's trying to get their kids into a trout at the trout pond at the State Fair. Amazing fish, underwhelming...
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    I take all the guessing out of the game and save...

    I take all the guessing out of the game and save a lot of money by just putting a drop of superglue on a #16 and holding the live bug there until it sets. Works anywhere. I do pinch the barb in C&R...
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