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  1. Thread: Line Weight

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    7 might be too heavy to start off with. I own...

    7 might be too heavy to start off with. I own about 20 or so cane rods over 8 feet; none use more than a six, and most cast a five. You can always go up; but there's no point in over stressing a rod...
  2. Thread: Health

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    What wonderful news!

    What wonderful news!
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    Did you factor in tailing material at all in...

    Did you factor in tailing material at all in cost/100 calculations? A cape with few or no spade hackles is going to require another source of tails, which adds to the cost, even though spade hackles...
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    Sticky: A nicely written and thoughtful article. Thanks.

    A nicely written and thoughtful article. Thanks.
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    I'm surprised that people find Davie hard to...

    I'm surprised that people find Davie hard to understand. I've heard far more indecipherable accents on the streets of Baltimore -- and I live nearby.
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    Interesting? Yes. Will it catch fish? Almost...

    Interesting? Yes.

    Will it catch fish? Almost certainly.

    Is it an Adams? Not so sure about that one.
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    Not to mention that the war in Asia started in...

    Not to mention that the war in Asia started in 1931 with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
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    I would have starved to death in grad school...

    I would have starved to death in grad school except for that fact.
  9. Thread: Sparseness

    by redietz
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    I use that same line reasoning when arguing for...

    I use that same line reasoning when arguing for somewhat longer hackles than are use today. However, I have to wonder if he just wasn't thinking of having enough room to sufficiently whip in the...
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    Yeah, I agree. I wouldn't want to fish with him.

    Yeah, I agree. I wouldn't want to fish with him.
  11. Thread: Sparseness

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    Although I'm a great believer in spareness, one...

    Although I'm a great believer in spareness, one thing I've found is that when using game bird hackle like partridge, if you tie it a bit heavier than is most effective, it will become sparse soon...
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    Nice damsel pattern. In the video, did you...

    Nice damsel pattern. In the video, did you really mean four inch leader?
  13. Use it instead of teal in Joe's Smelt.

    Use it instead of teal in Joe's Smelt.
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    I think he misunderstood the "I didn't want to...

    I think he misunderstood the "I didn't want to offend ..." part of you post.

    I agree 100% with your assessment of GF -- a giant among authors and researchers. I also agree that some of his...
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    I haven't seen or cast the rods myself, but given...

    I haven't seen or cast the rods myself, but given that both Michael Mauri and Mike McFarland are associated with them, I suspect they're quality rods.
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    Interesting. I've not run across that before (or...

    Interesting. I've not run across that before (or at least not noticed when I read/perused "Flies" last.)

    The wheel does get re-invented from time to time, doesn't it?
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    Earlier this year, I had been seeing a large...

    Earlier this year, I had been seeing a large number of both yellow and line sallies toward dark, with fish obviously hammering them. I took fish with a Renegade fished wet, but wanted something that...
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    As I use the terms, "fore and aft" is the broad...

    As I use the terms, "fore and aft" is the broad category of flies with a hackle at each end and some sort of a waist in between; "Renegade" is a specific pattern within that category.

    I've...
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    I'd say that the rod should go a long way to...

    I'd say that the rod should go a long way to making the injury less horrible.
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    "G&H Sedge" was Goddard's name for the fly -- he...

    "G&H Sedge" was Goddard's name for the fly -- he was reluctant to take credit for something he felt he didn't invent. The fly is still known by that name across the pond.
  21. Thread: Educate me

    by redietz
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    You're probably not recalling very well. Crappie...

    You're probably not recalling very well. Crappie most eat baitfish, and have a fairly large mouth. 50 years ago when they were my primary target, I'd use about a size 6 streamer.
  22. That was the thing that really stood out to me.

    That was the thing that really stood out to me.
  23. Or tie it in by the tip as the very first step,...

    Or tie it in by the tip as the very first step, with the stem cupped up facing out over the hook eye. Pull it up to wrap when the rest of fly is finished.

    I tie most feathers, other than dry...
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    C was about a 7. The problem wasn't that...

    C was about a 7.

    The problem wasn't that there was no standard; there was. The problem was that it referred to the diameter of the line, not it's weight. ("C" was .050 inches; "D" was .045, "E"...
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    I'm very much a fan of "in the round". I've long...

    I'm very much a fan of "in the round". I've long suspected that the main reason nymphs are tied with an obvious top and bottom has more to do with wishing to be seen as more "scientific" than a wet...
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