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    I agree the fibers are a tad bit softer it seems....

    I agree the fibers are a tad bit softer it seems. The loss of good tailing feathers though is more of a trimming issue by the vendors I think.
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    flouro tippet is all I use personally....floats...

    flouro tippet is all I use personally....floats fine. But a #18 fly shouldn't be twisting a 5x tippet? What are you using for winging?
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    On bluegill, try one size up or a less limp...

    On bluegill, try one size up or a less limp tippet. Instead of a 7x Froghair, try a 6x fluorocarbon for example.
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    Huh?.....can't say as I've lost a fish to a bent...

    Huh?.....can't say as I've lost a fish to a bent 94840? The 94831's I've bent though.
  5. I fish a number of small ponds like you described...

    I fish a number of small ponds like you described on a regular basis. There are a million options. I stick with a small #10 Foam butt caddis, but a heavy tied EHC will fill in fine. At times I'll...
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    If you want strength, it's hard to beat standard...

    If you want strength, it's hard to beat standard Mustad dry fly hooks.
  7. Thread: Long Cress

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    Long Cress

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    This pattern is my all-purpose Cress Bug / Scud pattern for most all of the local limestone and Spring Creeks I frequent. It's a simple to tie, quickly reproducible & effective must-have...
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    And thanks to the rest of us for lowering the bar...

    And thanks to the rest of us for lowering the bar for you as well. LOL!
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    I am right handed...not much more to say. But I...

    I am right handed...not much more to say. But I can backhand cast fairly well, which is what I use if need be.
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    13731 ...

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traditional-Tenkara-Fishing-rod-12FT-7-3-action-9-segments-SK-carbon-fible-107g-/161536500842?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259c53646a

    This is the rod that I...
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    Thats is the reason I already own the 9' 6wt and...

    Thats is the reason I already own the 9' 6wt and the 8' 4wt. They are quite possibly thee best rod for the money out there....bar none.
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    Rainy Day Hot Fly Tying

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    With the rain putting dampers on the recent fishing both local and on the northern streams, all that is left to do is replace the hottest fly for my summer to date. Hopefully this rain...
  13. Thread: Neon Moose

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    Neon Moose

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    The Neon Moose is a Caddis Larva pattern. I fish this pattern very effectively alone under an indicator, but it excels as the bottom fly on a tandem rig along with a #14 C2C Nymph. The...
  14. Thread: Am I alone?

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    Yes, casting for recovery also. Usually they...

    Yes, casting for recovery also.

    Usually they al ask for certain types of patterns, so you can divide and conquer. :)
  15. Thread: Am I alone?

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    Project Healing Waters is always looking for...

    Project Healing Waters is always looking for flies. May be a possibility.

    Ralph
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    13723 A perfect Fathers Day ...

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    A perfect Fathers Day

    http://ralphsflybox.blogspot.com/2015/06/fathers-day.html
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    Always a good sign! And close to home too. :)

    Always a good sign! And close to home too. :)
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    Very nice! Great pics too. Thy are a cool looking...

    Very nice! Great pics too. Thy are a cool looking fish. Love the color variations of Slabs.
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    Makes sense.

    Makes sense.
  20. Thread: Crackleback

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    Crackleback

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    The Sulphur Crackleback

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    The Crackleback has proven itself over scores of seasons and by several generations of fly fishermen. A favorite among many, it catches...
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    I noticed a dropoff on the issue with...

    I noticed a dropoff on the issue with manufacturers.
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    Len, A good read and certainly a fitting...

    Len, A good read and certainly a fitting punctuation to a mans walk. I think of my father often, and most times it is a memory of when we were fishing.

    Ralph
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    Tig, I agree. It is one of the easiest rods to...

    Tig, I agree. It is one of the easiest rods to cast that I have handled. I'm a Superfine/glass person mainly anyway, so I'm used to a slower casting strike. But it took about 3 minutes on the lawn...
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    LOL..."One" is the hard one....."Two" is the...

    LOL..."One" is the hard one....."Two" is the dangerous one....but after that, numbers get a little grey. :)
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    Dave, that was my wife's suggestion as well. She...

    Dave, that was my wife's suggestion as well. She said I needed a cane to make sure I don't slip again at my age. I agreed and said I knew right where to get one.....it's this guy that makes them...
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