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  1. Thread: UV Sunblock Hat

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    I wear a Tilley that protects my face, ears, and...

    I wear a Tilley that protects my face, ears, and neck. I have, however, noticed that in bright days I can still get burned from sunlight reflecting from the water. While hats are great, they do not...
  2. You do not need a Kindle to read books in Kindle...

    You do not need a Kindle to read books in Kindle format. You can download a Kindle reader for many different platforms. I read Kindle books on my iPad and smart phone.
    David
  3. Thread: West Virginia

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    Just remember -- while I West Virginia -- don't...

    Just remember -- while I West Virginia -- don't drink the water.
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    I know you are not interested in a new rod right...

    I know you are not interested in a new rod right now but you might start reading about Tenkara fishing. While I still prefer a western style rod and reel, Tenkara rods fit well with ultralight...
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    I clearly remember as a kid some 5 or 6 decades...

    I clearly remember as a kid some 5 or 6 decades ago sitting in a leaky old wooden rowboat fishing - probably drowning worms - and watching a big old bumble bee on the surface of the lake. Suddenly...
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    Rio Clouser Replacement

    I have been very happy with my 6 wt Rio Clouser fly line and was looking to get an 8 wt. Unfortunately, Rio has discontinued the line and I can not find any old stock for sale in that weight. So I...
  7. Thread: Meeting Cattle

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    Meeting Cattle

    The picture on the homepage got me thinking about the numberof times I have been chased out of streams by cattle. The most common event is when a few dozen BlackAngus come wondering down to one of...
  8. Thread: Crackleback Fly

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    I have often thought that same thing (of course...

    I have often thought that same thing (of course most flies are simple variations on others). It will be interesting to see how folks repond to your opinion.
    David
  9. Thread: Bronson fly reels

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    Wow - I have the exact same JC Higgins reel. I...

    Wow - I have the exact same JC Higgins reel. I got it in the early 1960s along with a white Shakespeare Wonder Rod and a white level line that I think was a Wonderline. The line was total junk and...
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    I like the rod, line, flly and script. I can not...

    I like the rod, line, flly and script. I can not figure out what the line between the rod and the name represents.
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    Back in the days of my childhood we used to use...

    Back in the days of my childhood we used to use it for trolling very deep for lake trout. I have also seen people use it as a shooting head when steelhead fishing in fast water with a fly rod. I...
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    Dave: And Iowans are pathologically nice! The...

    Dave:

    And Iowans are pathologically nice! The local DOT can't use 4 way stop signs because everyone gets out and waives everyone else through. We need to get fishing again.

    David
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    I figure it has been 51 years for me. What I...

    I figure it has been 51 years for me. What I want to know is who suddenly put all those rocks in the streams I fish and who moved the parking lots so far from my favorite holes. They also made...
  14. Boy there must be a whole bunch of cameras on...

    Boy there must be a whole bunch of cameras on that boat. So many different camera angles. The first shots seem to be take from off the stern. How do you suppose they did that? Photoshop? Magic?...
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    I am a little confused. You were taking gills off...

    I am a little confused. You were taking gills off the top and this poor kid had to settle for catfish dredged up from the bottom. You got to have all the fun. It is only fair that he get to fry up...
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    I lived in the Moscow area for 20 years. Here is...

    I lived in the Moscow area for 20 years. Here is my spot summary.
    Moscow and its Washington neighbor, Pullman, are college towns. Moscow is largely occupied by a strange religious cult these days...
  17. Thread: New Orvis Flylines

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    I assume this means that no one has used the new...

    I assume this means that no one has used the new Orvis lines. Just for that none of you will be allowed to buy the new $1,300 Sage flyrods.
    David
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    My guess would also be caddis. That trout are...

    My guess would also be caddis. That trout are burning a lot of juice so it has to be worthwhile thermodynamically (more energy gained than lost). That means a bigger bug. Also if they are being...
  19. Thread: New Orvis Flylines

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    New Orvis Flylines

    It looks like I need to replace floating DT3 and WF5 wt lines. Orvis had a sale on the newest, bestest, mostest modernest, casts all by itself, who could possibly buy anything else or even think of...
  20. Thread: Orvis fly quality?

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    I have purchased Orvis dry flies a few times. ...

    I have purchased Orvis dry flies a few times. The hackles seem good and the flies are well proportioned and the ties seem solid. Like any commercial imported flies I have used the eyes are full of...
  21. I wish I knew the source of the quote that no fly...

    I wish I knew the source of the quote that no fly rod is ever as out of date as last year's newest Sage.
    David
  22. I guess I am slow. First off it took me a while...

    I guess I am slow. First off it took me a while to understand that the title refers to bugs that are prey to the trout and not trout that are prey to the fishermen. Now that I have that down, I still...
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    That is about as succinct a summary as possible. ...

    That is about as succinct a summary as possible. A couple of other factors are weight, floatation, and cost. Weight can become a big issue if you need to load a kayak on top of a car. SOT boats...
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    As far as I can tell the only disadvantages to a...

    As far as I can tell the only disadvantages to a SOT are weight (that Tarpon 120 weighs about 70 lbs while my 18' SINK kayak is 42 lbs) and the lack of protection from extreme weather. If you are...
  25. Thread: Sage Circa rods

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    Why buy a Sage rod with bamboo action for a price...

    Why buy a Sage rod with bamboo action for a price that would get you a real bamboo rod? No rod is ever as out of date as last week's model Sage.

    David
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