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    My smallmouth/largemouth rod is an Orvis...

    My smallmouth/largemouth rod is an Orvis "Shooting Star" in the 8'6" length... yes bamboo, yes... 9wt. But it puts the popper exactly where you want it regarless of size and yet it is delicate...
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    Given the inherent problems associated with the...

    Given the inherent problems associated with the off shore manufacture of waders make sure you buy exactly what is recommended by folks with long experience with the specific wader. The problem here,...
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    The only problems with the Elk are two: 1) The...

    The only problems with the Elk are two: 1) The license price is exorbitant, and 2) It is a tailwater and you need to check the generation schedule.

    An hour south of town is the Sipsey which again...
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    If you like peace and quiet, then for God's sake...

    If you like peace and quiet, then for God's sake headquarter at Townsend. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are an absolute "zoo" this time of year. We had a recent Cane Gathering up in the Park, and I...
  5. Thread: Hook & Hackle

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    Did Bob sell Hook and Hackle???? Ralph

    Did Bob sell Hook and Hackle????

    Ralph
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    Rainbow/Peacock Bass.... wonderful fishing, 6wt...

    Rainbow/Peacock Bass.... wonderful fishing, 6wt MINIMUM.


    Ralph
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    Unfortunately part of what you are experiencing...

    Unfortunately part of what you are experiencing is an "outsourcing" problem.

    Company wants to sell waders. They come up with a design or work with supplier to come up with a design. Design gets...
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    Make sure to verify the current accuracy of the...

    Make sure to verify the current accuracy of the articles. Having been born and raised in Latin America I learned early on that consistency is not considered a virtue. Thus the hotel that was...
  9. Thread: The Sowbug 2006

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    Just to put in a few "adders". "Denny" Conrad...

    Just to put in a few "adders". "Denny" Conrad did FAOL proud, was a great representative for the web site as he was for his own fine product. Unfortunately, because of his busy schedule, we didn't...
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    If you are standing on a bridge overlooking a...

    If you are standing on a bridge overlooking a trout stream and you gaze down the stream at the fisherfolk, it's easy to tell the one that's fishing bamboo. That person looks very relaxed and is...
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    Don't fall on that "Slick rock", especially if...

    Don't fall on that "Slick rock", especially if it's like the rocks in Abram's Cr.

    R.
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    Dave; Starting the 11th there will be a...

    Dave;

    Starting the 11th there will be a gathering of bamboo fishers in Townsend. We will headquarter at Little River Outfitters and fish the GSMNP area. The headquarters hotel is the Highland...
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    Rod: 1930s Fruchting 8'0", 3/2, 4wt (bamboo...

    Rod: 1930s Fruchting 8'0", 3/2, 4wt (bamboo natch!)

    Accessory: EASY... my wife!!

    Petri Heil

    Ralph
  14. Thread: Fishing Ireland

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    I helped a gentleman in Ireland in purchasing a...

    I helped a gentleman in Ireland in purchasing a cane rod. He sent me a book on fly fishing Ireland that is absolutely fascinating... but it does pose more questions than it answers.

    The biggie...
  15. Thread: The Old Rod - JC

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    Some of those old production cane rods still fish...

    Some of those old production cane rods still fish just fine thank you. Even the high end Montagues had some very nice tapers that are acceptable today.

    Once you get away from the Montagues and...
  16. We get to fish most of the year here in AL/TN,...

    We get to fish most of the year here in AL/TN, but it comes at a price... small (make that tiny) flies. Our trout fishing is primarily tailwater fishing, and thus the need for midges.

    I was out...
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    As a starter trip you might want to try the Elk...

    As a starter trip you might want to try the Elk River close to Winchester, TN or the Duck River, close to Tullahoma. These are both easy to wade and the fish are generally fairly cooperative. Check...
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    Some of the folks from the Classic Cane Forum are...

    Some of the folks from the Classic Cane Forum are having a Gathering in Townsend, TN May 11-14. If you are interested in bamboo rods then come on over. Additionally, Joe Humphries will be at Little...
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    Mike; I've got several quads in my stable of...

    Mike;

    I've got several quads in my stable of rods, and I have to say that I have a decided weakness for the type.

    As to rods in general, I have always preferred a medium to a medium-slow rod in...
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    My experience with 2/3wt lines is that you need...

    My experience with 2/3wt lines is that you need to try lots of lines with the rod you intend to use before you plop down your dollars... Most of my rods are very particular to specific lines in that...
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