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    I'm having a real tough time on the Wood River in...

    I'm having a real tough time on the Wood River in RI. This weekend, the only solid hit I got was on a bugger with some split shot to get it down (heavy flow and lots of tannin). The first thing...
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    TL Johnson

    I have a 7' 2 wt from TL Johnson and highly recommend it. I use it extensively in the Shenandoah in similar situations - the rod is well balanced and the action is crisp. TL Johnson also offers a...
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    That's It!

    Tks Bobby G!
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    Many thanks cheffy - that looks alot like it.

    Many thanks cheffy - that looks alot like it.
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    Old School Chest Pack Used By Dave Hughes

    I was recently watching an excellent video with Dave Hughes doing some small stream casting and noticed his chest pack. It looked perfect! It was aluminum and fit square in his chest. I have a...
  6. Thread: White Flies

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    I think it was Bergman that said to always keep a...

    I think it was Bergman that said to always keep a white fly, that the browns couldn't refuse it, etc.

    I also think that this brings up that age-old curiosity of what the trout will see - will a...
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    Wouldn't that be false advertising? I submit...

    Wouldn't that be false advertising? I submit that "hand tied" indicates no use of vise...
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    CoachBob, I'm with you on the casting thing. ...

    CoachBob,
    I'm with you on the casting thing. I've actually taught myself to be ambidextrous for casting, because guides just can't seem to get their head wrapped around it. It was just easier to...
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    Big Bad Wulff - it's just a pain to have to...

    Big Bad Wulff - it's just a pain to have to figure it out. I was hoping you and your esteemed colleagues of "senior members" or the electronic herd might have run across someone who had written a...
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    EdD - very impressive...tying by hand. While my...

    EdD - very impressive...tying by hand. While my interest is piqued - and once I get back into the groove of tying I may tap your experience again for a different, but related, subject (streamside...
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    Benchside Reference for Southpaws

    Having finished a 25 months tour during which no tying was possible, I am looking to "start afresh". In the hopes of not picking up bad habits I developed/taught myself in my formative years, I am...
  12. Very Many Thanks To All

    I greatly appreciate the many and varied responses, especially those who shared sites and why they prefer them. I intend on keeping this thread as a reference for my future fly tying needs (and...
  13. dpenrod & whatfly - I appreciate the response. ...

    dpenrod & whatfly - I appreciate the response.

    W/r.
  14. Norm: 1. I think I struck a nerve somehow...I...

    Norm: 1. I think I struck a nerve somehow...I do realize there isn't "the one" store out there. However, there has to be one that is "the best", at least in the opinions of the distinguished and...
  15. Very many thanks, Joe.

    Very many thanks, Joe.
  16. Tks, Steven.

    Tks, Steven.
  17. Who Is The Best Online Fly Tying Materials Supplier?

    Based on:
    Quality of Materials Received
    Affordability
    Speed of Response
    Customer Support
    Variety, including rare materials, such as cree and top quality hackle

    Who do you consider to be the...
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    Off to Bahrain

    :oops: Fellow Tyers,
    I apologize deeply because I must drop out of the swap. The primary reason is that I fly to Bahrain on Monday - found out on Thursday. I expected to go, but did not think...
  19. Tks! After everyone's recommendations and...

    Tks! After everyone's recommendations and further research, Native Watercraft has definitely worked its way into our short list of craft which we are planning on trying out.
    V/r.
    Adam
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    I need to be tying saltwater flies for my new...

    I need to be tying saltwater flies for my new foes in the Coastal Bend of Texas, but I can't get motivated. Maybe this will be a good transition. Sign me up for the Grey Ghost.
    Warmest regards,...
  21. Great Info - Lots to Think On

    Tks to everyone so far for their inputs. I appreciate the time you took to pass on the information and experiences. We're still researching and waiting for the weather to get better so that we can...
  22. Navy family - new homeport - new angling aspect - HOW?

    We're a family of four and we're all anglers. Mom, the 12 yrs. old daughter and I fly and the 4 yrs. old son has is own spinning rod. In Ingleside, TX, there are trout, but they're "speckled". ...
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    Tks, Bowfin! I'll tie some of those up tomorrow...

    Tks, Bowfin! I'll tie some of those up tomorrow and see if I can wet a line some time this week - will keep you posted.
    V/r.
    Bluwatr
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    Mullets R Fish 2

    From what I understand about Reds and Speckled Trout, they have taken to deeper waters during these winter months. I look forward to the warmer seasons and fishing for them, but right now, without...
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    Chumming?

    So, it looks like chumming with bread is key...this doesn't sound like angling? One could say that they are creating their own "hatch", but that's a stretch!
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