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    Wapsi "sculpin wool" . Comes in packs with the...

    Wapsi "sculpin wool" . Comes in packs with the wool still on hide. I used the same method with out any tools as oldster above does. I grease my leaders and wool yarn with Loon product: Payette Paste....
  2. For me, it is easier to overcome the lightness of...

    For me, it is easier to overcome the lightness of a reel to keep the rod up during the drift, than it is to cast all day with a heavy reel on the same rod. Overcoming the added mass of reel during...
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    Mods, please DELETE. (decided to keep rod)

    Mods, please DELETE. (decided to keep rod)
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    Three times is a charm! Number four and she'll...

    Three times is a charm! Number four and she'll probably start talking to ya!

    the old farm pond I used to fish often brought up repeat offenders
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    WTT: Echo Edge 590 for 890

    Want to trade an Echo Edge 590-4 for similar 890-4. Warranty Card not registered. Comes with original sock and tube. Absolutely nothing wrong with this rod. Slight soiling of cork from 4 outings with...
  6. I think the Sage VXP in the 691 (which indicates...

    I think the Sage VXP in the 691 (which indicates 9' 6wt with fighting butt) would be ideal; especially considering the blowout prices on them now! You can also buy the blank and build it the way you...
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    Top-water Slabs...Nice!!!

    Top-water Slabs...Nice!!!
  8. Sage advice since I hang my waders to air dry...

    Sage advice since I hang my waders to air dry overnight and into the next day in the carport. Of course, the critters would have to get over the funk first :shock:
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    Blood knot is pretty strong when tying section of...

    Blood knot is pretty strong when tying section of like material and diameter.


    aa
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    I catch "accidental" cats on bugger variants...

    I catch "accidental" cats on bugger variants too... looks like you stumbled across some dandies!
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    praying Brother! aa

    praying Brother!

    aa
  12. I don't think I would ever wish to trade my...

    I don't think I would ever wish to trade my Action optics, but for their lower line Sunclouds are darn near as good and somewhere around the $50 mark. Had a pair of Suncloud until I got in a tangle...
  13. Praying for ya'll. No noteworthy damage around...

    Praying for ya'll. No noteworthy damage around here.
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    Good to see the Driftless waters waking up!...

    Good to see the Driftless waters waking up! Always enjoy your photography!

    aa
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    Glad to hear you middle Tennessee boys are...

    Glad to hear you middle Tennessee boys are getting out on some trout water! That is a pretty stretch of river for sure! I have been trying to squeeze in some Clinch river fishing between odd TVA...
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    A size 16 is definitely small for ephoron leukon...

    A size 16 is definitely small for ephoron leukon nymph. A "white" or cream colored nymph in a 16 would be more appropriate for a light cahill. White fly adults are best imitated on sz 12-10 dry fly...
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    Happy Belated B-day and Anniversary! aa

    Happy Belated B-day and Anniversary!

    aa
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    I believe that the smaller the diameter, the...

    I believe that the smaller the diameter, the faster a weighted fly will sink. When fishing BH midge pupa/larva patterns under an indicator, I want that fly down in the zone Quick! I mostly fish such...
  19. I truly enjoyed the article and believe that if...

    I truly enjoyed the article and believe that if all folks on the stream embraced this ideal, we would all have a better experience! I would only add that one should relish the success of other fisher...
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    Another vote for 3769. Pretty close to the old...

    Another vote for 3769. Pretty close to the old American standard wet fly hook Mustad 3906. I realize Mustad's were made in Norway, but they were so commonly distributed and referenced in tying...
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    Hey You Sage Heads...

    Just fell in love with an XP 490 again after a few years of separation. XP's and SLT's were made from graphite IIIe, and I have enjoyed many of those rods. I never could understand what the deal was...
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    Interesting essay if you will in Mid Current:...

    Interesting essay if you will in Mid Current: http://midcurrent.com/gear/fly-rods-no-more-pieces/
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    Wishing you a most wonderful birthday! aa

    Wishing you a most wonderful birthday!

    aa
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    The "regulars" on the Clinch river here in east...

    The "regulars" on the Clinch river here in east TN, have come up with a very similar system using Rams' wool, or Sculpin head wool. Had no idea it was called a New Zealand system. Instead of the...
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    Balmy 21* this morning! Gonna be a HI of 47*. Day...

    Balmy 21* this morning! Gonna be a HI of 47*. Day off, so I am going fishing! Debut for 2014: Wautauga River trout look out!!!

    aa
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