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  1. Scrambled eggs cut into strips, diced fried spam,...

    Scrambled eggs cut into strips, diced fried spam, chopped green onions, added to ramen pride soup. Fried spam, lettuce, and HELLMANs mayo sandwich, just had one couple days ago. Diced spam, fried...
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    Wow, that bluegill would make a fish dinner by...

    Wow, that bluegill would make a fish dinner by itself!
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    Winter steelheading, a two degree rise in temp...

    Winter steelheading, a two degree rise in temp could mean a much more active fish willing to bite. Below 42 degrees, the colder the water the slower the presentation and also the slower the water the...
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    Castwell knot on 6 wt or smaller and albright on...

    Castwell knot on 6 wt or smaller and albright on anything larger
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    I don't like the braided loops because of a few...

    I don't like the braided loops because of a few failures. I use the Castwell knot on six wt and smaller and an albright on anything larger. I do have some lines with the welded loops and have not had...
  6. That was a good read! Thanks

    That was a good read! Thanks
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    In Ohio you can float through but can't touch...

    In Ohio you can float through but can't touch bottom if it is posted.
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    i've used them as an emerger especially for PMD's...

    i've used them as an emerger especially for PMD's out west. Can't say that they work all the time, but when all else failed I have used them with some success. It is such a weird looking fly that I...
  9. Thread: Slinkies

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    Sorry, uncle jesse, didn't see your post, I was...

    Sorry, uncle jesse, didn't see your post, I was replying to the original post.
  10. Thread: Slinkies

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    that must be one snag filled river because...

    that must be one snag filled river because slinkies are used to minimize hangups and losing tackle. I used 3/8" paracord when I made them.
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    same here a couple weeks ago.

    same here a couple weeks ago.
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    Ralph, that Perfectionist taper is one of my...

    Ralph, that Perfectionist taper is one of my favorites! I think you will feel the rod unload with a minimum of effort. It has taught me the value of slowing down the stroke and let the rod make the...
  13. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Dave, I like the first picture, it looks like a...

    Dave, I like the first picture, it looks like a painting. Great fish! I'll bet that got the adrenaline going!
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    I like Eastern Flyfishing magazine and Fly Rod &...

    I like Eastern Flyfishing magazine and Fly Rod & Reel. I still get Flyfisherman but I don't find the articles that interesting. I occasionally buy the British Fly fishing and Flytying magazine...
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    My mailbox was full when they tried to pm me....

    My mailbox was full when they tried to pm me. Laziness worked in my favor this time.
  16. Thread: Leader wallet

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    Cabela's has them for $4.99.

    Cabela's has them for $4.99.
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    Great job on the tinsel and ribbing on the body!...

    Great job on the tinsel and ribbing on the body! Is that mylar tinsel?
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    Ooops sorry Byron, got my Gary's mixed up, meant...

    Ooops sorry Byron, got my Gary's mixed up, meant to say Borgers pattern predates the Harrop pattern. Maybe a difference in hackling is unique enough to call it a different pattern , like the Vince...
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    Byron, it looks similar to the Harrop hair wing...

    Byron, it looks similar to the Harrop hair wing dun when you tie it that way. Except Harrops has a little hackle added to it. I am guessing that the Lafontaine pattern predates the Harrop pattern...
  20. Thread: TFS hooks

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    I use them and like them, very sharp. Small barb...

    I use them and like them, very sharp. Small barb is easy to flatten also.
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    Scott, I really like this fly!

    Scott, I really like this fly!
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    Thanks for this picture SC, I was taught to go...

    Thanks for this picture SC, I was taught to go towards the eye but never saw the difference.
  23. Thread: Head Cement

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    I don't use head cement, I do two four turn whips...

    I don't use head cement, I do two four turn whips on larger flies, size 12 and larger and one four turn whip on smaller. When I used to use head cement and accidentally glue the eye shut, it would be...
  24. Thread: friends of faol

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    It has been a while since I got my patch too....

    It has been a while since I got my patch too. Could we get an updated address to send to?
  25. Thread: Fiberglass

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    Older fiberglass, Fenwick, Conolon, etc are very...

    Older fiberglass, Fenwick, Conolon, etc are very nice to cast. Just my opinion, the newer glass rods can approach the performance of graphite. As far as being suited to only smaller waters, I believe...
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