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  1. Thread: What to take?

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    frankly, not too much. gave up the vest the day...

    frankly, not too much. gave up the vest the day one autumn when i cleaned it out and found TWO full water bottles...wondered why it was heavy.

    now use a lanyard, pockets, and stuff hanging off the...
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    Fly Tyers Benchside Introduction--all the...

    Fly Tyers Benchside Introduction--all the wonderful pictures of the Bible above with "split pages" that put the techniques you need next to the pattern you're using. i learned most of what i know and...
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    gossip around the dinner table in Belize two...

    gossip around the dinner table in Belize two years ago indicated that while the British fellows who'd gone several times had enjoyed the fishing, they weren't going back because the prices had...
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    has anyone written a better ghost story than "The...

    has anyone written a better ghost story than "The Fly Rod" in Trout Bum?
  5. Thread: Survey question

    by CaseyP
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    my family laughs at me because there are no...

    my family laughs at me because there are no "hobbies" in my life--only passions: fly fishing and baseball, and skiing when those two are off the menu. Casting for Recovery, Chesapeake Women Anglers,...
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    another vote for the Wulff TT line. overlining...

    another vote for the Wulff TT line. overlining can be done with an SA Mastery line which is about half a weight heavier than what's on the label. my 4 wt behaves better that way, but the 5 does not....
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    how neat! off to make my own searches...:-)...

    how neat! off to make my own searches...:-) Thanks!
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    just to let you know how much these notices have...

    just to let you know how much these notices have improved my relationship with my husband: he gave me a mini i-pad. you give me a reason to use it! these free books are just great.
    how do you get...
  9. Thread: PFD's

    by CaseyP
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    got a good PFD from REI when getting the kayak...

    got a good PFD from REI when getting the kayak redy for fishing. had it adjusted in the store, all tight and so on. went fishing and found it supportive of my upper back--a plus fishing in a little...
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    Sawyer nymph--copper wire and pheasant tail....

    Sawyer nymph--copper wire and pheasant tail. looks exactly like a mayfly nymph. works.
  11. Thread: Anchors?

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    a simple thing to try is a snap shackle on the...

    a simple thing to try is a snap shackle on the end of the anchor rope. i clip this to the side rope of that bungee arrangement on the stern deck and reach back to either push or pull it near me or...
  12. Thread: Tomorrow's Fish

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    thanks for the heads-up, folks! Best Fishing...

    thanks for the heads-up, folks! Best Fishing Buddy just gifted me a mini i pad and now i have something to read on it...:D one needs a little motive for coping with all this new technology, don't you...
  13. Thread: wading shoes

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    the biggest argument for using your regular...

    the biggest argument for using your regular wading boots in my book is safety. boots are good with waders--why not without waders? made a huge mistake the first time i went bass fishing: the sandals...
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    Steve Pennington is not trying to make a living...

    Steve Pennington is not trying to make a living building bamboo fly rods. he is trying to introduce as many people as possible to them by making rods that cast beautifully. though very well made with...
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    look for a firm called Coldwater Collectibles...

    look for a firm called Coldwater Collectibles online. Pennington rods are available there. yesterday I counted 4 on sale and 4 marked sold--gives you some idea of their popularity.

    i also own...
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    an avid outdoorswoman once told me, "Cotton...

    an avid outdoorswoman once told me, "Cotton kills." In cool weather it sucks away any heat you've generated because it holds the sweat. the cheap alternative for under your waders is polyester...
  17. fivedials, yours is the first really unique...

    fivedials, yours is the first really unique description of our wonderful sport that i've seen in years. thank you so much for sharing it.
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    JohnScott, you're on! When we go west in Sept, if...

    JohnScott, you're on! When we go west in Sept, if we are allowed on the rivers at all (remember in '07, Yellowstone closed all streams after 1:00 PM and some completely?) it will be hookless flies...
  19. "Gee! People in this sport are sure friendly!"

    So said my sister after our latest trip to northern NH. She was a beginner (before she landed a 16 inch brookie--anyone who outfishes me is not a beginner), and got a micro-sized brookie on a teensy...
  20. Thread: New Rod Holders

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    we would be honored to park you in our driveway...

    we would be honored to park you in our driveway and offer you a bed and breakfast--and a Metro ticket for touring downtown. they have NO sense of humor there!
  21. Thread: Playing Tag ...

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    once had the pleasure of fishing with a guide for...

    once had the pleasure of fishing with a guide for 3 days out of 4. the day in between, he went out to a good spot and fished it with the point cut off the hook. the next day we went there with "real"...
  22. Thread: New Rod Holders

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    oh, the imagination! thank you for a huge laugh...

    oh, the imagination! thank you for a huge laugh this morning--which i needed! :-)

    and i am soooo jealous...
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    well, it's a whole lot more fun to kayak around a...

    well, it's a whole lot more fun to kayak around a small lake and catch fish than it is to work from the bank! everything went just fine, including the catching as well as the fishing. thanks for all...
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    update, in case you were wondering: found a...

    update, in case you were wondering: found a lady-shaped PFD (yep, they make 'em!), have learned how to mount the new rack and get the kayak lashed onto it, have taken a test run out on the roads,...
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    Denny, tried to send you an e-mail per your offer...

    Denny, tried to send you an e-mail per your offer earlier in the thread. Looks like cut and paste didn't let me get your addy right. Will try again. Thanks to Bob9 for the hint (see below)!
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