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    Buddy Davis still around?

    Bout 10-12yrs ago Buddy Made me a custom Fly Rod and it's been GREAT!
    Just wondering if He his still around making Rods and such.

    TIA

    Jim
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    Thanx for your kind words. Yeah I haven't been...

    Thanx for your kind words.

    Yeah I haven't been able to toss a fly in 3yrs now.
    Life just going to fast to slow down and relax anymore. :(
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    Price Reduced to $30 PayPal'd and Shipped USA

    Price Reduced to $30 PayPal'd and Shipped USA
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    Orvis Fly-Tying Guide HC Book

    Like new just a lil edge ruffage on the dust cover is all.....no rips.
    This IS the Hard Cover Version!

    I got out of Tying Flies so it's time for a new home for this and a few of my other books as...
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    I'm Back!

    Have I been fishing....if I were to FlyFish around here it'd hafta be for "Dust" Fish.

    It's been one Hot.....Dry Summer here in Upstate NY. River looks like a giant creek bed.
    I have "heard" that...
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    I'm just checking in

    I'm in between places (Looking for a house).
    I'm renting my friends place for a lil while but no Internet there.
    I HAVE been out flyfishing locally for Trout with good sucess. I got a nice Brown...
  7. Well I'm in between places right now and have a...

    Well I'm in between places right now and have a bit of car troubles to deal with.
    I wanted to go this year but don't look like I'm gonna make it.

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    Jim Bolden Sr

    I caught a...
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    I bid you Guys Farewell for awhile.

    Due to the loss of my homebase I will be away for a few months.
    I might get a chance to pop on once in awhile but very seldom.
    I have had a real run of BAD LUCK here lately and can REALLY USE...
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    Thanx FM2. Actually I bought the camera with...

    Thanx FM2.

    Actually I bought the camera with my ebay profits! http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/smile.gif
    I have several years of experience with Photography so it was ideal for me.
    Any of...
  10. I use a Battenkill Large Arbor and love it!!...

    I use a Battenkill Large Arbor and love it!!
    Since the spool is very similar in size to what the line came on.....I have little to no coiling at all.
    Altho it's a tad on the heavy side.
    Now Orvis...
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    I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-F828 8mega Pixel. Big...

    I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-F828 8mega Pixel.
    Big camera and a bit complicated for the novice.
    I do Advanced Ameture Photography thus the large Camera and lens.

    Looking forward to some great...
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    Vin Channel Cats in the "Sus" river are fun....

    Vin
    Channel Cats in the "Sus" river are fun.
    Chicken Livers are the bait of choice!
    Carp range in 5lb-10lb range and might be fun on the Fly.
    Some BIG bass in local ponds that are very fun to get...
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    Yes have fished the river here for 35yrs but not...

    Yes have fished the river here for 35yrs but not by Fly.
    They stock some of the creeks here with Trout and I fish a few ponds for Bass and Panfish by fly.
    Sometime I'd like to try the river with a...
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    I'm close but dunno if close enough? I'm 5...

    I'm close but dunno if close enough?

    I'm 5 miles from Binghamton in Endicott area.



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    Jim Bolden Sr

    I caught a Fish so big once I couldn't weigh it.
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    I see Stow's point. Many of the shops sell high...

    I see Stow's point. Many of the shops sell high end stuff and if you come in to buy something on a limited budget you get treated as such.
    I found recently that a certain high end company that sells...
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    Well I smoke a pack of Light 100's everyday. A...

    Well I smoke a pack of Light 100's everyday.
    A habit I hafta break one of the days!!
    It's been a 26yr habit.

    Butt em out in the water and put in my vest pocket to toss in a garbage bag onshore....
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    Gander Mountain had their brand "Fronteer" onsale...

    Gander Mountain had their brand "Fronteer" onsale from $49.99 down to $25 this week.
    Got my Dad a 6/7wt and my youngest Son got one.

    Looks to be about the same quality as a Redfly.
    Might even be...
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    From what I hear Orvis line is made by Scientific...

    From what I hear Orvis line is made by Scientific Angler. Is this true?

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    Jim Bolden Sr

    I caught a Fish so big once I couldn't weigh it.
    Took a picture of it and the picture...
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    Orvis Green Mountain

    What's the story with this Orvis Green Mountain line?
    I have NEVER seen it listed on their site!

    I can say it's not the Orvis quality I have seen in the past.
    Rod is quite heavy and the reel...
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    The way of Nature

    I have read many places about Catch-n-release concerns and killing of animals to make flies.

    Well the American Indian lived off of Nature they believed in balance and waste NOTHING. If they killed...
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    Thanx for the info Guys.....next ones I try will...

    Thanx for the info Guys.....next ones I try will be the rusty color.
    Always trying something new sometimes it works and sometimes it don't. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/smile.gif


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    I'm with you Jackster!! Sick of the cheap...

    I'm with you Jackster!!

    Sick of the cheap imports copying the GOOD STUFF and I'm sure the GOOD STUFF companies are too!
    BUT on the same note....American stuff has gotten pretty expensive....thus...
  23. Ok dumb question to all this.....do they really...

    Ok dumb question to all this.....do they really see colors?

    I know deer see black and white.
    I used to laugh when they came out with plain blaze orange. Heck on a day when there little to no snow...
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    Well destroying the tools was a bit extreme IMHO....

    Well destroying the tools was a bit extreme IMHO.
    You already gave the company your $$ so donating them wouldn't have further their cause.

    All tho I do agree with you on the monopoly bit. Getting...
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    It's all what your comfortable with! I use a 9ft...

    It's all what your comfortable with!
    I use a 9ft 6wt for Trout....Bass and Crappie and it works great for me.
    Everyone has a different preference.
    Most guys like a small 4wt or smaller for Trout....
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