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    That is cree?

    That is cree?
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    If you let a pike, ANY pike, get 50 yards away,...

    If you let a pike, ANY pike, get 50 yards away, you are having a very strange day indeed. If your goal is to simply fill the spool, then any old knot will work.
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    go to the words.... everything we use to attract...

    go to the words.... everything we use to attract a fish which is not BAIT is by definition a "lure". Bait is meat or veg of some sort which has scent and is perishable, I think. A fly is simply...
  4. Thread: Net holster

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    obviously you guys are missing the entire point...

    obviously you guys are missing the entire point of fly fishing... it doesn't matter AT ALL how well something works, only how much you pay for it!!!
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    don't lots of the full dress salmon fly tyers...

    don't lots of the full dress salmon fly tyers take "5 wraps on, two off" ?

    I'm not QUITE at the level of OCD to count every thread wrap on my flies. They're durable, they catch fish, and I...
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    another reason to always tie your own.

    another reason to always tie your own.
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    Everything but 22lr. Getting close to 2 years...

    Everything but 22lr. Getting close to 2 years since I've seen ANY on any store shelves anywhere. Everything else is back up to speed. Cabela's flagship store in Pa has more 223 and 9mm than you could...
  8. Thread: Korkers

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    you are talking about BOOTS, right? not boats?

    you are talking about BOOTS, right? not boats?
  9. Brown Recluse bites are bad bad bad juju. Bad.

    Brown Recluse bites are bad bad bad juju. Bad.
  10. Very VERY few "Spider Bites" are really spider...

    Very VERY few "Spider Bites" are really spider bites. Although in your instance, it could well have been. There are several species which are capable of biting, and they all do it defensively---...
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    get another pair of Cabela's waders. A few...

    get another pair of Cabela's waders. A few years back when I decided to buy my first set of GOOD waders I compared all the ones I could get my hands on. Having a Cabela's, Bass Pro, Gander, and...
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    Call me ignorant because I've only been doing...

    Call me ignorant because I've only been doing this for 40 years or so, but if it is warm enough to wet wade, why wear long pants?

    As for pants under waders, again, if it is going to be warm...
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    having moved 11 times in 21 years in the service,...

    having moved 11 times in 21 years in the service, I got to know EXACTLY what I had... still have boxes of "stuff" sealed up in the attic from 2 moves ago....
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    We used to do this at least 6 or 7 years ago on...

    We used to do this at least 6 or 7 years ago on Fly Tying Forum. It was interesting but I guess it didn't hold enough enthusiasm to keep going. In today's day and age of information overload, no...
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    why do folks want to believe fly fishing is so...

    why do folks want to believe fly fishing is so ridiculously complicated?

    MOST of us are not fly-only anglers... most people come to fly fishing after already fishing with spinning or other...
  16. A guide then is essentially a contractor you hire...

    A guide then is essentially a contractor you hire to provide a service. If you hired a contractor to put a new roof on your house, and in the process they tore up your front yard with a truck,...
  17. wow, sounds like the rod company is the only...

    wow, sounds like the rod company is the only party stepping up to make things even partially right. The so-called "guide" is obviously a POS and the lodge is not much better. I don't get angry,...
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    I live just across the Susquehanna River from...

    I live just across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg
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    Sadly, so many have never LEARNED what the cost...

    Sadly, so many have never LEARNED what the cost of liberty was, so they have nothing to remember... those of us who do, thank you.
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    double Uni-knot, without question. But as...

    double Uni-knot, without question. But as you've already identified, it is pointless in your application. Might as well just not even connect the two lengths of backing... just wind one on over...
  21. Thread: sensitivity

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    this, like so many other ways, shows a major...

    this, like so many other ways, shows a major difference in fly fishing versus other types of fishing. With modern graphite rods and zero-stretch superlines on spinning and casting outfits, it is...
  22. Thread: Fiberglass

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    what's the price range for an early Phillipson...

    what's the price range for an early Phillipson glass rod?
  23. It boils down to the fact that in reality, trout...

    It boils down to the fact that in reality, trout are not "smart"... why at times will they absolutely smash a fast-stripped size 8 woolly bugger in the middle of a BWO hatch, why even so-called picky...
  24. It only matters what the fish believe.

    It only matters what the fish believe.
  25. YES THE INDIVIDUAL'S FAILURE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF...

    YES THE INDIVIDUAL'S FAILURE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LODGE / SHOP!

    He works for the shop, he IS the shop!

    IMO you should have had a new rod of equal or greater quality in your hand when you...
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