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    I agree with Scott that Walter at Parks Fly Shop...

    I agree with Scott that Walter at Parks Fly Shop would be a good choice for fly hatches, and up to date info. closer to the time of your trip.

    However, I would not recommend wet wading as a sure...
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    X2. Very nice.

    X2.

    Very nice.
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    I have posted your question there. I will let...

    I have posted your question there. I will let you know if I learn anything.
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    I do not know anything about these flies, but I...

    I do not know anything about these flies, but I would also be interested to learn more about them.

    If you strike out here, you might consider posing the question on the PA Fly Fish Forum, where...
  5. Thread: Peacock

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    A friend of mine in Montana has a peacock. He...

    A friend of mine in Montana has a peacock. He gave me a pretty nice supply of tail feathers last summer, but had cut out the eye's which was really what I wanted. I think his wife may have been...
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    Are you keeping the offers to yourself, or will...

    Are you keeping the offers to yourself, or will the offers be published?

    A bit more description of the rod would be helpful. Graphite blank, or other? Tube and/or rod bag? Pictures?

    Thanks, ...
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    Sure, you can use a nine foot five weight rod on...

    Sure, you can use a nine foot five weight rod on the Madison River at any time of the year. In fact, I most often use a 9 foot four weight rod myself most of the time in the Yellowstone area. Two...
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    Renegade - Are you the same guy (user name:...

    Renegade -

    Are you the same guy (user name: MakoML from Tucson, Arizona) who recently misrepresented, and sold a trimmed line to an unsuspecting buyer on the Washington Fly Fishing Forum, and...
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    Congo Hair comes from Fly Tyer's Dungeon in...

    Congo Hair comes from Fly Tyer's Dungeon in Florence, MT.

    Here is their website link:

    http://www.flytyersdungeon.com
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    A friend and I were fishing the Yellowstone River...

    A friend and I were fishing the Yellowstone River just above Nez Perce Ford (formerly Buffalo Ford) several weeks ago. He was sitting on a log beside the river waiting to see if a cutthroat would...
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    A couple weeks ago, I met and fished with a guy...

    A couple weeks ago, I met and fished with a guy from Pennsylvania who told me that LaFontaine's fly "The Mess" was one of his go-to patterns. I remembered reading about that pattern a number of...
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    Several years ago, I bought a number of beads...

    Several years ago, I bought a number of beads from gqualls (Greg) on here. Don't know if he still has them for sale.
  13. John Holt's Montana Fly Fishing Guide - West of the Continental Divide - New Cond.

    This large paperback guide book (nearly 300 pages) by John Holt covers over 1500 waters west of the continental divide in Montana, including the following river drainages: Bitterroot, Blackfoot,...
  14. Byron - I met an elderly man and his wife here...

    Byron -

    I met an elderly man and his wife here in Montana a few years ago that was somewhat like your encounter with that woman on the Madison. He was very unpretentious, and I remember that he...
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    I like your fly, AlanB, and also the concept of...

    I like your fly, AlanB, and also the concept of tying a fly that floats, as well as fishes, well. - the 2 are often interconnected.

    In that regards, in just the past couple days I read where Craig...
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    Byron, you are making me hungry! One more...

    Byron, you are making me hungry!

    One more thought, I believe Jim Slattery was a FOAL member here several years ago, and you can find his old posts by doing a search of his name. I don't believe...
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    I have pairs of both Keen and Simms wading...

    I have pairs of both Keen and Simms wading sandals. Both of mine are about 4-6 years old, and were designed for wading (both have faults in that regard that may have been addressed in newer style...
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    And one of my favorite places in the whole world...

    And one of my favorite places in the whole world to eat breakfast.
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    There were some real downpours around here for a...

    There were some real downpours around here for a week or 2 at the end of June, but the weather has turned rather warm and dry since then, and not much rain in the next 15 day forecast. About the...
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    Scott - Looking forward to seeing one of your...

    Scott -

    Looking forward to seeing one of your SBS on this one.

    I'd be interested to hear more about your fishing on the MO. Lots of water flowing there now.

    John
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    Salmon Flies on the Yellowstone

    We've had these big bugs hatching on the river here, several miles north of Emigrant, for the past several days. The river is still running somewhat high, but it is pretty clear, and the fish are...
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    Just read Craig Matthews Facebook posting this am...

    Just read Craig Matthews Facebook posting this am that he had exceptional fishing to caddis on Madison last evening:

    Sunday evening, June 29th, 9:30p.m. I just got off the river. Arrived at 8 p.m....
  23. Have you done this test? I was hoping to see...

    Have you done this test?

    I was hoping to see your results.

    John
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    She looks pretty much the same up here on the...

    She looks pretty much the same up here on the Yellowstone.

    But here is a different Little Sally...

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/MT_flyfisher/imagejpg1_zps2015474c.jpg
  25. George Anderson at the Yellowstone Angler in...

    George Anderson at the Yellowstone Angler in Livingston did a Tippet Shootout in 2012, and reported that the Davy knot's breaking strength tested poorer than a wind knot - in other words, not so...
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