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    I use my Iwana for panfish and have a wonderful...

    I use my Iwana for panfish and have a wonderful time. I use a weighted McGinty and also foam poppers and just plain have fun. I learned a long time ago that fly fishing is either as complicated as...
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    +1 on starting them with a Tenkara rod & line. ...

    +1 on starting them with a Tenkara rod & line. Easy to cast - weights < 1.2 ounces total - short - easy to handle. I wish I had access to Tenkara when my boys were young.

    As far as what age -...
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    Good looking flies - but...it really doesn't...

    Good looking flies - but...it really doesn't matter what we think, but what "they" think. I'm often surprised at what a fish will eat.....
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    While I cannot say "x will do this or y will do...

    While I cannot say "x will do this or y will do that" - Tenkara to me is about the discovery process. Tenkara will not do everything in all situations but it does a lot for me. This Sunday we had a...
  5. For me the attraction is (1) the simplicity (2)...

    For me the attraction is (1) the simplicity (2) portability (3) it's just plain fun and (4) low cost.

    To expand: (1) It is much easier, simpler, faster to gear up, get on the water and fish. No...
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    I'll add my opinon on staffs and lengths. A...

    I'll add my opinon on staffs and lengths.

    A dear friend made me a custom wading staff out of a closet rod. He put a plastic tip on the botton with a metal carriage bolt run up the center to keep...
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    I live in PA by choice - born -n- raised in South...

    I live in PA by choice - born -n- raised in South Texas. Lived in Florida for a bit until I got over it.

    Oh - and bitten by a Water Moccasin and survived after a 7 day hospital stay. I hate...
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    Orlando wk Dec 17

    My family and I have 1 day to fish in the area.

    Looking for bluegill or bass or exotics peacock??

    Wading or shore access preferred.

    Can someone tell me or give me hints as to where to go?
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    John, I'm considering purchasing the Iwana and...

    John,

    I'm considering purchasing the Iwana and one of the grip / length shortening handles - have you tried the shorter version of the Iwana and if so, which?
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    Without attempting to sound "snippy" - that's the...

    Without attempting to sound "snippy" - that's the nice thing about furled leaders - you can try just about anything.

    For example - I fish a 5' furled leader on a 3wt and tie on 2 feet of 4x and...
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    I've been using furled leaders for 5 years now...

    I've been using furled leaders for 5 years now and absolutely love them. They aren't a commercial hit because it takes just minutes to make one and are incredibly inexpensive to make - so you can...
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    Loved the 4-low comment above. My Dad had a...

    Loved the 4-low comment above. My Dad had a great line for me when I was learning to drive 4wd.."If you're dumb enough to get in using 4-Low, then be smart enough to have a tow strap and a shovel...
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    Yes, he had a machinist weld it and it broke...

    Yes, he had a machinist weld it and it broke again.

    Thank you to all that have tried to help.
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    Yes - Pamola not Paloma. Sorry for the confusion...

    Yes - Pamola not Paloma. Sorry for the confusion and frantic Google searching trying to help. My friend said the manufacturer has past away so spare parts are not an option. I'm hoping someone has...
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    Paloma Vise (need jaws)

    A retired friend broke the jaws on his Paloma vise. Would anyone have an extra set they'd be willing to sell?

    Please email if you have something and I'll put you in direct contact with him.
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    Prayers offered on your behalf. Been there, done...

    Prayers offered on your behalf. Been there, done that. God answers prayers!
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    I got this one from a guide - use a hockey stick...

    I got this one from a guide - use a hockey stick shaft. Wrap a handle of paracord and but a bolt in the end so it doesn't break hitting rocks. Drill a hold in the handle and attach a lanyard with a...
  18. Rather than sell your rod, how about investing...

    Rather than sell your rod, how about investing $50 in one of the best kept secrets in fly fishing? Cabelas sells a 3 piece 3 weight 7' 6" rod. Fantastic little rod!
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    Madam-X in size 14 Black, or maybe Green, or...

    Madam-X in size 14 Black, or maybe Green, or maybe Green wing with Deer hair body.....I can't decide on the color, but size and pattern is easy!
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    I fish it A LOT. I have confidence in the...

    I fish it A LOT. I have confidence in the pattern. I caught my very first trout on it and have followed it up with many more. The only thing I do differently is use the flashback version that uses...
  21. Thread: Tube flies

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    Do a quick search here for 'tube fly'. There are...

    Do a quick search here for 'tube fly'. There are lots of threads with just what you're looking for. Straws, q-tips, bicycle spokes, large needles are all inexpensive and easy to use.
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    I may be jumping into this a little late - but...

    I may be jumping into this a little late - but have you reviewed this article on making Dremel poppers?

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/082205fotw.php
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    I've carried a knife absolutely every day since I...

    I've carried a knife absolutely every day since I was 12 years old (now I'm 50). Ok, so on occasion I wasn't appropriately dressed to carry a knife (think hospital gown).

    My two sons carry a...
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    I had both my boys fishing at about 3 1/2. They...

    I had both my boys fishing at about 3 1/2. They had the 'snoopy rod' with a casting bubble and a foam spider. Boy the giggles as they would reel in the bluegill. That's the ticket - bluegill and...
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    Good luck to all involved. Harvey will hold a...

    Good luck to all involved. Harvey will hold a special place in his memory for the rest of his life.

    Both my boys took their tests in "Martha" - an old Taurus I rescued from the salvage yard and...
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