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    Millstream sells, or used to do so, sheets in...

    Millstream sells, or used to do so, sheets in several sizes.

    Waters West in Port Angeles, Washington, sells them.
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    Boating safety is always a good thing to remind...

    Boating safety is always a good thing to remind folks about....and I'm glad that you fared well. So many don't.

    While I like fishing out of small boats, I've swamped one by moving too far forward...
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    This style of hook--at least the old Herter's...

    This style of hook--at least the old Herter's version-- is why I started tying flies. My father heard about how effective a grub tied on this hook was, so he ordered a tying kit from Herter's plus...
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    Well, judging by the photo above, it wasn't Rich...

    Well, judging by the photo above, it wasn't Rich Ward. This was, dast I say it?, back in 1972 when Bob Ward's primary store was downtown on Higgins (I think I've got the street right)--back in the...
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    Lookout Pass between Missoula and Coeur d'Alene...

    Lookout Pass between Missoula and Coeur d'Alene was really hairy driving during the winter back when it was two-lane. Put a little ice on that puppy, and it would take a crowbar to break suction. I...
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    The initial post brought back memories of the ...

    The initial post brought back memories of the first rod I built--a 7 1/2 Orvis Fullflex. I took it to Bob Ward's to show off to the guy who mentored me through the project, and he put all of a...
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    For my money, nothing tops The Precipice dropping...

    For my money, nothing tops The Precipice dropping down into Bella Coola from the coast range crest. It's a full-cut bench (or was 30 years ago) sloped to the outside barely a lane wide with no guard...
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    Try Angler's Workshop. I was looking at their...

    Try Angler's Workshop. I was looking at their catalog this morning, and I think they have what you want. It's the sliding band seat with a slightly swollen butt to hold the bands in place. You...
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    I wouldn't hold your breath, Duck. The Pflueger...

    I wouldn't hold your breath, Duck. The Pflueger brand, owned by Shakespeare, which is now owned by Jarden, recently underwent a massive reduction in force at their HQ. I hope you get an answer, but...
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    If it was the R72 last year, it will be the R72...

    If it was the R72 last year, it will be the R72 this year. The Signature series enumeration is intended to be a standard for the company which will remain the same from year to year.
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    Hmmm...Ron... you must be shopping at the wrong...

    Hmmm...Ron... you must be shopping at the wrong places. I've found onion bags that have given me red material once I untied everything. I've also found a gold/tan/olive material in a cantaloupe...
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    Yeah, you're right on the using what you have. ...

    Yeah, you're right on the using what you have.

    It also occurred to me after I posted that he also processed his fur by washing it first in a soapy bath...which probably got rid of some of the...
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    Many of his fuzzy nymphs were tied to be fished...

    Many of his fuzzy nymphs were tied to be fished for specific hatches and often within the upper water strata. As I recall, he mentions several patterns were designed to be fished 1 to 3 inches deep....
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    If you can find a copy, Polly Rosborough's book...

    If you can find a copy, Polly Rosborough's book "Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs" is excellent on using natural furs for dubbing. While his first book was groundbreaking, as I recall, the...
  15. And if you want more "fun"--do some in-depth...

    And if you want more "fun"--do some in-depth research on mercury. I did at one point for an assignment, and found one of the major proponents was a guy who did his advance degree on mercury testing...
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    When I was about 10 or so, I was off fishing by...

    When I was about 10 or so, I was off fishing by myself on the Bumping River (Washington). I was in the middle of a hot bite, when another fisherman wandered down, sat on a rock and watched me fish. ...
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    Now I'm getting nervous...thinking about the...

    Now I'm getting nervous...thinking about the times this recipe has bombed for me...sometimes my methods do fail. I keep thinking of things I should have said about checking the dough while it's...
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    This is an easy decision, JC. Make both, or...

    This is an easy decision, JC. Make both, or rather make all the breads...and I'll enjoy them vicariously through you. I'm on a low-carb diet and bread is something other people eat.
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    I've stopped using our bread machine for bread...

    I've stopped using our bread machine for bread for many reasons, many of which have to do with Betty's problem. Not her problem specifically, mind you, but the whole "50 pounds" thing.

    I do use...
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    Nothing is listed in the catalog as far as...

    Nothing is listed in the catalog as far as breaking (or bending most likely in this case) strength. You'll probably have to wait for Dr. Fish to chime in with his experience. He's in the show mode,...
  21. Thread: BC Wind Storm

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    Re: BC Wind Storm

    Port Townsend got nailed pretty good, but we were in Chicago and got home last night. We missed the whole thing except sitting in the airport hearing various Seattle passengers talking about the...
  22. Re: Pros and Cons of the Pfluger Supreme and Trion.

    Sage did buy Redington and still owns it. They are still in the game, and some of the items coming out this year look good...we'll see in a couple of weeks in Denver.

    As for the Trions, I own...
  23. Re: Bottom Line Fish Finder Tournament 1101 trouble

    Duck-- Here's what I would do: first call 800-633-1468. That's the Humminbird customer service line. Do this when you've got time because they can be busy. Humminbird bought Bottomline two-plus...
  24. Re: Are there trade publications available to the general public

    I write for a trade magazine, and they are available to someone not in the biz for a hefty subscription fee. Having said that, what you're after is not available and doesn't really fit our (Fishing...
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    Re: Help needed...

    Thanks, gentlemen. Along with a couple from Dr. Fish, that should do it.

    I could go on for awhile about the problems of the independent retailer and the changes we've seen in the marketplace,...
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