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    Opening the door wider

    To personally make welcome even more fly anglers who possess the skills to write stories that bring freshness and variety to the Warm Water column, I am stepping aside as a features contributor.
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    Well, I was waiting for someone else to comment...

    Well, I was waiting for someone else to comment on this post. Nobody has yet, so I will.

    I'm a former pool lifeguard, swim team coach, Water Safety Instructor. rogerole's post should be required...
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    Hmmm...interesting. I'm curious whether any...

    Hmmm...interesting.

    I'm curious whether any studies have ever been done that might shed light on the SIZE of fish that the river otter prefers to attack and eat.

    Before I retired, one of the...
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    Thanks, everybody; I may forego using that shirt...

    Thanks, everybody; I may forego using that shirt tab. If I use it while I'm standing, chances are I'll absentmindedly bend at the waist suddenly, or twist my torso around while fussing with a knot,...
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    To learn how to let go of the anger I feel over...

    To learn how to let go of the anger I feel over my own stupidity. In December of 2006 I paid a college student/fishing guide $200 up front for a 2007 springtime trip -- a trip I still haven't...
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    Ducksterman, And here I thought the "teeth...

    Ducksterman,


    And here I thought the "teeth grip" rod-holding method was restricted to Fish Porn photo ops! Learn something new every day in this BB.


    Joe
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    Jeff, I hear ya. Mass confusion is why I...

    Jeff,


    I hear ya. Mass confusion is why I stopped carrying three small fly boxes in my fanny pack. Never could grab the right one with the pressure on! Now I take afield just one fly box; it's...
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    Whew! Thanks, Bassman; I got off easier than...

    Whew! Thanks, Bassman; I got off easier than expected!

    I guess the little shirt tab is something you can, or can't, use for holding the rod blank depending on your attire at the time? For...
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    Cold winter weather like we're having right now,...

    Cold winter weather like we're having right now, hooking up with a couple of strippers sounds like a sensible plan indeed.


    Joe
    "Better small than not at all."
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    Taking some heat off hungNtree

    Poor hungNtree -- he innocently wades in asking for advice and gets attacked by piranhas.

    Let's see if I can create a diversion that spares him a few toothy nips.

    This last summer while living...
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    Dot Man: PM headed yours. Thank you for...

    Dot Man:


    PM headed yours.

    Thank you for being a sponsor of this site!
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    My first FAOL contact was with Rick Z, by means...

    My first FAOL contact was with Rick Z, by means of private email, asking him for advice on some subject after I'd read about a hundred of his Panfish stories that got me so wired to go fly fishing...
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    Help! I've looked for ZipCast in two different...

    Help! I've looked for ZipCast in two different fly tackle shops now. Neither shop carried it and the employees in both shops told me they'd never heard of it.

    Is this a new product just out? ...
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    Jason, My own personal preference in canoe...

    Jason,


    My own personal preference in canoe fishing is to cast from the kneeling position. I like it because anytime I sit down (canoe or otherwise) my natural tendency is to slouch? This...
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    Slate Drake 9, A tandem (2-seat) canoe would...

    Slate Drake 9,


    A tandem (2-seat) canoe would let you take a friend fishing, true. But ask yourself how often this is likely to happen? Keep in mind that a lot of people are afraid to get in a...
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    bugman, A crazy law, did you say? Try...

    bugman,


    A crazy law, did you say? Try "Certifiably Psychotic".

    And even if a fly fisher did have a letter on their person authorizing the trespass, how is the officer to know the letter is...
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    Thanks Rick, and everyone else for the...

    Thanks Rick, and everyone else for the replies/advice.

    When I visited initially with the pond owner's dad, he mentioned that they went ice fishing on this pond last winter and caught lots of...
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    Ohiotuber's post means yet another sharp rise in...

    Ohiotuber's post means yet another sharp rise in my fly fishing learning curve.

    The only time I ever cleaned ONE of my fly lines was when I fished in a farm pond whose surface was coated with a...
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    Need advice please, Rick Z.

    Hey Rick,


    Not much happening down here right now. It's been pretty cold lately. Or if not cold, then we get high winds. You know the deal.

    Yesterday I visited with a man who invited me to...
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    Mike, Something I've really gotten into in...

    Mike,


    Something I've really gotten into in recent weeks is taking some of my digital photos to an imaging shop and having the photos enlarged and printed on matte paper. At the shop I go to, I...
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    hungNtree, Sounds like you're about to...

    hungNtree,


    Sounds like you're about to receive some very good flies and gear in the mail. There's some fly tiers in this site whose patterns are so beautiful they should be exhibited in...
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    Thanks, Lew, Let me check if I've got this...

    Thanks, Lew,


    Let me check if I've got this right, because I'm still a bit confused:

    You use the "glue knot" to connect your tapered leader to the end of your floating line...and the loop...
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    Question for Tom Deschanine

    Tom,


    Great story. The "no nail knot" connection is of personal interest to me: All too often during fish retrieves I will pull in my floating line to the extent that the glued nail knot...
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    Steve, I think a lot of Kansas fishermen who...

    Steve,


    I think a lot of Kansas fishermen who would be shocked to learn that fishing is so good in the Ark, particularly where it runs through a major metro area like Tulsa. In Kansas the...
  25. Hey Gandolf, Does your choice of materials...

    Hey Gandolf,


    Does your choice of materials mean the pattern can technically be called a Hare's TAIL Nymph?


    Joe
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