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    these threads always get me laughing. Might as...

    these threads always get me laughing. Might as well just go exclusively to synthetic materials the way some folk think... ANY natural material MUST be frozen, thawed, microwaved, UV blasted,...
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    for a few years I fished some "sandhill" lakes in...

    for a few years I fished some "sandhill" lakes in the Florida panhandle which had tremendous hatches of Hexagenia mayflies in spring. When the hatch was going full swing, the big bluegills became...
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    Sticky: interesting... If I ever pay for any web...

    interesting...

    If I ever pay for any web content / entertainment, it is because it is not available anywhere else. If "it" has anything to do with fly fishing, "it" is absolutely available...
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    Coarse, of course.

    Coarse, of course.
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    as I said, it is not accurate as a...

    as I said, it is not accurate as a blanket-statement. Perhaps YOUR particular spool of mono was a brand which is very soft, or which had been weakenend due to environmental factors (UV, heat,...
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    Why are people so hesitant to get a mask and...

    Why are people so hesitant to get a mask and snorkel, get their a$$ wet, and see for themselves? a lake or stream is not a glass of water. Looking at a piece of line through the surface glare and...
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    Stainless steel leader wire. The light stuff, I...

    Stainless steel leader wire. The light stuff, I can't think right now the diameter, but it is rated at about 80lb test or so. I use round-jaw pliers for my loops and other small fine-nose pliers...
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    Seriously, you own ONLY 8 guns??!! You...

    Seriously, you own ONLY 8 guns??!!



    You can't think of the scenario? It was immediately apparent to me. I'm way less sensitive than most folks on here though, and even if it is not an...
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    yeah that's about right

    yeah that's about right
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    I grew up using spinners for trout. In fact I...

    I grew up using spinners for trout. In fact I was making spinners before I started tying flies at around age 10. Along with tying bucktail jigs, dressing hooks for spinners was more or less how I...
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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...
  14. 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...
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    you are talking about BOOTS, right? not boats?

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

    Brown Recluse bites are bad bad bad juju. Bad.
  20. 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...
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