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    Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack - New

    This is a new, unused Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack. It is waterproof with a heavy duty zipper.

    http://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/vests-packs/dry-creek-z-hip-pack.html

    $180 including shipping to...
  2. Thread: Two piece rods

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    I have one two piece rod, one three piece rod,...

    I have one two piece rod, one three piece rod, and a bunch of four piece rods. Most of the newer rods that I own are four piece because that is the only configuration that was available for the...
  3. Thread: Streamer rod?

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    After years of trying to toss larger flies on...

    After years of trying to toss larger flies on smaller sized rods, I have come to the conclusion that it is more effective and more enjoyable to use a fly rod and fly line that match the size of flies...
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    Fitovers Dahlia Amber Lens Sunglasses

    I purchased a pair of Fitovers Dahlia Amber lens polarized sunglasses several weeks ago. Optically they are great, but unfortunately they do not fit well over my new eyeglasses. I have only worn the...
  5. Thread: Teton Tioga 2

    by BigA
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    Teton Tioga 2

    This Teton Tioga 2 reel has seen very little use and has no marks or scratches. This machined reel is built like a tank. Comes with the original pouch and manual. $45 including shipping to...
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    Fly fishing gear is not much more expensive than...

    Fly fishing gear is not much more expensive than conventional fishing gear. Check out a fishing shop or bait shop that carries Japanese hard baits or muskie lures and see how much money a guy can...
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    I pretty much buy quality fly lines that are on...

    I pretty much buy quality fly lines that are on sale. Fly lines are an expensive, consumable item that can be ruined fairly easily. Some fly lines last a long time and some don't. I would rather...
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    I have used a variety of indicators. Lately,...

    I have used a variety of indicators. Lately, Thingamabobbers have worked well for me. The Airlock indicators look promising to me but I have not used them yet.

    http://www.fishairlock.com/
  9. Thread: 7wt for Bass

    by BigA
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    A month or so ago, my fishing club had a Cast and...

    A month or so ago, my fishing club had a Cast and Compare outing where we had fly shops and rod company manufacturer's reps provide us with rods, reels and lines to test cast both on river and on the...
  10. Thread: Fiberglass

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    I just bought a 3 weight Echo Fiberglass rod. I...

    I just bought a 3 weight Echo Fiberglass rod. I wanted to get a short rod that would be be good for small, tight streams and would be fun for bluegill fishing in non-windy conditions. Glass seems...
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    Men's Large Fishing Shirts and Fleece

    I have lost a bunch of weight over the past several months and Men's size large shirts no longer fit me.

    I have an Ex Officio Airstrip Lite shirt and a Feather-Craft "Bob's Favorite Tech Shirt"...
  13. They literally don't make rods like those old...

    They literally don't make rods like those old GL3's anymore. I have an 8' three piece GL3 four weight that is a great small stream rod. It is a medium action rod that loads easily but has enough...
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    I wear Amber Cocoons over my prescription glasses...

    I wear Amber Cocoons over my prescription glasses for most of my fishing and for driving on cloudy hazy days. For driving in bright sun, I wear Gray Cocoons. The photo-chromatic Cocoons are great...
  15. Thread: What to take?

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    I fit all of this in an old Patagonia vest pack....

    I fit all of this in an old Patagonia vest pack.

    Tippet Spools (2 to 4 depending upon where I am fishing)
    Fly Boxes (2 to 3)
    Platypus Water Bottle
    Scissors/Hemostat combo
    Nipper
    Split Shot...
  16. Check out http://www.zennioptical.com/. They...

    Check out http://www.zennioptical.com/. They have standard reading glasses and you could have them make readers with any frames that they sell. I use computer glasses (bifocals with reading lens...
  17. Thread: Update me

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    I have found that the biggest difference between...

    I have found that the biggest difference between higher end rods and other rods tend to be lighter in weight than less expensive rods. Many high end rods are faster in action, but that is changing...
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    There is nothing worse than backpacking to a...

    There is nothing worse than backpacking to a remote spot where you can fish and have only a broken rod to fish with. A graphite rod of an length strapped to the outside of of a pack can be broken...
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    The way that I look at it, if something works,...

    The way that I look at it, if something works, why it is working is of secondary importance. After getting frustrated with trout hitting a bright orange indicator on the surface, I tied up some big,...
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    I've had one of these for at least ten years. It...

    I've had one of these for at least ten years. It is waterproof, warm and looks pretty much the same as is did when it was new.
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  21. I lucked out with the timing of a sight seeing...

    I lucked out with the timing of a sight seeing trip in Utah. Last week my wife and I visited five National Parks and two National Monuments in southern Utah during the week of September 21st.. The...
  22. I've thinned out my rods this year a bit. I sold...

    I've thinned out my rods this year a bit. I sold a 8 1/2 foot Scott S3 3 Weight that was so stiff that it cast quite well with a five weight line. It was a great casting rod but it was not fun to...
  23. I try to buy fly lines on sale or closeout and I...

    I try to buy fly lines on sale or closeout and I have a stash of them stored in a cool, dry place. I have paid full price a few times for specialty lines, such as RIO Clouser lines (no longer...
  24. Thread: Bifocals, Not FF

    by BigA
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    I have been wearing progressive bifocals for...

    I have been wearing progressive bifocals for quite a few years, and they work fine. The first thing that I noticed when I got them was that the mid range in the glasses made it much easier to see a...
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    I prefer to carry on fly rods and reels when I...

    I prefer to carry on fly rods and reels when I fly. I have flown on trips when I have taken multiple rods, and on those trips I carried one rod on the plane along with my reels and put the rest of...
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