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    I will miss Bill an awful lot. I have set in many...

    I will miss Bill an awful lot. I have set in many board meetings with him over the years I have been on the board of our club. I have been asked to take over the care of the clubs equipment and...
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    Right in downtown Asheville you have Cutter...

    Right in downtown Asheville you have Cutter Banks. It's an Orvis shop. Friendly folks who can point you to plenty of streams. As Colston said, the Davidson has some big fish although I can't catch...
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    Black River Michigan info

    Spending an evening in South Haven next Friday and wondered if there's anything in the Black river near there? Is there a Steelhead run in the Black? If there is a run, are there any fishing in the...
  4. Thread: tungsten beads

    by Satchel
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    I'll second What Brian just said. In fact I just...

    I'll second What Brian just said. In fact I just got off the phone with Jimmy about 10 minutes ago. He called me up for the first time in months just to chat a bit. Yes he is still in the tungsten...
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    One of our members has passed

    ParrotheadCRB aka Charlie Bonner of Ozark, Ar. has passed after a long battle with cancer. I've posted a link below to a thread on John Wilson's flyfishingarkansas board with a little more. tight...
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    Pretty much what I figured was the case. Just...

    Pretty much what I figured was the case. Just thought there might be an odd chance of it being wrong. Guess I'll stay home and work on things around here.
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    How are the west michigan rivers???

    I was hoping to run up to the Manistee or little Man, or maybe the PM or the Muskegon at the end of this week for a couple of days of fishing. how much rain has that area had and how are the water...
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    If and I do this several times a year, I was...

    If and I do this several times a year, I was going to fish for smallies on any river in Michigan, the first fly I would tie on would be a chicago leech. I say this because I've caught literally...
  9. Thread: How Many ...

    by Satchel
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    an I just can't imagine keeping track like that....

    an I just can't imagine keeping track like that. That's like keeping socre in golf, which I quit doing about 2 years before I quit altogether. I guess I'm out there for the experiences, sights,...
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    I took part in the discussion to which Bill...

    I took part in the discussion to which Bill refers. I have built rod each way. In the end, I think I like the idea of a straight rod when looked at by someone else as an example of my work than any...
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    Yes joe r. That stand is homebuilt. Designed by...

    Yes joe r. That stand is homebuilt. Designed by me. Not shown is the seperate v stand and the rotisserie motor rod turner also free standing. Whole thing cost less than $30 and took maybe 1 1/2 hours...
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    Current project

    I bought a Forecast 9 ft. 4 pc. 7 wt. rod blank abobut a year ago for cheap. Last weekend at the Detroit show I picked up a reel seat, handle, etc etc. to finnish this rod. I've been tinkering with...
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    If you want to contact Davy directly, he posts...

    If you want to contact Davy directly, he posts frequently over on the flyfishingarkansas.com board. I do believe that the 3 fly method he illustrates in the video you speak of would preclude the use...
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    I've got Beans

    I've got a pair of the West Branch Bean waders and love them. I got the first pair of them and wore them once. One of the little hooks that hold the gravel guards down to the shoelace tore out of the...
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    Where you been man??

    Seege,

    I have a 4 wt DT line on the Bamboo rod I got from Jerry Drake. You want to cast it let me know. You back in the Fort again? Get ahold of me sometime. Love to talk to you again. I'm still...
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    Janus, I have one smallie fly that I have not...

    Janus, I have one smallie fly that I have not heard mentioned here. It's the Chicago Leech. I tie it a couple of ways. Both in size 10 2xlong hook. Black thread, gold bead head, black marabou tail...
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    Re: GLC Fly Tying Expo--Mason Mich

    I'll be there for part of the day too. Not going to be there first thing and not staying till the last dog is hung either. Bringing 2 other guys from our club along. Ask Bill who I am if you don't...
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    Re: longest drift boat rivers

    You can probably row the White River in Ar. for a few days. About 70 miles of it are trout water... Some nice 'uns in there too.
  19. Re: River Fishing for Smallmouth Bass: need patterns

    I have one word for you....actually two words... Chicago Leech.. black marabou with a touch of chartreus krystal flash for a tail, body is black leech yarn, gold bead head. use a brush of some kind....
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    Recent Michigan trout trip

    Spent a couple of days the end of last week camping at the Tippy Dam on the big Manistee River. Friday a total of 8 people from our club (Three Rivers Fly fishers in Ft. Wayne) floated the big river...
  21. Thread: New Camera

    by Satchel
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    Re: New Camera

    I picked up the Pentax WP a few months ago on Ebay for $94 used. I tied a piece of bright pink shoe string (having teenage girls does have one benifit I've found so far) on it and simply loop it...
  22. Re: A Taste Of Yesterday's Outing With Coach Knight

    I will long remember the fishing show I saw with him and his wife fishing one of the famous rivers out West ( I forget which one). Was was fishing with the guide and camera crew in close attendance...
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    Rod for parts...or repair

    See my post on the for sale board.... Such a deal I have for you..
  24. Thread: cabela's rod's

    by Satchel
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    Ray, I find it interesting that based simply on...

    Ray, I find it interesting that based simply on your assessment that the resale price of Cabelas rods is "barely half" of retail that the rods are "junk". I personally do not buy rods based on their...
  25. Thread: cabela's rod's

    by Satchel
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    Yes, I have the 8' 2 pc. 3 wt. PT series rod. It...

    Yes, I have the 8' 2 pc. 3 wt. PT series rod. It unfortunately has a broken tip section. I really loved the rod and fished it for 2 or 3 years before I slammed it in the tailgate of the truck. Also...
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