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    Brandon, I was able to try out one of the...

    Brandon,
    I was able to try out one of the leaders you sent me. I used the "Big Fly" 2-5wt leader on my 2 wt rod. Your leader definitely out preforms mine. I was mainly nymphing with tungsten...
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    Brandon, I received your leaders today. I will...

    Brandon,
    I received your leaders today. I will try them out in my yard this week as soon as the icy snow is gone. Next week I will try them out on some trout. The 2 colors scheme with a 6 inch...
  3. Thread: My winter

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    Great pictures. I love carp on the fly. I live...

    Great pictures. I love carp on the fly. I live on a lake that had it's share of carp. I could get them to take fly if they where "tailing" in the shallow A couple years ago some bow fisherman...
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    Brandon, I would be honored to try one of your...

    Brandon,
    I would be honored to try one of your leaders. How ironic. I started this thread with me complaining about giving away too many leaders and now I end up getting a leader from someone who...
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    Brandon, I think your right about the density. ...

    Brandon,
    I think your right about the density. The fireline, like the GSP runs light. I may be wrong about this but in order to increase the mass of the leader I wrap more line around the jig pegs...
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    Charles, I will take your advise. When I first...

    Charles,
    I will take your advise. When I first started furling I pretty much furled anything I could wrap around the jig and settled for Fireline once I found it made a leader that suited me best. ...
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    Brandon, I use Berkley FireLine Crystal for all...

    Brandon,
    I use Berkley FireLine Crystal for all my leaders. It typically sells for around $18 for 125 yards. The line has a thin diameter so the leader does not get overly "bulky". I have had...
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    It's good to know I am not the only one with this...

    It's good to know I am not the only one with this "addiction" problem. Unfortunately the line I use is expensive but I guess I need to learn to live with my "addiction".
    caribe
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    Using your own leaders

    With opening trout season right around the corner I decided to check my leader wallet make sure I had enough furled leaders to get me through the season. My leaders usually last a couple of seasons...
  10. Thread: My Book Of Life

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    Great post. I love the pictures and the...

    Great post. I love the pictures and the reflections. It seems the longer I fly fish I come to realize more and more that fly fishing is more than just the fish. My 3 sons and their families...
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    Another possibility is that the bass was...

    Another possibility is that the bass was protecting its fry. I know it is a little late in the season but a bass will protect its fry for a length of time after they hatch.
    caribe
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    I agree with Rick. Gills can get "nippy" and hard...

    I agree with Rick. Gills can get "nippy" and hard to catch on the surface. When this happens I add a dropper to the popper and hookups increase. It is weird because the gills are totally...
  13. Thread: New Materials

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    Never tried Nanofil. I waiting for a sale I...

    Never tried Nanofil. I waiting for a sale I guess. Plus, I have a 5 years supply of fireline to use up. I have a feeling that the Nanofil is a lot like fireline. Remember... it gets better the...
  14. Thread: New Materials

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    As long as we are discussing "new" material, I...

    As long as we are discussing "new" material, I will throw in the ring my favorite new material......Berkley Fireline Crystal. I use the 2lb and 4lb test for almost all my leaders. I have gone the...
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    This is great information. I have always assumed...

    This is great information. I have always assumed that the different weights in the same model would have relatively similar action. That being said, I do not own any rods of the same model in...
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    Different wts different actions

    Last summer a bought a 6wt rod from a major manufacturer. I love the rod and it is my "go to" rod when I need a six weight. My nephew bought the same model only in a 3 wt. When I casted my...
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    My first experience with a fly fisherman on a...

    My first experience with a fly fisherman on a stream was getting yelled at for bringing my son with me to the trout stream. It our my first at trout fishing. Granted, my son (9yrs) may have...
  18. In July and August here in southern wisconsin my...

    In July and August here in southern wisconsin my fishing switches from trout to small mouth. I tend to find that the heat of summer tends to improve the fishing in the rivers so do not fear the heat...
  19. I loved the pictures. Thanks for posting. Good...

    I loved the pictures. Thanks for posting. Good luck at the opener or Saturday. Maybe if I am lucky we will meet on a driftless stream. Don't worry,,,,,I will let you fish through first. :)
    caribe
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    I thought it was Al Gore invented the Y2K :D. ...

    I thought it was Al Gore invented the Y2K :D. Welcome to the forum Dave.

    caribe
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    There are some streams that I would not think of...

    There are some streams that I would not think of taking a fishing home yet other streams taking a few home for a meal I know would not even put a dent in the population. Regardless of the...
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    Great Post.....As a avid driftless area fan and...

    Great Post.....As a avid driftless area fan and fisherman it is nice to see those wonderful "giving" individuals who have brought so much pleasure to my trout fishing. I wish I could thank them...
  23. Thread: Crappie Flies

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    Do a search on this FAOL site for Al Campbell's...

    Do a search on this FAOL site for Al Campbell's "Crappie Candy". He named it well and it is my favorite crappie fly.
    caribe
  24. Thread: TFO warranty

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    Oldfrat, I too am concerned about warranty abuse...

    Oldfrat,
    I too am concerned about warranty abuse and how it mayaffect rod prices. But, keep in mind that this warranty allowed my 3 sons and Ito fish with quality equipment without the worry that if...
  25. Thread: TFO warranty

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    TFO warranty

    It happened again. I wanted to get a picture of a nice brown I had caught and I set my rod down to get the camara. In the excitment of landing a nice fish my son stepped on my 8ft 2 wt and the...
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