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    I'm not sure what you're saying Jack. You're not...

    I'm not sure what you're saying Jack. You're not talking about modifying a thread leader are you? Do you making a furled leader from light mono? I've used mono furled leaders and do not think they...
  2. Thread: Self Control

    by vicrider
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    I have. Using an 8wt. graphite rod for steelhead...

    I have. Using an 8wt. graphite rod for steelhead and caught a 2# brookie. All I could think of was I wish I'd have caught that on my 3wt. bamboo.;)
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    I'm going to have do some reading up on this...

    I'm going to have do some reading up on this stuff but when you guys talk about 3-4-5wt. 2 handed rods those lines are not the same lines I'd be using on my 7'6" rods. You talk about shooting heads...
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    Spent many years fishing the driftless area of WI...

    Spent many years fishing the driftless area of WI around Dodgeville when I lived in IL. Once the initial rush to catch off as many of the stocked rainbows was over the fishing and the room to fish...
  5. Thread: Self Control

    by vicrider
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    I am in agreement that you should retain...

    I am in agreement that you should retain self-control financially. The ability to ward off sudden impulse purchases is hard for any of us. This is different tho. First, the medical can be put on...
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    If it's yours and keeping it and using are more...

    If it's yours and keeping it and using are more important than future sales, a file will make any reel foot fit. Very few old reels that were actually used didn't end up with file marks to fit some...
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    When I lived in IL and MN we used to have those...

    When I lived in IL and MN we used to have those great big bushy tailed grey squirrels that would have been great for tying. Down here in OK all we have in our area is those brown, scrawny tailed,...
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    When I lived up north I learned to really hate...

    When I lived up north I learned to really hate squirrels and chipmunks. I had a really nice two man popup darkhouse which they chewed all up in the rafters of my shed. Mice were bad too. Chipmunks...
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    I'm with Umpqua. That first level to taper...

    I'm with Umpqua. That first level to taper section is insignificant. It would be nice to have a scale the you could hang loops from but I just have a small grains/grams scale with about a 3"x4"...
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    I mean, what says yes to a prosperous and happy...

    I mean, what says yes to a prosperous and happy new year then dining on Waffle House cuisine. Any fights going on in the parking lot?
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    Philly, would that be the Araucana chicken. Years...

    Philly, would that be the Araucana chicken. Years ago an Aunt and Unc had a bunch of them and they laid distinctly blue eggs. I looked up a few pics and the neck has big hunks of feathers growing out...
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    My wife and I have pretty much given up exchanges...

    My wife and I have pretty much given up exchanges the last several years. We let each other know what we got them. I got her a new mixer. Little did I realize that top of the line mixers can cost...
  13. Thread: Confused

    by vicrider
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    Furled leaders were mentioned but your offer and...

    Furled leaders were mentioned but your offer and advice are right on. A short, heavy furled leader with a short hunk of tippet does a great job. The other thing not specifically mentioned is line...
  14. That Jerry, is absolutely beautiful. Take the...

    That Jerry, is absolutely beautiful. Take the plastic off and go fishing now. That's what Ron built it for. I have a 8' 5wt. quad built by Tim Zietek that I bought the blank with a rattan handle in...
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    These were deer hair bassbugs I received in a...

    These were deer hair bassbugs I received in a Christmas Secret Santa Swap. Too cool to fish with tho the person wanted me to.
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  16. Got to understand my thinking runs strongly to...

    Got to understand my thinking runs strongly to bamboo these days. And for building a custom rod that is going to become an heirloom, there are several well known and very well respected builders out...
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    I like to throw the Hog Snare for bass with an...

    I like to throw the Hog Snare for bass with an 8wt. and yes, it does handle it well. I do take the casting plane about 10-15% to the right tho. When I make it work right I do a "Belgium" cast,...
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    In MN we were allowed up to 3 flies while trout...

    In MN we were allowed up to 3 flies while trout or pan fishing with fly rod. I used a 3 wet fly system a lot and didn't have as much trouble as one would expect, especially for the limited fly...
  19. Thread: Sinking gels

    by vicrider
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    I don't know that I'd want to order anything from...

    I don't know that I'd want to order anything from a place that advertised that Xinc could make the fly sink like it's lead. Our resident chemist explained it right that all these products do (and I...
  20. Sorry to hear this. It is the most violated...

    Sorry to hear this. It is the most violated feeling to know someone took your possessions of years of work and saving just to support their drug habits or sell at a dime on the dollar. And WarrenP,...
  21. He might have needed a little help but since...

    He might have needed a little help but since there's little chance I'll be around for 100 I am happy to see him out there. Wish he'd have hooked his own fish instead of just taking over the rods.
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    This is a dacron to dacron connection. Tie a nail...

    This is a dacron to dacron connection. Tie a nail knot to flyline and it digs in should never slip. Tie dacron to dacron with a nail knot and you have a recipe for disaster with just your knot trying...
  23. Thread: Loop knot

    by vicrider
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    I have used jigs for walleye fishing and bass...

    I have used jigs for walleye fishing and bass fishing, streamers on fly rods. The loop knot I've used for years is the simple Uni-Knot. I would tie this, slide it to the point I wanted the loop, then...
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    On another board the fly that came up and had...

    On another board the fly that came up and had it's proponents and distracters was the Jassid. Beautiful little fly I've tied a few of and have them in my box but never used. Like so many have stated...
  25. Thread: Bass leader

    by vicrider
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    All good info. Guess I've gone Hi-Tech for bass...

    All good info. Guess I've gone Hi-Tech for bass these days. Have a couple of outfits set up and use a Furled Leader designed for bass or bigger bugs and streamers. The bass versions are only about...
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