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    Opening day was not what it once was with quite a...

    Opening day was not what it once was with quite a few places open year around but it still is an event in Michigan.
    We do celebrate our openings whether its trout, deer, or grouse. Pheasant used to...
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    who still has an opening day

    Just got back from the annual pilgrimage to my trout camp on the AuSable. We talked a little about how the opener is not as big a deal since we have some waterline year round. Believe opening weekend...
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    [QUOTE=NJTroutbum;507885]Like I said earlier, I...

    [QUOTE=NJTroutbum;507885]Like I said earlier, I read the report and saw all of that. I understand the statements....but don't see the private label relevance. :)[/QUOTE

    The relevance is that they...
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    so many great builders. Many are hobby guys who...

    so many great builders. Many are hobby guys who don't sell rods. If you get a chance go to a rod builders get together. You would have the chance to cast many rods and see for yourself who you like...
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    Your best chance would be in the keys in my...

    Your best chance would be in the keys in my opinion. The lower keys should see fish first and if it gets warm early like the last couple years the fish will be there.
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    It is fun to read but it is tough for me to take...

    It is fun to read but it is tough for me to take much from his shootout. I know from my experience that changing to a different line could make a dud cast great or the reverse. I have gone to shows...
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    Dont get back as much as I did but I learned alot...

    Dont get back as much as I did but I learned alot from this site. I went a long way toward feeding the passion this sport has become for me.
    -Jeff
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    When considering the nymphs living in a stretch...

    When considering the nymphs living in a stretch of river it is important to know that not all nymphs are the same. Just concerning mayfly's they can be subdivided into the following
    Clingers -...
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    I would say all in considering I have spent my...

    I would say all in considering I have spent my entire savings getting into the business. If you took away fly fishing away from me you would loose a lot of who I am.
    -Jeff
  10. Thread: ruberized cork

    by birddog
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    ruberized cork

    I have experianced some problems with rods I have built with the best cork I can find getting worn from guys casting heavy flies and fighting big fish. These are guys who fish 4-5 times a week and...
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    Thanks for the replies. Certainly recieved some...

    Thanks for the replies. Certainly recieved some interesting point of view
    -Jeff
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    Byron, as much as the rod manufacturers would...

    Byron,
    as much as the rod manufacturers would like you to believe they are developing the graphite technology this is not really true. Materials have been developed for the aerospace and military...
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    Thanks for the replies, My question was not...

    Thanks for the replies,
    My question was not directed to the start ups offering cheaper products but those making top level rods and reels for a price comparable to the top end name brands. With...
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    would you buy from a small flyfishing company

    Over the last few years there have been a few small top end fly fishing company's pop up around the country. I am curios if you would buy a rod or reel from a small company? some new company's import...
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    for guides, buying direct from Mike at snake...

    for guides, buying direct from Mike at snake guides. He is a great guy with a top notch product. The guys at hook and hackle are good to work with and also mudhole. for cork it gets tougher. I buy...
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    Bamboo rods are not fine china. They are built to...

    Bamboo rods are not fine china. They are built to use, There is a lot of sweat a builder puts into the construction of a bamboo rod. I have not cast one of Steve's but I will say if he sells them for...
  17. All very deserving, glad to see my friend Rusty...

    All very deserving, glad to see my friend Rusty on the list

    -Jeff
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    Clutchflyrods.com

    Clutchflyrods.com
  19. Thread: voo doo cast

    by birddog
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    It is a way to get your fly and line off the...

    It is a way to get your fly and line off the water and still load the rod on a roll cast. But the real reason to learn casts such as this is it develops your casting and feel for the line in...
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    golden gate casting ponds

    I will be in San Francisco July 30-31 and plan on hitting both the Oakland club and golden gate ponds. If anyone from the area would like to meet me there I would like that. I will have a bunch of...
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    Byron, I don't want to hyjack the thread, this...

    Byron,
    I don't want to hyjack the thread, this could easily change into a different topic and I don't think promoting a business is fair to the forum without paying for that right. As you see I have...
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    I have a strong opinion of the large rod makers....

    I have a strong opinion of the large rod makers. I have watched many rods that I thought could not get better be discontinued to put out a new line to generate sales. I understand this and when you...
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    I will be there for the weekend also. Stop by...

    I will be there for the weekend also.
    Stop by the "Clutch FlyRods" booth and say hi
    -Jeff
  24. Thread: Denver Show

    by birddog
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    Denver Show

    If you find yourself at the Denver Fly fishing show ( Jan 4-6) Stop by the Clutch Fly rod booth and say hi.
    -Jeff
  25. Thread: New Bamboo

    by birddog
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    NT, Congrats on your first Bamboo. I am also new...

    NT,
    Congrats on your first Bamboo. I am also new to Bamboo and have a couple new bamboo rods this spring. I have been very busy with an early Saltwater trip and then the graduation of my daughter...
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