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    I often will take a 7 1/2' 4x leader and add 18"...

    I often will take a 7 1/2' 4x leader and add 18" of 5x tippet to give me a 9' leader. That way as I change flies and cut back, I'll know where my tippet starts. I have also started experimenting with...
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    No matter how old you are there is always someone...

    No matter how old you are there is always someone whose older and thinks you are "just a kid". A few I find somewhat laughable.
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    Done! And will continue to pray.

    Done! And will continue to pray.
  4. I heard heart attack. Last night a friend here in...

    I heard heart attack. Last night a friend here in Des Moines, told me it was an aneurysm. Either way it was quick and painless.
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    I would call Orvis. They may tell you to to...

    I would call Orvis. They may tell you to to stretch the springs. But I would call them first.

    Dave
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    My thoughts exactly.

    My thoughts exactly.
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    Rio still makes their Trout LT in a DT and...

    Rio still makes their Trout LT in a DT and Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Trout also comes in a DT. Both lines retail for around $75.00.

    I use the Rio Trout LT on my 5wt.

    Dave
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    Did you get an instruction manual for your vice?...

    Did you get an instruction manual for your vice? What does the manufacturer recommend?
  9. Thread: Broken tip

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    Yep, what Warren said.

    Yep, what Warren said.
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    I think these upgrade programs are good. I've...

    I think these upgrade programs are good. I've upgraded a couple of rods through Anglers Habitat and also directly with St Croix.

    Dave
  11. Glad to hear things worked out. St Croix is a...

    Glad to hear things worked out. St Croix is a fine company.
  12. I imagine, you do know that St Croix no longer...

    I imagine, you do know that St Croix no longer makes the Legend Ultra. So them replacing it with an Imperial, which is not made in Mexico, but is made in Park Falls, seems to me a fair compromise....
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    If we're talking about trout then it would be a...

    If we're talking about trout then it would be a size 16 Pink Squirrel Nymph.
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    Well I am young at heart. I'll turn 64 before the...

    Well I am young at heart. I'll turn 64 before the year ends and have had several operations on both of my knees. But if my knees bother me to the point that I can't kneel, which I rarely do, when...
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    Just out of curiosity, isn't the purpose of...

    Just out of curiosity, isn't the purpose of wearing knee pads with waders, to not only provide padding for your knees, but more importantly to prevent damage to your waders when kneeling?
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    I will sometimes use a sink tip line in rivers...

    I will sometimes use a sink tip line in rivers early in the year when fishing for smallmouth bass.

    Tips

    1. For the most part you do not need a long leader. I normally keep mine at 4' or less....
  17. Thread: tippet size

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    I would agree.

    I would agree.
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    Warren That's odd, because I only had on msg...

    Warren

    That's odd, because I only had on msg in my in-box. It is empty now.
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    There have been times, when catching wipers and...

    There have been times, when catching wipers and carp that it would be nice to stick the butt of the rod in my belly to help provide a bit more leverage. When the whites are running it gets pretting...
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    I already have a 6wt, but was thinking of getting...

    I already have a 6wt, but was thinking of getting another but one with a fighting butt.
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    Echo Ion 6wt ?

    I am thinking about adding a 6wt with a fighting butt and was wondering does anyone have this rod and what your thoughts are. I would primarily be using it for smallmouth bass in smaller rivers.
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  22. The DVD is not just some guy catching fish. It is...

    The DVD is not just some guy catching fish. It is a true instructional DVD. I kind of liken it to the book in DVD form. He shows how to do the "crayfish hop" and other techniques. I think it is well...
  23. New Smallmouth Fly Fishing DVD from Tim Holschlag

    I bought Tim's book; "Smallmouth Fly Fishing" several years ago and found it to be the best book I have ever read on fly fishing form smallies. When he came out with the DVD, naturally I had to check...
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    You gotta go to Sloppy Joe's. Also, El Siboney...

    You gotta go to Sloppy Joe's. Also, El Siboney (Cuban food) on Catherine St, but get there early as it does get crowded. For Mexican I would go to El Chico. Good food and reasonable prices. And don't...
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    My Fishpond Vest has a built in dryer. When I am...

    My Fishpond Vest has a built in dryer. When I am not wearing my vest I use a Finsport, which I ordered from BRF.
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