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    Happy Belated B-day and Anniversary! aa

    Happy Belated B-day and Anniversary!

    aa
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    I believe that the smaller the diameter, the...

    I believe that the smaller the diameter, the faster a weighted fly will sink. When fishing BH midge pupa/larva patterns under an indicator, I want that fly down in the zone Quick! I mostly fish such...
  3. I truly enjoyed the article and believe that if...

    I truly enjoyed the article and believe that if all folks on the stream embraced this ideal, we would all have a better experience! I would only add that one should relish the success of other fisher...
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    Another vote for 3769. Pretty close to the old...

    Another vote for 3769. Pretty close to the old American standard wet fly hook Mustad 3906. I realize Mustad's were made in Norway, but they were so commonly distributed and referenced in tying...
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    Hey You Sage Heads...

    Just fell in love with an XP 490 again after a few years of separation. XP's and SLT's were made from graphite IIIe, and I have enjoyed many of those rods. I never could understand what the deal was...
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    Interesting essay if you will in Mid Current:...

    Interesting essay if you will in Mid Current: http://midcurrent.com/gear/fly-rods-no-more-pieces/
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    Wishing you a most wonderful birthday! aa

    Wishing you a most wonderful birthday!

    aa
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    The "regulars" on the Clinch river here in east...

    The "regulars" on the Clinch river here in east TN, have come up with a very similar system using Rams' wool, or Sculpin head wool. Had no idea it was called a New Zealand system. Instead of the...
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    Balmy 21* this morning! Gonna be a HI of 47*. Day...

    Balmy 21* this morning! Gonna be a HI of 47*. Day off, so I am going fishing! Debut for 2014: Wautauga River trout look out!!!

    aa
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    Sharp looking wet fly!

    Sharp looking wet fly!
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    White because it is the closest thing to...

    White because it is the closest thing to translucent wings of the natural spinner. I use the little round feathers that are found on the inside shoulder of a Mallard wing (white to light gray). They...
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    I would be hard pressed not to like the New Orvis...

    I would be hard pressed not to like the New Orvis Battenkill III. Maybe you could locate an Older Ross Colorado 2. A light, durable USA made c&p reel that can usually be had for around 1 benjamin
  13. Thanks guys! holed up and working night shifts!...

    Thanks guys! holed up and working night shifts! single digit temps coming during my off days next week...bummer! Got a new-to-me Sage XP 490 2pc rod coming and may not get to fish it for a while:(
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    Welcome aboard! Any and ALL questions flyfishing...

    Welcome aboard! Any and ALL questions flyfishing will be addressed on this site...Fire away!
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    2 PC "Premium" graphite fly rods?

    First Rant of 2014:

    What ever happened to the demand for 2pc rods of the "premium" sort? I know demand drives marketing, but I'm sure there are still a few of us around who prefer 2 to 4 pc rods...
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 May your resolutions be...

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    2014 May your resolutions be fruitful!
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    The quiz placed me in Austin, Tx., I have never...

    The quiz placed me in Austin, Tx., I have never lived in Texas. I was born in Connecticut. My family moved to Northern California when I was 4, and I spent K-2nd grade there and was teased...
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    Just got a great deal on a Brodin, Phantom series...

    Just got a great deal on a Brodin, Phantom series "Gallatin" for $74 at a local fly shop. First fish in it was a nice 15" Brownie! Lovin the net with a mayfly magnetic keeper system!
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    For another $75 you should be able to buy a used...

    For another $75 you should be able to buy a used but in great condition Hardy LRH made in England. You won't regret spending the extra $$$.

    aa
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    No Lovelier a gift can be had! God Bless! aa

    No Lovelier a gift can be had! God Bless!

    aa
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    For river nymphing, you betcha! I use pre-treated...

    For river nymphing, you betcha! I use pre-treated floating yarn or indicators made with ram's wool and a piece of 16g wire insulation to snug it down. I use as little as possible needed to suspend...
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    I had a very large flock of them here in East...

    I had a very large flock of them here in East Tennessee about a month or so ago eating the berries off the Privet bushes that grow all along my fence line.
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    I tie a bass/panfish fly that is a Krystal bugger...

    I tie a bass/panfish fly that is a Krystal bugger with a hackle collar as opposed to palmered hackle on the body, and it has barbell eyes like a Clouser so it rides hook point up. Sz 12-6; 3 or 4x...
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    +1 for SA Supra DT flylines. Not the "half-line...

    +1 for SA Supra DT flylines. Not the "half-line weight" heavier as in GPX or Rio Grand, but excellent in all other qualities you'd ask for in a premium flyline
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    I think there is a rod taper out there to suit...

    I think there is a rod taper out there to suit individual tastes for a given application in composite materials, and the rod may fall in any price range, Manufacturers who charge a higher premium for...
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