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  1. I have food allergies to fish and chicken. I can...

    I have food allergies to fish and chicken. I can handle both fish and flies. If you put chicken meat (raw without skin) on my skin long enough, however, I will get a rash (I discovered this working...
  2. Thread: Teton tioga

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    I have several Teton Tiogas, they are fantastic...

    I have several Teton Tiogas, they are fantastic reels and I wouldn't hesitate to buy more of them. They've been smooth, and reliable (practically bulletproof considering the abuse I've given them)...
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    I've had the Castwell knot slip with a furled...

    I've had the Castwell knot slip with a furled leader once before, but only after trying to dislodge a fly from tree limbs. If you pull on it the knot will hold, but I wouldn't count on it to stay...
  4. Re: unusual animals/amphibians/strange things caught on fly tack

    I hooked (by the feathers, not in its flesh) a duck once that had dived under the water. I was kind of surprised when my line went flying into the air.
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    Re: Furled Leaders

    I never have to, but I do usually end up stepping down my tippets during the course of use rather than cutting off and replacing the whole thing.

    I usually wash them with dish detergent, it works...
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    It seems like you've got plenty of advice on...

    It seems like you've got plenty of advice on shorb loops, so I won't comment on those. What I will say is that perfection loops work just fine. I tie on in the end of the leader if I ever happen to...
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    I've seen Joe Humphreys do this cast out to about...

    I've seen Joe Humphreys do this cast out to about 60 feet, absolutely amazing.

    If you are stabbing yourself with the fly you are doing it wrong, make a small bend in the fly line and hold that...
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    I had a friend use live tadpoles as bait a few...

    I had a friend use live tadpoles as bait a few times. Oddly enough, he couldn't have bought a "bite" on one of them. I've always wondered how other people have fared using them, whether it be bait or...
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    I've got a couple Tiogas, they've been such a...

    I've got a couple Tiogas, they've been such a good reels that I can't recommend them enough.
  10. You can get a magnetic net release without the...

    You can get a magnetic net release without the bungie cord for 10 bucks. I bought one and added my own cord later using about 30 or 40 cents of bungie material I bought at a rock climbing store, a...
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    I had an Okuma Sierra a few years ago, it usually...

    I had an Okuma Sierra a few years ago, it usually worked fine, but on two occasions I broke off salmon because a grain of sand had worked it's way into the drag. At that time I wouldn't ever let my...
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    "Fire ants, Killer bees. . ." Both of those...

    "Fire ants, Killer bees. . ."

    Both of those migrated up from South America and came from Africa aboard ships before that. . . we don't want them down South either! :lol:
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    I have been told that the 6/0 unithread formula I...

    I have been told that the 6/0 unithread formula I use is approximately 10 lb test (6 strands at the tip). I have broken a couple trying to get flies on large tippets out of trees and that seems about...
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    I wasn't kidding! I'm not trying to besmirch...

    I wasn't kidding! I'm not trying to besmirch catfish I always catch catfish on the local ponds that way, especially when I'm not trying for them! I never catch them on poppers (or anything else for...
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    I usually catch catfish when I just let a black...

    I usually catch catfish when I just let a black wooly bugger sit on the bottom. . . often when I've got part of the line tangled on my shoelaces and I haven't started retreiving the fly yet. I doubt...
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    Edit: Hmm, somehow my post ended up in the wrong...

    Edit: Hmm, somehow my post ended up in the wrong thread. . . too many windows open I guess. :oops:
  17. It's not safe for me to eat 'em, I happen to be...

    It's not safe for me to eat 'em, I happen to be allergic to fish! Go figure. :lol:
  18. Thread: Poppers

    by Bill Blake
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    8T, I've been catching them on all kinds of...

    8T,

    I've been catching them on all kinds of things other than poppers so I don't think it's likely that I'm fishing in a place with no bass. However, I often fish the city park ponds or other...
  19. I didn't realize they considered chewing your...

    I didn't realize they considered chewing your fingernails to be a manicure these days. http://flyanglersonline.com/bb/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif

    The only time my hands look nice is if I've been...
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    I've never fished it, but I read a couple of...

    I've never fished it, but I read a couple of articles about it recently. I don't remember whether or not they were online, but I'll see what I can dig up.
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    Well, you can Kayak Devil's River but I...

    Well, you can Kayak Devil's River but I understand that you have to be in pretty good shape and be well prepared for a long trip in an inhospitable environment.
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    If you find them harder to catch during the "dog...

    If you find them harder to catch during the "dog days of summer" it's probably because you're fishing in water that's too warm. The most comprehensive book I've seen yet for describing where to find...
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    Yes, but it's all private property and I've heard...

    Yes, but it's all private property and I've heard that because of that access is fairly difficult.
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    I had a guide friend up in Maine teach me to set...

    I had a guide friend up in Maine teach me to set the hook twice on smallmouth bass. We both thought it was because we had habitually light hooksets due to all the trout and salmon fishing we did but...
  25. Thread: Bass tidbit

    by Bill Blake
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    I like clear because I like to see the fish, but...

    I like clear because I like to see the fish, but stained is good too.
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