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    I've used them all for deerhair, but like Kevlar...

    I've used them all for deerhair, but like Kevlar the most. Haven't broken off yet.
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    You are a lucky duck! I grew up in Lansing and...

    You are a lucky duck! I grew up in Lansing and always enjoyed visiting the upper parts of the lower penninsula. Wonderful area. There are some great websites. Google Jim Bedford, hes a pretty well...
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    What outfit and flies do you use for steelhead?...

    What outfit and flies do you use for steelhead? I'm going to give it a try one of these days.
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    Go to the Wisconsin DNR website, follow the...

    Go to the Wisconsin DNR website, follow the fishing regs, trout fishing and they will have a pretty good map for you to look at. I'm on the other side of the state so I can't help with specifics. I...
  5. Thread: worldwind

    by Merak
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    worldwind

    If you have a broadband connection to the internet and a computer running at least 1 gig processor, you should look at this NASA program at Worldwinds. (Google it)Great for tracing the track of your...
  6. Thread: Anybody Fishing?

    by Merak
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    I'm spoiled. I have a nice little pond about 50...

    I'm spoiled. I have a nice little pond about 50 yards from the house full of little munchkin bluegills.I always get a kick when the local kids wander by and see me pulling them in on a little Hare's...
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    Would have been more fun on the 5 wtbut was using...

    Would have been more fun on the 5 wtbut was using my 8 weight beater, cheap rod that works. Only had a 5x tip though. It was on the St Croix and I am looking forward to taking the BIG Rod out for the...
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    Don't expect NWA to sustain their service much...

    Don't expect NWA to sustain their service much longer. All the unions except the pilots (don't let me get started on them!)are on the verge of exploding.
  9. Thread: private property

    by Merak
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    Thats an eye opening website. I'll be emailing...

    Thats an eye opening website. I'll be emailing that one to my buddies. I didn't know federal law applied to local rivers and streams.
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    I was waiting to see if any other airline...

    I was waiting to see if any other airline employees were out there but apparently not. I work for NWA as an aircraft mechanic. Normally I wouldn't put that down for fear of being fired, but after 16...
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    Maybe thats where all the cheap "wild" salmon...

    Maybe thats where all the cheap "wild" salmon from China is coming from.
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    First tiger on a fly

    Caught my first tiger musky on a wooly leech. He was only 16 inches long, but still my first!
  13. Thread: Polar Bear

    by Merak
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    Its free at the zoo. Just hang around after it...

    Its free at the zoo. Just hang around after it closes and when you see his eyes close and start snoring, snip off as much as you need.
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    I have always wanted to catch carp on a fly rod....

    I have always wanted to catch carp on a fly rod. I caught many as a youngster on the Grand River in Lansing MI. DelMonte Sweet Corn on a #6 hook. My Grandfather said when he was little they would put...
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    I'm a cheapy too. I tie using hackles I purchased...

    I'm a cheapy too. I tie using hackles I purchased 20 years ago. Yes, you pay a little extra up front, but the materials last a long time. Granted, dry flies are my least favorite to tie, the real...
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    I had him out in the yard tonight and keeping his...

    I had him out in the yard tonight and keeping his wrist straight, did much better.
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    You all have been most helpful. Thank you!

    You all have been most helpful. Thank you!
  18. Thread: Beginner's Set?

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    Support your local flyshop first before going to...

    Support your local flyshop first before going to Walfart. They will usually have a beginner set and as from reading your introduction you are already an avid sportsman who will be addicted instantly....
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    I will take that as a stiff wrist vote. I have...

    I will take that as a stiff wrist vote. I have been a fly fisherman since I was about 12 or 13 and I'm 43 now. Mostly warm water, grew up in Lansing MI. Brings back a lot of memories reading the...
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    wrist for a beginner

    My wife and I are trying to decide which is the better way to teach our 13 year old to cast. I am self taught with a little help from one of Lefty's books, but I tend to fish with a stiff wrist, My...
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    nail knot.

    nail knot.
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