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    having moved 11 times in 21 years in the service,...

    having moved 11 times in 21 years in the service, I got to know EXACTLY what I had... still have boxes of "stuff" sealed up in the attic from 2 moves ago....
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    We used to do this at least 6 or 7 years ago on...

    We used to do this at least 6 or 7 years ago on Fly Tying Forum. It was interesting but I guess it didn't hold enough enthusiasm to keep going. In today's day and age of information overload, no...
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    why do folks want to believe fly fishing is so...

    why do folks want to believe fly fishing is so ridiculously complicated?

    MOST of us are not fly-only anglers... most people come to fly fishing after already fishing with spinning or other...
  4. A guide then is essentially a contractor you hire...

    A guide then is essentially a contractor you hire to provide a service. If you hired a contractor to put a new roof on your house, and in the process they tore up your front yard with a truck,...
  5. wow, sounds like the rod company is the only...

    wow, sounds like the rod company is the only party stepping up to make things even partially right. The so-called "guide" is obviously a POS and the lodge is not much better. I don't get angry,...
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    I live just across the Susquehanna River from...

    I live just across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg
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    Sadly, so many have never LEARNED what the cost...

    Sadly, so many have never LEARNED what the cost of liberty was, so they have nothing to remember... those of us who do, thank you.
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    double Uni-knot, without question. But as...

    double Uni-knot, without question. But as you've already identified, it is pointless in your application. Might as well just not even connect the two lengths of backing... just wind one on over...
  9. Thread: sensitivity

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    this, like so many other ways, shows a major...

    this, like so many other ways, shows a major difference in fly fishing versus other types of fishing. With modern graphite rods and zero-stretch superlines on spinning and casting outfits, it is...
  10. Thread: Fiberglass

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    what's the price range for an early Phillipson...

    what's the price range for an early Phillipson glass rod?
  11. It boils down to the fact that in reality, trout...

    It boils down to the fact that in reality, trout are not "smart"... why at times will they absolutely smash a fast-stripped size 8 woolly bugger in the middle of a BWO hatch, why even so-called picky...
  12. It only matters what the fish believe.

    It only matters what the fish believe.
  13. YES THE INDIVIDUAL'S FAILURE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF...

    YES THE INDIVIDUAL'S FAILURE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LODGE / SHOP!

    He works for the shop, he IS the shop!

    IMO you should have had a new rod of equal or greater quality in your hand when you...
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    one thing to consider is that wading boots...

    one thing to consider is that wading boots GENERALLY do better at keeping out sand, gravel, and debris than do sneakers. Even with good wading boots and gravel gaitors/cuffs, a lot of sand and...
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    Excellent call, Byron. Just read or take a...

    Excellent call, Byron.

    Just read or take a nap.
  16. I've skinned and tanned more than a few large...

    I've skinned and tanned more than a few large Diamondbacks, and you'd be amazed how much a skin can be STRETCHED. A 5 foot snake (which is still a very large rattlesnake) can easily be stretched to 7...
  17. I've caught adult, wild trout which were total...

    I've caught adult, wild trout which were total pushovers- for instance hitting a big stimulator during a BWO hatch, and I've fished for hatchery trout which were selective and difficult... and all...
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    If it didn't have six legs, it wasn't an...

    If it didn't have six legs, it wasn't an insect... it might have been a micro UAV surveillance craft......
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    I have had allergies all my life,,, Severe, with...

    I have had allergies all my life,,, Severe, with a capital S, to most kinds of animal dander and to a lesser extent, fur. Dogs are strictly off limits to me, to the point of contact causing hives...
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    Hey, I lived in Tok for two years in the mid...

    Hey, I lived in Tok for two years in the mid 2000's... .Art is not talking about wind chill.

    Paradichlorobenzene. Full Stop.
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    They should not be tight. For me it is a real...

    They should not be tight. For me it is a real pain because not many come equipped to handle size 13-14 feet.
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    Interesting article, and all the more reasons why...

    Interesting article, and all the more reasons why I am happy that in my 35+ years of fly fishing, I have never, ever, bought a commercially tied fly.
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    Like to be comfortable, but really, get up and...

    Like to be comfortable, but really, get up and move around once in a while??? If I tie flies to the point that I get sore, and can't walk around and loosen up a bit, there is a big problem!
    ...
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    that kind of BS is inexcusable. A similar type...

    that kind of BS is inexcusable. A similar type of thing happened to me a few years back with Feather Craft - and the response was poor, the impression given that it just wasn't a matter worth...
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    Only applies to trout, if it really applies at...

    Only applies to trout, if it really applies at all. I catch a hell of a lot of fish in the east on size 10 and 12 wet flies.

    Contrast your small flies to the practice of using large 3 and 4...
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