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    Rent a party boat and fish the bay you will find...

    Rent a party boat and fish the bay you will find excellent striper and weakfish action. You can also fish and crab from the tidal salt marshes. I fish on the Jersey side so I can not recommend a...
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    I built a 9wt with the same seat and the insert...

    I built a 9wt with the same seat and the insert did fit into the blank. You could glue the blank up 1" in the seat to make room for the fighting butt insert, this will still give you 3.25" of contact...
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    My home waters are mostly salt water. In NJ we...

    My home waters are mostly salt water. In NJ we have a lot of salt water and I would not be opposed to a salt water stamp added to our fresh water license. Too many people in my state including...
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    I always try to place my guides on or as close to...

    I always try to place my guides on or as close to the ferrule as possible and combine the wraps. This is very common and will not harm the rod. Goodluck... FB.
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    One ticket to a basketball game cost me as much...

    One ticket to a basketball game cost me as much as 4 years worth of fishing licences, and the game only lasted one hour. With a paid fishing license you get to fish 8760 hours. Thats a fraction of a...
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    I do a lot of pickerel fishing on the acidic runs...

    I do a lot of pickerel fishing on the acidic runs coming out of the pinebarrens. They are just about the only fish we find in acidic waters. They like any kind of streamer but mostly bright colors,...
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    Just bending down the barb is not enough for me...

    Just bending down the barb is not enough for me anymore because many times they are still hard to remove. I totally grind the barbs off when I tie the fly. Why do barbless hooks cost more than...
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    PETA takes the moral high ground. If there is no...

    PETA takes the moral high ground. If there is no moral high ground they invent one then take it. Sorta like what we do around bait fishers. Once you get in a position of moral superiorty your views...
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    A quick way to make of fool of yourself is to...

    A quick way to make of fool of yourself is to backcast a slack line in a headwind. That is how I got a no.12 Adams dry stuck in my forearm. The fly had a turned down barb which as we all know still...
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    Glad nobody was looking

    Have you ever had times you made a fool of yourself and was glad nobody was looking. It happened to me yesterday. I get out to the water, go to pull off my leader from the reel and found the leader...
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    Jed. I fish on the Delaware Bay side of NJ. But...

    Jed. I fish on the Delaware Bay side of NJ. But folks along the coast between AC and the Cape are in the middle of some of the most active sripper fishing of the season. goodluck FB.
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    On rods 4wt and under single foot chrome guides...

    On rods 4wt and under single foot chrome guides work well. I assume your casting under 50 ft. Using an SIC type ring in the guides will not pay off with short casting distance rods. I found the...
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    Featherchucker, If you want less "boing for the...

    Featherchucker, If you want less "boing for the buck" for your next rod get a Dan Craft blank. I build on Dans blanks they have a faster tip flex taper that allows you to go between from a 3 wt to a...
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    I start with a 1/16" trip wrap 1/8" from the foot...

    I start with a 1/16" trip wrap 1/8" from the foot then transistion to the guide wrap. Bob.
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    Hiking to a fishing spot is not usually the...

    Hiking to a fishing spot is not usually the problem, its when your fishing and see a spot 100 yards down stream that looks better. So you hike down stream with your rod setup ready to cast. That is...
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    Yuppie type fishing vests?

    There is a mailorder company in the midwest USA that sells work clothes, bucket bosses and all manner of canvas brown and duckie. Its not the stuff actual working folks wear, they sell the kind of...
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    My dad was a custom home builder from the 1920's...

    My dad was a custom home builder from the 1920's to the 70's. He would build a house one at a time and take his time to get it right. He would give the buyer a lifetime gaurantee.. My dad's lifetime...
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    Hook up or hook down

    I have been tying comparaduns this week. Some I tie with the hook below the fly body, but I like the look of the hook above the body. The fly rides lower to the water and looks more realistic with...
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    Ever wonder why fishing and hunting attracts so...

    Ever wonder why fishing and hunting attracts so many low life types. Around here the low life types dominate the waterways. Sorta makes me embarrassed to say Im a fisherman.
    Its safe to say that...
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    Keep in mind when you spend $600 a big chunk of...

    Keep in mind when you spend $600 a big chunk of that goes to the fly shop owner, so at least find a worthy fly shop to buy it from instead of the Cabela brothers...

    The best time I ever spent was...
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    I raised my own birds for 35 years and even...

    I raised my own birds for 35 years and even though avaian flu's have come and gone around here many times I never had a case of it in my flocks simply because I kept them well isolated. Im sure...
  22. A correction. My first example was incorrect, the...

    A correction. My first example was incorrect, the tax is based on the wholesale value so the rod price should come down around $20-$25 depending on what kind a deal the retailer has with the company....
  23. Sportfishing excise tax. Have rod prices fallen?

    The sport fishing excise tax law changed on Sept 30th. With the old rules there was a 10% tax on all fishing gear over $100. So a $600 fly rod included a $55 tax, its pre tax value was $545. With the...
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    (sorry part missing)I plan to get another butt...

    (sorry part missing)I plan to get another butt section and build a custom grip using exotic burl cork.I believe if your going to build a custom rod it should look special and not just a copy of a...
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    I built a forecast 9'5wt.from a h&h kit. A...

    I built a forecast 9'5wt.from a h&h kit. A pleasure to cast especially good rollcasting rod. I plan to get another butt section and build
    BTW if you want to dull the gloss finish try using a...
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