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    Dacron backing splice knot

    I am planning to fish for pike in the spring, and I'm putting together my gear now. I have two 50 yard spools of 30 lb dacron backing that I would like to combine to form a total of 100 yard...
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    Hardy Viscount Disc LA 5/6 Reel

    I have a Hardy Viscount Disc LA 5/6 reel that I want to sell. It is about 10 years old, but has only been fished a half dozen times. As you might guess, it is in excellent shape, with only a few...
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    Reel is sold.

    Reel is sold.
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    Hardy Flyweight reel

    I have a Hardy Flyweight reel that I am interested in selling since I just sold my 3 weight rod. The reel is in VG+ condition, as assessed by a local tackle dealer. Mechanically it is perfect;...
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    Rod is now sold. Reel is still available for...

    Rod is now sold. Reel is still available for $100 plus $5 shipping.

    Tom
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    I have taken pictures of the rod and reel, and...

    I have taken pictures of the rod and reel, and will gladly send them to anyone who wants to see them.
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    The rod and the reel are still available,...

    The rod and the reel are still available, although there is one person who is trying to come up with the funds to buy one or both of them.

    The reel has 1/2 of a SA Mastery DT3F GPX fly line and 50...
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    Hardy Zenith 8' 3 wt rod

    I have a lovely 4 piece 8ft 3wt Hardy Zenith that I have decided to sell. It is a great little rod, but it doesn't quite have enough backbone to handle the Wyoming winds that I frequently encounter...
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    As he has done so many times during my life, my...

    As he has done so many times during my life, my older brother got me out of a jam again: he gave me a reel that will meet my needs. It is an old Hardy Viscount disc drag 5/6 reel. Despite the fact...
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    7/8 weight reel

    I want to try my hand at Pike fishing this month, and I bought a RIO WF7F Pike line. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit on the reel I intended to use, so I'm now looking for a used reel that will handle...
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    I have a 9' 4 wt 2 piece Z-axis that is almost...

    I have a 9' 4 wt 2 piece Z-axis that is almost new, having been fished only 4 times. If you are interested, pm me to discuss.
  12. Thread: DT7F line

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    DT7F line

    Looking for a deal on a good quality new DT7F line to use for tossing big bass bugs. If anyone has one that they wish to part with, please pm me.

    Thanks

    Tom
  13. http://www.flyfisherman.com/2012/05/07/2012-tippet...

    http://www.flyfisherman.com/2012/05/07/2012-tippet-shootout/

    According to the above "Tippet Shootout" there is no systematic understatement of tippet strength. I would be surprised if there was a...
  14. [QUOTE=Buddy Sanders;491603]I get that the...

    [QUOTE=Buddy Sanders;491603]I get that the breaking strengths are different. But does it really matter? It's not like it's required, or even desirable, to use a leader that 'matches' the 'X' size of...
  15. On the Relative Strength of Knotless Tapered Leaders and of Tippets

    Until recently I assumed that a 5x leader and a 5x tippet from the same manufacturer had the same breaking strength, but this is apparently not the case. For example, The Orvis Mirage Fluorocarbon...
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    I have been tempted to use fishing line instead...

    I have been tempted to use fishing line instead of tippet, but when I look critically at the sizes, I always decide to go with the (smaller diameter) tippet.

    However, I refuse to pay the $15-$18...
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    Whither the DT fly line?

    In trying to replace a few older fly lines, I have discovered that many of the major brands of fly lines now have eliminated the double taper fly line from their high end floating lines. For...
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    I don't know what the heck is going on, but I...

    I don't know what the heck is going on, but I have posted a response three times, without it registering. Let me try for a fourth time,

    I., too, us a furled mono butt, then ad 2 ft of 2 wt fluor,...
  19. I received my generic fly line yesterday. It is...

    I received my generic fly line yesterday. It is bright green ("fruit green") and is 100 feet in length. It has welded loops on both ends. The finish on the line is smooth and without defects. The...
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    A couple of years back, I hooked the same fish 3...

    A couple of years back, I hooked the same fish 3 times in about 10 minutes. I broke him off on the first two takes, but landed him--and my two other flies--on the third try. Not a very clever...
  21. Prairieschooner Thanks so much for providing...

    Prairieschooner

    Thanks so much for providing the contact information for your source of generic fly lines. I visited the site and bought a line to try. I will report back on my impressions after...
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    The Orvis click and pawl reel is very light and...

    The Orvis click and pawl reel is very light and balances well on the newer generation of very light rods. It looks and feels like an inexpensive reel, but it functions well in smaller sizes where a...
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    Since I have worked in the pharmaceutical industry, let me comment on your analogy of fly line research and pharmaceutical research and development.

    Pharmaceutical research is driven by a desire...
  24. Does anyone have an informed opinion of the...

    Does anyone have an informed opinion of the actual costs of manufacturing a fly line??? Seems to me that it can't be more than $10. Am I wrong??
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    Thomas Yet another vote for the original...

    Thomas

    Yet another vote for the original Loomis GLX. This rod has withstood the test of time.
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