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    I was going to go with jims... suggestion on...

    I was going to go with jims... suggestion on modifying the foot. If you're pretty sure you're going to keep the rod and reel together for some time then it should be no problem. Only problem if you...
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    dudley, what are you fishing with? Looks like a...

    dudley, what are you fishing with? Looks like a cigarette butt fly with a long black trailer of nymph back.
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    I have for years used the Uni-Knot for almost...

    I have for years used the Uni-Knot for almost everything. I tie it, slide it down to where I want my loop and lock it in. I have caught some very large fish with this loop and the loop did not slide...
  4. Yes, there is that link, but it has never been...

    Yes, there is that link, but it has never been set up to use a paypal link yet. I've looked at it a couple of times for that. I did send an email to see if there is an email addy I can use for a...
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    Interesting thread. Comes up a lot on different...

    Interesting thread. Comes up a lot on different board sites with different hobbies. I'm more of a middleman I guess. Believing you get what you pay for and having had to do with less than quality...
  6. I make no videos. I write no books. I freeload on...

    I make no videos. I write no books. I freeload on all the freebie sites I can. I do this because they're available and do not ask for anything...HOWEVER...I contribute to every site that asks for...
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    If you're not a tru purist about it and want to...

    If you're not a tru purist about it and want to find some of the biggest crappies in the school, use a beadhead or clouser weighted for depth you're looking in. Use yellow or chartreuse and white...
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    I'm not sure what you're saying Jack. You're not...

    I'm not sure what you're saying Jack. You're not talking about modifying a thread leader are you? Do you making a furled leader from light mono? I've used mono furled leaders and do not think they...
  9. Thread: Self Control

    by vicrider
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    I have. Using an 8wt. graphite rod for steelhead...

    I have. Using an 8wt. graphite rod for steelhead and caught a 2# brookie. All I could think of was I wish I'd have caught that on my 3wt. bamboo.;)
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    I'm going to have do some reading up on this...

    I'm going to have do some reading up on this stuff but when you guys talk about 3-4-5wt. 2 handed rods those lines are not the same lines I'd be using on my 7'6" rods. You talk about shooting heads...
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    Spent many years fishing the driftless area of WI...

    Spent many years fishing the driftless area of WI around Dodgeville when I lived in IL. Once the initial rush to catch off as many of the stocked rainbows was over the fishing and the room to fish...
  12. Thread: Self Control

    by vicrider
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    I am in agreement that you should retain...

    I am in agreement that you should retain self-control financially. The ability to ward off sudden impulse purchases is hard for any of us. This is different tho. First, the medical can be put on...
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    If it's yours and keeping it and using are more...

    If it's yours and keeping it and using are more important than future sales, a file will make any reel foot fit. Very few old reels that were actually used didn't end up with file marks to fit some...
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    When I lived in IL and MN we used to have those...

    When I lived in IL and MN we used to have those great big bushy tailed grey squirrels that would have been great for tying. Down here in OK all we have in our area is those brown, scrawny tailed,...
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    When I lived up north I learned to really hate...

    When I lived up north I learned to really hate squirrels and chipmunks. I had a really nice two man popup darkhouse which they chewed all up in the rafters of my shed. Mice were bad too. Chipmunks...
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    I'm with Umpqua. That first level to taper...

    I'm with Umpqua. That first level to taper section is insignificant. It would be nice to have a scale the you could hang loops from but I just have a small grains/grams scale with about a 3"x4"...
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    I mean, what says yes to a prosperous and happy...

    I mean, what says yes to a prosperous and happy new year then dining on Waffle House cuisine. Any fights going on in the parking lot?
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    Philly, would that be the Araucana chicken. Years...

    Philly, would that be the Araucana chicken. Years ago an Aunt and Unc had a bunch of them and they laid distinctly blue eggs. I looked up a few pics and the neck has big hunks of feathers growing out...
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    My wife and I have pretty much given up exchanges...

    My wife and I have pretty much given up exchanges the last several years. We let each other know what we got them. I got her a new mixer. Little did I realize that top of the line mixers can cost...
  20. Thread: Confused

    by vicrider
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    Furled leaders were mentioned but your offer and...

    Furled leaders were mentioned but your offer and advice are right on. A short, heavy furled leader with a short hunk of tippet does a great job. The other thing not specifically mentioned is line...
  21. That Jerry, is absolutely beautiful. Take the...

    That Jerry, is absolutely beautiful. Take the plastic off and go fishing now. That's what Ron built it for. I have a 8' 5wt. quad built by Tim Zietek that I bought the blank with a rattan handle in...
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    These were deer hair bassbugs I received in a...

    These were deer hair bassbugs I received in a Christmas Secret Santa Swap. Too cool to fish with tho the person wanted me to.
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  23. Got to understand my thinking runs strongly to...

    Got to understand my thinking runs strongly to bamboo these days. And for building a custom rod that is going to become an heirloom, there are several well known and very well respected builders out...
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    I like to throw the Hog Snare for bass with an...

    I like to throw the Hog Snare for bass with an 8wt. and yes, it does handle it well. I do take the casting plane about 10-15% to the right tho. When I make it work right I do a "Belgium" cast,...
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    In MN we were allowed up to 3 flies while trout...

    In MN we were allowed up to 3 flies while trout or pan fishing with fly rod. I used a 3 wet fly system a lot and didn't have as much trouble as one would expect, especially for the limited fly...
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