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  1. Beaverkill is not as technical. Many of the fish...

    Beaverkill is not as technical. Many of the fish are stocked and it is easier to wade. The west branch is more difficult, but it can be floated with a guide. For me a good day on the east branch,...
  2. Thread: wading boots

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    wading boots

    During the summer, I often leave my gear in the car during the day so that I can sneak out after work to fish. The heat in the car does a number on my wading boots. I've gone through a pair each of...
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    Assuming multiple sizes of each, I'd do something...

    Assuming multiple sizes of each, I'd do something like this...

    Pheasant tail
    Hares ear
    Bead head Prince
    Copper John
    Black wooly-bugger

    Adams parachute
    Usual (light)
  4. Thread: Winter Entymology

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    A few thoughts about winter fishing... First,...

    A few thoughts about winter fishing...

    First, there just isn't the same amount of food around in the winter. The the bugs are still around but they aren't moving around much. Like the fish, they...
  5. Thread: Furled Fluoro ...

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    Thanks jack. How many strands get furled at the...

    Thanks jack. How many strands get furled at the tippet end of your leader? What size rod do you typically fish? Most of my time is spent with a 9 ft 5 wt, although the 9 ft 4 wt comes in a close...
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    I'm toying with the idea of a furled mono/fluro...

    I'm toying with the idea of a furled mono/fluro leader for dries. Either Stren 2lb test (if I can find it) or Vanish. Taper it down to four threads threads for attaching to my tippet (which is...
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    net replacement bag

    Am looking to build a few wooden landing nets this winter and I'm wondering if anyone has experience purchasing netting rather than buying replacement nets. Any thoughts, I've been searching the...
  8. Thread: Casting dvd

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    OK, so which dvd is the third video (the good...

    OK, so which dvd is the third video (the good advise) from?
  9. Thread: Casting dvd

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    Thanks gentlemen. My wife is looking for...

    Thanks gentlemen. My wife is looking for Christmas presents and I was leaning toward lefty... Now, I think that I am going to go with th Krieger video.
  10. Thread: Casting dvd

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    Casting dvd

    I am looking for a good casting DVD for those winter months. What is the best one out there?
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    You might also think about region. Most schools...

    You might also think about region. Most schools have regional networks that will help you gain employment when you are done. This is less an issue with the elite schools with national networks, but...
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    As others have said, go to the best school you...

    As others have said, go to the best school you can get into. Pick a college that has the best program and faculty for what you want to study, that's the real reason you are there. If you are really...
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    I use a double so that I can twisting two...

    I use a double so that I can twisting two different color threads together.
  14. Thread: Threads

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    I've been experimenting with my cheapie thread. ...

    I've been experimenting with my cheapie thread. It's serger thread from Joanne's @ 1.99 for 5,000 yards. With a 4-10-14 leader the tippet end is about the same thickness as the 10-14-18 leaders I...
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    I'm guessing that synthetics absorb less water. ...

    I'm guessing that synthetics absorb less water. I suppose it also depends on how tightly the material is spun. Other thoughts?
  16. Thread: Threads

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    The guterman serger thread in the stores is not...

    The guterman serger thread in the stores is not close to 6/0 tying thread. It's roughly as thick as Coates and Clarke all purpose. The good news is that its 100% polyester (Coates and Clark is a...
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    Thanks to all for the tips. I am intrigued by...

    Thanks to all for the tips. I am intrigued by the Gutermann threads. I'm curious whether their "Gutermann Tera 180 Overlocking Serger Thread" is the same as the "Gutermann Serger Thread" available...
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    Threads

    My favorite material is danville 6/0, although I"ve been experimenting with coates and clarke all purpose thread because it's cheaper. Do folks have preferences? Is there another tying thread...
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    The first fly I ever tied was in fish camp. I...

    The first fly I ever tied was in fish camp. I wasn't there long enough to fish -- got in late, tied a few flies, picked up food, and packed out the next morning.

    The stream running through fish...
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    Iso's wader rule = $1/trip. If 120 trips is a...

    Iso's wader rule = $1/trip.

    If 120 trips is a lifetime, then go with the cheap ones.
    If it's a year, go with the guide weights.
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    I use two wheatley swing leaf boxes. I can fit...

    I use two wheatley swing leaf boxes. I can fit more flies in this box than any other I tried so far. I've seen a waterproof swing leaf at Wallys that has me curious though.
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    I did an early june trip a few years back. ...

    I did an early june trip a few years back. Firehole was the spot to be. PMDs (throw in a few pink ones:) and you'll have a blast.

    Much of the east side of the park is closed until july for the...
  23. Thread: New hat needed...

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    felt = too hot. This is looking like the low...

    felt = too hot.

    This is looking like the low cost leader: ...
  24. Thread: New hat needed...

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    I like ball hats, but they don't cover the ears...

    I like ball hats, but they don't cover the ears (and the sun hats like you always see lefty in are a bit much for me). It looks like the tilley t5 model has a smaller brim. I'm not sure about the...
  25. Thread: New hat needed...

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    New hat needed...

    My current lid is on its last leg and I'm looking for help. My habit of dunking it to cool off on hot days is finally catching up with it -- mold is rotting it from the inside out.

    Here are the...
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