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    Very cool! I tie on a small desk as well. The...

    Very cool! I tie on a small desk as well. The space isn't a problem and it's challenge that it must be neat to have room to tie--is a good thing. You will enjoy many wonderful hours. (Is that an...
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    Everyone has their own tribal language.

    Everyone has their own tribal language.
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    Let the Jubilee begin, and this shall be the...

    Let the Jubilee begin, and this shall be the first great day of a magnificent year of friends, fishing, adventure and fun! Happy Birthday!
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    I have a Bead Nabber I got from the Bookmailer.

    I have a Bead Nabber I got from the Bookmailer.
  5. All good ideas, thank you.

    All good ideas, thank you.
  6. My Wife was wrong! I didn't have a lifetime supply, and now where to go?

    Does Whiting still produce 12;14;16;18 Furnace Hackle in the 100s?
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    Do you find the tippet to be prone to break more...

    Do you find the tippet to be prone to break more easily as it gets older. Orvis dates theirs. One reason I don't buy larger spools in concern for "aging" tippet breaking off.
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    Where, pray tell is this beautiful water?

    Where, pray tell is this beautiful water?
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    --and Soft Hackles in the surface---like dry fly...

    --and Soft Hackles in the surface---like dry fly fishing?
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    Best leader and tippet set up

    I use the same for all of my fishing-furled leader and flourocarbon tippet. I fish drys; lots of soft hackles; and nymph and streamers.

    1. Do you type of change leader and type of tippet as you...
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    Solution-I sent my Simms boots to Dave Page,...

    Solution-I sent my Simms boots to Dave Page, Cobbler in North Seattle. For $60. plus postage he took the felt off and put Simms Vibram soles on my boots. He did a terrific job in a timely fashion. ...
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    Please explain: "Tap the rod".

    Please explain: "Tap the rod".
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    MO, like a number of states is outlawing felt...

    MO, like a number of states is outlawing felt because it too easily carries a problem originating in one stream, to next one you fish. In Missouri's case it's the didymo (rock snot) from the...
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    MO outlaws felt-what should I do?

    1. I'm old-I use felt with studs.
    2. Diabetic-a bit unstable.
    3. What's the very best nonfelt boot--to keep me upright?

    Thank you!

    McManus
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    Well done!

    Well done!
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    Several years ago I bought a terrifice Cree from...

    Several years ago I bought a terrifice Cree from Denny--where did that durn thing go--oh yeah, my son "borrowed" it. It's great to share a hobby with your son.
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    Warm Water Flyfisher was a great magazine, ahead...

    Warm Water Flyfisher was a great magazine, ahead of it's time.
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    You are talking to a SW Missouri born guy--but I...

    You are talking to a SW Missouri born guy--but I don't remember anyone noodleing in the '50s and '60s.
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    Any Books on flies for catfish?

    They're stocking catfish in the ponds I fish. Ideas?
  20. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    Ed, I don't understand the "loop" "short loop"? ...

    Ed, I don't understand the "loop" "short loop"? "loop parallel to the water"?
  21. Thread: Hook storage

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    Does anyone remember Tiemco's Hook Books. I have...

    Does anyone remember Tiemco's Hook Books. I have 6 of them on the shelf for all of my hooks size 8 and down. They're terrific, but alas they quit making them.
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    How do you handle a channel cat?

    What is the best way to handle and release them?
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    I should apologize. I went to FAOL search...

    I should apologize. I went to FAOL search "catfish" and found 214 entries. I'll be reading until ice out.

    However, if ya have a really good idea. I'd like to hear it.

    Thanks
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    Catfish in ponds on a flyrod

    What suggestions do have? Do you know of any books?
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    My son has a Richardson Flybox, and I use the...

    My son has a Richardson Flybox, and I use the plastic Downstream Flybox. They are both light and great systems for carrying flies.
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