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    "reduce the number of boxes I carry" Ah, don't...

    "reduce the number of boxes I carry" Ah, don't make me laugh so hard. When does that ever work, in the long run?

    On the few occasions I take out the midges, they reside in a box with a magnet...
  2. Thread: Knot?

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    I use the same clinch knot I learned as a little...

    I use the same clinch knot I learned as a little kid. May not be the "best" knot, highest strength, etc, but I can tie it in gloves in bad light in moments. I've tried many other knots over the...
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    They looked pretty endangered the day Foo and I...

    They looked pretty endangered the day Foo and I drove around in the Park last summer. Thousands of them, all endangering us as they walked past, staring into the car... it seemed like they were a...
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    While promising, it means little around here...

    While promising, it means little around here until about the second week of April, which is typical peak snowpack. The snow here is kind of spotty, six feet in one place and two in another at the...
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    Good to see you. That arm ever grow back?

    Good to see you. That arm ever grow back?
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    Fished the Gunnison one spring during some...

    Fished the Gunnison one spring during some excellent caddis hatches, several dozen fish a day on dries fished against the banks, river pretty much to myself.

    And then one day there were...
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    I just spent a week in Montana fishing some of...

    I just spent a week in Montana fishing some of the known waters. Never got close enough to another human to speak. Did see one or two people within several hundred yards.

    My answer to the...
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    I recommend you free up a rainy day and go to...

    I recommend you free up a rainy day and go to www.knifeworks.com and find a replacement.

    Or make your own.

    DG
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    My short answer is yes. The long answer is that...

    My short answer is yes. The long answer is that people make it as hard as they want to be. I don't think it has to be complicated at all, and my flies get simpler with time. And I catch more fish...
  10. Thread: Thread snap

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    I cut the tag end off of the thread, as I have...

    I cut the tag end off of the thread, as I have done for going on 40 years. And I tend to do about a 4 wrap whip on most flies, except my woolly buggers, which get a couple of whip layers behind the...
  11. Thread: Trade for hooks

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    Let me know if and when you need more, I probably...

    Let me know if and when you need more, I probably have some somewhere in this mess.

    DG
  12. Thread: Leader Storage?

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    I use 7.5' 3x mono leaders I get from fly shops,...

    I use 7.5' 3x mono leaders I get from fly shops, and carry the packages around in my bag for when I need to change out the whole leader. Keep a half dozen on hand, when the packages look too ratty...
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    Foo and I fished around Bozeman for the week. ...

    Foo and I fished around Bozeman for the week. Hot and sunny, fishing was spotty but we got into fish in most places. Seemed like millions of people, too. Only saw bugs with risers a few times,...
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    We miss you. Hope everything goes well.

    We miss you. Hope everything goes well.
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    http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ will get you to most...

    http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ will get you to most fire info. For an overall map of the US with current fires, http://www.geomac.gov/viewer/viewer.shtml The latter helps to get you to the correct fire at...
  16. Thread: Look Out Idaho

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    Y'all have fun. We will try not to catch too...

    Y'all have fun. We will try not to catch too many in Montana next week.

    DG
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    Bozeman booked. See you all next year, I guess....

    Bozeman booked. See you all next year, I guess.

    http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/IDCWF/2015-08-20-1812-Slide-Fire/picts/2015_09_01-17.56.14.465-CDT.jpeg

    At least it rained a couple times, river...
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    I am thinking of heading to Bozeman instead,...

    I am thinking of heading to Bozeman instead, assuming the hootowls are all done by then. Will be missing my Halloween trip this year due to a hunting trip, so may have to get my fix earlier.
  19. Thread: Reel Grease

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    I use Slipstream weapons lubricant, after using...

    I use Slipstream weapons lubricant, after using Skelly cotton picker spindle grease for decades.
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    Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Human Entry...

    Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Human Entry Closure

    Incident: Wilderness Complex Wildfire
    Released: 1:03 hrs. ago (Roughly 3pm Pacific 8/29/2015--DG)

    Due to public safety concerns, Nez...
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    Slide Fire is now behind the Fenn Ranger Station....

    Slide Fire is now behind the Fenn Ranger Station. Jay Point up near Powell, which was 11 acres when they told us to leave the other day, is 3200 and counting last night... 3 Rivers facebook page...
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    I have two colors of bugger in my boxes, and...

    I have two colors of bugger in my boxes, and nothing else that could be called a streamer. No sense making it harder than it has to be.
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    Was on the Lochsa this week, staying up in...

    Was on the Lochsa this week, staying up in Powell. Very smoky, very low water (as low as I have fished it, but 6 weeks earlier than the fish-in). Fish were there, lots of small ones where you can...
  24. Thread: lost trico

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    On the way home last night, we stopped at a motel...

    On the way home last night, we stopped at a motel on the north side of SLC. There were dozens of little pale green mays, #16s tops, on the wall below the lights at the hotel. They had molted on the...
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    Leaving in the morning. Will leave you one or...

    Leaving in the morning. Will leave you one or two. Maybe. Have fun.
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