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    I also use the WeatherUnderground site. But I...

    I also use the WeatherUnderground site.

    But I can tell you that with the past few "warm" days, got the canoe out and giving it a going over. Got the tackle out, too - PLUS put a new line on a new...
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    For plumbers, a flush beats a full house.

    For plumbers, a flush beats a full house.
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    Thanks for posting the pics ~ been overcast and...

    Thanks for posting the pics ~ been overcast and raining in these parts.
  4. Thread: Fly Club

    by DaleW
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    Anyone can bait a hook and toss a line into the...

    Anyone can bait a hook and toss a line into the water, but as we know, the artistry of casting a fly is another world. So much so when you can bamboozle a fish into taking something you crafted...
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    Thanks tiq ~ On another board I got a reply...

    Thanks tiq ~

    On another board I got a reply with the known distribution of the weed ~ darn, I had no idea of the stuff and here I've been rompin' stompin' all around rivers and streams, and that's...
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    New Toxic Weed Species ...?

    Hope I'm posting this in the right place ~

    A friend from Michigan, where I like to fish every now and then, has just sent me an email warning about "hog weed" getting started there. Now, I never...
  7. Thread: Book or DVD

    by DaleW
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    Ernie ~ that 9' 5wt is just right for a med size...

    Ernie ~ that 9' 5wt is just right for a med size popper. Bass are not all that picky. You can pick up poppers like the link below at Wally-Mart (at least in this area) and they will do just fine to...
  8. Thread: Book or DVD

    by DaleW
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    There's unlimited material for learning to cast a...

    There's unlimited material for learning to cast a fly rod today. Today with the internet, it would take a lifetime to work your way through all of it! As an example, I listed one below.

    I cut my...
  9. Vicrider ... enjoyed your story, as the old...

    Vicrider ... enjoyed your story, as the old saying goes, "you never know". Managed to tip my canoe over this last season, hadn't done that in a long time. Fortunately for me I didn't have all the...
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    Reminds me of my brother. Now he's O.K. (for...

    Reminds me of my brother. Now he's O.K. (for awhile at least) if the fish are biting one after the other, and then think he will get bored after a time. On the other hand, I love the experience of...
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    Yeah, that would work with a LARGE second loop,...

    Yeah, that would work with a LARGE second loop, but got me to thinking again (dangerous!) - since there's already the loop on the fly line, simply tie the backing on with sheet bend knot.
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    Never had a fly line with a loop for the backing...

    Never had a fly line with a loop for the backing ... have had fly lines with the loop for the leader connection and in that case I went with a loop to loop connection, using a plain over hand loop...
  13. Also have a Stearns vest type that's inflatable...

    Also have a Stearns vest type that's inflatable by either pulling the CO-2 rip cord or can be inflated by use of a mouth piece, i.e., the huff & puff method - which I have given a trial and works...
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    I think rayhill was on to something .... It has...

    I think rayhill was on to something .... It has been a long, hard, winter - in these parts. Getting the fly rod and the canoe out will help my attitude immensely!
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    Well, having to ease off in the wading department...

    Well, having to ease off in the wading department is one thing, but there is another seldom discussed point - I noted this beginning to happen when I reached about 75, and that's when young,...
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    I'm coming up 80 this year, a few of us born in...

    I'm coming up 80 this year, a few of us born in 1934 on this board!

    I still wade to a limited degree ... depth to my knees only and in the nicer places (use to call them the sissy areas!). But a...
  17. I'm in the same "boat" ... I buy the readers...

    I'm in the same "boat" ...

    I buy the readers from Dollar Tree @ $1.00 a pop. They are affordable for the abuse and neglect I put them through.
  18. Thread: Dam It!!!

    by DaleW
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    I have marveled at some of their construction...

    I have marveled at some of their construction "projects" that I have encountered, (with fly rod in hand!) -

    Have loved fishing with a fly rod. Loved catching the fish I have with a fly rod. But...
  19. Thread: Saltwater flyrod

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    I bought two (2) 9' Scientific Anglers 8/9wt fly...

    I bought two (2) 9' Scientific Anglers 8/9wt fly rods that were on a close-out sale. One I have used (and will continue to do so), the other still has the plastic covering on the cork, never used -...
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    Just gut 'em, rinse good, LEAVE THE HEADS ON; and...

    Just gut 'em, rinse good, LEAVE THE HEADS ON; and in a skillet (medium heat) with a 50/50 mixture of olive oil and butter, salt & pepper the fish to taste, and have at it. Let 'em cook (depending on...
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    The odor that the coffee grounds adsorbed then...

    The odor that the coffee grounds adsorbed then becomes it's flavor. Kinda tastes like the coffee I was served while visiting Canada! (LOL)
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    My pick'em up truck really gets to smelling, how...

    My pick'em up truck really gets to smelling, how do we say it - RANK. So, the cure-all for that is to buy a package of coffee, open same, and sprinkle all around in the carpet, let it stay for a day...
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    Yeah, my local Ace hardware has a plastic tray...

    Yeah, my local Ace hardware has a plastic tray bin loaded with a gazillion different sized O rings ....
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    I've found that using the prescribed line for the...

    I've found that using the prescribed line for the rod usually works best for most applications. Going one size lighter works for going lighter, smaller flies, with especially shorter distances. ...
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    Of course, there's moth balls ...!

    Of course, there's moth balls ...!
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