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    The picture reflects what I had described at the...

    The picture reflects what I had described at the beginning of the thread. I don't know that one's any better than the other but FWIW, instead of carabiners, I use the loops from a couple old key...
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    Relative to my fly fishing, I came to accept a...

    Relative to my fly fishing, I came to accept a long time ago that I live where I live and it's not as nice as out west, or the mountains of North Carolina, or even northern Michigan where I sometimes...
  3. Thread: Id of a line

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    I've used self-adhering file labels or mailing...

    I've used self-adhering file labels or mailing labels before for that. I write very small and very neatly

    Grand
    5 WF

    or something along those lines, then trim it down to a very small size...
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    Well I'll join the chorus of "Sorry to see him...

    Well I'll join the chorus of "Sorry to see him go". I didn't know the man from Adam but enjoyed living vicariously through his posts and photos. Always beautiful fish and breathtaking scenery that I...
  5. Thread: Rubber Nets

    by John_N
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    Joni, my sincere apologies for the apparent...

    Joni, my sincere apologies for the apparent misunderstanding. My comment was not directed at you in the least, I've had nothing but respect for your opinions and the way you've expressed them here...
  6. Thread: Rubber Nets

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    I've seen plenty of posts here over the years...

    I've seen plenty of posts here over the years where someone has lashed out on behalf of the "common man" against the "elitist" fly fishing mentality as they perceive it being represented by various...
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    It'll probably open up a can of (San Juan) worms...

    It'll probably open up a can of (San Juan) worms and I don't mean any disrespect at all to whatfly, but one of the benefits I've always thought to the use of a net in general is the ability to land a...
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    I use a magnet too, but I took kind of a hybrid...

    I use a magnet too, but I took kind of a hybrid approach. I attached the magnet to the top of the net so that the handle is hanging down when I reach back for it. I left the coiled "lanyard" attached...
  9. Thread: Rubber Nets

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    It's a piece of cake. I've ordered net bags only...

    It's a piece of cake. I've ordered net bags only from Brodin and replaced the bags on two frames in the past and am getting ready to do a third. Theirs run $20-25 as I recall.
  10. Thread: Rubber Nets

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    I think the difference in convenience with rubber...

    I think the difference in convenience with rubber nets vs. nylon is as dramatic as any choice I've ever stumbled on in my fly fishing equipment. Hooks don't get snagged, jaws and fins don't get...
  11. Best of luck Thomas. As far as the stress goes,...

    Best of luck Thomas. As far as the stress goes, there can be no better remedy than standing in a river waving a stick.
  12. Can you tell if that's just in your market? I'll...

    Can you tell if that's just in your market? I'll have to look at home and see if there's a circular (we have a store here now), but I looked in the online circulars for this market and didn't see...
  13. Does anyone have experience w/ the TFO BVK 8' 3 wt.?

    I'm hoping to find one to put my hands on and try for myself, but thought I'd try to get at least a preliminary sense from someone as to the characteristics of this particular rod. I have the 9' 5...
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    In my case at least, I make a regular habit of...

    In my case at least, I make a regular habit of clearing the cookies on my computer, thanks to a general sensitivity to the tracking, advertising, and other garbage that most websites leave behind on...
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    With all due respect Brad, I too think this is an...

    With all due respect Brad, I too think this is an erroneous assumption. I do the exact same thing. I can go a month or more sometimes without having logged on, because I didn't have anything to post,...
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    I'm not suggesting that anyone in particular is...

    I'm not suggesting that anyone in particular is asking for it, but I don't think I nor anyone else should have to apologize for how much they do or don't post here. I've been a member here for 12...
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    I don't think the "front page" has worked for a...

    I don't think the "front page" has worked for a long time, but you can go directly to the forum page: http://www.flyanglers.org/forum/
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    I have to agree

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    Problem with the return key?

    Strange question perhaps, but is anyone else having a problem with the return key functioning properly on this site? Namely, I press the key and it doesn't advance to the next line as it should....
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    Sounds to me like trout chasing caddis. I'd try...

    Sounds to me like trout chasing caddis. I'd try maybe a caddis pupae on a swing and/or with a Leisenring lift. Might also try a dry caddis, but skitter it across the surface of the water a little bit.
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    Never, and not even 6X all that often. Maybe I...

    Never, and not even 6X all that often. Maybe I could catch more and I just don't realize it, but it seems like I do OK.
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    Thanks all. I took the plunge and ordered one...

    Thanks all. I took the plunge and ordered one yesterday. I don't have anyplace to see one in person, so that's the reason for the questions. Although I'd seen some pictures that showed what appeared...
  23. Thread: wading shoes

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    I'm with the others here, wearing my regular...

    I'm with the others here, wearing my regular wading shoes with a pair of neoprene booties. I think I've relayed this before on this board, but a short trip wet wading with my son years ago changed my...
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    I think the sling function is in fact the...

    I think the sling function is in fact the challenge. A solution like John proposes probably doesn't hold up due to the fact that the pack is moved diagonally over your shoulder from your back to your...
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    Question for those w/ Orvis Guide Sling Pack

    As my old, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink vest appears to be on its last leg, I'm intrigued by the apparent capacity and functionality of this larger sling pack. One issue that concerns me that I've...
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