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    Sorry to be out of touch for so long. My wife and...

    Sorry to be out of touch for so long. My wife and I are both experiencing some significant health issues right now, and I have been unable to tie. I am going to have to drop out of the swaps, at...
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    Sorry to be gone so long. My wife and I are both...

    Sorry to be gone so long. My wife and I are both having some significant medical issues right now, and I have not been able to tie. I am going to have to drop out of the swaps, at least until this...
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    Nice 'Gill. I just as soon catch bluegills as...

    Nice 'Gill. I just as soon catch bluegills as anything. There's plenty of them, and they are delicious.
  4. Thread: Confused

    by Gigmaster
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    A 5wt is going to be a little puny for bass. A...

    A 5wt is going to be a little puny for bass. A lot of bass patterns are very wind-resistant, so you need some umph to the rod to be able to cast them very far. A 7/8wt will be just about right.
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  5. Thread: Am I GOOFY?

    by Gigmaster
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    If you have to ask.......:D

    If you have to ask.......:D
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    If they let me back in, could I do a Hairwing...

    If they let me back in, could I do a Hairwing Adams?
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    The Post Office has assured me that they have...

    The Post Office has assured me that they have solved the "disappearing flies" problem, and the person responsible no longer works at the Post Office. If it is OK with everyone, I'd like to get back...
  8. The only thing I can add is: "Patience, my...

    The only thing I can add is:

    "Patience, my friend....Patience and perseverance..."
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    FAOL, of course........ I do sometimes search...

    FAOL, of course........

    I do sometimes search FlyTying.com once in a while, for unusual patterns, but their site is nothing like FAOL. Neither are any of the others.
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    I tie professionally for several shops. I...

    I tie professionally for several shops. I couldn't make a living just off of what I make from flies. The problem is that the market is flooded with flies that sell for $1.00 or less, each. I can't...
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    Because I love my Griffin Montana Mongoose! I...

    Because I love my Griffin Montana Mongoose! I used several other vices before I got the Griifin, and none of them were close to what this jewel does. It does everything I want, and then some. I use...
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    A pattern is like a recipe...just a suggestion....

    A pattern is like a recipe...just a suggestion. It's called 'Innovation'.
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    Ditto on that. I use coat hangers, too. Works...

    Ditto on that. I use coat hangers, too. Works great.
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    I was under the impression that an expert is a...

    I was under the impression that an expert is a former drip, under pressure.......:grin:
  15. Thread: What if?

    by Gigmaster
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    This is a no no-brainer. A weighted Olive Woolly...

    This is a no no-brainer. A weighted Olive Woolly Bugger
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    Happy Birthday, Ladyfisher

    I wish you all the best on your birthday, Deanna.

    Happy Birthday!
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    Will add this: It's been my experience that most...

    Will add this: It's been my experience that most warm water fish aren't all that choosy, for the most part. However, I have noticed that freshwater striped bass and hybrids can be selective as to...
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    If this keeps up, the other fish are gonna think...

    If this keeps up, the other fish are gonna think you're spoken for......:D
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    I like where I am at, but my first choice for...

    I like where I am at, but my first choice for fishing is definitely Florida. Fish everywhere, even in puddles.......
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    How'd you bump your finger on razor wire?????:D

    How'd you bump your finger on razor wire?????:D
  21. I paddle my Sevylor Rio, and Advanced Elements...

    I paddle my Sevylor Rio, and Advanced Elements Convertible through the everglades all the time, but even I draw the line about fishing in the ocean from an inflatable. Sharks have been known to...
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    There is nothing like the feel of a bamboo rod....

    There is nothing like the feel of a bamboo rod. Fishing with a bamboo rod, compared to a modern rod, is much like the difference between flying an old biplane, vs a modern Cessna. The experience is...
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    The same fish, three times????? I think that...

    The same fish, three times?????

    I think that qualifies as a relationship........:-)
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    Warm water fish can get finicky at times. A lot...

    Warm water fish can get finicky at times. A lot depends on the time of year, water temperature, and what kind of mood the fish are in at the time.

    However, if they are inclined to bite at all, as...
  25. Thread: 7wt for Bass

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    I use a 7/8 wt. Scientific Anglers rod with a...

    I use a 7/8 wt. Scientific Anglers rod with a fighting butt. It has always worked fine for me. It may be a little too much in the budget category for you, but I have tried more expensive rods, and I...
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