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    Jack - got your pics. Appreciate it. Looks like...

    Jack - got your pics. Appreciate it. Looks like good time by all.

    donald
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    I picked up a rod last summer just for a coupla...

    I picked up a rod last summer just for a coupla smallie creeks I fish near the city. I hesitated a bit b4 I finally bought it but it has turned out to be one of my favorite rods. It's a St Croix...
  3. Thread: 2 inch bass,

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    Not gonna tell ya what size crappie I caught a...

    Not gonna tell ya what size crappie I caught a few weeks age but I backcast it on a 2wt rod!!!!

    ;)

    donald
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    Tks, JC. I missed that one. I guess I didn't go...

    Tks, JC. I missed that one. I guess I didn't go back far enough!

    donald
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    Thanks everyone. Will be looking forward to next...

    Thanks everyone. Will be looking forward to next year. Ohiotuber - I'll take you up on the next Dundee "meeting". Just mark your calender to let me know.

    donald
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    Excuses, excuses,excuses,,,,

    I know I had indicated that I'd attend the Michigan Fish-In but something got in the way. Was in hospital for a week and came out with defib/pacemaker in place. Doc said I should wait "at least 2-4...
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    bumpty-bump

    bumpty-bump
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    Les - I really appreciate your taking the time to...

    Les - I really appreciate your taking the time to look at this. I can't begin to tell you how much this helps me.

    donald
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    In my experience the "craft foams" are not...

    In my experience the "craft foams" are not actually totally waterproof. They will actually soak up water after a while and sink. When the fish tear them up a bit you've got a "part open-cell" foam....
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    Thanks everyone. tite lines donald

    Thanks everyone.

    tite lines

    donald
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    Les - how did you like the Orvis Superfine? I've...

    Les - how did you like the Orvis Superfine? I've never had the chance to get one in my hands but have read that it's a very versital 1wt rod. Appreciate any input you would have.

    donald
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    Basically the foam side is to apply the...

    Basically the foam side is to apply the cleaner/dressing. The rough side is for the newer flylines which have a "built-in" dressing which you clean and expose a "new" surface with the pad.

    donald
  13. Thread: Bluegills..

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    You're right Jim. We started using that method...

    You're right Jim. We started using that method when the wife and I camped a lot more [when my bones and such were more resistant to rocks, roots, etc <G>] and we just tossed the foil packet on the...
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    Now, now - surely we can still "grin" at...

    Now, now - surely we can still "grin" at outselves!!! ;)

    donald
  15. Thread: Bluegills..

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    We bake 'em. Just gut and scale the fish [I...

    We bake 'em. Just gut and scale the fish [I don't mess with filleting the small ones]. Then use alum foil to make a packet that will hold all the fish, add a pat of butter inside each one, pepper...
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    I've gone to 6X tippet for most of this year. It...

    I've gone to 6X tippet for most of this year. It has made a difference. 'Course the lakes I fish are very, very clear.

    donald
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    I fish BGs with a 2wt. I don't want to fish more...

    I fish BGs with a 2wt. I don't want to fish more than 8-10' deep with that rod - and I generally fish much shallower. 2-4' is more like. That's topwater territory. I can; however, get down to the...
  18. Thread: fess up

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    A tangle?? Me?? Nah! Never!! heh-heh-heh. ...

    A tangle?? Me?? Nah! Never!! heh-heh-heh.

    don
  19. Thread: Bluegills..

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    Not only does throwing the big ones back help the...

    Not only does throwing the big ones back help the gene pool but YOU can catch them again. I can't begin to tell you how many of the large BGs out of the lake I usually fish have one [or more] holes...
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    tks everyone for the responces [even the...

    tks everyone for the responces [even the commerical!! [<G>] Might be better what with the down time I have with breaking in this pacemaker to just build one; especially since they're all gonna be...
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    did ya loose ur flyrod??? d

    did ya loose ur flyrod???

    d
  22. Thread: Bluegills..

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    IMO the mid to small fish taste better. Keep a...

    IMO the mid to small fish taste better. Keep a few of them. Put ALL he big uns' back and most of the small ones. Carry a digt camera if'n you want a "brag". Keep only enough out of each trip for...
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    you're right about the length jc. I musta had a...

    you're right about the length jc. I musta had a brain **** when I looked at it!! ;) I appeciate the responce. I fish two lakes with extensive "builder' channels" that has BG up to 7-8" fish [a...
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    thanks. donald

    thanks.

    donald
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    elkhorn graphite flyrods

    Has anyone had any experience with these people's graphite flyrods? I've seen a # of posts on their 'boo rods that seem to be on the good side. Their website does not identify the graphite they use...
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