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    I've been hanging out with Dave a bit in his last...

    I've been hanging out with Dave a bit in his last couple of weeks in the states. He is very happy for the opportunity to go and work at such a prestigious university. He is going to be living in a...
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    Denny, I have been meaning to get in touch. I...

    Denny, I have been meaning to get in touch. I drive past elk at least once a month, spend some time in Deer Park and Colville.... We should get together sometime. I will give a call and maybe you can...
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    I wonder how long it would take to get someone on...

    I wonder how long it would take to get someone on the phone who could answer my question? I also wonder what the good people sitting in a cubicle somewhere think about blood knotting two similar...
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    Reverse Blind Splice Sharkskin?

    So I stripped the coating off the back end of a new sharkskin line with some solvent. The braided core seems to be too tightly wound to reverse blind splice because I can't even get a needle through...
  5. Thread: Fishing Japan

    by Benjo
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    A Japanese client once told me "in Japan the...

    A Japanese client once told me "in Japan the number of fly fishermen far exceed the number of trout"
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    Coeur d'Alene, ID area fishing

    What's the fishing like around there? No hotspotting, just want a general overview.
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    I cast the 9 foot 5 wt tip flex and was not at...

    I cast the 9 foot 5 wt tip flex and was not at all impressed. It is not a dry fly trout rod and I notice that all it's praises are in the streamer/long cast department. As a guide I am so sick of...
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    No doubt that is a Clark's Grebe, it was not...

    No doubt that is a Clark's Grebe, it was not listed in the guide I was using. Thanks.
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    Help me identify this bird:

    So I think this is an eared grebe but it's probably twice the size of any grebe that I have ever seen and has much longer bill. I looked at an identification guide and couldn't find anything that...
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    So this is a wilderness type float trip where we...

    So this is a wilderness type float trip where we float for five days. We start fishing in the morning while the gearboaters break camp and pack it in a boat. They then row down river and set camp in...
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    Smith River MT Pics

    Just got in from a Smith River trip. If any of you have been thinking about doing this I highly recommend it. This is the first year I am guiding on it, though I have been on it in the past....
  12. Thread: Montana Report

    by Benjo
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    Options are pretty limited right now. The upside...

    Options are pretty limited right now. The upside to this is that we're looking at the most promising season of fishing that we've had in years. There's going to be a lot of water all year long and...
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    I only use it when I'm dealing with a fly line...

    I only use it when I'm dealing with a fly line that has a crappy coating that wants to pull off with a nail knot. I prefer a needle nail knot with 40LB maxima which I blood knot new leaders on to....
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    I'm under the impression that fish like being...

    I'm under the impression that fish like being caught. It's kind of like skydiving for us humans. I think the problem that so many people have is a direct result of this catch and release mentality....
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    Same way he knows it's 20" I suppose.

    Same way he knows it's 20" I suppose.
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    I really don't agree with dragging them on to a...

    I really don't agree with dragging them on to a muddy bank like that, unless you're going to eat them.
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    I talked to Brad Shallenberger on the phone a...

    I talked to Brad Shallenberger on the phone a couple of years ago. I wanted him to guide me and he wouldn't based on the fact that he thought that the fishing wasn't going to be any good. That's a...
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    hap has it right, steel leaders are overkill in...

    hap has it right, steel leaders are overkill in my opinion but I like some kind of 40 or so pound soft mono for a bite tippet, and sometimes I run that direct from the fly line. There are times when...
  19. My friend lucked into a really cool photo on the water today

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/attachment.php?attachmentid=472&stc=1&d=1209191910

    Cool shot. That's me fighting a big rainbow on a lake that is starting to ice out. Taken today.
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    I disagree with both of those statements. If a...

    I disagree with both of those statements. If a person has an opportunity to hunt something and government agenceies and biologists say that it is ok to hunt a small fraction of the population then I...
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    My dad built a motor hanger on the back of my 16...

    My dad built a motor hanger on the back of my 16 foot canoe as it did not have a square stern. Then we hung a 9.9 Johnson on it. With that 2 stroke I could get that canoe going an estimated 22 MPH....
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    The Importance of Cranefly Larva

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    The fishing was painfully slow today so we broke out the kick net to see what kind of bugs were around. All of...
  23. Thread: I have issues...

    by Benjo
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    One thing you can do is to look back there at...

    One thing you can do is to look back there at your backcast and see exactly what's going on. Just turn your body sideways and look over your shoulder and see if you can't figure out where you're...
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    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/BenjoMT/bigge...

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/BenjoMT/biggestrainbow2.jpg
    Loomis rods look particularly nice right next to enormous trout.
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    http://a974.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/87/m...

    http://a974.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/87/m_cd009cfe1cc4ac5448d447a344ac365d.jpg
    I gave my GLX a workout today and I intend to tomorrow. I think they make great rods and to throw away their...
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