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    Ray, Is this what you are looking for? ...

    Ray,

    Is this what you are looking for? http://www.cbel.com/fly_fishing/
  2. Thread: New Forum Format

    by Leo C
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    Thanks ol' blue

    Thanks ol' blue
  3. Thread: New Forum Format

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    When I open up the main BB page I get no icon...

    When I open up the main BB page I get no icon showing up so I know if there are any new posts since my last visit. I see a legend at the bottom of the page. Anyone else?

    Leo C
  4. Thread: knots?

    by Leo C
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    Keep in mind that whatever you tie it must be...

    Keep in mind that whatever you tie it must be executed well. Lubricate with saliva or water when tightening and pull the ends slowly until seated.

    I did conduct a less than scientific test some...
  5. Thread: 3 weight rod

    by Leo C
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    Rod length or weight should not matter for...

    Rod length or weight should not matter for setting the hook. Point the rod at fish and strip back hard with your line hand and try to pull their tonsils out like Panman says. If you jerk the fly out...
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    Andrew, Have a 8'6" 3 piece 4 wt. that was at...

    Andrew,

    Have a 8'6" 3 piece 4 wt. that was at one time my go to rod. I haven't strung it up in over a year but I have to say it performed well for me. Never had a problem with it and for the money...
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    Thanks Steven Leo C

    Thanks Steven

    Leo C
  8. Those ferrule & hook keeper wraps are simply...

    Those ferrule & hook keeper wraps are simply stunning. The whole rod is nothing less than exceptional. Great work.

    Leo C
  9. Thread: tippet knots

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    The Orivis Tippit Knot. Not as quick to tie as a...

    The Orivis Tippit Knot. Not as quick to tie as a double surgeons, nor as small as blood knot but hands down the strongest I've found.

    Leo C
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    Looking for a good book?

    I just picked up a copy of The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies by Chris Mann. Included are 1800 illustrations in color and the recipe for tying each. Very reasonably priced to boot. If...
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    ducksterman, What about a heavier walled pipe...

    ducksterman,

    What about a heavier walled pipe with the end sharpened and strike with a hammer.

    Leo C
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    My prayers go out to family and friends. A sad,...

    My prayers go out to family and friends. A sad, sad day indeed.

    Leo C
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    popperfly, Right here on this site....

    popperfly,

    Right here on this site. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/oldflies/archive.php
    If you haven't looked you can sure spend some time in the old fly archive.

    Leo C
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    Classic Wet Flies

    I'd like to open by saying that I don't post often but I would like to share the
    following. Down here the closest trout waters are 200 to 300+ miles away and I've
    never yet fished them. Lately...
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    All the catfish I've ever caught were caught...

    All the catfish I've ever caught were caught while fishing for other species. Never targeted them specfically. Most all were taken on a black wooly bugger. Largest was a 32" blue last year on a 4 wt....
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    Logan1193, Don't have a picture but let me try...

    Logan1193,

    Don't have a picture but let me try to paint one for you. I always carry a bag, most often left in the truck and just grab a few boxes out of that I think I might need. In that bag are...
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    Here's what I did. On my lines that did not have...

    Here's what I did. On my lines that did not have a factory welded loop I always had nail knoted my leader to the flyline. At a point that the leader needed replacing I just cut the leader leaving...
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    We have a winner. The Orvis tippet knot has...

    We have a winner.

    The Orvis tippet knot has out performed all others so far. I'll admit I haven't tried them all yet but anyone who has not tried Orvis tippet knot yet or heard of it needs to give...
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    All, A few I haven't heard of before. I'll...

    All,

    A few I haven't heard of before. I'll look them up and give them a try. The double surgeons is the one that seems to be working best for me so far.

    Never used the tippet rings before. What...
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    Best knot for leader to tippet 3X & smaller

    What knot do you find to be the best for least amount of line strength loss when tied?

    In my low tech tests I have tied blood, surgeons, and a multitude of others and they all seem to cut my...
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    Love my BBS. Looking to add a couple more soon....

    Love my BBS. Looking to add a couple more soon. No way can you go wrong for the price. Still think its one of the best values out there to be had.

    Leo C
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    Barry, And why would they stop making it?...

    Barry,

    And why would they stop making it? Probably because it did what the manufactuer said it would, was built with quality in this country (or yours) and once you sold one to everyone sales...
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    Dead Skunk, I would say that 5wt should do the...

    Dead Skunk,

    I would say that 5wt should do the trick for you; with a 6wt line will certainly help you lay out the larger flies. The exception would be in heavy cover.

    While large bass will hit...
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    hungNtree, I agree completley with what others...

    hungNtree,

    I agree completley with what others are saying. When I first heard of it I too thought just the opposite. I now carry a candle in my bag always. One more thing I would like to add is...
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    Awsome work. That stripper guide is the icing on...

    Awsome work. That stripper guide is the icing on the cake. Exceptional craftsmanship.

    Leo C
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