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  1. Just saying (primarily) that they should call it...

    Just saying (primarily) that they should call it a TROUT tournament, not a "Fly Fishing" championship. Fly fishing is about so much more than trout.
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    HERESY!!! HERETIC!!! You risk being burned at...

    HERESY!!! HERETIC!!! You risk being burned at the stake unless you recant!

    Every fly fisher KNOWS that in the pursuit of 12 inch trout, one MUST have a reel with a drag system capable of...
  3. world TROUT fly fishing championship... even the...

    world TROUT fly fishing championship... even the BASCAR type tournaments are up front in saying it's all about Bass. In my stinky opinion, this sort of reinforces the fly fishing stereotype to...
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    yep, just the other day I saw a Great Blue Heron,...

    yep, just the other day I saw a Great Blue Heron, a Mallard, a beaver, a muskrat, and a Canada Goose decontaminating themselves.
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    Keep them in their original sleeves.

    Keep them in their original sleeves.
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    If I did not have dots on my rod blanks, I would...

    If I did not have dots on my rod blanks, I would have no idea what to do. Using guides to line up the pieces is for serfs. Or spin-fishermen.
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    My apologies. I forgot we fly fishermen are...

    My apologies. I forgot we fly fishermen are supposed to have such delicate personal constitutions.
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    I never knew certain flies had to be fished in...

    I never knew certain flies had to be fished in only moving or only still water.
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    Question for Trout people - Cutthroats

    Why are cutthroats not stocked in the East like rainbows and browns have been for nearly 200 years?

    Just curious.

    Not interested in an argument about stocked species vs. native brookies and...
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    all of mine are expired and not renewed as well. ...

    all of mine are expired and not renewed as well. Fly Tyer was the last one I let run out. It seemed to be getting to the "same thing over and over" point, although they did make a good effort at ...
  11. Lead eyes on a bucktail does not make the fly a...

    Lead eyes on a bucktail does not make the fly a "Clouser Deep Minnow"... it seems as if by today's standards any time anyone puts lead or brass dumbell eyes on a fly they automatically call it a...
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    agree 100% with Fatman... I've been making...

    agree 100% with Fatman... I've been making spinners since the same time and see no need for hackle between the beads/body. They ARE nice looking and different, but if it's problematic, don't do it.
  13. "So basically you're saying you don't value what...

    "So basically you're saying you don't value what people on the Internet do enough to help them pay for it." If you want people to pay you for what you put on the internet, open a...
  14. LongsForCutts, from your post I gather the...

    LongsForCutts, from your post I gather the following: you WANT to make a living in the fly fishing industry but are finding it to be too difficult? You don't WANT to "have to do something else...
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    Remember that crappies have large, fragile...

    Remember that crappies have large, fragile mouths. I have lost a lot of crappies on my local lakes using small flies. Remember that most non-fly fishermen use size 2, 1, and even 1/0 aberdeen...
  16. Thread: Head cement?

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    Ok. Thanks.

    Ok. Thanks.
  17. Thread: Head cement?

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    On large flies with significant amounts of...

    On large flies with significant amounts of materials tied in at the head it matters. Think heavily dressed bucktails or similar flies made with synthetic wing materials. Binding in a rather large...
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    I'm trying to understand the problems a...

    I'm trying to understand the problems a two-handed 3 weight would solve? I'm not against it, you should have whatever tools you want. I'm ignorant of what it will do, maybe I "need" one and don't...
  19. Thread: Self Control

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    THAT is an excellent point!

    THAT is an excellent point!
  20. Thread: Self Control

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    Doesn't seem as if it is like taking out a second...

    Doesn't seem as if it is like taking out a second mortgage or something. Offer $159 including taxes, and go enjoy it. Even on a strict budget like most of us are, and even though that sum of money...
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    I remember some of the fuss over the...

    I remember some of the fuss over the "Color-C-Lector" device back in the 80's on the Great Lakes. If it said to use red, some joker would use green and catch as many fish as anyone.

    I also...
  22. There is also nothing in nature which looks like...

    There is also nothing in nature which looks like a mayfly with a giant steel hook sticking out of it's butt. Probably 98% of all the "science" behind "advanced" fly tying is for us humans, not the...
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    if you subscribe to his newsletter, you will read...

    if you subscribe to his newsletter, you will read almost verbatim "this is a one man operation and I'm doing the best I can. Sorry for the delay."

    It seems to me, that for a very small operation,...
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    "leaves an oil slick" Yeah, about a thousandth...

    "leaves an oil slick" Yeah, about a thousandth of what you put into the environment driving to the fishing site.

    I don't use it, so I don't really care... but it is funny to watch some jacka$$...
  25. instead of private industry creating a need for...

    instead of private industry creating a need for thousands of jobs which require high levels of skill, technical expertise, pay well, and are long term, we need more people flipping burgers.
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