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  1. Thanks, Bamboozle - maybe I will take it apart...

    Thanks, Bamboozle - maybe I will take it apart later and try switching the pawl, though it is in the position the directions said. The other thing I was thinking is that this reel comes set up as...
  2. Can Someone Help with a Pflueger Medalist 1494 Question?

    I know this is probably a silly question, but here goes. I just bought a new Pflueger Medalist. I don't know a whole lot about fly reels. It looks like this one is already set up for left hand...
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    Re: Beginner Question re: hook keepers

    Thanks for all the replies and info. I think I'm just going to leave it off - I kind of like the 'basic' look too!

    Thanks again! :)
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    Beginner Question re: hook keepers

    I'm in the process of building my first rod. It's kind of a cheapie - my dad got me a gift certificate to Cabela's so I'm building one of their Fish Eagle Rods. It actually seems pretty nice for...
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    Re: Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    Just wanted to say thanks again for all the great replies - I knew I could count on you all for some great advice, some humor and some well placed sarcasm! :D

    Like I said, I'm going to keep my...
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    Re: Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    The baby is doing great - except for keeping us up all night and all... :) Thanks!

    Gramps, I see where you are coming from, but he told me a few months ago that he had been planning on getting...
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    Re: Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    Thanks again for all the great replies! BlueWingOlive, are you Joe from One More Cast? If so, I just got a lesson from you a couple months ago (I was the guy who just had a baby the day before). ...
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    Re: Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    Thanks for the great replies! All very helpful advice. I think I'm just going to keep my mouth shut and concentrate on my own fishing. And, if he ever wants my advice, I will give it to him...
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    Etiquette Question (kind of long winded)...

    Just as a little background to preface my question: One of my best friends and I got into fly fishing about the same time (about 6 months ago), though he started about a month before me. He has...
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    Re: OT - Any Musicians Here?

    Wow! A lot of great, and interesting, replies. I didn't expect there to be so many musicians here. That's great.

    Wild One - my favorite rock song to play changes pretty frequently. But right...
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    OT - Any Musicians Here?

    I hope this is okay to post here - it's off topic, but in the short time I've been fly fishing, I've noticed a lot of similarities between being a fly fisher and a musician (dedication, specialized...
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    Re: New Guy with a Question

    Wow, you guys are full of great stories and information! :D After reading all this, I went into my fly box last night and smashed down the barbs on all of my flies. I hate to think of how many...
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    Re: New Guy with a Question

    Thanks again for all the great replies! I'm definitely going barbless. I figure, even if there is a slight learning curve, I just started fly fishing so now is the time to do it!

    Thanks again!
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    Re: New Guy with a Question

    Thanks for all the welcomes and for all the great info! I really appreciate it! I think I'm going to start trying to go barbless - it always really bothered me (as I'm sure it did the fish) when I...
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    New Guy with a Question

    Hi - Just wanted to stop in and introduce myself! I live in Romeoville, IL (about 30 miles southwest of Chicago). I'm a longtime casual spincast fisherman and I just recently got into fly fishing...
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