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    Not sure what you call it but I think this link...

    Not sure what you call it but I think this link is just 'spam'(?) or at best just an advertisement disguised as something else.
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    I once talked to the guy running the fly shop in...

    I once talked to the guy running the fly shop in a Bass Pro shop and he said he had people come in ask for the most expensive flyrod he had just because they wanted one that cost more than their...
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    So what makes a compara, a compara?? (if not the...

    So what makes a compara, a compara?? (if not the wing as tied by NJT)
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    Why not post new ideas under Learning Experience?

    Why not post new ideas under Learning Experience?
  5. Thread: First Fish of 2015

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    That's one!:D We should all try to post a pic of...

    That's one!:D We should all try to post a pic of our first fish of the year on this thread.
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    Just wondering - what, if anything, distinguishes...

    Just wondering - what, if anything, distinguishes this as an emerger as opposed to a nymph? Great looking fly either way.
  7. Thread: Fibre glass rods

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    Pictures of the rod or the grandson??;)

    Pictures of the rod or the grandson??;)
  8. Thread: Fibre glass rods

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    Did some more research. Seems that only rods of...

    Did some more research. Seems that only rods of this type in 'mint' condition are really worth much. Also, even as I type this my first grandson is being born. My son, his father learned to...
  9. Thread: Fibre glass rods

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    Fibre glass rods

    I have an 8' two piece fibre glass rod and a 6' one piece. Both are marked 'Lee Wulff by Abu Garcia.' They were purchased in the mid 1970's. I was wondering if they are worth anything to...
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    Check out 'Features' 'Flies Only' on this site.

    Check out 'Features' 'Flies Only' on this site.
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    In their book "Selective Trout" Swishers and...

    In their book "Selective Trout" Swishers and Richards advocated winged, non-hackled flies. Whatever works for you. Try some of each.
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    A couple of layers of SHHAN and hang them on a...

    A couple of layers of SHHAN and hang them on a coat hanger. Worked for me.
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    My experience has been that as long as you are...

    My experience has been that as long as you are using anything that remotely resembles something they (warm water predator fish) eat then presentation is the key. For bass I like any colour of popper...
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    I have used many grouse skins, starlings, deer...

    I have used many grouse skins, starlings, deer hide, buck tails, squirrel tails coyote tails....never washed any of them, never froze any of them. Just dried them with salt and borax and brushed the...
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    I think maybe Marco is correct in that a user fee...

    I think maybe Marco is correct in that a user fee would kill this site. My suggestion would be that if anyone wants to donate to the site I am sure their donation would be accepted and much...
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    wing angle on mayfly

    Just wondering why we tie (traditionally) the wings on mayflies upright instead of on an angle backwards more like the real thing? Balance on the water maybe??
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    Small knit picker and some tubing! Voila! Great...

    Small knit picker and some tubing! Voila! Great idea - I'll be picking up an extra knit picker. ($2.00??)
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    When she asks why you need so many just tell her...

    When she asks why you need so many just tell her it's like buying shoes. You'll actually see the light go on!:cool:
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    Check again and see if any of my stuff...

    Check again and see if any of my stuff accidentally got mixed in there!;)
  20. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Cycle 68 --- Make sure you use a perfection loop...

    Cycle 68 --- Make sure you use a perfection loop on the end of that mono. That should keep it from coming out crooked.
  21. Thread: Zonked foul up?

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    I used to have that problem with marabou...

    I used to have that problem with marabou muddlers. Just use a shorter shank hook so that the tailing material goes out beyond it.
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    Turkey wing is the best I've found. I have tied...

    Turkey wing is the best I've found. I have tied lots of muddlers just because they work so well. I do the same as Scott with the fixative. I try to have them looking okay out of the vise but don't...
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    Byron - maybe a better illustration would be that...

    Byron - maybe a better illustration would be that you are only allowed to buy one rod - high end Winston or mid line St. Croix, which would it be???
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    Second the Thompson promotion. It was the first...

    Second the Thompson promotion. It was the first vise I started with 38 years ago and I still have it. Almost good as new. Cost $20 back then.
  25. Thread: strike indicators

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    strike indicators

    For anyone who uses strike indicators here's one I haven,t seen yet although it might be out there. Costs less than 4 cents and takes less than 30 seconds to make. Using an old flip flop punch out...
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