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    Just a couple of thoughts. 1. The $50 line...

    Just a couple of thoughts.

    1. The $50 line that is now cracked behind the welded loop. You could always cut that off and either make a new loop, there are plenty of tutorials on the net on how to...
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    Dave, if you are referring to Warm Fly (Larry...

    Dave, if you are referring to Warm Fly (Larry Ofner's site) it's been down all day.
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    The first graphite fly rod I bought was back in...

    The first graphite fly rod I bought was back in 1990. It was a Sage DS2 9' 6/7 2 pc rod. When I asked the guy in the fly shop why two lines, he said that it was really a 6wt but some folks who are...
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    Dorber has been selling line for years. Tried...

    Dorber has been selling line for years. Tried some at one point and haven't bought any since.

    I doubt that Rio, SA or Cortland will price themselves out of the business. They've been around a long...
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    I agree with Larry, that there is a difference...

    I agree with Larry, that there is a difference between lines. Especially when it comes to price. I have used some of the less expensive lines/cheaper lines, and have been less, pun intended,...
  6. There's one for sale over at tradenstuff.com.

    There's one for sale over at tradenstuff.com.
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    That has been my challenge as well.

    That has been my challenge as well.
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    For top water, I have used 3' of 20#, 15# & 10#....

    For top water, I have used 3' of 20#, 15# & 10#. For subsurface a staright 8' or 9' piece of 10# fluro. Seems to work for me.

    On a recent smallmouth guided float trip the guide rigged us up with...
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    Since smallmouth bass won't take you into your...

    Since smallmouth bass won't take you into your backing, you should be fine with either a blood or uni knot.

    Dave
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    Thanks Rick.

    Thanks Rick.
  11. Smoking a cigar, taking a pull of scotch and...

    Smoking a cigar, taking a pull of scotch and double hauling can be a bit challenging as well. :D
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    Tenkara Bum Shimostuke starter kits?

    I've been thinking about getting a Tenkara rod to use for my trips to the spring creeks in the NE part of the state and to harass the bluegills on the local ponds. So, I was wondering if anyone has...
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    I've had the same experience as far as customer...

    I've had the same experience as far as customer service is concerned. They are a great company and make a nice vise.
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    When fishing 99.9% of the time I wear amber lense...

    When fishing 99.9% of the time I wear amber lense sun glasses. I think they cut the clare much better than green.
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    If you're looking for a Montague, check out...

    If you're looking for a Montague, check out Rick's Rods http://www.ricksrods.com/ I bought my 7 1/2' Orvis Battenkill from him and was very pleased with his service. I just looked on his website and...
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    My question to you is, are your feet cramped once...

    My question to you is, are your feet cramped once you get you foot inside the neoprene bootie? Or are they just difficult to get on and off? If your feet are cramped once you get them on, then you...
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    I often will take a 7 1/2' 4x leader and add 18"...

    I often will take a 7 1/2' 4x leader and add 18" of 5x tippet to give me a 9' leader. That way as I change flies and cut back, I'll know where my tippet starts. I have also started experimenting with...
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    No matter how old you are there is always someone...

    No matter how old you are there is always someone whose older and thinks you are "just a kid". A few I find somewhat laughable.
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    Done! And will continue to pray.

    Done! And will continue to pray.
  20. I heard heart attack. Last night a friend here in...

    I heard heart attack. Last night a friend here in Des Moines, told me it was an aneurysm. Either way it was quick and painless.
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    I would call Orvis. They may tell you to to...

    I would call Orvis. They may tell you to to stretch the springs. But I would call them first.

    Dave
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    My thoughts exactly.

    My thoughts exactly.
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    Rio still makes their Trout LT in a DT and...

    Rio still makes their Trout LT in a DT and Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Trout also comes in a DT. Both lines retail for around $75.00.

    I use the Rio Trout LT on my 5wt.

    Dave
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    Did you get an instruction manual for your vice?...

    Did you get an instruction manual for your vice? What does the manufacturer recommend?
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    Yep, what Warren said.

    Yep, what Warren said.
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