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  1. Recollections

    The last year I lived in SE Idaho, the head of the IDF&G fisheries section asked what I thought about going to a year round open fishing season, with closings only by exception, for the entire state....
  2. Thread: Originals

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    Yesteryear ...

    Ran across this thread when I was looking for something else. Thought there might be some folks out there that would enjoy it for what it is, or how it reminds them of how this BB used to be.
  3. Thread: FEB Hopper

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    Oh well ...

    ... finally decided to go ahead and buy an Idaho annual nonresident license a couple days ago. Nice day today, so I headed on over to my home water and tried out a minor variation of the FEB Skwala,...
  4. Thread: FEB Hopper

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    Indeed ...

    ... still my favorite, and, in fact, my only hopper pattern, Rick. Up sized and color changed to a salmonfly, it is the best producing fly I've created and used over the past fifteen or so years. ...
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    Awesome ...

    ... blend of creativity, craft, and art. Well done, sir.
  6. Hmmmm ...

    It seems the rating system has gone bonkers - won't work for me, but seems to be on "auto" for most new threads on the Fly Tying Forum ??
  7. Check out the stars ....

    Jim -The check mark indicates that the BB member who is online reviewing a Forum started a checked thread or previously posted on a checked thread on that Forum.The stars are based on the rating...
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    Yep ...

    Lee S. mentioned old threads, kind of, on the "green triangles" thread. Well, here's a good example. And I've used the Castwell Knot for 15 plus years without fail, with one exception. The...
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    What's ...

    ... the big deal about green rectangles ??
  10. Thread: Braided line

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    Add Kelly ...

    ... Galloup to the ( short ) list of folks who advocate adding a section of fluoro tippet to a mono leader when fishing dry flies to eliminate any reflection of light by the leader on the surface of...
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    Add another ...

    ... well known angler who has advocated for adding a length of fluoro tippet to his mono leader to eliminate light reflection on the surface when fishing dry flies.

    Kelly Galloup.

    In an eight...
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    Jim - I'm a big fan of the Castwell knot for...

    Jim -

    I'm a big fan of the Castwell knot for attaching lines to backing and leaders - the only knot for those applications that I have used for well over fifteen years now.

    It has never...
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    Dave - Not sure what the "smaller size" you...

    Dave -

    Not sure what the "smaller size" you refer to actually is. Seems that how attachments show up in a thread vary somewhat. Sometimes when there is a very small attachment ( pic ) shown, if...
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    Your pic is most likely too big, pixel-wise, to...

    Your pic is most likely too big, pixel-wise, to post as an "attachment." Try downsizing it, if you can, to the smallest pixel number available on your puter.

    John
  15. Thread: Yellowstone

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    But ....

    ... there will be many new places to explore and enjoy, places maybe more interesting and productive than your old favorites.

    Reminds me of another river system you know well - the South Fork of...
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    Hmmmm ...

    fritz -

    I don't use fluoro leaders or tippet for dry flies because I intentionally use thread furled leaders that submerge with mono tippet that also submerges but don't sink even small dry flies,...
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    Must have been a tough run with the various...

    Must have been a tough run with the various operations for the kidney stones. Best of luck with the upcoming surgery and a quick and successful recovery.

    John
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    J. A. R. S. 2.0

    The original JARS is in the FAOL FOTW archives at 12-31-12. Haven't done much to change from the original over the years except a couple minor tweaks.

    A couple weeks ago, I was thinking about the...
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    Time will tell ...

    ... whether getting an annual license for this year will result in further observing the decline of this fishery, or note its improvement and potential recovery.

    So far, the early returns are at...
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    Dejavu ...

    ... or however it is spelled, all over again.

    Yesterday was almost a repeat of this post from five years ago.

    One difference is that there is still a lot of snow and I'm no longer into snow...
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    Not so good, lately. The far northern tier of...

    Not so good, lately.

    The far northern tier of Montana has three areas which are at or close to 100% of long term snow water equivalent ( SWE ). The rest of the state is mostly well below 100%...
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    Ron - Sorry to hear this very sad news. ...

    Ron -

    Sorry to hear this very sad news.

    John
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    This old thread is so good it needs to be brought...

    This old thread is so good it needs to be brought back to life.

    John
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    Whatever you call it, the Castwell Knot is a...

    Whatever you call it, the Castwell Knot is a simple, effective, durable, good enough ( s.e.d.g.e. ) knot to attach a leader with a loop to a fly line without a loop. It uses very little of the end...
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    I've reviewed several YouTube videos on various...

    I've reviewed several YouTube videos on various knots, but since I really only use a couple ( the Castwell Knot and the clinch knot ), those videos are interesting but not of any use to me.

    An...
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