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    Edwards Run, West Virginia

    Hi All, it's been WAY TOO LONG since I logged on here and actually posted something, but life managed to get in the way of my fishing. Now that the kids are older and, somewhat, doing their own...
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    I think we're going to be using kayaks mostly,...

    I think we're going to be using kayaks mostly, but there might be some wading. It's hard to really know until we get up there as I haven't seen what the bottom structure or depth is really like.
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    We're going to be just a few miles downstream...

    We're going to be just a few miles downstream from Capon Bridge, does that change any of your advice?
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    The last time I was up there (December) the water...

    The last time I was up there (December) the water was pretty high due to run-off, so you couldn't see the bottom. However, his land borders that of one of his college roommates and we'd been up...
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    Cacapon River, WV

    Anyone ever try for smallies on the Cacapon River in WVA? My brother recently acquired some property that has a substantial border on the Cacapon and we're planning on heading up there at the end of...
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    UPDATE: So, I paid a visit to the local fly...

    UPDATE:

    So, I paid a visit to the local fly shop and walked out with something I hope will be a great tool. Picked up a Redington Form game training rod. Comes with actual fly line and pictorial...
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    Seems like I should give the Three Forks a hard...

    Seems like I should give the Three Forks a hard look.

    Thanks for the tip.
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look at this...

    Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look at this one.



    I'm kind of going the, "lesser of two evils", approach in that that I'm afraid the longer rod will result in more hang ups on the water. ...
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    No jokes from me. My main rod, i.e. the ONLY one...

    No jokes from me. My main rod, i.e. the ONLY one I use when fishing my area of the globe, is a hand-me-down Fenwick fiberglass. I'm looking to get my son a rod that he can learn on and we can fish...
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    I'll likely be paying them a visit soon. In the...

    I'll likely be paying them a visit soon. In the interest of doing my due diligence, I thought it wise to ask the fine folks here what their opinions might be. You guys haven't steered me wrong yet,...
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    Beginner Rod

    Need suggestions for a good beginner rod for smaller mountain streams in VA (6' - 7', 3-4wt). Not trying to break the bank, but don't want bottom of the barrel either.

    Thanks,
    Mark
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    Dudley, Thanks for the tips. I will definitely...

    Dudley,
    Thanks for the tips. I will definitely scout it out prior to hitting the beach. The line on my reel is a floating line, so I'm counting on the weight of the flies to help sink them. The...
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    Thanks for the tips Ted. The majority of the...

    Thanks for the tips Ted. The majority of the flies I'll be using are 1/0 & 2/0 clousers and shrimp patterns. I may even tie up some sand flea patterns for the pompano.

    I'll let you know how it...
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    surf tips?

    Despite the fact that I've wet a line more than once in salt water, I've never thrown one into the surf. I'm planning on giving it a shot in a couple of weeks when I'm down at the beach. How easy...
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    First of all, thank you to everyone who replied. ...

    First of all, thank you to everyone who replied. Your responses made me slow down a click and take a closer look at the project ahead. I have decided to place the 'buddy build' (that's what I'm...
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    Betty, Thanks for the reply. I think it would...

    Betty,
    Thanks for the reply. I think it would be more of him measuring and maybe doing the middle of the wraps. I'd do the epoxy myself. I'm trying to be realistic here and I realize that I'll...
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    Going to build my first rod. . .

    So, I'm thinking of building my first rod. . . . .with my six year old. I've been looking for a project that we could do together and the wife shot down my idea to restore an old Jeep (though that...
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    You would think that, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find anywhere in the regs that say you can't do that. As long as you're using a pole with a line, it's legal. :mad:
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    I was thinking the same thing. ;)

    I enjoyed reading this article as I have been known to do both. When I was a kid, it was almost strictly to the pan for anything I caught. As I grew up, I...
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    I remember reading about a club, which was based...

    I remember reading about a club, which was based out of Morehead City if I recall correctly, that would go out during the Bonita run and absolutely slaughter the fish on a fly rod. Talk to some of...
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    So steaming worked. The ring that holds the reel...

    So steaming worked. The ring that holds the reel in place is holding MUCH better.

    My new problem is that I have an old Shakespeare Wonderod that needs a new grip as the cork that's on it have...
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    I'll have to give that a try this evening. ...

    I'll have to give that a try this evening. Thanks for the tip.
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    Is that as easy as holding the handle over a pot...

    Is that as easy as holding the handle over a pot of boiling water? How long do you recommend steaming it?
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    Sort of. It's an end cap and a ring over a cork...

    Sort of. It's an end cap and a ring over a cork center. The lower foot of the reel goes in the end cap and the ring slides down over the top foot.

    Suggestions on how to fix my problem?
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    Replacing a reel seat

    How hard is it? I have an old fiberglass 5wt that I'd like to use, but the reel seat is worn and the rings won't hold a reel for more than about 2-3 casting strokes. I'd like to replace the seat...
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