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    John, this is the first time I looked through...

    John, this is the first time I looked through this thread. Your descriptions of the seasons on the South Fork is a very good read and pictorial. Thank you for posting all that.

    I floated the...
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    I am not familiar with the hobie cat, but I do...

    I am not familiar with the hobie cat, but I do know that for fishing, I'll choose a pontoon style boat. If I was fishing shallow fast moving water I am not sure I would want the hard 'toons though....
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    Great points, Flybop! Proper presentation is...

    Great points, Flybop! Proper presentation is numero uno! You mention triggering charactistics as well,,,,. A good fly, whether it is an attractor or imitator by our definations, relies on some kind...
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    Winston Boron IIX and Orvis T3 opinions

    I am seriously considering a lifetime membership in TUC (Trout Unlimited Canada). To sweeten the pot, TUC is including a 4 piece 9 foot Winston Boron IIX or a 4 piece 9 foot Orvis T3 in your choice...
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    Flyfishing is a very effective means of fishing...

    Flyfishing is a very effective means of fishing that can outperform gear under certain conditions.

    1) The fly angler has to be able to cast, if you can't cast, you will not be in the game at all....
  6. You are using maxima right? Keep the drop down in...

    You are using maxima right? Keep the drop down in the 5 - 10 lb range between sections. I would suggest a butt of 25 or 30 lb then taper down with three equal sections of 20, 15 and 10. You could get...
  7. Thread: Maxima?

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    Maxima is well known for understating actual line...

    Maxima is well known for understating actual line strength and diameter, that said, maxima is a good mono, I would call it "medium hard", there are harder monos out there (such as hard mason). Using...
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    Perhaps there was a time with flyrods that you...

    Perhaps there was a time with flyrods that you generally got what paid for and I guess if you want the "name" that is still true today. However there are some really good quality rods out there for...
  9. Thread: Tfo???

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    Waxing the ferrules

    Others may disagree but the benefits of waxing your ferrules out weigh any risks in my opinion. First off a lot of rods get broken trying to pry apart stuck ferrules. This can generally be avoided...
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    Add clousers and split shot as well as bead...

    Add clousers and split shot as well as bead heads!!!!!

    One other handling thing that totally amazes is how many guys "throw" their $500 plus fly rods into the boat or vehicle like they were $20...
  11. Thread: Feeding Triggers

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    Gary LaFontaine was particularly partial to tall...

    Gary LaFontaine was particularly partial to tall wingposts on parachute dry flies. Why? Cuz the tips of the wings are actually the first thing that come into a trout's view when he is looking up at...
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    About 2-3 years ago, Alberta went totally...

    About 2-3 years ago, Alberta went totally barbless. In the year or two leading up to the barbless implementation, there certainly was some significant debate over the mortality rates between barbed...
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    Dulled barbed or barbless hooks are equally poor...

    Dulled barbed or barbless hooks are equally poor at keeping fish on. All hooks need to be sharp in order to penetrate well. A sharp barbless hook will actually penetrate further than a barbed hook....
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    Another option for a sinking line would be get an...

    Another option for a sinking line would be get an integrated or density compensated sinking line. These lines sink "tip down" first instead of "belly down" as is typical of full floaters. I don't use...
  15. Thread: TFO TiCr

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    I have seen a lot more Sages and Loomis break...

    I have seen a lot more Sages and Loomis break than TFO rods,,,of course that is because more of them are fished!!!! Truth is they all break for various reasons mostly due to operator error often...
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    The Launch is very good starter rod in trout...

    The Launch is very good starter rod in trout weight sizes. For that kind of use I woud have to give the nod to the Launch over the PRO. However you may also want to consider the 5 wt TFO TFO Lefty...
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    Dick M's comments are right on on the castabilty...

    Dick M's comments are right on on the castabilty and fishabilty of intermediate lines over floating lines in the wind. It is also true that a sinking line will also cast better into the wind. And...
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    It's almost funny but when my son was born (23...

    It's almost funny but when my son was born (23 1/2 years ago now), I had the exact same thoughts about this one being a keeper !!!!! I guess being fly fishermen, we just can't help relating important...
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    Crease flies can fished in a number of ways as...

    Crease flies can fished in a number of ways as noted. When fished topwater, a properly tied and fished crease fly will give very erratic side to side (aka "walking the dog") motion. Pike go...
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    I tie my own leaders for 90% of my fishing. I...

    I tie my own leaders for 90% of my fishing. I consider leaders expendable and regularily change them out when they get start getting kinky and tying your own does save a few sheckles. I can also...
  21. Thread: Multiplier reels

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    Bugsy, Great post, you provide some very solid...

    Bugsy, Great post, you provide some very solid info on the topic.

    I like the concept of multipliers as well. I did get a chance to do some striper fishing once with a borrowed multiplier reel and...
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    Fly casting (or should I say fly fishing?) really...

    Fly casting (or should I say fly fishing?) really is a two handed effort, unless you only want to fish 30 feet or less of line. Learning the basic casting stroke with your off hand isn't all that...
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    15 - 20 years ago when I was guiding, my "guide...

    15 - 20 years ago when I was guiding, my "guide fly" was a lead eyed leech fly with a maribou tail and mohair yarn body. Cheap and simple and still catches big fish just about everywhere.

    Guy
  24. Thread: Saltwater lines

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    Rev, you have lots of choices. You can certainly...

    Rev, you have lots of choices. You can certainly make "freshwater" lines work in Oregon, but you asked about saltwater lines. I like the S/A series of mastery lines- the "streamer or wet tip...
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    As has been pointed out so far, so many patterns...

    As has been pointed out so far, so many patterns are variations on a "theme". The odd pattern like the Waterwisp flies are certainly unique enough to be trade marked but to patent and copyright a...
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