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  1. I think the risk is extraordinarily low. ...

    I think the risk is extraordinarily low. Staphylococcus aureus is ubiquitous, it's everywhere. MRSA, the methycilin antibiotic resistant form is all around as well. We're all exposed anyway. If...
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    Leaves are brown, wet, on the ground, and...

    Leaves are brown, wet, on the ground, and beginning to be covered in snow.

    Steelhead and Rainbow trout fishing are still good and Silver Salmon can still be had, though.
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    Exactly correct, although I learned to pronounce...

    Exactly correct, although I learned to pronounce idae as iday, not idee.
    All animal family names end in idae. Ex. Canidae, Mustelidae, Hominidae, Salmonidae, etc.

    Now for a tougher question...
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    You'll have a great time. I've been to George's...

    You'll have a great time. I've been to George's place (BBIL) many times and he runs a great operation. You'll be swinging some huge, ugly, articulated streamers. Hang on tight. Have fun.
  5. Thread: Orvis Helios

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    Ugly. For that money, they should be great...

    Ugly. For that money, they should be great casting and pretty.
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    Donat, you have a PM

    Donat, you have a PM
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    Without looking back, I'm thinking a JW Young ......

    Without looking back, I'm thinking a JW Young ... maybe a 1500 series
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    orthoman, I have some ideas you may be...

    orthoman, I have some ideas you may be interested in. PM me if you'd like to chat. bigfin
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    How about a 9' 8 wt. 4 pc. TFO Professional ...

    How about a
    9' 8 wt. 4 pc. TFO Professional or a
    9' 8 wt. 4 pc. Elkhorn Traveler

    I've got both of these that I'd sell ... both in excellent, near new condition.
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    Featherbender, The physiological changes of...

    Featherbender, The physiological changes of smoltification are not as well understood as we would like. They're likely thyroid gland influenced with T3 and T4 hormones involved and a bunch of other...
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    Well Preston, Your comments on smolts and kelts...

    Well Preston, Your comments on smolts and kelts seem spot on, and of course, all of these these terms and some of the concepts are human constructs anyway. But the idea of rainbow trout being...
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    I'm not going to weigh in on this issue. I tried...

    I'm not going to weigh in on this issue. I tried it once before i understood it wasn't going to be a rational discussion but instead a religious one.

    But one thought that everyone might like to...
  13. Thread: WTB: Reel

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    Which line weight are you trying to accomodate? ...

    Which line weight are you trying to accomodate? How about a Galvan Standard 3.0 for a 4 wt.?
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    a.a. You have a PM.

    a.a. You have a PM.
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    pm sent to you

    pm sent to you
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    Remember, the shorter the rod gets, the stiffer...

    Remember, the shorter the rod gets, the stiffer it gets. So. For a small 3 wt. like that I would prefer a more medium rod, not medium-fast. I like the Winston WT or BIIt and the original Scott G. ...
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    I have the 7'6" 4 wt. WT. It is a truly great...

    I have the 7'6" 4 wt. WT. It is a truly great small stream rod and the nickel silver with zebra is one of the nicer looking reel seats. I highly recommend it.
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    Winston 8'6" 4 wt. BIIt Great rod, beautifully...

    Winston 8'6" 4 wt. BIIt Great rod, beautifully done, and perfect for your description, I think.
    Maybe go to the same rod in an 8 ft. if you prefer shorter.

    For more all around use with some...
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    Wow. Bitter, bitter.

    Wow. Bitter, bitter.
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    In Alaska, we fish with indicators and heavy...

    In Alaska, we fish with indicators and heavy weight (split shot) more than any other kind of fly fishing. I've used most kinds over the years and they all have advantages and disadvantages. I...
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    orvis superfine Far & Fine

    dpenrod, you have a PM
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    hardhat, In your initial post you state a...

    hardhat, In your initial post you state a preference for a faster rod in a 5 pc. Later you express concern that 5 pc. rods need to be uplined by .5 to 1 line wt. to cast the way you like. Why then...
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    Are you kidding me? No snakes any more since I...

    Are you kidding me? No snakes any more since I moved from Idaho but now ... bears in the water, on the shore, in your camp on the gravel bar on the river, biting your cooler, biting your stove,...
  24. I have one each of the first two on your list. ...

    I have one each of the first two on your list. One is the 2 pc. gray unsanded blank with uneven length sections and with a black reel seat with dark wood insert. The other is the 2 pc. reddish...
  25. Thread: Strawberry

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. 60's in...

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
    60's in the summer ... 70's is real nice.
    teens and single digits in the winter ... below -10 is considered pretty cold around Anchorage.

    We're coastal...
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