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  1. Here is one that folds up and is carried like a...

    Here is one that folds up and is carried like a backpack >

    https://www.orukayak.com/products/oru-kayak-portable-folding-lightweight-recreational-kayak-for-beginners


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    Here is a video of an iso nymph similar to the...

    Here is a video of an iso nymph similar to the one you describe. Perhaps you can use some the techniques shown to tie the one you described. I tie one similar to the one in the video and have had...
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    https://app.box.com/s/01db9ea439c7fbd59b55

    https://app.box.com/s/01db9ea439c7fbd59b55
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    http://www.orvis.com/p/gamakatsu-sl45-bonefish-hoo...

    http://www.orvis.com/p/gamakatsu-sl45-bonefish-hook/77x1
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    Recalling reading Gary's book, the insect formed...

    Recalling reading Gary's book, the insect formed a ring (hole) in the water when hatching (crawling out of it's shuck) and the circular tied foam mimicked that look.
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    From personal observation: Visibility of...

    From personal observation:

    Visibility of fluoro hard to determine. some claim it is virtually invisible under water. I really can't judge, agree with above.

    Fluoro seems sink a little easier...
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    I really have no idea if fluoro is less (or more)...

    I really have no idea if fluoro is less (or more) visible than mono in the water. I use fluoro tippets because I floss the rocks when nymphing, and fluoro is a lot more abrasion resistant than...
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    I agree, when casting, the balance of a fly rod /...

    I agree, when casting, the balance of a fly rod / reel never seems to make much of a difference. But on the stream, we cast 10% of the time and hold the rod through the drift 90% of the time. For...
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    Balancing a reel to the rod has been debated...

    Balancing a reel to the rod has been debated forever. It really makes little difference for casting, but what about fishing? 10% of the time on the stream is spent casting, and 90% of the time is...
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    Not discussed in this conversation is where the...

    Not discussed in this conversation is where the rod is made. The labor cost is by far the largest cost since rod making is very labor intensive (made by hand). The higher end lines of rods built by...
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    C'mon, think back....it was very common for rods...

    C'mon, think back....it was very common for rods to have multiple weights listed like a 4/5, 5/6, etc.

    Here is an excerpt from a great article on the subject by Lefty Kreh:

    Let me begin by...
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    Bimini Twist ...

    Bimini Twist

    http://www.animatedknots.com/bimini/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGr..
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    . I also work in a fly shop. The DT lines sit...

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    I also work in a fly shop. The DT lines sit on the wall right next to the WFs. Of the hundreds of lines I've sold and spooled on reels this year, I only recall two or three being DT lines.
  14. I've waded with felt soled wading boots for more...

    I've waded with felt soled wading boots for more than two decades and have worn rubber/stud soled boots almost exclusively for the past three seasons (I still wear my felts once in awhile in some...
  15. Actually, Orvis has been making fly rods in...

    Actually, Orvis has been making fly rods in Manchester, VT since 1856 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orvis

    The SA rods you own are made somewhere in Asia, and many of them are sold in the big box...
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    I've tied ESP and DSP's since reading Gary's book...

    I've tied ESP and DSP's since reading Gary's book back in the 80's. The dubbing used by Gary was chopped-up sparkle yarn. He used the touch dubbing method using sticky wax on the thread. The body...
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    I actually do a similar thing when tying...

    I actually do a similar thing when tying hackle-wing spinners, but I tie the fly parachute style using a bright colored poly yarn post. I gather and tie the wings as described above, and clip the...
  18. Thread: LAW vise?

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    FYI. Found this, HTH: ...

    FYI. Found this, HTH:

    http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/topic/44660#.Tvc-c1Yl2rs
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    SAGE: Periodically wax the ferrules (where the...

    SAGE: Periodically wax the ferrules (where the rod pieces separate) lightly with paraffin to ensure a firm fit and proper function.

    http://www.sageflyfish.com/equipment-care.html


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    Try this. Tie a triple surgeons knot leaving a...

    Try this. Tie a triple surgeons knot leaving a tag end for the dropper every 48" with your tippet material and wind it on a tippet spool. When you need a dropper rig, pull out the tied tippet and...
  21. There is a Delaware State TU Chapter in Newark,...

    There is a Delaware State TU Chapter in Newark, DE. Here is a link to the TU site. Type in your zip code and the info should come up.

    http://www.tu.org/about-us/council-chapter-contacts
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    In FFing, or really any other business, when a...

    In FFing, or really any other business, when a big company gobbles up a smaller company, I can't recall any success stories for the smaller companies brand / products. If anyone can think of one, I...
  23. Sage is re-releasing the popular xp as the vxp -...

    Sage is re-releasing the popular xp as the vxp - a mid-priced fast action rod with the xp taper.
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    I tied up some poppers for the pads with the hook...

    I tied up some poppers for the pads with the hook point up. They were padless, weedless.........and fishless when I set the hook...lol
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    I've used AA on my fly lines and have ruined...

    I've used AA on my fly lines and have ruined several of them. One became soft and unusable, with another the coating became brittle on a brand new line and cracked, while other brand/type lines it ...
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