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    Bruce, FWIW, my brother has been using one of...

    Bruce,

    FWIW, my brother has been using one of the newer models for nearly 2 years now and swears by it. He says he'll never use anything else and is looking to buy another. At least one satisfied...
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    REE, Hmmm... could be the web server where I...

    REE,

    Hmmm... could be the web server where I keep them. I'll move them to a different server and try again. Thanks for letting me know.

    Can you see them now?

    John
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    NorCal beauty with one of our own

    I've been meaning to file this report for quite a while, but the combination of being on the road and getting hit with a boatload of work upon return, prevented me from letting you all know about one...
  4. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: Wow, John. Sorry to hear about the rod, but...

    Wow, John. Sorry to hear about the rod, but better to hear that you're alright. Be careful out there.

    John
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    OK John, no fair. I think you knew that would hit...

    OK John, no fair. I think you knew that would hit a sweet spot with me. Absolutely stunning! Thanks!

    John
  6. FWIW, I recently (July 4) flew from California to...

    FWIW, I recently (July 4) flew from California to Florida with no checked baggage at all. I put my reel and flies in my carry-on and hand-carried my 3wt in a rod sock. Never got questioned and never...
  7. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: John, I'm definitely envious. Wow, you have...

    John,

    I'm definitely envious. Wow, you have pulled out out all the stops on excellent reporting and evaluation. Thank you. I'm kicking myself now for "only" owning the Ebisu. This calls for...
  8. Tim, You're right about that--nobody around....

    Tim,

    You're right about that--nobody around. Other than the group of us for that specific event, I didn't see anybody fishing anywhere. And it was a first for me too, fishing within walking...
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    There's always been a special place for me for...

    There's always been a special place for me for the classic Adams. It was the first fly I tied that actually caught a fish (the fly was really ugly!), and ever since, it's been a major producer for...
  10. Thread: Tenkara

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    Sticky: I'll chime in and add my 2 cents. I now...

    I'll chime in and add my 2 cents.

    I now consider Tenkara another tool in my arsenal to approach certain types of fishing conditions. Not all, but certainly I've run across a number of places in...
  11. Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed it. I just can't...

    Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed it. I just can't seem to get enough of both the country and the fish :-)

    As a side note, I sent a picture of that little "beastie boy" to Jeff Weaver, an Associate...
  12. Heritage Trout Hat Trick with a Redband Double (long)

    It's been a while. Yeah, really. Here on the "left coast" we've had a winter that dropped an enormous amount of snow (can you say downhill skiing in July?), which meant runoff later than usual, and...
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    Thanks, George! Can't wait. And yep, I got a...

    Thanks, George! Can't wait. And yep, I got a message that the box was full so it's been given a spring cleaning :-)

    John
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    What he said :-) Really nice looking fly, George....

    What he said :-) Really nice looking fly, George. Can't wait to see it in person.

    John
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    All my pleasure. George and I had a great day,...

    All my pleasure. George and I had a great day, talking, walking, and dreaming of all the fishing possibilities. The best part is... there's so much more!

    John
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    Cutter's E/C Caddis ...

    Cutter's E/C Caddis

    http://www.flyline.com/fly_patterns/dry_flies/ec_caddis/

    Just can't keep the fish off 'em.

    John
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    I couldn't resist: ...

    I couldn't resist:

    http://takeahike.us.com/flies/jellystone.jpg

    Mine and my brother's matching rides on the Yellowstone, just outside of Livingston, MT, last summer.

    John
  18. Thread: Montana Moments

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    That sound you heard, was my laughing out loud....

    That sound you heard, was my laughing out loud. My neighbors are complaining. The smile you can't see is from ear to ear, and will bug my work-mates all day long. And the joy of seeing a brownie like...
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    John, Thanks for the link to the PSC. I really...

    John,

    Thanks for the link to the PSC. I really want to tie some of those up.

    And thanks for the confidence in the cripple. As it turned out, it was my go-to fly last year. I had a few in...
  20. Thread: Montana Moments

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    John, The pictures -- fabulous. The...

    John,

    The pictures -- fabulous. The description -- incredible. The joy of living it vicariously -- heartwarming. And it pleases me to no end that you had a fish to hand on that little fly. Keep...
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    Everything Wes said. I was shown a tip once for...

    Everything Wes said. I was shown a tip once for removing the underfur -- get an old toothbrush and go to work. It's amazing how much stuff comes out.

    John
  22. I remember this story. Like Betty said, it's...

    I remember this story. Like Betty said, it's true. In another lifetime, we used to bicycle up and and down that road for training. Spectacular views and great workout!

    John
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    John, FWIW, and this is only because I've...

    John,

    FWIW, and this is only because I've really been immersed in furled body flies lately, specifically the flies of Ken Hanley...

    Ken's "Rockworm Larva" (caddis) uses a furled body of dark...
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    Wow, what a toad! :-) Congrats! That is a...

    Wow, what a toad! :-)

    Congrats! That is a mighty fine specimen.

    John
  25. Thread: Montana Moments

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    Hey John, I have a BUNCH of Ken Hanley styled...

    Hey John,

    I have a BUNCH of Ken Hanley styled "Skwalafied" flies that I tied for a swap. They're closer to the color that I saw while on the Yuba (some light brown, dark brown, and tan), but hey,...
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