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  1. I apparently missed this thread as I have...

    I apparently missed this thread as I have wandered off and on this forum sporadically over the years. I'm 73 years young at this time.
    USMC from 1966-70 with a vacation to S. Viet Nam.
    Got a...
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    I'm almost ashamed to admit that after reading...

    I'm almost ashamed to admit that after reading the title of this thread I was expecting to see pictures of some naked people taking bets.:oops:

    Larry
  3. Thread: Leaders

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    For several years I used the permanent leader...

    For several years I used the permanent leader butt with Perfection loop as described above and used loop to loop connection with my leader. A few years ago I switched to using furled leaders. Most...
  4. Thread: Fly Lines

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    My preference would be the mid to top of the line...

    My preference would be the mid to top of the line Scientific Angler lines, but unless I can catch them on clearance sale I pass them up because of the high price. In the last year or so I have...
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    Bill, I know you use semi-automatic fly reels...

    Bill,
    I know you use semi-automatic fly reels and I have read your latest update on the various reels available. I noticed a new one recently from China. Maxcatch seems to be trying to fill in the...
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    Betty, In my 43 years as a physical therapist, I...

    Betty,
    In my 43 years as a physical therapist, I learned to never be surprised by the things people were able to do that they were told they would NEVER be able to do. Physicians tend to look at...
  7. The brown blanks could be Fisher or Hardy Sceptre...

    The brown blanks could be Fisher or Hardy Sceptre as mentioned above, but I have never seen them without the spigot ferrules. Of course these sections could have just been cut from the master blank...
  8. Check on the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum. There...

    Check on the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum. There are some people on there who should be able to answer any of your questions regarding the reel. I have the 1144, and you're right; they are beasts. ...
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    Awww.....what a cute little tyke.;) Uncle Larry

    Awww.....what a cute little tyke.;)

    Uncle Larry
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    Now I feel like the proud uncle-to-be who came up...

    Now I feel like the proud uncle-to-be who came up with the name for the baby. I'm ready to see the baby pictures.;)

    Uncle Larry
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    Betty, One of the old models of the Phillipson...

    Betty,
    One of the old models of the Phillipson glass rod was called the Swamp Fox. Just curious, will yours be called the Swamp Witch? :confused:

    Larry
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    With the sale prices Cabela's has been putting...

    With the sale prices Cabela's has been putting out the last few months, the CGR series must be among the fastest selling rods in a long time. However, with all the glowing praise heaped on these...
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    I've heard similar comments about my glass rods. ...

    I've heard similar comments about my glass rods. I ran into an old friend on a creek one day, and I had a couple of my glass rods with me. He said he had wondered about glass, so I suggested he try...
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    Betty, I am pleased to hear that I may have, in...

    Betty,
    I am pleased to hear that I may have, in some small way, been an influence in bringing you toward the Light (glass), and away from the Darkness (graphite). If I remember correctly, Tom...
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    Betty, Get that rod finished and show us some...

    Betty,
    Get that rod finished and show us some pictures. As we say around the clinic, if it wasn't documented it never happened. Those blanks should make really sweet casting rods. I don't know if...
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    Byron, Hardy first built a Perfection series...

    Byron,
    Hardy first built a Perfection series back in the 1960's, and that is the rod I have. I believe it came out after the original Hardy JET, designed by John E. Tarantino, who was a world...
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    For those who are curious about glass rods, check...

    For those who are curious about glass rods, check into the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum. I fished graphite for years, then I picked up a Winston WT 8' 4 weight, and discovered I really liked a slower...
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    As a physical therapist, I have treated a lot of...

    As a physical therapist, I have treated a lot of postoperative labral repairs. Most people are ready to return to sports activities within 3-4 months. A military study showed that over 96% of...
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    Betty: You just need to move one state South. ...

    Betty:

    You just need to move one state South. Here in southern Oklahoma it's 70 degrees this afternoon, and supposed to be 75 tomorrow. Left to go fishing this morning, but by the time I made it...
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    Betty: My cap came in yesterday, and I really...

    Betty:

    My cap came in yesterday, and I really like the design and colors. With the band adjusted all the way out, it just fits. Anybody with a larger head than mine may be in trouble though.
    ...
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    I have a new hero. Larry Compton

    I have a new hero.

    Larry Compton
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    I had a new patient in a couple of weeks ago...

    I had a new patient in a couple of weeks ago whose car was rammed from behind by a driver who was busily having a text message fight with his girlfriend. He had already almost swerved into their...
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    Re: New To Site

    Andy,

    My fishing partner, Kurt Jackson, has bought a couple of rods from you: the 6' one piece Lee Wulff replica Garcia Conolon and his most recent purchase was a 7" rod built on a Scott blank,...
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    Re: smooth as glass

    Like Bamboozle, I have purchased four rods in the last year, and they have all been fiberglass. Only two of them were currently manufactured rods. My first purchase was a like new Fenwick 4-piece 7...
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    Re: What a Keeper!!!

    Congratulations, Leonard. Now remember, you've only got a few years before the boys start coming around.

    Larry :lol:
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