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    Nice tie. This fly is a personal favorite of...

    Nice tie. This fly is a personal favorite of mine for brook trout.
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    Nice! You need a fighting chair for those, LOL.

    Nice! You need a fighting chair for those, LOL.
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    Any idea how much it weighed?

    Any idea how much it weighed?
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    Great info everyone. Thanks!

    Great info everyone. Thanks!
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    The following then, would seem to fit the...

    The following then, would seem to fit the description of tail feathers, yet they are labeled as quills.
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    The title of this thread is so true. About 9...

    The title of this thread is so true. About 9 years ago, I lost 65 lbs on the Medifast diet. I immediately felt 20 years younger. Today, I am 64 and still feel great. I scramble around trout...
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    Understood, but they both kind of look the same. ...

    Understood, but they both kind of look the same. Wondering how to tell the difference when they're not attached to the bird. Also, what is each type best suited for?
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    Turkey tails vs Turkey quills

    In my 40 years of fly tying, I've collected a bunch of turkey feathers. Some are marked ”turkey tails”, some are “turkey quills” and some just say “turkey feathers”. I’ve never been quite sure of...
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    A McGinty wet fly is a killer fly for bluegills. ...

    A McGinty wet fly is a killer fly for bluegills. If I had to choose only one fly, that would be it.
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    Thanks guys. I have used Vaseline in the past,...

    Thanks guys. I have used Vaseline in the past, but it didn’t work that well.
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    Chest Pack ???

    Can anyone recommend a small chest pack that holds up to saltwater fishing? My main concern is the zippers. I have an old Columbia pack that I like, but the zippers seem to be jammed up whenever I...
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    Thanks everyone. Looks promising.

    Thanks everyone. Looks promising.
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    Zip-lock binder bags

    Years ago I bought a set of these zip-lock bags from a long-forgotten catalog. They are three-hole punched along one edge, and have a ziplock closure along the opposite edge. Three-hole side is...
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    Love the watercolor. Bob is a great guy. I met...

    Love the watercolor. Bob is a great guy. I met him briefly on the Yellowstone a few weeks ago.
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    Yes, but neoprene = “new school”. I’ve reached...

    Yes, but neoprene = “new school”. I’ve reached curmudgeon status, and am non-accepting of the progression to synthetic materials. Even the Orvis catalog makes me barf theses days!
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    Air Cel Supreme equivalent ??

    What currently offered fly line is most like a Sci. Anglers Air Cel Supreme?
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    Now we’re talkin’. Thanks Lew!

    Now we’re talkin’. Thanks Lew!
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    Thanks Prairieschooner. I actually had been...

    Thanks Prairieschooner. I actually had been looking at that one, but it’s a big saltwater-sized case, and the seller doesn’t have it in a smaller size.
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    Thanks, but neoprene is definitely not what I...

    Thanks, but neoprene is definitely not what I have in mind. The Orvis cases seem to be neoprene-based as well.
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    Reel cases ?

    Who sells decent “old school” fly reel cases these days? It wasn’t too long ago when LL Bean was selling waxed canvas reel cases. These were very nice and reasonably priced, but don’t appear to be...
  21. Source for 4-piece Fiberglass fly rod blanks?

    I?m having trouble locating a source for 4-piece glass blanks. About 8’ in a 5-wt is what I’m looking for. Any suggestions?
  22. Thread: Mayfly ID?

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    Hendricksons have three tails - that fly has two.

    Hendricksons have three tails - that fly has two.
  23. A cool book : There's No Fishing Like Fly Rod Fishing

    This is a neat little book from 1972. Ten well-known fishing authors give their take on the sport of fly fishing. And the nice little foreword is written by none other than Bing Crosby, who was even...
  24. The American Sportsman - Volume 3 No. 3 - Lee Wulff, Henry Van Dyke

    This is Volume 3 Number 3 (Summer 1970) of the great series of books produced in association with ABC's The American Sportsman, featuring great writing, photography, and art.

    The following...
  25. American Sportsman - Volume 2 Number 2 (Spring 1969)

    This is one of a great series of hardbound books published in association with ABC's The American Sportsman. Great writing, photography, and art for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The following...
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