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  1. I have worn SOSpenders for quite a while. I also...

    I have worn SOSpenders for quite a while. I also wear it while wading in roiled and or high water. I think I got mine from Cabelas. They don't interfere with my casting stroke. Adios Philip
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    I use the Hornberg as a searching pattern. I...

    I use the Hornberg as a searching pattern. I fish in eastern NY streams. I find that many fly fishers haven't heard of this pattern. The fly you posted looks great. Adios Philip
  3. You can't catch a fish if your fly isn't on or in...

    You can't catch a fish if your fly isn't on or in the water.
  4. Thread: McMurray Ant

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    What a coincidence! I am re-reading the late Art...

    What a coincidence! I am re-reading the late Art Lee's "Fishing Dry Flies for Trout". Art recommends that when you can't get trout to rise to any of your Dry Flies then it is time to tie on a...
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    I do what FishNDave referred to and use an 8wt...

    I do what FishNDave referred to and use an 8wt line on my 6wt rod. That makes casting the larger wind resistant flies easier without doing much false casting to get desired distance. Adios Philip
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    My first marriage broke up 35 years ago. ...

    My first marriage broke up 35 years ago. Maintain contact with your children, don't bad mouth the ex to them! Try not to make any major life decisions for at least a year. Best of luck. Adios...
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    I like the mop flies with the foam heads. Thanks...

    I like the mop flies with the foam heads. Thanks for that idea. Mop flies are so versatile. Adios Philip
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    I was an apprentice in the Optical Shop in the...

    I was an apprentice in the Optical Shop in the old Brooklyn Navy Yard. I was working alongside of two WWII vets. We had a radio playing, those two guys were stunned. Adios Philip
  9. I moved off of LI 25 years ago. Check out the...

    I moved off of LI 25 years ago. Check out the Connetquot River too. It is a spring fed stream that is stocked by NY State. Every once in a while someone fishing the Carmens or Connetquot will hook...
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    Over the years I have gotten kinda lazy. You are...

    Over the years I have gotten kinda lazy. You are correct, tying leaders to fit the stream conditions and flies is what leads to more fish hooked. Adios Philip
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    I was in Orvis Manchester eight days ago and...

    I was in Orvis Manchester eight days ago and bought a bottle of Line Slick. Did I get the last bottle? -Philip
  12. Wow, so many talented people making submissions...

    Wow, so many talented people making submissions to this site! Thank you all. Adios Philip:D
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    I wear variable lens eyeglasses. Can anyone...

    I wear variable lens eyeglasses. Can anyone share their experiences with using hat magnifiers while wearing their variable lens eyeglasses on the stream?
    Adios Philip
  14. Thread: hippies?

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    I have a pair of LL Bean neoprene hip waders that...

    I have a pair of LL Bean neoprene hip waders that I wear in the spring when I help stock streams. I don't wear em when I am fishing, because I forget about them and wade in too deep. ;-) Adios...
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    Italians used tenkara style rods in mountainous...

    Italians used tenkara style rods in mountainous regions too. They were market fisherman. That also goes back a couple of hundred years (who knows, maybe more). Adios Philip
  16. Thread: Bronx River

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    I seem to remember reading 1 or 2 years ago about...

    I seem to remember reading 1 or 2 years ago about a kayak fisherman who caught a Sea Run Brook trout near where the Bronx River flows into Long Island Sound. Mother nature tries to restore waterways...
  17. Over the years I have had spin fisherman tell me...

    Over the years I have had spin fisherman tell me "there aint no trout in the pond". I always smile at them and say "oh thanks" Then I get into my canoe or float tube with my fly rod and have a good...
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    It starts with people trying out okra, the next...

    It starts with people trying out okra, the next thing you know they are eating kale! Okra is a gateway vegetable!! Beware!!! Adios Philip
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    I was wondering if there are easy to use...

    I was wondering if there are easy to use substitute materials available for tying this Squirmy Wormy. Adios Philip
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    Netcraft also sells the rubber replacement bags...

    Netcraft also sells the rubber replacement bags for C&R fishing.
    Adios Philip
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    That story helped me remember a place in some...

    That story helped me remember a place in some woods near my home. In January with temps about 8 degrees above zero I found a rock warmed by the sun, I sat against the rock and the warmth came...
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    New Orvis Supertstrong plus Tippet?

    There is a buy two get a third free sale by Orvis for the Superstrong plus tippet. Is it that much better than the old stuff? Is it worth the expense of buying it when I still have tippet spools...
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    Harvesting Starlings

    In NY state you can take Starlings any time of the year. They are an invasive species and many farmers and grape growers are more than happy to see fewer starlings in their fields;)
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    Hi All. David Parker is correct. Check your...

    Hi All. David Parker is correct. Check your local game laws. I live in NY and I would only "possess" a squirrel tail in my car during the open squirrel season. I have a Small Game license, which...
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    Thanks for the insightful replies. Adios Philip

    Thanks for the insightful replies. Adios Philip
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