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    All depends on the water you plan to splash...

    All depends on the water you plan to splash around in. Flat bottoms are great for rivers, small lakes and ponds, not so good for open waters like bigger lakes where the wind can produce some choppy...
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    As the old knot saying goes .... a knot is only...

    As the old knot saying goes .... a knot is only as good as it's tied. I have a few knots that I've learned to tie good with my own methodology, and they have served me well with either fluro or...
  3. Jesse: One of my favorite spots to camp and trout...

    Jesse: One of my favorite spots to camp and trout fish is the Nantahala River in western NC. The campground is a NFS C/G called "Standing Indian", located west of Franklin, NC, (about 14 miles with...
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    On the real cheap side ..... I got into using...

    On the real cheap side .....

    I got into using a canvas creel some time back (simular to this one): https://www.thrillon.com/tag/white-river-fly-shop-creel-bag

    Along with putting smaller items I...
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    "Tight lines" When I cast out, I take up the...

    "Tight lines"

    When I cast out, I take up the slack and when mr. fish pays a visit, set the hook with my hand on the fly line (I'm right handed); and if addition pressure needed the rod tip will...
  6. Thread: Thread Stopper

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    In trying to follow along with this thread, and...

    In trying to follow along with this thread, and with someone already mentioning riding along - For some reason I'm reminded of my Grandma's admonishment (as a boy) of years gone past, and that was:
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    I suppose writing a satire article is one thing,...

    I suppose writing a satire article is one thing, but an experience/informative one is quite another. In this case, word choice/expression shows not only bad choice but a lack of respect.
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    (note): I know this has been posted before, but...

    (note): I know this has been posted before, but it's always a good review!



    Dear Abby:

    I've never written to you before, but I really need
    your advice on what could be a crucial decision....
  9. Thread: Jumping Trout

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    I have seen trout jump completely out of the...

    I have seen trout jump completely out of the water on occasion too, but mostly they do a surface roll over. What the conditions are that make the difference I have no ideas.
    But let me post again...
  10. Thread: Winter Fly Tying

    by DaleW
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    Soft hackle wets are always a good standby, I've...

    Soft hackle wets are always a good standby, I've caught different species of fish with them. In fact, when I come unto a stream or pond and don't have a plan or idea as to what to use, I'll usually...
  11. Attn: Oldster .... Like...

    Attn: Oldster .... Like so?https://sep.yimg.com/ay/1stdirect/14-wide-transom-boat-canoe-1.gif
  12. Well, I've been there/done that ... more then...

    Well, I've been there/done that ... more then once!

    Like already posted, glad your both O.K. - Hey, maybe this will be a great laugh a little later on down the road!

    What's that old...
  13. I've used a 12' Raddison transom canoe for the...

    I've used a 12' Raddison transom canoe for the last 20 years. Ultra light (under 50 lbs) and absolutely ideal for what I do. I've attached some information below, you'll have to scroll down to the...
  14. Thread: Again ....?

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    Thanks for the kind thoughts! It's now the...

    Thanks for the kind thoughts!

    It's now the "next day" ... and as far as hurricanes go, for at least this part of the woods, was on the mild side (the eye of the storm kept out to sea), - albeit...
  15. Thread: Again ....?

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    Again ....?

    Didn't I just ride out a hurricane last late last fall?

    Oh, well, the hatches are battened down best they can be; and now might be a good time to go through and reorganize all that fly tying...
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    Saw this thread some time back and it caught my...

    Saw this thread some time back and it caught my interest. the only up turn eye experience I've had is with larger streamers for salmon and steel head. Hook sizing 2, 1/0 and 2/0 ~

    In my area...
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    I began getting into all this mess with a 6wt,...

    I began getting into all this mess with a 6wt, albeit an 8 footer. And that 8' 6wt was all I had for quite awhile. Over the years I expanded and today do not lack for fly rods - from 4wt to 9wt, 7...
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    I'd Like To Know .....

    It's beyond comprehension, how some one as smart as I am (and so experienced, too!) - Could possibly bury this fly into his finger, clear to the bone (and a barbed hook no less!). And here I am...
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    Admittedly, I catch mo re fish going wet then dry...

    Admittedly, I catch mo re fish going wet then dry - But that's not to say I'm exclusively wet! But I've never heard of such a statement as a lack of interest in dry flying material. I just recently...
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    Condolences.

    Condolences.
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    There are those, too (like me), who have been...

    There are those, too (like me), who have been tying at fly tying for a lot of years; and to call me an amateur would be a compliment! However, I've known, and associated with, some cracker-jack fly...
  22. Thread: Great DAY ....

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    Great DAY ....

    Did the regular late spring fishing run over to one of our local marl pits for the big "Bream" (bluegill) roundup! We take a couple of popup campers and set them up pond side, in a cluster of tall...
  23. Thread: Atkins Diet

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    Should be topped off with a little pie ala mode.

    Should be topped off with a little pie ala mode.
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    An exceptionally cranky woman "in her twilight...

    An exceptionally cranky woman "in her twilight years" was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store. She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard to the arresting...
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    There was a friend who use to tie small nymphs,...

    There was a friend who use to tie small nymphs, especially for ponds and small lakes. He called it a "bottle brush". It was tied with tan thread and rabbit hair. He used a size 16 hook for a copper...
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