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    herefishy, You may be right about Frog's Fanny...

    herefishy, You may be right about Frog's Fanny working a little better. In a lengthy discussion elsewhere, the consensus seemed to be that Frog's Fanny includes a small amount of desiccant. However,...
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    The tool is a bobbin holder. A bobbin is the...

    The tool is a bobbin holder.

    A bobbin is the spool of thread. More specifically the spool itself. The same as on a sewing machine.
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    I'm a chamois/wonder cloth and fumed silica guy. ...

    I'm a chamois/wonder cloth and fumed silica guy. I dry with the cloth and then apply fumed silica from an old FF bottle using the brush.

    I did my own informal test of FF vs fumed silica to see...
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    As shortcaster said always ask for a better deal....

    As shortcaster said always ask for a better deal. They don't always give it to you but asking is free.

    Also, if you plan on terminating the account just close your card with the current terms....
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    I have the rings on some of my furled leaders. I...

    I have the rings on some of my furled leaders. I will say they are very convenient. I also have furled leaders with mono loops. The advantage of the ring is it's easier to remove/replace tippet...
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    One thing that amazes me is that it rained all...

    One thing that amazes me is that it rained all week and we still had a good time.

    I was back to my PFW (Pre Fish-In Weight) by Tuesday. All it took was three straight days of hard cycling. ...
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    One other suggestion I would make is having...

    One other suggestion I would make is having dinner an hour earlier. I think we ate around 5:30 this year. By the time you were done with dinner and BS it was around 7 PM or later.

    I would have...
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    Am I crazy or are my arteries so clogged that my...

    Am I crazy or are my arteries so clogged that my brain isn't getting enough blood. I thought we were there 5 days. It was only 4 nights but I fished five days.

    I would probably stay another...
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    I wonder if the same person that took the rod and...

    I wonder if the same person that took the rod and added the surprise to the cooler is also the person that added the bling to my truck at the shore lunch.

    Hmmmm?
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    Mine came with a belt.

    Mine came with a belt.
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    I'll basically agree with BAM. I'm all about...

    I'll basically agree with BAM. I'm all about convenience when it comes to fishing tools. Used the nail clippers for years. Now, I prefer fishing clippers for the reasons bam stated.

    Fritz -...
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    For years I used to tuck in my chest waders. I...

    For years I used to tuck in my chest waders. I switched for reasons of ease and comfort since I almost never need them at chest height. All that material bunched in my pants especially on hot days...
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    I'm going on my fourth season with the Gold Medal...

    I'm going on my fourth season with the Gold Medal Waist High version. I think I used my chest waders (also Gold Medal) 2 times last year out of about 50 trips. No leaks so far. I don't really take...
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    What's all this talk about fish not biting! To...

    What's all this talk about fish not biting! To heck with Scrabble. What about a few cherry bombs! That will bring the fish to the surface.
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    CM, Being an ultralight fan I really like...

    CM,

    Being an ultralight fan I really like this idea for small streams/brooks. I also like longer rods on small streams although I've never used a 12 footer. I'm debating between trying the 5:5...
  16. Thread: Tenkara Flies

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    It's for 3 flies. I believe it is on their site...

    It's for 3 flies. I believe it is on their site somewhere. That's still expensive for flies but the materials are also expensive.

    Do you have a Tenkara rod? I was thinking of playing around...
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    Ed, I can't fish this Sunday (well I may get...

    Ed,

    I can't fish this Sunday (well I may get in an hour or so locally). My second oldest daughter is moving out so there are things to do. Just one more to go and the nest will be empty.
    ...
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    Dave, The only way I can get up a 3:45 is if...

    Dave,

    The only way I can get up a 3:45 is if someone points a gun to my head or sets a fire under my butt. That's why I've only gone turkey hunting like twice in my life. I'm usually just going...
  19. Thread: Which rod...

    by gzacckey
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    Daz, You didn't say what type of fishing...

    Daz,

    You didn't say what type of fishing (stream size, dries or general purpose) but since you're going to repair your TXL you may want to get a different action or length just to have some...
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    It's off to the gym for me! I'm gaining weight...

    It's off to the gym for me! I'm gaining weight just sitting here and thinking about the food.

    I figure about a thousand hours at the gym between now and May should just about cover the calories...
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    No wonder the fish gods smiled on you on Sunday. ...

    No wonder the fish gods smiled on you on Sunday. Those fish were just being nice to an aging gentleman. You darn near caught your age in fish. Well, not quite that many. Well you can only hope...
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    Here's some general information for those who may...

    Here's some general information for those who may not know the area.

    For places to stay near the Fish-In Lodge:

    Happy Acres Campground - http://www.happyacresresort.net/ - They have a good...
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    Three rules to live by. 1. Never loan money...

    Three rules to live by.

    1. Never loan money (or any financial support like a place to stay) to someone from whom you won't use all legal means to collect. Consider it a gift when you give it and...
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    Great Stuff! Makes me want to leave work,...

    Great Stuff!

    Makes me want to leave work, grab the grandkids and head to the stream.
  25. Thread: Poly-Leaders

    by gzacckey
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    RC, I know Cabelas sells the complete poly kit...

    RC,

    I know Cabelas sells the complete poly kit ($30 or so) with floating, hovering, and various sinking leaders. I have the kit and it was fun experimenting with them. They no longer sell them...
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