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  1. I use an Adirondack-style pack canoe. Kevlar...

    I use an Adirondack-style pack canoe. Kevlar hull, 12’ long, and weighs 18 lbs. Paddles with a double end kayak paddle. There are several manufacturers but mine is a Northstar.
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    You do not need much of a reel for bass but in...

    You do not need much of a reel for bass but in shallow waters and current carp can sometimes make the reel work for a bit. You might look at the Echo Bravo. Good drag and capacity and quite a bit...
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    Dave Thanks for the heads up. This is a great...

    Dave
    Thanks for the heads up. This is a great deal on a great read.
    David
  4. Thread: Hip boots?

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    They appear to be the Canyon. I got them on sale...

    They appear to be the Canyon. I got them on sale somewhere for about $50 or so. I would suggest going up a size. The elastic for the gravel guard seems to be a bit tight and that little extra...
  5. Thread: Hip boots?

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    I have been using Frogg Togg stocking foot...

    I have been using Frogg Togg stocking foot hoppers for two years now. Light weight but have been working fine so far.
    David
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    I had my doctor very concerned about the strange...

    I had my doctor very concerned about the strange pigmentation pattern on my feet. I told her it was a “Teva tan” and the proof of a summer well spent.
    David
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    I have tied for over 50 years and gleaned two...

    I have tied for over 50 years and gleaned two excellent bits of information from that video. Fantastic!
  8. Thread: Bluegill poppers

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    Gurgle pop....

    Gurgle pop. (http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/121503fotw.php)

    Take five minutes to tie, cost about a dime each using ingredients found at Wally's World, float great, and catch...
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    Just so that you get the full range of replies...

    Just so that you get the full range of replies here is mine. I got one of the kits and have tried it a dozen tomes or so. In my opinion you have to fiddle with them over and over to get them...
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    I am a minimalist and fight continually against...

    I am a minimalist and fight continually against the drag of Orvis and the fly fishing gods to keep my kit small. I have for the last decade used a small Filson waist pack...
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    In Iowa we have two classes of rivers. Some...

    In Iowa we have two classes of rivers. Some larger ones bear the enigmatic name "meandering rivers" and these belong to the state so we are allowed to touch the river bottoms and use sandbars that...
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    Well my rather new Korkers fell apart many miles...

    Well my rather new Korkers fell apart many miles from the car which in turn was many many miles away from the nearest fly shop. I did not really care how good their customer service was when their...
  13. Thread: UV Sunblock Hat

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    I wear a Tilley that protects my face, ears, and...

    I wear a Tilley that protects my face, ears, and neck. I have, however, noticed that in bright days I can still get burned from sunlight reflecting from the water. While hats are great, they do not...
  14. You do not need a Kindle to read books in Kindle...

    You do not need a Kindle to read books in Kindle format. You can download a Kindle reader for many different platforms. I read Kindle books on my iPad and smart phone.
    David
  15. Thread: West Virginia

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    Just remember -- while I West Virginia -- don't...

    Just remember -- while I West Virginia -- don't drink the water.
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    I know you are not interested in a new rod right...

    I know you are not interested in a new rod right now but you might start reading about Tenkara fishing. While I still prefer a western style rod and reel, Tenkara rods fit well with ultralight...
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    I clearly remember as a kid some 5 or 6 decades...

    I clearly remember as a kid some 5 or 6 decades ago sitting in a leaky old wooden rowboat fishing - probably drowning worms - and watching a big old bumble bee on the surface of the lake. Suddenly...
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    Rio Clouser Replacement

    I have been very happy with my 6 wt Rio Clouser fly line and was looking to get an 8 wt. Unfortunately, Rio has discontinued the line and I can not find any old stock for sale in that weight. So I...
  19. Thread: Meeting Cattle

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    Meeting Cattle

    The picture on the homepage got me thinking about the numberof times I have been chased out of streams by cattle. The most common event is when a few dozen BlackAngus come wondering down to one of...
  20. Thread: Crackleback Fly

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    I have often thought that same thing (of course...

    I have often thought that same thing (of course most flies are simple variations on others). It will be interesting to see how folks repond to your opinion.
    David
  21. Thread: Bronson fly reels

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    Wow - I have the exact same JC Higgins reel. I...

    Wow - I have the exact same JC Higgins reel. I got it in the early 1960s along with a white Shakespeare Wonder Rod and a white level line that I think was a Wonderline. The line was total junk and...
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    I like the rod, line, flly and script. I can not...

    I like the rod, line, flly and script. I can not figure out what the line between the rod and the name represents.
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    Back in the days of my childhood we used to use...

    Back in the days of my childhood we used to use it for trolling very deep for lake trout. I have also seen people use it as a shooting head when steelhead fishing in fast water with a fly rod. I...
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    Dave: And Iowans are pathologically nice! The...

    Dave:

    And Iowans are pathologically nice! The local DOT can't use 4 way stop signs because everyone gets out and waives everyone else through. We need to get fishing again.

    David
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    I figure it has been 51 years for me. What I...

    I figure it has been 51 years for me. What I want to know is who suddenly put all those rocks in the streams I fish and who moved the parking lots so far from my favorite holes. They also made...
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