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    Joe, I hear ya. I too have been remiss in...

    Joe,

    I hear ya. I too have been remiss in fishing. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Shortly I will be casting on the Clark Fork River for a couple days on my way to Bozeman, MT for...
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    Lew, I have fished the 'lower Clark Fork' from...

    Lew,

    I have fished the 'lower Clark Fork' from Forest Grove to Paradise many, many times. All on guided float trips. All very worthwhile trips to take. The drive from Missoula to St. Regis is a...
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    Barra, One option would be the Cortland Big...

    Barra,

    One option would be the Cortland Big Fly fly line. It is designed to cast larger flies in heavy winds. Should take care of your streamers and also allow for some good dry fly fishing.
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    Dale, Yep, a great case for barbless hooks,...

    Dale,

    Yep, a great case for barbless hooks, but fear not, you are not the only one who has done something like this (What? me too??). Just be glad it wasn't a huge treble hook from a bass plug....
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    Jack, Get yourself well man, hear me? Keep...

    Jack,

    Get yourself well man, hear me? Keep those great tips coming in the North Idaho Fly Casters newsletters!

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Cortland makes a clear intermediate starting at 4...

    Cortland makes a clear intermediate starting at 4 wt size and up, and a light blue intermediate starting at the 5 wt size and up. They make a compact intermediate which has a clear 26 ft intermediate...
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    Pat, I suspect you are looking at a very...

    Pat,

    I suspect you are looking at a very narrow and I mean very narrow regional situation. That particular 'fly shop' has customers who only fish flies of have a need for feathers of a particular...
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    Jim, I fish with two different 11' rods, (both...

    Jim,

    I fish with two different 11' rods, (both 6 wt). One is a single hand rod and the other in theory is a switch rod that I only fish and cast single handed. I love the 11' rods for their...
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    Neil, She has lived a great life and...

    Neil,

    She has lived a great life and influenced untold thousands of fly fishers world wide. That is more than most people get to do.
    While it was not unexpected, it is still difficult. They say...
  10. Thread: 71 Degrees

    by sagefisher
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    71 Degrees

    71 Degrees.

    Yes, that is a nice temperature.

    Except when it is that far below the temperature you have outside.

    The other day, it was 35 degrees (F) at my place.

    A couple friends of...
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    Perpetual motion as defined by Webstear is: The...

    Perpetual motion as defined by Webstear is: The FAOL Thread Stopper thread.

    Or something like that, maybe.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Lee, glad you had a good time with the family and...

    Lee, glad you had a good time with the family and hope the kids can catch some fish this summer.

    Betty, Let us pray Tristyn can get here walking in. Maybe you could get her a short walking stick....
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    The book is available on Add/All & Alibris &...

    The book is available on Add/All & Alibris & Amazon (Both Kindle and printed on Amazon). Price is anywhere from $18.50 up for printed, half that for Kindle.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    The Wisconsin winters are really harsh. That...

    The Wisconsin winters are really harsh. That cabin was only two years old. ;)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Jack, By any chance was the new member of NIFC...

    Jack,

    By any chance was the new member of NIFC the one I brought to your attention at the September meeting?

    Good luck fishing.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    I was just talking with him the night of...

    I was just talking with him the night of September 20 at the North Idaho Fly Casters club meeting in CDA.

    He will be in my prayers for sure.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Martin, I have two suggestions for a great...

    Martin,

    I have two suggestions for a great starter outfit for your boys.

    TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters) makes a great starter outfit, with the Bug Launcher fly rod. Either a 7 foot 4/5 wt or an 8...
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    I see a very full but short Christmas tree or...

    I see a very full but short Christmas tree or two. There is a path down at the bottom of the photo. There is a dark area in the center of the trees that could be a cave or something. Be a nice...
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    Stream, Did you happen to 'borrow' any bear...

    Stream,

    Did you happen to 'borrow' any bear hair for tying? :)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    A true 'bad hair day' and a fly tyers nightmare. ...

    A true 'bad hair day' and a fly tyers nightmare.

    :)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    Good choice. I have a 9 wt RPLXi and love using...

    Good choice. I have a 9 wt RPLXi and love using it for salmon and steelhead.

    Larry ---sagefisher---
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    I was taught at a very early age to cast my bread...

    I was taught at a very early age to cast my bread onto the water. But since I am not fishing for catfish, I figure I can use flies instead. ;)

    Larry ---sagefisher---
  23. A person new to fly fishing should never start...

    A person new to fly fishing should never start out by fly fishing. It will often become so frustrating for them that they will go back (OMG) to gear fishing. :)

    First they need to learn to cast....
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    by sagefisher
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    DaleW, Thanks for the tip. I will be buying...

    DaleW,

    Thanks for the tip. I will be buying some for home use and fishing.

    The only biting insects that should be in the air are the flies tied to my line. :)

    I bought some at Wally-World...
  25. Whitewolf, I have never used a furled leader...

    Whitewolf,

    I have never used a furled leader for bass. Not saying it isn't good, just haven't. I usually use a very heavy and short leader, rather mono fly line, in the 15 to 20 pound range. Bass,...
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