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    P. S. ...

    ... to yesterday's post about the experiment with the three inch tippet ( and to note Dave's observation ).

    The temps were in the low 30's, no wind, the shelf ice from several days ago was gone,...
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    P. S. ...

    ... to yesterday's post about the experiment with the three inch tippet.

    The temps were in the low 30's, no wind, the shelf ice from several days ago was gone, no slush ice where I fished although...
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    Holy moly ....

    Last time out, I was using an FEB Salmonfly dry to nymph with a small dropper. The dry was tied just over 3 inches of tippet from the tippet ring on a light colored thread furled leader.

    So today,...
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    Hmmmm ...

    Last time out, I was using an FEB Salmonfly dry to nymph with a small dropper. The dry was tied just over 3 inches from the tippet ring on a light colored thread furled leader.

    So today, when I...
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    Yes, indeed. John

    Yes, indeed.

    John
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    A couple thoughts ...

    ... Caribe, about supple leaders and tippets. But first, note that you may well have more sophisticated fish in the Driftless area than we have out here in the west. Regardless, one of my...
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    Thanks, Caribe ...

    ... for joining and advancing the discussion. I went back and looked at some old posts on furling, and ran across a thread you started about ten years ago on using different materials. That was in...
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    Byron - That is probably the most creative...

    Byron -

    That is probably the most creative post on this forum in ages. Way to go.

    John
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    Winter Stone ...

    ... aka FEB Salmonfly aka JC's Salmonfly aka FAOL FOTW for 6-7-2010.

    Mid-November on a northern Idaho freestone river, temps in the low 40's with low cloud cover, with the river surging from...
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    YouTube ... Orvis

    I had a couple additional thoughts which might be of help to you or anyone else interested in the subject of your thread.

    First, on the question of shooting line versus just casting longer using a...
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    What rainbowchaser said. It's almost all about...

    What rainbowchaser said. It's almost all about line speed, and the double haul is the best way to get it.

    I had a great deal of difficulty learning how to double haul, particularly on the forward...
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    P. S.

    ... to my earlier post today.

    Prior to 2015, there were a decent number of river otters in this river, not that they were around daily, but it was never a surpise to spot one or more, sometimes a...
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    Over eons ...

    ... the Lochsa has undoubtedly undergone many, many cycles like the one it is now in. Not sure of the history of this river, but will assume it has probably run its current course since the last Ice...
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    Time will tell ...

    I'm hopeful Ted, but not optimistic.

    This river has suffered from major wildfire residue since 2013 and 2014 and the fishery has deteriorated every year since 2015. Since 2014 there have been...
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    30% reduction

    Tig -

    No, this is not a sale advertisement.:roll:

    Wondering how you are doing with your friend, and approaching the issue of using a floating leader for nymph fishing.

    A couple weeks ago I...
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    Going way back ...

    ... to 2007, for another FAOL FOTW. The first original fly I submitted to the FOTW was the t.c.t.k. aka ten cent trout killer. This one was submitted before I became a BB member. The funniest...
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    Indeed ...

    ... Betty, the FEB O.C. was an FAOL FOTW, as were the other three mentioned in my earlier post on fishing the other day.

    Those four are among twelve or thirteen original flies presented for the...
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    Suggesting that 80,000,000 Americans be...

    Suggesting that 80,000,000 Americans be prosecuted for treason for exercising their right to vote is idiotic, hateful, and deranged.

    In the meantime, I had a really good day today fishing in...
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    Rick - Not to worry. The private messager...

    Rick -

    Not to worry. The private messager involved here has a history on this site of inviting or initiating conflict with any number of B.B members. But I doubt that he will be sending me any...
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    fritz - After consulting my dictionary and...

    fritz -

    After consulting my dictionary and trying to put in context the words "the HO", the only thing I can conclude is that the words are intended to say that Vice President Harris is a whore.
    ...
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    Laughing ...

    ... at myself for how I read the P.M. referenced above. I took the phrase "sinking leaders" to refer to the various methods of getting streamers down when fishing mentioned in the earlier posts on...
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    Had a Private Message from a B.B. member who...

    Had a Private Message from a B.B. member who would rather be in Wyoming that makes no sense at all, but that is not unusual for that person. To quote:

    "Trust that it took ALL the self control I...
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    For some information on a potential alternative...

    For some information on a potential alternative to the poly leader thing, check out Rio Products' video on versileaders on YouTube.

    John

    P.S. Thank you, fritz, for the occasion to get back into...
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    Another hmmmm....

    A few days ago, a fellow from Canada posted an interesting YouTube video on the use of poly leaders, split shot and weighted flies, which may be of interest to you, fritz, or others who want some...
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    This question might get a better response if you...

    This question might get a better response if you put it on the Fly Anglers forum, rather than the fly tying forum.

    Also, recently you asked for information on a product you were considering...
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