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  1. Thread: Reflection

    by Rever
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    So now we are learning from our sons and their...

    So now we are learning from our sons and their families!
  2. Thread: Hip boots?

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    Hip boots?

    Any suggestions on a good source of quality hip boots? Previously my various pairs of hip boots have had snaps/laces at the calf as well as the belt connection. Waders I'm finding (and the pair I...
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    His stories are always well written and...

    His stories are always well written and thoughtful!
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    For the farm pond I like to fish, I carry a 6wt...

    For the farm pond I like to fish, I carry a 6wt and an 8wt rod. I like the 8 wt for big poppers and have taken some 5 +lb bass on both rods. For me, the primary concern for trout and bass is simply...
  5. Thread: Fly Lines

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    Do any of you feel in transferring from a double...

    Do any of you feel in transferring from a double taper line to weight forward that you need to speed up your casting tempo?

    I replaced my 40 year old Cortland DT with Scientific Angler Frequency...
  6. Thread: Fly Lines

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    Okay. So now I have replace the 40 year old line...

    Okay. So now I have replace the 40 year old line on one of my reels. Now to give it a workout! Thanks for the thread. . . .
  7. Thread: A Brookie Tail

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    Super story, Len. I kept wondering which fly you...

    Super story, Len. I kept wondering which fly you were using. . . The insight provided about building relationships with landowners applies to private streams and ponds. ~Rever
  8. Thread: Fly Lines

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    Thank you for your observations and experience....

    Thank you for your observations and experience. Smiling is good and my casting "skills" could certainly improve!
  9. Thread: Fly Lines

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    How often do you change fly lines? I use three...

    How often do you change fly lines? I use three different rods/line weights (double taper). Haven't changed lines on two of them for 30 years. They cast and float!
  10. Thread: Rabbit strips

    by Rever
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    Rabbit strips

    My one experience fishing a "one strip bunny"-clouser type pattern was a blast! Who might have insight on the availability of varied widths of rabbit strips? Recently I could find only magnum strips....
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    This is outstanding. We each have our individual...

    This is outstanding. We each have our individual "high water marks". Thanks.
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    Breathable waders:washing and storing

    Do any of you have a regular washing and storage ritual that you follow on your breathable waders?
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    Sorry, Allen. You started this string!! Rever

    Sorry, Allen. You started this string!! Rever
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    First: Dave's flies look much more like a gill...

    First: Dave's flies look much more like a gill than mine. Great job Dave! Like Dave, I tied with size 1 hooks. I wanted to use a Clouser pattern making use of colors that might attract bass...
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    FWIW-> I tied a few clouzer minnows in bluegill...

    FWIW-> I tied a few clouzer minnows in bluegill colors making certain to include a patch of orange calf tail in the tie. Had great luck one evening. Might have been the time. Might have been the...
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    Super mission. Our two sons are now capable fly...

    Super mission. Our two sons are now capable fly fishers. When they were starting, I always tried to quit when they held a continuing interest. At first, I left my gear at home. We would sometimes...
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    What do you typically use for a leader?

    What do you typically use for a leader?
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    Dads are hard to loose!

    Dads are hard to loose!
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    I always look forward to the, Whip Finish"...

    I always look forward to the, Whip Finish" articles. Our younger year mental pictures, visions, smells, and the mixture of family members, excited-commitment to fishing trips carry us more than we...
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    You know that your buddy will be with you on...

    You know that your buddy will be with you on future trips, in a different way. My introduction to flyfishing was a friend who loved catching bluegills and bass on poppers. Today, I cannot get out a...
  21. Thread: Driftless Karst

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    Great photos! Good looking water. What were the...

    Great photos! Good looking water. What were the fish hitting?
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    This thread brings a conclusion that has taken to...

    This thread brings a conclusion that has taken to many years to reach: a guide can be of great assistance [and I frequently thought I could free lance . . . .] Just sayin'

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    Beautiful Fish. What fly were you using?

    Beautiful Fish. What fly were you using?
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    Sorry to hear that things have been extremely...

    Sorry to hear that things have been extremely hard. Best wishes to you on the "turn around"!
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    Maybe carry a "twistee" from a bread sack with...

    Maybe carry a "twistee" from a bread sack with your and twist the hook to a line guide?
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