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    Thanks guys. I have used Vaseline in the past,...

    Thanks guys. I have used Vaseline in the past, but it didn’t work that well.
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    Chest Pack ???

    Can anyone recommend a small chest pack that holds up to saltwater fishing? My main concern is the zippers. I have an old Columbia pack that I like, but the zippers seem to be jammed up whenever I...
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    Thanks everyone. Looks promising.

    Thanks everyone. Looks promising.
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    Zip-lock binder bags

    Years ago I bought a set of these zip-lock bags from a long-forgotten catalog. They are three-hole punched along one edge, and have a ziplock closure along the opposite edge. Three-hole side is...
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    Love the watercolor. Bob is a great guy. I met...

    Love the watercolor. Bob is a great guy. I met him briefly on the Yellowstone a few weeks ago.
  6. Thread: Reel cases ?

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    Yes, but neoprene = “new school”. I’ve reached...

    Yes, but neoprene = “new school”. I’ve reached curmudgeon status, and am non-accepting of the progression to synthetic materials. Even the Orvis catalog makes me barf theses days!
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    Air Cel Supreme equivalent ??

    What currently offered fly line is most like a Sci. Anglers Air Cel Supreme?
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    Now we’re talkin’. Thanks Lew!

    Now we’re talkin’. Thanks Lew!
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    Thanks Prairieschooner. I actually had been...

    Thanks Prairieschooner. I actually had been looking at that one, but it’s a big saltwater-sized case, and the seller doesn’t have it in a smaller size.
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    Thanks, but neoprene is definitely not what I...

    Thanks, but neoprene is definitely not what I have in mind. The Orvis cases seem to be neoprene-based as well.
  11. Thread: Reel cases ?

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    Reel cases ?

    Who sells decent “old school” fly reel cases these days? It wasn’t too long ago when LL Bean was selling waxed canvas reel cases. These were very nice and reasonably priced, but don’t appear to be...
  12. Source for 4-piece Fiberglass fly rod blanks?

    I?m having trouble locating a source for 4-piece glass blanks. About 8’ in a 5-wt is what I’m looking for. Any suggestions?
  13. Thread: Mayfly ID?

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    Hendricksons have three tails - that fly has two.

    Hendricksons have three tails - that fly has two.
  14. A cool book : There's No Fishing Like Fly Rod Fishing

    This is a neat little book from 1972. Ten well-known fishing authors give their take on the sport of fly fishing. And the nice little foreword is written by none other than Bing Crosby, who was even...
  15. The American Sportsman - Volume 3 No. 3 - Lee Wulff, Henry Van Dyke

    This is Volume 3 Number 3 (Summer 1970) of the great series of books produced in association with ABC's The American Sportsman, featuring great writing, photography, and art.

    The following...
  16. American Sportsman - Volume 2 Number 2 (Spring 1969)

    This is one of a great series of hardbound books published in association with ABC's The American Sportsman. Great writing, photography, and art for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The following...
  17. FS: Book - Fly Rodding for Bass by Charles Waterman

    A terrific little book on catching bass with the fly rod, written by Charley Waterman, one of the acknowledged masters of the sport. Excellent text and photography. Part of the Cortland Library ...
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    I've had good success with a black/olive wooly...

    I've had good success with a black/olive wooly bugger. Also, try some trout patterns - McGinty wet flies and Tellico nymphs, for example.
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    No, sorry.
  20. The Fly-Fisher's Reader, Edited by Leonard M. Wright

    Great book to get you through the winter months. You can't do much better than this. Just look at the list of stories and authors below and I think you will agree. My favorite is Corey Ford's...
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    Looking back to the Maryland DNR site again, I...

    Looking back to the Maryland DNR site again, I see that the information inconsistent. The site refers to fees that are "reciprocal for state of residence", however this applies to the annual fee. ...
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    What I believe happened is that the Walmart clerk...

    What I believe happened is that the Walmart clerk found a chart that shows what the non-resident fees are in each state. Apparently, Maryland DNR includes this chart to show how low their fees are...
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    Some of the old nylon lines were brown. ...

    Some of the old nylon lines were brown. Shakespeare also marketed there own brand of fly lines. Could very well be a Shakespeare
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    I don't understand that chart. I'm a New Yorker...

    I don't understand that chart. I'm a New Yorker and was fishing in Maryland just last week. I went to a Wal-Mart to buy my license. The clerk pulled out a chart just like the one you referenced...
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    I agree with the above. I've been thinking about...

    I agree with the above. I've been thinking about this myself. I would go with shorter rods probably and a backpack. I've never ridden a bicycle with waders on, but how bad could it be?
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