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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...
  4. Thread: Braided line

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    My curiosity ...

    ... got the better of my ignorance. So I did some reading and watched a few more YouTube videos on braided line. No reason at all that you couldn't use it for furling leaders. And a braided line...
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    Hmmmm ....

    fritz -

    My impression is that the weight of a piece of fluoro is determined only by its length and diameter. A longer, thicker piece will weigh more than a shorter, thinner piece, but both will...
  6. Thread: Braided line

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    Hmmmm 2.0 ....

    First of all, the kevlar material referenced above was actually tying thread, not tippet material. Senior moment.

    Second, there was a BB thread a while back about Spectra braid, which might be...
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    Sticky: Adding photos ...

    ... to threads or posts was undoubtedly designed to be "state of the art" when the BB was created going on twenty years ago, or however long it has been. Unfortunately, the BB system for attaching...
  8. Thread: Braided line

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    Hmmmm ....

    Tig -

    I have never used braided line for anything, don't even know of what material it is made or how it is made. That said, in all the discussions on this BB about furling over the past 14 or...
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    Liking Loomis

    In 2013, I was gifted a Gloomis 9' for 4wt StreamDance by a fellow BB member ( thanks, again, Karli :shock: ).

    It is by far the best fly rod I've fished, out of somewhere around 10-12 over the...
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    Karli - Your inbox is full. Please clear...

    Karli -

    Your inbox is full.

    Please clear out some items so I can send you the tracking number.

    John
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    Attention : Karli Rae

    Karli -

    Your inbox is full.:shock:

    :idea:Please clear out some items so I can send you a PM with the tracking number.:idea:

    John
  12. Thread: Today

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    Ahem ....

    John -

    You are soooo predictable.:shock:

    My use of the word is consistent with the definitions found in various sources, if you care to invest the time to look them up and give them some...
  13. Thread: Today

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    and for everyday ...

    ... the Preamble to the Constitution.

    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,...
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    Nine years on ...

    ... and still producing.

    Yesterday, I began my fishing year on my Northern Idaho home water with an FEB Skwala virtually identical to the fly which was the subject of this thread.

    I only fished...
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    Very nice ...

    ... and I can testify to the effectiveness of the FEB ( furled extended body ) flies with almost ten years experience with them in various sizes and patterns.

    If you go to the FAOL Fly of the Week...
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    Hmmmm ...

    Les -

    I have no personal experience to rely on, but I do have a few thoughts.

    As of the past few days, at the Canadian border the Columbia was fluctuating rather wildly at up to about 90,000...
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    Shout out ...

    ... to Brad, aka Kaboom, for an excellent video on Youtube on how to furl leaders.

    You can use the search feature on Youtube to find his "guide recommended furled leaders".

    Nicely done, Brad.
    ...
  18. Thread: Weight

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    Hmmmmm....

    ... not being Brad, I'll offer my own opinion.

    I do have a similar set up to Brad's, but my technique is somewhat different, though not regarding weight used to maintain tension.

    For the...
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    Kudos ...

    ... to both of you, Jim and Larry ! And to you, too, melk !

    I'm not to the point of giving up fly tying, but will try remember when that time comes to follow your EXCELLENT example.

    Can't...
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    It's been a long time, but I recall using spar...

    It's been a long time, but I recall using spar varnish on guide wraps.

    I went back on this forum to a 5-10-09 thread that I started on the subject of spar varnish. There were a number of posts on...
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    Hmmmmm ....

    Jim -

    A couple additional thoughts.

    First, knot strength, not leader or tippet strength, is the weakest point in your rigging. ( Knot strength is typically expressed as a percentage of tippet...
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    Jim - Whatever tippet material I am using,...

    Jim -

    Whatever tippet material I am using, when I tie a clinch knot, after I pass the tippet through a tip ring or through the eye of a hook, I form a fairly large loop and then hold the loop,...
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    A bit late ...

    ... to the party, Jim, but thought I would chime in.

    I haven't used fluoro leaders or tippet much since virtually all of my fly fishing is with dry flies, with an occasional outing with streamers,...
  24. Actually ...

    ... bear spray is highly effective when used properly and is much preferred over firearms by virtually all state and federal agencies as a matter of policy in dealing with bears.

    It's been about...
  25. Hey Marco ...

    ... ran across a bunch of NUT CASES you might be interested in.

    Go to YouTube and search "Lincoln Project Unprecedented."

    John

    P.S. Speaking of medication - Route 66 does not enter Nevada at...
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