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  1. Tyrone, The short answer in my opinion is yes ...

    Tyrone, The short answer in my opinion is yes

    As you may know McClain's day job for a number of years was an English Professor at the University of Chicago an institution whose liberal ambiance...
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    Re: Catch and Release Study

    The statement that scientists have numerous unanwered questions may be correct, but this is in no small measure to their inability to fund such investigations. Modern scientific investigation is...
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    Re: Quinault River

    One of the best stretches of the Quinault is above the Lake. Take the south shore road past the Lake Quinault Lodge and continue toward the Enchanted Valley. There are pulloffs along the main river...
  4. Re: A Taste Of Yesterday's Outing With Coach Knight

    Mr. Knight is a very bright and complex individual. He tolerates fools poorly and this trait has not improved with age. I believe much of his behavior is the result of his being a very private person...
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    Re: F&S Online article

    I would like to both congratulate DANBOB and to second his comment on the article in F&S pertaining to observations made during nymph fishing as seen and recorded by a scuba diver. It is an article...
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    Cea sees the area with the eyes of a Montanan. I...

    Cea sees the area with the eyes of a Montanan. I see the Yellowstone streams on my way from Indiana to Seattle in July and in September on my return to the midwest. For those unfamiliar with the...
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    I was there in mid July and was nearly eaten...

    I was there in mid July and was nearly eaten alive by deer flies. The Yellowstone drainage is increasingly non fishable due to rain and run off although Lamar is more prone to this than Slough. This...
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    If all else fails there are the call rooms.

    If all else fails there are the call rooms.
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    In one of Orvis Co. near monthly catalogues is...

    In one of Orvis Co. near monthly catalogues is not suspenders but a wading belt with a built in "tool built carrier". Probably more functional than on suspenders/JWW
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    Thanks for you observation. It is intersting to...

    Thanks for you observation. It is intersting to know or speculate who makes reels for Orvis rods for LL Bean etc.
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    Cabelas XML blank

    Cabelas sells a high modulus (approx 64000) blank XML that is made by another company. The rod blank looks superficially like a Loomis IMX blank. Does anyone know who the manufacturer of this rather...
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    Pricing it on the hook and hackle web site or if...

    Pricing it on the hook and hackle web site or if lucky on ebay may give you a price that with other appropriate gifts and behaviors on Feb 14 will allow you the possiblity of bringing an ultra five...
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    There are several how to sites on the web by...

    There are several how to sites on the web by googling furled leaders. JWW
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    If you are driving east on I 80 the first prime...

    If you are driving east on I 80 the first prime water you will come to is the St Joseph River running through South Bend, and Mishawauka Ind north to Barrian Springs and St. Joseph Michigan. To the...
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    I too have used the superfine line in four weight...

    I too have used the superfine line in four weight for a four weight trout bum and have been quite pleased. I believe that Orvis has a special on that line now on their web site.
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    Have done well on the Methow with olive sculpin...

    Have done well on the Methow with olive sculpin pattern on sinking tip line when water is fast or hole is deep.
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    Like Ric B I have success with dry flies...

    Like Ric B I have success with dry flies particularly Royal Wulff size 12 and 14. If you tie your own a recent tying tip in the fly tying section worth considering is to tie on longer shanked hooks 4...
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    Bloom: Two good sites for Hardy featerweights for...

    Bloom: Two good sites for Hardy featerweights for sale are this site and ebay. Also the Orvis CFO reel I believe is made by Hardy and is then given an Orvis dress. This can also be found at times on...
  19. This knot slips like a Duncan's loop but requires...

    This knot slips like a Duncan's loop but requires far less visual oversight making it much easier for small tippits and darker conditions.
  20. Excellent points oldfrat. Tying the loop without...

    Excellent points oldfrat. Tying the loop without some form of fly or weight with small tippit can tweek the fingers. Your point about knot strength was emphasized by my mentor as well who claimed...
  21. The "easy knot" an ideal knot for dropper lines and fly atta

    Recently while fishing the Fall River near Sunriver, Oregon I struggled to tie 6X fluoro tippet material to hooks with clinch knots for use with droppers. Invariably the rather brittle material would...
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    spey lines

    I recently bought a 13 ft 8wt LL Bean spey rod. I anticipate using this on large steelhead rivers (ST Joe in Ind and the Deschutes and Skykomish in the NW) often to fish nymphs or swing large bunny...
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    I did not mean to imply that I would like to use...

    I did not mean to imply that I would like to use a sinking line as a snagging tool, but would like to avoid situations where they would be more likely to cause this. It would seem if used in a down...
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    sinking tip line as snagging device

    On a recentsteelhead trip with an old friend who is now quite disabled due to spinal stenosis we went first class by using a guide with a drift boat.
    As the day progressed we came to a series of...
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