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    Chartreuse over white Clouser Deep minnow on a...

    Chartreuse over white Clouser Deep minnow on a size 4 hook. About 3 inches long. Will take more than 25 species of freshwater and saltwater fish within 50 miles of my home ranging from big bluegill...
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    Palomar knot from main leader to tippet ring. ...

    Palomar knot from main leader to tippet ring. Becker (Orvis) Knot from tippet to ring.
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    Even from the same manufacturer there are...

    Even from the same manufacturer there are differences between hooks styles in sizing. For example a Tiemco 8089 size 10 (which is about the same size as a Mustard 3407) is much bigger than a Tiemco...
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    Lyons and O'haver in La Mesa CA (San Diego...

    Lyons and O'haver in La Mesa CA (San Diego County) does work for customers world wide. Their fish replica mounts are fantastic and we have a couple of dozen in our shop. With a photo and...
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    I'm using Cortland Braided Mono! They started...

    I'm using Cortland Braided Mono! They started making it again last year. Any Cortland Pro shop should be able to order it for you if they don't already have it.

    You can get it from the...
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    My go to rods for fishing the Colorado River,...

    My go to rods for fishing the Colorado River, lakes Martinez, Ferguson, Squaw, and the side channel lakes on the Colorado river are 8 and 9wt rods. I use the 8 most often. Sometimes a 6 or 7 for...
  7. I have fly fished about 90 days in the last 18...

    I have fly fished about 90 days in the last 18 months. I have used a floating line for less than 10 of those trips. Most
    of those 90 days have been in saltwater. I have about 30 various sinking...
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    PM sent. I probably have what you need

    PM sent. I probably have what you need
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    I'm 90 minutes south in San Diego. I know there...

    I'm 90 minutes south in San Diego. I know there are lots of options within 60 miles of San Bernardino. More than I can list here. I haven't personally fished waters in the San Bernadino area so...
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    Lots of augments and discussions about this. ...

    Lots of augments and discussions about this.

    Rod/reel balance is a dynamic thing. Just the amount of line outside the rod tip affects balance.

    One of my favorite discussions of this is here
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    "Master" maybe. Still see spinning gear with...

    "Master" maybe.

    Still see spinning gear with that name. Have seen a number of old Master fly rods come through our shop to get guides rewrapped

    And another would be Martin
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    Bill Nash's comment on issue with Davy knot ...

    Bill Nash's comment on issue with Davy knot

    http://www.danblanton.com/viewarchive.php?id=81330&archivefile=/arch200703.php

    Also see tedshuck's comment
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    Yeah, I tried a couple of fiberglass rods. Turns...

    Yeah, I tried a couple of fiberglass rods. Turns out a couple of trials just didn't do it for me.

    So I had to do some more extensive research on which I am still working :-P

    My current research...
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    Our experience is that most children of that age...

    Our experience is that most children of that age seem to do better with shorter rods as they will be easier to stop and will also be less tiring. This is why most rods targeted toward children are in...
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    Depending on the specific lines about 40 to 45 ft...

    Depending on the specific lines about 40 to 45 ft of a 3wt line will weigh about as much as 30ft of a 5 wt line. The 3 wt line will cast fine on a 5 wt rod as long as you have sufficient line out....
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    Either the Rio Outbound Short in floating,...

    Either the Rio Outbound Short in floating, intermediate and sinking versions or Scientific Anglers Titan Taper floating or Sonar Titan sinking. For me they are pretty interchangeable. I'm using...
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    Low subscription rates. A problem for many...

    Low subscription rates. A problem for many magazines in the Internet age.

    Also I think the SW fly fishing publications focused too much on on certain regions and types of fish. Lots of articles...
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    If you look at the taper profiles for fly lines...

    If you look at the taper profiles for fly lines from the manufacturers you will find that in most cases, if a line comes in both a WF and DT version, the tapers will be about the same until you get...
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    I have had that happen many times. Also with...

    I have had that happen many times. Also with other species mixes in both fresh and saltwater.

    The prey species are attracted to the smaller struggling hooked fish that is giving off all sorts...
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    Some rod/line combinations work better for some...

    Some rod/line combinations work better for some people than others however Practice is the key. But also investigate working with a good instructor. A good instructor can quickly help identify bad...
  21. I hope the basic character of Cabeles remains...

    I hope the basic character of Cabeles remains with respect to the products they carry but I wouldn't be surprised to see some changes under both labels.

    I have shopped both from catalog and later...
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    Eating backswimmers or water boatman maybe....

    Eating backswimmers or water boatman maybe. That's my first thought. You can find patterns for both online. In a pinch a size 12 Prince is a good choice. This is on the small size for a backswimmer...
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    Good stuff but no longer made it seems. Has a...

    Good stuff but no longer made it seems. Has a tighter weave than the also no longer made Cortland braid.

    The black and orange seem to be narrower than the natural. I have natural, black, and...
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    Some people have got it here. ...

    Some people have got it here.

    http://www.mchardys.co.uk/prodet.php?prodcatind=1&subcatind=12&pageind=1&prodid=1628&rowpos=1628

    I found some Gudebrod braided mono, also no longer made, on eBay....
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    Once upon a time I was ball player and pitcher...

    Once upon a time I was ball player and pitcher though not at the professional level giving it up after HS. I think becoming an efficient fly caster is much easier. Body mechanics are important for...
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