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Four Questions with Jene Hughes

Posted 05-31-2013 at 02:19 PM by mbchilton

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A couple years ago I went trout fishing in Iowa for the first time. My boss / fishing buddy took me over to the Second Avenue Bait Shop in Des Moines and told me to buy this book called “Iowa Trout Streams” by Jene Hughes. He being my boss I did as I was told. It turned out to be a good decision. Now, whenever friends ask me about trout fishing in Iowa, I always mention the book. Last month...
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looking not to break the bank

Posted 05-06-2013 at 10:03 AM by connahhh

Do you have an orvis outlet near by? Ive found some incredible deals there in the past.
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Attempt 1 at Building a Rod

Posted 05-05-2013 at 08:34 AM by random user
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Much of this is cross posted here. Putting all of this in a blog, becasue this is the kind of thing I was really looking for to push me over the edge to try it.

This is a revamp of an 5 weight, 8'6" rod I am not even sure how I ended up with. The reel seat was messed up, cork was damaged where the reel seat slips under it and the guides were spiraled around the blank. The plan is to replace what I need to and leave the rest alone.

What I have learned so far:
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