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An Impromptu Comparo of a TFO BVK, Redington Vice, and a Fenwick Aetos

Posted 02-24-2017 at 04:40 PM by rangerrich99

So the other day I was at my local Sportsman Warehouse, just killin' a little time, when I found myself in front of the fly rod rack. Somehow. Anyway, I decide to actually see what kind of stock they had on hand, and I discovered that they had a TFO BVK, a Redington Vice and a Fenwick Aetos all in 9 ft. 6 wt. rods. All supposed long-distance line-hurlers, all under $260, and all available for a test-drive. And I luckily had a reel with 6 wt. line on it in the truck. Old, backyard line, but...
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Feeling Blessed

Posted 01-22-2017 at 02:51 PM by gzarboni (Living in the "DACKS" part 2)

I am no writer by any means but I want to share my feelings. I was on my way to Lake Placid to see the Dr. Along the way I had to pass a few small towns like Jay and Wilmington and North Elba. I could not help but feel blessed that I live in such a beautiful part of the country. The Adirondacks are truly spectacular.
My first stop was at a small park on the famed West branch of the Ausable river. I stopped here because a memorial has been set up for the late Francis Betters. Fran was...
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Carp on the Fly Features in US TV Show

Posted 01-20-2017 at 08:52 PM by benpuls98

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Carp are present in any body of water around these hills. Some lakes have bounties on them, and some have yearly tournaments were people catch and kill as many as they can.
I think you might be talking about a different type of carp. I've seen tournaments like that for silver and biggest carp, but not common carp.
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Reading water......heavy nymphing.

Posted 12-07-2016 at 04:55 PM by Bigfly

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Location: Truckee, CA.

Reading the water

Since the water I fish most of the time, sounds like what you were trying, I'll share this again.
I'm sure in the time I've been here, I mentioned how I figured it out.
I call it the count-down method. This method works with almost weightless rigs up to heavy....

1. How fast is the water?
Take 2-3 long strides on the bank. Throw a stick on the water and count the...
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Tying On Shanks;

Posted 11-27-2016 at 04:40 PM by Ard Stetts

I am now using Intruder Wire for the connector loop because of a missed steelhead due to the hook getting fouled into the body materials. This happened with a different pattern in Late October 2016 but made a distinct impression on me. I fished hours to find the one that would hit me and when it happened I had no hook trailing the fly, it was looped around and stuck into the body!

All other aspects of tying are the same but I suggest wire and not the Power Braid shown here.
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