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January Eight 2011;

Posted 01-08-2011 at 01:55 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 03-20-2011 at 11:10 AM by Hardyreels

After a New Years warming trend that has left the lane that leads to our home a solid mass of ice the weather has once again turned cold. No appreciable snow fall since I last wrote just enough warm weather & rain to make things interesting.

The days are slowly lengthening and the climb from darkness will be a slow one until the middle of February. At this time the changes in sun up & sun down become pretty obvious and you begin to feel some energy seeping back into your mussels...
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true leader strength

Posted 01-06-2011 at 08:39 AM by sabolitoman

[QUOTE=Hardyreels;182811]Welcome to the forum,

I use a level 25 pound Maxima leader for King salmon and this is what I have found over the years. ......

Nice new blog. Good luck with it. I understand your thinking about knot strength (and am EXTREMELY JEALOUS OF YOUR TESTING FACILITIES), however sometimes indoor testing can contribute too. The bottom line is that your loop knot is a winner, but your attachment to line is not. Test for yourself. Take a few feet...
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Alaska;

Posted 12-15-2010 at 01:45 PM by Hardyreels

I am new to the blog game and will begin with the news of 12/15/2010. For the past 30 hours my home has been pounded by high winds. Wind storms are not uncommon this close to the ocean inlet but this one has been particularly ferocious. I woke several times during the night to the sounds of tree limbs landing on the roof of the house. By three AM the power was out and the wood stove was struggling to keep the house at 60*. Morning reveals that the back lawn is nearly stripped of the snow that was...
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Browing Reservoir Fly Rod

Posted 11-14-2010 at 07:05 PM by Mr.Bass

Does anyone know anything about a 9'6" Browing Reservoir Fly Rod 6/7 weight. case shows 2.90in 6-7. I woould like to know how old it is and what it may have cost at that time. I ran across it and love the rod. Their is nothing else on it as to model etc. Thank you for all the help
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Guides Day Out!!

Posted 10-01-2010 at 08:09 AM by Davo (Davo's Fly Angling Adventures)

Well the guiding season has pretty much come to an end. So today the boss and I are off to hit the lower South Fork in search of monster browns. We are having a nice spell of indian summer here so the weather is going to be great. The fishing reports from the South Fork have been really good so we are looking forward to a great day!!
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