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  1. Small Streams as The Labortory;

    I'm one of those people who thinks they have learned things worth sharing and have been working albeit not enough on writing a long version of what I think I've learned for years. I actually believe that one day I'll print the entire work along with supporting images in a book form. Like everything else that has been left 'hang fire' in my life I have excuses for not finishing thus far. One big factor is that the sport of fly fishing is constantly changing around me and I don't want what I may have ...

    Updated 05-04-2018 at 10:33 AM by Ard

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  2. Just another post I wanted to save;

    Never know what will come to mind when you read threads. Our member Corn Fed Fins started a thread asking about wading nightmares 'Wademares' and when I thought about the requested replies something elsewise forgotten came to mind.

    Part of the beauty of these online forums for me is that the variety of topics and questions that appear regularly tend to jog my memory. Posts bring things to the forefront of thought that were logged away behind years of new memory..........
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  3. Getting Ready For a New Season Requires some Work;

    After ten years of service my boat has more than dents in the bottom, the interior finish has with age and wear become so worn that it became a minor embarrassment. I wanted to get to it last year but for various reasons did not. This spring I made my mind up that I would once again have a boat that people made comments on. I started by cleaning the exterior hull with Zep-A-Lume oxidizer then did the interior. Next came the heat gun and peeling off all those tackle stickers including my Hardy Fly ...

    Updated 05-06-2018 at 08:41 PM by Ard

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  4. The Industry Ethics Opinion Thread, the long reply version;

    I often copy lengthy post replies and put them here in an edited version so they don't become lost in forgotten threads. If you didn't run across this one on the forum here it is with additional content to be found below the salmon picture. A guy ask a question and things just went long from there.......

    Quote Originally Posted by rando View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't salmon and steelhead fishing, fishing for spawning fish?
    Isn't spawn the only reason those fish enter river systems?
    If it is so,
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  5. You Just Might Be An Elitist If....................... ...

    That poll I put on the forum about using Scents on flies brought the 'E' word out in a few responses so I took a little time and wrote this. I think we've all heard Jeff Foxworthy's 'You Might Be A Redneck If' routine and that's the play with this posts title. It's an attempt to explain myself a little more to newer and old members alike.

    So, You might be an elitist if..........

    If you started out fly fishing the hard way. What's the hard way in my own experience? ...

    Updated 04-12-2018 at 03:10 AM by Ard

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