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

Posted 02-24-2017 at 03:40 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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A Brief Introduction - The Beginning as I Recall It

Posted 04-22-2015 at 01:55 AM by rangerrich99
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Well, here's the first post to my first blog. Ever. I don't know where this is going or what I'm going to end up talking about. I just have been getting this itch to say something besides my semi-weekly posts/threads on the forum for some time now, and so here it goes.

The Beginning.

I probably caught my first fish (a small catfish) from a tiny pond near Columbia, MO before I was four years old. I was teaching my little brother how to cast two years later. By...
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A Fish Story

Posted 04-22-2015 at 12:52 AM by rangerrich99
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I should start this story by saying I'd been skunked two days in a row. So, I was a bit frustrated.

So when a buddy of mine, Muzz, asks me if I want to go fishing for the weekend up north during the "super" moon, I hesitated. Apparently, this weekend the full moon would be bigger and brighter than any we've had in a thousand years or whatever. This will most assuredly get the fish into a wild feeding frenzy. I think about this for about 0.1 seconds before deciding that...
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