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    Today, 12:00 AM
    Hi Steve, I don't have that particular Sage but I do have some Hardy Swift rods in 11 1/2 foot 7 weights. I use them for medium size water and...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Unless you turn to the Marquis series reels there are only 2 larger ones in the Lightweight Series. Larger than the Princess are the St. Aidan & St....
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    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    The only way I know 100 yards is if I have a 100 yard spool, most of my stuff has been on bulk 1200 yard spools so I got one of these..... Click...
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    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    Hi James, If you are looking for early examples of graphite from American manufacturers I would point to Orvis and H.L. Leonard as being the first...
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    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    That part about the recovery of the old timber is right on! The outfit that was 'mining' it from the Susquehanna was from Long Island NY I think I...
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    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Hi Richard, I'm one of those cats who likes the spool filled when the line is fully retrieved, based on the OP I figure that is what he is...
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    Yesterday, 03:05 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Hi, If we're talking about a Hardy Princess then fill the arbor with backing until you have the first row of perforations covered. Look at the...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    What an outstanding post! You'll forgive me I hope but I was expecting a link to a video or something but this was a pleasant surprise Henry just...
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    01-18-2018, 06:16 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Ice Dub in General Fly Tying Discussions
    Hi Steve, I use a lot of ice dub making my salmon flies. I don't know what size fly you're making but I don't split thread. I just throw a loop...
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    01-18-2018, 02:33 PM
    I'd have to say that the large part of the time I've spent fishing things were pretty well under control and safe. Reading Rob's original post...
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    01-18-2018, 06:57 AM
    Thank you Ivory) He is serious bird) they come every day eat fungi, lichen from branches and corn) this pic through the window 8(
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    01-18-2018, 02:35 AM
    we have snow here in Louisiana)
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    01-18-2018, 12:22 AM
    Another Renzetti Traveler user here, like Sparsegraystubble I picked one up in 1994. At that time I still tied on both a Thompson model A and one of...
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    01-17-2018, 10:31 PM
    Just to update, Things have remained the same here with the high being 41* today January 17th. I drove to Anchorage today and the coldest spot I...
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    01-16-2018, 02:18 PM
    Maybe it means something and maybe not, as far as I know I still have the first 2 attempts at making a fly. I'm really not a hoarder, I just tend to...
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    01-14-2018, 04:53 PM
    You need to look into vintage sub divisions where there are old style Bi Level and Split Level style homes built in the mid 1970's through the late...
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    01-14-2018, 01:12 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Powell fly rods, in Fiberglass Fly Rods
    Tim pretty well provided more than I ever knew about the rods. A friend of mine from NY. who was a collector had some of their rods. That was in the...
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    01-13-2018, 04:14 PM
    For years now I've been posting extremes with regard to winter weather here in South Central Alaska. Specifically conditions in the Interior or in my...
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    01-13-2018, 01:53 AM
    Welcome to the forum, if I may I'd like to suggest you give a first name and maybe add your general location to your posting details. Those 2 things...
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    01-12-2018, 07:27 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Yeti at it again... in Other Gear
    I don't know that I'll get 4 of them but I may get one. Over the past six years I've spent an easy 500 on camp chairs and all but one has issues at...
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    01-12-2018, 07:16 PM
    You betcha Larry, I sat there right in front of the fire watching the thermometer for any signs of warming. When it hit 15 degrees I took off my...
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    01-12-2018, 04:45 PM
    Ard replied to a thread 6 wt line for streamers in Fly Lines
    Thanks for the nod :) I seldom use the single hand rods any more but for many years relied on either WF or DT lines by Scientific Anglers. I would...
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    01-12-2018, 03:19 PM
    Gaining 3:47 / 24 here right now and it becomes more noticeable by the 21st. I just came back from the cabin yesterday and longer days are what I...
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    01-12-2018, 01:12 PM
    Hi, With a 12'6" rod I'm not surprised that you were comfortable with the Scandi line. You may find that these long rods are much like single hand...
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    01-12-2018, 06:35 AM
    heh David, not warm water anymore) my first fish in 2018... slow boom and fish on, missed a few, dark go home)
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    01-12-2018, 02:33 AM
    I'll be first to admit that I never would have thought of that in a million years. I'm probably not going to start working on one for myself but...
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    01-11-2018, 09:02 PM
    I only ever had one; back in the 1980's I upset a bottle of E.J. Hillie's lacquer cement on my old desk and had nothing handy to contain it. After...
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    01-09-2018, 01:05 PM
    Hi Andy, Welcome aboard, I moved your thread to Member Introductions for you. I used to go over every year to fish but stopped back around 2010 or...
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