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    Today, 07:46 PM
    Dittos on that, I think I'm in year 5 with mine and those are guide years so they get a beating. I figure I'll get new this fall but send the old...
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    Today, 02:23 PM
    Its been a long time since I did one completely but back then I replaced them with Super Z ferrules. They are far better than the old copper / nickel...
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    Today, 12:54 PM
    Just a few days ago I was speeding down a big river in my open hull ATEC Sockeye. The air was in the mid 40's and it was raining at 5:30 AM. Gear?...
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    Today, 12:31 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Rods that suck! in Fly Rods
    Hi Tim, There's always the chance I had a rod that was somehow defective. By the time I purchased that one I was fairly good at putting things...
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    Today, 12:06 PM
    Hi Mike, If they are not pinned ferrules and if they are still tight when joined they may just have lost their grip on the shafts. You said they...
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    Today, 01:45 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Rods that suck! in Fly Rods
    Hi Tim, Back then there were few choices when it came to lines, there was little thought given to over or underlining where I grew up and the rod...
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Rods that suck! in Fly Rods
    Back in early 1979 I bought an eight foot Fenwick HMG 5 weight, at the time I had been fly casting for about 10 years and had most recently been...
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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    He got in just under the wire, the river was closed this morning at 6:00 AM to salmon fishing. No C&R no salmon fishing period. I went up and snooped...
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    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    There are several threads posted as stickies in the Spey Fishing forums about getting flies down and the techniques work the same with single hand...
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    Yesterday, 03:09 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Friday = A day for me :) I've made a new head to help with the water levels and hope I might catch at least one. I haven't transferred the Raw images...
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    06-21-2018, 02:17 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Not the river you are thinking of Dewayne, that one is blown out big time, no records there and I'm not setting foot in that one for a few weeks by...
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    06-21-2018, 02:04 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Thanks Larry, Yesterday (Wednesday) he lost 2 as he was getting them to the net but we bagged ten successfully. It took 12 hours on the river but...
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    06-20-2018, 01:42 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Another challenge, before I left the river last night I put a stick on a shore line stuck into the sand to act as my water level gauge. This morning...
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    06-19-2018, 01:17 AM
    That's how I felt Saturday night when I went to bed, I knew I had a fellow fishing for kings beginning on Sunday morning with the first cast to be...
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    06-16-2018, 08:29 PM
    I wouldn't sweat the sand, it's the pebbles that can be a bother. Get yourself a piece of rug to keep in car or truck for changing in and out. Ard
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    06-16-2018, 07:02 PM
    What brand of wader? Built in gravel guards or wraps? Try not to stand in really swift water, the current swirls around to your downstream side...
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    06-16-2018, 06:16 PM
    Hard to get anything past you Steve, remember the body suit he always wore?
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    06-16-2018, 03:50 PM
    I was reading a post from a guy who was expressing concern about the cast collapsing a bit as it reached the terminus. His post ask whether people...
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    06-16-2018, 03:32 PM
    Hi Steve, I don't get a lot of leapers but it happens. When it happens they usually repeat with several jumps in a row. If you notice that when a...
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    06-16-2018, 09:16 AM
    Hi Ed, SFF is The Salmon Fishing Forum UK. a forum specifically dedicated to salmon fishing. It is another of the Fish & Fly websites. Salmon...
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    06-15-2018, 08:17 PM
    I forgot the beer, I've found Mirror Pond IPA and Coors Gold in creeks and rivers as well as a can of Spam and full tackle boxes sunk in bad spots. I...
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    06-15-2018, 07:40 PM
    You must have missed the 'Have you ever found a fly rod' thread, I found an 8 foot Hardy with a perfect on it back in the 90's. It took nearly 5...
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    06-15-2018, 07:32 PM
    1995 after a high water on a spring creek I fished often I found this little Brodin net submerged and caught in a large Multiflora Rose bush along...
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    06-15-2018, 06:57 PM
    With a 5 weight I fish 10 or 12 pound level leader and change to a tapered leader for dry fly fishing, same line. A good habit to adopt when you fish...
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    06-15-2018, 06:52 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Confirmed its broke in General Discussion
    I saw your original post and now the aftermath of the fall, sorry you are having trouble. Like the poster above me I've had fractured ribs and it...
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