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    06-17-2019, 12:00 PM
    Got a long sleeve Simms shirt and a guided day on the Miracle Mile from my wife, daughter, and son-in-law. All that and a great meal with ice...
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    06-14-2019, 01:49 PM
    Have you considered some type of "Flak Jacket" for your reels? Maybe a padded cover would be better than continuing to purchase reels. Worse case,...
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    06-10-2019, 02:32 PM
    I am with Ard that wheels rule when traveling thru airports. There are several wheeled duffels in a host of price ranges. I purchased the Fishpond...
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    06-06-2019, 02:53 PM
    bob3700 replied to a thread June 6th, 1944 in General Discussion
    Visited Normandy and it's country side in Sept. of 2015. Stood on Omaha beach on a cold, overcast, and rainy day looking up at machine-gun pill...
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    06-06-2019, 08:06 AM
    Heart felt appreciation to the "Greatest Generation" for their dedication and sacrifice on this momentous day. If you ever get the chance to visit...
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    06-01-2019, 09:06 PM
    Purchased a rod n reel.
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    05-28-2019, 04:45 PM
    I find that mis-placing things is a matter of getting distracted in the moment. Putting something down, in the moment, like glasses or keys, in a...
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    05-27-2019, 08:26 PM
    Glad that was an 8 wt as I just purchased a 9 wt Meridian.
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    05-26-2019, 07:11 PM
    bob3700 replied to a thread Sweetgrass Rod in Bamboo Fly Rods
    My Sweetgrass is a 7 1/2 ft 4 wt. Penta. Had it made for small creek fishing here in the midwest. Actually made a trip to Twin Bridges when Glen...
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    05-26-2019, 03:33 PM
    Do a YouTube on tying soft hackles. These are flies that are small 14-20 hook sizes, that may initially float but once wet ride just below the...
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    05-26-2019, 02:08 PM
    Anyone have experience with treatments for trigger finger? My right hand ( dominate hand) has two fingers being currently affected. There is...
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    05-26-2019, 02:00 PM
    Two thoughts. Agree on floating a stimulator if it appeared they were going after my indicator . Second- might be raising in the film, so I would...
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    05-26-2019, 10:33 AM
    S&S, Bonefish41, Dynafow, Esseous, and all who responded, Thanks for all of your advice and sharing your experience. I believe I now have the...
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    05-25-2019, 10:26 PM
    Bonefish41, I have a couple of fishing buddies that I make trips out West with. They travel n fish a lot and several make two or more salt trips...
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    05-25-2019, 03:12 PM
    Made my choice today for my 9 wt. saltwater rod, reel, and line. Went to the fly shop and decided to test the Sage 9 wt. Igniter and 8 wt Salt HD...
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    05-23-2019, 10:29 AM
    bob3700 started a thread Bone Fish Lines in Fly Lines
    Curious if there is any opinion pro / con on SA Amplitude Bonefish lines VS the RIO DC Bonefish. Is one considered better than the other? Goes...
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    05-23-2019, 10:25 AM
    bob3700 replied to a thread Sage3400D in Fly Reels
    Flafly14, Thanks for the PM. Appreciate the info. I purchased one reel like new for $225. Six months later was looking for a spare spool and a...
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    05-22-2019, 06:03 AM
    bob3700 replied to a thread SA Infinity and Trout in Fly Lines
    A fishing buddy put the new Infinity line on his Winston 586 and ask me to cast it. I thought the line was perfectly matched to that rod. Having...
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    05-21-2019, 08:53 PM
    bob3700 replied to a thread Sage3400D in Fly Reels
    I purchased one used about a year ago for my 7 wt. Method. Wanted a good high wind and also for streamers. Found a second reel about 6 mo ago...
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    05-20-2019, 09:08 PM
    bob3700 started a thread Sage3400D in Fly Reels
    Anyone have experience with this older Sage reel. Is this a reel that is suitable for Bone fishing in the Salt. It has a large diameter narrow...
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    05-20-2019, 06:50 PM
    bob3700 replied to a thread Fly Line Differences in Fly Lines
    Would u agree that when the wind becomes high long range casts are not always possible. I am thinking, (based on ur info) that a spare spool loaded...
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    05-20-2019, 03:12 PM
    bob3700 replied to a thread Fly Line Differences in Fly Lines
    Osseous, OK, understand the physics now. You have to be able to load (not overload) the rod to tighten the loop and get the line speed up. Need...
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    05-20-2019, 02:22 PM
    bob3700 replied to a thread Slip and Slide in General Discussion
    Aluminum bars are the only way to go. Much more gripping area than studs. Korkers boots have the aluminum bar soles that have worked for the...
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    05-20-2019, 06:03 AM
    bob3700 replied to a thread Fly Line Differences in Fly Lines
    I have compared 8 wt Bonefish to 8 wt RIO Gold on my 7 wt Method and they seem to cast the same for me. The line specs are very similar , head...
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    05-19-2019, 10:26 PM
    bob3700 started a thread Fly Line Differences in Fly Lines
    OK all you Saltwater experts. I have been researching the different head lengths and first 30 ft weights of RIO DC Bonefish and RIO DC Flats Pro....
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67 years young
Long time fly fisher in ponds and lakes. Just got into fly fishing for Trout
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