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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    The Comparadun is a great fly, I prefer it as Al Caucci originally tied it with split Micro-Fibette tails and as slender a body as possible rather...
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    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Sage RPL in Fly Rods
    "It just takes longer for some of us to learn." ONE is not the most intuitive of fly rods, it takes a bit of learning curve. But going from RPL+...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Bruce, Your English made Battenkill was built by at that time by owned by Orvis (now gone) British Fly Reels, BFR. That one was also available with...
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    Since not even Seychelles fishing member camelbrass, where there are many South African guides and anglers, picked up on this one, it is a Magla. A...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    I'm game to help "experiment" and I know they will work both with dry fly or trailing shuck tailing (emerger and spinner respectively)...as long as...
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    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    Rip Tide replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    Going back in history, there was no distinction between dry and wet flies. They were what they were. You cast your fly out .... it floated for a...
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    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    "When I first read about Gary Borger's Wet Dry Fly.......i thought son of a gun......he took my idea. Problem is he had the idea more than a decade...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Sage RPL in Fly Rods
    And I too had an old friend who spent the entire season in West Yellowstone who also swore by 9'/#4 RPL. He is gone now so I can't try to encourage...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    guidegun, I have total confidence in the design and manufacturing team at Abel/Ross and don't doubt this O ring system is effective, thanks for your...
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    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    8wt rod, 9wt line
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Sage RPL in Fly Rods
    to quote myself from the previous thread: "Back then I liked, and still do, RPL better. But I wouldn't buy one now nor fish the original ones I have...
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    02-23-2018, 05:57 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Salmon Flies in Share Patterns
    I've never seen anything quite like that. May I suggest that you copy the thread and then paste it into the 'Share Patterns' sub forum in the Fly...
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    02-23-2018, 04:28 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    From the horses mouth; "Simple O-ring retention, a la the Colorado LT - just pop it off! - Bart" Recalculating... I have been thinking of this...
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    02-23-2018, 04:15 PM
    I often apply SPF lip balm to protect against lip sun burn, which hurts. So, if I have it on and I moisten my knot with saliva, I suppose I'm using...
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    02-23-2018, 03:49 PM
    dean_mt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    I'm pretty sure that it just pulls free without having a button or lock. I've seen some other reels that operate this way. It takes a sharp pull to...
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    02-23-2018, 02:39 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    Um, good question.
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    02-23-2018, 02:14 PM
    This rod inspired me so, from the Name this Reel thread in Reels, here is a correctly identified Hardy GEM:
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    02-23-2018, 02:09 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    "Hardy GEM Series", Bingo! Alright, lets get a little more esoteric...
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    02-23-2018, 12:48 PM
    That is a fine rod, if ever you run across the Swift models they too are most excellent rods. I still use Hardy rods made in 1918 - 84 because of...
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    02-23-2018, 12:44 PM
    Rip Tide replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    Not a Pflueger..... probably Union Hardware
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    02-23-2018, 12:31 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    OK, here is one that is not an antique, though it is not current either...a really good reel that never became particularly popular.
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    02-23-2018, 10:52 AM
    George Daniel gave this same presentation at our club a few years go. One of the most informative seminars that I've ever attended YouTube ...
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    02-23-2018, 09:43 AM
    itchmesir replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    I agree with Rip. Shakespeare Russell. I've owned one. Nice pre wwii click n pawl
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    02-23-2018, 09:13 AM
    Both the bonefish and dry fly boxes below at C&F dense slit foam types with waterproof gasket closure. I use the SA style clear boxes too, with...
    40 replies | 1031 view(s)
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    02-23-2018, 09:03 AM
    Rip Tide replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    That looks like a Russell (Shakespeare) to me I've got one. The polished aluminium reel on the right. I honestly don't know the answer...
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    02-23-2018, 08:37 AM
    bluechip, The above Iguana was along the bank of Lake Ida.
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    02-23-2018, 08:33 AM
    I carry my net attached to the D ring on the back of the vest via a heavy duty Gear Keeper. Sometimes, traversing the 'secret' path to the Honey...
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    02-23-2018, 08:26 AM
    I got my new drivers licence just recently at the local CT DMV satellite office It only took a few minutes as I was the only person there ;)
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    02-22-2018, 06:48 PM
    Hi Richard, I'm here until Saturday then start running freight for a week. When I'm all done transporting materials and fuel then I'll be staying...
    59 replies | 2139 view(s)
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