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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, 09:23 PM
    ia_trouter replied to a thread Rods that suck! in Fly Rods
    A few come to mind. Cabela's Three Forks is a dead stick compared to anything else I have ever cast. To be fair I have seen them on sale for under...
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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, 01:57 PM
    I realize you are on a different river based on run number you posted. I was just curious if the run was perhaps late in places and ore are coming...
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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, 02:30 PM
    I can't help you with Colorado but others here can. Welcome to the forum. I am hoping to do another annual trip to Minnesota soon. The grass is...
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    06-20-2018, 09:56 AM
    Anymore crossing the weir? Or are you just chasing them upriver??
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    06-20-2018, 09:46 AM
    Yep, that is fairly typical. Less so in Iowa than it was when I was a kid. DNR has convinced the farmers to fence them away from decent stretches...
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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, 11:05 AM
    We can handle the details PM, but probably best I send you a sample of what works here. You'll end up buying a bunch of non-trout tying materials so...
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    06-19-2018, 10:34 AM
    Teaching new flyers is very rewarding. I'd scout the water soon and figure out what flies work there. If you'd like to try a few of my best...
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    06-19-2018, 10:22 AM
    This post makes me very happy! The king on the fly game is hard enough even with three or more times these beyond pathetic 2018 run numbers. I'm...
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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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    06-18-2018, 08:43 PM
    Here bright flies work. During fall it would be lightly weighted drop flies like a bully spider. I fish top water as often as possible with success,...
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