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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Western Oregon in Travel Tips Section
    The only guy I know down there is Nate Bailey; Nate Bailey - Fly fishing Guide, Casting instructor | Fly dreamers directory I hired his service...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Fall fishing in General Discussion
    My favorite season because I am often alone on my rivers here. Any fishing report posts will show up on my blog here attached to my profile. I used...
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    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    I don't do much drift fishing any more but 2 things I remember are you need to be fast and accurate unless you are floating some slow water. Second...
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    dillon replied to a thread Fall fishing in General Discussion
    Fall is steelhead time for me. The late Columbia river summer runs enter my home river. I don't go out as early as in the summer months but unlike...
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    09-22-2018, 07:07 PM
    dillon replied to a thread Day trips in General Discussion
    I wish I had more trout fishing close to my home in Portland. There is some right out the door of my cabin in Maupin. However, good quality...
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    09-22-2018, 04:26 PM
    Nice Rick, You should open a blog on your profile and save this. Easy to do, open the post in edit form then block and copy everything. Then go to...
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    09-22-2018, 04:20 PM
    Software and platforms can crash, depending on the level of expertise the owners have and the type of software they use it could be a while until...
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    09-22-2018, 03:38 PM
    Hey Bob, I've suggested them before and I'll do it again.............. Maybe you have one maybe not but for a few bucks they make life...
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    09-22-2018, 12:17 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Day trips in General Discussion
    Hi Dillon, I do many on the rivers closest to home but anything 3 hours or more away I only do extended stays. I'm fortunate that there is a river...
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    09-22-2018, 12:03 PM
    Hi, The business of spooling the line and then the backing to check capacity has always sounded like an urban legend to me. Anyone who has ever...
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    09-22-2018, 10:08 AM
    If casting and retrieving streamers in still water a full sinking intermediate line is the way to go. I like Cortland's camo line. However, they...
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    09-20-2018, 05:16 PM
    dillon replied to a thread Day trips in General Discussion
    Gormaci, Yes you understood. I had a much more detailed post almost written when it went poof. So, rewrote it. Hate when that frequently happens...
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    09-20-2018, 04:16 PM
    Freshwater Fly Line Modern trout, Big Fly, or Compact float 5/6 Cortland is seriously back in the game. Check out their online catalogue. I...
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    09-20-2018, 03:57 PM
    dillon started a thread Day trips in General Discussion
    I used to do a lot of day fishing trips. However, with more freedom in retirement I rarely do one. The length of driving time, including city...
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    09-20-2018, 12:55 PM
    Many a beginning steelhead fisher instinctively strike when a fish first takes their swung fly. Even though the importance of waiting for the fish...
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    09-20-2018, 11:12 AM
    The parent group at my school gave me his book when I retired. It was a fun read. Nice fish pics in this article. I was wondering if he was...
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    09-19-2018, 09:26 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Pedal Power in Kayak/SUP Discussion
    Looks interesting but the close up photos make it hard to understand what I'm seeing. Maybe when you test things out you could get some photos of the...
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    09-19-2018, 10:29 AM
    It's been a long time since I have read woods book. But, perhaps he was referring to a fish seeing the fly broadside rather than the fly swimming...
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    09-18-2018, 11:21 PM
    Hi Scotty, I was going to message you this morning when I read your post but didn't take time, I left for the river. Let this be a lesson;...
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    09-18-2018, 02:58 PM
    I fished for a couple hours this morning with thoughts of this thread in my mind. I drove down the road a short way from my cabin and pulled over in...
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    09-18-2018, 11:42 AM
    We would need to fish together in order for me to clearly show you how I accomplish what I consider effective presentation of a wet fly. Whatever...
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    09-18-2018, 12:25 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Getting close!!! in General Discussion
    Have fun Bob and be careful, whatever you do don't hurry the day once you get started. Ard
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    09-18-2018, 12:22 AM
    Yellow Shlapplen Tiemco Hooks > 10.99, ouch A four compartment plastic box that will hold some tube flies and a few hooks in my jacket pocket. ...
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    09-17-2018, 06:41 PM
    Very nice PT, I like to see some variety here and this is different from your norm. I've made a trio of Dee Monkey flies on tubes with bullet...
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    09-16-2018, 11:10 PM
    I'm sure it will, you just gotta keep fishing with it until you get the first one and then it gets easy. There was just something about those...
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    09-16-2018, 09:58 PM
    Nice tying there ft, For that Salmon River you might consider making a couple of those Dee Monkey tubes, I've been hanging a bunch of salmon on...
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    09-16-2018, 05:55 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Replacement for my Sage LL in Fly Rods
    Hey, I just stopped to see what's new and found your post. New line may or may not be needed, I still use a line bought in Pennsylvania in the...
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    09-16-2018, 01:39 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Trophy browns in Spain in Other
    Hi Hollisd, I'm late here but wanted to say what a beautiful picture you posted and welcome to the forum :) Ard
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