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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Obviously placed by people younger and perhaps less cautious than I am Mike.
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    IMG_4015 by James Landis, on Flickr A little Fall color for you guys!
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    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    Tracking update! It is in San Francisco and has left for Anchorage today :) I may be able to catch a fish with it yet this year. Going on a...
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    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Aging sucks. in General Discussion
    Here's wishing you a good result with the surgery Ron. In my own condition I'm left thinking that it really isn't the age it's the mileage and...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Sweet...I was an optimist when I was a kid. Since then, I have had an intimate look at humans in many walks. Spent time on a farm, spent time in the...
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Aging sucks. in General Discussion
    At 62 and not counting.....the only thing I worry about, is "cobble wobbles"....I hear there is no cure. I'm still hanging with a few guys my age,...
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    Yesterday, 12:59 PM
    Ard replied to a thread In the trunk in General Discussion
    My only exception to tubes is this. There are more current units available today, that is a 1994 magnetic rod carrier sold by Orvis. From...
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    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    Rick: Interesting, maybe mine is defective or using it outside it just gets overwhelmed. I'm basically using it to warm my hands in frigid temps. ...
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    10-18-2019, 09:14 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Streamer rods in Fly Rods
    Hi Ron, You could check this > Dedicated Streamer Rod? Streamer fishing has more to do with technique and fly selection than the rod used. I...
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    10-18-2019, 09:03 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Miracle Mile TR in Rocky Mountain Range
    Just missed out on one in good shape here for 1000 people moving......………..
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    10-18-2019, 08:45 PM
    Rick: I have the Heater Buddy also, but mine puts out very minimal heat. It works sort of ok in my drift boat when the temps drop. In fact I have...
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    10-18-2019, 07:03 PM
    Ard: I'm leaning toward a small camper also, I too feel those cold temps waking up in the back of the Subaru, less appealing every fall. Steve (aka...
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    10-18-2019, 05:52 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Newbie "Indicator" in General Discussion
    My words on this topic are never popular in general but you posted so I'll drop a few choice lines. If you are beginning at fly fishing as a pass...
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    10-18-2019, 01:16 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Miracle Mile TR in Rocky Mountain Range
    I'm actually considering a small camper, the little guys that pull behind a truck. Just needs to be big enough for one guy or 2 in a pinch. I get...
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    10-18-2019, 12:40 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Flybox prep in General Discussion
    Guilty as charged I'm afraid :o I belong to the Drake too :) I had a couple guys here for a 5 day salmon camp who had made their...
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    10-18-2019, 11:53 AM
    I have an old 13 foot Streamlite 8 weight and when I use it I have a Skagit Max (RIO) 550 on it with a 10 foot Z-9 tip. Taking a wild guess but a 525...
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    10-18-2019, 02:35 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Flybox prep in General Discussion
    First time on the thread, wow. Sometimes I feel like I grew up in a totally different age. I thought this was about fly boxes and flies :D ...
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    10-18-2019, 01:10 AM
    I had a day using the Igniter 12'6" seven weight lined with a Steve Godshall 525 Scandi line with integrated running line fused. Very smooth and...
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    10-18-2019, 12:03 AM
    Aw what the heck, here's one for ya...… Going To A Very Cold Place If you guys post and tell me you are doing worse than that my professional...
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    10-17-2019, 11:51 PM
    Study the head design, think on the size & weight of flies you want to cast and the distance you expect to have them land at. Once your casting is up...
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I started fishing with a fly rod in 1947 when I was 12 years old. During my teen years I worked in a fly shop and back packed all over the California high Sierras. I struggled for several years with my casting until I spent one day at the casting club at the San Francisco Golden Gate Park. That one day watching some really good casters and a few hints from them really turned my casting around. When I was about 19 years old I started making my own weight forward fly lines from double taper fly lines. I have lived and fished in most of the good places in the lower 48 states and Alaska. I have fly fished in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. I lived and fished in Alaska from 1974 to 1989. I have my private pilotís license and have flown most of Alaska. In 1974 I stated tying flies and still tie today but not very often. I have used a pontoon boat since they first came available and it is my favorite way to trout fish. My favorite fishing is big water fishing for trout, steelhead and salmon.
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