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    Today, 01:01 AM
    Hi Steve, I'm a hard head traditionalist who has been walking on a pair of 48" Michigan style snow shoes since 1981 when I bought them at Cohick's...
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    Today, 12:51 AM
    Hi Dewayne, Check for my pictures and measurements here tomorrow. I have an old Shoures Bamboo rod that is in a custom made red oak box. The oak...
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    Today, 12:40 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Show us Your Photography in The Lodge Den
    Unless you are after small fish it looks like a bad place to be. I don't have a whole lot of results in water moving more than ten MPH. If you do...
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Until a year ago my user name here was Hardyreels, I collected them but am not an expert on Hardy but know a little. I believe the St. John was more...
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    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Hi Everyone, Other than what I read from books I can't add anything more about genetics between rainbows and their ocean going cousins the...
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    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    If you could get your hands on Sage One blanks I would point to an 11 foot 7 or 8 weight. These would have a 4" rear cork if you wanted to Spey cast...
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    01-22-2018, 10:01 PM
    I read through your laundry list of misfortune and of all the issues I find the Flies from the guide place to be the most egregious breech of trust....
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    01-22-2018, 06:47 PM
    I learned a very simple tie years ago here in Alaska. Take a marabou feather _ leave the tip fibers but strip one side of the quill from below the...
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    01-22-2018, 12:16 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Best fly rods of all time in Fly Rods
    Since he failed to mention the early Orvis graphite rods (circa 1974) I question his authority. He names the Leonard Model 50 as if this were a rod...
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    01-21-2018, 11:47 PM
    I like the fact that you are using 12 pound for streamer fishing regardless of the source of the tippet material. I have used mono targeted for...
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    01-21-2018, 05:00 PM
    Is it just me or are these pictures missing for everyone? The lack of images made it hard to relate to the point of the post for me. When you say...
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    01-21-2018, 02:21 PM
    I was doing a little catch up reading on the thread to see what everyone had added since I was here last. The quote reminds me a little of my life, I...
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    01-20-2018, 03:09 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Show us Your Photography in The Lodge Den
    I'd like to thank our current contributors to this thread for keeping it going with such beautiful images. Of all the theads in all the various sub...
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    01-20-2018, 12:00 AM
    Hi Steve, I don't have that particular Sage but I do have some Hardy Swift rods in 11 1/2 foot 7 weights. I use them for medium size water and...
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    01-19-2018, 11:51 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Unless you turn to the Marquis series reels there are only 2 larger ones in the Lightweight Series. Larger than the Princess are the St. Aidan & St....
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    01-19-2018, 08:37 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    The only way I know 100 yards is if I have a 100 yard spool, most of my stuff has been on bulk 1200 yard spools so I got one of these..... Click...
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    01-19-2018, 08:27 PM
    Hi James, If you are looking for early examples of graphite from American manufacturers I would point to Orvis and H.L. Leonard as being the first...
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    01-19-2018, 02:37 PM
    That part about the recovery of the old timber is right on! The outfit that was 'mining' it from the Susquehanna was from Long Island NY I think I...
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    01-19-2018, 02:12 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Hi Richard, I'm one of those cats who likes the spool filled when the line is fully retrieved, based on the OP I figure that is what he is...
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    01-19-2018, 03:05 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Hi, If we're talking about a Hardy Princess then fill the arbor with backing until you have the first row of perforations covered. Look at the...
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    01-19-2018, 12:31 AM
    What an outstanding post! You'll forgive me I hope but I was expecting a link to a video or something but this was a pleasant surprise Henry just...
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    01-18-2018, 06:16 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Ice Dub in General Fly Tying Discussions
    Hi Steve, I use a lot of ice dub making my salmon flies. I don't know what size fly you're making but I don't split thread. I just throw a loop...
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    01-18-2018, 02:33 PM
    I'd have to say that the large part of the time I've spent fishing things were pretty well under control and safe. Reading Rob's original post...
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    01-18-2018, 12:22 AM
    Another Renzetti Traveler user here, like Sparsegraystubble I picked one up in 1994. At that time I still tied on both a Thompson model A and one of...
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    01-17-2018, 10:31 PM
    Just to update, Things have remained the same here with the high being 41* today January 17th. I drove to Anchorage today and the coldest spot I...
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    01-16-2018, 02:18 PM
    Maybe it means something and maybe not, as far as I know I still have the first 2 attempts at making a fly. I'm really not a hoarder, I just tend to...
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    01-14-2018, 04:53 PM
    You need to look into vintage sub divisions where there are old style Bi Level and Split Level style homes built in the mid 1970's through the late...
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    01-14-2018, 01:12 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Powell fly rods, in Fiberglass Fly Rods
    Tim pretty well provided more than I ever knew about the rods. A friend of mine from NY. who was a collector had some of their rods. That was in the...
    4 replies | 214 view(s)
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