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    06-24-2019, 04:09 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Identify this fish in General Discussion
    I don’t know the scientific name, but that’s basically a minnow of some kind. I catch them on occasion in WNC as well as the Smokies. It can also...
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    06-24-2019, 03:38 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Shorter fly rod in Fly Rods
    That may very well ruin that rod or forever destroy it. I would not do that.
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    06-24-2019, 02:04 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Rio Creek fly line in Fly Lines
    The rod I would recommend for this is not terribly expensive, but is a lot of bang for the buck. The Redington Classic Trout. 2 weight 7’6” in length.
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    06-24-2019, 01:53 PM
    Pisgah NF is in/near that area. Be aware that there are some private landowners even within the NF. Watch for posted land and streams.
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    06-24-2019, 08:48 AM
    jayr replied to a thread Rio Creek fly line in Fly Lines
    In order to suggest a rod, a few details would help. Size of stream? What weight line do you have? Size/types of fish? Length of rod...
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    06-21-2019, 09:40 AM
    I have come across pissed of water snakes (non venomous) and a face to face encounter with a rattler in the middle of the stream on a small gravel...
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    06-21-2019, 08:54 AM
    jayr replied to a thread 8' #4 vs 9' #5 in Fly Rods
    For me at least, I would split the difference and go with an 8 1/2’ 4 weight for the reasons listed above.
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    06-19-2019, 11:17 AM
    If these “new” LL rods are anything like the originals, another line that works very well on my LL’s is AirFlo Super Dri Elite. I especially like the...
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    06-19-2019, 11:13 AM
    Thanks for the heads up!
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    06-14-2019, 04:26 PM
    I learned after my divorce that fly rods are more interesting than getting re-married, much cheaper too:)
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    06-14-2019, 10:41 AM
    You will get a lot of responses on this, but you sound like me as to how/where I fish. I know all about rock climbing, rough areas, etc. I have...
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    06-13-2019, 04:20 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Cleaning help in Fly Reels
    On items such as this, have you checked Google and YouTube? You would be surprised at what you can find and a lot of times with a video on it.
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    06-11-2019, 03:37 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Cost to spool? in General Discussion
    Most fly shops will do it for free especially if you purchase the line there. This is one very good reason to frequent your local fly shop(s) if...
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    06-10-2019, 05:39 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Small stream rod in Fly Rods
    Both actions should be similar. I have 3 Superfines and 2 CT’s. Both are what I would call medium/moderate actions. When I cast mine, they are very...
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    06-09-2019, 03:40 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Small stream rod in Fly Rods
    Redington CT in the length and weight you want.
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    06-09-2019, 03:23 PM
    Pretty much no matter how careful you are, a fly fisherman is going to dunk his reel in water. That’s just the way it is. Getting one wet, even in...
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    06-08-2019, 11:54 AM
    Just guessing, but something along the lines of Let Me Google This For You Just about every rod manufacturer has a pretty good explanation...
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    06-03-2019, 07:08 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Scott G Series 883?? in Fly Rods
    Be aware that the WF Rio Trout LT is a full line size heavy. The DT version is true to weight. My G2 883 throws the AirFlo Super Dri Elite in 3...
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    05-28-2019, 01:24 PM
    jayr replied to a thread Sweetgrass Rod in Bamboo Fly Rods
    Absolutely. As a new to bamboo guy, I have learned that it has much more to do with the taper. Length and weight in addition the taper is what really...
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