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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    And another way of looking at it, when I'm lawn/gravel casting with a worn out incompatible Orvis line, no water to help load, and all that's going...
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    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    I apologize, I was wrong. It's been resting in the basement so long in its sock and tube the last 3-4 years I forgot what it is. I took it out to...
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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Tippet Knots in General Discussion
    Got some in my sling pack but I only break them out when I've got a real nest ball or it's extremely overcast. Otherwise my Smith bifocals do the...
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    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    Yessir, he was talking only that specific lake and those specific trout. It's kind of an extraordinary lake that requires a clever game plan for the...
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    10-16-2019, 10:35 AM
    Maybe we're overly crude in this part of the west but I, and most guys I know use 5WT rods, 5X leader and 5X tippet regardless whether tying on a...
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    10-16-2019, 10:18 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Tippet shelf life in Fly fishing FAQs
    Me too, my latest spools are 3 summers old and still appear fine. That's good to know just how much and the reason why makes sense too.
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    10-14-2019, 06:49 PM
    jdwy replied to a thread In the trunk in General Discussion
    When I'm just going from hole to hole, I leave the rod lined but I break down one section of my 4 piece so it fits in the truck bed on the rubber...
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    10-14-2019, 02:01 PM
    jdwy replied to a thread Tippet Knots in General Discussion
    Rough terrain like rocks and/or sagebrush in the background seem the worst for me. Best usually is river or lake water in the background. My leader...
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    10-14-2019, 01:54 PM
    jdwy replied to a thread Tippet Knots in General Discussion
    Yessir, that's the same Orvis tippet knot I use but I tie it with my hemostat. I'll have to try your method, easier the better.
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    10-14-2019, 11:08 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Tippet Knots in General Discussion
    I'm nowhere legally blind but my eyes sure aren't like when I was young. That, plus my formerly frost-bit messed up hand muscles, invisible tippet...
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    10-13-2019, 10:07 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Tippet Knots in General Discussion
    For the last couple seasons I've used the Stroft leader and tippet material and had no problems with it. Tippet to fly I tie the double Davy knot...
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    10-12-2019, 01:59 PM
    I admit I don't put mine up first thing, but do break it down and set the sections way off to the side of the pickup bed since my dog doesn't jump in...
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    10-11-2019, 03:20 PM
    jdwy replied to a thread Sunglasses/brands in Other Gear
    I'm an Oakley nut but if you ever have a warranty problem, it's a trip through the bowels of Hell. They have a huge standard form you have to fill...
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    10-10-2019, 01:50 PM
    jdwy replied to a thread First post - 5 wt upgrade in Fly Rods
    Yeah, but I sure like the way mike_r thinks! :)
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    10-07-2019, 09:03 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Rod Mod in Fly Rods
    Bet it would alter the action a lot. The factory 4 piece rod action is designed to accommodate the 3 ferrule sections.
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    10-07-2019, 08:54 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Cleaning Rod and Reels in Fly Rods
    The wax I use is the consistency of pancake batter and only takes a few minutes----Meguiar's, Mother's, etc. Rub it on, let it turn white (dry),...
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    10-06-2019, 09:58 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Cleaning Rod and Reels in Fly Rods
    I hit my rod with some car wax (not often enough). I think furniture wax is also recommended. I keep my reel out of the muck when changing flies...
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    10-03-2019, 09:11 AM
    No he didn't Randy, because he was far from real grizzly normal habitat, changing a ditch tarp while irrigating his hayfield with open country around...
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    10-02-2019, 08:08 AM
    That's for sure, where the river dumps into the Buffalo Bill Reservoir there's a section of calm dead water but it's silty quicksand type endless...
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    10-01-2019, 11:02 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Ferrule Wax in General Discussion
    Ain't it the truth! Applies to more than fly rods. I was in a mechanical trade for over 30 years and it's amazing the amount of Keyboard Commandos...
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    10-01-2019, 10:42 AM
    I always take my dog too, Randy. Bad part is, like the local guy who was irrigating his hay field, the grizz spotted his dog and took after it so of...
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    09-29-2019, 08:40 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Ferrule Wax in General Discussion
    Fishing down on the river a while back, met a guy from Oregon and he used spit on his ferrules, that was a new one on me!
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    09-28-2019, 10:37 AM
    Last I looked, we're talking 5-6 wt. reels here, not really tuna material.
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    09-28-2019, 10:10 AM
    Right, Silver, I purposely put that "theory" to the test the other day on the river and it made no difference which way I had my rod pointed. Only...
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    09-26-2019, 11:39 AM
    jdwy replied to a thread Ferrule Wax in General Discussion
    I always rub the ferrules across my forehead plus hit them every few weeks or more with little kids' birthday candle wax I keep in my fly fishing...
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    09-26-2019, 08:50 AM
    Gotcha, when I was "involved" I was going with a bear hunter's daughter and that was long before they had the radio controls. On a related...
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    09-26-2019, 08:35 AM
    Yes, Proheli, I agree, I have a lot of respect for fast water. Where I fell it was barely moving but I'm at the age where my leg muscles are shot so...
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    09-25-2019, 01:40 PM
    So far I've only had the pleasure one time. In 2' of slow moving water I got stupid, stepped back without looking first, right against a large rock....
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    09-25-2019, 12:27 PM
    I deal with 14-20 inch trout 99% of the time and always strip in my line. I'm so used to it, I feel like I have more line control and "feel". I'm...
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    09-25-2019, 11:58 AM
    We share the same brain on that one, Rsagebrush! :) Another breed is right to say the least. Decades ago I lived in major black bear country in the...
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