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    Today, 07:46 PM
    Dittos on that, I think I'm in year 5 with mine and those are guide years so they get a beating. I figure I'll get new this fall but send the old...
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    Today, 02:23 PM
    Its been a long time since I did one completely but back then I replaced them with Super Z ferrules. They are far better than the old copper / nickel...
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    Today, 12:54 PM
    Just a few days ago I was speeding down a big river in my open hull ATEC Sockeye. The air was in the mid 40's and it was raining at 5:30 AM. Gear?...
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    Today, 12:31 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Rods that suck! in Fly Rods
    Hi Tim, There's always the chance I had a rod that was somehow defective. By the time I purchased that one I was fairly good at putting things...
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    Today, 12:06 PM
    Hi Mike, If they are not pinned ferrules and if they are still tight when joined they may just have lost their grip on the shafts. You said they...
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    Today, 09:56 AM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Truckee, CA. in Pacific Southwest
    Very carefully........... I fish barbless, so it wasn't bad...... He wasn't pleased though! Jim
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    Today, 01:45 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Rods that suck! in Fly Rods
    Hi Tim, Back then there were few choices when it came to lines, there was little thought given to over or underlining where I grew up and the rod...
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Rods that suck! in Fly Rods
    Back in early 1979 I bought an eight foot Fenwick HMG 5 weight, at the time I had been fly casting for about 10 years and had most recently been...
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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    He got in just under the wire, the river was closed this morning at 6:00 AM to salmon fishing. No C&R no salmon fishing period. I went up and snooped...
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    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    There are several threads posted as stickies in the Spey Fishing forums about getting flies down and the techniques work the same with single hand...
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    Yesterday, 03:09 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Friday = A day for me :) I've made a new head to help with the water levels and hope I might catch at least one. I haven't transferred the Raw images...
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    06-21-2018, 02:17 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Not the river you are thinking of Dewayne, that one is blown out big time, no records there and I'm not setting foot in that one for a few weeks by...
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    06-21-2018, 02:04 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Thanks Larry, Yesterday (Wednesday) he lost 2 as he was getting them to the net but we bagged ten successfully. It took 12 hours on the river but...
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    06-20-2018, 11:37 AM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Truckee, CA. in Pacific Southwest
    Hey fishers! The Drakes have been going off for over two weeks..... But, sparsely.......unless it doesn't go.......or it goes off!!!! There is no...
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    06-20-2018, 01:42 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Against All Odds; in General Discussion
    Another challenge, before I left the river last night I put a stick on a shore line stuck into the sand to act as my water level gauge. This morning...
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    06-19-2018, 01:17 AM
    That's how I felt Saturday night when I went to bed, I knew I had a fellow fishing for kings beginning on Sunday morning with the first cast to be...
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    06-16-2018, 08:29 PM
    I wouldn't sweat the sand, it's the pebbles that can be a bother. Get yourself a piece of rug to keep in car or truck for changing in and out. Ard
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    06-16-2018, 07:02 PM
    What brand of wader? Built in gravel guards or wraps? Try not to stand in really swift water, the current swirls around to your downstream side...
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    06-16-2018, 06:16 PM
    Hard to get anything past you Steve, remember the body suit he always wore?
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    06-16-2018, 03:50 PM
    I was reading a post from a guy who was expressing concern about the cast collapsing a bit as it reached the terminus. His post ask whether people...
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    06-16-2018, 03:32 PM
    Hi Steve, I don't get a lot of leapers but it happens. When it happens they usually repeat with several jumps in a row. If you notice that when a...
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    06-16-2018, 09:16 AM
    Hi Ed, SFF is The Salmon Fishing Forum UK. a forum specifically dedicated to salmon fishing. It is another of the Fish & Fly websites. Salmon...
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    06-15-2018, 08:17 PM
    I forgot the beer, I've found Mirror Pond IPA and Coors Gold in creeks and rivers as well as a can of Spam and full tackle boxes sunk in bad spots. I...
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    06-15-2018, 07:40 PM
    You must have missed the 'Have you ever found a fly rod' thread, I found an 8 foot Hardy with a perfect on it back in the 90's. It took nearly 5...
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    06-15-2018, 07:32 PM
    1995 after a high water on a spring creek I fished often I found this little Brodin net submerged and caught in a large Multiflora Rose bush along...
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A blue line with Beth

by mikel on 06-12-2015 at 01:39 AM
We were newlyweds...which means this is an old story.

The summer of 1975 was hot. Real hot, like 112 in the valley and no relief in sight. We thought we'd take our old volksy and see if we could get out of it and I thought there might be a trout involved.

We headed up into the Sierra and got a little break from the heat as we climbed. Our destination was a little no name creek that runs through a Boy Scout camp located precisely in the center of nowhere. My friend,

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Ain't I the interesting one

by mikel on 06-11-2015 at 10:31 AM
Some of you may believe that it's the cast, others, the tug. Some like small wild fish others the behemoth tailwater planters. Tenkara, Spey, switch, buggy whip.

I was drinking tea and watching Homer Circle edit his TV show. Hemingway dropped by and he was drunk, like always...because he was pissed that Teddy Ballgame was up in Maine wasting time on those crappy Atlantics when we should all be in Cuba having a real good time.

Isaac Walton had adopted me when I was two

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Montana solitude

by mikel on 07-31-2014 at 08:34 PM
God, it was hot. Monster flies buzzed loudly and gnats incessantly sought the moisture in my eyes. The sun in the Rockies bore down and stung my skin with its intensity...but my feet were soon to be in 55 degree water and a fly rod was in my hand. On balance, not so bad.

It was just a blue line, this little stream, not even a name on the map. But, it was accessible from a forest service road. When I'd asked at the fly shop the guide working the register said give it a go. He knew

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