• silver creek's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 AM
    I suggest you get a Measure Net replacement bag. The replacement bags are at these urls: Measure Nets, Measure Nets, Measure Nets,...
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  • Ard's Avatar
    Today, 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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  • Ard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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....
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Ard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Ard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • planettrout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    Take a journey here and scroll down to Chapter 2: Colorado Guide Flies: Patterns, Rigs, & Advice from the State's Best Anglers ... - Pat Dorsey -...
    14 replies | 284 view(s)
  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Edge fly rods, in Fly Rods
    We are one week a way from the big new Edison, NJ Show. TFO has a big double booth and they donate a corner of it to PHWFF so we have an in-show...
    28 replies | 890 view(s)
  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    My example belonged to a deceased friend who fished it hard and often mostly on the Beaverkill in the 1960's. During the 70's these Hardy...
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Ard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:30 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    Thanks Ard, that hole row rule of thumb sounds good. I don't have a line winder/counter, I do it manually by eyeball; sometimes I'm spot on and...
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Ard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Princes in Fly Reels
    This via Google: HARDY LIGHTWEIGHT- Princess Reel / Reel Weight 3.91 oz. , Diameter 3.50" , Capacity DT6+65m , WF7+ 80 meters of backing. I would...
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Edge fly rods, in Fly Rods
    "I'm not sure that it can be said that Gary Loomis has never been a designer." And I'm not saying he has never designed a rod, I know he has...
    28 replies | 890 view(s)
  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    I look forward to your report on what you learn and find interesting, have fun.
    3 replies | 75 view(s)
  • silver creek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    You post reminded me that Wausau is said to have had more millionaires than the Chicago during the lumbering era. That seems a bit farfetched but...
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  • moucheur2003's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 AM
    I'll be there today and tomorrow (Friday 1/19 and Saturday 1/20). I'll be wearing a black baseball cap with a red "&" logo. If you see me, say...
    3 replies | 75 view(s)
  • hairwing530's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 AM
    Jeff, The South Branch is an outstanding stretch of river. Plenty of fish, and often, BIG browns. However, of the three branches, the SB often...
    11 replies | 182 view(s)
  • Ard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Ard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    16 replies | 503 view(s)
  • Ard's Avatar
    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...
    13 replies | 219 view(s)
  • silver creek's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 04:37 PM
    This is essentially the same technique I use for dry flies, and it works for ice dub as well. I explained it in a letter to Fly Tyer Magazine back in...
    13 replies | 219 view(s)
  • silver creek's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 04:34 PM
    This is essentially the same technique I use for dry flies, and it works for ice dub as well. I explained it in a letter to Fly Tyer Magazine back in...
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  • Ard's Avatar
    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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  • flytire's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 02:30 PM
    you could use the split thread dubbing method i just use less dubbing and twist it on a tight as possible. then i'll twist the dubbing after...
    13 replies | 219 view(s)
  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 02:22 PM
    It looks like a nice chair that folds flat and eschews tubing compression at its corner curves...indicative of durability. I believe one of my...
    38 replies | 1070 view(s)
  • moucheur2003's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 02:16 PM
    The same principle still applies, because Wyoming does recognize the public right of navigation on the river's surface. I imagine the difference...
    16 replies | 503 view(s)
  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 01:54 PM
    I'll wager there are many fine fly outfits languishing forgotten in the back of closets and attics, some dating back to the have-to-try-fly-fishing...
    14 replies | 341 view(s)
  • moucheur2003's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 01:24 PM
    Incidentally, in states that recognize it, the right of anglers to walk along the shore of private property (or wade if the streambed is considered...
    16 replies | 503 view(s)
  • hairwing530's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 01:19 PM
    Sorry, guys, but I've got to go with the university and hospital that's helped me get this far with a solid GO BLUE! They gave me my degree, and the...
    11 replies | 182 view(s)
  • silver creek's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 12:53 PM
    As I understand how the cribs worked, the location of the cribs was in the river at the saw mill. In fact, the location of old saw mills that are...
    16 replies | 503 view(s)
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