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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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, 10:42 AM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Zebra Midges in General Discussion
    I have a tendency to add a little white-trash feather fluff as a wing....not looking for a static midge. Fish seem to feel the same...... ...
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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, 02:20 PM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Zebra Midges in General Discussion
    Cutters Blood Midge is an Umpqua pattern..... It was Tied for Martis lake near here. Back when it was one of the 5 star lakes in CA. We used to...
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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, 01:51 PM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Zebra Midges in General Discussion
    In winter here, there are two bugs on the menu.... Baetis mayflies, and Midges. I've been seining for many years in streams...yet to find a red...
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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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    01-15-2018, 03:22 PM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Truckee, CA. in Pacific Southwest
    The problem is if we get snow now, it won't stick due to ground warming. It rots from underneath...which means an early melt and no pack for later....
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    01-15-2018, 12:09 PM
    I think tracking lightning strikes would be more practical as a data search....... The likelihood of catching a Brown that size is probably less...
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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...
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    01-14-2018, 12:44 AM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Truckee, CA. in Pacific Southwest
    I ain't calling it yet... Was here in 82 for the Miracle March... 18 feet of snow in one month.... That slows down the predictions a bit. But I...
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    01-13-2018, 04:14 PM
    For years now I've been posting extremes with regard to winter weather here in South Central Alaska. Specifically conditions in the Interior or in my...
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    01-13-2018, 01:51 PM
    Bigfly replied to a thread Truckee, CA. in Pacific Southwest
    Larry, your lips to God's ears....... I feel drought...... In 40 yrs I've seen this 4 times.......twice in the last decade...... You should amble...
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    01-13-2018, 01:05 PM
    Bigfly started a thread Truckee, CA. in Pacific Southwest
    20180111_152210 by James Landis, on Flickr It is surreal up here.... T-shirt weather in Jan. Ants are out.... Been getting more trips due to...
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