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    Re: Acadia national park trip recommendations

    Drive down to Bucksport and stop at Jed Prouty's Inn for lunch or dinner, there are also great seafood spots in Bucksport. I always did my fishing way north of Bangor so I have no fishing Advice but...
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    Re: Straightening out a squashed rod guide?

    I would not do that. You may get away with it but you could easily pull the feet from under the wraps by pinching the guide....

    I would; check to be sure that the feet are secure under the...
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    Re: Straightening out a squashed rod guide?

    If the feet are secure under the wrappings and epoxy I would take some masking tape and pull about a foot from the roll. Next I would split the tape with a razor knife right down the middle to make 2...
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    Re: How do I go back to trout?

    There's more to fishing than the fight. If I just wanted to have a good fight I'd go down to the Knik Bar and hurl a few insults and get all I can handle:D

    All I want is to see if I can catch the...
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    Re: Tent rain barrier ?

    I am away from home at this time but will be home Sunday night I think, at that time I will will check a tent to. be sure there are no issues. Then I will send a pm to you. In the meantime Google...
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    Re: Do you have a fly rod problem?

    Someday logic will kick in and you will see the redundant nature of the rods,

    If you are collecting classic models for enjoyment I don't see a problem, if they're all contemporary rods that's...
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    Re: Out Gunned - Bad Feeling

    Carl,

    I have restored your last post, I did not see it prior to your editing it but your meaning remains clear even after editing.

    By now you should have figured out that we maintain a friendly...
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    Re: Out Gunned - Bad Feeling

    I hear you loud and clear, king salmon season is closed this year, the sockeye are iffy the silvers?? All bets are off.

    Being a fish guide when there are very few fish is the hardest job I ever...
  9. Re: Looking for first shooting head line (with integrated running line)

    We are talking about single hand rod using Spey style casts correct?

    If so, I just got one of the RIO Single Hand Spey 3D lines. That line works best with traditional mono leaders. I found that...
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    Re: first brown trout reel! haha!

    If you have used the Lamson's and like them.…… You know where I'm going there right?

    For trout fishing I've used the following on single hand fly rods all work great.

    Hardy: Featherweight -...
  11. Re: Looking for first shooting head line (with integrated running line)

    Sink tip or no sink tip depends upon the conditions of your fishing. Deep and swift water you may need some sink tip to help get the streamer down or any type fly.

    When I say 'deep' I mean more...
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    Re: Out Gunned - Bad Feeling

    fq13

    Where have you been man! Good to see you still with us bud :)
  13. Thread: Saying HI

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    Re: Saying HI

    Welcome to the forum,

    I lived in the Springs for quite awhile, one thing I never did was tell anyone about the creek you named. Don't be offended but I removed the creek name. I've been fishing...
  14. Thread: Golden Rainbow

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    Re: Golden Rainbow

    I used to catch a few in Spring Creek below the Exhibition area up in Bellefont PA. They were definitely planted fish but they used to come down stream all the way to the dam at Milesburg and in the...
  15. Re: FS 3 vintage Orvis Graphite Rods - Far and Fine, Limestone, 8WT

    Can't believe no one has scooped the Far & Fine...…………
  16. Re: Looking for first shooting head line (with integrated running line)

    Hi Danial,

    I can not help with line selection but appreciate you posting with us here. Someone will soon offer their opinion based on what they use I'm sure. How are the rivers and streams fishing...
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    Re: What do I need to change fly line at home?

    Both of the items I posted can be ordered online but will take a few days to arrive. If you are in a hurry then you would need to revert to some of the homemade methods described, the pencil through...
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    Re: What do I need to change fly line at home?

    Every line I ever received was spooled with the running line as the starting point. If you intend to stay with this hobby I recommend googling Berkley Line winder, they make this easy and are around...
  19. Thread: UV Resins

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    Re: UV Resins

    Another vote for Silver Creek's resin, at one time he was selling through the forum and everyone loved the material. Maybe drop him a PM and solve your problem.
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    Re: Gear Bag Recommendation

    You guys will think I'm crazy but you know what kind I always wanted, travel duffle that is? One of those Orvis Battenkill wheeled duffels, the green canvas with leather trim ones. Old school but...
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    Re: Best casting 12 wt rod- get some of this

    Agreed Trevor,

    A few years ago I had a guy salmon fishing who was using one of 'the guide rods' the game was Silver Salmon and he kept reaching up on the blank like that. I warned about it several...
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    Re: Gear Bag Recommendation

    I have 2 of the Fishpond Yellowstone bags that work but for air travel you need a wheeled bag. All you need do is carry one of those Yellowstone's through the Denver IA to know wheels rule.
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    Re: Sportspal Canoe, advice appreciated!

    I didn't read carefully enough to see that you are considering a motor. My input on that is, be sure the water is deep. I had what we called a mini drifter back east and used a 3.3 Merc on it for...
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    Re: Sportspal Canoe, advice appreciated!

    I can't comment on the 12 vs. 14 but can tell you that unless you have a fishing buddy who wants to drift those rivers the thrill will wear of quickly. Reason: transport, unless there is a shuttle...
  25. Thread: Small stream rod

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    Re: Small stream rod

    I think that the disparity in the size - lengths of rods fishermen use has to do with their approach to a small stream. I have seen people who will get right in the middle of a small stream and then...
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