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  1. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    I know about trees going dormant Dewayne, you might have missed the part where I said 3 of the past 4 summers have been so dry the same thing happened. The ones with zero leaves are dead buddy, dead...
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    I remember telling a forum member this 11 years ago. Shortly after the Alaska forums were created a fella was messaging me about coming to fish someday. He said he wanted to come someday, maybe when...
  3. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    One last picture, I am amazed at this at this early date! Right out front where the leaves tend to gather by the porch, notice they are desiccated and have just fallen from the trees....
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  4. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    Re: Why Am I Home?

    Here's looking West North West

    https://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg406/Hardyreels/Bears%20and%20Stuff/13744_zps31eoqqd1.jpg

    Turn a bit to the south where the sun is and the sky is milky white...
  5. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    I feel like the only person who is seeing the real picture Mike. Everyone else seems ready to ride this horse until it drops with no plan for what comes after... Bird creek is a man made run...
  6. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    I don't want to become the complete forum buzz kill but...…………… Soon to follow will be pictures of all the trees here near home. I'm talking about birch trees not the spruce. Unless my eye deceives...
  7. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    I can't begin to tell you all exactly how this is affecting me on a personal basis. With the King salmon season closed and my having ominous feelings for the silver salmon returns I did not book a...
  8. Thread: Joe Gert

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    Sharp eye picking out that Perrine Scott!

    I agree on the wiggle, I use those rubber / latex strands on my bunny fur sculpins. I don't know that it makes them better but it makes me believe they...
  9. Thread: Show us your boat

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    Re: Show us your boat

    See what happens when someone bumps an old boat thread :)

    We all woke up and said, "Hey I have something new now" I think that Larry got that new drifter since the thread originated and I've done...
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    Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

    Is that Austria JP?

    SO many beautiful pictures throughout this thread it's a day long trip just looking.
  11. Re: WTB: Higher End 8 Weight 9+ foot Single Hand Fly Rod

    What's going on with this one? Did you find a rod?
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    Re: Leader Length for sink tips..

    Once I pass under 20 pound mono I use a double surgeons knot rather than perfection loop, the double surgeon retains better breaking strength. I arrived at that conclusion after all these years of...
  13. Thread: Show us your boat

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    Since Eric started this thread I've made a bunch of upgrades to my humble water ride.

    First there were the design and fitting of a pair of custom floatation pods welded to the backend of the hull...
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    Re: 6wt. Double hand Spey rods..

    Obviously I'm not nearly as refined as you in my taste for rods, I do get what you are saying though. The rods I actually use are quite similar, they are a Hardy Swift 11 1/2 foot 7 weight - Sage One...
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    Re: 6wt. Double hand Spey rods..

    I read no further than this in the replies. If you have a hankering for a Meiser rod then forget the T&T and go directly to the rod shop. I would e-mail ahead attention to both Bob & Steve to be sure...
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    Re: Best SA line for small streams?

    All these lines???

    Todays market is enough to make my head hurt! I used the Cortland 444 DT when it came out, I also have and used the Scientific Anglers Mastery lines in both DT and WF tapers for...
  17. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    Gotta love that 16 year old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg crossing the North Atlantic on a sailing boat to attend the climate conference in NY. The kid is serious.
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    Re: Magnifying glass for fly tying

    I use an old school model of what Wallace linked you to, mine has 3 small florissant light tubes in it and I began using it way back in the 1990's. You would be amazed at how much better detail one...
  19. Thread: Why Am I Home?

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    While it may seem to many that I live in a fishing paradise things are turning bad as the years go on here. I am now landlocked. Other than the silt filled glacier fed rivers every stream and small...
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    Re: The Compleat Angler

    That's one I'd heard of ever since I was a kid but never had an urge to read, I'd say it's on a short list with Dame Juliana Berners 'Treatise on Fishing' for winter reads.... I do however find those...
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    Re: Nautilus XL Max failure right out of the box

    Have you / did you contact the maker about this?

    I ask this because as I'm sure you know as a small businessman we all would prefer that a dissatisfied customer come forward to us before going...
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    Re: 6wt. Double hand Spey rods..

    Not too much rod in my opinion, I prefer more rather than less when fish can run large.
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    Re: Thoughts on using protectant on floating lines

    I just use them, if they become dirty and begin to not float high and lift easy I wipe the line by drawing through paper towel. That removes most grime, then I use the Loon Products line dressing kit...
  24. Thread: Plume fly

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    Generally I'd edit out blog links but left this one because Don showed some interest :)

    I did however copy the image....

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    If I were wanting to emulate that look I'd tie a basic Hare's...
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    Re: Leader Length for sink tips..

    Remember that as the size / bulk of your streamers increase use heavy enough leader. I never go below 12 pound ultra green Maxima. Don't worry about fish seeing the mono, the idea is to bring the...
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