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    Re: SAltwater leader

    I do 4/2/2
    In the surf I like to keep my leader under 9ft. so that the leader/line knot stays out of the tip-top when attempting to land a fish.
    It's all hard enough to do in the craziness of the...
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    Re: Beginners advice.....

    No
    The very first thing that I need to do when I get back to my vehicle is take off my vest and drop my waders
    Unless you have your car keys in your hand, you don't have a choice.

    It's what you...
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    Re: Your net worth

    Jann's NetCraft

    Trout Replacement Net Bags For Fishing Nets
  4. Thread: End of an Era

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    Re: End of an Era

    Good for you
    You've got to be yourself
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    Re: Furled nylon leader-T material.

    That's one of the (many) advantages of using hand tied mono leaders
    Most people use "lead-heads" as a sink-tip between the line and leader.
    But one of my favorite tricks is to use a short section...
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    Re: The ads on this site

    I get it on my phone
    It's more than just an ad. It's like a virus

    Lately it's one like this. Full page. Won't go away.
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    Re: Larger rods and bass flies?

    I tie my saltwater poppers on regular shank hooks and the bass poppers on kink shank hooks, but either way the shank first gets wrapped, back and forth in widely spaced spirals, with heavy thread to...
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    Re: Larger rods and bass flies?

    Those are made from scavenged lobster buoy foam which is quite a bit heftier than pool noodle
    I slice the buoys to length with a saw and then punch out the blanks with a sharpened piece of copper...
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    The Compleat Angler

    This Obscure Fishing Book is One of the Most Reprinted English Books Ever | Smithsonian


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    Re: "Easy" Trout Fishing Destinations?

    I would assume that since you're in western Mass. you'll be flying out of Bradley. Yes ?

    Here's one
    Drive to Bradley and then instead of getting out of your car, drive west to the Farmington....
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    Re: Acadia National Park fishing?

    I fished here a couple of weeks ago... every day for a week
    The water was boiling with adult bunker (menhaden). You couldn't help but snag 'a few
    One day I did witness some stripers blitzing on...
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    Re: Acadia National Park fishing?

    I was there for a week a few years ago and try as I might, I didn't find a single striper.
    Figured I catch a few mackerel at least ... nope
    It's very likely that I just didn't have a handle on...
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    Re: Camp Stove Recommendations

    Two of my stoves and 3 of my lanterns date from around 1950
    The replacement parts are the same ones you can buy at w*lmart today
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    Re: Camp Stove Recommendations

    Wow, I had no idea
    The price of those Everests is reason alone to restore an old Coleman
  15. Re: Mostly Small Fish--Where Did The Big One's Go?

    I once had a fisheries biologist tell me that trout would migrate as much as 5 miles to find suitable water temperatures.
    On my local smallmouth river, if you want to catch a bass of any size, you...
  16. Re: The cost of salami cheese and pickle sandwiches - amongst other things we take to

    Back when I was a kid, my grandfather always had some hard candies in his fishing vest pocket. Peppermints or butterscotch.
    It's amazing how just a little bit of sugar can pep you up and wet your...
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    Re: Value of Refinished Bamboo Rod?

    I did something very similar. I rebuilt and refinished an old 8' Japanese rod that belonged to my father.
    Your wraps are a lot nicer than mine, but I replaced my reel seat with a vintage nickel...
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    Re: Soft hackle flies

    I grew up fishing traditional wet flies as a kid and still fish soft hackle flies most of the time today.
    I have a few favorites, but "matching the hatch" is important, but you don't need to go...
  19. Re: Anyone here ever fished the Roach River in Maine?

    .... and don't discount the area FFO ponds
    There's quite a few close by in the Moosehead region
    Canoes are traditional. I use a float tube.

    Remote Ponds Info - Maine Guide Fly Shop and Guide...
  20. Re: Anyone here ever fished the Roach River in Maine?

    The Roach might not be your best bet.
    You're coming into the warmest part of the season so for the most part the salmon and brookies will have migrated down into the big lake and won't be back until...
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  22. Re: Using an Electric Bike to Fly Fish the Surf

    I used to blow through girl's 3 speed bikes for surf fishing.
    I'd get them at the dump
    Ride a bike through salt water enough and they don't last that long.
    The girls bikes are great for riding...
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    Re: Camp Stove Recommendations

    I actually collect vintage Coleman stoves. I have no idea why :o
    Replacement parts are cheap and hi-test gas works just as well as the canned stuff. It's just a little smelly.

    But most of the...
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    Re: Shorts

    I always wear long pants.
    Poison ivy grows thick on every river bank that I might fish in the summer


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    Re: Cortland 444 "Peach" Fly Line

    Overlined and modified
    This a WF9F 444 on a medium action Pac-Bay 8wt..... with the line's tip cut back 8 inches
    Works fine with a 7", 2/0 streamer


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