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  1. Thread: Bug pics thread

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    Re: Bug pics thread

    Japanese beetle......I used to fly them on a thread....

    Jim
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    Re: Show us your boat

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48568029302_d74ccbbccf_k.jpg20160216_161548 by James Landis, on Flickr

    Jonesing to get on the water.......rowing is an addiction. So is steel........soon, very...
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    Re: Beginners advice.....

    In my time on the water I have lost 4 rods. Not quite one a decade.
    At $400-800 or so a pop....
    Good advise.
    Now, I also do a rod count before and after.
    My 6'9" protege lost a rod/reel/line, and...
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    Re: Galvan Reels customer service

    I can trust my Galvan even with repairs.....and no other manufacturer has come close to their customer service.
    At close to 300 days a year, after 15 years (4500 days) I think some shop time is OK....
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    Re: Galvan customer service rocks!!

    Going on 15 years on my T8 reel......I need to send it in this winter for the same drag adjust.
    That's pretty good for all the hard fishing, and never cleaning it.
    Who else would loan you a...
  6. Re: Nautilus XL Max failure right out of the box

    Ard, I figured you would mention a little anger management might help too......
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    Re: The Compleat Angler

    Sorry...should have mentioned a spoiler alert since it is recent.
    Maybe Brad will star in a new English version. He can stand on a rock and make a long cast to a coarse fish.
    "To fish, or not to...
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    Re: The Compleat Angler

    The complete bait fisher......
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    Re: Why do my knots keep breaking ?

    Richard......tippet can go bad before it's antique...
    Had a client the other day who broke off a first drift fish the other day. I was bummed.
    When I checked his tippet, it parted with barely a...
  10. Re: CA Fishing help within 4ish hrs from San Jose

    No info from me.....I'm up north a bit.
    Except maybe go mid-week........ck my Truckee report for bugs.
    Good luck!
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    Re: Summer on the T...

    We are happy to say, we have enough water to go fishing!!!
    Some years we are hurting, but we are good for another month I think.
    River temps are between 62-65 deg. AM-PM. Very clear. Air temps are...
  12. Re: I might be just cluing into an already existing thing but a salmon cannon?

    Cheddar Gadgets - Fish Cannon | Facebook
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    Re: Why do European nymphing have line weights

    I find no need to even have a line rating.
    The best rod for dries the I own, is a 3wt ESN with a 5wt weight forward line.
    Ha!

    Jim
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    Re: When to fish by monitoring pressure?

    I knew that......
    Stubbornness is at the heart of my fishing as well, when combined with patience of course, and a skosh of curiosity, a fisher becomes formidable. I have said before, I teach the...
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    Re: "Invisible Insects"

    So much to learn, so little time.
    But to address your question maybe...
    The only time I see fish jump/air out in new school terms...bloody midges.
    So maybe try animating a zebra midge towards the...
  16. Re: CA Fishing help within 4ish hrs from San Jose

    I never suggested you fish the feather down in flatsville. Go high away from the city and things are ok.....mostly.
    No real concentrations of druggies up high. The water above Downyville is nice,...
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    Re: When to fish by monitoring pressure?

    You sir are a fisher. I recognize you all the way over here.
    Go no matter what.....I fish whether I think I will hook up or not. Why, because I won't know if I don't go?
    Go fishing in 50 mph winds,...
  18. Re: CA Fishing help within 4ish hrs from San Jose

    What matters, is water temps.
    If it is a dam release it will fish well.....if not, then poorly.
    Since most fishermen want it EASY.....if you court adventure and walk a ways you can find a fish.
    As...
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    Re: Camp Stove Recommendations

    Going outside the box for this one......
    I too have several Coleman stoves. White gas and propane. Also have the Weber Q for grilling. (Highly recommended)
    I have several MSR stoves for back...
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    Re: Drop Shot Nymphing

    I figure, as a guide, dropshotting is the lowest bar setting. (Next to shocking) I figure if I cant catch teach/fish without this style, I will hang it up. When anyone can do it, what's the point of...
  21. Re: Anyone ever heard of using this line/leader setup or use it?

    Mr. Shaw, that is standard rigging.
    I do it every day.
    The old timers (me) used to tie the leader straight into the fly line...so you had to cut your fly line to add a new leader.
    The dry fly guys...
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    Re: Flycraft vs Watermaster Bruin

    Get on a rafters thread and see what people think about patching.....that may come up at some point.
    I hear the Chinese bladders are not easy to get a good patch. Star....
    NRS frames are heavy. A...
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    Re: When to fish by monitoring pressure?

    The only way to know, is to fish before, during, and after storms for many years......
    Find the formula, don't use another's for best results.
    Better question, is how can a couple of degrees of...
  24. Re: CA Fishing help within 4ish hrs from San Jose

    The feather is in a beautiful canyon, with parts near the hwy....
    Other parts require scampering of a higher order....
    Not for family hikes with little ones.
    Honestly, I can't think of a place to...
  25. Re: CA Fishing help within 4ish hrs from San Jose

    I don't lie about anything....but especially not fishing.
    As far as the feather being not for the faint of heart.....I don't have a weak one....but, that's about like me saying you may need a coat...
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