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    Re: Newbie "Indicator"

    In all seriousness, many new fly fishers are introduced to the sport of fly fishing by hiring a guide. I see it all the time on the Madison River and every time, they have the client fishing with an...
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    Re: Newbie "Indicator"

    We can go on forever...... LOL

    Peanut Butter and Jam or Jelly?

    Grape or Strawberry?

    White bread or whole wheat?
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    Re: Newbie "Indicator"

    We can.

    The never ending discussion. Chunky or Smooth????
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    Re: Whiting 100s

    Love it when a plan comes together!

    So how much was the prograde saddle?
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    Re: Knots for autritest

    Several knots can be tied using a pair of forceps. For the tippet to fly, use the forceps clinch or improved clinch. For the tipper to leader, use the forceps Orvis tippet knot.

    YouTube

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  6. Re: What influences line preference the most..........

    Please allow me some leeway in answering your question.

    I think I understand your question BUT I'm going to get philosophical in my answer in that I am going to challenge the basis of your...
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    Re: Newbie "Indicator"

    ? Worms -----> bait
  8. 13 YO Breaks 42 year Utah Golden Trout Record

    Boy lands prized golden trout, breaks 42-year-old record

    https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/isaace28093vance.jpg
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    Re: Newbie "Indicator"

    "Technically" there is a semantic difference between a rod and a pole. A pole has no guides and no reel seat. A fishing rod does.

    Hence a "cane pole" is a piece of bamboo with the fishing line...
  10. Re: Fly Size Guide, or: What Size Fly Is This?

    The key is he is fishing a LAKE where he does not have to counter drag. I bet he would not use 3X tippet fishing a size 16 fly to rising trout on a river.

    In moving water it is DRAG that is the...
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    Re: Waterproof gloves?

    You can try a pair of nitrile gloves (non sterile "medical" gloves) under the simms gloves. If you know someone who works in a medical clinic or hospital, they can get you a pair to try. They come in...
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    Re: Texas newbie to fly fishing

    Matt,

    Medium action rods are the easiest rod action for beginners to learn fly casting. The timing is not as critical as with fast action rods and they bend more so a beginner can "feel" the rod...
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    Re: Anyone else get this?

    I think I was very lucky. Other than being on call for emergencies, I loved my work and the people I worked with.
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    Re: Brown Trout Bounty Lees Ferry

    I suspect the bounty will have about as much success as the effort to remove rainbows from the South Fork of the Snake River.

    Fish and Game Offers Bounty on Rainbow Trout | Idaho Fish and Game
  15. Re: Great Article for the new guy.....'I need flies, flies, flies" conundrum

    The way I approach fly "assortments" is that the best approach is that assortments are most effective when they are area specific. The assortment of flies I want for my local waters is totally...
  16. Re: Any problems with glass beads breaking?

    The emu buggers are about 1.5" on length.
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    Re: Grass Casting New Person

    I think you can practice standard casts on grass but water loaded casts like roll casting require water. You can make a "grass leader" that simulates water loading.
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    Re: Grass Casting New Person

    I had a pro teach me to cast.

    It is good to video BUT the problem is that you need to know what you are doing wrong in order to know what to do. So post your videos where you can get some people...
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    Re: Texas newbie to fly fishing

    Good luck with the class, Matt.

    Let me be the first to welcome you to the NAFFF!!!!
  20. Re: Any problems with glass beads breaking?

    I have a lifetime supply of emu feathers. I bought a pound of them on Ebay before the feather extension craze.

    I use them for the Bob's Emu Buggers I tied below.
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  21. Re: Any problems with glass beads breaking?

    I've never had a glass bead break. Here are some patterns you can try.


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    Re: Texas newbie to fly fishing

    It would be best if you actually listed the species you are targeting and what size they would be.

    BTW, thanks to the Guadalupe Chapter of TU, the only TU chapter in Texas, for supporting trout....
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    Re: Tippet Knots

    Oops!! Thanks for the correction.
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    Re: Tippet Knots

    I just had a second thought and I HAVE checked if Ard has posted it, :grin:

    One way to tie a join a significantly thicker piece of mono to thinner is by using a knot that DOUBLES up the thinner...
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    Re: Tippet Knots

    Ahh,

    I missed that you had already suggested that. I started to write my reply this morning, I had to go to a regional TU meeting and then finished this afternoon. Apologies for my bad. :^))
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