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    Re: Help with recreating my lucky fly

    I should have said that in a PM, I did not mean to throw a gottcha your way buddy. By the time I thought about it I was cooking dinner..........

    I have another thought about the fly though. He...
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    Re: Help with recreating my lucky fly

    He lost it Henry..............
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    Re: 99 Problems and my cast is 1

    Did you ever buy that book I wrote about to you?

    This one?

    22038

    As I have said many times, I used that in 1978 and never looked back. At this point that was 42 years ago and I can honestly...
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    Re: Help with recreating my lucky fly

    I figure it's time you start tying flies..... and welcome to the forum.

    If you could describe what material the tailing was made from it would be simple for someone to make some. From the photo I...
  5. Re: How long would you drive for a pretty good chance to catch a...

    I was fortunate all the years I lived in Pennsylvania in that I was able to catch several fish that size every year within 60 - 65 minutes each way. Sometimes though I used to book at the Bush House...
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    Re: The Natural Fly Shop

    I used to enjoy Spring Gobbler hunting myself, that's a nice bird. I used a Quaker Boy diaphragm call though. Back when I was in my teens and 20's I called with a box but once you got onto the mouth...
  7. Re: Am I Just Compensating for Underlying Problems?

    I always thought the saying "The tug is the drug" was stupid but I do believe that learning to feel that subtle tug or jolt as a back cast hits the terminus was useful.
  8. Thread: Tubes for Kings;

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    Tubes for Kings;

    Three different versions of the proven combo of colors and materials. I'm scaling the size down a bot to produce a better casting fly. This fly and variants tied on hooks & tubes represents the only...
  9. Re: Am I Just Compensating for Underlying Problems?

    I often stay out of these discussions for fear of providing an opinion which may be in direct conflict with that of others more knowledgeable on casting than I may be. Now it's time for another...
  10. Re: Am I Just Compensating for Underlying Problems?

    If you read casting threads here then you know I don't try to diagnose things very often. That's because there are folks here way better at that than I, but..... Whenever they say "but" you know...
  11. Thread: ID on a rod

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    Re: ID on a rod

    I can't read the script, it appears to start with the letter C. The insert looks like a really nice Amboina Burl. Reel is Hardy Angel, good taste all round.
  12. Thread: Stormso tube

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    Re: Stormso tube

    Quite welcome :)

    The components are not exactly cheap but then neither is a decent 2 hand rod and reel therefore I'm going to guess your not thinking along these lines as a way to save money. I've...
  13. Thread: Stormso tube

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    Re: Stormso tube

    Hi Quade,

    I do hope you can view and read this on a computer screen. I receive things via cell phone and can tell you that a 4.5 inch screen isn't gonna cut it in many cases..........
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  14. Thread: Lady Florence

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    Re: Lady Florence

    Here's one from 2008;

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/gg406/Hardyreels/.highres/RailBird0001.jpg

    Tied in the same batch but I jazzed this one up some...
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  15. Thread: Stormso tube

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    Re: Stormso tube

    Here's 3, in both indoor and direct sunlight.

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg406/Hardyreels/4/Stormso%20tube14043.JPG
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  16. Thread: Spam PM's;

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    Spam PM's;

    I was just alerted that user [CharlesSoync] delivered Spam via PM to one of our active members here.

    The Spamer has been banned so if you find anything from this banned user in your Inbox delete...
  17. Thread: Spam PM's;

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    Spam PM's;

    I was just alerted that user [CharlesSoync] delivered Spam via PM to one of our active members here.

    The Spamer has been banned so if you find anything from this banned user in your Inbox delete...
  18. Thread: Stormso tube

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    Stormso tube

    Originated in Norway I believe;

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg406/Hardyreels/4/From%20the%20video14038.JPG

    I really do hope the yellow - orange - black thing works for me here...
  19. Re: What Have You Been Tying Lately? Spey/Switch Edition

    I'll stick my nose in and answer that Mike, that certainly looks like an MG-3 from here.
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    Re: Odd looking trout...

    I'm no taxonomy expert but would venture to say both are from Loch Leven back grounds. I never owned a digital camera when I lived in brown trout country and so have almost zero photos of the Von...
  21. Thread: Grayling Fishing

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    Re: Grayling Fishing

    Now that ^^^ is a good bit of posting!

    I think at some point in my many replies on this I may have mentioned that trying / hoping to catch a big one is much like steelhead fishing in that you...
  22. Thread: Lady Florence

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    Re: Lady Florence

    Maybe take a look to see if you can find the recipe for the Rail Bird, look in Bates's books if you have them. It's probably online too but I think Bates printed the original, I'd like to see what...
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    Re: Renzetti Traveler Vice Saltwater vs Regular

    What will you use it for primarily?

    If you live along the coast I'd buy a vise claiming to be a Saltwater vise otherwise I'd buy one like I own and use it. I've held hooks from #20 dry fly wire...
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    Re: Yakutat Area Coho's

    A few years ago I was still doing camps on Skwentna River which put us 3 miles from prime fishing. I was doing that for $3.400 for 2 fishermen I think .... I forget but it was affordable. That was...
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    Re: Lady Florence

    Look to the top leaf of the box, middle clip of the left hand row, the one with the painted head.

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg406/Hardyreels/4/Claret14015.JPG

    That fly is at least...
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