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    Re: I'm Looking For a Reel.............

    Maybe one day I'll take in a 13 foot Swift in 8 weight Richard and if I do I'll get one of them for that rod.

    I always state in my comments about casting and rod performance that I'm no expert...
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    Re: I'm Looking For a Reel.............

    I've thought about those Richard but unlike the Swift reels I have had opportunity to handle the Angel reels. Back in 2005 / 06 local shops (Anchorage) had them in the stores. At the time I was far...
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    Re: I'm Looking For a Reel.............

    Hi James :)

    I doubt that I'll go to cane Spey rods as I've been corrupted by the graphite rods of the past 30 years. The reel however, Taupo that is, is a favorite of mine. I sold one last year...
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    Re: Spey or Switch Rod - What to learn with?

    OMG!

    That's quite an endorsement Tim, I need you to come back when we aren't in the middle of a drought. I just read what you wrote and was totally humbled. You are welcome here anytime buddy and...
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    Re: Spey or Switch Rod - What to learn with?

    The best or most accurate answer I could make is that my Swift rods are fast action rods, so yeah I guess they may be better.

    It's very hard for me to explain things in writing like this but it...
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    Re: Spey or Switch Rod - What to learn with?

    If you can get the chance to do a day using someone else's rod take it then if you like it I can recommend the Sage Igniter 12' #7 rod. I get to use a lot of Sage rods so in current models they are...
  7. Thread: In the trunk

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    Re: In the trunk

    Not what you may want to hear but I take my rods apart, I put the rod in the tube and the reel in its case. That's how I manage to own the same rod and reel for over 41 years and they still look good...
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    Re: Magnifying Glasses Recommendations?

    Hi Todd,

    It won't take long for someone to say that the Flip Focal is junk but I used one for many years and loved the thing.
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    Re: Spey or Switch Rod - What to learn with?

    If you were here tomorrow morning (I'm fishing tomorrow) I would put one of my 11 1/2 foot Hardy Swift rods in your hands. They are lined up with Beulah Elixir 475 grain fly lines that are...
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    Re: Anyone else get this?

    In some aspects I did this and got away with it. I resigned a position in 1988 that I had held for 15 years. After that day I vowed that I would never have another "Job".

    I did work and on 2...
  11. Thread: Hallo From Denmark

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    Re: Hallo From Denmark

    Hi Lars,

    Welcome! You are in a great place for fishing and have traveled widely also. I hope you vist with us often here and share pictures of your island.

    Ard
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    Re: What have you been tying today?

    Nice fly tying Serdy, you are new to the forum :)

    Welcome
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    Re: I'm Looking For a Reel.............

    More updating here...….....

    There was significant excitement when I made that buy back on October 5th and excitement can lead to mistakes. When I woke up from my euphorbia I took a second look at...
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    Re: Anyone else get this?

    Having a job or profession that is rewarding is not the easiest thing to find in life, I've had a few. I became good at everything I undertook but in the end I did it all for money so where was the...
  15. Thread: Tippet Knots

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    Re: Tippet Knots

    You're safe, I've never tied an Albright knot but thanks for the image maybe I'll try....
  16. Re: Nipper thread .. everyones favorite .. which one? Orvis or Abel

    I'll feed the frenzy again, I'm still using the Simms Nipper now for I believe 4 seasons. My cutting involves 12 pound fluorocarbon 15 pound maxima or RIO and 60 pound Berkley that I use for butt...
  17. Thread: Tippet Knots

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    Re: Tippet Knots

    No worries, I was just surprised when I saw it so I had to poke you :boink:
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    Re: Purple Hairwing

    I'm not meaning to hijack the thread but read the exchange, and Kev, this is something we all seem to go through. When I had tied all the usual patterns I took off and made things up.

    This thing...
  19. Re: Not your typical “bird catching fish video”

    With that video0 for reference I can tell you something that may not have made sense before. 1989 I was driving along Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, back then there was a strong King Salmon run that...
  20. Thread: Purple Hairwing

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    Re: Purple Hairwing

    Looks like a fancy Freight Train Mike, by the way congratulations on breaking the steelhead ceiling. People sometimes don't know how rare a good fish can be.
  21. Thread: Tippet Knots

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    Re: Tippet Knots

    Sorry to keep hounding the thread but this is what happens when I'm stuck at home on a beautiful day with the waters high & muddy. I couldn't catch a fish today if you threw it at me.
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    Re: Tippet Knots

    The Ardster :)
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    Re: For The Simms Fanboys Here;

    You're right, I'll probably keep it :o
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    Re: Top Current Day - Bamboo Rod Makers?

    I know that Rockriver (Emil) was having one built this year but I forget by who. matter of fact we haven't heard from him in a while so I'll drop him a line.... You ask so I'll tell you what I did in...
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    Re: For The Simms Fanboys Here;

    I do like that sleeve idea on the back side of them, the net holder holster type thing. It will hold either my Nomad Guide or Boat net with the long handles. I thought that may be cool because I...
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