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    Re: Rod Taper Design Language

    It`s no Secret, or maybe it is that with modern rods, even though the rod casts the same lines, the rods perform way better in all aspects and I can do way way more with less rod, Large fish are way...
  2. Re: What Have You Been Tying Lately? Spey/Switch Edition

    MG-3 my first fly reel, I still have it and my old Martin 65. I kept all my fly reels. The MG-3 has the loudest most obnoxious click in fly reel history and I love it. My new Hardy Marquis has that...
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    Re: 2020 Driftless Pictures And Reports

    Nice looking fish, Technically around these parts you can fish, but only our local areas and I don't have trout within 10 minutes of me. 35 minutes yes.

    I`m not going to travel too far, I just...
  4. Re: What Have You Been Tying Lately? Spey/Switch Edition

    I love both those flies flytie09! the sparseness!

    I said I`d repost some of my patterns that were lost in the hosting dilemma and tie some new, and things are finally slowing down, its been a...
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    Re: Rod Taper Design Language

    Rod taper equations and designs is super secret stuff which is usually math in computers, micrometer measurements, and computer aided manufacturing, with graphite alignment and resin mixtures.
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    Re: 2020 Driftless Pictures And Reports

    I haven't been out, been seeing some really nice and beastly trout caught in the last week or so, A 29" in Minnesota and a few 24-26" browns from Wisconsin. Wisconsin is in lockdown today, Minnesota...
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    Re: Social distancing photos

    Yah, It looks like the Brainard ice fishing contest, good times yah sure U betcha, you can win a new truck and boat if yeh get a big walleye or eel pout.
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    Re: Social Distancing Photos

    Beautiful, I caught a whitefish around that size once fishing walleyes on Rainy lake- International falls, largest one I ever caught, that is a sled of a whitefish. Sidebar, I let it go and everyone...
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    Re: Rod Taper Design Language

    I think its good we have a definitions thread, its easier to understand fly rod tapers because there is a common understanding at least with the posters on this forum, many times I read about fly...
  10. Re: Supporting the fly fishing industry during this time

    Local fly shop Mend is delivering anything fly tying/fly fishing related across the metro area, Free delivery, so we won't run out of stuff.

    People are doing group fly tying on zoom and the like,...
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    Re: Social distancing photos

    I was secretly photographed in my natural habitat on the winter opener.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49337067912_8357c0b12a_c.jpg
  12. Re: line recommendation for Redington Classic Trout (5wt)

    Really any WF line is going to get you there, you could consider a more aggressive WF design for distance and larger bugs, Shorter front taper will help with a longer head length for loop stability.
  13. Re: line recommendation for Redington Classic Trout (5wt)

    What are you fishing for? I`m not going to recommend a trout dry fly line for bass bugs.
  14. Re: I Told Myself I Wasn't Paying for a FishPond Net

    I have the special edition nomad- elongated basket with brookie handle. Worth the money, carries nice and lands fish well. I also use the fishpond magnet net keeper on my vest with curly line so I...
  15. Re: medium vrs. medium fast action- pros and cons and opinions please.

    It is really tough for me to describe action and taper characteristics.

    There is no cons, except for the fact that you just dropped some coin or serious coin on a rod you don't like or like the...
  16. Re: What are you paying for gasoline in your area?

    $1.85 and falling.
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    Re: Spring Fever?

    Steelhead opener is March 28th, I have that same far away gaze. I will be self quarantined on the river for the month of April- Do not come near me. Do not fish down river from me. :)
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    Re: What Did You Buy Today?

    Hardy Mariquis- I`m hoarding fly reels- Will ship toilet paper for Hardy fly reels. PM me!
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    Re: 2020 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

    Yep that's what I`m doing, If my job gets shut down I`ll be self-quarantined on my favorite steelhead river until May 1st.
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    Re: 2020 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

    Hot off the press, Expo is canceled. coronavirus fears.
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    Re: Bamboo rodmaking fundraiser

    That would be the first step, go beg a fly shop or if there is a local bamboo fly rod guy in the area, go beg him to learn, read study, learn I wouldn't expect money. Older fellows who knew...
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    Re: Bamboo rodmaking fundraiser

    Really Tacky fly boxes started as a go fund me. I think it is good idea but too early. I have a friend that makes fairly well known and nice bamboo rods, he learned it from his dad and he is...
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    Re: Driftless hand-tied leaders

    Itchmesir, who I like to fish with and doesn't post much here anymore, swears by furled leaders and uses them, and makes a little joke about my curly Q`s in the winter, lots of guys like them, I just...
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    Re: Appropriate Fly Size? 4 WT

    Sure thing, what can a guy live with? I cant live with much weight anymore, maybe only dry flies, that's kind of all I want to do anymore.

    You know some rods are just fishy like that, they do a...
  25. Thread: Sage LL

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    Re: Sage LL

    Expo next weekend, get to see all my buddies in the biz. See what kind of deals are out there.
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