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    Re: Over and Under-lining your rod

    8wt rod, 11wt line

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    Re: Legs on Nymphs - Value?

    Legs are a "trigger". And just one of many different triggers that you can incorporate into your fly
    Size, swimming action, flash, color, 'shininess","buggyness".. Lots of things can do it.
    The...
  3. Re: Connecticut opens trout fishing effective 3/24

    .... and on FB, people who like the opening day festivities are complaining

    Early opening in Maine too
    No license required for a month
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    Re: Craft Fur Alternative?

    All my wigs were bought on sale after Halloween.
    The last one I picked up was 25cents
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    Re: Craft Fur Alternative?

    Halloween wigs and hair extensions
    This hollowfleye is made from a Don King fright wig, but I tie others up to 12" with witch or Lady Godiva style wigs

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  6. Re: Help on line selection for a Howald Wonderrod by Shakespeare

    If you use the "insert image" icon, you should be able to post photos direct from your computer or the internet
    They'll size themselves
    When you open up a reply box (or start a new thread), it's...
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    They're coming !

    It's like watching for Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve


    https://www.onthewater.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_StriperMigration_March20-750x1333.jpg
  8. Re: Help on line selection for a Howald Wonderrod by Shakespeare

    Wonderods are hit or miss
    I suspect that one is a miss
    Count the number of guides. I should have at least 8. If not, then it's probably not worth the effort.

    (You're going to find that's a 7wt)
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    Social distancing photos

    Share a favorite picture of "social distancing", fly fishing style.

    black fly distancing :D

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  10. Re: Any suggestions for simple flies using the same materials as a wooly bugger?

    The Montana stone fly nymph is pretty much a fancy wooly worm
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    Re: Remembering Gary Lafountaine

    Gary died of complications from ALS. The same as Stephen Hawking ...... and my father
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    Re: Remembering Gary Lafountaine

    That was good.
    Even though Gary lived in Montana, he was a long time member of our club here in CT
    In fact he first wrote about his experiments with trilobal yarn in our club newsletter.
  13. Re: line recommendation for Redington Classic Trout (5wt)

    The Hook&Hackle 'High Floater" lines are on sale for 20 bucks
    They're basically a Cortland 444 in an olive color
    Worth every cent and more.
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    Re: Loop rod tip replacement

    Tip tops cost about a buck and a half and it takes about 2 minutes of your time to replace one
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    Re: [Question] Need screws replacement

    ... or you could try these

    M_PARTS

    http://www.classicflyfisherman.com/pics_M_Parts/screws.JPG
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    Re: [Question] Need screws replacement

    I've found that those screws are a pretty standard size.
    When I needed screws for my "latest' Medalist, turns out I had some already.
    I have a box of old spinning reel parts that bought at a...
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    Re: Help identifying a rod?

    $10 - $25, Not much more
    sorry
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    Re: Help identifying a rod?

    Fenwick prefix "FF" = Fenwick Feralite
    "GFF" = Graphite Fenwick Fly

    The "L" in the "GFL" or "FFL" prefix stands for "Length" (in inches)
    In other words my FFL102-7 is a...
  19. Re: How often do you tie a knot when tying your flies?

    The only times that I half hitch is when I need to stop what I'm doing to return later

    When I tie my saltwater flies, I apply a drop of Krazy Glue after each step
    Nothing worse than having some...
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    Re: Help identifying a rod?

    There's an illustration of one with a cork grip in Dr Schwibert's book Trout Tackle ~ Two
    No text though
    Right next to a Leonard Graftex....
    There is a couple of pages on those rods
  21. Re: Good recommendations for fly rod kit for kids (age 7 and 8)

    The author of the book Fly Fishing with Children, Dr Phil Brunquell, is a member of our club
    He recommends 9' rods for kids as they keep the fly further away from their eyes when casting
    Safety...
  22. Thread: LHW and RHW

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    Re: LHW and RHW

    Nearly everyone here in the north east uses the armpit retrieve at least part of the time
    The advantage is you have more control over the speed and consistency of the retrieve.
    The only...
  23. Thread: LHW and RHW

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    Re: LHW and RHW

    I fish the salt almost exclusively

    ... and you didn't really dis Lee Wulff did you ?
    He happens to be the guy who caught the first ever fly rod marlin
  24. Thread: LHW and RHW

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    Re: LHW and RHW

    And as Lee Wulff once said, "The left hand is the right one"

    He contended that your dominate and stronger arm and hand should hold the rod when playing a fish while your weaker hand should be the...
  25. Thread: Norwegian

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    Re: Norwegian

    For the last two years I've run into a group of Norwegains where I was, fly fishing for striped bass on Cape Cod.
    They seem to enjoy themselves quite a bit.
    Our striped bass, I've been told, are a...
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