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    Re: Good Pair of Forceps?

    I'm still using the cheapies I buy at the army navy store. Fine Pakistani stainless. I learned over the years to close them, hold them up to the light and see how well the jaws and serrations meet....
  2. Thread: Float Tube

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    Re: Float Tube

    If you thought trying to get out of the tube on the bank was a pain, imagine it mid lake with a deflated, sinking tube.
    Get a PFD and wear it.
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    Re: Can these flies be saved?

    One thing I learned from the first fly I tied is that almost any fly well tied or not will catch a fish eventually. The only thing my early ties had going for them was they were … novel.
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    Re: Donít let this happen to you

    This fix comes from Ed "Whitefish" Dunn, from his book. Ed also says you can treat the moleskin with which ever treatment you like and get the line cleaner or whatever every in and out or clean the...
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    Re: How About A Streamer

    You can have a lot of fun just building wooly buggers. It's an easy pattern, and you can innovate weight, color, shape, eyes, legs, materials: a dozen details. The bugger often comes up in the "If I...
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    Re: Donít let this happen to you

    Fill in the groove with epoxy and wrap some mole skin over it before the epoxy hardens.
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    Re: Favorite Useful Uncombersome Fishing Vest

    I had just made myself cut way back on the amount of gear I was carrying in my vest when I got a Simms vest as a gift. It's got more pockets than a herd of kangaroos. Naturally, I had to try to fill...
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    Re: Fly fishing... a young persons hobby/sport?

    All of the varied parts of the sport can appeal to people in different ways and degrees. I like to cast. When I can't get on the water, I'll often grass cast for fun. I like to tie flies, but I'm...
  9. Re: Hairy Experiences with animals while fly fishing

    https://i.imgur.com/fsiHa5Hl.jpg
    Silver Creek
    This was one of 5 kayakers who decided to wait for right of way.
    There were 4 calves/cows on their way down stream to meet him....
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    Re: Tippet Holder- DIY (Cheap and Easy) Article

    I tried keeping the 3 spools I use most in the inside pockets at the lowest, front corner of my vest. Nice not having the snag on the vest front, but too hard to retrain me.
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    Re: Tippet Holder- DIY (Cheap and Easy) Article

    I've used a bunch of cord locks. Yours may deserve more confidence than mine. I'd add a knot or bead at the tag ends just in case the cord lock slides off.
    A couple of these that I made/used I...
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    Re: Sportspal Canoe, advice appreciated!

    I have a 16' Coleman. It's heavy. I've owned it for 15 years. I had a set of racks the fit in the stake holes of my pick up, but mostly, I've slid it onto the bed on a rack made of 2 2 X8's with a...
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    Re: What do I need to change fly line at home?

    I don't have a problem manually swapping or loading lines on the 4-6 lines, but when I lined the spey rod, I built a jig with a drill motor, installed the line backwards to measure the backing then...
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    Re: Guitar strings as leaders

    I had a large collection of old strings from my Corrections job. They have to be controlled and removed ( the inmates make tat needles out of them). I use the skinniest steel strings to make bobbin...
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    Re: Making Road Coffee

    Win-Co groceries caries a line of beans called Red Brick Roasting company. The bag says it's all 100% Arabica beans with flavors added. I like the Black Satin. I had a foreign gent give me a long...
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    Re: Seam sealer for waders?

    Back in the day, I had plain ol' duct tape seal a small leak in waders for a couple of months. Gorilla brand also makes a a clear repair tape for waterproof tents and canopies. I applied it to both...
  17. Re: Worth it to fish after tail water after cfs drops or rises significantly?

    All that high water also can change contours across the bed. As the fish look for feeding lies in their "new" river, they'll move into new seams that didn't exist before. All you have to do is find...
  18. Thread: Didymo

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    Re: Didymo

    I bought a pair of rubber soled Caddis shoes (mostly for PC) and I've been surprised at how well they grip on stuff where I would have expected the felt to slip. All my boots have 8 large hex-head,...
  19. Thread: Practice fly

    by JoJer
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    Re: Practice fly

    I keep a piece of ffoam with several used and re-used leaders wrapped around it. I have a couple of big red synthetic yarn pompoms from the hobby store and I just pull a hank of hair out of the ball...
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    Re: Misplaced, Forgotten, Lost or stolen

    I have a huge file of lists for each of the trips I take in a season: Ducks, fish camp, family camp, deer etc. Each year as the trip comes up, I make anew list and check it against the lists from...
  21. Thread: Have you seen

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    Re: Have you seen

    A walker seems like a natural. Replace the tennis balls with spikes. They're light, fold flat and would pack pretty easily. They make one now that walks or rolls and folds open to sit. My wife should...
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    Re: Have you seen

    I don't think I could stabilize myself with the over or under hand grip offered by the flip stick. The grass hopper is better, but I'm with Ard: Generally, there's rocks and banks that'll sit and...
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    Re: Question for lanyard users

    I've been clipping the zinger for my net to the back, center belt loop of my waders. Then I stick the net handle under the wader belt at my back. It comes to either hand easily and stays put pretty...
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    Re: Favorite fly boxes

    I haven't been in my gear at all this year, but I've hauled it around some and, man, I need to thin out some of the gear in that thing. It must weight 15 pounds. It wasn't that long ago that I did...
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    Re: Metals in our waters

    There are many areas on the east side of the US that had a heavy trade in market hunting. There were few rules regarding bore size, shot size or weight, number of guns. (and few hunters that followed...
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