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    Re: Minor Setback to Spring Fishing;

    Yea, Ard, I'm getting ready to de-winterize the camper. No doubt it's going to get cold as heck!

    Mark
  2. Re: Fishing the tail waters of table rock lake below the dam

    How did your trip go? Were you able to wade? The standard wade fishing setup usually involves small scud patterns. Small, meaning 20-24. Sometimes the 18's will do, but the naturals tend to be...
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    Re: Big boy on the 8 weight!

    Great fish, Josh! Is that a black Drum?

    Mark
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    Re: Steffen Bros. Fly Rod Question

    I love the rod, but have used it mostly as a dry fly rod and fishing small indi rigs with 18-22 midges with the 4-wt line. It does very well with the 5-wt, too, though. I haven't caught any big...
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    Re: Equipment that's too nice to use.

    I feel similar to this. I try to buy good stuff, but I use it. At one point I lucked into two beautiful Winston IM6's off the auction site. One was a TMF and the other a 2-pc 7 1/2 ' 4-wt, which...
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    Re: Winston TMF question?

    I had a TMF which I really thought cast a Cortland 444 Peach in DT-4 very well. It seemed a touch lighter than my SA Mastery DT-4, which I thought was not as nice on that rod. I tried a SA Mastery...
  7. Re: What Is The Lightest Line Weight Rod You Own?

    4-wt. Had a 3 and never found a good use for it. I have two 4-wt glass rods that are as sweet as sugar and can be really delicate. Yet they can fish anything reasonably sized - even handle some...
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    Re: Rookie Question... Fly Selection

    Mr Foss22 - I think all of the replies given above are very helpful. One thing I would like to add is the value of a mentor. If you can spend a day with an experienced fly fisher you will get a...
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    Re: New to the forum, just saying hi.

    Welcome to the forum, Mr Tanker, and thank you for your service.

    Mark
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    Re: Orvis superfine glass 4wt

    I love it when people new to glass find out they're not just for little dry flies and swinging soft hackles! Good for you, Mr skogg!! Go out and use that thing - it'll throw buggers, small...
  11. Re: Fenwick Feralite gets milky blotches when wet

    You really do have a nice rod there. I have tried a lot of Feralites buying and selling on The Auction Site over the last 3 or 4 years and the FF806, along with my FF75 are my faves. Your fly shop...
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    Re: Insulating layer under waders

    Like most of the MO guys who've replied, I don't usually get cold from the water - the springs come out in the mid-upper 50's year round. A good heavy-wt long john or light fleece pants with good...
  13. Re: Do double nymph rigs really catch more fish compared with single nymph?

    Thanks Larry. One more question - when you are using small flies like BWO nymphs or midges, do you still use 3x? I often fish 18's and 20's, usually with 5x or 6x. I've never tried thicker line.
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    Re: Skunked on the West Branch

    Sorry you didn't slay-em. You will next time. The FF 75 is my favorite Fenwick. I've fished so many different setups with it, from #22's to streamers and it does great. I've caught 4" trout on it...
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    Re: Patagonia Tough Puff Hoody

    I've never had anything Patagonia I didn't like. Its always very well made and very well designed. Everything is built to last. The only exception for me is a pair of original Flats Wading Pants...
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    Re: Advice for 1st Rod for my Son

    This is how I got started, too. The experience and know-how of learning to roll up a blank is fantastic for a kid. And catching fish with "your" rod is way more fun than storebought! But if you go...
  17. Re: Do double nymph rigs really catch more fish compared with single nymph?

    Mr McNerney - Out of curiosity, why have you given up on tippet rings and do you use the blood knot loops instead - or some other system for your droppers? Thanks!

    Mark
  18. Thread: Windy Wind

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    Re: Windy Wind

    Yes, I've used this technique before and it works well. For me it was like trying to slap the line down on the water on the forward cast. The rod goes all the way to the water on the forward cast. ...
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    Re: Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri

    One year later - We took a Fri-Sat-Sun trip to Bennett on Nov 16 and hit the weather just right. Sunny and highs in the 50's, even 60 on Sat. Water was clear and the midges were thick. They were...
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    Re: The Birds Bail Me Out, A Redfish Story

    Great report, Mr karstopo! My wife and I went on our first Redfish trip out of Lafitte LA first week of Oct. Boy did we have a blast. What a fun fish - even though it wasn't on a fly rod. A really...
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    Re: R.L. Winston IM6 / #51164 serial

    I don't know if this will help with your question, but maybe it will. I owned that model a couple years back. It was a 35000 sn so it was a Loomis blank. Your blank is a Winston rolled blank and...
  22. Thread: Zap A Gap

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    Re: Zap A Gap

    On the smell factor..... In faster water or a retrieved fly I think fish just react. They hit it or they don't. I just can't believe cement matters. In slow water where they have a chance to look...
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    Re: Grand Teton/Yellowstone Advice Needed

    We're headed out that way in late Aug, but we booked early. All reserved sites are booked full into Oct. in both parks. I don't know what the first come first served situation is in the parks, but...
  24. Re: Miracle Mile or Grey Reef possible without 4WD vehicle?

    Like others have said - Grey reef, no problem. Miracle mile, it depends. Miles of washboard so don't take the "good" car! And any rain - any rain at all - and many WY gravel roads turn into...
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    Re: LMF trip. 7-30/31-2018

    Very nice pics - good job!

    Mark
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