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  1. Re: Can modern fly lines make you a better caster? Point, Counter Point

    Az,

    I did not feel you were being combative, no sweat.

    My point was that no matter what rod and line you have, if mismatched, will have the caster struggling with their performance.

    You are...
  2. Re: Can modern fly lines make you a better caster? Point, Counter Point

    The title question to me asks: What is the difference between skill and performance?

    A highly skilled caster with a perfectly matched line and rod should be able to deliver an outstanding...
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    Re: Tips for Fishing Rivers, Streams in Fall

    There are many books on how to read a trout stream. I like Tom Rosenbauer's from Orvis. A lot of good info on where the trout are going to be holding and how to fish those different areas.

    Are...
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    Re: Sage Igniter vs Sage Method

    Osseous,

    Do you think that there is a trend here in new rod designs?

    Rods that were considered fast like the Sage One had their tapers changed to provide more feel in the tip, hence Sage X.
    ...
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    Re: Sage Igniter vs Sage Method

    At a Flyshop open house, I cast (back-to-back) a bunch of 9 wt. rods. First was a Meridian, then a Salt HD and finally a Sage Igniter. Both Sage rods felt heavy compared to the Meridian. They...
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    Re: Problems with Korkers boots

    I have had the Korkers Whitehorse boots for going on four years now. In any freestone stream, I use the aluminum bar Omnitrax soles. They are the best and have not had any problems with either the...
  7. Thread: Blown Away!

    by bob3700
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    Re: Blown Away!

    Congrats on a great fish. Dry fly eats by big fish are definitely “ didn’t see that coming “ moments. What fun!
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    Re: Hurricane Dorian in Abaco

    The pictures of all the destruction is incredible. Can't imagine that any of the houses and such were built to with stand those levels of wind. It will take them some time to recover from this...
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    Re: Magnifying glass for fly tying

    I have an led light that has a magnifier included. For any tying I Also use a pair of 2.5 reading glasses as well as the magnifier. Makes any size fly easy to tie.
  10. Thread: Winter Waders

    by bob3700
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    Re: Winter Waders

    G4’s with Capoline base layer n Reddington heavy fleece pants. Feet- thin Simms over the calf socks, then chemical ( full sole) foot warmers and Simms cold weather wool socks. Cold feet are not my...
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    Re: What Did You Buy Today?

    For me, I find that Simms wear is always one size too small for me. In any other brand I wear an extra large. Simms takes a 2xl .
    If I was mail ordering, get the next size up as u can always...
  12. Re: Patagonia foot tractor aluminium bars replacement kit

    I would purchase the spare bar kit. I too use the Korkers aluminum bar soles and at 6’4” and 250 lbs. am hard on the bars. I am into my third year on my first pair on soles but have repaired a...
  13. Thread: Frog Water

    by bob3700
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    Frog Water

    Fishing tail waters when there is no flow is a challenge. The fish are just cruising , sometimes in small groups, often rising for bugs and the trick is to break the code on what they are feeding on....
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    Re: Cut Throat Trout Pics

    What a lucky soul u are. A 389 Circa AND a 486 ONE. Those are two of my most favorite rods. Plenty of power for their size n wonderfully communicative tips. I too have caught larger trout on my...
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    Re: What Did You Buy Today?

    Purchased a Nautilus XXF2 8-10 reel in silver along with a spare spool and an SA Bonefish Amplitude smooth line. Probably goimg to install a Flats Pro on the spare spool. Whole rig is going on a 9...
  16. Thread: sage circa

    by bob3700
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    Re: sage circa

    Call North Fork Anglers in Cody Wyoming. They have a new one discounted on their rack. Saw it today!
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    Re: Recomendations on an 8' 4wt rod

    I am with Brownbass on this one, a 5 wt. 9 ft. rod works well in the parks and rivers in your area of Missouri. I fish a 905 Radian down there and always feel that I have the rod to do the job.
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    The Fremont Canyon

    Will be heading out to Wyoming to fish the Miracle Mile the end of July and may have a chance to also fish Fremont Canyon.

    How difficult is hiking/fishing the canyon? Some of the pictures I see...
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    Re: Updating Scott Meridian

    OK, Just got this from a dealer I know, Meridian is being updated. Out with the old and in with the new.

    Would't you know it, I just purchased a new 9 wt Meridian. Oh well, I still have a...
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    Re: Boot Studs - Aluminum vs all others....

    Osseous,

    I have been using aluminum on the bottom of my wading boots now for three years. Best thing I ever did. My fishing buddy installed the SS studs on the bottom of his boots and has taken...
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    Re: What did you get for Fathers Day?

    Got a long sleeve Simms shirt and a guided day on the Miracle Mile from my wife, daughter, and son-in-law.

    All that and a great meal with ice cream dessert. Excellent Father's Day.
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    Re: Best 5w reel choice for abuse?

    Have you considered some type of "Flak Jacket" for your reels? Maybe a padded cover would be better than continuing to purchase reels. Worse case, wrap the reel in bubble wrap and a piece of tape to...
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    Re: Gear Bag Recommendation

    I am with Ard that wheels rule when traveling thru airports. There are several wheeled duffels in a host of price ranges. I purchased the Fishpond wheeled duffel that has the dry compartment for...
  24. Thread: June 6th, 1944

    by bob3700
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    Re: June 6th, 1944

    Visited Normandy and it's country side in Sept. of 2015. Stood on Omaha beach on a cold, overcast, and rainy day looking up at machine-gun pill boxes and large gun emplacements that directed their...
  25. Thread: June 6th, 1944

    by bob3700
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    June 6th, 1944

    Heart felt appreciation to the "Greatest Generation" for their dedication and sacrifice on this momentous day.
    If you ever get the chance to visit the beaches of Normandy, do so. You will get a...
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