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    And broke a cane rod,Walter babb built it and...

    And broke a cane rod,Walter babb built it and fixed it for me ..7.5 ft 4wt perfection taper..I have not used it since..it is a baby doll...that was 12 yrs ago r
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    This is a top discussion..I cracked my elbow on...

    This is a top discussion..I cracked my elbow on abrams,it is slick,slick,,I was not even close to the horseshoe
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    seems like the park is better kept and less...

    seems like the park is better kept and less trashy than it was in the early 70s--waders are much better now===there are great rods out there--the new fiberglass rods and the new rods in general and...
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    Nice..nice..nicewell done

    Nice..nice..nicewell done
  5. Thread: Nymphing rod

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    I have a 8.5 ft bamboo rod made by walter babb...

    I have a 8.5 ft bamboo rod made by walter babb that's a 5wt--that works good nymphing--walter wrote Cumberland Special on it--it'll roll cast long distances--it is best nymphing with long leaders....
  6. Thread: Nymphing rod

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    heard syndicate makes a decent euro-nymph(there...

    heard syndicate makes a decent euro-nymph(there may be a hygiene problem)--nymph rod---St Croix makes a nice nymph rod.think it's a 10 footer---bought it from lro
  7. Thread: blackbirds

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    blackbirds

    I recently had good luck using s.m. blackbirds,#16?,in the Cumberland river,not hatchery creek,trout hit those things with a vengeance..coming to the smoky's,is it too early to fish them????
  8. Thread: bamboo repair

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    bamboo repair

    who will repair the broken tip of my bamboo fly rods,i have 2,the builders are no longer in business
  9. Thread: cane rod

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    7'9" babb

    I have a 7-9 5wt payne walter built for me several years ago--I have used it hundreds of times until I broke a tip---you will love the way it casts --its action is so fine it is almost fragile...
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    rod recommendation

    the Winston lt-5 3wt 8ft 3inch is a dandy also---I bought this one from LRO --or you can always get hold of walter babb for a great cane rod--I have 4 of walters rods they are fine for sure---if your...
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    rod recommendation

    go to ebay---and find a Winston lt-5 5wt 8 ft 9 in, 5 piece rod---this is one of the finest rods ever built--Winston does not build them anymore(I don't think)--you can buy one worth the money
  12. Thread: Fiberglass

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    fiberglass

    I have a scott 7ft 4 wt that is black,it was made about 10 years ago-I like this previous series of Scott fiberglass rods much better than the new ones
  13. Thread: hatchery creek

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    hatchery creek

    I knew how it would be,but I went anyway.The man- made Hatchery Creek,that flows from the hatchery into the Cumberland River( about a mile).. opened to the hoards of folks standing in line for an...
  14. Thread: Stolen

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    stolen

    1)Dolly has just enough on to really irritate you
    2)not much on jd's model numbers
    3)got back my dolly pic--was worn and stained
    4)2nd ex called--said she really liked dwight--he is sensitive and...
  15. Thread: Stolen

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    Stolen

    To the low-life or low life's who stole my Heddon satchel out of my truck parked in the econolodge parking lot in Townsend:
    Well you are what you are and there is nothing I can do about that....but...
  16. Thread: joe

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    joe

    Anyone know how joe humphries is doing ..is he s till fishing ..writing,or taking it easy
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    brook trout

    wow,this is a great discussion,not be cause you agree or disagree with each other,but because of the ongoing compassion you express for The Smoky's Brook Trout population.You guys are the real...
  18. Thread: babb rods

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    babb rod

    jack::what taper did you get
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    babb rods

    how do you post photos on the forum--
  20. Thread: Lro

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    Lro

    I find the LRO fishing report to be about as good as a fishing report can be for no other reason than Byron and Daniel's relentless'ness.It's there,every day.You can count on it.Seven days a...
  21. Thread: Babb 2

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    Babb 2

    After 6 months of waiting,our local UPS guy delivered my Walter Babb 7ft,5wt,flyrod,complete with 2 tips,a sock,and a tube..I took a mental pledge to be a 100%,true blue ,bamboo,cane rod fisherman.I...
  22. Thread: Babb

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    Babb

    I own 4 bamboo fly rods built by Walter Babb:
    1)A 8ft,6-7 wt. Babb taper rod that will roll cast a midge as easily as it will a streamer.It has two tips one for dry flys and one for nymphs,Walter...
  23. Thread: shimano

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    those are my thoughts exactly

    those are my thoughts exactly
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    shimano

    probably had to do with the loomis deal---
  25. Thread: shimano

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    shimano

    did shimano buy out Winston---a guy who trades with me in my drug store and fly fishes--said he heard from a guy that shimano was wrapping up a deal with Winston???????????????
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