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    Ok here goes my favorite rods. Like a lot of fly...

    Ok here goes my favorite rods. Like a lot of fly fisherman I have too many rods, if there is such a thing! My favorites in bamboo is my Sweetgrass 7'3" 4 weight. In my graphite the number one is a...
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    Surfdog I really believe you should cast...

    Surfdog I really believe you should cast different rods form different manufactures. Most of us have our favorites but in truth there are so many good rods out there to pick one brand over another...
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    Remember everyone has an opinion and that what...

    Remember everyone has an opinion and that what they are opinions. There is no single BEST rod except the one you favor the most. Most folks would say a 5 weight will do for most situations. ...
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    Just came back from Missoula. The Hoot Owl...

    Just came back from Missoula. The Hoot Owl restrictions were put into effect on the area rivers. This means all fishing stops at 2:00PM and not open until midnight. I understand it looked like...
  5. Thread: Sage rod ?

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    I would just keep an eye on Ebay. There are...

    I would just keep an eye on Ebay. There are always a few Sage XP rods listed.
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    I agree with No Hackle regarding the sparse body....

    I agree with No Hackle regarding the sparse body. I try and tie a very thin body but I am guilty of using more hackle. I generally use about 5 turns. I think if you can get by with less they will...
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    Classic Dry Flies

    Does anyone fish the classic dry fly patterns? You know the classic Royal Coachman, Blue Quill, Red Quill and the list goes on. I love the looks of these flies and I love tying them. I find myself...
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    Like it has been pointed out by several people...

    Like it has been pointed out by several people here I really like the large gap straight eye hook for smaller flies. I fish and tie a fair number of flies size 20 down to 28. Hook brand is an...
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    For me Santa Clause I have spent a fair amount of...

    For me Santa Clause I have spent a fair amount of time in Yellowstone but sadly not for fishing Only fished once in the park. Most of my time has been spent in Montana. In Montana I have fished the...
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    Interesting. After traveling and fishing the...

    Interesting. After traveling and fishing the same rivers last year I decided every year to try some new streams or rivers. In looking at my log I have fished for trout, salmon or steelhead in 30...
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    I heartily agree with the comment regarding...

    I heartily agree with the comment regarding sandals. I have a pair I thought would be great for wet wading and getting in and out of a boat or raft. They have an enclosed toe area but are still a...
  12. Thread: Tired of winter

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    It got to a balmy 28 degrees today. I had to get...

    It got to a balmy 28 degrees today. I had to get out despite a fairly heavy snow and bad roads. I fished for a couple of hours in the snow and was well rewarded with a number of nice fish including...
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    Last fall I was fishing a size 18 midge. I ended...

    Last fall I was fishing a size 18 midge. I ended up hooking a leaf about three inches long and as I quickly brought my line in to take off the leaf a 18 inch brown hammered it. Since then I have...
  14. Thread: Tired of winter

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    I too am from Ohio. I can't say I mind the...

    I too am from Ohio. I can't say I mind the winter snow but these low temperatures really get to me. It was minus 13 this morning. I am lucky as I am member of a club which has a spring creek and...
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    I post rather infrequently and when I do I try to...

    I post rather infrequently and when I do I try to be respectful. It is hard to not say something about this persons conduct or others like him. I have found people like this cheat in most aspects...
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    I am not really certain but I think I would try...

    I am not really certain but I think I would try putting everything in a plastic bag and adding Borax. Bagging the feathers and placing them in the freezer may help. I have only cured a few pheasant...
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    Last week I had the pleasure of going to a two...

    Last week I had the pleasure of going to a two day program where Gary Borger was the speaker. The question of fluorocarbon was brought up. Gary said he does not use it. He simply uses nylon. I...
  18. Thread: Waders

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    You may want to look at the website for Red Truck...

    You may want to look at the website for Red Truck Fly Fishing. They often have brand name waders at reduced prices. They handle a lot of the major brands including Simms. I have done business with...
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    You may wish to look at the new line of Nomad...

    You may wish to look at the new line of Nomad rubber nets by Fishpond. I think the handles are graphite and carbon fiber. I saw this line for the first time last month and really liked them. ...
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    You may wish to visit the website for Stoney...

    You may wish to visit the website for Stoney Creek Fly Tying. They build fly tying furniture and such. You may be able to pick up some ideas on what you would like. Like you I used a small desk...
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    Breck you are right nothing prepares you for this...

    Breck you are right nothing prepares you for this type of thing. We all know it is coming eventually but somehow we are never ready. My wife and I lost all of are parents between 1992 and 1996. ...
  22. Thread: Holston River

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    Holston River

    We will be in the Morristown area the last two weeks in November. I was wondering if anyone has been fishing the Holston River. I have never fished it in the fall but have heard some years it can...
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    Flyred06 it seems to me if you want to stay...

    Flyred06 it seems to me if you want to stay within a budget and still hire a guide I would look at staying in Livingston, Mt and booking with Long Outfitters. There is a nice Comfort Inn there with...
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    It may depend on what your wife wants to do on...

    It may depend on what your wife wants to do on vacation. If she is happy in enjoying nature and game viewing Yellowstone Park would be great. If she wants to shop, see some sights and enjoys the...
  25. Thread: Jim E Midge

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    I agree with you 100 percent flyman. I am amazed...

    I agree with you 100 percent flyman. I am amazed how many of the people where I fish simply will not try any of the small stuff.
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