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    I've heard that the guides like then because they...

    I've heard that the guides like then because they don't tear up their boats. I haven't heard of many unbiased opinions of how they do on slippery rocks. Thanks for your input.
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    Aluminum soles any good?

    I'm thinking about getting some Alumitrax soles for my Korker boots. If they stick to rocks as good as an aluminum canoe, they should work.

    Simms also has a sole option with aluminum plates on...
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    Is Project Healing Waters available only those...

    Is Project Healing Waters available only those vets disabled as a result of active duty or can those vet disabled due to health issues unrelated to their service also join?
  4. Thread: U.V. lights

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    Epoxy doesn't really dry, it hardens via a...

    Epoxy doesn't really dry, it hardens via a chemical reaction. That reaction can be initiated via either a chemical catalyst (hardener) or a UV light catalyst.

    Hook and Hackle sell three 5 gram...
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    You say "(harder=stiffer)". I have found that a...

    You say "(harder=stiffer)". I have found that a metal's hardness has virtually nothing to do with its stiffness or "springyness" before reaching its yield point (permanently distorts). However,...
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    Believe it or not, about 5 years ago, while on my...

    Believe it or not, about 5 years ago, while on my way home from a fly tying class I saw a peacock that had been hit by a car on the interstate. I immediately pulled over and gathered together the...
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    I make poppers from McDonald's straws. I fill...

    I make poppers from McDonald's straws. I fill them with insulating foam. After it hardens I cut to length and insert a #8 kink-shank hook. I cover the exposed foam with epoxy or UV curing resin. ...
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    My favorite light weight rod is a Beulah, Classic...

    My favorite light weight rod is a Beulah, Classic series, 3 wt, 7'-6".

    http://www.beulahflyrods.com/products/single-handed-rods/single-hand-classic-series/
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    For all day distance casting it's going to be...

    For all day distance casting it's going to be hard to beat a two-handed rod. I use a 7 wt switch rod that I built on a Batson Rainshadow blank. It has become my goto rod. A 5 or 6 wt would...
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    The Redington Stratus would be my choice for a...

    The Redington Stratus would be my choice for a breathable wading jacket and it only cost $85-$100 depending where you get it.

    http://www.redington.com/S-S.html
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    I totally agree with Flyman.

    I totally agree with Flyman.
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    To save weight and to have a floating tail on...

    To save weight and to have a floating tail on some of my articulated flys, I sometimes tie on mono. This one was tied on 40# mono.

    http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Heavynets/DSC00685.jpg
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    Two questions: Why do you need a furled leader...

    Two questions:

    Why do you need a furled leader when using a dry fly?

    Why would you use a fluorocarbon tipper (heavier) rather than mono with a dry fly?
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    The Provo has some good fishing and plenty of...

    The Provo has some good fishing and plenty of public access. However, it gets hammered, especially on the weekends.
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    It says on the directions of Frog Fanny that the...

    It says on the directions of Frog Fanny that the longer you work it in, the better the results. A quick brush on of the stuff doesn't last long. Also be sure to thoroughly dry the fly before...
  16. Thread: Bamboo?

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    If you would like to build your own, The Anglers...

    If you would like to build your own, The Anglers Roost has kits for about $140.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgVgU0_ApaA I...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgVgU0_ApaA

    I haven't tried it, but the system proposed in the above link looks interesting.
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    Poll: I just got back from the Pere Marquette river in...

    I just got back from the Pere Marquette river in Michigan. I fair hooked and landed 3 fresh salmon.

    I hooked several salmon and was either broken off or had to break off from many because they...
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    Poll: I've been using the Davy knot for about two...

    I've been using the Davy knot for about two years. I have had a few failures so I came up with the "improved" Davy knot. All I do is add one extra turn to the last step. No failures now. It has...
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    To keep the back portion from fouling you can...

    To keep the back portion from fouling you can either remove some of the front hook (just past the bend) or tie a separate larger loop UNDER the one that attaches (hinges) the rear hook. This larger...
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    I don't live close to trout, but carp are...

    I don't live close to trout, but carp are everywhere and just as challenging (maybe more).

    http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Heavynets/carp/th_IMG_0096.jpg

    7 wt switch rod - 21" carp

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    I know you said you are set on the Patagonia...

    I know you said you are set on the Patagonia River Walker, but you might consider a pair of Korkers. With them you can quickly change from felt to rubber to studded rubber to studded felt as the...
  23. Thread: Found camera

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    Some of the newer digital cameras also capture...

    Some of the newer digital cameras also capture where a picture was taken (lat. & long.). Software is available on-line to retrieve this data. Perhaps some pictures were taken at the owner's home.
  24. Thread: Golden day

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    You don't have to tell us what you caught it on,...

    You don't have to tell us what you caught it on, but I would like the GPS coordinates. If not that, could you at least tell us the state in which it was caught.
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    Real vanilla extract will keep the gnats away.

    Real vanilla extract will keep the gnats away.
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