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    Yesterday, 06:32 AM
    Idadon replied to a thread Shooting Line. in Spey
    I remember those days Bill. Still have a couple of those 30' heads with a chunk of mono on each end and Perfection loops. Amnesia was my favorite...
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    10-11-2017, 10:15 AM
    My Dad always said "If it's not broke don't fix it". I think that logic has been lost to F&G Departments all over the country.
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    10-08-2017, 10:07 AM
    Idadon replied to a thread Shooting Line. in Spey
    The Berkeley Big Game works very good actually. I'm resurrecting my 15' 10/11wt rod (mostly because of boredom) and looking for something to go...
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    10-07-2017, 10:29 AM
    My 2 cents; fish & chips made with Halibut can be wonderful. But having spent a good portion of my Navy career on the Eastern Seaboard I'd have to...
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    10-06-2017, 03:57 PM
    Idadon replied to a thread Shooting Line. in Spey
    I am encouraged. Thank you guys! Just ordered a spool of 50lb and one of 30lb. Any special knot for a loop?
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    10-06-2017, 06:21 AM
    Idadon started a thread Shooting Line. in Spey
    Looking for a shooting line for for a Skagit setup, on a fixed-income budget (something cheap). Found a line made by P-Line called Hydrofloat. ...
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    10-05-2017, 05:24 AM
    Idadon replied to a thread Catgut Caddis (Wet Look) in Fly Tying
    Pretty sure they don't actually use CATS as the source. More likely cattle gut or sheep gut. Might can still get it at a musical instrument store. ...
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    10-02-2017, 04:58 PM
    It's all about the PROFIT. Best thing the consumer can do is not buy their line. Eventually they go on sale and all is good. Kind of reminds me of...
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    10-02-2017, 02:17 PM
    Not sure why I ever stopped fishing wet/soft hackles. Gave a guy time to look around and enjoy a warm summer evening. Caught a few fish that way to...
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    10-02-2017, 12:01 PM
    Idadon replied to a thread Retro... AP Black in Fly Tying
    Really quick easy tie. Andre actually tied one for me at his shop in Pleasant Hill and gave it to me so I could copy it. Nice guy!!! I think I...
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    09-30-2017, 10:36 AM
    I read his "Anglers Coast" back in the early 80's. I have to give, at least to some extent, that book credit for revitalizing my interest in fly...
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    09-29-2017, 08:43 AM
    Orvis Superfine 1wt 7'6". Orvis makes a carbon Superfine now but haven't tried one. Just a heads-up, Cabelas has those CZN 9'6" 3 weights on sale...
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    09-23-2017, 08:05 AM
    Idadon replied to a thread Airflo Tactical Compact heads in Spey
    Thanks Jeff. I talked to Gary at Kiene's and he suggested the same line (great minds think alike) but they had an Airflo Tactical Compact 820 grain...
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    09-23-2017, 07:18 AM
    Some free stone rivers/streams take a beating in REALLY heavy flows. The rocks tumble and destroy bugs or they just simply get washed away. ...
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    09-21-2017, 08:48 PM
    Idadon replied to a thread Hare and CDC in Fly Tying
    Thanks! I like it!! I've been a fan Hares Ears for, well, probably 50 years or more. Used to have a big box full of mixed dubbing made with hare...
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    09-21-2017, 03:34 PM
    Would an Airflo Tactical Compact head be suitable for a 15' St Croix Imperial 10/11 weight? I found a Lamson Litespeed LS4 at a garage sale a couple...
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    09-21-2017, 02:57 PM
    Idadon replied to a thread Hare and CDC in Fly Tying
    Have you fished this pattern yet? Just wondering if it is fished unweighted and tied without the wire, if it might sit on the film or just under.
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