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robow7

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  1. I wasn't complaining as much as I was seeking a solution to the problem. I'm sorry I didn't realize this had been an ongoing issue and had been discussed before. Yes, I will continue to use the work around.
  2. It's funny, one of my laptops works fine but the other one doesn't play well with those page numbers and they're set up identically.
  3. Can someone please tell me why when I click on a page number, the new page won't come up ? Strange but when I'm on the thread page, I can select a page number from that page and bring it up but when I am on that actual thread, the multiple page numbers won't work. I've never had this before and am not experiencing this on any other website. I should also state that the "Next page" button is no longer functional along with the other carrots. Thanks
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    Mustad Heritage C61S Streamer Fly Hook
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    Hooks

    Though I'm not partial to a specific brand, if you go through my collection of hooks, you'll find mostly Mustad, Daiichi, and Gamy in that order. Btw, I just discovered Mustads new Heritage series with their new Titan finish and alpha point, and they have a hook that matches up exactly with the same size and shape as my commonly used Gamy B10s but of course for less money. Seems like a really nice sharp hook but won't get a chance to set it into a smallie's jaw until spring.
  6. I saw him just a few years ago over at the Indianapolis Fly Fishing Show. He was tying his Red Fox Squirrel Nymph and frankly I was surprised at how few people were there to watch his seminar. A lot of younger kids got up and walked out and I wondered if they knew how much this man had contributed to the sport over his lifetime. Anyway, it was nice to chat with him and his wife over at their booth where he was displaying his artwork .
  7. There used to be some great Fly Fishing shows in the Chicago land area, but that was many many years ago. They kept raising the booth price to the vendors, the local union restrictions were overblown, and the hotel rates went astronomical, hence many of the vendors couldn't sell enough product to break even. It was wonderful when all the major vendors showed up because you could actually put your hands on that new rod, reel, or fly tying vise (how I came to buy my Regal vise 25 years ago) . Also it was so nice to actually meet those fellows who gave seminars, whom you had read their published books and articles for so very long, ahhh the good old days, ha.
  8. Having built rods for well over 20 years, you might guess that I would own more than a few and you would be correct. That being said, currently I'm enjoying a certain 8ft 5wt fairly fast glass rod for much of my warm water fishing. But when heading out after larger smallies, my go to is a high modulus very fast, lightweight graphite, 9ft either in a 5 or 6 weight depending on conditions, built on an MHX blank.
  9. Now I don't know that this would work for the Captain as I have never landed a fish larger than 30 lbs using this loop but it has never broken on me. Eventually the fly line beneath may split or hinge but if the line is still in good shape, just cut and tie again.
  10. Alright then, after a near unanimous vote of no confidence in the loop above holding up in the long term, I have cut it off and created a loop using my old tried and true method of wrapping the loop with Kevlar tying thread, whip finishing and coating lightly with a thin layer of super glue. The reason I don’t use a perfection loop or something similar is that this small loop passes through the guides and tip top much more easily than any knot.
  11. I like a small loop at the end of my fly line in which I attach my leaders and in the past I created mine by forming a loop and wrapping with kevlar thread and overlaying a tiny thin coat of super glue. I've done this for countless years and they have never failed me but...... I wondered if I could simplify my loop by using only a small amount of UV glue to keep the tag ends together. I tied on a 40 lb piece of mono and pulled my hardest and could not pull the loop out but I'm wondering about durability, what do you think, will this hold up to actual fishing.
  12. Supposedly free shipping on all US orders. I have no affiliation with this shop and have never even ordered from them before but just saw this recently. Please let me know what kind of service you may have received if you have ordered from them in the past. Thanks. https://olefloridaflyshop.com/
  13. What seems like ages ago, when there were really nice fly fishing shows in the Chicago Land area, I once saw a pair of older women tying these beautiful streamers and salmon flies without using either a vise or a bobbin holder, simply a pair of lock jaw pliers to hold the hook and the bobbin of thread in their other hand. It was amazing to watch them work.
  14. I'm guessing feathers5 was just teasing. My whole career meant dealing with people all day long, but one on one, and I really like that. I'm not crazy about being in and around crowds, especially when fishing. I see those opening day photos from some trout stream where guys are shoulder to shoulder and know that's not for me. I'd rather be by myself on a stream and get skunked vs dealing with the crowds. As I've grown older, I'm definitely more crowd adverse than when in my youth.
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