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spm

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  1. Congratulations, Steve.

    Good picture. Nice cloud formation with the sun coming through, and your friend smack in the middle of the sun reflection on the water.

    You would never know that it had been a cold and rainy day.

     

    steve


  2. I don't net the fish. I use a Ketchum Release tool and release the fish without handling it. There are several DIY versions of a disorger tool, so you don't have to buy one. Sometimes I don't even take a net with me on the water.

     

    steve

     

     


  3. A beautiful rod, Steve. I like the color, too, despite MIke's comment about looking like a coral snake ...let's see, red and black, friend of Jack; red and yellow, kill a fellow. I lived in SoFla for 6 years. Don't like Mr. No-shoulders.

     

    steve


  4. Since you are not a beginning tyer, I would not recommend a kit. I started tying with a kit and do recommend it for beginners who don't know what they want to tie. I didn't; I just wanted to start tying and it worked out for me. Yes, a lot of the materials, and even the tools aren't top notch, but I'm still using some of them 30 years later. The point is, it got me started. But back to your question, since you already know what you're doing, don't buy a kit. As stated above, go a-la-cart and get what you want.

     

    I'm sorry you lost everything. Good luck.

    steve


  5. Got the rod last night. It's even more gorgeous in person. Looks REALLY good in the sun. I am bidding on the proper size line for it, so I didn't use it yet. I'll post some pictures of it, shining in the sun.

     

    PS ... Got the line for $7.57.

    Wow, that's a great price for a fly line. At the big auction house?

     

    steve

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