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  1. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-and-army-propose-new-waters-united-states-definition Article in Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-administration-redefines-waters-of-the-u-s/
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    Terrafin Wet Wade boot

    What makes them a "wet wading" boot?
  3. So I bought all the clear Berkley Big Game spools to make my own knotted leaders. The 6-8 weight recommended recipe. 5 spools at almost $7 each. Walmart was the cheapest place and it took me going to several to get the right sizes. http://smallmouthflybox.blogspot.com/2012/07/leader-construction.html There is no way I will ever use all this line, and I generally don't use mono on my conventional rods and this is 10 lifetime supplies of leader material. If I can find spools and figure out a way to wind equal lengths on, say a couple a 100 yards or so to split the spools up, is there any interest in splitting these up with me? I am not looking to make a profit, I would just have to figure out what cost would be.
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    I can tie back to back to uni's in my sleep. That's a great knot.
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    typo-lot neater and wearier> should be "easier" wearier.
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    Thanks. I made a tool like this https://www.hookandbullet.com/gear/fly-fishing-leaders-tippets/frog-hair-blood-knot-tool/ It makes the whole thing a lot neater and wearier. But overall I think that 40-30lb connection and the next one is way too big. I am going to experiment with this stuff and a smaller knot. https://www.amazon.com/Loon-Outdoors-UV-Knot-Sense/dp/B01EONA0R6 It's like 30lb test- how freaking strong a knot do you really need!!??
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    I tied a few, before running into a problem with my left hand. I have been noodling around with a guitar which is what I think caused it. Actually had my hand "lock up" tying blood knots, specifically that muscle controls your pinky abductor digiti minimus. This goes back a couple months and it's still bugging me. My hand actually starts pulsing where you can see the muscle spasming like an alien is going to spring out.. That happens out of the blue. It pretty freaky. I don't find the blood knot tough, especially with a jig I made. I think it's hard to get the spacing right. I casted one I made and it laid out a bug just fine. The first knot is gigantic, I can guarantee it would be a nightmare in the Kank in floating weeds, but again anything is. I think I am going to try the Rob suggestion.
  8. I know. weird name. I stumbled on these looking up some of Japanese tackle. These look like pretty cool designed bags and they are not outrageously expensive. That one looks big, especially for wading but they have a bunch. http://www.lsd-designs.co.jp/l_original.html Looks like they are under 50 bucks with 16 bucks to ship. https://www.ichibantackle.com/products/c6-SECOND-HAND-REEL-TUNE-UP-PARTS/
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    Finesse-Fishing.com

    I have been looking up stuff about ultralight fishing and came across this site. Gear intended for the "JDM", japan domestic market. Really nice gear, priced accordingly. Should not shock fly fisherman pricewise. Pretty cool stuff though. https://www.finesse-fishing.com/
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    Finesse-Fishing.com

    Cool forum. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Better see some reports

    My report is that a snowstorm occurring on a Monday morning rush in Chicago is an unholy plague. :-(
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur4pz81T_J4
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    Duplicating a $469 Swimbait

    He added another video. Record sized long-eared sunfish. Man it's beautiful.
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    2,629 Acres Added

    That's cool!
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    Streaming

    I was alluding more to (my own presumption) that they have parents that are loaded $$$. Nothing wrong with it, they are doing something productive. Personally I am not interested on the ride to the airport, with weird music playing. WTF is that freaking weird stuff called, they must license it cause a lot of You tubers use it. You can make a good buck with the You tube stuff. This guy is raking in six figures giving guitar lessons. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/09/youtube-guitar-lessons-turned-into-6-figure-career-for-marty-schwartz.html But I think most of them don't make squat. They also have that Patreon thing where you subscribe and some of them just ask people to contribute a few bucks to "support the channel".
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    Streaming

    Where do young dudes like that get the cash to do this kind of thing. they probably aint working at Burger King. amazing though the quality with today's technology.
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    Duplicating a $469 Swimbait

    Probably enough hours to make $469 seem like a bargain. Not to mention the tools, the learning curve etc. That guy doesn't believe in PPE. No safety glasses, no dust mask.
  18. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/28/endangered-species-act-gop-wants-overhaul-savior-bald-eagle/1061476002/
  19. pretty good analogy.
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    Diawa BG 2500

    Cool thanks. Might go for a 2000. Always had luck with Daiwa. Do these bind up if they get dunked?
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    Thanks Mike. I like simple. I have 6wt that I use a lot. I don't throw gigantic flies. The largest being , say the bigger boogle bug and I also throw the smaller boogle bug with it too. What would you or anyone recommend for a leader?
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    What pound mono are guys using ?

    4lb line is stronger than most people give it credit for. I was messing with it up in Sylvania and didn't break any fish off. I can't remember if it was 4 or 6lb, but no more but my son landed this cat with it. Will's Big Cat! by Mark Kasick, on Flickr In the river, more often than not I have been using my baitcaster which has 20lb or 30lb Suffix braid on it. That line has been on there for at least 4 years.
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    What pound mono are guys using ?

    4-6lb, 8 at the most. I don't care for it on a baitcaster, but when I did I used 12-15. No I would not change it, based on clarity but I still am wondering if using a light fluorocarbon makes a difference at times- like in Sylvania or the lakefront. Don't know.
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    Clouser Leader Kit- Any Interest?

    There are tools that you can use to tie a blood knot.
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