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ebud last won the day on October 15 2017

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About ebud

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    Atlantic Salmon

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    Haverhill, Ma
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    Fly Fishing ME ponds & rivers. Camping.
    Brookies Rule.

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  1. ebud

    two very good choices ..which one

    Ron PM me with your phone # and let me know best time to call you. Ray
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    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INPUT! Rio has recently came out with a BUTT line in large spools. Three different sizes are available. One size covers 4-5-6 weights. RAY
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    Butt, Butt’s and Butt’s For clarity I fish 4 wt, 5wt 6 wt, rods for fresh water fishing in New England. I need a butt material for the range of lines I fish? Also, brands of material have different characteristics like supple, semi stiff and stiff. Im just trying to narrow down a butt selection to a good brand, type and thickness # suitable for the gear I use. I know what I want the butt to do, I just need to know what to buy! When I usually buy a new fly line I have the shop put a butt on it, I never ask what butt material brand and size was used. After several seasons of use I find my fly line can use a new butt. I do appreciate any and all replies!
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    What Brand of Butt material and # do you like for fresh water use.
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    Black Flies

    Thanks guys. Be heading north next Sunday for five days. Abut 30 miles north of the Big E Hopefully the B Flies have lessened somewhat!
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    Black Flies

    How bad are the black flies north of Greenville and McKay station?
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    Wader pool.

    June 3 2019.
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    Crawling along the bottom

    The method of fishing the bottom works well on many northern Maine ponds that hold Brookies.. A fill sink line with a Maple Syrup dragged along the bottom from slow to varing speeds can be rewarding.
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    Sink tip

    When I fish ponds I like a full fast sink line. 10' or 15' sink tips create a hinge effect in the line which I think diminishes the feel of a strike. Sink tips have their place but for me not in ponds.
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    Back up rod?

    One day trip two rods. Multiple day trips three rods.
  11. ebud

    Getting Old Sucks...

    I have been using a Falstaff for a dozen + years. It has saved my butt more than once, (I’m 80 years) I really lean on it often for support. Five or so years ago I sent it back to to Falstaff to replace a few bowed sections. Between repair and shipping fees about $75 I got some extended use out of it. At this time I hope I can get a few (hopefully) more seasons out of it. If I were buying again it would be Folstaft or Simms. What dryflie said is right on. Don’t go cheap on a staff!
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    Nate Did you try it?
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    GRGS thanks!
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    Is the ice out on Sebago Lake?
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    Using a plastic bag or container freeze feathers for a few days, then remove from freezer for a day.. Repeat for two more cycles.