Offer up a tip-

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  1. tahuyamg

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    I thought it would be fun and informative to start a thread w/ helpful tips. They can be whatever related to fly fishing.
    OK so here's mine- I put a light coat of Paraffin wax on all the ferell (sp?) tips of my rods. The Paraffin wax keeps the connection together well and it adds a bit of protection against scratches and what not. Using Paraffin wax as a lubricant and protection keeps sand and stuff from sticking to the ferell.
     
  2. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    Asparagus (thick rubber) bands make great line on spool holders.
     
  3. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Don't run with scissors! Even those little fly tying ones.. :clown:

    Quit your job to fish more... seriously, it works!

    Get your boots wet, if they're too tight to put on in the morning!
     
  4. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    always be willing to try new things. examine basic assumptions then test them. Tie the crazy fly, fish the water no one else is trying. bring a backup rod-life is unpredictable.
     
  5. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    A no brainer- always wear glasses and a hat. NOT a visor(still can hook your self)! Hooked a sleeve the other day.
     
  6. Jim Speaker

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    Do your heels wear little holes thru the neoprene in your wader booties?

    Put a pair of wool socks over the wader booties to protect the neoprene from chafing against the boots.

    (I think my heels must protrude slightly more than the norm... I can tear thru the neoprene with a 3 mile hike in my wading boots)
     
  7. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Wow that must make for a wet rest of the day.
     
  8. Ryan Francis

    Ryan Francis HUMILITY IS NOT THINKING LESS OF ME, BUT THINKING

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    Don't eat yellow snow
     
  9. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Best tip yet!

    Don't pee into the wind! :clown:
     
  10. Jim Speaker

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    Yep. It really dampened my spirit.
     
  11. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    choke down on the cork
     
  12. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Had a buddy throw on some rubber hip waders and they were leaking, after a couple of hours of water filled hip waders they had rubbed his legs raw.
     
  13. HauntedByWaters

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    Stop paying too much for tiny little spools of tippet when salmon and steelhead fishing.

    Just get a big spool of Maxima Ultragreen for your salmon and steelhead needs.
     
  14. Jeff

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    Pinch your hook barbs before you go out fishing so you don't have to on the river. Or better yet, tie your flies on barbless hooks so you never have to think about it.

    I'll admit that I don't consistently follow my own advice. :)

    -Jeff
     
  15. Calvin1

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    I use a tip similar to what Jason B proposed above. It was originally suggested by Ryan Davey on a thread a long time ago. I use 10lb Maxima when nymph fishing rather than a tapered leader. I just tie my 4x tippit to the end of it and, voila, ready to go. Saves a lot of cash based on $3+ for a tapered leader, and I feel that the heaver butt section/leader turns the rig over well and gets it to sink faster.