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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Dorsal view of a Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Apr 1, 2009April 1st, 2009, 1:40 pm EDT
Hi, Fishing Friends. Along with my Lamson reels, Sierra sent me a 20% off for a friend or family member offer. If you want it, PM me your name and address. They will send you a catalog and a coupon for 20% off. The reels are way cool, and very light for a LA. I'm pretty sure I'm going to like them (I bought the second reel to have a spare spool. It was about as cheap as buying just the spool somewhere else, and it gives me a backup if I manage to damage the reel.). Which looks unlikely.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Buffalo, NY

Posts: 64
DOS on Apr 1, 2009April 1st, 2009, 2:19 pm EDT
Sierra Rocks, I have also received one of these deals in the mail recently. I have found great discounts on everything from North Face, to Simms, Lamson, Rio and others. Sometimes I find things on there cheaper then I could get them at cost while working at the fly shop!!

I think the trick to Sierra is that you have to cruise it frequently as they usually have small lots of a particular items and you have to be ready to pull the trigger to get the best discounts. My credit card bill has suffered greatly due to a bit of a gear fetish and youthful impulsiveness :)
Andrew Nisbet
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Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
JAD on Apr 2, 2009April 2nd, 2009, 6:26 am EDT
I Agree
I just bought fishing pants with zipper legs for under 12.00.
Real nice knit shirts with fly monogram for 4.50 I bought 10.
Whicking winter under wear for 10.00
High tech steel head jacket 180.00 for 30.00

Well you get the idea


They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
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Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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CaseyP on Apr 2, 2009April 2nd, 2009, 1:08 pm EDT
oh, yes, indeed Sierra rocks. been shopping there all their 20 years! i had to stop "dropping by" every day or so when the fishing gear closet got too full and the wallet (even at their prices) too empty.

The very best part is the no questions returns. Got some very good Powell rods from them, and ordered a different weight a year later. awful! back they went (original packaging.) some stuff is overstock. other is "seconds". the customer is never stuck.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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