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Re: Fly Boxes
The condiment style plastic dish with a lid like Yuri said (fly shops use them for keeping the flies together when making ap purchase) is the lightest. For backpacking I prefer the "dump them...

In Fishing » Fly Boxes
January 27, 3:44pm

UL casting strats
WEIGHT I %100 agree with Greg that you CAN easily cast beadheads with a tenkara rod. FWIW, I don't find dry dropper setups (much easier to cast than weighted streamers) to be either difficul...

In Fishing » Distance fly casting
January 27, 1:30pm

Re: boiling
Don't knock boiling! I was having way too much fun one time and decided to take several extra days fishing along my route in the Sierra. Because I had counted out my aqua mira to the exact dro...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » AquaMira drops
December 31, 12:04pm

Re: Re: Ticks at Wildcat, Point Reyes?
Yeah, ticks have a strong seasonal variation here on the central coast (and I assume elsewhere). The peak numbers also seem to vary wildly from year to year - like acorn numbers in the fall. I hav...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ticks at Wilcat, Point Reyes?
December 31, 11:39am

Re: condensation in neoair
"Or, dont worry about it, and have it replaced under warranty if it degrades. This is my personal approach." I'm with you there! Personally I feel like when I am crapping in the mo...

In GEAR » Best way to inflate neoair xlite
December 31, 11:23am

Re: Best way to inflate neoair xlite
Humm ... when you cut and reseal the xlite to custom size it as lot of us have done (easy) I wonder if leaving a little bag of silicon-dioxite desiccant in the back chamber (where it gets opened) m...

In GEAR » Best way to inflate neoair xlite
December 31, 2:26am

bungee cord
I have some items with bungee cord elastic in them that are 20 years old, and they still seem fine. But I have some other (certain collapsible tent poles come to mind, for example) where the bung...

In GEAR » Deformed elastic on underclothing
December 06, 10:47am

Re: Math
If you make the little guy carry the same stuff (i.e. that does not scale in weight as L^3) such as when you make him carry the the M-60, or anything standardized that is a significant fraction of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 3:32pm

scaling
Yes, strength of bone goes as the cross section L^2 (L is linear size) where as weight goes as L^3. This is why elephants need relatively fat legs and birds are fine with thin. Muscle strengt...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 3:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Me too
I have been tying some ruberlegs nymphs this week for Steelhead fishing and have been annoyed that the rubber legs material (similar to some elastic) is somewhat curly. I'll have to try ironi...

In GEAR » Deformed elastic on underclothing
December 05, 2:48pm

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