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  1. You might want to think about the 5 Piece...

    You might want to think about the 5 Piece Stowaway 5 from Cabela's! I just finished building the 7'6" #4 weight! I love mine!!! It is more of a med/fast action, and is not as fast as the Forecast...
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    Well the short answer to your question about deer...

    Well the short answer to your question about deer hair is YES. Deer Hair can be made inot many type and styles of flies that will work very well for the warm water fisherman.

    As has been said...
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    Sizing and Spacing

    Hello again all!

    I have a few questions I need some advise with. First let me give you my info, then ask the questions.

    Blank: Cabelas Stowaway 5 7'6" #4 wgt 5 piece

    Guides: Pac bay SF Har...
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    Hard as Nails

    Anyone using Hard as Nails, or Perma Gloss from U-40 for thread wraps on your guides???

    I am wanting an easy way to apply something to my wraps that won't build up to thick a finish, and I would...
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    Rick, I had an old friend give me some advise...

    Rick,

    I had an old friend give me some advise on lining up rod guides.

    First, mark the spline as you normally would. BUT use some masking, or other form of visible tape, mark the spline next to...
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    Ed, I just got back from San Marcos, Texas. I...

    Ed,

    I just got back from San Marcos, Texas. I was down there for the first 2 weeks of the year!

    If you do get some time, do yourself a favor and do some fishing!!! The San Marcos, Blanco,...
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    lunker, I was faced with a similiar situation...

    lunker,

    I was faced with a similiar situation recently. What I did was to CAREFULLY cut off most of the epoxy with a single edged razor blade. I slid it down the blank holding the blade so that...
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    Blank Choices - ARGH!!!

    Hello again all!!! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!

    Well, I am going to be getting a late christmas gift from the wife! She is going to buy me a new rod to build!!! I...
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    Mr. Jim Hatch, THANK YOU FOR THAT INFO!!! I am...

    Mr. Jim Hatch, THANK YOU FOR THAT INFO!!! I am going to be ordering a few things from flytyingfurs VERY soon!

    Old Geezer, I am with you in betting on the squirrel as well. But it is still fun to...
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    Thank you all for the advise so far!!! Well,...

    Thank you all for the advise so far!!!

    Well, Crotalus and Mr. Castwell has brought up good and valuable points. I have been bow hunting for more years than I care to count, and I know the value of...
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    Okay, now what?

    Hello again all,and I hope that everyone is having a good holiday season so far!

    Well, I have a good one for all of you out there. I am going to be going on a 3 day bow hunting trip with a few...
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    Rod Turner idea

    Well hello again all, and let me first say Happy Holidays to all!!!!

    Well, last night I finally had the light bulb go on between the ears! After being a little less than pleased with the rod...
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    Gem, This time of year most of the warm water...

    Gem,

    This time of year most of the warm water fishing is going to be a little on the slow side. For the most part, gills and bass are going to very selective of what they take in cold water....
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    Just up the I-65 from Bowling Green are quite a...

    Just up the I-65 from Bowling Green are quite a few places! Near Ft. Knox is Otter Creek. Kentucky stocks the creek with trout during winter. During the warmer months, you can catch both large and...
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    Farmer Bob, thanks for the input!! I am planning...

    Farmer Bob, thanks for the input!! I am planning on using the Charcoal IM6 blank with Garnet thread as I have done on my 2 piece rod. I don't use CP, and the wraps turned out to be a dark blood red...
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    Guide Spacing

    Well hello again all. I hope that everyone is doing well.

    So I have a delimma. I built a H&H IM6 9' 4 weight just recently. I am currently in love with the rod. BUT, my 12 year old has now laid...
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    Featherchucker, I built a H&H 9' #4 2 piece...

    Featherchucker,

    I built a H&H 9' #4 2 piece about two months ago. The line I chose is the Scientific Anglers Head Start line. I found a spool of it a Bass Pro Shops. I have been told that the...
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    I think there is another stage that has been left...

    I think there is another stage that has been left out.

    The stage were you have lost your mind and just try anything at all ... that is where I seem to be lately!

    Reg

    [This message has been...
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    Otter, Sounds like we cut our teeth on the...

    Otter,

    Sounds like we cut our teeth on the same area!!! I grew up in the southern portion of the great state of Louisiana!

    Anyway, my personall best is one I know I'll never be able to beat. ...
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    After my latest "torture" treatment. I am just...

    After my latest "torture" treatment. I am just about willing to try ANYTHING!!!! Although, just to finish my current rod, I am going to try the epoxy again.

    Wish me luck!!!
    Reg
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    Almost done!

    Hello again all. I have had an exciting week or so! I received my H&H 9' #4, 2 piece kit exactly 10 days ago, and to my amasement, it's almost done! All that is left is to install and wrap my hook...
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    Thank you all for the help! Now I just...

    Thank you all for the help!

    Now I just received my kit yesterday, and so far have marked the spline, and rechecked it about 30 times. Getting ready to build the reel seat. But I do have another...
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    Ferrule Help

    Hello again all. I have a little question for all of you builders out there. The ferrule, I know should be wrapped minimum of double the diameter. I am planning on wrapping at least 3/4" an might...
  24. Well all, this storm has hit a little too close...

    Well all, this storm has hit a little too close to home in more ways than one. You see I grew up in Houma, La. It is approximately 40 miles to the SW of New Orleans. Most of my family live in that...
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    Rod Turner Help

    Hello again all!

    Well, I am waiting for my H&H 9'#4 kit to come in, and I have come up with a question. I am worried about trying to turn the blank by hand while putting epoxy on the wraps, and...
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