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    I'm reviving a thread that is a little dated, but...

    I'm reviving a thread that is a little dated, but having just ordered a reel from Danielsson I wanted to clarify a few comments about the price of ordering direct from them. Until you create a...
  2. Thread: whiting 100's

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    Re: whiting 100's

    I haven't tried any other Whiting products, but I am now sold on the quality of the 100's. I have some Metz and some no-name hackle, and the 100's are VASTLY superior for the stiffness and number or...
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    Re: Ethanol (E85) in my truck, at $2 a gallon!

    And you know this how?

    Tyler
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    Re: Birch Bark

    I see. Thanks for explaining.

    Tyler
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    Bummer! Sorry to hear that. I have actually...

    Bummer! Sorry to hear that.

    I have actually already reamed it and epoxied it on. Thankfully it remained intact for that process! I was afraid of breaking it, so I was very careful.

    Could...
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    AgMD, What made you decide the birch bark was...

    AgMD,

    What made you decide the birch bark was too firm for the 9 wt? I'm relatively new at this, and I don't know that I understand the consequence of a overly firm handle, especially for a 9 wt....
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    Birch Bark Handle...quite a project!

    In response to some handle material discussion in another thread, I thought I'd show off my handiwork. :)

    Here's my first birch bark handle:
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    I ordered my bark from a canoe builder. (The...

    I ordered my bark from a canoe builder. (The typical use of this bark is for the skin of canoes.) So I don't know how to harvest it. It looked like someone just cut all the way around a tree on...
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    I don't think its necessary to seal it anymore...

    I don't think its necessary to seal it anymore than it is to seal cork. I did coat mine with a few coats of Tru Oil, but I did it for aesthetics rather than the thought that I needed to seal it.
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    I just built my first birch bark grip, and I...

    I just built my first birch bark grip, and I suspect that it will match cork for most of its qualities and probably surpass it in many areas. I also find it much more attractive that a standard cork...
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    I am a new to tying, and have found this pattern...

    I am a new to tying, and have found this pattern pretty easy and quite effective. I have caught several bass with it. It was my go-to fly my last outing. I out-fished my buddies the first day, so...
  12. I treat my stuff differently. Not that I...

    I treat my stuff differently.

    Not that I have anything near approaching 4 figures in cost, but I do have rods that I value more highly. I think this is the key component in this discussion. ...
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    I just built a similar wrapper myself this week. ...

    I just built a similar wrapper myself this week. For thread tension I went to the hardware store and bought some fender washers, a piece of 1/4" all thread, wing nuts, nylon spacers 1/4" in diameter...
  14. Thanks yet again guys. Again, I didn't provide...

    Thanks yet again guys. Again, I didn't provide all the information I should. :) The waders will be more used in rivers. I have always waded in shorts, but borrowed waders last time out and loved...
  15. Thanks for the opinions so far guys. I'll take a...

    Thanks for the opinions so far guys. I'll take a harder look at the Orvis stuff. One variable I neglected to mention is that $100 of my money is in the form of a Cabela's gift card, and Cabela's,...
  16. Help me spend my Christmas money...reel and waders needed

    I have $300 to spend on fly gear and I need some breathable waders and a reel for an 7/8 wt. The reel will be on a new Dan Craft FT907-4 I'm building and will be for chasing red fish on the Texas...
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    Panman, What a great gesture. Thank a bunch!...

    Panman,

    What a great gesture. Thank a bunch!

    Tyler

    P.S. I intend to pay-it-forward once my own tying comes along.
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    I got my flies and they all look great! Thanks...

    I got my flies and they all look great! Thanks for putting this together John!

    BTW,I got one of my flies back, which I didn't anticipate. Was that a mistake or did I misunderstand?

    Tyler
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    Sorry for the delay on getting my flies in. I...

    Sorry for the delay on getting my flies in. I know I'm not late yet, but I had high hopes for getting mine in earlier than I pulled off.

    My fles are packaged and sitting next to me on the...
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    I'd like to play, if you'll take a newbie. I've...

    I'd like to play, if you'll take a newbie. I've not ever done a swap before, and I've been watching this area for a while hoping to jump in. I'd like to do a Caterpillar.

    Tyler
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    Thanks for the help guys. I got it. There is...

    Thanks for the help guys. I got it.

    There is a "unidirectional" bushing inside this rascal that has to be flipped over. It requires much more disassembly of the reel than the other two reels I...
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    Cabela's CSR reel question

    I just bought a used Cabela's CSR reel, and it is set up for right-handed retrieve. I have been fiddling with this thing for 30 minutes now and cannot figure out how to reverse it. It looks like I...
  23. Thread: Squirrel Harvest

    by tyler
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    Mark and I are from the same town, and, well,...

    Mark and I are from the same town, and, well, there is not much to do here. Squirrels are a new import to the area, and they have begun to thrive, REALLY thrive. My guess is Mark is just, er,...
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    Wow...thanks again gang. Good stuff. OK, so...

    Wow...thanks again gang. Good stuff.

    OK, so I'm eyeing the Dr. Slick kits now. They do look nice. Is one bobbin enough to start with, or should I add a second? What about scissors?

    I am in...
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    Well, true, it IS fun to make hobby shopping...

    Well, true, it IS fun to make hobby shopping lists.

    I am just so ignorant about this I am a little indimidated. One fun aspect of fly tying does look to be the never ending quest for...
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