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  1. Thread: Beginner Rod

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    I will vouch for the Reddington Classic Trout....

    I will vouch for the Reddington Classic Trout. It's a good rod and handles well. I am back with fly fishing after a 45 year hiatus and this is the rod I have relearned with and can easily cast 40...
  2. Thread: Sun Gloves?

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    Go to any place that has golf equipment and get a...

    Go to any place that has golf equipment and get a right and left glove, cabareta leather preferably. Sun protection without losing feel in the fingers. Can be found rather inexpensive at Wally World...
  3. A trout is a trout, is a trout, is a trout. Keep...

    A trout is a trout, is a trout, is a trout. Keep repeating until the naturals fight harder than the stocked.

    A trout is a trout, is a trout, is a trout. A trout is a trout, is a trout, is a...
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    Welcome Tbird, and some of us prefer coffee and...

    Welcome Tbird, and some of us prefer coffee and donuts.
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    Well now, I don't know about the rest, but the...

    Well now, I don't know about the rest, but the cheapo's that have distortion also give me a headache. In fact, any eye protection that has the least amount of distortion would give me a headache...
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    Thanks Steve, Did a little more research and...

    Thanks Steve, Did a little more research and found that this was a very common and mass produced rod up to 1953.
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    Vintage Montague Sunbeam 3 piece

    Hi All,

    There is a vintage bamboo Montague Sunbeam 3 pc. at auction and I am wondering if it would be worth bidding on. I only have photos and see 1 tip, should be 2 I believe, and it appears the...
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    That looks like mine, except mine sits on a...

    That looks like mine, except mine sits on a kitchen, card or other table with 6 or 7 plastic containers of materials sitting around so I have everything handy, except for what I need. And that is at...
  9. Thread: Wrap coating

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    Thanks Brad, great info. When I said...

    Thanks Brad, great info.

    When I said "standard procedure", that is what I have read in a couple of books and online sources, so, being a noob at rod building, I was under the impression that...
  10. Thread: Wrap coating

    by holensum
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    Wrap coating

    I am yet to build my first rod, but am wondering about coating the wraps on the eyes and tiptop.

    I know standard procedure is to dip, wrap then coat the wraps. But has anyone tried putting the...
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    A little bit at a time and I'll get there.

    A little bit at a time and I'll get there.
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    Well, I have managed to spend the better part of...

    Well, I have managed to spend the better part of 3 months with only getting the sole on my plane flat and the blade sharp. I did find a local source for the cane and setting up my rough plane form....
  13. Thread: What to take?

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    ditto, except for the flashlight, shot and...

    ditto, except for the flashlight, shot and thermometer. I fish during the daylight hours, have lead or beads on the flies and and know the water is cold ;). Oh and 2 boxes of flies, wets (nymphs,...
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    Thanks Guys. Now I know not to fix dinner for the...

    Thanks Guys. Now I know not to fix dinner for the wing. ;)
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    This month's dumb question

    All right guys and gals, here is the dumb question of the month from Gordon.

    What is a "Trude"? :confused:

    Seen references to trudes in several different places, most recent being today's SBS...
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    Great looking rod Brian.

    Great looking rod Brian.
  17. Thread: The Mayflyer

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    Nice vise. The jaws look bronze to me.

    Nice vise. The jaws look bronze to me.
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    I have two reels set up, one with the loop and...

    I have two reels set up, one with the loop and one without. I use the one with the loop a lot and haven't had any problems with the loot loosening. The braided sleeve acts like and old chinese finger...
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    Thanks Brad, This is a site that I hadn't found.

    Thanks Brad, This is a site that I hadn't found.
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    Now you don't know me and I am not one of the old...

    Now you don't know me and I am not one of the old timers, but, personally, I have taken up fly fishing, fly tying and am now working on putting together what I need to build a rod, bamboo, from...
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    Hi Byron, Nice looking tie. How about doing...

    Hi Byron,

    Nice looking tie. How about doing and SBS for the FOTW?
  22. Thread: Todays flies

    by holensum
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    Re: Beginners Fly Swap

    Hi tjulian,

    I'm with Bob9 and was in the Beginners Fly Swap last year. Great way to learn to tie several different kinds of flies, and get flies from the other participants. Here is a link to...
  23. Thread: Intro

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    Welcome tjulian from Washington state. This is a...

    Welcome tjulian from Washington state. This is a great site with great people to help you along your way. I am just a fly fisher, what ever hit the fly is what I am fishing for. ;) Though around...
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    Well, the new year will be seeing me build a new...

    Well, the new year will be seeing me build a new bamboo rod from scratch. Over the past month I have accumulated the tools to make the forms and will start building the binding winder and the planing...
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    Well, I did the test a couple of times and...

    Well, I did the test a couple of times and definitely represent the area I was raised in, OKC, Tulsa, Springfield, MO, North Texas and Northwest Arkansas.
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