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    Very long video, but I watched it twice and will...

    Very long video, but I watched it twice and will probably watch it again too, worth every millisecond of time. Thats what it is all about. Thanks for sharing
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    The River Just Knows

    I thought many of you would appreciate this. A friend of mine here in Nashville, fellow bamboo enthusiast, and 2006 CMA Songwriter of the Year award winner, Sam Tate, came by to visit yesterday and...
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    Love those pine cabinets, did you build them? ...

    Love those pine cabinets, did you build them? Those are fantastic! I am compelled to copy them if you dont mind!!

    Leo
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    One of the cool things about being retired from...

    One of the cool things about being retired from "a real job" is that I work part time in a fly shop that I have enjoyed over the years, and we have the opportunity to tie flys all day long, and get...
  5. Thread: Planing Forms

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    good looking work for sure, gotta love making the...

    good looking work for sure, gotta love making the tools as much as making the rods....
    good to see the dykem on there nice layout work, crucial to getting alignment and precision placement...very...
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    Not everyone that sells reel seats offer very...

    Not everyone that sells reel seats offer very many choices in reel seat I.D. Some, like REC, do however and you can custom order a reel seat to the ID that is appropriate for your needs. Reaming to...
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    RDL, that finish work is stunning. you do...

    RDL, that finish work is stunning. you do beautiful work, and love the JC inlays too!!

    I may have to give threadmaster a shot
  8. Thread: Nor-Vise

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    A lot of folks will tell you that Marc Petitjean...

    A lot of folks will tell you that Marc Petitjean is not only a tying master but is one of the nicest folks you could ever meet. I love his vise too, wish I could afford one of them
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    Its great Mike. But it is really lousy in some...

    Its great Mike. But it is really lousy in some ways. All day, every day, I am either working on a bamboo, tying flies or hanging at the fly shop and getting to talk to folks of all levels of fly...
  10. Thread: Nor-Vise

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    From a new "end user" point of view, I recently...

    From a new "end user" point of view, I recently picked up the Nor-Vise and I am slowly learning that this is definitely a tool that can do more than my Renzetti, My Mongoose, or and of the other...
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    I am aligned with all of you on his work, and I...

    I am aligned with all of you on his work, and I always stand in amazement of his range in work...take a look at his "fishing" fly box..now talk about jealous..

    and the Nor vise is his, his father...
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    Young Enthusiast

    Some time ago, I offered some pictures of flies tied by a young enthusiast here in Nashville. His name is Ken Yamazaki, he is 11 years old, self taught (mostly) and is quite talented as you can see...
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    I , too have to side with Satchel and many others...

    I , too have to side with Satchel and many others on the spine theory. I won't argue which is right or wrong because quite frankly, I understand both theories. I spoke with Sage, Winston, and...
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    Amen to that Bill, plus....years ago I found out...

    Amen to that Bill, plus....years ago I found out that if you over heat a male ferrule, or one with a watercheck in it that won't budge...not only will the ferrule take off like a bullet, but the...
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    I am sure that somewhere, someone would have an...

    I am sure that somewhere, someone would have an issue with it because it wasn't "factory". But as far as I am concerned, I do it for convenience for myself. I surely don't use them on bamboo but...
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    Phil is right on, cut the old wraps on the top of...

    Phil is right on, cut the old wraps on the top of the guide feet and you can remove the guide, then painstakingly you can remove the rest of the wrap using just a thumbnail. It does help a little to...
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    IMHO it is easier than epoxy and Tampa Jim is...

    IMHO it is easier than epoxy and Tampa Jim is right, it isn't quite as picky as epoxy.
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    Sharpie makes a silver metallic paint pen in 3 or...

    Sharpie makes a silver metallic paint pen in 3 or 4 different sizes. I use a Sharpie poster-paint metallic silver extra fine point to do exactly what you are talking about. put the rod together,...
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    Always and interesting topic to discuss. I like...

    Always and interesting topic to discuss. I like to find a rod that meets the needs of the person that is going to use it. It isn't necessarily always an expensive rod that will get the job done. ...
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    Those are works of art, should have all the fish...

    Those are works of art, should have all the fish gazing at them for sure!!
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    i have a nice large collection of various types...

    i have a nice large collection of various types of knives and I love my Lansky, but here is another one that I use for most of my day to day "carrying" knives. Being a gadget freak, this one really...
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    The REC's that i have installed comes with a butt...

    The REC's that i have installed comes with a butt cap that you can use if you don't want to use the fighting butt. They screw into place for easy removal.
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    hey Andy, I certainly would not dispute the...

    hey Andy, I certainly would not dispute the thinning of the permagloss with acetone that you are doing but here is what I was told by their team of experts at the manufacturer.... I do love using...
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    The answer to your question is yes you can add...

    The answer to your question is yes you can add another coat or two. Lighlty sand it first so it has something to really adhere to.

    On another note, permagloss will give a super finish but you...
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    Mr. Blur, sorry to hear of a bad experience with...

    Mr. Blur, sorry to hear of a bad experience with Russ and Erica, I have used them for years and have had nothing but great success with them. I am sure that if you talked to Russ you could get...
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