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    Some old guy that had a hotel. He developed...

    Some old guy that had a hotel.

    He developed the theory of modern casting techniques (high line speed). Also developed the Ritz grip design among other things.

    I have a hardback copy. It is...
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    Bell Buckle TN, wow, I haven't been there in 40...

    Bell Buckle TN, wow, I haven't been there in 40 years. Is the Webb School still open?

    Anyway, one of the best resources for a beginner is the late Al Campbell's 12 part series on building a...
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    I fish saltwater flats from a kayak. While...

    I fish saltwater flats from a kayak. While chasing redfish, it had a 9 foot shark swim buy in the opposite direction about four feet away. I turned to follow it and another 6 footer crossed right...
  4. Thread: Fishing Cuba

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    A change is coming.

    I think we will see a big change in our relationship with Cuba in the next few years. Some Florida politicians have come out favoring dropping restrictions and there is a lot less oposition from the...
  5. Thread: Fishing Cuba

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    Tampa now has direct flights to Cuba. I would...

    Tampa now has direct flights to Cuba. I would certainly think bonefish and permit would be "purposeful".
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    Anyone ever heard of Gary Ransbottom? He is an...

    Anyone ever heard of Gary Ransbottom? He is an Orvis guide in the area around Glady Fork. Is he still guiding?
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    Nice to hear from you Dude. Sounds like you have...

    Nice to hear from you Dude. Sounds like you have had to wade through some major Sh*t.
  8. Thread: ruberized cork

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    I only use ruberized cork as a butt piece on...

    I only use ruberized cork as a butt piece on spinning rods. When I build fly rods I usually use a mix of cork and burl, placing the harder burl rings where the most wear occurs (where the thumb and...
  9. Thread: wading shoes

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    I use Keen H2 sandals if it is hot and there...

    I use Keen H2 sandals if it is hot and there aren't a lot of big rocks. Otherwise I wear a pair of Orvis Riverguard ultralights.
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    I don't think it would be a great idea to try to...

    I don't think it would be a great idea to try to haul a rigged rod on a bike. Too many things could go wrong and you could end up with a broken rod. Best option is to carry the rod in a tube...
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    Rod manufacturers design the rods to perform best...

    Rod manufacturers design the rods to perform best for the use the rod is likely to be put, even within the same series. The way the typical person would use a 3 wt is different from how they will...
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    Yes. I have never used 1/0 guides on any of my...

    Yes. I have never used 1/0 guides on any of my builds. With that small a guide, I would be concerned with the fly line to leader knot passing through.
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    Parachute Adams, Flying Ant, Elk Hair Caddis...

    Parachute Adams, Flying Ant, Elk Hair Caddis
    Copper John, Bead Head Soft Hackle, Hairs Ear Nymph.
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    Could you elaborate. I know Tiger Eyes were...

    Could you elaborate. I know Tiger Eyes were imported and I loved the rods. Are these blanks available on the market and are they a good substitute for Tiger Eyes? I am down to my last 7'6" 3/4...
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    I've fished Smith Creek and the Soque. Smith...

    I've fished Smith Creek and the Soque. Smith Creek does get hammered pretty hard, but there are a lot of fish in it due to stocking. It is worth fishing if you like small streams. I fished private...
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    My suggestion is similar to others. I think you...

    My suggestion is similar to others. I think you are probably limited to the eastern US. My suggestion would be to go the Smokey Mountains to start, run up the Blue Ridge Parkway, and go through...
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    I have used hot glue (the same stick that comes...

    I have used hot glue (the same stick that comes with a hot glue gun) for a number of rods. I now use a hot glue stick that is made specifically for tip tops that seems to melt at a higher temp and...
  18. Thread: What Reel?

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    I pair some of the Angler's Roost reels with the...

    I pair some of the Angler's Roost reels with the lower line weight rods I build. He has a variety of good quality machined aluminum reels in the $50 to $80 range. They are amazing quaility for the...
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    I have built several rods on the 7'6" 3/4 wt...

    I have built several rods on the 7'6" 3/4 wt blank. In fact, this is my favorite small stream rod. The overall quality and finish of the blanks has always been good. They are a brown blank with...
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    Great article. I started my own quest for...

    Great article. I started my own quest for minimalism several years ago. Since then I have gone from a back pack, to a waist pack, to pockets in a fishing shirt and shorts.
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    One thing to think about. Cruises don't always...

    One thing to think about. Cruises don't always run on time. I've tried a couple of times to take private side trips and got screwed up both times.
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    Most modern digital cameras have a decent macro...

    Most modern digital cameras have a decent macro setting. The real trick is lighting. If you can get the lighting right without using the flash, most will take good pictures of flies at close range....
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    I use a short tailed schminnow or similar for...

    I use a short tailed schminnow or similar for both whiting and pompano. Crazy Charlies will work also. White would be the best color, although I have used pink for pompano. Usually on #2 or #4 hooks....
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    Mosquito Lagoon is your best bet. It is a great...

    Mosquito Lagoon is your best bet. It is a great redfish fishery and can be fished year round. It is about 45 minutes from Orlando, or maybe an hour from Disney. The only guide I know over there is...
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    Does anyone know if the Classic Flyrod Forum is...

    Does anyone know if the Classic Flyrod Forum is still active. I go to the above links and get a Forbidden Access error message.
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