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    Carp, The reason you don't see your rods model...

    Carp,

    The reason you don't see your rods model listed for replacement tips is becauce St.Croix change the scrim and you probably have a rod made of the older material. Thus they don't make your...
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    Thanks for all the great ideas guys. I haven't...

    Thanks for all the great ideas guys. I haven't seen the GITD flashabou yet but have the fabric paint and also found GITD

    hot glue so its a start. There going to be a run come august on halloween...
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    Glow in the Dark flies?

    Last Sept. thru Oct. I did quite well on spinning gear using glow in the dark rubber shads. Does anyone know of any company making glow in the dark materials that I could use for tying streamers or...
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    Have recently re-discovered the surf with fly and...

    Have recently re-discovered the surf with fly and spinning. Keansburg down to Island Beach State Park in N.J. Mainly Seaside Park area.

    Tom
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    FCCH, After one or two of those even Metallica...

    FCCH,

    After one or two of those even Metallica wouldn't be hard enough.
    I bought one of those machines for my dad many years ago. Buy the time he made 4 cups he decided to drop the expresso bean...
  6. Thread: Surf booties

    by TomTrout
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    Martin, I'm in NJ surf so in spring and fall...

    Martin,

    I'm in NJ surf so in spring and fall waders are almost a must have. But in summer I wear the same sandle I would normally use while on the beach. Shimano has a decent and boat friendly...
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    I also find this article disturbing. I also carry...

    I also find this article disturbing. I also carry a trash bag, my way of recycling plastic grocery bags, a few in my vest and some always in the car, and pick up the trash at the parking lots and...
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    I've got to stick my nose in here. It's probably...

    I've got to stick my nose in here. It's probably gonna get bloodied. The Diamondback rods are the same blanks as Headwaters,Elkhorn and Tea Stick. Tea Stick has been renamed Highland Mills. All the...
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    My only reservation on doing this to any mid...

    My only reservation on doing this to any mid priced or higher end reel would be that you may void the reels warrenty.

    Tom
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    To all without waterproof cameras. The...

    To all without waterproof cameras.

    The Aquapacs which I believe is a sponser. Is a great bag for not only your cameras but they also have models for your cel and other models for your car keys...
  11. Thread: tying vise

    by TomTrout
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    Garic, That's a copy of the Regal Vice. The...

    Garic,

    That's a copy of the Regal Vice. The Regal Co has a few different models including a rotary but I don't believe that they make an inline rotary vice. It's a great vice holds larger hooks...
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    line weighting reminder.

    Just a reminder guys, it's the first 30' of line but not including the taper. So you don't want any of the tepered section on the scale.
    Check with your significant other you may already own a good...
  13. Thread: Cleaning cork

    by TomTrout
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    Raw is correct. I've been advised by my bamboo...

    Raw is correct. I've been advised by my bamboo rod guy that the Mr.Clean Magic Eraser is good for cleaning the cock grips. Wet it well to prevent ridging.

    Tom
  14. Thread: Sharkskin

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    I haven't tried one of these lines yet because of...

    I haven't tried one of these lines yet because of the price. Right now my limit on lines is around the 45.00 max range. Being a bamboo rod nut, right now Cortland 444 peach, 444 Sylk and 333ht lines...
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    If your looking for a rotary vise I have to also...

    If your looking for a rotary vise I have to also recommend the Rensetti. Reasons are many.
    One head for sizes 2/0-28 hooks, lifetime warrenty, made in U.S.A., good instruction set and customer...
  16. Try the site www.local.live.com . Will give you...

    Try the site www.local.live.com . Will give you road maps,aerial views ,birds eye views and Satellite views of just about any place on the planet.

    Tom
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    I cast and wind with my right hand. I tried left...

    I cast and wind with my right hand. I tried left handed and especially in the salt would wind up with cramps in my hand. It was just to uncomfortable. I don't ever remember losing a fish because I...
  18. HCR, The reason we don't use the Albright Knot...

    HCR,

    The reason we don't use the Albright Knot for line to leader connection is it's bulk. While it's a strong knot and will do the job. The first time you have to use a leader longer than your...
  19. I have to put my .02 in on this one. I use a...

    I have to put my .02 in on this one. I use a plano hip roof tackle box for my travel kit. Got it a Wally-Mart for 19.00. the lure tray hold and keep my threads,tools,and other spooled material...
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    Dave, That's great advise. A simple to tie but...

    Dave,

    That's great advise. A simple to tie but very versitile pattern that can be change any way you want.
    When I first tried fly tying in the 80s' the kit was not only bad but the instructions...
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    An easy way to measure your fish is to measure...

    An easy way to measure your fish is to measure your reelseat and grip. Most grips I believe are now about 7 1/2" ( count the cork rings there 1/2" each) plus a 3 1/2" reelseat, a one inch signature...
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    Shakey, Headwaters is the sole importer of...

    Shakey,

    Headwaters is the sole importer of blanks and rods also reels, built by the Zhus rod company in China. Other companies selling these rods are Elkhorn,Tea-Stick now Highland Mills, Duluth...
  23. Thread: Teton tioga

    by TomTrout
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    The only difference between the Teton and the...

    The only difference between the Teton and the Teton Tioga is the porting of the frame and reel spools. The spools are actually interchangable between the 2 reels. Less and plainer porting on the...
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    Gnu Bee, Wayne Cattanach sells a Bamboo rod...

    Gnu Bee,

    Wayne Cattanach sells a Bamboo rod building DVD on ebay. I think it was 25.00. From Culm splitting to wrapping and dipping. It also has an interview with Charles Demerest.

    Tom
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    DB, I would not consider choosing a flyline...

    DB,

    I would not consider choosing a flyline "the small stuff' since it is the line that is presenting the fly. But I will agree that you can pick from any of the companies out there and get a good...
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