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    Scott, Thanks for providing all of these...

    Scott,

    Thanks for providing all of these SBS's. This is a great looking fly, so I could not resist tying a few of them. On my first one, I had a heck of a time getting the bead on the end of the...
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    Congratulations to you Jim. I have family...

    Congratulations to you Jim. I have family members who are diabetic and I know that it takes real discipline to change one's lifestyle and do what you have done to fight this disease. Well done!
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    Scott, Doesn't it feel GREAT when a repair like...

    Scott,
    Doesn't it feel GREAT when a repair like this goes according to plan? For me, at least, they almost never do! Thanks for posting so the rest of us can get some pleasure from your success....
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    I have this same rod and it is my favorite 7 wt. ...

    I have this same rod and it is my favorite 7 wt. It is very powerful without being too stiff. It also has a reputation of being difficult to break.

    Great rod!
    Ted
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    Dave, I have used a 150 grain sink tip line with...

    Dave,
    I have used a 150 grain sink tip line with this rod and have found that it cast fine. It is an Orvis line and I think that the sink tip portion is 24 ft long. You will want to cast it like a...
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    We have very dry conditions in Colorado much of...

    We have very dry conditions in Colorado much of the year, so I know what you are talking about. I try to keep things in the bag under the vise, empty it often, and run the vacuum cleaner. I have to...
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    Yeah, those will catch fish. Good work! Ted

    Yeah, those will catch fish. Good work!
    Ted
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    The GLX 6wt is still a great streamer rod. I...

    The GLX 6wt is still a great streamer rod. I have a GLX 8 wt that is still one of my favorites after building it 15 years ago and acquiring several newer high end rods since then. Won't Bass Pros...
  9. If they use the same sort of care that they used...

    If they use the same sort of care that they used with the Alaska pipeline, then I agree that it should not be a major issue. The engineering that was required for the Alaska pipeline was rigorous. ...
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    This is what I do as well. A lot of fly shops...

    This is what I do as well. A lot of fly shops close out fly lines at this time of year and you can often find lines that retailed for $80+ selling for under $40 now.
    Ted
  11. Thread: Confused

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    I think the problem you will have is with casting...

    I think the problem you will have is with casting size 2 & 4 flies. A fly rod casts the line and the fly comes along for the ride. The problem casting a large fly with a light weight rod is that...
  12. Me too! I own the 590-4 Biit and the 690-4 Biix....

    Me too! I own the 590-4 Biit and the 690-4 Biix. Two of the best fishing rods that I own and a great combination of rods. The 590 is a very soft, almost bamboo-like graphite rod. It gives me the...
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    Have you thought of making one? If you can find...

    Have you thought of making one? If you can find someone who has an original, it should not be too hard to find the spring steel to make one.

    Ted
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    I use a J-vise, which I bought 2 years ago after...

    I use a J-vise, which I bought 2 years ago after seeing Byron extolling the virtues of his here. I have been very happy with it. It is a true rotary. Before this, I tied for about 15 years on a...
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    Scott, Ouch!!! I slammed my thumb in a trunk a...

    Scott,

    Ouch!!! I slammed my thumb in a trunk a few years back and it is far worse than a hammer hit. Mine was stuck there until I could get my wife to come out of the cabin and unlock the trunk....
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    I'm with dunfly on this one. I don't put hook...

    I'm with dunfly on this one. I don't put hook keepers on any rod I build. I always hook the fly on one of the middle snake guides and loop the leader around the reel.

    Ted
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    It depends on what kind of rod you are building...

    It depends on what kind of rod you are building or rebuilding. If the rod is lightweight and I want to keep it as light as possible, I will use single foot guides. If I am more concerned about the...
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    Sounds like you learned a lot. Thanks for...

    Sounds like you learned a lot. Thanks for sharing with us so that the rest of us can learn from your experience.

    Ted
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    Another option is to splice the hollow dacron...

    Another option is to splice the hollow dacron braid. Not as quick as a knot, but it goes through the guides much more smoothly and is as strong as you can get.
    Here is a how-to video:...
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    It works about as well as a padlock on something...

    It works about as well as a padlock on something you want to keep. It keeps honest people honest, but does nothing to dissuade the dishonest from what they want to do.

    Honest telemarketers...
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    Do you mean wall clock time from the start of...

    Do you mean wall clock time from the start of building the rod to when you can fish it, or how much time you will need to dedicate to assembling and finishing the rod?

    I have built several rods...
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    I think you will have problems rebuilding the...

    I think you will have problems rebuilding the cork grip from the butt end of the section due to the taper of the blank. I would leave the reel seat on and remove any guides on the butt section of...
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    Good to know that it worked out for you. Thanks...

    Good to know that it worked out for you. Thanks for letting us know. Please post some pictures of your next build with this legacy reel seat.

    Ted
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    I have done this with all metal reel seats by...

    I have done this with all metal reel seats by placing the reel seat in boiling water for a few minutes to soften the epoxy that is holding it on. I still had to pull pretty hard and twist to get it...
  25. I have some that I bought several years ago and I...

    I have some that I bought several years ago and I have been very happy with them. They have been sharp out of the box and seem as strong as about any other hook I have used. They are not as brittle...
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