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    I got a big sack of Kold Kutter's a while back. ...

    I got a big sack of Kold Kutter's a while back. I've added them to boots with soles that had pre-drilled holes and other boots without holes. But only rubber soled boots, not felt. I've just...
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    Redington gave me a 50% off promo code and waived...

    Redington gave me a 50% off promo code and waived the warranty and return shipping fees, so it cost me $150 to upgrade from my 10 year old broken rod to the new Hydrogen. That seemed like a very...
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    Just a final update for those of you interested...

    Just a final update for those of you interested in rod manufacturer customer service ...

    The broken rod was a Redington RS4 8'6" 3 wt. I had purchased it new in 2009 for $169. It had a lot of...
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    Interesting and timely with terrestrial, dry /...

    Interesting and timely with terrestrial, dry / dropper season upon us. Kind of reminds me of the Hippie Stomper which is very popular here in the WI / MN driftless region. Beautiful tie and...
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    Thanks for the offers and suggestions. I've...

    Thanks for the offers and suggestions. I've sent the broken rod back to Redington and they said they'll give my a credit, so I think I'm going to buy a new Redington. Thanks again.
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    Thanks John. I actually own a BVK, but mine is a...

    Thanks John. I actually own a BVK, but mine is a 10' 4wt. The BVKs are definitely fast rods and a good value. There are surprisingly few 8'6" - 9' 3 wt rods especially in the moderate price range....
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    Wanted to Buy: 8'6" or 9' 3 wt fly rod

    I broke my favorite "all around" rod for fishing small to medium size streams here in the dirftless area and am looking for a replacement. I'd like to get an 8'6" or 9' 3 wt graphite rod with...
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    Lamp cord is an easy source of copper wire. ...

    Lamp cord is an easy source of copper wire. Just clip the cord from an old lamp, hair dryer, coffee pot, or whatever. Cut about a 10" section from the cord, separate the two paces, then strip the...
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    I've tried it. It's an easy way to get started...

    I've tried it. It's an easy way to get started with UV resin as everything is bundled and relatively inexpensive. However, I think there are better products out there if you get hooked on using UV...
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    Or make your own ......

    Or make your own ... https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287597126174963729/
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    I haven't used this brand. However, I do use the...

    I haven't used this brand. However, I do use the Cortland Bicolor mono for "sighters" and really like it. I like to use it in an 0X or 1X size as sighter and taper section between a heavier butt...
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    I've got some Yaktrax and they are very good for...

    I've got some Yaktrax and they are very good for navigating icy sidewalks. However, I don't think they are durable enough for wading.

    There are some heavier duty wading overshoes available that...
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    If you don't want to use eBay, you can find...

    If you don't want to use eBay, you can find Wholesale Fly Company direct at http://www.wholesaleflycompany.com/

    I haven't purchased there yet, but I've heard others recommend them and they do have...
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    I've tried several and it's kind of mixed bag of...

    I've tried several and it's kind of mixed bag of rod technology pushing the envelop. Besides the length, you want to look for a soft tip, light overall weight, and not too much weight at the tip...
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    I've used one size larger than street shoes with...

    I've used one size larger than street shoes with Simms boots. That's been plenty big for neoprene wader booties with heavy socks and liner socks in the winter. It's actually a little loose, but ok...
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    I use tippet rings on just about all my leaders...

    I use tippet rings on just about all my leaders now. On some leaders I use two rings. I use mono on dry fly leaders and fluorocarbon on nymph leaders. In both cases, I use an improved clinch knot...
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    I've used it for fishing, but not tying. For...

    I've used it for fishing, but not tying. For fishing, it's kind of love hate deal for me. I like the extra density (compared to tin), but it's hard to get the putty to stay in place on tippet. ...
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    I believe this started with the European...

    I believe this started with the European competitive fly fishing community. But has since spread to Euro style nymph fishers and nymph fishers in general around the world. A competition style jig...
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    I wouldn't bend or twist the hook. It's too easy...

    I wouldn't bend or twist the hook. It's too easy to damage and you might not notice the damage until you loose a fish.

    On the other hand, I routinely tie jig style flies on TMC 3769 hooks with...
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    Obviously you're getting lots of varying opinions...

    Obviously you're getting lots of varying opinions on this one. I've tried lots of different nymphing methods over 40 years of so of fly fishing and I still use a number of different systems.
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    Lots of options and this tends to be a matter of...

    Lots of options and this tends to be a matter of personal preference. I use a similar but somewhat different system.

    I use a loop to loop system to attach line to leader. I use the welded...
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    My buddy has one. He used it for a while, but...

    My buddy has one. He used it for a while, but was losing too many flies and retired it.
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    Not much of a rod builder, but I have used a...

    Not much of a rod builder, but I have used a small dab of UV resin to fill a small gap on a rod and it seems to have worked ok. Note that there are a variety of UV resins out there with different...
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    A few tips here ......

    A few tips here ... https://troutbitten.com/2018/01/02/polish-yer-beads-rejuvenate-flys-tarnished-bead-conehead/
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    Hook & Hackle has some very reasonably priced...

    Hook & Hackle has some very reasonably priced competition style nymph rod kits and blanks. See
    http://store.hookhack.com/Limited-Custom-Design-Xi-10-3-Wt-4-Pc-Kit/productinfo/XI1034K/ for example...
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