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    on the bubble indicator to avoid kinks - take an...

    on the bubble indicator to avoid kinks - take an piece of old fly line about 5" ( need 2 pieces) where want the bubble to be tie in a blood knot - lay the fly line on top of your leader and do a...
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    Yonks did a great thing helping our organization...

    Yonks did a great thing helping our organization along - Fly FISHING FOR VETS is the volunteer organization for the Ga Chapter of Project Healing Waters - we are moving towards combining both...
  3. Thread: some stuff

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    I'ii take the Ross reel - pm me with address...

    I'ii take the Ross reel - pm me with address details - Mike
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    use this link to check on the DH water ...

    use this link to check on the DH water

    http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/uv?dd_cd=01&format=gif&period=7&site_no=02335990

    4 feet or less is perfect, 5 is okay, otherwise drive to Helen up to...
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    If you are going to be in the Atlanta area - fish...

    If you are going to be in the Atlanta area - fish the Delayed Harvest section of the Chattahoochee River

    http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/upload/Chattahoochee-Trout-Fishing-Map.pdf
  6. Thread: Rod Thread

    by Mike Popick
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    get your self some black/white jasper - dye the...

    get your self some black/white jasper - dye the tread red - you will end up with red/black jasper
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    Montana The reel seat hardware is a Pac Bay A8...

    Montana

    The reel seat hardware is a Pac Bay A8 model with a removable fighting butt, the A8 model is a one piece seat - I cut the reel seat off at where the treads met the aluminum reel seat,...
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    The birch bark is the 3/4 inch ring in the middle...

    The birch bark is the 3/4 inch ring in the middle of the fighting butt and the main portion 6" of the Wells Full grip, the winding check is made from shedded elk antler
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    Latest build

    Built this rod as the fundraiser for Georgia Fly Fishing For Vets and Project Healing Waters this year - new owner is located in Canada -


    First and last attempt at stabilizing splated maple -...
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    I am into Project Healing Waters and Fly Fishing...

    I am into Project Healing Waters and Fly Fishing for Vets in Georgia - www.flyfishingforvets.com - Last week we taught wounded vets at the Veteran's hospital how to tie a wooly bugger. Anything you...
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    Two rivers - Chattahoochee Tailwater for...

    Two rivers -

    Chattahoochee Tailwater for trout 20 miles north of Atlanta - start at Buford dam and work your way down -

    Toccoa river tailwater - start at Tammen Park or Curtis Switch

    PM me...
  12. 2009 Project Healing Waters and Fly Fishing for Vets fund raiser

    last year I had posted a fund raiser for www.flyfishingforvets where the winning bidder (donation directly to FFFV) would have a rod built out by me using materials provided by them, I would donate...
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    I have use the REC striping guides on two 5wt, no...

    I have use the REC striping guides on two 5wt, no problem with them at all, however some made not like the looks of a double wound guide, for cosmetic reasons a standard carbide stripping guide may...
  14. Most likely it was the Soque River - it is all...

    Most likely it was the Soque River - it is all private with an exception of less than a 1/4 of public access where one hopes for one of those pigs to find its way there. Georgia does have a great...
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    Before you purchase a bamboo rod from anyone you...

    Before you purchase a bamboo rod from anyone you need to give Mike Brooks a call (541) 684 ? 3884- he is highly recommended on the bamboo forums - he will share all the information of bamboo rods you...
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    Georgia - FISHING FOR VETS DAY

    Here is a thank you note from Ken (founder of FlyFishngForVets.com)

    I just wanted to share this link below with all of you that have supported Fly Fishing for Vets and yesterday's "Georgia's...
  17. Please enter me, if I win it wiil be donated to...

    Please enter me, if I win it wiil be donated to Fly Fishing For Vets - great offer - thanks Mike
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    Fly Fishing for Vets Rod

    This rod is 98% complete, only awaiting a special signature (trying to get our Governor)- the rod is a donation to www.flyfishingforvets.com as a fund raiser - On November 22 we will be hosting a...
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    neat - what is the unit on the right side with...

    neat - what is the unit on the right side with the chuck mounted in it called
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    Wayne, if you send me the cork, burl cork and...

    Wayne,

    if you send me the cork, burl cork and design (picture) length and diameter desires - I can glue them up and turn them for you for free - Mike
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    Spoonplugger - you have a PM- thanks for the offer

    Spoonplugger - you have a PM- thanks for the offer
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    Grips for wounded vets

    I will be teaching some wounded vets to build their own rod - these reel seats, grips and blanks will be donated to them - Tiger Eye 7'6" 3/4, Rainshadow RX7 8' 5wt, H&H IM6 8' 6" 5wt, winding check...
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    If you plan on using single foot guides practice...

    If you plan on using single foot guides practice the forham wrap - I perfer the traditional look of snakes - using recoil guides - as for weight - single or double foot - my thread starts 1/16" from...
  24. Thread: Stolen!

    by Mike Popick
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    No cash is being sent, rod is supposed to be...

    No cash is being sent, rod is supposed to be mailed back this wekend - it will be donated to fly fishing for vets - www.flyfishingforvets.com
  25. Thread: Tensioner

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    If you use or make a tensioner like Jacks,...

    If you use or make a tensioner like Jacks, replace the metal wing nut with a nylon one, close the hole a little bit by applying vise grips, this will prevent the wing nut from getting loose as thread...
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