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  1. Thread: Glue Question

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    Joe, get URAC 185 from nelsonpaint.com. same...

    Joe, get URAC 185 from nelsonpaint.com. same resin but made by american cyanamid instead of borden. the AC resin is a thinner body and keeps much longer than the borden did. if you still use the...
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    the 'large ferrule' method of selecting the...

    the 'large ferrule' method of selecting the ferrule is unique to the post Garrison era. a close inspection of the golden era (1930-1955) rods will show that many top makers(FE Thomas, Granger, Payne,...
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    in general you will get a stiffer rod by flaming...

    in general you will get a stiffer rod by flaming than oven tempering cane to make a blond rod. many builders use a combination of methods to get the results they are looking for. either method will...
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    i'm afraid that there are few tricks in the...

    i'm afraid that there are few tricks in the varnish, simply hard work, except one - the varnish is +90* F when it is applied
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    a pit of quicksand, tapers are. best to stick...

    a pit of quicksand, tapers are. best to stick with published tapers for the first few dozen rods, after that you will have enough to start designing tapers. after 20+ yrs of taper design i still get...
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    use the tru-oil. it is a natuaral base product...

    use the tru-oil. it is a natuaral base product that bonds to itself well without sanding between coats. don't worry about the UV stuff, it is a non issue in actual use. you can apply a natural or...
  7. Thread: Boo rod ?

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    a two digit SB at 8.5 ft would be a 6 or 7. I...

    a two digit SB at 8.5 ft would be a 6 or 7. I personally would use a 7 but many use a 6. a trip to the fly shop to wreak havoc on their 'try' lines may be in order
    splinter
  8. most Uslan rods were, i think, 5 sided. hex and...

    most Uslan rods were, i think, 5 sided. hex and quad rods are failry common these days but the penta still hasn't caught on in a big way. i can vouch for Bill Taylor though if i am incorrect about...
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    any epoxy other than slow drying golf shafting...

    any epoxy other than slow drying golf shafting epoxy - don't! the ranks of beginning cane builders who have had to learn this lesson are legion. this applies to ferrules, 5min works well for tip tops...
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    hiya banjo, oh great guru of the finer things in...

    hiya banjo, oh great guru of the finer things in life!

    yes, not as much as I used to. MacBaren Scottish Mixture
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    a collection of letters from the Civil War(The...

    a collection of letters from the Civil War(The War For Southern Independence) printed in the 50's and recently updated and re-released. The quality of the composition in letters from even the most...
  12. Thread: The puzzle

    by splinter
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    As a gross generalization the SB's were better...

    As a gross generalization the SB's were better than the HI's. I believe your SB is the lighter 'trout action' rod. The short tips are a problem , you can lose 1 - 2 in without changing the rod much...
  13. Thread: Bamboo guides

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    all measurements are in inches from the tip and...

    all measurements are in inches from the tip and are placed as if the rod is joined together
    4
    8.5
    13.75
    19.75
    27
    35.75
    46.5
    58
    72
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    Joe, If you are 5 min from the Bellinger shop...

    Joe,
    If you are 5 min from the Bellinger shop then you absolutely should go visit them. There are at least 3 and at times 4 builders there, a couple with low rod counts so they will remember why you...
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    i am a full time rodbuilder, along the way there...

    i am a full time rodbuilder, along the way there were diversions to stay a rodbuilder though, 5 yrs as a flytyer(whew! way too much work and i hope I never see another irresistable) and 20+ as owner...
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    superior quality stuff, and it looks it too. the...

    superior quality stuff, and it looks it too. the only caveat I might add is to check to see if what you want is in stock, if it is not then it take a while to get it
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  17. Thread: Bamboo

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    the ferrules will be the thing that will give you...

    the ferrules will be the thing that will give you the most grief. Monty used a weird style of ferrule that are very often cracked and new modern replacements are an expensive item. CSE makes...
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    satin is merely gloss with mica dust in it to cut...

    satin is merely gloss with mica dust in it to cut the gloss so as long as it is the same brand you can scuff the original satin finish with steel wool and apply a coat of gloss over it. Cane rods...
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    since you are not familiar with cane and likely...

    since you are not familiar with cane and likely talking about one of the e-bay type purchases I can't recommend one of the mid-tip rods. A purpose built rod with a taper meant to flow together is a...
  20. Thread: Printers

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    since I am kind of 'just the info' oriented, when...

    since I am kind of 'just the info' oriented, when I had a HP i would refill just the black and let the color be darned! but now I have this STUPID epson thing that has a 'you can't refill me' chip in...
  21. Thread: Two years??

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    You are right about what you say Marco. To my...

    You are right about what you say Marco. To my mind a production of 100 rods/yr from a 3 man shop does seem low.

    A cane rod may take 30 to 50 hrs to complete in man hours but it is not in a...
  22. Thread: Two years??

    by splinter
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    Marco, It is true that it does not take 2 yrs to...

    Marco,
    It is true that it does not take 2 yrs to make the fly rod, cane rods are very time consuming to build however. the orders are generally filled in the order that they are recieved so you are...
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    The answer is, YES it does happen. My rods were...

    The answer is, YES it does happen. My rods were counterfeited by the chinese with the help of several unscrupulous dealers here in the US.
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  24. gee whiz! after 30 yrs of FF I had never...

    gee whiz! after 30 yrs of FF I had never considered the fly line had weight to it and would make a difference as to how a rod cast! all this time i thought I simply had come to preffer cane. LOL...
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    you won't have any trouble mixing brands as you...

    you won't have any trouble mixing brands as you describe but FleCoat does make a good preserver
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