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    An anachronism that the tubes are sized in 64ths,...

    An anachronism that the tubes are sized in 64ths, but the loops/rings are sized in millimeters. Good thing my caliper is digital and I can use a calculator, but it shouldn't be needed these days...
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    If only I could find a source for 00 nylon, like...

    If only I could find a source for 00 nylon, like Gudebrod used to make and was used for decades by Winston, I'd never use silk again (maybe for tipping). I do like the way Permagloss makes silk...
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    Did a stupid thing years ago--bounced a small...

    Did a stupid thing years ago--bounced a small plug off the snout of a four footer sunning in the water. It grabbed the plug and I was tied to an irritated predator on UL spin gear. I managed to...
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    Tippet material is subjected to higher quality...

    Tippet material is subjected to higher quality control for consistency than most mono intended for conventional tackle. IGFA tippet is guaranteed not to exceed the rated strength--records are not...
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    Nah, nobody ever caught anything but dinks before...

    Nah, nobody ever caught anything but dinks before fiberglass hit the market in the late 40's. Saltwater fishing was invented in 1952, don't ya know!
    CC
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    "Grapheme is stronger than steel"--of equal...

    "Grapheme is stronger than steel"--of equal thickness, weight, or some other characteristic that the statement is based on. Reminds me of the hype surrounding titanium--"stronger than steel"--of the...
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    Sent you a PM about your 00 thread. CC

    Sent you a PM about your 00 thread.
    CC
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    Assuming you've already tossed the front taper...

    Assuming you've already tossed the front taper that you cut off, so you no longer have anything to splice (which can be done by epoxy-splicing the stripped core of one side into the core and coating...
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    I used to worry excessively about aligning guides...

    I used to worry excessively about aligning guides on or opposite the rod's spine (splines are something else, not rod related). Anyhow, as I began to use high quality blanks from Winston, Orvis, G....
  10. New Condition Sage TXL w/Warranty Card and NIB Cortland Line--Low Price!

    Sage TXL 4710-3. Superb 4wt, one of the last Sage 3pc rods, maybe ever again. 2.37 oz. Lawn cast once only, unfilled warranty card. Plus, brand new in box Cortland 444SL Long Body WF4 (mint...
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    For your first use of silk (assuming you've had...

    For your first use of silk (assuming you've had even a little experience with size A nylon) I'd recommend you go to Anglers Workshop http://www.anglersworkshop.com/items.aspx?catid=2871 and pick...
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    If a rod manufacturer would try making at least...

    If a rod manufacturer would try making at least one rod line with the action they had back in the early years of graphite, but concentrate their development efforts on making them much tougher to...
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    Ladyfisher is correct in saying that the Castwell...

    Ladyfisher is correct in saying that the Castwell knot isn't the same as the Sheet Bend. The Castwell has the bitter end going through the leader loop and the Sheet Bend has the standing part going...
  14. Fly Fishing Shops and fishing NC

    Two great shops I can recommend are in Raleigh, a couple of hours from Jacksonville: Great Outdoor Provisions Company (GOPC) and Orvis Raleigh. The first is an NC chain with stores in Raleigh and...
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    Mine adjusts so precisely, it was responsible for...

    Mine adjusts so precisely, it was responsible for getting me to give up the cup and book for rod-wrapping after "several" decades. Terrific with fine silk. Tension can be cranked down for tying big...
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    Kelly, That's the way I do it. My first...

    Kelly,
    That's the way I do it. My first rod-build was a Winston glass kit back in the 70's, and Winston said that reaming and gluing ring by ring on the blank was best, so I started doing it that...
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    This thread has gotten to the point where it's...

    This thread has gotten to the point where it's like asking if high dollar autos are worth it, or guns, or musical instruments, or horses--if you can afford nicer things and have the skill to...
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    I haven't read Raines (reviews always made me...

    I haven't read Raines (reviews always made me think his stuff would be a bit depressing), and I'm on the NC end of the Blue Ridge, hours away from central VA, but I believe I read that his dislike of...
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    Not that different, actually, but it depends on...

    Not that different, actually, but it depends on the manufacturer and rod line. Some use epoxy, some use urethane, etc. Some finishes are more opaque than others, but the ones where you can see the...
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    Tinted clearcoat finishes. -CC

    Tinted clearcoat finishes.
    -CC
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    True or not, it's conceivable--Snopes.com says...

    True or not, it's conceivable--Snopes.com says it's a true story. Many animals can survive severe injuries, at least for a while--think of badly shot game animals that get up and run away. Their...
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    Yes, Sharkskins shoot noticeably better. For...

    Yes, Sharkskins shoot noticeably better. For lighter weight lines and shorter casts, where shooting line isn't a priority, the Sharkskin also: has no memory, lands very softly, mends easier, roll...
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    Don't use them on my rods that have them. Don't...

    Don't use them on my rods that have them. Don't put them on the rods I build. Like most have said, I hook the stripper frame, but I can't see how any possible damage done by a hook (which is softer...
  24. Only applying some logic here, as well as opinion...

    Only applying some logic here, as well as opinion based on reading and experience--my guess is that terrestrial patterns took second chair to mayflies from the beginning because anglers were not at...
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    My most effective flies, over the past four...

    My most effective flies, over the past four decades, have been the soft hackle GRHE (the rattier the better) and the McCafferty ant. Flies don't get a whole lot simpler. I think a lot of detail is...
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