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    Re: Black rainbow trout

    Over the yrs., I have caught rainbows with a lot of different colors. I assumed, that it was due to the food source, but I suppose there can be differences in the blood lines and brood stock....
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    Re: quick finishing question

    I believe you also need to skuff the old epoxy before adding a coat. Very fine sandpaper or steel wool or those 3M pads will work
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    Re: mixing finishes

    This is probably a case where some testing is in order. I'm not sure what you buy with an additional top coat over Tru oil. But if you want one, I'd probably throw a wrap on a piece of old rod or...
  4. Thread: Rod finish

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    Re: Rod finish

    If you are building a bamboo rod use silk, other wise use the regular stuff (Gudebrod if you can get it). If you use permagloss you can toss your new dryer since it dries in just a few minutes but...
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    Re: glass building

    A little dab of Rod Bond epoxy works fine and since its the best stuff for reel handles and reel seats you are bound to have some :lol:
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    Re: Get a little discussion going here ...

    In my opinion, which counts for little, I would think an introduction to fly fishing would talk to why fly fishing is fun, what equip. is needed, how to get said stuff at a reasonable cost. ...
  7. Thread: Hey, Joe ...

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    Re: Hey, Joe ...

    Betty, it does not say "fly" either!
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    Re: Cabela rod kit????????????????????

    You don't need any fancy turning machines, etc. If you have a fair collection of tools you likely have all you need or can make what you need (some V blocks, etc) Not sure I would start with an...
  9. Re: Where is good fishing a short drive from Phoenix? In mid-Sep

    Oak Creek is a small stream N. of Sedona. Even if u don't fish it, it is a very scenic drive. It is a trout fishery. The stream is very brushy and will be a challenge to fish. That whole area is...
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    Re: Lathes for turning cork

    If you buy a lathe, say a good one like a little Jet, you run a very serious risk. This risk is called being swallowed up by the vortex. Once this happens kiss all your extra funds goodbye. You will...
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    Re: Question about creels please?

    I'm another one that says stay away from plastic bags. Many yrs ago the AZ g/f had a news letter. It said to stay away from plastic bags because of the taste they gave to fish. I suppose that the...
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    Re: Rod Building DVD?

    Its not as easy as the video might show because the person in the video has built many rods and has had a lot of practice. Having said that, building a rod is not hard. Line out the steps, and...
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    Re: please explain rod building to a newbie

    Also visit a library and look for books and videos. Find Jack Hise on this on this board. He did have some videos he was lending out library fashion. Not sure if he is still doing that. Check with...
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    Re: HELP! Fishing SW Colorado

    You can also come back north and hit the Arkansas near Salida
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    Re: Maybe in over my head.

    Checkout Rodbuildersupplies.com if you want a Canadian outfit. Ask for Andy. He was very helpful with a rod I built for a friend a few yrs ago
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    Re: Wanting to build a rod.

    If you drop the Venerri real seat and settle for a less expensive one, but just as functional, you should be able to build nice rod for your $$ target or less. Basically you can add about $50 to the...
  17. Thread: Any advice?

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    Re: Any advice?

    Well, I've not turned cork but have been turning a lot of wood in the last yr+. I would think that you do not want to start out turning cork. You first need to use and sharpen your tools. I...
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    Re: Global Warming

    IF Gore and his ilk are right and seriously doubt it, then why hasn't anone suggested that people cause pollution and we have too many people. Therefore a zero population growth objective would be in...
  19. Thread: Tippets Brand

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    Re: Tippets Brand

    Maxima - best I've used. A guide in NZ put me on it.
  20. Thread: wood inserts

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    Re: wood inserts

    Go wally world or a gun shop and get a little bottle of Birchwood Casey Truoil. Try it on a scrap and see if you like the look. It is most commonly used on gun stocks so it will handle the elements
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    Re: Wrapping a green blank

    Before you decide on a color, be sure you take the blank out side in the bright sun and look at its color. I built a SCIV that looks green inside but somewhat blue outside. My color selection is...
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    Re: why no 3-piece rods

    I have 3-4 3pc rods/blanks, but they were bought 3 yrs ago. Keep your eye open, I bet they pop up on ebay from time to time. I doubt that every brand made them. Two of mine are St. Croix.
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    Re: Toxic Wood Listing

    A group of local wood turners met with a fellow that had turned aspen for 30 or so years. He developed an allergy that nearly killed him. He is now dying aspen and other woods on the stump and then...
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    Re: First Inserts from new lathe

    if he keeps playing with that lathe he will get swallowed by the vortex and never return to rod building - (any idea how I know that) -
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    Re: True temper fiberglass rod

    For your $25, you could have picked up a new blank of reasonable quality, add about $30 for guides and reel seat/handle and you would have had a decent but not great user rod. Your True Temper may...
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