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    I wouldn't be surprised seeing the Winston Boo...

    I wouldn't be surprised seeing the Winston Boo Crew starting a new rod company of their own and continuing to produce the same or similar rod in the quantities that they want as a custom rod company.
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    This is cool! How much can you get for a pair of...

    This is cool! How much can you get for a pair of fly earrings?
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    Personally I don't know how anyone can where...

    Personally I don't know how anyone can where neoprene in any kind of weather. It makes you sweat bad. When you get out you'll freeze to death. Go with the breathables and layer with synthetics. Keep...
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    Ducksterman's right leave the keyboard tray. I...

    Ducksterman's right leave the keyboard tray. I use mine for all my threads and spooled items and my boxes of hooks. It works great.
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    5x shouldn't break that easily. Check the...

    5x shouldn't break that easily. Check the expiration of your tippet or maybe you just got a bad spool.

    I use 5x and 6x on my 5wt and step down to 6x and 7x for my 3wt.

    [This message has been...
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    I bought 2 of those lights 1 for my tying desk...

    I bought 2 of those lights 1 for my tying desk and one for my computer desk. It is a great deal!! Not sure of the wattage though.

    I bought an Ott Light about 2 years ago when no one else was...
  7. Thread: Bear Hair

    by mmarkey
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    If you've got a friend with a black Lab. The fur...

    If you've got a friend with a black Lab. The fur is almost a dead match for bear. A couple of little snips from the tail and your in business. It'll grow back you know!

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    Be the...
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    Get a copy of the current Fly Fishing magazine It...

    Get a copy of the current Fly Fishing magazine It has an article on the Chatahoochee Tailwater.
    The record Rainbow trout for Georgia was caught there only a couple of years ago something about...
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    Depending on what your fishing for you may never...

    Depending on what your fishing for you may never ever even get into your backing line.

    the main reasons for a large arbor reels are
    1. to retrieve line faster onto the reel.
    2. to keep he line...
  10. Thread: spline

    by mmarkey
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    OK Here's the way I understand it. If the guides...

    OK Here's the way I understand it. If the guides are on the weak side of the spine you will get a little extra boost when picking up the line. Orvis does it that way. If you put the guides on the...
  11. Thread: Why build?

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    I don't build to sell. I don't tie flies not to...

    I don't build to sell. I don't tie flies not to sell. When I buy a factory rod selling it is the last thing on my mind. I do it because I like the rod or enjoy the activity of building something...
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    I have had great luck with it. It is much much...

    I have had great luck with it. It is much much stronger than the thin end of your tapered leader and much stronger than the 5x or smaller tippet. I have never tested it on anything heavier as 5wt is...
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    Zap-a-gap Leader connection

    Does anybody use the Zap-A-Gap leader connection?

    I read about it in Fly Fishing magazine about july 2003 I think and have been using it ever since. I like it and it's totally smooth no bumpy knot...
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    There are many books out there that have fly...

    There are many books out there that have fly patterns in them. Usually they are specific to some style of fly fishing or species, and most include recipes and (sometimes) directions for a limited...
  15. Thread: Why build?

    by mmarkey
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    I think Kengore is on target. It is a way of...

    I think Kengore is on target.

    It is a way of expanding a hobby we all enjoy.

    Many blanks carry a warranty just like commercial rods. Of course it is only on the blank and not components, but if...
  16. Thread: forecast rod

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    I built a 7'6" 3 wt. that is a tad slow for my...

    I built a 7'6" 3 wt. that is a tad slow for my taste. I'm planning to try it with a 2 wt line to see if that works.
  17. Thread: Wading tip

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    I'm new on this board but I've got a question on...

    I'm new on this board but I've got a question on this topic.

    I do use a wading staff, but when I fish many times I typically let it float behind or stick it into the riverbed if possible to keep...
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