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    It might be the Livingston, MT, address shown on...

    It might be the Livingston, MT, address shown on the "contact" page. With next to no admin presence active on the board, you may have to contact via that page.

    It's puzzling how long members have...
  2. Thread: Reel Grease

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    You state a good reason for going with the...

    You state a good reason for going with the smaller quantity, particularly if you're one of those ultralight hiker types that treks into the most remote locations to fish (as you sound to be).

    For...
  3. Thread: Reel Grease

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    Only the spindle requires lubrication. If you...

    Only the spindle requires lubrication. If you have some hot sauce on-hand, or don't mind paying $10 for .75oz, you're good to go. If not, then there are plenty of less costly alternatives that will...
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    ahem...could have put the username "Wild Man" in...

    ahem...could have put the username "Wild Man" in the deep freeze initially and instructed the member to re-register with a new account. A member with zero posts has no board presence.
  5. Thread: Strange Email

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    Why the new thread?

    Why the new thread?
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    Same here.

    Same here.
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    Multiple failed attempts were made on my account...

    Multiple failed attempts were made on my account in mid February. IP = China


    Maybe Ron can block the IP addresses in question.
  8. Thread: thread choices

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    "Uni-Thread" is the bonded, polyester thread...

    "Uni-Thread" is the bonded, polyester thread that's been popular for many years. But Uni Products also offers a nylon thread marketed as "Uni-NYLON" and sold in denier sizing (70d and 210d). It's a...
  9. Thread: thread choices

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    Of the two, UTC ties the flattest, but not by a...

    Of the two, UTC ties the flattest, but not by a significant margin. But it's also more flossy than Danville and more prone to fraying in my experience. I prefer Uni-Nylon to either.
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    I look at stream "class" relative to its...

    I look at stream "class" relative to its location.

    For instance, I consider the upper Sacramento river a small stream; though there are sections I cannot wade across or cast across, it is a small...
  11. Thread: Rubber legs

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    I've experienced this issue with white rubber...

    I've experienced this issue with white rubber legs, not any other color. All same brand.
  12. Thread: "Bad Head Day"

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    No, I'm talking about the location of the hook...

    No, I'm talking about the location of the hook barb in the first pic.
  13. Thread: "Bad Head Day"

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    The outside barb location is what got me.

    The outside barb location is what got me.
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    Hey Joe, Veevus 30d GSP is half the price for a...

    Hey Joe,
    Veevus 30d GSP is half the price for a 50%+ larger spool than semperfli nano. Same traits as any other gsp, including being stronger than you'd ever need.

    Uni 17/0 wraps so thin and...
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    I see a Bunyan Bug.

    I see a Bunyan Bug.
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    It's a water-based paint that sets at room temp...

    It's a water-based paint that sets at room temp overnight and is then thermo hardened in an oven @ 300-325 degrees for 30-40 minutes. I don't imagine that's warm enough to disturb the hook temper.
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    He exaggerated. It's a muni code, not federal...

    He exaggerated. It's a muni code, not federal law. And it protects a population of free roaming birds. Residents can still keep their own poultry.
  18. Thread: Memory failure

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    I'm not familiar with a fly pattern known as...

    I'm not familiar with a fly pattern known as Sparse Gray Hackle, but maybe there is.

    Sparse Grey Hackle was the pen name for Alfred W Miller, the noted angling essayist and writer for the WSJ, NYT...
  19. Thread: A Few Catskills

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    I guess I'm wrong. I was thinking Cahill Quill.

    I guess I'm wrong. I was thinking Cahill Quill.
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    I don't know about "most," but my beadheads range...

    I don't know about "most," but my beadheads range 2XS to 4XL
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    Standard shank hooks in your choice of wire...

    Standard shank hooks in your choice of wire diameter from standard to 3xh (e.g., Mustad R50 & S80, TMC 9300, 900BL, 3769) or TMC 2488/2488H for a wider gap yet.

    It's what you tie on the hook that...
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    I think Chris Helm used and recommended Anvils...

    I think Chris Helm used and recommended Anvils prior to marketing scissors he eventually sourced from Europe. Specifically, I believe it was one of the models with two serrated blades (70AC2 or...
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    Byron, regarding the Anvil scissors... I have...

    Byron, regarding the Anvil scissors...

    I have several pair of the red-handled Thompson ICE scissors that were very similar to, and presumably manufactured by, Anvil. I also have the blue-handled...
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    Byron, you must have the tungsten carbide version...

    Byron, you must have the tungsten carbide version (black loops) which I understand lack serrations altogether. The std "gold loop" hair scissors are ~$16-17.

    Barbers/stylists pay about $25 to...
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    Synthetic vs Synthetic "Similar" may work...

    Synthetic vs Synthetic
    "Similar" may work equally well for some applications, but not necessarily the same for all applications. If the less costly alternative works for your purpose, there's no...
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