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  1. Thread: 905-3 Green Matrix

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    Excellent build as usual, Steve.

    Excellent build as usual, Steve.
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    Having a 21st Century fiberglass rod is...

    Having a 21st Century fiberglass rod is justification too. What rods are you thinking of?
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    You must be talkin' about T.L.'s Synergy line.

    You must be talkin' about T.L.'s Synergy line.
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    Two handed (spey) casting with a single handed...

    Two handed (spey) casting with a single handed rod. Looks pretty doesn't it. The guy is a casting artist with a fly rod.
    Keep the line under water tension and lot's of practice.
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    They're still pretty tough albeit lighter and...

    They're still pretty tough albeit lighter and thinner walls than the old '50 blue collar Actionglas or the Ted Williams Sears model. I don't know if a bead head would cause a major problem. I guess...
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    Get yourself a Steffan Brothers, McFarland,...

    Get yourself a Steffan Brothers, McFarland, Southfork Rod Co., T.L. Johnson fiberglass rod or a good cane rod and some good line. Roll cast to your heart's content.
    Am I not right Rockthief?
  7. Thread: Black matrix

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    I love the black wraps with the red tipping....

    I love the black wraps with the red tipping. Especially the stripper guide spiral tippings. Great job Steve.
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    Happy Birthday.

    Happy Birthday.
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    I don't think you want to build one (spey) under...

    I don't think you want to build one (spey) under 12'. Big difference between a spey and a switch rod.
    I have a friend that is into two handed casting and fishing. He does have some nice Echo Dec...
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    Joe, look at a Kelly Gallup's Zoo Cougar or Sex...

    Joe, look at a Kelly Gallup's Zoo Cougar or Sex Dungeon.
    http://www.gbflycasters.org/fly%20tying/patterns/Kelly%20Galloup%27s%20Zoo%20Cougar/Kelly%20Galloups%20Zoo%20Cougar.htm
    ...
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    Tampa Jim

    Where can one get the graphite grip?
  12. Thread: Spar Varnish

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    John, you know that's all I use is marine spar....

    John, you know that's all I use is marine spar. If you want to see some great work, look at Dave Lewis Performance Rods website. He's been using it for years....
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    There are dealers out there that do sell AAA or...

    There are dealers out there that do sell AAA or Fleur (sp?) grade. Top of the line cork. You deal with a reputable dealer and you get good stuff. Golden Witch, C&D Trading etc. You might have to wait...
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    I've had days like that at Yellowstone Lake,...

    I've had days like that at Yellowstone Lake, Henry's Lake, Hebgen Lake, Daniels Reservoir, Strawberry Reservoir, High Uinta Lakes, etc. But the good day's always outnumber the bad day's. If I could...
  15. Thread: More on Idaho

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    The point is the price. And non resident's...

    The point is the price. And non resident's getting stuck with mo' money, mo' money, mo' money to pay.I have nothing agains G&F Dept. But this is not the G&F, it's Parks and Rec. I talked to Damon...
  16. Thread: Fly line cracking

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    Do you do any lawn or road casting? I had some...

    Do you do any lawn or road casting?
    I had some Cortland crack years ago, went back to the shop I bought it from and they replaced it. Other than that, my Rio, SA and TT have held up great. I agree...
  17. Thread: More on Idaho

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    I think the whole thing was pushed through way...

    I think the whole thing was pushed through way too fast. I don't mind paying but if I have a 10'6" boat, what's the difference between that and a 10' boat other than I have to pay for the sticker...
  18. Thread: Why I like GLASS

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    Tom Morgan designed them. And I think Kerry is...

    Tom Morgan designed them. And I think Kerry is contracted to roll the rods for Tom Morgan Rodsmiths. I think they're a tweaking of his glass rods from the Winston days (J. Kennedy Fisher blanks) and...
  19. Thread: Why I like GLASS

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    The JET was a hell of a rod, and I agree with the...

    The JET was a hell of a rod, and I agree with the article of how smooth they were. I've had the pleasure to throw the new Hardy's and they are different than the JET in that they are a little faster,...
  20. Thread: Why I like GLASS

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    As I understand it, Ron and Vickie Eagle Elk...

    As I understand it, Ron and Vickie Eagle Elk knows who this guy is.
  21. Thread: Why I like GLASS

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    I've seen it too. The guy knows how to cast.

    I've seen it too.
    The guy knows how to cast.
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    I bought some orthodonic rubber bands and they...

    I bought some orthodonic rubber bands and they work perfect. Two different sizes 3/16" and 1/8". Works great for snakes, should be a walk in the park with single foot.
  23. Thread: Winston Warranty

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    How do you artificially control the price of your...

    How do you artificially control the price of your product? If Winston says you, as an authorized dealer, will retail a 5W BIIX for $XXX.XX how is that artificially controlling the price? Sage, T&T,...
  24. Thread: What Varnish?

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    I must have had a brain ****. Snake Brand has...

    I must have had a brain ****. Snake Brand has black nickel silver guides too. I've used Snake Brand for 99% of my builds for some time now. Just haven't ordered black or blued guides from them....
  25. Thread: What Varnish?

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    Anglers Workshop Joe. Hopkins & Holloway black...

    Anglers Workshop Joe. Hopkins & Holloway black snake part #HSSGB but they're expensive.
    Flip up hookeeper is BHKM
    Maybe there are some less expensive black snake guides out there. I built a Lami 3...
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