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    Very Good, gentlemen. This has been another good...

    Very Good, gentlemen. This has been another good discussion on spine.
    Alan, if I were building the rod, I would spine it. I would take each of the 4 pieces, apply pressure, see where they wanted...
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    I second ol' blue on this one! I actually don't...

    I second ol' blue on this one! I actually don't use a chart at all. I set my guides based on previous rods I like, static test, cast test, make any adjustments, and tye 'em on. It's not vey...
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    Ed, I spline my butt sections the same way I do...

    Ed,
    I spline my butt sections the same way I do the tip: That is to find a hard, flat surface, hold the blank section at 45 degrees and apply pressure to the middle of the blank. In most cases,...
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    Chris, IMHO, the short answer to your question is...

    Chris, IMHO, the short answer to your question is "no", the stripping guide placed slightly closer to the grip will have little if any effect on casting. I have seen custom fly rods that seem to...
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    Various rod componet sellers have stands for your...

    Various rod componet sellers have stands for your drill that will effectively turn it in to a lathe. I think the sert up costs between 50 and 100 bucks.
    That being said, I understand your thinking...
  6. Thread: desks

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    Hey, y'all. Sorry it's taken so long to post...

    Hey, y'all.
    Sorry it's taken so long to post pics as promised. This was the last week of school, so I've been runnin' around like a nut case. Here are the pics....
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    Good stuff so far, fellas. To be more specific,...

    Good stuff so far, fellas.
    To be more specific, I'm looking at a corner in my family room that's about 7'6". The desk would need to be attractive, because I like to do my fly tying and rod wrapping...
  8. Thread: desks

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    desks

    I'm finding that my fly-tying/rod building mojo is a little off these days. I think it is largely because I have one small workspace to do both. I would like to have a desk that was useful for both...
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    I think this is really strange. I've witnessed...

    I think this is really strange. I've witnessed the phenomenon of gators becoming unafraid of humans first hand. But this rash of attacks still seems very unusual to me. I wouldn't be a bit...
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    Warren, Thanks for all the help. I e-mailed you...

    Warren,
    Thanks for all the help. I e-mailed you just a few minutes ago. We;ll have to hook up and fish another time.
    Swamp
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    Salmonoids!!!!! ICK!!! ...

    Salmonoids!!!!! ICK!!! http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/wink.gif
    Just kiddin'. I just didn't know it was a trout stream.
    I'm not sure exactly were the event is. I assume it's at Custom Tackle...
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    duck river, tennessee

    I'm traveling up to the Duck River in Shelbyville, Tn. at the end of this week to attend a rod builder's guild event. Does anyone know what kind of fish I should expect? What about access and...
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    Thanks for the input. I tried a scud today, but...

    Thanks for the input. I tried a scud today, but it was a size 12 and orange. I've got to get to the tying bench! http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/redface.gif
    It was the only one I had. I did...
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    A shellcracker question

    I know that if I searched the archives, I could sift throug hhour upon hour's wroth of shellcracker info, since we have discussed them so many times on this board. But if y'all will humor me, I have...
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    The point has been driven home to me agin today. ...

    The point has been driven home to me agin today. I got my cabelas catalogue in the mail. I always look at the flies first, and on about the third page of flies, down at the bottom was a set of carp...
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    I've spied on my favorite holes using terraserver...

    I've spied on my favorite holes using terraserver before. I'll have to give google earth a try!
    swamp
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    Happy Birthday! Their's no greater gift than...

    Happy Birthday!
    Their's no greater gift than lovin' life and being thankful for all your blessings. (and I know you do and you are!)
    Swamp
    PS-wish I could have made it to dinner. ...
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    Jeff- 12 ...

    Jeff-
    12 http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/biggrin.gif

    Rick- My above post is just me being silly. It was a great article and you make a good point! I should have said that yesterday.
    Swamp...
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    I have no opinion. ...

    I have no opinion. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/wink.gif
    Anyway, just to add some clutter to the clarity, I have to say that in some situations, trout insect imitations vs bream insect...
  20. Thread: Gatorbait?

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    no, No, NO! Don't do it, especially this time of...

    no, No, NO! Don't do it, especially this time of year. I love gators, and believe it or not, they are one of the things I miss about my former home in Savannah. I always enjoyed them from a...
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    Do they have plans to be at the Charlotte Show?

    Do they have plans to be at the Charlotte Show?
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    I prefer rivers. They somehow just seem more...

    I prefer rivers. They somehow just seem more natural. I can't wait til it warms up a bit so I can start hitting them!
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    Gig- how do you approach the Conasagua? I've...

    Gig-
    how do you approach the Conasagua? I've heard its great, but have never fished there.
    Fisherkid-
    Someone may have already mentioned this, and I missed it, but look into 'gill busters. ...
  24. Thread: Lathe

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    I second the jet. I love mine. I've...

    I second the jet. I love mine. I've successfully turned a grip and a walnut reel seat, and I have no idea what I'm doing. It's an addictive little device, 'cause now I'm turning pens and other...
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    Bluegill Budd, I'm sorry to say that Oak Bluff...

    Bluegill Budd,
    I'm sorry to say that Oak Bluff Outfitters has been out of business for about a year and a half. It was a great little shop, and the owners (Catherine and Gregg)were outstanding. ...
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