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    Sticky: I have to agree with jcampbell here. I don't...

    I have to agree with jcampbell here. I don't have any leisure time activities that are not fun. If the activity ceases to be fun, I stop that activity.

    Have fun!
    Ted
  2. Thread: Knot?

    by tedshuck
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    For most trout flies, I used to use the Eugene...

    For most trout flies, I used to use the Eugene Sling, which is similar to the Pitzen knot. I started using the double Davey knot a couple of years ago and now use it most of the time. I like it...
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    You can also try putting on thin plastic bags,...

    You can also try putting on thin plastic bags, like newspaper bags, over your socks before you put the waders on. It makes them a little more slippery than just the wader over the sock and easier to...
  4. Thread: Gunna do it!

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    Betty, Just make sure there is no silicone in...

    Betty,

    Just make sure there is no silicone in those syringes. If there is, you will get lots of fisheye spots in the epoxy. I would do a test on a scrap piece to make sure before you apply any...
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    If you use the method shown by Lefty Kreh (it's...

    If you use the method shown by Lefty Kreh (it's always amazing to me how much this guy knows!) in this link, it makes the process much easier. He uses a fly tying bobbin and spins it around the...
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    The "Chinese finger trap" does work. Try putting...

    The "Chinese finger trap" does work. Try putting about 6 inches of braid over the end of a fly line. Grip it lightly at the end of the braid, 6 inches from the end of the fly line, then try to pull...
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    The heat shrink tubing is a weak point. If you...

    The heat shrink tubing is a weak point. If you use a nail knot at the end of the braid, with a bit of pliobond on it to secure it, you should never have this problem. Don't put a nail knot at the...
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    Larry, Sounds like these loops were not...

    Larry,

    Sounds like these loops were not installed properly. There is an excellent article on Dan Blanton's website on how to install braided loops that will not fail. ...
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    I would not use acetone, for fear of removing the...

    I would not use acetone, for fear of removing the finish on the rod blank. Rubbing alcohol is fine. If your fingernails can't handle it, you can (very carefully) use the blunt side of a knife to...
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    Jesse, It took me a little while to track back to...

    Jesse, It took me a little while to track back to the article, but there was a paper earlier this year in Nature that shows a strong link between CO2 emissions and climate change. The authors are...
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    It is possible to track weather patterns back...

    It is possible to track weather patterns back farther than recorded history through the use of tree rings and other technologies. It is also possible to track the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere for...
  12. Thread: Sanding grip

    by tedshuck
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    When I turn a grip on a rod that I am building, I...

    When I turn a grip on a rod that I am building, I chuck the rod blank into a scroll chuck just above the grip. I wrap a few layers of masking tape around the blank and tighten the chuck just enough...
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    It is very difficult to dye GSP. That is why it...

    It is very difficult to dye GSP. That is why it comes in so few colors. If you use colored GSP backing on your reel, you will notice that the color is really not dyed in and will bleed off it when...
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    I have a Frost laminated steel blade knife that I...

    I have a Frost laminated steel blade knife that I bought from Lee Valley a few years ago that sounds similar to what you want. It has about a 3" blade of laminated steel that takes a very sharp edge...
  15. Thread: Thread snap

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    I often do a double whip finish when I don't use...

    I often do a double whip finish when I don't use head cement. It is quicker for me to do a whip finish than put on head cement. I have had single whip finishes come loose after fishing a fly for a...
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    I've been using a pair of Korker Chrome boots for...

    I've been using a pair of Korker Chrome boots for about 4 years now with no problems at all. I really like the boa closure, the light weight and the interchangeable soles. I use the felt soles...
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    Scott, Thanks for posting another great looking...

    Scott,
    Thanks for posting another great looking pattern. I was going to ask if you find the pheasant tail rib to be fragile, then noticed that you coat the body with Sally's, so the PT should...
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    I have used Matukas in the last few years, but...

    I have used Matukas in the last few years, but generally reach for a Slumpbuster instead now. They seem to portray much the same baitfish, but the Slumpbuster has more action and I seem to get more...
  19. Thread: Chip and cork

    by tedshuck
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    I use Titebond III, waterproof wood glue or epoxy...

    I use Titebond III, waterproof wood glue or epoxy when building rod grips. I think either would be fine to glue back a cork chip.

    Ted
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    I imagine these will vary depending on the locale...

    I imagine these will vary depending on the locale bugs. These are the ones I find most productive in my area:

    Glass house caddis
    Juju baetis
    Slumpbuster
    Elk hair caddis
    WD-40

    Ted
  21. Thread: Reel Grease

    by tedshuck
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    I bought a tin of Mobil 1 synthetic grease a few...

    I bought a tin of Mobil 1 synthetic grease a few years ago. It cost about $5. I have used it for bicycle grease, fishing reels, household chores, whatever needs grease... I have hardly put a dent...
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    Scott, Thanks for putting all these SBS...

    Scott,

    Thanks for putting all these SBS instructions and the detail tutorials together. I know that it takes time to do these and I appreciate your efforts.

    Thanks,
    Ted
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    I just googled "mouline 738" and found a French...

    I just googled "mouline 738" and found a French embroidery thread. The color looks like a medium beige. Seems they have a very wide range of colors.
    ...
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    Scott, Thanks for posting this one. I was...

    Scott,
    Thanks for posting this one. I was thinking about tying some hoppers and wanted a quick easy pattern that didn't involve gluing foam. Just tied half a dozen and I like them. Hope the fish...
  25. Thread: Animas update

    by tedshuck
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    You might say the mining company had nothing to...

    You might say the mining company had nothing to do with it because they abandoned the mine many years ago. But, they left a terrible mess behind that has just kept getting worse over the years. The...
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