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    Ralph, I really like that fly. With the...

    Ralph,

    I really like that fly.
    With the sporadically warm days that we have had around here, I think it would be just the ticket.

    Thanks!
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    Here is a video that shows some small flies being...

    Here is a video that shows some small flies being held in the side of the box that has the magnets....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsbX7RfNTkg

    I hope this helps.

    Brian
  3. Thread: Two piece rods

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    I own a whole bunch of rods....north of 50 total....

    I own a whole bunch of rods....north of 50 total.

    I'd say that at least half of them are 2 piece rods. Some of my favorite rods were/are not available in a 4pc configuration. (e.g. the Orvis Far...
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    I agree completely. I really enjoy seeing all...

    I agree completely.
    I really enjoy seeing all of these patterns. And the step-by-step is just super.
    I'm sure that you have it down pat by doing so many but I am sure it takes some time.

    Thank...
  5. Thread: Sanding grip

    by bgreer
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    Dave, It can be done one a metal lathe. You...

    Dave,

    It can be done one a metal lathe. You just have to be very careful to not damage the blank.

    I think that I would try to chuck up on the reel seat as far as I effectively could, using...
  6. Thread: Uh oh...

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    Great story, Prairieschooner. Those sort of...

    Great story, Prairieschooner.

    Those sort of days really make it worth it.

    Brian
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    You would only be 1.5 hours from Heber Springs,...

    You would only be 1.5 hours from Heber Springs, AR and the Little Red River.
    And 2.5 hours from Cotter, AR and the White River.

    Both are great tailwaters for trout.

    Brian
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    I could take-or-leave alignment dots. I will put...

    I could take-or-leave alignment dots. I will put them on a rod I an building, if the owner wants them.

    I think that I've been partially put off by them because: 1) I've seen some poorly aligned...
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    Not a bad idea....but likely not to work with a...

    Not a bad idea....but likely not to work with a dead battery.
  10. Thread: License Holders

    by bgreer
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    I think that most states have printable licenses...

    I think that most states have printable licenses now.

    I print off a few copies, sign them, and then spray some acrylic conformal coating on them.
    The spray saturates the paper and makes it...
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    I don't think that wax is a good choice. Like...

    I don't think that wax is a good choice.

    Like David said, the wax may cause some adhesion problems when finishing the thread wraps.
    The usual choice is to finish with spar varnish or a...
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    Charlaine, That's a great idea! Take the core...

    Charlaine,

    That's a great idea! Take the core out of the cord.....why didnt I think of that?!
    Ive seen a lot of braids and weaves that I like, but IMO they were all too bulky and stiff for...
  13. Thread: Parachute Flies

    by bgreer
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    Yep, I agree with LastChance, too.

    Yep, I agree with LastChance, too.
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    John N has a great suggestion about maybe getting...

    John N has a great suggestion about maybe getting different booties from Simms.

    If you take care of them, the G3 waders will give you years of service,
    Those G3's are great waders. That was an...
  15. Thread: Beginner Rod

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    No one has mentioned the Cabela's "Three Forks"...

    No one has mentioned the Cabela's "Three Forks" rods.

    I do not own one (I have too many rods as it is) But some people really love them.

    Brian
  16. Thread: Tip top removal

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    Good job! I usually use a loop of wire or a...

    Good job!

    I usually use a loop of wire or a paper clip on the tip top with the rubber band connected to it.
    But I didn't want to make the explanation of the process too confusing.

    It sounds...
  17. Thread: Tip top removal

    by bgreer
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    I don't suspend the rod, I keep it horizontal. It...

    I don't suspend the rod, I keep it horizontal. It makes heating the tip top easier.

    And yeah......I've burned my fingers a few times on freshly heated tip top. :cool:

    Brian
  18. Thread: Tip top removal

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    Hi Mike, It's really easy to do. Here is how...

    Hi Mike,

    It's really easy to do.
    Here is how I do it:

    Put a rubber band through the tip top. Pass the rubber band through itself to make a lark's head knot.
    Cinch the larks head tight to the...
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    I looked around for some also. No luck. It...

    I looked around for some also. No luck.

    It also seems that the only Gudebrod chestnut still out there to be found is in size 'D' but none in size 'A'
  20. Thread: SBS Index

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    Scott, That's very cool. A very good...

    Scott,

    That's very cool. A very good contribution to FAOL.
    Thanks for taking all the time to do the SBS posts and putting them together.
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    The bullets would hit the ground at the same...

    The bullets would hit the ground at the same time.
    There is a possible exception if the fired bullet experiences any sort of lift due to the shape of the bullet.
    That lift may delay the time by...
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    I would agree with it being an LT. It's a 5pc...

    I would agree with it being an LT.
    It's a 5pc rod.
    It has spigot ferrules.
    The LT came out in 1996.
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    Here is a pattern that I ran across: ...

    Here is a pattern that I ran across:

    http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw/92198fotw.php
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    I use the insulation from some thin wire. I...

    I use the insulation from some thin wire.
    I strip off the length of insulation I want and thread it onto the tippet.
    You have to be a little choosy about the wire, you want to make sure that the...
  25. You got a deal!

    You got a deal!
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