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    Hap, those are fantastic pictures! Good photos...

    Hap, those are fantastic pictures!

    Good photos of the moon, but the scenery really sets them off.
    Thanks!
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    No. Yes. The leader tapers down to the...

    No.



    Yes.

    The leader tapers down to the tippet size that you want to use.
    This taper, will help turn over the fly as you deliver it.

    The leader is thinner than the fly line and is...
  3. Yep. Look at post #18 of this thread.

    Yep.

    Look at post #18 of this thread.
  4. Scruffy, I dont like any sort of bifocals when...

    Scruffy,

    I dont like any sort of bifocals when I'm wading, for your exact reason, not being able to see direcly in front of me.
    Bifocals just make some things more difficult for me.

    That...
  5. Thread: Wrap coating

    by bgreer
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    Some people varnish the blank first, then wrap...

    Some people varnish the blank first, then wrap the guides.

    Some people wrap the guides and then varnish the rod. It doesnt matter much either way......whichever you prefer.

    However, in either...
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    That's what I found too, Duckster! It took me a...

    That's what I found too, Duckster! It took me a couple minutes to find the right thing.

    They seem to be pretty tough to find.

    I'd just make one myself and maybe add some LED lights as I saw...
  7. PM sent on the Orvis Guide Sling pack.

    PM sent on the Orvis Guide Sling pack.
  8. Warren, Thanks for that link! I ended up...

    Warren,

    Thanks for that link!
    I ended up buying the Clics in the XXL size. I haven't tried them on the river yet....but they fit GREAT!
    The ones I tried on in the drug store were way too small....
  9. Ive tried the flip-downs, they just dont work for...

    Ive tried the flip-downs, they just dont work for me.
  10. Royce, Those are called Flex Spex. I looked at...

    Royce,

    Those are called Flex Spex. I looked at those and they look like a good idea.
    But, I don't know how well they would hold up.
    I also don't think they would work well on a wide brimmed...
  11. Thread: New Vise

    by bgreer
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    Congratulations! Good to hear that someone "we...

    Congratulations! Good to hear that someone "we know" wins these things. :wink:
  12. Warren, After cruising around on the link you...

    Warren,

    After cruising around on the link you posted, I saw that they have XXL size that "Fits Large Size Head".

    I'll be looking into those.

    Thanks! :D
  13. Thanks Warren. Those would be...

    Thanks Warren. Those would be great.......except.....they don't fit my huge melon.

    I tried some of those on the other day. I could hardly even get them close enough to click together. lol

    If...
  14. Recommendations for rugged reader (magnifying) glasses.

    I'm looking around for some magnifying glasses (readers) that are pretty rugged.
    For use while fishing.

    I have some glasses that I use while tying flies and rod building. But they have wire...
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    That's wonderful news Betty. When I saw this...

    That's wonderful news Betty.

    When I saw this thread title on the board front page, I was really hoping that it was from you.

    Things are looking up...and pray they continue that way.
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    White light LEDs wont cure the UV cured epoxies....

    White light LEDs wont cure the UV cured epoxies. You need a different wavelength of light.

    Like tedshuck said, you need UV LEDs. Of the top of my head, you need something in the 400nm range.
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    Oh dear lord Betty. That is terrible. I'll...

    Oh dear lord Betty. That is terrible.

    I'll pray for her and your family.
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    Congratulations Betty! It looks like you've...

    Congratulations Betty!

    It looks like you've go three first place trophies there. ;)
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    I've ordered some large LED's and I'm going to...

    I've ordered some large LED's and I'm going to make my own. Doing the math, I've decided to use 21 LED's with a 24 volt power supply.
    The forward voltage of each LED is 3.4 volts. Seven of them in...
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    I had a fluorescent lamp that also got...

    I had a fluorescent lamp that also got borrowed...and then broken.

    This thread got me to start thinking about an LED lamp. I did some searching around. It seems that the lights built specifically...
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    Absolutely! Ask away. I've been building rods...

    Absolutely! Ask away.

    I've been building rods for just a little over a year.
    I started here by posting that I'd like to take a try at rod building. With the generous help here, I was off an...
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    I'm glad you did Narcodog. That's what I now use...

    I'm glad you did Narcodog. That's what I now use on my silk lines. Thanks!

    :mrgreen:
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    Thank you John. The fishing pal I made it for...

    Thank you John.

    The fishing pal I made it for picked out the colors. The trick was reproducing those colors.
    Once the silk wrapping thread is coated with varnish it turns colors. Greens get...
  24. Thread: Fly Storage?

    by bgreer
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    Flies that I might readily use go into my fly...

    Flies that I might readily use go into my fly boxes that I carry with me on the water.
    Flies that need to be stored get filed away.

    I use the C&F style boxes with the flip page. Each box will...
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    Hi Epuffer, I got the blank from a buddy of...

    Hi Epuffer,

    I got the blank from a buddy of mine.
    There are a few places around on the web that sell bamboo blanks.
    You can find some bamboo rod makers that will sell blanks.

    I see that you...
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