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  1. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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    Mike, nice to see that the river has still some...

    Mike,
    nice to see that the river has still some smallies in it. If it is the same river than I think (I think I recognize the area of your pics), then I should pay another visit this August. I...
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    That is a very interesting article! thanks for...

    That is a very interesting article! thanks for sharing. I'm still waiting on my order of the thin loon UV acrylic. I hope to get it today in the mail.

    M
  3. If the hard drive was corrupted in the bios or...

    If the hard drive was corrupted in the bios or OS, you still can recover the data. It will cost you some money, but you can go to computer store and ask them to assess the damage in the disk and the...
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    The whitetail fly tying supplies store is in...

    The whitetail fly tying supplies store is in business. However, Chris Helm has sold the store to Mike Richardson in Geneva, IL. see the link http://whitetailflytieing.com/
    I do agree with Alberto...
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    Yes, the acrylics are pricey, but then I am...

    Yes, the acrylics are pricey, but then I am refurbishing few rods a year (at most 2-3). So, as amateur in refurbishing rods, I can afford a $10 bottle (0.5oz) of acrylic that could last for finishing...
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    Cliff, I just ordered the thin uv acrylic. Will...

    Cliff, I just ordered the thin uv acrylic. Will have it in few days and then will test it on few wraps. My plan is to test 1 and 2 applications of the thin acrylic and 1 application of the thick...
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    well it looks like nobody tried it... so, here we...

    well it looks like nobody tried it... so, here we go. I will get some uv acrylic and try it on a broken rod as a test. It might take a week or so to get the thin UV acrylic.

    M
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    UV acrylic to finish the wraps.

    Has anyone tried to cover the thread wraps with UV acrylic? If you did what did you use? I was thinking that the thin type would cover the wraps nicely. It also could be good in preserving the thread...
  9. I would use rubber gloves and wipe the affected...

    I would use rubber gloves and wipe the affected rug area with the Lysol or Chlorax wipes. I would wipe the toilet in and out with the same wipes and the whole floor of the bathroom, the sink, and the...
  10. Thread: Phly Welding...

    by malevo
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    Thanks for the tutorial. I was using the loon uv...

    Thanks for the tutorial. I was using the loon uv acrylic and will give it a try. I know that this acrylic has some tacky finish. It gets better after few min under the bright sun.

    M
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    Steve, can you explain more? I remember reading...

    Steve, can you explain more? I remember reading Marinaro's book some years ago that the hackle would make the indentation on the water film as the legs of the real insect would do. I don't have the...
  12. Thread: Wrap coating

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    Spar marine varnish is what I use in the way...

    Spar marine varnish is what I use in the way Bgreer described.

    Malevo
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    Byron, what surprises me more is how deep the...

    Byron,
    what surprises me more is how deep the hackle gets into the water. Your fly is lying the abdomen flat on the water, almost in the water. Should the tip of the hackle keep the fly a bit...
  14. Thread: Phly Welding...

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    Thanks Peter, I also love the jaws of the vise....

    Thanks Peter, I also love the jaws of the vise. Nice flies indeed. I will try some of this soon. Do you use epoxy for the body?
    Malevo
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    will depend on the line weight of the rod. For...

    will depend on the line weight of the rod. For line weight 4 or under, I would use a single foot. For heavier rods a snake guide pleases my eyes better. Depending on your wrappings and coats of the...
  16. Thread: Phly Welding...

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    Nice tie! I bet you that the bass will devour...

    Nice tie! I bet you that the bass will devour this one anytime!
    What hook did you use?
    Malevo
  17. Thread: What to take?

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    The same as above with the exception of the...

    The same as above with the exception of the thermometer. I would add a small super absorbent towel if you are fishing in cold weather. Last thing you want to have is freezing wet hands (after...
  18. I will be there M

    I will be there
    M
  19. Byron, Talking to people on Saturday that knew...

    Byron,
    Talking to people on Saturday that knew him well, they commented me that he was at a TU wine test fundraising event last weekend and he seemed to be doing great. However, he suffered a heart...
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    This is awesome. I love when the kids kick our...

    This is awesome. I love when the kids kick our b...s at tying flies! keep the art very alive!
    M
  21. I believe he had a heart stroke. Very sad news...

    I believe he had a heart stroke. Very sad news for the Midwesterns. He was a living monument for IA fly fishing.

    M
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    I got my box of black chocolate for both of my...

    I got my box of black chocolate for both of my girls...
    Happy Valentine!
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    I have had mine 2 rites for well over 6 years. I...

    I have had mine 2 rites for well over 6 years. I still have all the washers... I do see the problem you might have. The washer tend to stick to the thread bobbin and get a ride. It could then fall...
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    Color also became important when we arrange them...

    Color also became important when we arrange them in contrasting pattern. think about the zebra pattern. All black with silver stripes.
    M
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    Scott, That is a nice and buggy fly. I'd mash...

    Scott,
    That is a nice and buggy fly. I'd mash that barb a bit more. It might not pass the T-shirt test. :)
    M
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