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    I've been using Pentax waterproof cameras since...

    I've been using Pentax waterproof cameras since their first model came out - very happy with them. I keep my Optio W20 with me on the water (kayak, float tube, boat, wading, you name it). I bought...
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    I found a pair of self-closing tweezers at a...

    I found a pair of self-closing tweezers at a hobby store that look like a descendant of that artery clamp. Mine have a curved jaw/point which I really like (helps keep my hand out of the way of my...
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    Nicely done!!! Thank you for making this happen!

    Nicely done!!! Thank you for making this happen!
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    Some of the out-of-the-way California...

    Some of the out-of-the-way California Wally-worlds stock fly fishing stuff. I've found it in Sonora and I believe Willows.

    A couple weeks ago, I picked up a Scientific Anglers rod tube for $15. ...
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    Robin, Nice looking flies!!!!

    Robin,

    Nice looking flies!!!!
  6. Thread: fly tying fever

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    If I recall correctly, the gentleman that writes...

    If I recall correctly, the gentleman that writes the fly tying column for our fly fishing club's monthly newsletter had an article a while back in which he described an experiment with microwaving...
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    There's another source for this sort of material....

    There's another source for this sort of material. I found it at Michaels craft store but it's not listed in their online catalog.

    I do see it on Amazon though after searching for a "Googly Worm"....
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    This thread has been idle for too long. :D ...

    This thread has been idle for too long. :D

    Earlier this week, I tied up yet another variation of the Schminnows mentioned a couple of posts earlier in this thread.

    For the eyes, I used...
  9. Thread: Epoxy turners

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    If you're using slow-drying (24 hr) epoxy,...

    If you're using slow-drying (24 hr) epoxy, keeping the flying moving prevents the epoxy from sagging before it dries. The thicker the coating of epoxy, the longer the drying time (and the bigger the...
  10. Thread: fly tying fever

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    You wouldn't be the first person to use feathers...

    You wouldn't be the first person to use feathers from the wild. Just read up on how to debug them before mixing some in with your store-bought feathers.
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    Very nice looking versions! Thanks for sharing...

    Very nice looking versions! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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    I printed it to PDF on my MacBook Pro and it came...

    I printed it to PDF on my MacBook Pro and it came out at a hair over only six MB. I'm using SnowLeopard so maybe those of you getting fifty+ MB are using older versions of the operating system?
    ...
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    Kendore - 3M 74 is a spray on contact cement....

    Kendore - 3M 74 is a spray on contact cement. Instructions say to spray both surfaces and let dry for an instant bond, or spray one surface and let dry, then spray second surface and apply wet for a...
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    Sierra Trading Post sometimes has good deals on...

    Sierra Trading Post sometimes has good deals on tubes and toons. Very limited selection (basically, closeouts from manufacturers I think). But I've seen some great deals.
  15. I like that fly. Would probably look very nice...

    I like that fly. Would probably look very nice also using some Guinea Fowl feathers (Michaels craft store sells a pack of those died in various bright colors for really cheap).
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    Nice fish. Congrats. First URL didn't work...

    Nice fish. Congrats.

    First URL didn't work because you have a period (".") where it doesn't belong (right after the "//" near the beginning).
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    18.5" largemouth caught on a small private pond...

    18.5" largemouth caught on a small private pond two years ago. Caught it on a beadhead olive wooly bugger. Cast it out on a floating line, count it down (long-ish leader) then start slowly working...
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    I've read that you can get the Hobie drive to go...

    I've read that you can get the Hobie drive to go backwards but you have to pop it out and face it the other way. Lots of folks have pictures on their web sites showing a very simple "leash" for the...
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    Depends on which kayak you get. The ones...

    Depends on which kayak you get. The ones designed for fishing tend to be pretty stable. They're wider (which makes them a bit slower) and some even advertise that you can cast standing up.

    I...
  20. Thread: Balsa Bodies

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    A homemade dowel plate should also work well with...

    A homemade dowel plate should also work well with the balsa (but not with the foam). It's an old woodworking technique.
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    If the foam plate is large enough, the rough...

    If the foam plate is large enough, the rough edges won't show in the picture so they don't need to be addressed. :D

    Thanks for the details (and the other suggestions). Great thread.
  22. Thread: Midge hatch

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    I've had Griffith's Gnats hit while repositioning...

    I've had Griffith's Gnats hit while repositioning my kayak as well. The fly got pulled under and suddenly I was getting far more hits than when it was floating high & dry.

    So, if you're chasing...
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    Supposedly, if you put the pontoons on a Hobie,...

    Supposedly, if you put the pontoons on a Hobie, you can stand to cast/fish. I haven't bothered doing that on either of my Outbacks but I have considered it many times.

    For backing up, I carry a...
  24. Thread: LMAO at Myself!

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    I've never seen them worn like the top pictures...

    I've never seen them worn like the top pictures on that web site. I wear mine like the bottom-left picture (the guy working on what appears to be a wooden ship model?underneath the guy in the green...
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    I like those! Going to have to take a shot at...

    I like those! Going to have to take a shot at some of those for myself! Thanks.
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