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    Wanted: Orvis Clearwater 3/4 reel

    Need an extra spool for an Orvis Clearwater reel. I know It would be hard to find so I'll take the whole reel if I must. I'll pay a reasonable price or trade something for it. Anyone have one laying...
  2. Thread: South Bend 346

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    THANKS Bob, I'm sure I can come up with workable...

    THANKS Bob, I'm sure I can come up with workable
    guide spacing. Just wanted to keep it as original as possible. Your comments
    about inconsistent spacing by the makers relieves my concern about...
  3. Thread: South Bend 346

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    South Bend 346

    I have a 8 1/2 ft South Bend HDH. I converted it to a 6 1/2 rod and now I want it back to original. Alas! I didn't record the original guide spacing. Can anyone help me? Also, a"D" weight is a modern...
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    Is that the San Juan?

    Is that the San Juan?
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    That's about the ugliest fly I ever saw! Probably...

    That's about the ugliest fly I ever saw! Probably will catch the heck out of fish. Thanks Scott.
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    A belated happy birthday to you Warren. Sorry I'm...

    A belated happy birthday to you Warren. Sorry I'm late. Been away from my computer for a few days.

    Oldster
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    Thanks Scott. For this post and all the others....

    Thanks Scott. For this post and all the others. Your are an inspiration to me. This one is a winner for sure. I gotta try it!
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    Sticky: Warren, I have read many of your posts and feel...

    Warren, I have read many of your posts and feel like you are a very special person. I wish you the best and I am looking forward to reading your thoughts again soon. Best regards, Oldster
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    Nice pics Byron! Why are you not on the way to...

    Nice pics Byron! Why are you not on the way to join him?
  10. free fly tying tools, but you pay a price!

    Surgical instruments can sometimes be yours for the asking. Having visiting the emergency room a few times, I have discovered that some surgical kits are disposable so the next time you get patched...
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    Sbs

    Step by step
  12. Thread: The Beaverkill

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    Thanks to all for correcting me on some...

    Thanks to all for correcting me on some traditional Catskill fly dimensions. My first dry fly was a light Cahill tied by Art Flick's directions.
    No offense was intended to Martin and to his credit...
  13. Thread: The Beaverkill

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    Very nicely tied Martin. I think they would float...

    Very nicely tied Martin. I think they would float better If the hackle was shorter, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hook gape. Also I would tie the wing shorter, about shank length. Thanks for posting. Hope to see...
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    Very nice Scott. I like the PT shellback and tail...

    Very nice Scott. I like the PT shellback and tail on this fly and previous ones you have shared with us. I haven't tried this method yet, but I will!
  15. I tied up some Tomah Joes trying to find patterns...

    I tied up some Tomah Joes trying to find patterns that I could use barred Wood duck with. They 're a pretty fly and they do catch fish !
  16. Thread: Bamboo rod kit

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    Thanks for your answers. Have you both built one?

    Thanks for your answers. Have you both built one?
  17. Thread: Bamboo rod kit

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    Bamboo rod kit

    Anyone have experience with Hook & hackle's Bamboo kit?
  18. Thread: Bamboo rod kit

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    Bamboo rod kit

    Anyone have experience with Hook & hackle's Bamboo kit?
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    I've been using this method since I first saw it....

    I've been using this method since I first saw it. Works great. I use IV tubing and polypro yarn. You can usually get by without the tool (just bend the leader over, hold it tight and thread the loop...
  20. Thread: The M&M Nymph

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    I'll order some moose hair. I really like the way...

    I'll order some moose hair. I really like the way it looks on your nymph. Thanks for sharing.
  21. Thread: The M&M Nymph

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    Nice tie Ralph but I'm all out of Moose hair. ...

    Nice tie Ralph but I'm all out of Moose hair.

    Oldster
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    Thanks for 17 years of entertaining me. You have...

    Thanks for 17 years of entertaining me. You have a great site and it is greatly appreciated. Oldster
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    Thanks for the correction, redietz. I didn't know...

    Thanks for the correction, redietz. I didn't know it was based on diameter. Now, if we could get the line makers to just post the weight of the first 30 ft instead of "slightlier heavier to load...
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    I tie both ways, fancier for flys I give away and...

    I tie both ways, fancier for flys I give away and simpler for myself. For example I tie my Hare's ears with no wing case or legs. Haven't noticed in any difference in appeal to the fish. I admire...
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    The older rods used a alphabetic system of line...

    The older rods used a alphabetic system of line and rod weight. IE HCH which denotes a double taper line, front and rear tapered to size H and body is C. A GBF is a weight fwd bass taper. A level...
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