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    But no-one has any experience with one? I've been...

    But no-one has any experience with one? I've been thinking of making a net for myself, and the idea of a shallow net is intreguing. Or would it be too easy for a fish to flop itself out?
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    Japanese landing net

    I've tried to find it for the past hour, but can't. Maybe someone here knows. I recently saw a video fron Japan of someone Tenkara fishing and their landing net had the mesh tight so that it was...
  3. Thread: Too Close?

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    I remember somewhere was the statistic that over...

    I remember somewhere was the statistic that over 80% of fish are caught within 20ft of the boat. So even a short 9ft rod with a 9ft line plus 3ft tippet puts you within range of 80% of the fish.
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    I did a google search recently for "tenkara line...

    I did a google search recently for "tenkara line spool" and found one pic of a guy that made his own "EZ Keepers" using two big buttons and some elastic cord. Gave it a try and in my mind it works...
  5. Funny, years ago I found the site, but more...

    Funny, years ago I found the site, but more looking at his portable fly tying case. Just two weeks ago I got my first Tenkara rod, and didn't even remember that site until now. Some great info there,...
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    Another option is to build an OSS, or "one sheet...

    Another option is to build an OSS, or "one sheet skiff". The idea is to build a boat using only one sheet of plywood. Search the net for either "oss" or "one sheet skiff" and you'll be lost for hours...
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    That looks exactly like the "Fisherman's Knot" I...

    That looks exactly like the "Fisherman's Knot" I read about in the magazine. The Pitzen is different in that only the tag end of the loop is wound around the rest, and it is wound from the bend of...
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    Ok, here we go, as I mentioned, I have used the...

    Ok, here we go, as I mentioned, I have used the Pitzen knot, and I like it. It's strong, it's easy to tie, and if you do it right, it clicks to let you know the knot has set. It's also been called...
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    Q- fly to tippet knot?

    Hello everyone, just a quick question.

    I have been using the Pitzen Knot a lot lately and it works great, easy to tie as well. I recently picked up a magazine issue that illustrated a knot they...
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    Fly Fishing is a Joke

    Found this today:

    http://vimeo.com/21580651

    Great little video.
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    Thanks for the reminder CoachBob, medical grade...

    Thanks for the reminder CoachBob, medical grade CA is very different, being as you mentioned ethyl based products. Most of the commonly available CA's that we use are methyl based versions, which...
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    One more cautionary tale, on another forum where...

    One more cautionary tale, on another forum where the hobby uses CA quite a bit, I read the story of someone mistaking the bottle of CA for his eye drops. True story, some hours in emergency, but no...
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    In response to the comment about the CA turning...

    In response to the comment about the CA turning white, it is usually because it has cured too fast. If you use an accelerator on CA, it always turns white. CA actually needs some moisture to cure....
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    As mentioned, you will have to turn off the auto...

    As mentioned, you will have to turn off the auto focus. The best way to do it is to prepare everything, and with the regular lights on, set the focus. Then you can turn the lights off leaving the...
  15. Thread: Threads

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    There are lists of alt codes for those here and...

    There are lists of alt codes for those here and there on the internet (for example here). Press and hold alt while typing the numbers on the number pad to the right and you get the letter you want....
  16. Thread: Fly Storage

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    Does no one dream anymore? I saw this once and...

    Does no one dream anymore? I saw this once and said to myself, "Self, one day you will have one of these, and you will have to work hard to fill it, but then you will have flies!"
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    Another thought, which has helped me make sure...

    Another thought, which has helped me make sure that my images are exposing properly, is to follow the 18% grey rule. The light meters in cameras are set to expose eithr the spot under the crosshairs,...
  18. Thread: Glue and wax

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    Toluene is not a glue, or a jelly, or anything...

    Toluene is not a glue, or a jelly, or anything else. If you take pure toluene and let it dissolve, the residue (if any at all) is not sticky or goopy. If toluene was the goopy part, it would leave a...
  19. Thread: Glue and wax

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    Toluene may be the ingredient of largest...

    Toluene may be the ingredient of largest quantity, but it is not the main ingredient. Like a cup of coffee, the main ingredient isn't water, but water is the ingredient with the most quantity....
  20. Thread: Glue and wax

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    I remember there being a recipe for tying wax in...

    I remember there being a recipe for tying wax in the following book:

    Fly-Tying: materials, tools, technique by Helen Shaw (1963)

    I found the book at our local library, but havn't looked at it...
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    One I have checked out a couple of times lately...

    One I have checked out a couple of times lately is Fly Fusion Magazine.

    As well, there are a couple of online mags that I like:

    This Is Fly

    Catch Magazine
  22. I've heard that 303 is good for lines as well.

    I've heard that 303 is good for lines as well.
  23. In regards to the table saw thing, I still...

    In regards to the table saw thing, I still remember a friend of mine in High School shops class cutting a 4x6 piece of oak. The blade caught and launched the lumber. The problem was, he was standing...
  24. Great article, wonderful information. As a...

    Great article, wonderful information. As a complete beginner, this is great advice. As I started getting a kit together, I was wondering about having the right this and that. Then a read a book by...
  25. Thread: A New Fly

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    I was wondering about that as well... "excuse me...

    I was wondering about that as well... "excuse me sir, your fly is open"
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