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    You can also use a butane lighter to heat the...

    You can also use a butane lighter to heat the lead. Heat it a little on each side (I hold it with copper wire and make six 'passes' with the lighter on each side) and then let it sit for a couple of...
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    I always stay at Fulton's Lodge. You can fish in...

    I always stay at Fulton's Lodge. You can fish in front of the lodge from the bank and they have an access down river at their rental house. I've never used a guide there but some good information on...
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    You can also use powder paint on mono eyes to...

    You can also use powder paint on mono eyes to make the eyes black, red or any other color. Here's a vid on a technique....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p6MH4bhaHo
  4. Thread: weed gaurds

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    You make them yourself out of monofiliment such...

    You make them yourself out of monofiliment such as Hard Masons 15# Mono. Here's a demonstration of one method. There are other methods as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlb_qnBq46Y
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    Last weekend I saw a shrimp pattern tied with UV...

    Last weekend I saw a shrimp pattern tied with UV Crystal Flash. When illuminated with a blue light it glowed for some time afterward. I was intrigued to say the least. Not sure how practical this is...
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    I've tied and fished pigboats and spinnerbaits....

    I've tied and fished pigboats and spinnerbaits. For those that haven't seen Ron Knight here's a link to a vid of him: http://www.youtube.com/user/FlyFishVideo#p/c/50AE753AD2F1453D/15/OBddrc9hM-g
  7. Thread: Fly display

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    If you want the how-to on this, travel over to...

    If you want the how-to on this, travel over to New Braunfels this weekend for a class led by Kyle Hand. The FFF Gulf Coast Council is holding their Conclave at the New Braunfels Civic Center on...
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    Moved to NE Florida (Fernandina Beach) about a...

    Moved to NE Florida (Fernandina Beach) about a year ago and starting to get back fishing again - learning saltwater since I'm surrounded by it. Mainly Redfish and Trout but hope to fish for Pompano...
  9. Thread: Flies

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    Here's three different flies: Colby 'Pops'...

    Here's three different flies:

    Colby 'Pops' Sorrell's Suspended Shrimp: http://www.youtube.com/user/FlyFishVideo?feature=mhw4#p/u/1/qht71QDFdN4

    Bob Popovic's Ultra Shrimp:...
  10. Thread: tips and tricks

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    Go to every fly fishing/tying show that you can....

    Go to every fly fishing/tying show that you can. Sit and watch as many of the tyers as you can and ask questions. No matter how good a tyer you are, you'll always learn something at the shows.
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    World Fishing Network on DirectTV

    I recently was shown the World Fishing Network (WFN) which is available on Dish and some cable systems. If you haven't seen it, check it out at http://www.wfn.tv/ . They have flyfishing shows as well...
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    To borrow and modify a phrase I once heard: " A clean tying bench is the sign of a sick mind".

    My tying bench has been clean twice in recent history - when I packed it up to move and when I first...
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    ...and after you've picked that reference rock...

    ...and after you've picked that reference rock that just sticks out of the water, place a $20 bill on top of it with a small rock to keep it from blowing away. If the water starts getting ready to...
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    Yup - Southeast

    Yup - Southeast
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    Great photos Steve. And thanks for the link to...

    Great photos Steve. And thanks for the link to the Florida Council FFF Conclave! I see you're presenting there - I hopefully will see you there.

    Buddy Price - TxEngr
  16. Thread: White River

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    John Berry posts a regular water and fishing...

    John Berry posts a regular water and fishing report for the White River System that can be read at http://www.berrybrothersguides.com/fishingreport.html . It will give you some information on the...
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    You didn't say when in October, but the first...

    You didn't say when in October, but the first weekend of the month is the FFF Southern Council Conclave, a very large gathering of fly fishers with some great programs. Check it out if you're going...
  18. Thread: Profile plate?

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    I've never used a profile plate, but never felt...

    I've never used a profile plate, but never felt the need for one. Early in my tying, I built myself a tying bench with a white background on it so that when I'm tying I see the bench. But if I'm...
  19. Thread: Books

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    I second the recommendation of Desert Solitaire...

    I second the recommendation of Desert Solitaire by Abbey. A good read. If you're into history, TR-The Last Romantic is a great book about Teddy Roosevelt that I found really interesting.
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    Take a look at this one as well -...

    Take a look at this one as well - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDgmjGtMgpI
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    You can use 0.022 trolling wire and it is easy to...

    You can use 0.022 trolling wire and it is easy to bend but holds it's shape well. I look forward to seeing what you're tying up.
    I've made up a few fly rod spinnerbaits like those tied by Tom...
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    How tall are you looking for and how big of a...

    How tall are you looking for and how big of a flag. With that basic info, a mechanical engineer could calculate the loading for standard steel pipe (2 or 3 ") or galvanized pipe. A cap of some sort...
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    Ditto on the P-Touch. Greatest tool made. I also...

    Ditto on the P-Touch. Greatest tool made. I also use it for the name & address on the outside since it's fairly waterproof. I also use it to label all my hook containers, fly tying materials, etc....
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    The new rule is definitely better - allowing the...

    The new rule is definitely better - allowing the rules of the states to apply. Helps eliminate the 'patchwork' problem of different laws in different places. However, note that most states have...
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    Don, You've fallen into a pretty good fly...

    Don,

    You've fallen into a pretty good fly fishing area. I don't live in Texas anymore but there's at least two fly clubs in the Houston area: Texas Fly Fishers of Houston is a good resource to get...
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