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    Thank you all, lots to consider. I got a "new"...

    Thank you all, lots to consider. I got a "new" came that should allow me to take closeups of what I tie. BUT, do I want to subject you all to that!!!
    Mike
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    Hi Ducksterman, I appreciate your thoughts, but...

    Hi Ducksterman,
    I appreciate your thoughts, but I can't find a link to check.
    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Great ideas. I do have coat hangers and I live...

    Great ideas. I do have coat hangers and I live in a rotisserie deprived area. I have looked, not new of course, and have not found one! I'll try the hanger method.
    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Tying Thunder Creek Streamers

    Hi,
    As I try to expand my repertoire, I am going to try Thunder Creek Streamers. I don't have a drying wheel - yet, but I am curious, is it easier to use one of the UV set epoxies/glues to fix the...
  5. Thread: SBS Index

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    Thanks Scott, great resources to have! Mike

    Thanks Scott, great resources to have!
    Mike
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    Both items are sold pending payment and shipping...

    Both items are sold pending payment and shipping arrangements.
    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Hatches book and Gudebrod thread and bobbins

    Hi all,
    As I try to get chaos from disorder, I need to rehome two things:

    Gudebrod Thread Holders and Thread

    4 holders with thread - BSCS F81 Fl Scarlett - 6/0 225 yards, BSCS 98 Brown - 6/0...
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    What a guy - a true Renaissance Man! Home repair...

    What a guy - a true Renaissance Man! Home repair and a great tier!
    Now, if I could one of the two down!
    Mike
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    Thanks Bowfin, makes sense to me. I appreciate...

    Thanks Bowfin, makes sense to me. I appreciate the input.
    Mike
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    If not gone, I'll take L.L. BEAN,FLY FISHING...

    If not gone, I'll take
    L.L. BEAN,FLY FISHING FOR STRIPED BASS HANDBOOK,Brad Burns- Paperback- very good- 6.50

    FLYFISHER'S GUIDE TO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE- Steve...
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    PM sent on some books. Mike

    PM sent on some books.
    Mike
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    Thanks Ted. This is an old South Bend that I got...

    Thanks Ted. This is an old South Bend that I got for $5 at an antique shop. So, I'll put about $50 or 60 in. But I'll have fun and learn new things. Now, a second question - the rod has fewer guides...
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    single foot or regular

    Hi all,
    As I get ready buy materials for the rod rebuild, am I better off with single foot or double foot guides or is it just personal prefernce?
    Thanks,
    Mike
  14. Thread: Tip top removal

    by melk
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    Brad, for me the thrill of the process - I...

    Brad, for me the thrill of the process - I couldn't make furled leaders without a manual!! ;) I do use yours and love them!
    Mike
  15. Thread: Tip top removal

    by melk
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    An update - the tip top has been successfully...

    An update - the tip top has been successfully removed! I altered the rubber band tension device a little. I found a large snap swivel and threaded the rubber band through the open ring end and fed it...
  16. Thread: Tip top removal

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    Hi Betty, Thanks - I did a similar procedure to...

    Hi Betty,
    Thanks - I did a similar procedure to remove the male ferrule from a rod a friend of mine had gotten stuck in the female end. After I got it out, by gently heating the outside spinning, I...
  17. Thread: Tip top removal

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    Hi Brian, COOOL!!! :D I had some kind of similar...

    Hi Brian,
    COOOL!!! :D I had some kind of similar thought but before I went and screwed up I wanted to get ideas. I was thinking of the heat the tip but I really like the suspend the rod with the...
  18. Thread: Tip top removal

    by melk
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    Tip top removal

    Hi all,
    As the winter rod rebuilding season starts, I would like to remove an old tip top from a rod and replace it. Now, how do I accomplish this?
    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Do you make house calls? Mike

    Do you make house calls?
    Mike
  20. Thread: Matuka Tips?

    by melk
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    Hi all, Thanks to the great tips and advice I...

    Hi all,
    Thanks to the great tips and advice I think I am getting the Matuka wing in hand, oops on the hook:D! Things I have found to help:
    A. Good filled out hackle. I used various "types" and the...
  21. Thread: Matuka Tips?

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    Thanks Scott and rainbow chaser. RC, I saw that...

    Thanks Scott and rainbow chaser. RC, I saw that somewhere else also, I'll try it first.
    Mike
  22. Thread: Matuka Tips?

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    Scott - THANK YOU, that helps a lot! And also to...

    Scott - THANK YOU, that helps a lot! And also to you, Mr Blur, yes I wiggle, but obviously not enough! Scott, may I copy those pics and use them in class on Wednesday to help illustrate?
    Thanks to...
  23. Thread: Matuka Tips?

    by melk
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    Matuka Tips?

    Hi all,
    As we work our way in fly tying class, the coming week is Matukas. As I do the demoing, trying not to elicit too many laughs, I have been turning out some Matukas. I think I'm getting it,...
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    Mustad Salt Water Hooks

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    PM sent on reel.

    PM sent on reel.
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