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    Mike, I dont' think there is any problem in...

    Mike,

    I dont' think there is any problem in doing that.
    It shouldn't be too bad, especially since you are planning to re-wrap the rod.

    Although I have never done it, I think that Permagloss...
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    Happy, happy birthday Betty!

    Happy, happy birthday Betty!
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    I agree with Ralph's advice. When the fish is...

    I agree with Ralph's advice.

    When the fish is headed down deep (or to fast current, for that matter), you need to turn that fish before they get the upper hand.

    You said that you usually use...
  4. Thread: brass beads

    by bgreer
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    You might be thinking of Charlie....his name was...

    You might be thinking of Charlie....his name was parrotheadcrb on FAOL.
    He passed away a few years back.




    This is where I get my Tungsten beads. Jim and Debbie at 'Wishes & Fishes' are great...
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    A quick internet search bought this up: ...

    A quick internet search bought this up: ...
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    I don't think that Orvis is going to tell anyone...

    I don't think that Orvis is going to tell anyone who makes their tippet. The packaging says "Made in Japan"
    Stroft is from Germany. TroutHunter is from Japan.

    I think just about all tippet...
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    Philip, That sounds like a pretty decent deal...

    Philip,

    That sounds like a pretty decent deal to me. If you go to the Orvis website and find the SuperStrong Plus tippet, it shows how it compares to the "old", regular SuperStrong tippet. They...
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    Nice find!! The South Bend #24 is a pretty...

    Nice find!!

    The South Bend #24 is a pretty decent rod. To find one in such great shape is a very nice find indeed!
  9. Thread: Advice needed

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    When you are steaming these materials, do you...

    When you are steaming these materials, do you only have to steam them once to bring them "back to life"?
    Or do you need to do it each time, right before you use the material?

    I've heard of...
  10. Here is a better video showing and explaining the...

    Here is a better video showing and explaining the head adjustment for a Renzetti:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GCWFOESw8Q

    Now I am going to have to look at my Renzetti Traveler when I get...
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    If you have your mind set on a gloss finish, you...

    If you have your mind set on a gloss finish, you might look into some of the plastic paints.

    Krylon and Rustoleum both make paints suitable for plastic....so they will bend.
    Both manufacturers...
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    I think that rod has a colored, satin finish on...

    I think that rod has a colored, satin finish on the blank.
    Graphite rods are not generally coated with a finish over the entire rod.

    If you really want a glossy finish, you may be able to find a...
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    Hi Derek, I'm not sure how to answer your...

    Hi Derek,

    I'm not sure how to answer your question without a little more information.

    What kind of rod are you building? Graphite, fiberglass, bamboo?
    You said that you have wrapped the...
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    Scott, I was always taught to pinch off...

    Scott,

    I was always taught to pinch off marabou rather than trimming with scissors or razor blade.

    The reasoning is that it leaves a more natural look. A taper to the pinched marabou as...
  15. My first fish on a fly rod was a small rainbow...

    My first fish on a fly rod was a small rainbow caught from the Current River in Missouri. I had fished for trout since I was about 6, but never with a fly rod.
    I caught that first "fly rod fish" on...
  16. Thread: Gunna do it!

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    Betty, I feel your pain. It can be terribly...

    Betty,

    I feel your pain. It can be terribly frustrating.

    I'm working on a little bamboo rod for brookies in the Smokys this spring.
    I decided to color preserve the wraps.
    All was going well...
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    Ralph, I really like that fly. With the...

    Ralph,

    I really like that fly.
    With the sporadically warm days that we have had around here, I think it would be just the ticket.

    Thanks!
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    Here is a video that shows some small flies being...

    Here is a video that shows some small flies being held in the side of the box that has the magnets....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsbX7RfNTkg

    I hope this helps.

    Brian
  19. Thread: Two piece rods

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    I own a whole bunch of rods....north of 50 total....

    I own a whole bunch of rods....north of 50 total.

    I'd say that at least half of them are 2 piece rods. Some of my favorite rods were/are not available in a 4pc configuration. (e.g. the Orvis Far...
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    I agree completely. I really enjoy seeing all...

    I agree completely.
    I really enjoy seeing all of these patterns. And the step-by-step is just super.
    I'm sure that you have it down pat by doing so many but I am sure it takes some time.

    Thank...
  21. Thread: Sanding grip

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    Dave, It can be done one a metal lathe. You...

    Dave,

    It can be done one a metal lathe. You just have to be very careful to not damage the blank.

    I think that I would try to chuck up on the reel seat as far as I effectively could, using...
  22. Thread: Uh oh...

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    Great story, Prairieschooner. Those sort of...

    Great story, Prairieschooner.

    Those sort of days really make it worth it.

    Brian
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    You would only be 1.5 hours from Heber Springs,...

    You would only be 1.5 hours from Heber Springs, AR and the Little Red River.
    And 2.5 hours from Cotter, AR and the White River.

    Both are great tailwaters for trout.

    Brian
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    I could take-or-leave alignment dots. I will put...

    I could take-or-leave alignment dots. I will put them on a rod I an building, if the owner wants them.

    I think that I've been partially put off by them because: 1) I've seen some poorly aligned...
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    Not a bad idea....but likely not to work with a...

    Not a bad idea....but likely not to work with a dead battery.
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