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  1. Thread: furled leaders

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    Brad, Are you going to set up at the Buckeye...

    Brad,
    Are you going to set up at the Buckeye Bamboo Bash May 4th?
    R
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    I wouldn't eat a Greatlakes Steelhead or a Hybrid...

    I wouldn't eat a Greatlakes Steelhead or a Hybrid Striped Bass from my local water on a bet, however any farm pond Bluegill ( or lookalike), and the occasional Lake Perch or mid sized Walleye is...
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    I build up each side of the two lays on one hook,...

    I build up each side of the two lays on one hook, then furle both together on the other. During furling there is ~2% relaxation (note rubber band, no rearward movement) then tension to ~10%.
    R
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    It's there....... R

    It's there.......
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    My furling jig. Head stock - hand held mixer,...

    My furling jig.
    Head stock - hand held mixer, $2.00, Goodwill. Brazed two cup hooks in centerdrilled mixer shafts.
    Tail - Lead weighted slider, rubberband to take up sleck during furling,...
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    Kaboom, I see that you are attending Grayrock...

    Kaboom,
    I see that you are attending Grayrock (again?) this year. Did you do a demo there a couple years back? Either way we should take time to compare proceedures.
    I make two individual...
  7. Thread: A Fly Why ?

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    I've said on more than one occasion..."if I tie a...

    I've said on more than one occasion..."if I tie a (dry) fly for you, it will have wings...if I tie a fly for myself, it won't". The top view of the fly catches the fisherman the bottom view catches...
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    Same here. I also do the around the reel thing,...

    Same here. I also do the around the reel thing, and haven't experienced the reel "eating" the leader either.
    R
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    I use Albolene during the winding of the lays,...

    I use Albolene during the winding of the lays, and retreat whenever I redress my line (silk). Seems to work for me.
    R
  10. Thread: Spey Fly-Fishing

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    I built a 12', 3/1 bamboo (switch) rod last Fall...

    I built a 12', 3/1 bamboo (switch) rod last Fall to use for Hybrid Striped Bass and Steelhead. Lots of cover on the streams that I fish and a long cast is ~50', so the Spey/Switch rod seemed to be...
  11. Thread: Dry fly tails

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    Pittendrigh, Would you consider posting step by...

    Pittendrigh, Would you consider posting step by step pics for the Pot Licker?
    R
  12. Thread: Dry fly tails

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    Another vote for woodchuck tail hair. IHMO more...

    Another vote for woodchuck tail hair. IHMO more durable than Moose mane and....best of all...free.
    R
  13. I fish furled leaders on my 12', 6 wt. bamboo,...

    I fish furled leaders on my 12', 6 wt. bamboo, with a 6/7 Rio switch line. I make my own leaders , (7', 9-7-5) with a ~2 to 2 1/2 tippet. My best results are with Tri-lobal Poly but have had good...
  14. Thread: Net or not?

    by RonT
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    Same opinion as John N. with exception of...

    Same opinion as John N. with exception of Steelhead and Hybrid Striped Bass, then a Boga. If the Boga, rarely out of the water (unsupported)....unhook and release.
    R
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    Sticky: Couldn't get a copy of the one at the post...

    Couldn't get a copy of the one at the post office....so...here's a recent pic,

    http://i56.tinypic.com/5b1c9d.jpg
    but sometimes I do this...
    http://i51.tinypic.com/1zcnvd5.jpg
    and sometimes I...
  16. Thread: Huron River, OH

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    I fish the Huron regularly for Smallmouth, and...

    I fish the Huron regularly for Smallmouth, and occsionally for Steelhead. Since the ODNR doesn't stock the Huron, and a lot of the river is posted, opprotunities are limited.
    As a side note..any...
  17. Thread: Folstaf question

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    Mike, If it's a really good deal, buy it and...

    Mike,
    If it's a really good deal, buy it and learn to love it...haha! Mosey on down to the Clearfork with it and we'll fish and maybe I can find something to trade for it...then I'll have a nifty...
  18. Thread: Folstaf question

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    Thanks Bill, Have been RonT for many years on...

    Thanks Bill,
    Have been RonT for many years on other boards. BTW, I also had a local Amish harness shop remove the two rivets and add two snaps to my Folstaff belt loop. Makes it a lot easier to...
  19. Thread: Folstaf question

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    My length selection comes from my downhill skiing...

    My length selection comes from my downhill skiing days and pole length determination. At the time we recommended standing upright and with your forearm parallel to the ground, to determine length...
  20. Thread: Folstaf question

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    59"??? I'm 6'2" and mine is ~49 1/2" to the top...

    59"??? I'm 6'2" and mine is ~49 1/2" to the top of the cork. I added a "high water mark" at the same height as my hippers.
    Cheers,
    R

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  21. Thread: furled leaders

    by RonT
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    I used empty thread spools for the stations, held...

    I used empty thread spools for the stations, held to my board by dry wall screws. I don't know how I would get my fat fingers through the gap with a skinny nail.....
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