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    First of all, thank you to everyone who replied. ...

    First of all, thank you to everyone who replied. Your responses made me slow down a click and take a closer look at the project ahead. I have decided to place the 'buddy build' (that's what I'm...
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    Betty, Thanks for the reply. I think it would...

    Betty,
    Thanks for the reply. I think it would be more of him measuring and maybe doing the middle of the wraps. I'd do the epoxy myself. I'm trying to be realistic here and I realize that I'll...
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    Going to build my first rod. . .

    So, I'm thinking of building my first rod. . . . .with my six year old. I've been looking for a project that we could do together and the wife shot down my idea to restore an old Jeep (though that...
  4. You would think that, but unfortunately I wasn't...

    You would think that, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find anywhere in the regs that say you can't do that. As long as you're using a pole with a line, it's legal. :mad:
  5. I was thinking the same thing. ;) I enjoyed...

    I was thinking the same thing. ;)

    I enjoyed reading this article as I have been known to do both. When I was a kid, it was almost strictly to the pan for anything I caught. As I grew up, I...
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    I remember reading about a club, which was based...

    I remember reading about a club, which was based out of Morehead City if I recall correctly, that would go out during the Bonita run and absolutely slaughter the fish on a fly rod. Talk to some of...
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    So steaming worked. The ring that holds the reel...

    So steaming worked. The ring that holds the reel in place is holding MUCH better.

    My new problem is that I have an old Shakespeare Wonderod that needs a new grip as the cork that's on it have...
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    I'll have to give that a try this evening. ...

    I'll have to give that a try this evening. Thanks for the tip.
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    Is that as easy as holding the handle over a pot...

    Is that as easy as holding the handle over a pot of boiling water? How long do you recommend steaming it?
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    Sort of. It's an end cap and a ring over a cork...

    Sort of. It's an end cap and a ring over a cork center. The lower foot of the reel goes in the end cap and the ring slides down over the top foot.

    Suggestions on how to fix my problem?
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    Replacing a reel seat

    How hard is it? I have an old fiberglass 5wt that I'd like to use, but the reel seat is worn and the rings won't hold a reel for more than about 2-3 casting strokes. I'd like to replace the seat...
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    Likewise. I had been in talks with him to buy a...

    Likewise. I had been in talks with him to buy a saltwater outfit and then some flies. Glad that didn't pan out. He kept flaking out on meeting up (I live right down the road from where he's listed...
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    One of the reviews said that once you put the...

    One of the reviews said that once you put the stuff on, you'll never get it off again no matter how hard you try. So if you get sand, salt, dirt, etc. mixed into the grease you'll tear up your reel....
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    The finish on the Ocean and the Medalist are both...

    The finish on the Ocean and the Medalist are both in pretty good condition, so I wasn't really trying to 'strip' them and re-finish, really just completely clean and re-grease/oil. The L.L. Bean...
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    Restoring a reel

    Has anyone ever restored an old fly reel? In my digging through some old boxes (as mentioned in my other post recently) I found a few old reels that seem like they'd definitely be usable with a...
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    The reel is a Progress. The good news is that the...

    The reel is a Progress. The good news is that the problem was actually with the spool, not the screw. I have two of these reels, one with the clicker, one without (the one without the clicker doesn't...
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    I think it's a Medalist, but I'll have to check...

    I think it's a Medalist, but I'll have to check when I get home this evening.
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    I don't know that a washer would do it (the screw...

    I don't know that a washer would do it (the screw is pretty short), but I'd much rather go that route if possible. If I can't find one that works, I'll give the Loctite a try.

    Thanks for the...
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    Need help with a reel

    While digging through my parents' basement last weekend looking for a baseball bat for my son, I found an old Fenwick 6' 5wt that is perfect for fishing the small mountain streams near where I live. ...
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    I love my 6'0" rods. They're generally the only...

    I love my 6'0" rods. They're generally the only rod I'll carry when I decide to fish the mountain streams.
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    What's wrong with Fenwick? I still pull one out...

    What's wrong with Fenwick? I still pull one out every now and again.
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    Holden Beach, NC

    Will be there the first week in September and would love to do some fishing if possible. All of my experience with the salt and a fly rod has been in the creeks/channels around Wrightsville, so I'm...
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    Drove by there the other day. The tents are...

    Drove by there the other day. The tents are pretty much in the same spots they were last year. Not going to be able to make it on Saturday, but am hoping to get there Sunday for a bit.
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    Very nice. What fly did you use?

    Very nice. What fly did you use?
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    Thanks for the replies. I have a 9' 9wt that I...

    Thanks for the replies. I have a 9' 9wt that I was going to take with me and I wanted to make sure I wasn't going too heavy or too light.
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