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  1. Thread: Dying Cork...

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    Does the stain bleed out from the cork?

    I have a question for the guys who have stained cork grips. Did the stain leach out of the grip onto your hands during a hard day of fishing? How about if you got something like bug repellant on...
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    I like store bought 6 foot tapered mono leaders. ...

    I like store bought 6 foot tapered mono leaders. I attach them to the line with a Super Glue splice. The knotless setup snags less algae, cottonseed, and weed. I put a Perfection loop in the end...
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    Why do I get the feeling that if I haven't fished...

    Why do I get the feeling that if I haven't fished Hartell yet, I've been missing out?


    Tom
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    I first learned to tie saltwater patterns on BIG...

    I first learned to tie saltwater patterns on BIG hooks. While I understood how to sharpen that big hook to a needle-like point, I didn't understand how to whip finish the fly. I thought it was done...
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    Ed, If you are thinking of a new glass rod,...

    Ed,

    If you are thinking of a new glass rod, check out http://fiberglass-fly-rods.pbworks.com/Modern+Rods for info on almost all of the new glass rods on the market (except WW Griggs - coming...
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    Betty, That Dglass has a pretty steep taper,...

    Betty,

    That Dglass has a pretty steep taper, so you will only need to take a little material out of one end of an REC insert. REC makes most of their inserts with stabilized wood, so splitting is...
  7. Hi, I'm the admin on the Fiberglass Flyrodders. ...

    Hi, I'm the admin on the Fiberglass Flyrodders. I'm sorry the software wasn't accessible for you. The board is hosted by Yuku, which is not nearly as robust as the system here at FAOL. While Yuku...
  8. Kayaking in Kansas City

    Perch,

    I second MOturkE. Take the trip to Kansas City Paddlers. Tell them your needs and they will let you paddle some boats. Once the water warms up, they have demo days almost every Saturday....
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    hee hee hee! 92Esquire, your brother has...

    hee hee hee!

    92Esquire, your brother has talent! He gave you the unknown cane and a St. Croix graphite while he "kept" that "old brown Herter's fiberglass 7wt". That Herter's is probably a nice...
  10. Thread: Reel Damage

    by jgestar
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    Wow!

    Clouserminnow,

    I wish I could wear out that much stuff. It means you are fishing when I'm wishing I could be fishing. I'm jealous!

    I'm with J. Castwell on this - how did the groove form? If...
  11. Thread: Reel Damage

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    Two suggestions

    Soldering aluminum is supposedly tough. Filing the reel will remove a lot of metal. And both solutions leave soft metal behind that will only get scored again.

    The best fix is to find a reel...
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    Too cold to fish - you might as well eat

    Ask 10 people from Kansas City for our favorite BBQ places, and we'll give you 12 different answers. But we'll all agree that you won't be fishing tomorrow.

    Hit Arthur Bryant's for lunch. Then...
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    A 6 1/2 foot softy

    This rod is an odd choice, but one I have fished successfully - an Eagle Claw 6 1/2 foot Feather Light. It casts well with a 5 or 6 weight line. I like a heavier line in close quarters because...
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    Line weights

    Actually, I've weighed a bunch of fly lines lately. For what it is worth...

    The tip section length is often given on the box or company website. Usually it is 6" for a WF and 12" for a DT. I've...
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    Thinner for Hard as Hull

    If the product smells like old model airplane glue, then the proper thinner would be toluene (aka toluol) or, preferably, xylene (aka xylol). You might get away with methyl ethyl ketone (aka MEK) or...
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    Pflueger 1990 capacity

    jkilroy,
    The Pflueger Trion 1990 capacity is listed as a DT10 fly line plus 100 yards of 20# backing. You will get additional backing capacity with a WF9 or WF10 line.

    If you need still more...
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    Making the connection with Maxima

    Steven,
    It can be done. Take your length of Maxima and shave it to a long, thin point with a razor blade or Exacto knife. Aim for a taper an inch or more long. Put the thin tip of the Maxima into...
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    Leader tying

    If you are going to tie you own leaders, check out the Maxima leader kit (once you start, you'll soon be tying leaders for everything). There is a useful leader tying guide included with the kit. I...
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    Cleaning a brass ferrule

    Start with alcohol and a Q-tip or odorless mineral spirits/Q-tip. But, it sounds like you have a plated brass ferrule with some corrosion. That green stuff is copper oxides and it has to go. This...
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    My priorities are way out of whack! It was 66?...

    My priorities are way out of whack! It was 66? today, almost a record. Not much wind and a slight overcast. A great day to be exploring the ponds.

    And I spent the day running holiday errands.
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    Old rod info

    Those M8 barrel covers came with some Montague rods. Montague must have acquired them as WWII surplus to use as rod cases. For instance, see eBay auctions 160057584760 or 270063369036

    The lack...
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    Follow up on the Phoenix 120.

    I wanted to post a follow up - now that I've paddled the kayak a little.

    The boat is light and easy to handle, particularly getting it on and off the car. It is less tippy than I expected :D . ...
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    Expensive glass

    If you charge enough, they will come. See the T&T Heirloom rods http://www.thomasandthomas.com/rods.htm. Rumor has it they are selling well. :D

    Some of the boutique, Japanese built glass is...
  24. Dpenrod, Cortland Peach lines are good stuff. ...

    Dpenrod,
    Cortland Peach lines are good stuff. I've got one that has taken a lickin' for years. It always floats and casts just fine. Also, Cabelas brand lines are made by Cortland and/or...
  25. Which model Fenwick? I have an FF756, two piece...

    Which model Fenwick? I have an FF756, two piece that is very happy casting a WF6 line (the line is an honest 160 grains - exactly a 6 weight). I also have an FF756, four piece which casts very...
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