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  1. Thread: Grasshopper

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    I like the River Road creations creation for...

    I like the River Road creations creation for Tomsu's hopper
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaGzL4ZoBE
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    nice job. what taper is it?

    nice job. what taper is it?
  3. Thread: Fly-Tying books?

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    I realize your original request was for tying...

    I realize your original request was for tying books and there are so many good books on the market, you really can't beat youtube and dvd's as instructional mediums. there is nothing like watching...
  4. Thread: Vise platform

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    yes left over red oak from another project....

    yes left over red oak from another project. having the space between top and bottom is an added plus to lay down tools temporarily. I decided upon this project because while I tried to work on a...
  5. Thread: Vise platform

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    Vise platform

    12613 this is a back, shoulder, and eye saver. I can also use the base as a platform to work on. simple to make. only four dowels and the wooden top and bottom plates are sized to the vice base
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    Flies for Wounded Vets

    I'm semi-retried now and have time to tie for our wounded vets in rehab programs. Can someone supply a list of rehab orgainzations who might be in need of flies? thank you
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    while there are so many good books in the market,...

    while there are so many good books in the market, you really can't beat youtube and dvd's as instructional mediums. there is nothing like watching the actual ties. I've been tying for 30+ years and...
  8. Thread: stuck ferrule

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    nice videos Royce. I tried to verbalize the four...

    nice videos Royce. I tried to verbalize the four handed technique in your video but completely confused myself when trying. Picture is worth a thousand words
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    good video and explanation. always good to check...

    good video and explanation. always good to check your rod under a strong light source for nicks after a fall
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    I built a bamboo 8'-0", 6 wt rod several years...

    I built a bamboo 8'-0", 6 wt rod several years ago and the first few times I used it, I found myself constantly relocating my grip hand practically to the top of the cork after each cast. It also...
  11. Thread: Bamboo Rod Build

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    nice job. nothing like knowing you built the rod...

    nice job. nothing like knowing you built the rod that's in your hands and the feel of bamboo. we're close to going full circle with the resurgence of fiberglass. now it's bamboo's turn.
  12. Thread: Fishing barbless

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    I as a matter of course, I always debarb my hooks...

    I as a matter of course, I always debarb my hooks when tying. For some strange reason on my last trip, I hooked a 20" brown in the jawbone(?) on a #14 caddis and had a difficult time removing the...
  13. Thread: A conclusion

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    In one of Gary LaFonatine's dvd's on Fly fishing...

    In one of Gary LaFonatine's dvd's on Fly fishing Strategies, he suggests to lay the fish on its side in a cupped hand while avoiding touching the lateral sensory lines.

    I'd lilke to try your...
  14. Thread: Which knot?

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    has anyone tried attaching the dropper with an...

    has anyone tried attaching the dropper with an Orvis knot? I've been using tying this knot for about two seasons and have had no problems.
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    thank you Uncle Jesse. I love these hoppers by...

    thank you Uncle Jesse. I love these hoppers by River Road Creations
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    tomsu's hopper antennae

    looking for instructions on how to insert antennae on tomsu's hopper, needle and thread? thank you

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaGzL4ZoBE
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    hey WarrenP, I bought a bottle of fabric paint...

    hey WarrenP, I bought a bottle of fabric paint from my local AC Moore. The bottle nozzle is perfect for my use without the need for dowels. do you still use head cement over the fabric paint? thanks...
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    wite-out for eyes

    I haven't attempted it yet but has anyone tried wite-out for painting eyes on streamers? The stuff is supposed to be waterproof. I'll let you know how I made out
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    bgreer has a good grasp of what it takes to...

    bgreer has a good grasp of what it takes to replace a reel seat. I've built a dozen rods over the years, including bamboo. He is absolutley correct to point out that selection of a reel seat that has...
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    in my over 50 years of fly fishing I've never...

    in my over 50 years of fly fishing I've never launched the tip section of my rod.................yesterday I did. Good thing I "hooked" the tip before it got away
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    i would heat it gently with a soldering iron...

    i would heat it gently with a soldering iron until the adhesive softens. have someone keep tugging the tip top held with a needle nose pliers
  22. Thread: Hackle twisting

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    agree that partridge hackles are very delicate....

    agree that partridge hackles are very delicate. If you have a rotary vise, I sometimes tie in the hackle, clamp my hackle pliers onto the stem and let it hang then rotate the vise.
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    the product is distributed by Cascade Crest Tools...

    the product is distributed by Cascade Crest Tools and the dubbing is part of their Master Bright line, Rusty Orange is the color.
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    Horrible dubbing material

    wondering if any one can suggest an approach to dubbing this horrible synthetic material that i bought expressly for its color. the strands are like stiff wire bristles so that I can never get a good...
  25. Thread: New Line Holder

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    looks promising

    looks promising
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