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    Thank You All

    I havent read all your kind words but thought I'd drop in after being told there was a thread dedicated to my favorite human.

    I'm not planning any formal "ceremony".....that wasnt John, dontcha...
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    Fishbum; The next time someone tells you you...

    Fishbum;
    The next time someone tells you you shouldn't be using a bamboo rod for King Salmon, ask them what they think they were caught on 50 years ago when bamboo was all there was. There have...
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    You can make your own very servicable mandrels...

    You can make your own very servicable mandrels out of threaded rod and a couple of nuts, just use the right size drill bit to drill the hole in the insert for the size rod you use, which in turn is...
  4. Thread: Bamboo Blanks

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    Norm, That would be a rod made by me, john...

    Norm,
    That would be a rod made by me, john channer, in durango,co. I'm a part time bamboo rodmaker and don't have a website, tho I've been seriously considering one for about 12 years now. If you...
  5. Thread: Bamboo Blanks

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    Sorry Ron. but there is no "secret society" or...

    Sorry Ron. but there is no "secret society" or worldwide conspiracy to keep bamboo rods the exclusive property of the elite as you seem to think and are telling those with no knowledge or experience...
  6. Thread: Sorry, OT

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    Sorry, OT

    Guys;
    Sorry, but I couldn't find a more appropriate place to ask for chat room help. I haven't been able to get into the new room. We have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed, but...
  7. Thread: Got a boo

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    'scuse me, but the "dark side" is those (mostly)...

    'scuse me, but the "dark side" is those (mostly) black synthetic hollow things with guides with only one foot. all of us who have gone into the light know that real flyrods are made of a specific...
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    Shakey; I've been making bamboo rods for 11...

    Shakey;
    I've been making bamboo rods for 11 years now and I've always thought that the inside cover of every book on rodmaking should say "Abandon Hope(and free time and money) All Ye Who Enter...
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    Jim; The first thing to do is make sure it's...

    Jim;
    The first thing to do is make sure it's dried out from it's stay in the basement. Leave it out of the case and sock in the driest part of the house ou can find for a week or so, then clean the...
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    Re: Bamboo blanks from Anglers Roost?

    Tim;
    I don't know if you got hosed or not. If this blank was represented as being top quality from a US maker and you paid a pretty good price for it, then it sounds like you did get taken on it.If...
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    Re: Ferrul mesuring

    Walter;
    The 19/20 or 20/21 you see at Schoff tackle are measurements for metall fiberglass rod ferrules. Think about the taper of a fiberglass rod, you need the male to be 1/64ths smaller than the...
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    Re: where to find ferralls

    Walter;
    Most of the suppliers named will have inexpensive chrome plated brass ferrules, which is what your rods probably have, the only problem is that the new ones are fiberglass rod replacement...
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    Dudley; Wrap up the ferrule from the blank, it's...

    Dudley;
    Wrap up the ferrule from the blank, it's easier than wrapping down off the ferrule. Also, if the ferrule wasn't wrapped over before, don't try it now. It will be easy to tell, the edge of an...
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    the two things I hate the most are magnetized...

    the two things I hate the most are magnetized hooks and magnetized foreceps. It's really frustrating when you stick your foreceps into the compatrtment of size 24 midge parachutes and you pull out...
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    blue; short light line bamboo rods are the...

    blue;
    short light line bamboo rods are the current favorite, and so bring the highest prices. Watch ebay for H-I Tonka Queens, Tonka Princes and South Bend 291's, these are 7 and 7'6" 5 wts that can...
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    casey; I wrap first, then varnish the whole rod....

    casey;
    I wrap first, then varnish the whole rod. I wipe it down with a rag wet with turpentine first, when that's dru I wipe lightly with a tack cloth, then vacuum with a a mini shop vac and a small...
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    rod finishing

    casey;
    Dleo is right, you don't see them at all.
    john
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    finishing

    Quinn;
    Most guys start their wrap, wrap most of the way to the end then put in a pull loop and pull the tag under the main wrap, if you get your loop in 10-15 turns before the end , you can pull the...
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    Pull your tags just under the first 2 turns ,...

    Pull your tags just under the first 2 turns , then cut them and pull them completely under, don't pull them thru or you just make unnecessary work. If you already have them sticking out, then shave...
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    rod finishing

    There's no real need to turn the rod after you varnish the wraps, just put it on evenly in thin coats and let it sit in the stand over nite. I don't own a rod turner and I've made 65 bamboo rods and...
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    straightening

    Jeff;
    Use a hair dryer, hold the curve over it and keep it moving and twirling until you warm the bamboo thru the varnish, then bend it against the curve and hold it there for a minute or two until...
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    Lee; You don't have to take the ferrule off to...

    Lee;
    You don't have to take the ferrule off to tighten it with either a lathe chuck or a drill chuck. Most, if not all, chucks will have a space behind the jaws that the welt will fit into.
    john
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    Rookie; I've tried most of the tricks to...

    Rookie;
    I've tried most of the tricks to straightening rods and the old fashioned way is the one that works best for me. Heat the curved area carefullywith a heat gun, alcohol lamp or over a...
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    Lee; Sounds like the play is in the ferrule...

    Lee;
    Sounds like the play is in the ferrule itself, rather than between the ferrul;e and the bamboo. I fyou're sure that's where it is, then you can tighten the female with either a drill chuck or a...
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    Marco; I used to live in the NW suburbs of...

    Marco;
    I used to live in the NW suburbs of Chicago myself, about 10 years ago<g>. Whatever happened to Fly&Field in Northbrook, Saturday Morning in Barrington and Riverside Sports in Batavia? All...
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