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    That looks really helpful. I have set up a page...

    That looks really helpful. I have set up a page in my bookmarks.
    Thanks for posting this,
    Ted
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    If you put them inside your waders, they *should*...

    If you put them inside your waders, they *should* stay dry and should last a lot longer because they won't have sand rubbing on them.

    Ted
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    If you get a UV LED flashlight it will work. I...

    If you get a UV LED flashlight it will work. I bought one off ebay last year for about $10. A regular white LED flashlight doesn't work. If you get a UV one, be careful not to shine it in your...
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    "Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails". It is a good...

    "Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails". It is a good strong lacquer that many use for head cement.
  5. I have not tried one of these, but it looks like...

    I have not tried one of these, but it looks like you should be able to tie your fly directly to the wire tippet on this leader. I found the TyGer Leader website where they show the recommended way...
  6. Thread: Good News!

    by tedshuck
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    Very happy to hear it! Thanks for letting us all...

    Very happy to hear it! Thanks for letting us all know.
    Ted
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    I have only fished for them in Alaskan rivers...

    I have only fished for them in Alaskan rivers that had an active salmon run at the time. Egg patterns were the fly of choice at that time.

    They have a reputation of not being very selective. ...
  8. Thread: Which knot?

    by tedshuck
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    I used the regular clinch knot for trout fishing...

    I used the regular clinch knot for trout fishing up until about 15 years ago. Then I was shown the Eugene Bend and have been using it ever since. It is strong and easy to tie. I find it easier...
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    I have biked to fish in Waterton Canyon many...

    I have biked to fish in Waterton Canyon many times. The system that I have converged on is to wear everything I would wear for fishing on the bike, except for the waders if it is too warm. I will...
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    I guess the "usual" way of putting them on is to...

    I guess the "usual" way of putting them on is to put a loop of leader through the hole in the thingamabobber, then put that loop over the body. If using fine tippet, less than 2X, this will tend to...
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    Loctite purple. Don't use the red, or you will...

    Loctite purple. Don't use the red, or you will never get the screw to move again. You may have problems with the blue too. Purple Loctite should be what you need. Any decent hardware or auto...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IskEcSttB_E&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IskEcSttB_E&feature=em-hot-vrecs

    This is a test of an Echo rod that was stressed to the breaking point intentionally. I believe that it is a 9' 10wt 4pc rod.

    Ted
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    I was really surprised at how little difference...

    I was really surprised at how little difference they found between the strength of the various knots and how weak they all were. This runs counter to all the information I have read about some knots...
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    I have just recently started tying some saltwater...

    I have just recently started tying some saltwater flies with congo hair. It is very similar to the Puglisi product, EP Fibers, but much less expensive. It is a synthetic hair that is slightly...
  15. Thread: Articulated

    by tedshuck
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    Whenever I have made articulated flies, I have...

    Whenever I have made articulated flies, I have filed the cutoff shank so that there will be no sharp edges. The only flies I have made this way were Alaska salmon flies. I used 30 pound dacron...
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    I have read elsewhere that some manufacturer's...

    I have read elsewhere that some manufacturer's (Orvis?) line dressing is actually 303 Protectant repackaged. I have not tried it myself. I use either Orvis or SA line dressing.

    Ted
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    I have dotted the palms of gloves with "GE...

    I have dotted the palms of gloves with "GE Silicone" caulking or sealant and it did help with the grip. You should be able to find it at almost any hardware store.

    Ted
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    I agree with the Betty and rockthief, you need to...

    I agree with the Betty and rockthief, you need to determine whether this is just a scratch or if it is structural. I have seen both. It is pretty easy to get a structural crack in a ferrule if you...
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    Thanks for posting this, gave me a good chuckle...

    Thanks for posting this, gave me a good chuckle when I needed one.
    Ted
  20. Thread: J-Vise

    by tedshuck
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    It is working fine for me. Your browser may have...

    It is working fine for me. Your browser may have cached that message. Trying clearing your browser cache.

    Ted
  21. Thread: J-Vise

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    LOML gave me one for Christmas. In my...

    LOML gave me one for Christmas. In my recollection, the price was comparable to some other higher end vises such as the DynaKing Barracuda or NorVise, depending on how you configure it.

    Ted
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    I had seen some discussion of Solarez on Kiene's...

    I had seen some discussion of Solarez on Kiene's Fly Shop board a while back. It seems their original market was in surf board epoxies. Sounds like a good deal from H&H if they package in the...
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    I had a quick look at this publication and was...

    I had a quick look at this publication and was amazed at the amount of great material here. This will make for hours of reading and learning how to improve at my attempts to catch these great...
  24. PM sent, since this is a fly fishing forum... Ted

    PM sent, since this is a fly fishing forum...
    Ted
  25. I have been an on-again / off-again fly fisherman...

    I have been an on-again / off-again fly fisherman since I was 14, over 45 years now. When it seems like something I don't want to do, I set it aside and have come back to it many times. As you...
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