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    Re: Harold Hattaway has passed on

    This is very heart breaking news, Harold and I had swapped Emails a few years ago about fishing in Florida - I never made it down until a couple of weeks ago. I dug his Email address, sent off a...
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    Re: Japanese bamboo

    http://homepage1.nifty.com/yukihiro-rod ... index.html
    http://www.maxrod.net/cgi-bin/webmgr/sh ... d=indexeng

    There are many more, just don't have their sites booked marked. Most are in...
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    Fly Fishing in Jacksonville FL area

    I'll be in Jacksonville from 4/17 - 4/21 and will have a day to fish.
    What can I expect? Any freshwater fishing?
    What rod weights?

    Thanks, Pete
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    I haven't had any trouble putting lines and...

    I haven't had any trouble putting lines and backing onto 1494's or 1495's (older ones). I have a 1494 loaded with plenty of backing (want to guess 80 yards) and a Sylk WF5. Also on my 1495 125 yards...
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    Mr. Gerhke passed away a couple of years ago, not...

    Mr. Gerhke passed away a couple of years ago, not sure of the status of the blank making today, but I had purchased a Blonde Bastard from him maybe 5 years ago and at the same time a blank built by...
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    It's a term for applying floatant. Something like...

    It's a term for applying floatant. Something like Gerhke's Gink for a fly floatant or Mucilin for a leader floatant.

    Pete
  7. Don't try and pull the wool over her eyes, that...

    Don't try and pull the wool over her eyes, that bamboo rod will become hers in the divorce settlement!!!
    There are plenty of makers out there selling rods for under $1000.00 Might wait a bit tot ...
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    Red Tin Mucilin, Gerhke's Gink, Thebault's Silk...

    Red Tin Mucilin, Gerhke's Gink, Thebault's Silk Line dressing, all work. The trick is how much!! Wipe some on your fingers, rub it in as you pull the leader through, then pull it through a piece of...
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    First, if you can get a copy of Kathy's DVD do...

    First, if you can get a copy of Kathy's DVD do it. It's a fantastic piece.
    A furled leader is made in much the same way as rope, by twisting strands if strick togther. Tapering is done by the number...
  10. Thread: Hand Rubbed

    by CTCaneman
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    I find cloth,cotton shirts etc, can cause...

    I find cloth,cotton shirts etc, can cause problems. First if washed in detergent with silicone for a softner, will reek havoc with varnish and cotton tends to leave fibers behind.
    I prefer coffee...
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    Ken, Look for the post on the "nailess nail...

    Ken,
    Look for the post on the "nailess nail knot"
    Been using it for a couple of years without fail.
    Pete
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    Reels are small enough to carry in a pocket,...

    Reels are small enough to carry in a pocket, briefcase or lunch container, take it with you. Rods are a little more difficult to deal with, being a cane rod fisherman, co-workers are used to seeing...
  13. Try LL Beans Outdoor Wilderness Adventures, have...

    Try LL Beans Outdoor Wilderness Adventures, have a friend and his wife that went there and loved it.
    Pete
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    What I did for my daughter at a young age was...

    What I did for my daughter at a young age was with one of those $10.00 spinning spinning rigs from Wally World. Finf some of those elongated plastic bobbers, one end is slightly heavier than the...
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    The legs shrink when you twirl them.

    The legs shrink when you twirl them.
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    It have used paper towels to wipe on varnish,...

    It have used paper towels to wipe on varnish, works well. For wraps, I tear off a narrow corner strip, dip the end and twirl the rod until the wrap is covered, if to much overlap, then wipe off with...
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    Having met Ray and seeing all the pictures of his...

    Having met Ray and seeing all the pictures of his family and little girl, as well as bamboo fly rods hanging on the walls at his place of employment, there is no doubt in my mind he loves his family,...
  18. Thread: Rod Tube

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    I'd stick to the PVC tubes. Once the cardboard...

    I'd stick to the PVC tubes. Once the cardboard gets wet it's ruined. The PVC doesn't give off the "Steel me" I'm valuable neon glow of fancy wood or aluminum tubes. If you want to fancy then up a bit...
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    I prefer the Red Tin Mucelin, as it doesn't...

    I prefer the Red Tin Mucelin, as it doesn't contain silcone. I have used it, Gerhke's Gink, and the line treatment that comes with a Thibault silk fly line.
    What I have found is once the leader...
  20. Thread: AOL

    by CTCaneman
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    I would go ahead and remove AOL through the...

    I would go ahead and remove AOL through the control panel. The message is probably just warning about AIM or some component that loads resident in RAM on boot up (launcher program).
    What I have...
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    Not sure of the price for the Orvis, but I own...

    Not sure of the price for the Orvis, but I own several G Loomis Venture series in the 3 & 5, disk drag is very smooth. The take up (wind in) is silent. Spool will spin freely. I like this feature, as...
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    For my 4wt silk line I use loop to loop...

    For my 4wt silk line I use loop to loop connection to the furled leader to line connection and loop to loop for tippet. I do use a piece of 4x tippet about 12" long and then 18"+ of lighter tippet....
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    Mike Brooks uses some native Cane from I believe...

    Mike Brooks uses some native Cane from I believe Oregon. He makes a green rod and there is a black species he likes but says very expensive.
    I suppose you could use just about any bamboo, but the...
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    Not sure what you are talking about for cane, but...

    Not sure what you are talking about for cane, but why go through all the work of building a rod to end up with something that may not work. Golden Witch offers a sample pack for $64.00 that you will...
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    This was my buddy not me, I always breakdown a...

    This was my buddy not me, I always breakdown a rod before driving to another location.
    He has an old little car with a sun roof, drops the rigged rod through the open sun roof and drives on. Well...
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