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    I also love this rod as does my wife. It is...

    I also love this rod as does my wife. It is definitely a fast action rod. Mine is a 5 wght. and I use a 5 wght.line asI fish still waters and relativly large rivers where long casts are a frequent...
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    look at the technique Rick Z mentioned it will...

    look at the technique Rick Z mentioned it will totally transform how you look for and or at feathers for the tying of soft hackles. I personally have always preferred Hun soft hackles over the...
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    I've used the poo goo for at least 5 years now...

    I've used the poo goo for at least 5 years now and had the same problem with top cracking. I just took the top from a similar empty bottle of Loon flotant and no problem.
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    Take a kid fishing and do it vicariously through...

    Take a kid fishing and do it vicariously through him or her. It'll be some of the best times you'll ever have and I've realized lately they never forget it either.
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    The book I most often recommend to relatively new...

    The book I most often recommend to relatively new fishers is Gary borgers book titled Presentations. It pretty much covers the whole thing from tying up leaders to reading water, etc. Older fly...
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    The insect you described in all probability is...

    The insect you described in all probability is not a caddis of any sort.
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    making epoxy glue release

    Need to remove the butt cap as the real seat ring is backwards. Anyone got any helpful ideas as to how one might go about correcting this problem?Will acetone work to soften or make the epoxy release?
  8. Thread: Polar Bear

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    It's cheaper in Canada!

    It's cheaper in Canada!
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    I believe you will find the one pound spools...

    I believe you will find the one pound spools vertually impossible to get now. I used to buy them by the case from the manufacturer but the last time I tried to order it they informed me they only did...
  10. Thread: Cream Foam...

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    A little trick I learned for cutting foam is to...

    A little trick I learned for cutting foam is to use a rolling wheel fabric cutter and a metal straight edge. Fiskar is the brand I use . If your wife sews she may already have one. The wheels are...
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    Al, your email didn't work for me. I would like...

    Al, your email didn't work for me. I would like to help. I have tied commercially in the past but my primary occupation over the past 30 plus years was product and macro photography. I believe I...
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    Aunt Lydia's yarn used to be an antron yarn but...

    Aunt Lydia's yarn used to be an antron yarn but they changed it several years ago. I still have several partial skeins that are a yarn with clear antron in the mix.
  13. I have two Sage SP rods that have them and six...

    I have two Sage SP rods that have them and six others that I built that have them.
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    Thanks for answering for me as I've been on the...

    Thanks for answering for me as I've been on the road the past couple of days. Can anybody answer my original question?
  15. Thread: Squirrel Hide

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    Squirrel body hair is great for any short nymph...

    Squirrel body hair is great for any short nymph tails it's so much less hassle than hares mask and it makes a better looking tail. The under fur is a beautiful light orange that makes a wonderful...
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    Idaho-Montana fish-in ?

    Is there going to be a fish-in in this area some time this year ?
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    An economical way to acquire good wool is by...

    An economical way to acquire good wool is by buying a complete hide (tanned not raw). I've purdhased them in the mid 30 dollar range and then cut the hide into 3" wide by 12"strips for dying or tying...
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    I need to read more closely. I neglected to...

    I need to read more closely. I neglected to notice the word "hock". I don't know what your tying but a hair I've used a lot over the years is the throat hair off a white tail BUCK. The white under...
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    Unless your going to do a lot of hair and or...

    Unless your going to do a lot of hair and or feathers I believe you would be better off just buying a patch of bleached hair. Elk hair from a mature Bull is very light from the flank area. If you can...
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