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    A 12 year old named Zach will be there tying. ...

    A 12 year old named Zach will be there tying. He is very excited and his dad is very nervous, go figure. Adios, Philip
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    Yes life is unpredictable. When I go to a...

    Yes life is unpredictable. When I go to a buffet, I always have some desert first. Hey, life is short don't forget to have some desert! Adios Philip
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    I like to see KISS ideas. They seem to be the...

    I like to see KISS ideas. They seem to be the easiest to utilize. Philip
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    Hello adglife, I had that problem, the singed...

    Hello adglife,
    I had that problem, the singed ends unraveled when I fished them. Now I put a drop of head cement on the ends after I singe them! I don't know what is the right stuff to use,...
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    Hello All If I convert my single action fly...

    Hello All
    If I convert my single action fly rod to a Semi-Auto Fly Rod, should I wear camo when I am on the stream?;)
    Adios, Philip
    p.s. All kidding aside, I will be on the lookout for a...
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    Hi Allan, I live in N/E columbia County NY. I...

    Hi Allan,
    I live in N/E columbia County NY. I haven't gone to a fish-in before and this seems like a great opportunity to go and meet some of you guys. The trip is under two hours for me!
    ...
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    Great article Bill. I assumed that all Automatic...

    Great article Bill. I assumed that all Automatic reels would make a fly rod feel like a war club, thanks for the updated information. I think that people with some disabilities would be well served...
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    Thanks for the insight folks. I will put a...

    Thanks for the insight folks. I will put a couple of wraps of lead on the shank and push it into the cavity.
    Adios, Philip
    p.s. I know what you are cautioning me about Jack. I was asked to...
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    Using Cone head for the First Time

    Should I glue the cone head on the hook before I tie in the material for a Wooly Bugger? Or will the tied in material hold the cone head in place?
    Philip 43:(
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    Does anyone know where I can purchase a pedestal...

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a pedestal for this vise. The post is a little larger than most vise posts!
    Adios Philip43
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    Hopefully I'm not too late! Philip

    Hopefully I'm not too late!
    Philip
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    Ray, Lots of us do things that are based on...

    Ray, Lots of us do things that are based on "local wisdom". I think the clinch knot with a square knot on the tag end is one of those. Adios Philip
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    I've used them as streamers. But I think I will...

    I've used them as streamers. But I think I will fish them as nymphs too!! Ya gotta be willing to try the oldies in new ways,
    Philip
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    Help with Simms Glomitts

    I have a pair of Sage Glomitts and I have a problem holding on to my fly rod:( while I am wearing them. The polyesther on the palm is too slick. I once had a pair of wool fingerless gloves that had...
  15. I was thinking that this is a fun idea, but is it...

    I was thinking that this is a fun idea, but is it based on fact or fiction?
    Adios Philip
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    It's a compass too!!

    The tool that Byron showed looks like what I used in Mechanical drawing classes back in the late 50's/early 60's. You loosen one of the screws and replace it with a draftsmans (draughtsmans) lead,...
  17. You better check with a local Fly Shop before you...

    You better check with a local Fly Shop before you go to Lake Ontario or Lake Erie Eastern shore Feeder streams or rivers. Most salmon have finished their spawning. Lots of Steelhead and big Browns...
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    I voted today too. I will always remember the...

    I voted today too. I will always remember the story my Irish immigrant Grandmother told me about the first time she voted in her adopted country, the USA. It was the first time women were allowed...
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    I couldn't get em to load either.

    I couldn't get em to load either.
  20. If you want to keep a double edge razor sharp, do...

    If you want to keep a double edge razor sharp, do what folks did back during the depression. In 1961 I was an apprentice in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Many of the Journeymen Machinists I worked with...
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    Add desiccant to Shake-n-Flote???

    When I open a new bottle of medicine or vitamins, there is usually a little ampule of desiccant. Can I add the powder that is inside that ampule to Shake -n-Flote? Adios, Philip:confused:
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    Hello All The treble hook with the lead will...

    Hello All
    The treble hook with the lead will get a fisherman lots of trouble. In NY the Encon Officers are out in civilian clothes looking for people who try to snag salmon and steelhead during...
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    I picked up an old copy of Art Lee's "Fishing Dry...

    I picked up an old copy of Art Lee's "Fishing Dry Flies for Trout on Rivers and Streams". He recomends the Uni-Knot Splice to attach the leader butt to the fly line. I am going to practice the...
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    A couple of years ago in the springtime I found...

    A couple of years ago in the springtime I found an aluminum canoe wrapped around a boulder. Yikes I wonder what happened to the canoeist:sad:
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    Great feedback

    Hey guys thanks for the input. I guess the dazzling picture caught my eye and i didn't see the matte black choice.
    Adios, philip43:smile:
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