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  1. Thread: Moffitt

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    I ponied up a few bucks to check this out. Here...

    I ponied up a few bucks to check this out. Here are a few observations:

    The shipment came from "China".
    The sample provided 6 flies 2 pt, 2 ghe, 2 scuds all the same size approx 14.
    One of...
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    lamson guru change from lhw to rhw?

    Anyone know how to change a lamson guru reel from lhw to rhw? I'm stumped.
    thanks
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    Thanks for that link ... looks like a great...

    Thanks for that link ... looks like a great source.
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    most dealers that carry bellinger, struble etc....

    most dealers that carry bellinger, struble etc. carry skeletons.

    fishbum, where's the best location for buying 18% ns, and are you drawing end caps or turning them?
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    John, allthread rod works, in fact if you wrap...

    John,
    allthread rod works, in fact if you wrap it with teflon tape you can glue up on the same rod. What do you use on the dead/live center end to support the allthread rod?

    I thought maybe...
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    Thanks for sharing that. As I get older and read...

    Thanks for sharing that.
    As I get older and read more stories like this, I'm getting better at putting on the life vest.
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    Opinion poll: 1. Who makes the best mandrel...

    Opinion poll:

    1. Who makes the best mandrel for reel seats?

    2. What fingernail bit are you using for reel seat mortise?
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    Shaky's method is well written. I've not tried...

    Shaky's method is well written.

    I've not tried the turkey baster method either, however I have brushed with thinned spar and a foam brush (creates less air bubbles) and the problem is dealing with...
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    thumbs up on Barges here also, it's a great...

    thumbs up on Barges here also, it's a great leather boot cement.
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    Don't be afraid to contact any of the Bamboo...

    Don't be afraid to contact any of the Bamboo makers, they can and often will build a blank to whatever specs you want. H&H a sponsor here has blanks. There are some decisions you must make, ie......
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    Eric A - great fly

    Eric Austin that's a great little story on the "Proctor" thanks for the history behind the pattern.

    Do you think that could have been an early "egg" pattern?
  12. Thread: Issues

    by halomidge
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    Issues

    Within reason and using the "reasonableness factor" is the forum a place to discuss both bad and good or only good?

    If a complaint or negative issue is not directed at an individual but a company...
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    Credit score doesn't matter if you don't want to...

    Credit score doesn't matter if you don't want to use credit. It's not a good or bad thing it's a tool to use if you want to.

    Ability to pay doesn't insure a good credit score... the three credit...
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    REE - You mean Norm has something that I haven't...

    REE - You mean Norm has something that I haven't got .... what???? I need to call him up ;-)
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    And whatever you do don't go buy "George"...

    And whatever you do don't go buy "George" feathers.... they are on every single body feather of the bird and are thrown away by 99% of the tyers.
  16. One other thing of note. There are very few...

    One other thing of note.

    There are very few retailers that carry really unique items. Most carry the standard stuff from the standard suppliers/vendors/manufacturers. So choosing an online...
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    Interest rate doesn't matter if it's paid off...

    Interest rate doesn't matter if it's paid off every month.

    If the CC companies ever drop the 20 day grace period from the cycle close to the first finance charge, as some have threatened, than...
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    Ditto. I need to go shopping.

    Ditto.
    I need to go shopping.
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    Go for it, I think it's a great way to figure out...

    Go for it, I think it's a great way to figure out your finishing techniques, wrapping (it is different than plastic rods), and familarizing yourself with the material. Nothing like catching a fish...
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    First - sorry for hijacking the thread. Jim -...

    First - sorry for hijacking the thread.

    Jim - Well said, I won't purchase until H&H removes the offending remark.

    Also, like Jim I too offer any assistance with questions etc. regarding your...
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    Ron, I've purchased from your site however I do...

    Ron, I've purchased from your site however I do find the "Bamboo Society" comments inaccurate and a bit offensive.

    As for a "reasonable" priced "well made" blank, What's a reasonable priced blank...
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    I can't say whether the imports are nice or not...

    I can't say whether the imports are nice or not as I haven't seen one. I can tell you this, don't judge a bamboo blank until it's been built and cast. There is a beauty to a well constructed and...
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    Here's cork from someone that knows what good...

    Here's cork from someone that knows what good cork is and what the bamboo builders are looking for:

    cork

    Here's a video on his sorting method:

    video
  24. Thread: Wading staff

    by halomidge
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    The shock cord staffs are nice except when you're...

    The shock cord staffs are nice except when you're arm pit deep and the tip gets wedged and the whole staff comes apart when you give it a yank to pull it out. The added benefit of a solid staff is...
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    A traditional "quick dry" thin coat prior to your...

    A traditional "quick dry" thin coat prior to your finish coat try bulls-eye shellac straight out of the can, it can be thinned with alcohol.

    What's the thinner for Cellaire?

    Cellaire is nice...
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