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  1. Thread: Ferrule problem

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    ferrule fit

    As Betty pointed out , there could be a split in the female section. If there is -- unwrap the ferrule wrap, work some epoxy glue into the crack and gently wrap w/ heavy cotton thread or light...
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    TU

    Like it or not the issue here is money. Lodges, outfitters, guides, the "Business" of fishing is BIG money. If you don't believe me look at your fishing catalogs from Orvis etc. There is serious big...
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    Color Preserver

    I have restored/rebuilt/refinished a number of older bamboo rods, some of which are more than 50 years old and some which used color preserver. To date I have not yet seen a wrap failure that I could...
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    Birch Bark

    The 9' rod is for Atlantic Salmon. I hope to be throwing #2 salmon hooks all day long for a week or so. That is a lot of casting. Cork has a bit of "give" that cushions the hand. The birch seemed a...
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    Birch Bark Grips

    Being motivated by some beautiful birch bark grips that I saw on another board, I started a grip that I thought I might use on a graphite rod I am building. I did get it to the point that I turned a...
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    Bamboo Hardware

    M.Sinclair's "Bamboo Rod Restoration Handbook" is THE source --- and I understand that it is recently back in print. It deals w/ production rods, H-I, S.B., Monty ,etc. It shows the standard wrap...
  7. Thread: Leader Length?

    by AgMD
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    Leader length

    As long and as fine as I need, and no longer or finer than is necessary.
    Fishing wets, streamers and nymphs I usually start out w/ 7' 3X and taper down as needed, usually about 10" for each size. ...
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    cork seats

    Pure speculation on my part but folks like the feel of cork. Doesn't get slippery ( Unless it is really dirty) transmits the feel of the rod nicely, resilient enough to be easy on the hand, and it is...
  9. Thread: Vermonters

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    Vermonters

    I'm down in the SW corner. Battenkill country.
    AgMD
  10. Thread: my banty rod

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    Ferruel pins

    Sometimes you can make the pin visible by polishing the ferrule w/ 0000 steel wool and then rubbing something like India ink or soot from an oil lamp into the ferrule. Sometimes even when this works...
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    Big streamers

    One of the biggest browns I ever saw taken from the Battenkill was taken by a local kid using a blue Rapala that must have been 6 or 7 inches long.
    AgMD
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    silk lines

    If you have a dt line it will have 3 distinct diameters ( as well as transition diameters between them) If the tips both have a diameter that corresponds to say "H" and the belly has a diameter that...
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    Line sizes

    One caution. The old letter system used for silk lines was based on line diameter, and made some assumptions about the lines tightness of weave and its consequent weight. The new system is based on...
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    detergent

    A frequent poster on another site has suggested that detergent should not be used on aluminum reels. Detergents are alkaline and as such likely to etch aluminum and start the path to corrosion.
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  15. Thread: Spar varnish?

    by AgMD
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    varnish

    It seems to me that a lot of the early glass rods had varnished wraps.
    AgMD
  16. Thread: Spar varnish?

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    spar

    For spar varnish I use Man-O-War.
    AgMD
  17. Thread: Spar varnish?

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    spar varnish

    I prefer to use spar on bamboo but for graphite I believe epoxy is the best choice. The epoxy will last forever but is nasty to remove. Spar will need touching up every decade or so and maybe even a...
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    Modernism

    "Modern" is a relative concept not an absolute one. Each age thinks of itself as an improvement over the previous one and by some measures it is. My grandfather was born to a world of the steam...
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    Epoxy

    For years I used a brush to apply finishes. I found that if the material was thin enough I could get a decent job of it , if I used a good brush - sable. I could never get a thicker product like...
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    Two seasons

    There are only two seasons of the year. Fishin' season and rod building (and fly tying) season.
    AgMD
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    Zen

    Bear 742,
    I think you are right on, except for my doctorate.
    Ag is the symbol for silver, which I have spent all of my professional life turning into gold. ( If you don't believe it can be done...
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    Geezerdom

    As one who is sliding into the early years of geezerdom, let me assure you that the answer is yes and no. I like bamboo because it casts like I do. The only graphite rod that I really like is a first...
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    casting

    I am not a great caster. BUT the best days I have ever had fishing were those days when casting just "happened". In the zone? Zen? You tell me. But when it happens it is pure magic. Every cast just...
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    Battenkill rod

    I have a much earlier version of this rod and it has become my favorite. I first fished it with a Cortland 333 6 wt DT but I now fish it with a 6 wt dt silk.
    AgMD
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    Banty Mod

    I understand that while some banty modifications will work out I have heard and seen some that were worse than terrible. Before I did something like this I would string up the top two sections and...
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