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    Thanks Bowfin, makes sense to me. I appreciate...

    Thanks Bowfin, makes sense to me. I appreciate the input.
    Mike
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    If not gone, I'll take L.L. BEAN,FLY FISHING...

    If not gone, I'll take
    L.L. BEAN,FLY FISHING FOR STRIPED BASS HANDBOOK,Brad Burns- Paperback- very good- 6.50

    FLYFISHER'S GUIDE TO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE- Steve...
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    PM sent on some books. Mike

    PM sent on some books.
    Mike
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    Thanks Ted. This is an old South Bend that I got...

    Thanks Ted. This is an old South Bend that I got for $5 at an antique shop. So, I'll put about $50 or 60 in. But I'll have fun and learn new things. Now, a second question - the rod has fewer guides...
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    single foot or regular

    Hi all,
    As I get ready buy materials for the rod rebuild, am I better off with single foot or double foot guides or is it just personal prefernce?
    Thanks,
    Mike
  6. Thread: Tip top removal

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    Brad, for me the thrill of the process - I...

    Brad, for me the thrill of the process - I couldn't make furled leaders without a manual!! ;) I do use yours and love them!
    Mike
  7. Thread: Tip top removal

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    An update - the tip top has been successfully...

    An update - the tip top has been successfully removed! I altered the rubber band tension device a little. I found a large snap swivel and threaded the rubber band through the open ring end and fed it...
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    Hi Betty, Thanks - I did a similar procedure to...

    Hi Betty,
    Thanks - I did a similar procedure to remove the male ferrule from a rod a friend of mine had gotten stuck in the female end. After I got it out, by gently heating the outside spinning, I...
  9. Thread: Tip top removal

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    Hi Brian, COOOL!!! :D I had some kind of similar...

    Hi Brian,
    COOOL!!! :D I had some kind of similar thought but before I went and screwed up I wanted to get ideas. I was thinking of the heat the tip but I really like the suspend the rod with the...
  10. Thread: Tip top removal

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    Tip top removal

    Hi all,
    As the winter rod rebuilding season starts, I would like to remove an old tip top from a rod and replace it. Now, how do I accomplish this?
    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Do you make house calls? Mike

    Do you make house calls?
    Mike
  12. Thread: Matuka Tips?

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    Hi all, Thanks to the great tips and advice I...

    Hi all,
    Thanks to the great tips and advice I think I am getting the Matuka wing in hand, oops on the hook:D! Things I have found to help:
    A. Good filled out hackle. I used various "types" and the...
  13. Thread: Matuka Tips?

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    Thanks Scott and rainbow chaser. RC, I saw that...

    Thanks Scott and rainbow chaser. RC, I saw that somewhere else also, I'll try it first.
    Mike
  14. Thread: Matuka Tips?

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    Scott - THANK YOU, that helps a lot! And also to...

    Scott - THANK YOU, that helps a lot! And also to you, Mr Blur, yes I wiggle, but obviously not enough! Scott, may I copy those pics and use them in class on Wednesday to help illustrate?
    Thanks to...
  15. Thread: Matuka Tips?

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    Matuka Tips?

    Hi all,
    As we work our way in fly tying class, the coming week is Matukas. As I do the demoing, trying not to elicit too many laughs, I have been turning out some Matukas. I think I'm getting it,...
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    Mustad Salt Water Hooks

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    PM sent on reel.

    PM sent on reel.
  18. Thread: Cabelas Rod Sale!

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    Very nice! I dream of fish like that! Mike

    Very nice! I dream of fish like that!
    Mike
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    I second Ted. I did this on an old fibergleatass...

    I second Ted. I did this on an old fibergleatass South Bend that I am learning how to wrap guides on. This was a plastic reel seat. I put the seat in the plastic bag, sat it in the boiling water for...
  20. Rotating arm for Girffin Vise - mailing cost only

    Hi,
    I will not use this, I have Renzetti's, but I can't just chuck it. This is the rotating arm for Griffin Vise Models #3AR, #3ARP & Patriot Cam. In the original package!! All I ask is shipping...
  21. Thread: SBS Index

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    Okay, I did a copy and paste into a Word doc. The...

    Okay, I did a copy and paste into a Word doc. The great thing is that I can double click on a pattern and it will open the appropriate SBS in Safari. So, good to go.
    Mike
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    Scott, I tried to access the link above. Got a...

    Scott,
    I tried to access the link above. Got a "you can't come in" message.
    I still think your work is the best since sliced raisin bread!
    Mike
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    WOOHOOO!!! An answer to my needs/wants/desires!...

    WOOHOOO!!! An answer to my needs/wants/desires!
    THANK YOU Scott!
    Mike
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    No, not all flies catch fish. I have examples...

    No, not all flies catch fish. I have examples i've tied that do not - yet!:)
    Mike
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    WAIT!!! There is use for us old birds...

    WAIT!!! There is use for us old birds afterall!!:D
    Mike
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