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    http://www.dhthompson.com/contact.php try this...

    http://www.dhthompson.com/contact.php
    try this to determine if Thompson is still in business. one of the most popular start up vises ever made
  2. Thread: Net holster

    by fritz
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    looking at the picture, I would think a hammer...

    looking at the picture, I would think a hammer holster could do the same thing at a quarter of the price
  3. Thread: Line Weight

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    before permanently setting the guides, "string"...

    before permanently setting the guides, "string" the rod and flex it with the guides in place to see if the curvature of the bended rod is reasonable.
    BTW, I usually start by setting the stripper...
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    it's my understanding that Cabela's does a search...

    it's my understanding that Cabela's does a search of how many catalog receivers are within a certain driving radius of a proposed future store. You guys are the lucky ones
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    I have Metz necks #1 grade from the early 80's....

    I have Metz necks #1 grade from the early 80's. Still going strong as far as I can tell. Still pliable
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    while I don't tie professionally, I have been...

    while I don't tie professionally, I have been using the "Mundial" Red-Dot line of scissors for years. the advantage of their Thread Clip 4 3/4" is that replaceable blades are available.
    ...
  7. Thread: didymo

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    didymo

    haven't seen any write-ups of late. last "new" theory I saw was that didymo resurgence was due to climate change. updates anyone?
  8. Thread: Hook eye?

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    I typically use straight eye for sizes 18 and...

    I typically use straight eye for sizes 18 and smaller hooks to give more clearance when tying. otherwise I prefer down eyes although I have read from those who have performed unscientific tests that...
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    Let all Americans never forget those who...

    Let all Americans never forget those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the benefits of what this great country has to offer.
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    almost 90% of my fishing is with nymphs. just lob...

    almost 90% of my fishing is with nymphs. just lob it over and wait even if the cast isn't perfect. the fish are in the water, not in the air. next try streamers, especially zonkers. when fish attack,...
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    prefer snake guides to single foot

    prefer snake guides to single foot
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    is he still in the Washingtonville area of NY? I...

    is he still in the Washingtonville area of NY? I thought he considered moving at one time. thanks
  13. Thread: Grasshopper

    by fritz
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    I like the River Road creations creation for...

    I like the River Road creations creation for Tomsu's hopper
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaGzL4ZoBE
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    nice job. what taper is it?

    nice job. what taper is it?
  15. Thread: Fly-Tying books?

    by fritz
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    I realize your original request was for tying...

    I realize your original request was for tying books and there are so many good books on the market, you really can't beat youtube and dvd's as instructional mediums. there is nothing like watching...
  16. Thread: Vise platform

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    yes left over red oak from another project....

    yes left over red oak from another project. having the space between top and bottom is an added plus to lay down tools temporarily. I decided upon this project because while I tried to work on a...
  17. Thread: Vise platform

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    Vise platform

    12613 this is a back, shoulder, and eye saver. I can also use the base as a platform to work on. simple to make. only four dowels and the wooden top and bottom plates are sized to the vice base
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    Flies for Wounded Vets

    I'm semi-retried now and have time to tie for our wounded vets in rehab programs. Can someone supply a list of rehab orgainzations who might be in need of flies? thank you
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    while there are so many good books in the market,...

    while there are so many good books in the market, you really can't beat youtube and dvd's as instructional mediums. there is nothing like watching the actual ties. I've been tying for 30+ years and...
  20. Thread: stuck ferrule

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    nice videos Royce. I tried to verbalize the four...

    nice videos Royce. I tried to verbalize the four handed technique in your video but completely confused myself when trying. Picture is worth a thousand words
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    I built a bamboo 8'-0", 6 wt rod several years...

    I built a bamboo 8'-0", 6 wt rod several years ago and the first few times I used it, I found myself constantly relocating my grip hand practically to the top of the cork after each cast. It also...
  22. Thread: Bamboo Rod Build

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    nice job. nothing like knowing you built the rod...

    nice job. nothing like knowing you built the rod that's in your hands and the feel of bamboo. we're close to going full circle with the resurgence of fiberglass. now it's bamboo's turn.
  23. Thread: Fishing barbless

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    I as a matter of course, I always debarb my hooks...

    I as a matter of course, I always debarb my hooks when tying. For some strange reason on my last trip, I hooked a 20" brown in the jawbone(?) on a #14 caddis and had a difficult time removing the...
  24. Thread: A conclusion

    by fritz
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    In one of Gary LaFonatine's dvd's on Fly fishing...

    In one of Gary LaFonatine's dvd's on Fly fishing Strategies, he suggests to lay the fish on its side in a cupped hand while avoiding touching the lateral sensory lines.

    I'd lilke to try your...
  25. Thread: Which knot?

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    has anyone tried attaching the dropper with an...

    has anyone tried attaching the dropper with an Orvis knot? I've been using tying this knot for about two seasons and have had no problems.
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