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    another source for furry foam

    The blankets found in inexpensive motels are made of what appears to be furry foam. I found a queen size one at a thrift store for about $5. I cut it into 3x5 squares and used RIT dye and KoolAid...
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    Good solid start! Great to see you follow...

    Good solid start! Great to see you follow through on the challenge and thank you for keeping us informed. There will be good days and bad days ahead, but it only makes it sweeter when you stand...
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    Some reference books and web sites that I find...

    Some reference books and web sites that I find useful...

    http://www.amazon.com/masters-guide-building-bamboo-fly/dp/0811703525 Finding a copy of this in my local library is what got me...
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    I found another nice toutorial with pictures and...

    I found another nice toutorial with pictures and detailed how to.....
    http://www.rodbuildingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=15417
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    I say go for it. Just have some resonable...

    I say go for it. Just have some resonable expectations about your skills and accept that your first rod might have a few cosmetic blemishes as part of the 'learning curve'.
    For your first rod you...
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    How about 'plunge pool pocket water'. I have a...

    How about 'plunge pool pocket water'. I have a little stream nearby that looks very similar...
  7. Thread: New to furling

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    Here is a link to the article that got me...

    Here is a link to the article that got me started...http://www.canerod.com/rodmakers/tips/furled/furled.html Hope this helps.
  8. Thread: Bark Grips

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    I have made grips from the 'bark mulch' products...

    I have made grips from the 'bark mulch' products sold at lawn centers. Similar to this.. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardentime-2-cu-ft-Small-Western-Garden-Bark-GT-00160/100336461 A $5 bag is...
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    I've been wearing knee pads for years and have...

    I've been wearing knee pads for years and have never notice any impact on my waders.

    I wear them not just to protect myself but to make it easier to be stealthy. With the knee pads on I am very...
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    Boulder published rain totals yesterday, over 20"...

    Boulder published rain totals yesterday, over 20" of rain fell on the City of Boulde in a 5 day period. Surrounding counties in the Front Range also got 8"-10. The scale and scope of the disaster...
  11. How you lace up the loop to loop knot makes a...

    How you lace up the loop to loop knot makes a difference. You first slip the first loop into the second loop, then thread the tag end thru the first loop and pull tight. That way the complete knot...
  12. Thread: wading shoes

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    I can recommend the NRS boundry water sock for...

    I can recommend the NRS boundry water sock for wet wading. This is a knee high neoprene sock made for canoeing and kayaking with portages. It is fully seam sealed has a cuff seal at the top that...
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    I keep a blob of the sticky putty used to mount...

    I keep a blob of the sticky putty used to mount posters on my tying table. Similar to 'florists putty' it is kind of like a post-it note made of clay. I knead this into a point and use it to pick...
  14. Thread: Shaping foam

    by kengore
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    I just use a twin sewing machine needle chucked...

    I just use a twin sewing machine needle chucked in my variable speed dremel tool. Under $5 at most sewing shops... Try to find the ones that are all metal, the plastic ones can explode if you spin...
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    There are some very inexpensive ultra light...

    There are some very inexpensive ultra light spinning rod blanks that folks have been turning into 4-5 weight fly rods. I think they are using the Batsion SPG720 and SPG780 blanks. I was able to...
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    I second the nomination for Wayne Cattanach fine...

    I second the nomination for Wayne Cattanach fine book, simple easy to read with complete instructions.

    The Garrison/Carmicheal book...
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    I have also witnessed the phenomenon. While I...

    I have also witnessed the phenomenon. While I agree that big trout usually don't get too excited about size 24 emergers they will sometimes abush the smaller fish that are feeding on the invisible...
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    I have used a piece of thin metal tubing (thin...

    I have used a piece of thin metal tubing (thin wall electrical conduit) to cut the recess. Cork cuts quite easily with just hand pressure. I found the tubing made a cleaner cut than a forstner bit....
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    You could wrap tungsten shot in panty hose and...

    You could wrap tungsten shot in panty hose and tie them on 'boobie' style for a DIY barbell eye...

    http://www.learntoflyfish.net/Fly_Booby.htm
  20. Thread: Royal trude

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    Calf tail can be bulky and has a tendancy to slip...

    Calf tail can be bulky and has a tendancy to slip around on the hook shank. For smaller flies I have better luck substituting 'calf body hair' - it's a little easier to work with.

    Some tips for...
  21. Thread: Oops

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    I had a similar failure on one of my vices. I...

    I had a similar failure on one of my vices. I was able to repair it using a common nail for a rivet. Cost of repair about 20 cents and a few minutes labor.

    1. Select a nail that fits the old...
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    Those look great, more color saturation than I...

    Those look great, more color saturation than I have been able to get with RIT dyes in my experiments. Please give us more details on your proccess, what did you use as the mordant?
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    I have some dubbing made from kapok, the material...

    I have some dubbing made from kapok, the material used to fill life preservers in the good old days. It definatly floats....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapok
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    Necks have lots of feathers in a wide range of...

    Necks have lots of feathers in a wide range of sizes for the price, but they still have a sweet spot. I have started to strip and sort my necks in to pre-sized fethers, I am amazed at the size...
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    I have replaced the felts on several pair of...

    I have replaced the felts on several pair of boots and found it to be a fairly simple job. I have also removed and reinstalled felts to replace worn or damaged studs.

    If the old soles are glued...
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