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    Larry, Here is a good article on the subject:...

    Larry,

    Here is a good article on the subject:

    http://www.overmywaders.com/index.php?cleaningsilk
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    John, There are lots of places to get thread...

    John,

    There are lots of places to get thread for rod wrapping. I have built up my stock of threads from buying at various places across the internet.
    Most graphite builders use nylon thread...
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    I don't know if this is it or not....you...

    I don't know if this is it or not....you mentioned "streamer fly poster".

    This one says:

    "Carrie Stevens Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies"

    ...
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    I also make many of my leaders. I put together my...

    I also make many of my leaders. I put together my own Maxima leader kit and keep it in a big zip lock bag in one of the pockets of my large tackle bag.
    I use a program called "LeaderCalc" made by...
  5. Thread: Measuring fish

    by bgreer
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    I have a small tape measure that is attached by...

    I have a small tape measure that is attached by velcro to the handle of my net. It is attached right at the opening of the net.
    The opening of my net is 18 inches long.
    If I am fishing a rod that...
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    That is an excellent idea. One thing to note:...

    That is an excellent idea.

    One thing to note: many states have an Operation Game Thief....but the telephone numbers usually differ from state to state.
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    Royce, I see your concern. I vary the tension...

    Royce,

    I see your concern. I vary the tension that the elastic band puts on the blank by using a shorter or longer band. Or by having multiple screws lined up vertically in which to attach the...
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    I use a rod wrapper with the V style supports. I...

    I use a rod wrapper with the V style supports. I put a screw on each side of the V. Each screw is lower than the bottom of the V by just a tiny bit.
    I hook an elastic hair tie over one screw, then...
  9. Thread: Where's Scott?

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    I wonder..... When Scott goes fishing, how in...

    I wonder.....

    When Scott goes fishing, how in the heck does he choose which fly to use???? :grin:

    Brian
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    Derik, You can use tape. Most of the reel seat...

    Derik,

    You can use tape. Most of the reel seat arbors that I have seen are geared towards the casting and spinning guides, but you might be able to find one with the correct diameters. A lot of...
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    The podcast is there....it's about half way down...

    The podcast is there....it's about half way down the page.

    It is from March 17, *2016*.

    Brian
  12. Thread: Birch Bark Grip

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    Royce, That is really a very nice grip. Well...

    Royce,

    That is really a very nice grip. Well done.

    The wood colors go great with the birch bark. And very nice transitions between the wood and the birch bark.
    Very smooth and well executed....
  13. Thread: Tying on flies

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    These work great: ...

    These work great:

    http://www.pomonaelectronics.com/images/large/4826.jpg

    If you do a search for electronic mini test clip, you should pull up a good number of results.

    Brian
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    Gordon, You picked a great place to move after...

    Gordon,

    You picked a great place to move after retirement. I've hit up the Smokys in the spring for the last several years.
    Such a great place.....for fishing or just spending time. I have to...
  15. As far as fly fishing, I think the Cabelas / Bass...

    As far as fly fishing, I think the Cabelas / Bass Pro comparison would change each time by looking at different locations.
    On my way to Montana, I made it a point to stop in Sydney, NE and do some...
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    This is probably my favorite thing for storing...

    This is probably my favorite thing for storing fly tying materials. I have one, but would like to get more.
    ...
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    This gave me a laugh. There's probably more...

    This gave me a laugh.

    There's probably more truth to this than people realize.
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    I use all three also. I'll dub right onto the...

    I use all three also.
    I'll dub right onto the thread for most things, with a few following exceptions...
    If I want a shaggy/spiky body and dubbing with material that's tough to dub right onto the...
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    Mike, I dont' think there is any problem in...

    Mike,

    I dont' think there is any problem in doing that.
    It shouldn't be too bad, especially since you are planning to re-wrap the rod.

    Although I have never done it, I think that Permagloss...
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    Happy, happy birthday Betty!

    Happy, happy birthday Betty!
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    I agree with Ralph's advice. When the fish is...

    I agree with Ralph's advice.

    When the fish is headed down deep (or to fast current, for that matter), you need to turn that fish before they get the upper hand.

    You said that you usually use...
  22. Thread: brass beads

    by bgreer
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    You might be thinking of Charlie....his name was...

    You might be thinking of Charlie....his name was parrotheadcrb on FAOL.
    He passed away a few years back.




    This is where I get my Tungsten beads. Jim and Debbie at 'Wishes & Fishes' are great...
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    A quick internet search bought this up: ...

    A quick internet search bought this up: ...
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    I don't think that Orvis is going to tell anyone...

    I don't think that Orvis is going to tell anyone who makes their tippet. The packaging says "Made in Japan"
    Stroft is from Germany. TroutHunter is from Japan.

    I think just about all tippet...
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    Philip, That sounds like a pretty decent deal...

    Philip,

    That sounds like a pretty decent deal to me. If you go to the Orvis website and find the SuperStrong Plus tippet, it shows how it compares to the "old", regular SuperStrong tippet. They...
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