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  1. Thread: Martin Reels

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    turvy- I'll post the number as soon as I can find...

    turvy- I'll post the number as soon as I can find it.

    Jeff- My Dad actually was going to get it repaired, but it turns out it would cost about the same to replace it as to ship it off and have it...
  2. Thread: Martin Reels

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    Martin Reels

    So my Dad has an ancient Martin automatic reel, that he's been using for a long long time and recently something broke inside of it. My Dad took it apart and found out what he needed and called up...
  3. Thread: Spotted Gar

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    How bout a rope fly on a really sharp hook? :p I...

    How bout a rope fly on a really sharp hook? :p I don't think the gars I'm seeing are longnose like that one in the pic (NICE btw...) I believe the ones I'm seeing have shorter noses. I've read a...
  4. Thread: Spotted Gar

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    I am going to try this... Don't know if I'm going...

    I am going to try this... Don't know if I'm going to try and eat one, but I really wanna see one of these up close and the ideas I had for flies for gar have been shut down since hooks don't seem to...
  5. Thread: Spotted Gar

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    Spotted Gar

    So I was wading up the creek yesterday morning tossing buggers and spiders around in the water. It was quite warm outside and the water felt nice, but still a bit warm for much to be biting. Caught a...
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    kelkay what are you using for the bodies? ...

    kelkay what are you using for the bodies?

    I've tried using some hobby foam of different colors and even though I made a cutter to cut out the discs to make the bodies, they still come out uneven....
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    Dang, I live in TN and just sold a hollow log to...

    Dang, I live in TN and just sold a hollow log to an unshaven woman with a gorilla in her back seat just last week....
  8. The town close to where I live had dealers from...

    The town close to where I live had dealers from the big three (not to mention a boatload of used car lots) and the Ford and Chrysler dealers shut their doors. The GM dealer is still there, but...
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    It is a good feeling. Especially on a 2wt that...

    It is a good feeling. Especially on a 2wt that makes the smallest fish feel like it's larger than what it really is lol.
  10. I wish American car companies would simplify...

    I wish American car companies would simplify rather than complicate their designs. An Indian car company simplified a car so much that it can be sold for less than 3k dollars, so why can't GM, Ford...
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    jeffro- I got two of those kits from H&H for...

    jeffro-
    I got two of those kits from H&H for about what a new kit of the same type is now, which is about $100 I think. The guy came on here one day and gave a discount to FAOL members and I jumped...
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    When I was a kid, the movies I remember most were...

    When I was a kid, the movies I remember most were the Star Wars movies and Indiana Jones. Goonies and Stand by Me were a couple of my favorites and still are. Of course old westerns and war movies...
  13. I'm a GM fan and hated to see Pontiac go. I think...

    I'm a GM fan and hated to see Pontiac go. I think they all just let their eyes overload their bellies and now they're paying for it. Can't really expect much when there are cheap Asian cars being...
  14. Thread: Royal Spider

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    Royal Spider

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    Thought I would post a pic of this one that I came up with a while back. Paul (Flybinder) came up with the name for it since I told him I got the idea of the band from a Royal Coachman and...
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    Thanks everyone! I'm gonna try to build a couple...

    Thanks everyone! I'm gonna try to build a couple more cheapies this year if I'm able to get the stuff I need for them and then hopefully get something better. I took it out again yesterday morning...
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    I ordered the 8' 5wt. One of the St. Croix rods...

    I ordered the 8' 5wt. One of the St. Croix rods that broke was an 8'6" 5wt, so I'm hoping the shorter rod will be better in the places that I fish. It would be nice to afford something better, but my...
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    First rod build

    Been done for a year and I just used it yesterday for the first time. Also pictured is the first fly I tied. Neither have caught a fish until this pic. That's a Rock Bass which was VERY lethargic. I...
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    Cabela's Fly Rods

    First off, yea I know I haven't been here in a while and I have no good explanation so I'll apologize right off.... I'm sorry I haven't been here I've probably missed a lot. Ok back to the rod....
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    I feel for ya BBW. After looking at the list I...

    I feel for ya BBW. After looking at the list I think I'm in the same boat with ya.. Or pontoon, or canoe, or whatever.... Anyways it explains a lot. Hope you start feeling better soon.
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    I wouldn't mind going to Tullahoma for this.......

    I wouldn't mind going to Tullahoma for this.... Might be fun.... Plus I could probably learn how to roll-cast in the process....

    BTW, it's the Jack Daniels distillery that's close by. Not sure...
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    I'll contribute to this... It's always fun to...

    I'll contribute to this... It's always fun to listen and tell stories... Real or not..

    I got a friend of mine interested in fly fishing last year when we took the long trip to Nashville to the...
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    We scrapped a 56' (I think) Olds four door not...

    We scrapped a 56' (I think) Olds four door not too long ago. When they took it off our trailer with a forklift, it pulled the top right off. Had a spare in the trunk with a Union 76 radial. Must have...
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    I now have this image in my head of Wile E....

    I now have this image in my head of Wile E. Coyote flyfishing in a pontoon filled with helium. Of course is says "Acme" on the side. Needless to say, in this image of mine, the coyote is also...
  24. Thread: Tying desks

    by joerogrz
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    I am seriously thinking of one of the little...

    I am seriously thinking of one of the little portable desks now... That should be really simple. I'm thinking white ash for the top and hickory, walnut or red cedar for the rest.... Toss in some...
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    One of my favorite WWII movies is To End All...

    One of my favorite WWII movies is To End All Wars. It's about the Japanese POW camp that built the "Death" Railroad so that Japan could get deeper into Asia. It isn't so much about war or fighting as...
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