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    Wow... My Uncle Scotty had one of those leader...

    Wow... My Uncle Scotty had one of those leader boxes... He's been gone 40 years... No Idea what happened to it. Very cool box, Prairieschooner...
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    I do leather, Larry... & I just scored half of a...

    I do leather, Larry... & I just scored half of a tanned elk hide. .....formulatin' & cypherin' ......
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    Very nice wallet, brother... They've always been...

    Very nice wallet, brother... They've always been a little hard to find, but gems like that one are truly rare. You'll enjoy it for years to come.... The briar pipe is excellent as well, nice...
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    Hi Derek... I use Brian's method and the same...

    Hi Derek... I use Brian's method and the same 'glass filament strapping tape. Built several this way with no issues.
    It doesn't take too much to get a very nice fit.
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    Herefishy.... Blick art supplies has lots of...

    Herefishy.... Blick art supplies has lots of glues. Cyanoacrylate (super glue) is available with a slower curing rate. Once you check out their online catalog, you'll find a bunch of stuff you didn't...
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    Very nice, Royce ! I have 2 rods in the works,...

    Very nice, Royce ! I have 2 rods in the works, going with birchbark on the first for sure. It'll be my first birch grip.
    I harvested the bark myself from a storm downed tree. I have some very dark...
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    I agree 100% with Betty. I tape 'em on andtake it...

    I agree 100% with Betty. I tape 'em on andtake it out on the lawn and cast a little before I do any tweakin'. Sometimes I add a guide or two. Whatever feels right. There are myriad formulas and...
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    I saw a thread on another forum about the weight...

    I saw a thread on another forum about the weight of flies, and the question of how much flies weigh was never actually answered. From a practical standpoint, I imagine it doesn't matter so much with...
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    Thanks, fellas, I'll be talking to my little...

    Thanks, fellas, I'll be talking to my little brother this evening on the phone. I'll pass all this on to him. I have it saved in my brain as well, for when I go down there ( kickin' and screamin')...
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    At about 45, I was starting to have trouble...

    At about 45, I was starting to have trouble seeing the scales on small rules , calipers, & such, holding them very close to make 'em out.. My boss loved to rag me about gettin old & all that. One...
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    Fishin' in So. Cal.....

    Howdy folks ! My brother lives in San Bernardino, and works in Hesperia, about 35 miles away, I believe. He's been there for years, but only just recently started fishing again. He hasn't since he...
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    Thanks for that info., Larry... Funny, my mind...

    Thanks for that info., Larry... Funny, my mind doesn't just jump right to reaching out to groups like those... I guess I haven't been retired long enough...my brain still thinks like I got work every...
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    Well, Larry... I been watching too. In my neck of...

    Well, Larry... I been watching too. In my neck of the woods, extreme N.E. CA high desert, we've gotten more snow this year than the past 5 or so put together. It has remained quite cold since the...
  14. Hi Bill... As a machinist & metal fabricator, I...

    Hi Bill... As a machinist & metal fabricator, I got lots of stuff from these guys.... Good place to start, at least..... Dan
    www.mscdirect.com
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    Thank you, Alberto, that's exactly what I mean......

    Thank you, Alberto, that's exactly what I mean... Excellent flies. And, Larry, I needed the reminder about the guys up there making their hooks. I'll be getting some pronto. I have feathers & such...
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    Rainbowchaser,, sagefisher, scottp.... Thanks,...

    Rainbowchaser,, sagefisher, scottp.... Thanks, boys.... for the jumpstart. I'm off and runnin'. I will provide updates...
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    Old flies question.

    Quite some time back, I saw photos and at least one thread about flies tied on eyeless hooks. As I recall, they were snelled with catgut originally, and this catgut 'snelling' was attached to the...
  18. Thread: Adrift

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    Spinner1.... Your narrative hits pretty close to...

    Spinner1.... Your narrative hits pretty close to home for me, brother. Similar timeline, workplace injury took out my left knee, surgically repaired, and then a long rehab time with it. Since then, I...
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    I would like to buy your last chinchilla pelt, pm...

    I would like to buy your last chinchilla pelt, pm sent...
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    Yes, Lee, I'm in Lookout, CA it's mostly east of...

    Yes, Lee, I'm in Lookout, CA it's mostly east of Hornbrook. 90 miles south of Klamath Falls, OR. Hornbrook is about a 2 hr. drive from me. Lookout is a tiny little town of about 75 souls. My...
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    ...I wish to heartily agree with Betty, James, &...

    ...I wish to heartily agree with Betty, James, & Byron. Finest group of folks I've ever encountered, FAOL. through this site I've learned, grown, discovered suppliers, and made good friends. Topped...
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    That's a nice simple knot, I'm practicing it now,...

    That's a nice simple knot, I'm practicing it now, getting ready for my first trip out to the creek as soon as some of this snow melts off and I can get there...
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    So..... Whatcha gonna build, Betty ? ....I been...

    So..... Whatcha gonna build, Betty ? ....I been sittin' on a 9', 4wt, 4pc graphite blank I got from H&H 4 years ago. It's gonna live in a tube in my truck so's I can stop and throw some bugs...
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    Same here, Betty... Them boys at Hook & Hack, as...

    Same here, Betty... Them boys at Hook & Hack, as I call 'em, are tops. I been out of the game awhile too.... Real glad to hear Eric is still there. I never shopped around any more after I found them...
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    That's a workable solution, oldster. I can clamp...

    That's a workable solution, oldster. I can clamp size 22s in my vise, but the jaws ar e big enough to get in the way on those teeny little guys. The hemos solve that problem well. So, I'll be...
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