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    Smallmouth Bass
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  1. Consider using Gator blades. Been using on college campus for years. https://www.oregonproducts.com/en/professional-products/lawn-and-garden/mower-blades/gator-mulching-blades/c/g6-mulchingblade-p Bullhead
  2. I like this version. I tried other assembly methods, filter material etc. but had poor results. With your filter material do you get an even flow of air around the powder?
  3. I have used small pieces of "No Pest Strip" placed inside a pill container with small holes drilled in it . Placed inside of plastic storage container with material
  4. Yeah Mike I am somewhat of a perfectionistt. It was off a little bit. I tweaked the running eyes just a smidge and all is well. Thanks to all. Bullhead
  5. Well I epoxied the tip, aligned and set to cure. It settled and alignment is off. How can I remove to redo without destroying the blank? Bullhead
  6. Hi All, I have just about finished with my first fly rod build. Perhaps this is a silly question but what do you use to create a glossy finish on the entire rod? and what is the difference between thread sealer and epoxy for the guides? Bullhead
  7. Thanks to both of you! As I wade for in the reeds for panfish it is nice to have a quick retrieve of slack line to keep from tangling around debris. Now to take apart to clean and lubricate.
  8. Geetings all, On a whim, I picked up two of these for three bucks each at a local pawn shop. Number 1140 model C. Can anyone tell me how they function? In particular the side knurled knob on one side of the reel? Bullhead
  9. Tell me about it, please. How does it work?
  10. Hi all, I have some 2mm craft foam and want to try tieing hopper patterns. what do you suggest for the foam width for different hooks? Am I correct to size with the hook gape?
  11. Anyone tie with this material? Is there a similar material that can be a close substitute? Bullhead
  12. It has been said said to cut the line and the hook will eventually dissolve. I am not sure that this is entirely correct. Sure some fish will die especially if the gills are involved. My experience when hooking bass with poppers is they can take the hook deep so I always pinch down the barbs. Very easy to back out with minimal damage to the fish. Bullhead
  13. A trick suggested to me is to add vinegar to a warm water bath then rinse and dry. did a test tie with chenille and maribou and it seems to work. I heard that women used to do the vinegar trick to keep colors on new clothing from bleeding.
  14. I have a quantity of red marabou that bleeds out when wet. The dye colors the other material such as white chenille and rabbit. This is fly tying material, not craft fur stuff. Is there a way to "set" the color?
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