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  1. I think somebody got their Brownie uniform 1 size too small
  2. Rest assured, since you have never been, you will be amazed and overwhelmed
  3. While I am in the business of selling custom rods ( and have been for over 50 years) My suggestion is to get him something inexpensive to start and learn with. A lot of the new generation of kids take to it, a lot of others do not. One can always progress forward after the initial encounter and find that they are really into it, others is just isn't their passion. We experience this a lot in the rod building industry. A person thinks it will be great to jump into it, goes for all upper level building tools and components, then the nex thing you see is a ad or ebay post where the stuff is for sale, at a substancial loss. Is he going to do or like it any better with the 40 or 50.00 kit, or the 850.00 Sage or Winston. I really do not think so. Start conservative and progress from there I can assure you that fish he is trying to catch does not know the difference in either rod
  4. Wow, and thanks for the book. The gentleman asked as simple question, and you have to write a thesis on it. While a lot of it is very informative, it is way above the needs of the OP. I think Steeldrifter more than adequately answered the question. All your charts and graphs just lead a person to more complications in solving the question at hand. If he is going to have a custom one built, then that info could come into play.possibly and he should get with a professional builder who will line him out on the best and most feasible choice for a build. Aside from that for his application he simply needs to go to one of the stores check out several different models . that will fit his style and abilities.
  5. Doh, John, he says right in the posting its a 9' 10wt
  6. I mix it up with my dubbing, and makes some great simi seal leaches, as well as some other patterns
  7. It is indeed a 3/8 32 thread They use that size to be able to enable a better hold of the stem attachment to the base. There are taps that size out there, and you may be able to dril and tap a piece of round or square stock aluminum to do the job you want. I double checked the size, as I do have 2 of them in stock since I am also one of their dealers
  8. Definitely do not overlook the Wolff Ind Atlas. Also American made, with a lifetime warranty. And presently at a price of 124.99 with a free Bobbin cradle, really hard to beat. Includes both a base mount and clamp style mount. Suitable for hooks from 7/0 to 32.
  9. Thanks for the kudo's guys, but as with anything else out there, the ultimate decision lies with the purchaser. Kinda like vehicles, its what appeals to the buyer the most. As stated before, all are good choices. If mine was all that was out there, then it would be a monopoly, the price would be higher, and thats not my feelings on how a business should be run. Actually, competition is kinda fun, as long as you keep the inferior products out of the equation.
  10. Nothing wrong with any of the vises mentioned, just different features
  11. As stated before, I sell them for 124.99 shipped. And they are in stock http://www.southwestcustomrods.com/products/fly-tying-related/wolff-indiana-vises
  12. My price on the Atlas has been a 124.99 shipped for the last 3 years. They had a price increase last month, but I have chosen to just absorb it and maintain the pricing. I also manufacture a very nice bobbin cradle for them at a modest 15.00 more. In the last 3 years, I have sold appx 75 of them, and only had one returned by a customer, as it was not what he was after
  13. Just buy one of the Wolff Ind Atlas vises for 125.00 shipped. Lifetime warranty and totally US manufactured. Comes with both a clamp as well as a nice heavy base
  14. I don't think he actually made reference to the different casting abilities of individuals, merely the actual optimum line rating for a specific blank. I have 2 identical 5wt's that I built, I do best with a 5wt line on it, my wife has better success with a 6wt on it. My R & D guy throws it equally proficient and actually better that the 2 of us with a 4, 5, or 6wt on it. But in turn, the way he casts, he could probably throw it with a rope on it.
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