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AlG

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  1. My brother had laser, (as well as my wife's 3 aunt's and father) and as ALL of them even got older, they still wear glasses or contacts. I guess your vision fluctuates even more as your older, and the surgery is never gaurenteed.....Which they even state you "may need" to came back and get it done again. Even 3 of my friends that got the surgery done in their 20's have to get another correction. It's been 6-8 years for them. I'm 33, have been wearing bifocals for over 2 years and love them. If your worried (as i was) about the whole bifocal thing, no line bifocals are great, and nobody even knows i have them until i say i do. They are also a bit more expensive. Although, i figured the amount of time i've saved was 3 fold just by having them and not having to tie hunched over to get the closer look i needed when i didn't have them......or grabbing a magnifying glass.
  2. Anybody but yella and blu is just fine with me :headbang: :yahoo:
  3. I use it all the time now. I got it (and most of my stuff) from www.wildernessangler.com First class store with equitable service!
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    It's A Blizzard

    Is that the shrivel stroke he's doing? :dunno: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
  5. I wipe my vice with a silicone gun cloth and that's really it after (almost) every use. However, if i know i'm not tying for a while, i put one of my old pistol socks over them. Other than that, i use a product called Boeshield T-9 (developed by Boeing) for any and all movable parts.
  6. I use the pre-spooled UNI myself for a few egg sucking leeches....Good stuff :headbang:
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    Graham's Camel spider

    Simply amazing! :headbang:
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    Dear Santa

    Health would be nice......Recovering from my stroke is still being a pain in the ass......And (not realizing the date....) it's actually one year today since i was hospitalized from it But other than that, i'll be happy to take Reece.......Or Aria Giovanni :whistle: :bugeyes: :hyst:
  9. Interesting subject, though many distributers want a tax id# (and a good 60%+ want a store front or an actual web based business with advertisement). Plus want your insurance information just to make sure you are reputiable and won't alter their product OR have the means in case of lawsuits. I know i did. However and most of the time, quantity discounts really don't count unless you get into good numbers.....like 200, 500, 750, and 1000 units. Reels may be different in that aspect, but i don't know? But just to give you an idea.........When i was buying parts for my business, if i only bought 200, i usually saved $.09/unit $18 total. Obviously larger quantities went up in savings but then you have quite a bit on hand, which if it don't move, you break even or grab what little change you've made. I know it's pretty tough and i do wish you the best though! Todd
  10. I have both and they are both great vices.....But i just like the full size better. That's only based upon my own personal pref.
  11. I've worked in a few retail places myself....Various sporting goods, R/C hobbies, and cycling. I can tell you by doing purchasing and books, when bought in quantity, usually the "cost" you see as an employee is average and not "actual" cost of the product that they paid for. This isn't all the time, but it does happen more often than one thinks.
  12. Electronic solder is not lead free. Labels are very mis-leading......If you buy "Silver Bearing" solder the actual silver content is usually 2% and the rest tin and lead. Regular solder is a 60/40 split of tin and lead which can be bought dry or as "hard solder" without a mix of flux. "Lead free solder" has approx. 4% silver and the rest tin, however, all have a rosin core or flux coating unless otherwise specified. Flux is corrosive and rosin which is another form of flux has a severe irritant that poses serious health risks to people that don't wear adequate protection. It's not water soluble either and will do more harm than probably lead ever would. Personally, i'd go to the fly shop or on line and get tin to play it safe.
  13. So that's what was hooked up to the toilet paper holder :dunno: :whistle: :hyst:
  14. Instead of looking at ebay, why not try what a local fly shop or sporting goods store has on hand? We all can suggest, but we all have our likes and dislikes with a somewhat biased opinion. Although staying with the top brands like Danvise, Dyna King, Renzetti, Griffin, (and many more) will assure you years of problem free tying, and if need be, great customer service.
  15. You will definitely like the Trekker :headbang:
  16. I've seen quite a few vises with rust. Although my DK is stainless, when i get my tube vise (HMH) i know the clamping handle is prone to rusting. What i'm doing for this however is putting one of my old silicone pistol socks on it to prevent any oxidation. If, and in the event the gun sock dries out.......There are many silicone and anti-rust products that you can lightly spray on it, to make it like new again.
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    This is just sad

    Looks cozy :dunno: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:
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  19. Guys, that's funny as hell!!!!!! SD, that's just classic! :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
  20. I need more :coffee: Where we at again?
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