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Green Acres

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  1. So I bought a single wide mobile home a couple of weeks ago and have been working hard to fix things up and make the place liveable


    anyway, in a little over 48 hours They will be installing the new carpet.


    why does this excite me so. because after I have carpet in I can set up MY TYING ROOM. thats right, mine, all mine, not mine as in I split it with a roommate, not mine as in I'm renting from a landlord so I can't paint the walls a repectable color, oh no, MINE


    as an aside, in the massive compliation of tying rooms, there is one painted a great true blue color, if that individual happen to read this I would love the name of that color


    My thanks to LOWE's or running great sales and to red bull energy drinks for helping through 84 hour work weeks and still allowing me to find time to fix up the house




  2. I rushed out and bought the 2000 when it hit the market. I LOVE the thing, it is very likely the last vise I will ever buy.


    the pivoting arm is sweet, if you actually tie with the rotary it let's you get the shank exactly in line,


    Some of these guys are probably getting tired of me preaching about this thing, but it's AWESOME.


    come on over and tie on it some time ;)


    you'll be a beleiver



  3. renzetti "traveler" maybe


    I love mine, but upgraded to the presentation 2000, it is litereally better than sliced bread


    I like the renzetti's and both vises travel well for me


    I don't vacation travel as much as I move alot, 4 states and 6 addresses in the last 10 months


    and I drive a jeep wrangler that all my possesions fit into, and by cubic footage over half is tying crap both vises are great at setting up whenever and where ever I may be resdiding even at stramside


    good luck and sorry about my spelling



  4. I think the tail is plenty full


    here's the way I was taught to dub


    pick out as much as you think you need.......then put two thirds of it back


    it works


    you will be amazed when it clicks as to how little fuzz is really used


    also it looks like you are using natural dubbing, which is great, but maybe give superfine brand dubbing a try, it works very nicely in small amounts


    and yeah the hackle is a bit big, forget the gauge and just use the distance from the hook point to the shank


    good luck, it looks liek your off to a great start, next step, parachutes :D



  5. I have a 2000 and love it,


    The one main difference that the others have negelected is the fact that the jaw arm pivots like on the master,


    you can see the hinge on the left of this photo

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    this makes getting hooks on axis a snap


    no adjusting the head up or down by pulling a screw, just a simple lift puts it into position


    I was originally very concerned about this being able to hold up to the tension, but I have spun a lot of deer hair on it and it has never slipped


    it is a spectacular vise, I really view it as more of a slimmed down master than a presentation series


    good luck, but strongly consider the 2000



  6. as a personal modification


    I prefer to use pearl core braid for the body


    strip the cotton core out of it, tie in the tail and I like to use floss to color the shank, specifically some red floss up by the the gill area


    then tie the back end of teh pearl braid to the front of the shank about whrere the collar will be and whip finnish


    then take teh now hollow braid and invert it backwards on to the hook shank, tie off at the back and continue with the tie


    looks good though



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