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Member Since 16 Jan 2017
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In Topic: Unscrupulous ebay seller

Yesterday, 10:29 AM

spelling and grammar not subject to debate :)

Oh, but the commas!

In Topic: Help identifying my new-found rod...

13 September 2019 - 10:37 AM


Cleaned it, and today took it out to New Orleans City Park for bass...

Gonna take some getting used to. It's graphite, but it's slow. Similar timing to bamboo, but not as strong a bend in the middle as bamboo. The ferrules are not as tight as I'd like, not sure why that would be (they're graphite). The top half of the rod flew off after 1 hour... Needed a pliers to twist off the reel seat ring after I was finished, could see it's how the last owner did it, too, the ribbing is marked up where the pliers would go.

Also my first effort fly fishing in still water. That, too, will take a good bit of getting used to. For other reasons...

In Topic: George Grant Books

13 September 2019 - 10:19 AM

Much, much appreciated, guys. I'm gonna start with what's on the internet for free (faol and the video flytire posted, and all the pics), and get one or more of the books over time. I like hunting for bargains almost as much as reading and tying a fly and fly-fishing for trout, so this will all be useful info.

In Topic: George Grant Books

11 September 2019 - 06:11 PM

Thanks Al

In Topic: Spools/bobbins for splitting floss

11 September 2019 - 06:40 AM

Theoretically, you can use the same spool the multi-stranded floss came from. Dividing the strands does not add floss. You'll end up with the same volume of floss on there as you started....

Personally, I don't use a floss bobbin. I cut off a small piece, get as many strands as I want from it at that point, and use my fingers to lay it on flat, sometimes turning it onto the hook with my rotary vise.

You were talking earlier about getting a midge bobbin. Maybe that's the issue with not wanting the spool to hurt the spool holder? If you've got a midge bobbin I'd use that for the Pearsall's silk thread, not the floss.