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Joe Hard

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  1. Hi its been a long time since I have been on this forum, and I am a bit rusty. I cant seem to log in to the rod building forum but as soon as I can I will post about this there. I am looking for any information about a rod and reel a friend has asked me to fix for him. The rod is called Major Rod Custom Modele 4495, it was made in Montreal Quebec Canada. I have found very little information searching the web but would like to find out as much as I can, line weight action etc. The reel is a Martin Classic MC 7/8, I have not been able to find much info about this either. Does anyone know how to change the retrieve, left/right handed. It looks like a simple change of the plates might do it. Its not broken so I do not want fix it until I know the method for sure. Any help or information would be great.
  2. Looks good but I think I would add weed guard, to make it weedless and help prevent those long strips from wrapping arround hook. I would even make the head dark on top or add markings. but it looks like a killer pattern for sure
  3. Yup air sun and dust are bad air tight out of sunlight is the way to go.
  4. flaten the stem of the feather where you are going to tie it in by using flat surfaced pliers
  5. Nice It looks in good shape, who knows how long it was there heh? I moved into a new place about a year ago and behind the curtian rod was a fly rod.
  6. You could also whip on a weed guard. for the grey could use grizzly saddles
  7. i like the iris scissors myself and depending on your thread the serrated ones will make a mess of it.
  8. second day!!! cool you should hold onto some of your first ties for keepsakes and have a look at them years, even months from now. I wish I still had my first few. keep at it!!
  9. Wire, tinsel, floss, thread you are not alone. lol !!!
  10. added this to my favourites list thanks!!!!
  11. Cool catch and realease gotta like it
  12. sweet cool that you hooked into some nice fish
  13. I voted brown trout because they are just accross the street
  14. Great photo, that yellow fungi looks neat. a few years a go I put a margarine container 1/4 full of beer in the garden and 2 days later it was flowwing over with those slimmy buggers. They were having a party. Those no see ums are a pain but I dislike the horse flies the most. Here they mostly have green eyes but some red. When I lived in Yarmouth they were mostly all red eyed, what colour eyes do the horse flies have were you live?
  15. nice fly looks like it will move a lot of water
  16. nice Id trim it a bit closer to the shank on bottom
  17. look around your neighbourhood stores you might find a good daylight desk lamp and or magnifying lamp there. Use a backdrop if you start using a magnifier lamp because the fly will be clearly visible but everything else will be blurry and give you a headache. I use bowth, daylight desk lamp over top and magnifier lamp to view the fly. I also invested in a pair of reading glasses, when preparing or viewing materials flies etc.
  18. The first thing that came to mind was Abel but I dont think they do fancy vises. Im sure you thought of spray paint
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