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I used to work as a gravel scraper for a paving company. All day long scraping hot asphalt up with a shovel and my bare hands left me with very thick and manly callouses. I used a Port-Cable belt sander with 120 grit sand paper to grind down the callouses. I'd got maybe 5 or 6 uses out of a belt and...
I've been knotting my own for a long time also. I settled on a 70/30 setup for anything 9 feet or longer and 60/20/20 for 7 1/2 feet. 70% butt and mid section and 30% lower mid section and tippet. This presents well and also handles the wind. When I cast really long leaders at 12 - 14 feet that aggr...
I may have caught two fish on Humpies. I keep an assortment in my fly box not for fishing but as "strike indicators", er, bobbers. They're great for that! I tie most of mine with a closed-cell foam body though and they float like a cork.
- Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:16 pm
- Forum: The Bar Stool
- Topic: Florence is coming your way!
- Replies: 3
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Have had a ton of rain in Charlotte. Florence passed about 45 miles south of here. Relatively light winds all things considered but the NC mountains are getting a belly-full of rain now. I think you all will get a ton of rain also as it marches north along the Appalachians. Get ready.
I quit using Flexament years ago for that reason. Has anyone tried a shot of Bloxygen before screwing the cap on? I use that on my varnish and it does a pretty darn good job. It's basically just nitrogen. In lieu of Flexament I dilute Shoe Goo with Toluene and get the same basic head cement as Flexa...
+1 for Blue Ribbon. I've bought from them numerous times and they sell high quality materials. Their selection of deer and elk hair is especially good as are their Starling skins.