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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 an...
My old man was a bricklayer, cement mason too. That's how I got into tying. He loved Oatman streamers but couldn't be near the floss. So I learned at pre teens to make the bodies then he'd finish the flies at his leisure... I buy emery boards at local beauty salons. usually two sided coarse and fine.
- Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:37 am
- Forum: The Unnaturals
- Topic: Sage 389LL...finest dry fly rod ever?
- Replies: 23
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I really love that this thread is still alive ! I don't know exactly when "fast action" in terms of rod stiffness became a presence (I'm guessing 1890ish) however we haven't discussed the fly lines used. Silk lines are very different than today poly coated, super slick, long casting, durable, cold w...