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Old 06-17-2011, 08:47 PM
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I learned this from Ray Davies sometime around 1993. Ray was a High end bamboo rod collector and fisherman who was dying his lines to mimic the mahogany color of the old silk lines. Ray was also a reel collector and it was he who sold me my mint Princess way back then, thanks Ray.
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Sorry to hear that you had a problem with this. You must be doing something wrong, if my lines were full of kinks and not good for use I wouldn't suggest anyone else try it.
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Ray Davies..his brother Dave.... ya know,...The Kinks ??


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Not related as far as I know Ray was New York Ray when we met (Catskill guy) now he is Michigan Ray. He's been out along the Muskegon River for almost a decade now.
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They are trying to tell you that a guy named Dave Davies is in a band named the "Kinks"

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Sorry Ard, just my warped sense of humor. As the others pointed out, Ray and Dave Davies, songwriters,leaders of the Kinks.
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I knew who the Kinks were but I didn't catch the veiled pun, I really thought you meant you did a line and it came out kinky.

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[QUOTE=Hardyreels;274099] you did a line and it came out kinky.QUOTE]

Ha that sounds like it could be a verse from a Paliment Funkadelic song!
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Update!

I had to re-dye the tip section of my Spey line. Originally it was sunburst yellow, I dyed it Coco brown. After 2 months of use (about 3-5 days per week at 8 hours each day) it began to look olive green. I gave it another quick shot in the dye and it's brown again.
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