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Old 03-11-2010, 02:58 PM
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Got a call from a friend the other day telling me he had boken the tip guide of his rod and wanted to change it.To remove the broken one just heat it up with a lighter but not too much it may damage the graphite and pull it with pliers or a cloth not to burn your fingersthen you can put a new one....
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trick of the week:improve the grip of your rod handle.Wrap your handle with autoadhesive strapping used by sportsmen,I find three advantages to this:1 you improve the grip2 you can increase the diameter of the handle with several layers3 you protect the cork.I 've been doing that for years and I appreciate it.
My son found a new material on the net...we tested it in Austria...good stuff!
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JP: Thanks for the tip, that camo wrap looks like a cool idea!

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That camoform stuff is just an expensive version of what we used to call vet wrap and is now called self adhesive bandage.

You can buy tan colored version at any drug store for a fraction of the cost of camoform, or if you go to a vet supply or a feed store that carries pet supplies you can buy it for even cheaper and in all kinds of colors like hunter orange, blue, purple, red, yellow, etc...

It's used for holding bandages in place where there is lots of movement like an animals leg.
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Default Re: Little tricks to share

Here's one for our beginning fly tiers; this will be most applicable for those making dry flies, streamers, and wets. As you build your fly starting at the tail fibers, put a small drop of cement on every stage of your tie. This is very important for your wings.

Doing this will slow down your fly tying but having to clip off a fly and tie on a new one because the first came apart will slow down your fishing. Think about being in the middle of a stretch with the water boiling and you have hardly anything left on the hook and was wondering why the fly didn't look right out there.
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Here is a tip from Hatches Magazine, on how to get the rubber legs out of the way to tie off the thread. Kind of a take off to JP's earlier ball point pen idea for getting hackle out of the way.
Tying Tips: Working with Rubber Legs | Hatches Fly Tying Magazine

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Here's a reply I posted for Jimmie about eyes...reposted it here for I thought it might be interesting for streamers fans.
Jimmie here are some explainations...and pics
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Just find a copper or iron wire which is nearly the same diameter of the plastic bead hole...put some superglue...when it's dry cut the wire on each side with pliers.
You can also stick plastic beads on an articulated head (see pics) the way the streamer swims is different when you pull and stop...and it's a bit heavier
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JP: That is a pretty good trick! Thanks for sharing.

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Seen many questions about indicators...so although in never use one here's a little trick used by a friend of mine...
make a double loop (see pic) on your leader or tippet.Then put a piece of orange or fluo green vitafloss( you can put a longer one and add some floatant if you like)....quick an'easy...
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ps: I finally convinced this friend...fishing on sight is far more exciting
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Default Re: Little tricks to share

I cant believe I haven't seen this thread earlier. This has been great. Thanks so much JP!....and everyone else who has added their tips.
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