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Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-21-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 589
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: 2nd build disaster

Great suggestions from these guys! One more if you don't mind... to hold your guides in place when wrapping, so they don't walk up the blank... find some kid with braces, and ask him to get you a...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-08-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Shapes here there and everywhere

"Old school glass"??? Nah ... cigar and downlock! Classy/classic!

Actually, that's one of the reasons for building your own! You can do what ever YOU want ... not what someone else thinks you...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-03-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Grip help!

Definitely easier to go from too big, to better fit ... but ... do so slowly! You can always take more off, but you can't put it back once gone. Use fine sandpaper, gently, and check often!
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: The Cheapest

It really bothers me to see someone wanting the very cheapest of anything. I always fear that if it's the cheapest, you'll wind up with a cheap, unwieldy piece of garbage that you'll despise any...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-20-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Hi from wv.

Welcome to the group ... and our obsession!
Questions? Ask away! Somewhere in all the answers you'll get will be a glimmering of truth! :eek: Got some really good people on here. Just remember...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,067
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Resolutions. Stupid things I am going to quit doing this year...

I will stop and replace my tippet when a knot first appears in it. That, and the leaders. When they happen. And not wait till a good fish ties into my fly, only to break off. Usually with the ONLY...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-11-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: What ever happened to......

Harley's ... :eek:
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-09-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Churping fire smoke alarms!

Ahh, yes ... the boys do like the grand entrances! Dontcha love it??:wiggle:

And an FYI. If, just IF, at 1:30 AM, you decide you don't wish to change the battery in your alarm, because it IS...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: My built in fire alarms are chuping. WHY??

No, Fred ... it's NOT a good idea to get up on a chair to change the batteries!! A simple call to your local fire department or police station .. NOT A 911 CALL!!! ... and they'll dispatch someone...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-07-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 907
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Building a rod, full kit vs blank

Came up on this post a bit late in the game....
Thought I'd throw a few things out there, in case you haven't ordered yet, or there are others wondering which way to go on a first build.
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: The new 'tower room heater' in my office.

Fred, do you have handles/levers on your vent flues down near the furnace? I have three different ones I can open/close/part way to direct the air flow throughout the house. Works well all winter...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: First Build

Very, very nicely done! Look forward to reviews after you've caught your first fish on it! Be prepared though ... your feet won't touch the ground for quite some time afterwards!
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,094
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Whatever happened to mridenour?

Well ... thank you. I accept your apology.

OK ... so how'd that go? Did your humor come back with you? Certainly hope so! :rolleyes:

Glad you're back. Really.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: First Build

Oh, my! Will be further checking in to this blank! Love the little tiger eye rods I've built, and was sorry to see they were no longer available.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: First Build

william, you're so right! It's fun to see someone else stumble onto the dark-er side!
Unfortunately, when someone goes there ... and it's a new place, like RDP... they tend to pull others along...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: First lesson learned

You might try using a lazer level to "sight" up your guides. Slick as snot!!
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: How to strip a rod from it's original components?

PLEASE do NOT use a lighter or a heat gun to remove the left over epoxy. A hair dryer is far safer (ie; to the rod, to your self, to the house ... not having to involve the fire department in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Yelled at a moose last night...

I love the moose! Other than the buffalo, they're probably my favorite animal.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,283
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Notice on our Friend Jerry aka Hairwing

Love and prayers from Kansas!
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Smoothing out a rod when re-wrapping guides

Maaaannnn ... you guys are good!!

Slow, steady, GENTLE ... a little warmth. Warm up the area with a hair dryer on low. SLOWLY, GENTLY use your fingernail to scrape the "bumps" off. It won't...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Old Spinning rod into a Fly Rod

How funny, Rip Tide, that you'd remember that! Yes, a good many years ago we were challenged to build a serviceable fly rod, from a spinning rod ... for under $25! And, proved it can be done very...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Best hip, waist, or sling pack for under $60?

I do agree. I'd rather pay once this price than have to replace the lesser object four or five times over my use span.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Best hip, waist, or sling pack for under $60?

OK ... yes, I know you said $60 ... BUT ... Those guys are all hard cased, or bulky, or strung aaround your neck (choking). This one from Filson is soft, lightweight, and rides in front or in back....
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,399
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Fly fishing tattoo

HA! All the way to page 4 before nickj mentions anything about PAIN!!! Those suckers really hurt!!!
Do I have one? No. I have a chemo port that gets accessed far too often. I have said that if...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Auntie Em
Re: Anyone have any info on this old fly rod?

Or ... give this a check out.
fiberglass fly rods / Heddon (
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