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    Removing a glued on reel seat from a cane rod

    Carefully check it over to ensure that no nails or pins have been used to fix it in place, probably a hot air paint stripper gun might be your best bet if not, as very often epoxy was used to fix reel seats. Start at the butt end, after removing the rubber & work your way up, revolving the rod...
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    The price of Pearsall's.

    No way, Seb. I wouldn't 9155 on him, if he was alight. There was loads of satirical copy written about him in "The Drake" online mag, but it got censored/removed after a month or so, it was highly libellous, to put it mildly. I did have several emails with his father, until it got to "heavy"...
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    The price of Pearsall's.

    Hi Pete & welcome along.
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    The price of Pearsall's.

    Hey Seb, I wonder if they'll offer "Terry" (yours truly) a part, even as a consultant ?
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    hitch lock

    If they can't get the lock off the ball, then it's simply a matter of, in most cases, un-bolting the ball from the car with the loch still attached to the trailer. Swan-neck tow bars were about 3 or 4x the price (before fitting) than a standard Witter 2 bolt fixing type. Even welding the bolts...
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    The price of Pearsall's.

    I have just seen 2 x listings on ebay's vintage flytying section, each for one spool of Pearsall's Gossamer silk, at £20.00 each + £4.90 p&p. The seller, is based in Morpeth, Yorks
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    Roy Christie Passed Away

    "Google is your friend" https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=abdominal+aortic+aneurysm
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    Purple Queen.

    I was wondering, if it might be a lighting issue as the change in quality, if that's the right word, is not the same at this time of year.
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    Roy Christie Passed Away

    Have just found, that Roy died of a AAA (Both of my parents had them,)
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    Purple Queen.

    Razor-sharp tying, as usual Mark. If you get a chance, over the w/e, give me a call about the camera/lens issue(s).
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    which compact camera would be best --

    Col, a.o. I know this is a bit late, but if you google flickr, then the cameras &/or lens number, like this you can see examples of virtually every combination i.e https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/Sony RX100 IV/ is the google link taken from the simplified link
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    Breathable waders, my arse.

    Interesting thread, though as a non-wading person I have just one observation, or rather a name I've not so far seen mentioned & that's "Diver-Dave". He must come across all of these issues & more every day, so maybe worth contacting f.f.i.
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    Plastazote foam blocks

    UV resin, is now available in several different types, so it maybe worth a try. However, it's going to be quite labour intensive, as each fly will need to be done separately. TBH, I doubt if it would work well though, as resin reacts with different solvents, creating effects like colour...
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    Plastazote foam blocks

    As the foam is pretty inert, it's unlikely to stick or last very long. The foam is movable, enamel is not.
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    Reel seat inserts

    Read the thread above. He no longer lists them, but his contact details are & there maybe pictures in the Game rods section http://peregrinerods.co.uk/contact-peregrine.htm
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    Reel seat inserts

    Have you tried Roger McCourtney, c/o Peregrine Rods. He has, or had both the inserts & fittings specially made for trout rods & has supplied me with them especially stained in the past.
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    Plastazote foam blocks

    The dye, will only ever sit on the surfaces exposed to the dye. It will not penetrate further than a mm or so. The way foam is made, is with the dye component thoroughly mixed in the base material, before it's allowed to expand. After all, the foam is hydrophobic & water will bead on it, as well...
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    hitch lock

    "Back in the day" like early naughties, I worked for a trailer firm, that were supplied by most of the above & others. The ONLY product we really rated, was the Indespension "Triplelock". However even this had it's weakness for "A" framed trailers. Namely that it could be by-passed, with various...
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    Hen hackles for dry flies

    Memories of the late Richard Walker's "footprint" theories are being brought to mind. When the only commercially available "genetic hackle" were Metz & they had only just started to appear & compared to today's feathers, they are worlds apart.
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    Fly Dressers Guild, Question?

    Best to contact the branch Sec. first, but usually yes, certainly as far as vice/tools are concerned & that would include threads etc.
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