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  1. I use several different hooks in my do-it Ned head mold. They are all slightly different gauges and eye sizes. I get lots of flash around the eye. I've tried to solve this with plumbers putty with little success. I've heard some use RTV silicone. What is the technique for doing this and can it be temporary and done over again and again? Thanks!
  2. Just a shout out to Barlow's Tackle. No fault of theirs but they sent me drop shot swivels to replace my bad ones, unsolicited. Real customer service. Thanks Matt!
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    clear flash

    Flashabou does have a color that is silver and clear strips. I think it is called "angel " something.
  4. Getting ready to make my 1st batch of Ripper baits from a do it mold. As these mimic a Keitech, will there be an issue with keeping them straight without them taking a crooked set? I'm assuming that is why Keitech sells their baits in the clam shell. Any of you have experience making the Ripper baits yet? Thanks!
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    Bobbin ?

    When you get one, you'll decide yes it was necessary. I like a ceramic tube or flared end brass bobbin. Does not have to be expensive. I tie larger flies with 210 denier thread. Finer thread may require a better bobbin.
  6. Having poured hundreds of drop shot sinkers this winter, I would get an occasional swivel that would not spin. My last order of swivels, (Do It brand from Barlow's) put the failure rate up to 15%. Really made for a long pour session and wasted $$. They just would not spin. I've used less expensive swivels from Ebay but they seemed slightly smaller. Anyone else noticed an increase in "bad" swivels?
  7. Hi guys. I'm looking for a longer shank hook similar to EC 570. Someone suggested a L2831 hook would work but I can't find anyone who carries them. (Capt.. Hook, LPO,Barlows etc.) Any ideas? I can find the EC 574 but I wanted a heavier hook. Thanks!
  8. Hey guys, I'm looking for jig hooks with the profile of an EC 570 hook but with a longer shank. Any ideas? thanks!
  9. I'm intrigued by the videos using the "Micro Wave" style spinning guides that Doug Hannon pioneered several years ago. But I've never seen or heard of anyone building with them or even using a rod with them. Nor have I even seen a rod built with them. It seems to me that if they were all that good, using them would have become more mainstream. Any experience building with them or casting with them? Thanks!
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