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About santacruzer

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    Fly and gear fishing,fresh and saltwater
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired Firefighter
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  6. A good source for repair, parts, schematics and general information is Mike's Reel Repair... they are in Canada but have a toll free number...check the internet. Parts for this reel are probably available but if you don't want to work on it yourself you might want to give it to Alan Tani (Alan is in the South Bay). Any way you go it can be turned into a "new" reel. Paul
  7. Look up Ross Reels on internet and call them. They are great to deal with! Paul
  8. From what they say everybody learns from different methods...right/left brain stuff I suppose. When I started tying (before videos) I had books and magazines that took to me to a certain level. But I got really going by working with other tyers that were in my area. I saw examples of dubbing loops, whip finishers, how to keep side hackles from turning etc. but the pictures only got me so far. Almost every fly tyer I've ever met has been more than willing to sit down at a vice with a novice and play around with the feathers and fur. Some of these guys have years of experience and love to give away their knowledge to guys that want to learn. Just start asking around, maybe check out a fly club, check around with a fly shop about lessons... the people you meet are great! Good luck! Paul
  9. KJS, The latter part of September can be some of the best weather of the year in the San Francisco Bay Area. About 2 minutes in Alameda oughta give you your fill there (sorry Paladin). I know I'll take flack for this (especially from DD, put_em_back and Paladin but then again you don't have to go the Castro District... unless you want to see those three guys... and maybe Fixter too) but San Francisco is a great city to visit. The City of San Francisco offers more in 47 square miles than the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area of the world's truely great cities.
  10. Tiger Boy, put_em back, Paladin and Fixter wear waders!
  11. Paladin, Put it this way... the "ninja hoodie guy" does feel left out! If not a nice bag like Fixter's how bout a nice butterfly hoodie? santacruzer
  12. DD, Can I take this to mean that you don't think every guy from Santa Cruz is "a little light in the loafers..." santacruzer
  13. DD, One of the world's best kept secrets...and you have to blab it all over!
  14. If that head shows up at the fling DD won't have to bring his soccer ball!
  15. You gotta mean streak in ya son.