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#1 gweimer1

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 23:55

A lot of us have seen all sorts of attempts at secured sacs when we take a pen apart.  This one, I had to share.  I have to give this one credit - it must be someone who makes their own fly fishing lures.  This thing was neatly tied, and tight.  Yes, there was still shellac used on it.

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:13

Please don't use that technique on the next pen I buy from you. :-)

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:33

Please don't use that technique on the next pen I buy from you. :-)

 

I have enough trouble tying my shoes.   :huh:



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:09

 

I have enough trouble tying my shoes.   :huh:

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:40

Please don't use that technique on the next pen I buy from you. :-)

Why not ?



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:55

You do encounter that on occasion.  I've seen very fine wire used as well.  I suspect it was done because the sac kept sliding off the sac nipple when they put it on with shellac.  It  happens and is frustrating, but the string really isn't necessary.

 

When it does happen, take the time to clean off all of the old sac.  I usually take some 180 or 220 grit sand paper and wrap it around the sac nipple and give it a few twists. - enough to rotate the section a couple of times.  This evens out the surface of the sac nipple and scores it just a bit so that the sac gets some traction and stays in place.  This is why many sections originally had two or three rings cut into them.  If there is shellac on the inside end of the sac, clean it off with alcohol sing a cotton swab, and dry.   Then wet the sac nipple again with shellac and slide the sac on.  You may have to hold it there for a minute or so, but once it sticks, you'll be OK.  Just give it a while to let the shellac stiffen before you assemble the pen.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 18:23

Reminds me of the modern garbage conklins and how they secure sacs on the new cresecent fillers.  They use a sac and a o-ring that sits in a groove.  absolute garbage.  the latex sac that came with the pen was this thin walled piece of trash that barely had enough lift to bounce the crescent filler back up.  



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 22:00

Don't shoes use Velcro instead of laces now a days?



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:27

Don't shoes use Velcro instead of laces now a days?

Mine do! Actually I have two pair, my "dress" shoes are slip-ons. At eighty-six years-old, I have given up tying my own flies. I buy them from an expert that are much better than my best ones ever were.

 

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 17:56

I have enough trouble tying my shoes.   :huh:



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