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Thread: Ban on lead in the Park?

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    Default Ban on lead in the Park?

    I read yesterday about a NPS ban on use of lead, beginning 2010. Didn't mention GSMNP but I'd assume it's included. Anyone know more on this? I mostly use tungsten or other non-lead bead heads, but I guess we have to find some tungsten wire etc for weighting bodies.

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    Stonefly, I haven't heard anything on this ban, but I'd say it will apply to GSMNP as well since it has been adopted by the NPS. I'll ask around and if I find out anything I'll drop you a note..........Bob

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    Another thought - what about split shot?

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    call bob miller at the park...(865)-436-1200...you may have to leave a message
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    Stonefly,

    Much of the split shot available nowadays is already lead free. The Boss Tin and the Dinsmore is lead free. It is a little more expensive than lead but more enviromentally friendly.

    We don't have these items on the Online Catalog but we have them here at the Shop.

    Daniel

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    Daniel -

    Thanks, I'll get some. Do you have the tungsten wire also?

    sb
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    Stonefly,

    We keep a "Lead Free" Wire in stock for fly tying. It comes in a variety of sizes. I think we can get a tungsten "wire" from one of the fly tying companies.

    Daniel

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