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Old 09-19-2009, 02:06 PM
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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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Old 09-19-2009, 02:49 PM
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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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Old 09-19-2009, 03:01 PM
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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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Old 09-20-2009, 09:39 AM
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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.

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Daniel -

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

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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.

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