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    Sorry to be so slow in responding but everything...

    Sorry to be so slow in responding but everything I do now days is in slo-mo. Still tying flies with some buddies helps keep me awake but I don't fly fish any more at my age. What I consider...
  2. Thread: What to do ?

    by Ray Kunz
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    What to do ?

    I was recently given a full, farm raised, wild turkey tail and other feathers. The tail is almost 3 feet across when splayed out. It's too nice to cut up but I don't need a wall decoration. ...
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    Very nice job Scott. Thanks

    Very nice job Scott. Thanks
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    I have been tying with some barred capes from...

    I have been tying with some barred capes from Whiting in the Hebert-Miner line in barred cream and barred light ginger.
    I really like the value of even their Tier's grade. A Catskill Cream Variant...
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    The vise is a version of a Croyden from Britain....

    The vise is a version of a Croyden from Britain. I have a couple I bought from Eric Leiser about 45 years ago.
    The original did not have the wood screw at the bottom for screwing into a board or log...
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    Metz Microbarb Saddles

    I have one of each color available. Never used. Majority are size 14 or 16. Any interest?
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    We must remember that the rule: "All polymers are...

    We must remember that the rule: "All polymers are permeable to all vapors."
    This means, Never store head cement in plastic bottles. Only glass or metal.
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    Everybody but you young kids had a couple.

    Everybody but you young kids had a couple.
  9. If the creator of a variation really wants the...

    If the creator of a variation really wants the ego boost of having his name in print why not simply identify the fly as'
    "Sofa Pillow variant by Joe Smith".
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    Hackle comparisons

    How do Whiting's new "High and Dry" hackles compare to their "Hebert-Miners".
    I assume they are from different strains but with exactly the same price what are the pros and con features?
    Thanks.
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    FWIW: poof85 has a good suggestion. I have...

    FWIW: poof85 has a good suggestion. I have done the same in dressing up Mepp's spinners for my wife.
    In the past, her test results indicate that yellow and orange feather colors were better.
  12. Thread: Mad scientist

    by Ray Kunz
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    I would use my own judgement regarding the names...

    I would use my own judgement regarding the names put on materials. If it merely another synthetic maybe the addition of water repellant is implied.
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    While Hans is a highly respected tier it would...

    While Hans is a highly respected tier it would seem only reasonable for him to at least send a message to resolve our concerns.
    Has anyone tried to contact him?
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    Suggestions wanted

    In my opinion the American Grade of Whiting capes have really nice feathers for streamers. My problem is that I'd like to get some in a light blue dun for tying Gray Ghosts. I note that Whiting...
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    This is Mr. Cheap checking in: Do we all...

    This is Mr. Cheap checking in:
    Do we all recall that head cement thinners are simply lacquer thinner that costs about $6 a quart in a hardware store?
    Also the thinner for rubberlike cements...
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    Me too Dave

    Me too Dave
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    I was thinking more about a basic Bugger with a...

    I was thinking more about a basic Bugger with a dumbbell or bead chain weight to assure hook-upward orientation.
    And possibly with a mono loop weedguard for some serious bottom jigging.
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    Behind the times

    Wooly Buggers are considered classic as are Clouser Minnows. Are there any design marriages of the two that have evolved into a new classic hybrid of their own? I blending of the two seems obvious...
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    We've been using bleached coastal deer hair for...

    We've been using bleached coastal deer hair for years. I think yarn materials will be too soft and flexible Also, hair wings will dry out more quickly on false casting.
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    Pike in the Adirondacks

    Are there any recipes that are preferred for the area? My nephew wants to go beyond baitcasting pluge but is concerned about the heavy weed cover. Thanks for comments.
  21. Thread: M&M Tenkara

    by Ray Kunz
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    Where can I find info on the original M and M fly...

    Where can I find info on the original M and M fly pattern?
  22. Thread: Video tapes

    by Ray Kunz
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    Video tapes

    I have a video tape of A.K. Best demonstrating a great range of techniques but I no longer have a player. I've been told that It would be Illegal for someone to copy It to a DVD. Is this true?
    If...
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    Anvil Atlas Fly Tying Vise

    A new tier In
    our group Is considering an Atlas Anvil vise. None of our guys is familiar with them and all the testimonials posted in the ads are obviously five stars. Are there any negatives...
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    I've used punch yarn for years. I use ACRYLIC...

    I've used punch yarn for years. I use ACRYLIC which sinks, as does wool. It was/is used to make the craft pictures and signs by "punching" little loops of thread through an outline/guide printed on...
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    Hackle plucking

    When instructing newbies in tying, is there a consensus on how to select and remove a feather from a neck or saddle while not abusing the skin? Years ago I had the experience of a youngster trying...
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