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    Make sure to pause on your backcast. The most...

    Make sure to pause on your backcast. The most common cause of windknots for my clients when they're fishing two flies (which is to say almost always) is not coming to a complete stop at the top of...
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    As someone who is planning to put out three...

    As someone who is planning to put out three Kindle e-books in the next six months, I hope you guys are leaving reviews on the freebies. That's why authors make them eligible for the free promotion....
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    I took a mid-level employee of Hareline Dubbing...

    I took a mid-level employee of Hareline Dubbing fishing on the Missouri River last year, and he said to expect ALL natural materials to get difficult to find over the next few years, because the...
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    OT: Doug, did you get your fly tying order...

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    Doug, did you get your fly tying order from me? Haven't heard back (and also haven't shipped the fly & dubbing samples).

    ~WW
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    I use super glue a whole lot more, as my vids...

    I use super glue a whole lot more, as my vids attest. A lot of my bugs have a coating of glue in unusual places. I routinely wrap hackle into wet glue, for example.
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    If you are hoping to fish stonefly nymphs or...

    If you are hoping to fish stonefly nymphs or streamers (aka for run-up fish), you are seriously undergunned. A 9-10' 6-7 is much better.

    In my opinion, the two most common mistakes people make...
  7. Even though I'm a commercial tier, I need to note...

    Even though I'm a commercial tier, I need to note that this is simply incorrect, at least for the major companies producing flies primarily in southeast Asia rather than Africa or China. Fly tying is...
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    Where does Charlie get his money??? Every time I...

    Where does Charlie get his money??? Every time I was ever in there, I was the only customer, and high-end graphite rod building can't be that lucrative.
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    Inline or to the eye of the first fly works out...

    Inline or to the eye of the first fly works out to fishing about the same way. Use this method if you want to fish the flies at the same level in the water column. Tie your larger/heavier fly on...
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    Under a foot of viz in Gardiner and forecast to...

    Under a foot of viz in Gardiner and forecast to stay above 10,000cfs for several more days, which most clients can't handle accuracy-wise. From a guiding perspective, this hatch is going to be a bust
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    Those won't work at all on the Yellowstone. You...

    Those won't work at all on the Yellowstone. You should send my shop 6dz each in sizes 12-16 for proper disposal. They also won't work at all on the Firehole right now if you tie them with a...
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    90% of the smallmouth I've caught in the past 3-4...

    90% of the smallmouth I've caught in the past 3-4 years have come on #1/0-2 gray/white Murdich Minnows and #2-4 copper over gold Kreelexes.
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    I thought I dreamed a shake, but it turns out it...

    I thought I dreamed a shake, but it turns out it wasn't a dream. No damage. "The Big One" has to wait for another day (and will certainly happen).
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    I've had three 4-6lb rainbows take me into my...

    I've had three 4-6lb rainbows take me into my backing already this season. #humblebrag
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    I'd actually be worried about that knot catching...

    I'd actually be worried about that knot catching in the guides on the way out. I'd cut it off and go with a needle knot, same as I'd use on a line without a rear loop.
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    The beaver populations are rebounding because of...

    The beaver populations are rebounding because of the increase in willow growth along streams. The elk used to hang out in the wet valleys and browse the willows down to nothing. They are easier prey...
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    The trophic cascades that are happening in...

    The trophic cascades that are happening in Yellowstone are extremely obvious to those of us who live here. When I made my second fishing visit to Yellowstone in 1999, it was hard to find willows...
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    The folded rubber thing is a great way to ruin...

    The folded rubber thing is a great way to ruin your leader (friction=heat=reduced strength). Stretching six inches at a time between your hands by simply pulling on each section is much better, and...
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    That looks like an EP Streamer or Sparkle Brush....

    That looks like an EP Streamer or Sparkle Brush. Either that or some similar synthetic blend spun in a wire-core dubbing loop and wrapped forward. It MIGHT be CCT Body Fur, but I doubt it.
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    Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H

    Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H
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    I always tie X-Caddis with a spikier dubbing and...

    I always tie X-Caddis with a spikier dubbing and on a shorter shank hook than is usual. That's why I tie all our X-Caddis, since the ones we can buy all have tight-dubbed bodies on standard dry fly...
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    Montana Snowpack Redux

    Here's a text link to a summary of current snowpack conditions throughout the West:
    ftp://ftp.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/data/snow/update/west.txt

    Here are a couple snow sensors in the Yellowstone...
  23. I actually haven't lived in Bellingham since...

    I actually haven't lived in Bellingham since 2006. Just too lazy to change my profile. Hahaha.
  24. Byron: Things are going okay so far. It was...

    Byron:

    Things are going okay so far. It was miserably cold last week. -47 in Cooke City. Snowpack is looking great so far and we're sort of expecting extra trips from Californians who don't even...
  25. Get em while you can. Hareline and Wapsi appear...

    Get em while you can. Hareline and Wapsi appear to have removed them from their wholesale catalogs for 2014, so they might get tough to find soon, though Nature's Spirit is still listing them.
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