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    In the UK a Pheasant Tail Nymph is about the...

    In the UK a Pheasant Tail Nymph is about the closest thing to an all round fly. Sawyer made it to represent most of what lives in our streams and rivers. He also fished quite successfully in Sweden...
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    Woah hahaha burrowing flies?? I think he is...

    Woah hahaha burrowing flies?? I think he is mistaking them with rabbits........... A grey duster would be a good imitation there!! Just need them a little bigger.......
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    No........ I guess that the term Mayfly to you...

    No........ I guess that the term Mayfly to you guys is a different generic term for all upwings. Whereas to us it refers to two or three varieties of specific flies.

    I also suppose that the types...
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    I fish the Derbyshire Wye as well as the River...

    I fish the Derbyshire Wye as well as the River Hodder here. I think one thing to point out (which is made briefly in the video), is that in the UK not all upwinged flies are termed Mayfiles. A mayfly...
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    US Hook sizes?

    Are hook sizes In the US different than here in the UK?

    I read about people tying on size 22's or even size 26's. They must be minute. I have some size 22 hooks I use for catching roach or rudd....
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    Ray, I live in the UK. I fish Northern Streams...

    Ray, I live in the UK. I fish Northern Streams and Rivers. I cut all my spider flies back now. As do all my friends. They work on the Wharfe, Ribble and Hodder.

    They may not look pretty, but my...
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    Hahaha I am talking ?'s Sterling, although I...

    Hahaha I am talking ?'s Sterling, although I don't think the differential between $ US and UK ? is that much anymore ............. (the ? = Pounds. For some reason this board changes the symbol to a...
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    I am going to hang on to my Racoon tails in case...

    I am going to hang on to my Racoon tails in case of re-interest in Davy Crockett.

    But I think the serious point is the one made by Whatfly. This will drive up the prices of our materials. I...
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    Saddle Prices

    I am not sure how many of you have seen the increasing trend on Ebay of selling Whiting Farm Saddles and Capes to satisfy the latest trend of young ladies using feathers as ear decorations.

    I have...
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    I guess all flies begin by tying stuff on a hook....

    I guess all flies begin by tying stuff on a hook. However I think they also evolve when better materials come along. Some of the classic patterns use the materials they do not just because of the...
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    Thanks John. I hadn't spotted the charts at the...

    Thanks John. I hadn't spotted the charts at the bottom. I recently saw some Whiting Midge saddles for sale, but in Pro Grade. Presumably then these have feathers that will tie in the smallest ranges,...
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    Whiting Grading system

    I understand the Olympic gradings of Whitings capes and saddles. But where does the pro-grade and the new Euro Grade fit in?? I understand that on the Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze system it refers...
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    I think the bar has been raised. I remember years...

    I think the bar has been raised. I remember years and years ago when I began to tie, hackles were small and good recognised colours were like gold dust. I don't have experience with Conranch or most...
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    Pains me to agree John but yes they do look very...

    Pains me to agree John but yes they do look very nice.........
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    Oh no they are not.... (Sound like a pantomime...

    Oh no they are not.... (Sound like a pantomime dame now!) As I said Coq De Leon is plucked from a live bird from an area between the shoulders of the bird. They are a different feather completely...
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    Whiting CDL is a pseudo CDL and not the real...

    Whiting CDL is a pseudo CDL and not the real thing....... Genuine CDL comes from spain and costs about 5 - 7 Euros for a plume of around 12 single feathers. (They are plucked from between the...
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    All my Salmon flies and larger still water trout...

    All my Salmon flies and larger still water trout flies are now tied on tubes. Weighted flies are much easier cast on the wide rivers in Scotland, although I also tie them without weight. I used to...
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    Thanks guys. I have done a sample to check the...

    Thanks guys. I have done a sample to check the effects. I will see if it does work or not. I dont want to risk my collection.
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    I need your advice.

    I have been quite ill recently and have developed double pneumonia. (Which I would not recommend to anyone.) For about two years now I have had a permanent cough which my doctors could not treat...
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    Are we definatly talking 'Brown owl'? Or do we...

    Are we definatly talking 'Brown owl'? Or do we mean 'Barn Owl'?

    A tawny owl is a brown mottled bird but a barn owl is much paler almost white.
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    Partidges original Klink-Hamer was the 15BN but i...

    Partidges original Klink-Hamer was the 15BN but i believe at Hans's instructions they altered the design slightly and made the 15BNX. So I guess the Partridge is the genuine item. (Strangely...
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    Interesting......... I know they often used...

    Interesting......... I know they often used paraffin to oil their flies. I often worry about fly floatents leaving a film, but it must not have worried them or their fish!!
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    Donald, I was always led the believe that the...

    Donald, I was always led the believe that the original fly was tied from the underparts of the Tup or Ram which had been dyed that yellow/pinkish tinge by the urine of the Ram. I think Oliver Edwards...
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    An oak turkey feather would make a suitable...

    An oak turkey feather would make a suitable alternative I think.
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    Haha you will not find any real advice here about...

    Haha you will not find any real advice here about vices. Each make has its own followers. What suits one person another will hate. You could spend lots of money on a vice and not be suited to it. A...
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