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    A couple of things to consider... Hackle has...

    A couple of things to consider... Hackle has come so far in the past 15 to 20 years that most of the literature about it doesn't apply as much unless you are still using old hackle. In regards to...
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    I have tied a lot of parachute flies on curved...

    I have tied a lot of parachute flies on curved shank hooks and they work just fine. It's not to say that I don't like the Daiichi 1160 and 1167, but you have to remember that we are chasing...
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    This is spot on. The Partridge hooks seem way...

    This is spot on. The Partridge hooks seem way too big. Two other curved shank hooks that make excellent dry fly hooks are the Daiichi 1130 and the Gamakatsu C12. I use those quite a bit for...
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    Yeah... I think he uses too much. we use resin...

    Yeah... I think he uses too much. we use resin on chironomids because it helps them cut through the water etc. I'd probably have issue with putting that much super glue on a post too. When I use...
  5. Thread: Black hooks???

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    You should check out the Daiichi 3111. It's...

    You should check out the Daiichi 3111. It's super mean.
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    I bought some of the Bondic resin to try and it's...

    I bought some of the Bondic resin to try and it's pretty expensive compared to some of the brands that are readily available. For .14 oz it is $12. That being said, the little light is pretty...
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    Nice!! I can see that in my box someday.

    Nice!! I can see that in my box someday.
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    I see... In that case, dog slicker brushes are...

    I see... In that case, dog slicker brushes are your friend;)
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    I had about every comb in the book until I got a...

    I had about every comb in the book until I got a carding block. You can do that much dub really quickly.
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    Yep;) Hareline just addressed it so the common...

    Yep;) Hareline just addressed it so the common guy can get a quality system to blend dubbings. http://store.flyfishfood.com/Blend-your-own-custom-dubbing-kit-p/byo.htm

    We use something similar...
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    A coffee grinder works as long as you don't have...

    A coffee grinder works as long as you don't have long fibers or flash. Long fibers will bind in the blade, and flash can get chopped up pretty bad (depending on the type of flash.) Canned air works...
  12. Thread: 18/0 GSP Thread

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    two thumbs and two big toes up.

    two thumbs and two big toes up.
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    very well done!

    very well done!
  14. Thread: Muskoka Vice

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    The Magnavise is made in Utah. The guy who came...

    The Magnavise is made in Utah. The guy who came up with the design is named Matt Plott.
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    Love that hackle color. Great job as always...

    Love that hackle color. Great job as always Scott.
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    The deer is almost so sparse that you can't tell...

    The deer is almost so sparse that you can't tell that it's there. Is it necessary on this pattern?
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    I was asking the same thing...

    I was asking the same thing...
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    They also like the easy prey of the deer hair...

    They also like the easy prey of the deer hair version.
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    As you should. Haystacks rock. Not much out...

    As you should. Haystacks rock. Not much out there that rivals the bugginess of deer hair.
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    You must be fishing for trout that only eat...

    You must be fishing for trout that only eat shrimp scented zelon (or should I say shuck yarn). In my experience, the Grumpy Frumpy outfishes both of them put together fished in tandem.
  21. Thread: Selling Flies

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    No on Ebay unless you can compete with $4 per...

    No on Ebay unless you can compete with $4 per dozen from kenyan flies. The key is quality. If you tie quality stuff, the buyers will come. You have to give your customers a reason to buy your...
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    I would have handed him a bottle of powerbait. ...

    I would have handed him a bottle of powerbait. If he was that inflexible, maybe he needs to do rethink his hobby choice.

    I used to hate dealing with that type of customer when I worked at the fly...
  23. They should have warning labels... Daiichi comes...

    They should have warning labels... Daiichi comes with a warning. Yes. They are that much better.

    This "boisterous" fly tyer will say that the old Mustads are not even in the same ballpark...
  24. I have tied a fair bit on Lazer Trokar hooks, and...

    I have tied a fair bit on Lazer Trokar hooks, and they are probably the best big game hooks I have used. Some of the Eagle claw laser point hooks aren't bad, but their fly specific hooks are pretty...
  25. Mustad hooks of the past were not chemically...

    Mustad hooks of the past were not chemically sharpened, and in my opinion, that was their major downfall. The signature series is chemically sharpened, so they are much better than their past...
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