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  1. Thread: Whiting 100s?

    by narcodog
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    Steam them and they should jump back.

    Steam them and they should jump back.
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    There is a video using a rubber band, it works...

    There is a video using a rubber band, it works very well. I think it's on TenkaraUSA's site.
  3. Thread: Yellowstone

    by narcodog
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    Not you, as you have never been in the shop when...

    Not you, as you have never been in the shop when I was in there. It was your employees, they were oblivious to me being in the shop. Even after buying some items.
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    I like tenacious tape. works wet or dry. For a...

    I like tenacious tape. works wet or dry. For a bootie I would put the tape on both sides of the tear. Why I like it stays flexible unlike some of the adhesives.
  5. Thread: Yellowstone

    by narcodog
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    Not implying that she is qualified over the last...

    Not implying that she is qualified over the last few years that I have been in there the shop folks about as much help as a case of athletes foot. They could have cared less if someone was in the...
  6. Thread: Yellowstone

    by narcodog
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    I hope she is a better customer service person...

    I hope she is a better customer service person the the folks in the last few years. Nuff said.
  7. Thread: In my opinion

    by narcodog
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    If you would talk with a grower, I have, they...

    If you would talk with a grower, I have, they will tell you that if they would grow the birds so they could harvest strong spades the would have to grow the birds longer. As a result the saddles and...
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    Personal choice but I use very few saddles as...

    Personal choice but I use very few saddles as most saddles you have to buy two one for small flies and and one for larger. I use both Whiting and Collins necks. Whiting has a large selection of...
  9. Thread: In my opinion

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    I have Collins grizzle and find they are the best...

    I have Collins grizzle and find they are the best I have ever had. Now for tailing that is always a crap shoot because we tyers want thin stems and stiff barbs.
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    What size hooks? When tying small 18 and smaller...

    What size hooks? When tying small 18 and smaller you just need about two wraps of hackle toward the front of the shank. Also watch the size of the hackle about 1 to 1 1/2 in hook gape larger will...
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    I have been using 94840 or (5)'s for years and I...

    I have been using 94840 or (5)'s for years and I don't recall bending any on landing fish.
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    I have used the Uni for sometime. When I need a...

    I have used the Uni for sometime. When I need a thin body that's what I use. For a thicker body I still use Danville. To help lessen the fuzz I wax the floss just a little.
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    Collins barred duns are some of my favorites. I...

    Collins barred duns are some of my favorites. I really like the dark barred duns. I think I have four of them.
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    I just use a dubbing needle. I don't care for...

    I just use a dubbing needle. I don't care for brushes, the needle lets me put the cement where and how much I want.
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    The first time I saw that fly was at Divide Fly...

    The first time I saw that fly was at Divide Fly Shop in Divide,MT. To this day it is still one of the hottest fly on the Big Hole. I tye it in the original form, purple lava lace, the rest tyed like...
  16. Thread: CDC Question

    by narcodog
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    In a word, yes. I don't use them that much...

    In a word, yes. I don't use them that much because I just use regular cdc. When I do use puffs I use them for posts on emergers, klinks and some parachutes.
  17. Thread: Skunk?

    by narcodog
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    I have tyed a few with skunk, both black and...

    I have tyed a few with skunk, both black and white and red and white. As was stated the white makes nice hair wings. The under fur can be used for nymphs. Oh it doesn't stink.
  18. Thread: Jackdaw

    by narcodog
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    Here are two Cookshill.com and feather...

    Here are two Cookshill.com and feather emporium.com.
  19. Thread: Jackdaw

    by narcodog
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    You can buy jackdaw wings and heads at a pretty...

    You can buy jackdaw wings and heads at a pretty fair price, if that is not in your budget, you can use starling, as stated, or crow.
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    No, swivel is needed and most likely would be a...

    No, swivel is needed and most likely would be a detriment. If it's twisting up then just from time to time pull it through your fingers. I have been using furled leaders for about six years and about...
  21. Thread: Head cement?

    by narcodog
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    I like o go with history. Both the Dette's and...

    I like o go with history. Both the Dette's and Darby's used lacquer on the heads of their flies. Mary Dette and her grandson still use it on their flies. Noe when tying North Country flies I wax the...
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    I don't have any Simms but I have been looking at...

    I don't have any Simms but I have been looking at them. A friend of mine is a guide and he told me that the G3's which he has are very warm. He prefers the Headwaters. Still Gortex but somewhat...
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    Try Veevus, has outstanding strength, small...

    Try Veevus, has outstanding strength, small diameter and if doing loop dubbing makes a very nice small loop.
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    I've used it on some North Country flies.

    I've used it on some North Country flies.
  25. Thread: Waterproofing

    by narcodog
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    Not to start a war but if you go to the WD40 web...

    Not to start a war but if you go to the WD40 web site you'll see that they classify it as a lubricant along with many other uses. It was used as a firearms lub for many years until it was determined...
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