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    The mad scientist does not represent a large...

    The mad scientist does not represent a large enterprise with a big staff. He is an individual that is providing good products at very good prices. There should be more guys like him.
  2. Thread: Waterproofing

    by Ray Kunz
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    Waterproofing

    This must have been discussed before but I don't recall. Have any of you guys used WD-40 as a waterproofing?
    That is what it was designed to do and it should not dissolve in the water in any way a...
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    A major problem is caused by tightening a clump...

    A major problem is caused by tightening a clump of hair too tightly with the very first wrap. After placing your clump of hair against the hook make a loose wrap around the hook ending up with you...
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    If. as suggested, wing Is tied on facing forward...

    If. as suggested, wing Is tied on facing forward and then folded back for security how can you ever
    get the feather to be wrapped around the hook shank In a "tent-like" manner?
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    Stayner Ducktails

    When tying a Stayner Ducktail streamer the pics always show a side view. I feel uncertain about how widely the flat wrapped flank feather barbs should be allowed to "splay out" across the top. ...
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    Beautiful flies there Fishtooth. Would you tell...

    Beautiful flies there Fishtooth. Would you tell us how you tied the tail on the extended body dry?
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    With the finer threads what difference does it...

    With the finer threads what difference does it make? I also agree with Byron about crowding the eye.
    Being as crude a tier as I, am I actually prefer a couple half hitches plus some good old SH....
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    Could we get some SBS s on some popular ties?

    Could we get some SBS s on some popular ties?
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    Shelf life of adhesive materials

    Has anyone had experience with short life of cyanoacrolyte (crazy-glues)? On the brand I've been using there are no date codes and I've had some harden right in the unopened tubes. (Who knows how...
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    Sticky: This question is off-topic but I don't know how...

    This question is off-topic but I don't know how else to ask.
    When I misdirect a comment to a forum and put it into the wrong place, how do I cancel it?
    I even noted that your "edit" feature has a...
  11. Thread: Rubber legs

    by Ray Kunz
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    Where did my reply about using UV cement...

    Where did my reply about using UV cement disappear to ?

    Sorry, I misaddressed this reply And I don't know how to cancel it.
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    I would suggest you look to one of our Sponsors ,...

    I would suggest you look to one of our Sponsors , HOOK AND HACKLE, for their UV stuff. I've been using it for quite a while.
    The beauty is that their brand costs about 25% of the competitors. You...
  13. Thread: Rubber legs

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    Thanks guys. I sort of assumed that, but I'm...

    Thanks guys. I sort of assumed that, but I'm amazed that it is so much more pronounced with that particular brand and not so with others. I have really old stuff (10 years plus) that is as good as...
  14. Thread: Rubber legs

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    Rubber legs

    I have several packages of Rainy's brand round rubber leg material that are behaving oddly. My large packages, stored in their original zip lock bags for over a year, are in great condition. The...
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    Bleached moose body hair

    Where Is a good source ?
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    I have a 24 unit Letraset package in a zipper...

    I have a 24 unit Letraset package in a zipper closure. They are avail by mail order and have a really huge assortment of natural colors.
    There no complaints from me. I've used Dick Blick.
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    Don't get so excited about toxicity. You're not...

    Don't get so excited about toxicity. You're not going to breath the fumes for any significant time.
    A little sniff once in a while when you open up a container is meaningless. Don't get hyper.
  18. Thanks for the pic. It looks good enough to...

    Thanks for the pic. It looks good enough to eat.
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    I've been told that paradichlorobenzine is only...

    I've been told that paradichlorobenzine is only in the "flakes" form and that "moth balls" are naptha.
    Was I misinformed?
  20. So what does it look like? Please.

    So what does it look like? Please.
  21. Thread: Wrapping herl

    by Ray Kunz
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    Wrapping herl

    I've found a technique for wrapping peacock herl that is probably known to everybody but me.
    Just as you can use the supported tag end of your thread to provide nice tightly spaced wraps of your...
  22. Thread: Fiberglass

    by Ray Kunz
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    Even if you have no use for older items you...

    Even if you have no use for older items you should respect their history,
    While you never use old classic fly patterns you must acknowledge their place in the development of the art.
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    Hook designations

    When the good SBS presentations are made, the author will very nicely list all the materials but designate the hook using a specific brand and catalog number. It would seem more appropriate to...
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    A very nice tie. It certainly will be a good...

    A very nice tie. It certainly will be a good floater. Thanks.
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    I'll go with Byron. An annual subscription would...

    I'll go with Byron. An annual subscription would be great.
    It might even discourage those few who infrequently seek to annoy others.
    It may sound trivial but at my age FAOL is very important to me.
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