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    Another example, I tried to order an Orvis reel...

    Another example,
    I tried to order an Orvis reel for my trip to Yellowstone.. The guy at Orvis was very helpful and said they were out, but he called all the Orvis shops near Yellowstone. He found...
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    History of Origin of Adams Fly

    This short video was on another BB. I have read the same thing elsewhere, but think this little video by Halladay's Grandson explains the original pattern well.

    Wonder who would select this exact...
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    Hickory, I believe there is a difference between...

    Hickory,
    I believe there is a difference between Orvis-owned shops and a shop which carries Orvis products.
    I stopped at an Orvis-Owned shop in Denver after a fishing trip during which my...
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    Steven, I was opining that perhaps the fact that...

    Steven,
    I was opining that perhaps the fact that hackle feathers have tremendously improved over the last 50 years MIGHT have had something to do with the sizing of fly proportions 60-80 years ago. ...
  5. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    Always get mine from Blue Ribbon in West. Never...

    Always get mine from Blue Ribbon in West. Never noticed a shortage there,
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    Steven, The old-time necks' short fibered...

    Steven,
    The old-time necks' short fibered feathers were VERY short and it was difficult to hackle a fly with.
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    Steven, I sorta think it may have been the other...

    Steven,
    I sorta think it may have been the other way....if I understood you correctly.

    That is, I grew up having to use India necks. Most "dry fly hackle" necks had few adequate feathers in...
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    Steven, I was asking what you would call such a...

    Steven,
    I was asking what you would call such a pattern.
    Amongst friends, I usually refer to such patterns as "classic style" or even "Catskill Style" and nobody gets upset and they know what I am...
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    Oldster, I also use shank length for tail and...

    Oldster,
    I also use shank length for tail and wings. I select hackle which is approximately 75% of wing height.
    I don't use many divided upright winged flies anymore. I have found the cripple...
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    Oldster, When you say "Catskill Style", how do...

    Oldster,
    When you say "Catskill Style", how do you define that?
    What proportions do you use in tying these?
    Thanks
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    It is theirs. When they say "Heritage"...

    It is theirs.
    When they say "Heritage" patterns, what do you think they are referring to?


    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/byhaugh/imagejpg1_zpsda3cbb59.jpg
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    Steven, You recognized it as a Dark Hendrickson...

    Steven,
    You recognized it as a Dark Hendrickson from the photo, right?
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    Thanks Alan. Out of regular hooks!!! No fly...

    Thanks Alan. Out of regular hooks!!!
    No fly shop on the island. Have to order via net.

    By the way, what vest do you wear?
    Thanks
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    The problem with Antron is that it absorbs water...

    The problem with Antron is that it absorbs water and mats which can sort of pull the fly down from the rear...if the shuck is on a fly meant to lay on the surface like a sparkle dun, for example.
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    I'm almost 69. I can cast and fish better than...

    I'm almost 69. I can cast and fish better than any time before. Not sure how long it will last, but gotta enjoy it while you can....
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    Petijean vest

    New or slightly used.



    Byhaugh1@mac.com
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    Very nice. Come make me one.

    Very nice. Come make me one.
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    I have had the same problem at other places. In...

    I have had the same problem at other places. In fact, last week I ordered a fish eye box from a web fly shop. I was auto charged via credit card. I kept asking for shipping confirmation. My...
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    Made my own Hatch This Morning

    Tied my own hatch this morning.

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    I like Zlon, EP fibers and Widdow's Web. On...

    I like Zlon, EP fibers and Widdow's Web. On certain patterns, like Harrop's, where there is just a hint beneath tail fibers, I just "roll" a few fibers of sparkly dubbing between my fingers and tie...
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    Usually, the tier tries to imitate the actual...

    Usually, the tier tries to imitate the actual insect in terms of size, shape, and color. For small insects, the fly will be small.
    There are times, and tiers, who will enhance aspects of a fly. ...
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    I didn't say they call it a "Catskill", but they...

    I didn't say they call it a "Catskill", but they do call it a "Dark Hendrickson". I wonder what past generations they are referring to with the term "Heritage Pattern".......
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    Agree with most of what you said! I think one of...

    Agree with most of what you said!
    I think one of the things I was getting at is this (and, it's sorta hard to explain)
    Many of the big fly sellers; I.e., Umpqua, Orvis, etc. sell flies called...
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    Steven, My version of a Delaware Adams tied...

    Steven,

    My version of a Delaware Adams tied for Art Lee by Walt Dette.
    I think it is quite interesting that this old pattern may have been the impetus for some current tiers using the "reverse...
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    Hi Steven, Two questions this morning: 1. ...

    Hi Steven,
    Two questions this morning:
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    What shorthand name would you use to define the modern, divided upright winged, hackled dry fly?

    2. Would you consider the Deleware Adams as a...
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