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    Front range flood was a WHOPPER ! Gonna cost a...

    Front range flood was a WHOPPER ! Gonna cost a billion $ to fix this go around. Bugs and fish will make it but the wallet's up for a serious withdrawal. Stay tuned...
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    Erratum...mea culpa, mea maxima culpa !!!! I...

    Erratum...mea culpa, mea maxima culpa !!!!


    I went back to the shop today and found out that it is Tom Carmicheal...Bob's son who we were talking about and is alive in Denver. Still... a sit down...
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    You guys are all close but "no cigars" yet. Bob...

    You guys are all close but "no cigars" yet. Bob Carmicheal came up the fly Whitcraft and you can find out what he has to say about the fly if you have a copy of J Edson Leonard's book "Flies"....try...
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    I'm a big fan of the "halo" effect. Light...

    I'm a big fan of the "halo" effect. Light materials over dark...fuzzy outlines on fly bodies. I think it adds a bit of life to a fly that floats along without much movement. Wet fly, nymph, dry fly,...
  5. Thread: voo doo cast

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    Not to nit pick and not to confuse anyone but the...

    Not to nit pick and not to confuse anyone but the "Galloway" cast referred to is a "Galway" cast. Galway is in Ireland, noted by it's local for windy conditions. The Galway cast has been around for a...
  6. Thread: voo doo cast

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    Aren't these two different casting techniques? ...

    Aren't these two different casting techniques?

    What are the differences you see between the voo doo cast and the shadow cast ?
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    Of course many relate the Borger "Voo Doo Cast"...

    Of course many relate the Borger "Voo Doo Cast" to the movie and will call it showmanship but I can interpret the cast pre-movie and see an element which I have used in fly casting which was...
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    "JC"... They don't make that model anymore. He...

    "JC"... They don't make that model anymore. He was a cocky, crotchety ole fly flinger. He was just right!


    My favorite was a post he made instructing a member with a distance casting problem. The...
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    John, I have to tell you too that I haven't...

    John,


    I have to tell you too that I haven't read Ramsay's book and haven't factored the "micro-drag" idea in my fishing either. I can put some pretty mean slack in my fly line when needed and...
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    Allen, " in the Catskill Rivers the fish get...

    Allen,


    " in the Catskill Rivers the fish get on the duns and the spinners as early as when the fog lifts in the morning.",Your quote.


    Locally the duns hatch at or before daybreak, and I...
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    I've got two fly fishing authors that paint the...

    I've got two fly fishing authors that paint the trike hatch in words for me...Hemingway and Marinaro:


    "As far down the river as he could see, the trout were rising, making circles all down the...
  12. Thread: a tip

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    CB, Back up to my original post...you...

    CB,


    Back up to my original post...you certainly fish with one of the flies I suggested. Your three Boudreaux's are a pretty good imitation for..." a Scud" !


    As for patience tying #18's, I...
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    PT, I swear you must be related to my buddy...

    PT,

    I swear you must be related to my buddy Dean. He has fly box after fly box filled with midges. Nothing over size 18.


    His favorite..."the Miracle Nymph"


    I love lookin' in fly boxes.
  14. Thread: Law Vice

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    10-4 man. You and others are on your own. I...

    10-4 man.

    You and others are on your own. I am not interested, but you could send a query to the seller so that interested buyers could have a shot. High end fly fishing trinkets don't turn me...
  15. Thread: a tip

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    a tip

    Here is a tip: use a scud or a midge imitation. They are food for fish that is around 365 days a year.
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    The question is way above my HS level education....

    The question is way above my HS level education.

    When I was 8 years old I didn't consider it.

    .....does it matter
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    Flies Is Us...on a line

    Well I was just checkin' out my account with the Public Library...they tell me I'm good till 12/31/2092. Cool, I sez to myself. I'm past the senior test in my state and my fishing license has been...
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    A "law vice" is not going to attract as many...

    A "law vice" is not going to attract as many customers as a "law vise". To tell you the truth I couldn't find it on ebay first go around. I'm surprised Steven didn't jump all over this.

    Someone...
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    Neil...your the best thing goin' on this site....

    Neil...your the best thing goin' on this site. Hope you have a lot more casts to share with us.

    Happy Birthday!
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    I'm worried...seems the muddler may be on the...

    I'm worried...seems the muddler may be on the edge of extinction.


    The way I see things Al McClane was the one who put the fly on the map. I'm pretty sure when Al died if you searched the white...
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    AKA...the "Cockatush". Should look somewhat...

    AKA...the "Cockatush".


    Should look somewhat like a sculpin..........


    ...
  22. Good topic....the Red Minnow Streamer is in my...

    Good topic....the Red Minnow Streamer is in my '76 edition of Trout (pg. 144.) ; but not pictured in the plates.


    I looked into Joe Fandel and didn't get much on the net. I'd like to know more...
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    royal coachman ........ in endless...

    royal coachman


    ........ in endless variations. I already have a pattern in mind for a wooly bugger royal coachman lol ;-). I'm always amazed at the fish I can catch on what many can consider...
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    "The Montana Nymph"....it was a flop in my box! I...

    "The Montana Nymph"....it was a flop in my box! I bought all the stuff to tie it many years ago. The black and yellow chenille with the black hackle. Geez I still have that junk.


    Must not have...
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    I'm of Norwegian descent, my surname ends in...

    I'm of Norwegian descent, my surname ends in "sen"...all I can say is that I favor that hook brand for that reason alone and you don't have to. I did get peeved when the 9671 series went...
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