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  1. If I can easily cast to the opposite bank and...

    If I can easily cast to the opposite bank and essentially fish the whole thing from one side, I'd consider it a small stream.
  2. Interesting stuff, but I wonder what happens if...

    Interesting stuff, but I wonder what happens if you leave your project in a hot car?
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    I start my whip finish at the rear of the head,...

    I start my whip finish at the rear of the head, four wraps forward, no problem crowding the eye.

    Polly Rosborough and Randall Kaufmann both finished their flies with half hitches. But it would be...
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    You can see in that old video, as he is...

    You can see in that old video, as he is tightening it, he has that single strand over the top of the wraps, just like in Silver Creek's picture. It's too blurry so see in the finished knot. I'm not...
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    Unfortunately there are no pictures in my book.

    Unfortunately there are no pictures in my book.
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    Probably not the fly you are looking for, but...

    Probably not the fly you are looking for, but there is a Willow Special listed in "Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies".

    Tail: Black H.F. (hackle fibers)
    Body: Dark red floss
    Hackle:...
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    I generally leave mine about a shank length long....

    I generally leave mine about a shank length long. I haven't noticed any twisting problems.
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    Hans' page: http://www.flytierspage.com/ Cool...

    Hans' page: http://www.flytierspage.com/

    Cool 360 views: http://www.flytyingclips.com/

    Salmon and Steelhead flies: http://www.salmonfly.net/
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    I have about 150 fly fishing and tying books. I...

    I have about 150 fly fishing and tying books. I refer to them only occasionally to look up a pattern or refresh a technique. I use the internet more and more for those things. These days, my most...
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    Yes, all the time. If I'm trying to imitate a...

    Yes, all the time. If I'm trying to imitate a certain nymph, I might use an abdomen like one fly, a wing-case like another and legs like a third. I'll use whatever I think will work best. Truth be...
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    Mixing bleach with ammonia is also bad news. ...

    Mixing bleach with ammonia is also bad news.

    At one time Dawn (and other some other dish soaps) had a warning on the label to not mix with bleach. I glanced at the current MSDS for Dawn and...
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    New Zealand Christmas Island Alaska

    New Zealand
    Christmas Island
    Alaska
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    There is a new indicator I want to try. It's...

    There is a new indicator I want to try. It's called Airlock and solves the kinked leader problem with Thingamabobber type indicators. http://www.fishairlock.com/
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    The tool Whatfly posted works and is available...

    The tool Whatfly posted works and is available from many sources. Some tools I like to be magnetized. But not forceps, tweezers and pliers. The problem is when you open the tool, it doesn't let go of...
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    Nature and breeding have done a superb job of...

    Nature and breeding have done a superb job of engineering dry fly hackle. There is no need to reinvent it. Most if not all of the synthetic materials we use were designed for other purposes. If there...
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    Read Patrick McManus' story "Gun Running" about...

    Read Patrick McManus' story "Gun Running" about HOW TO BUY A GUN…Without Your Wife Finding Out.
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    I use head cement most of the time. Griff's thin...

    I use head cement most of the time. Griff's thin for dries and small stuff, Sally's for glossy heads. I can't say I've had a whip finished head, without cement, come apart though.
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    Jack Dennis gets credit for the Kiwi Muddler, but...

    Jack Dennis gets credit for the Kiwi Muddler, but I'm not sure he was the first one to have the idea. I remember very shortly after Byford introduced the Zonker, guys tying Sculpin patterns with...
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    I have used olive partridge on damselfly and...

    I have used olive partridge on damselfly and dragonfly nymphs. I've also used it as a front collar on Hale-Bopp type leeches.
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    I also have a Xuron. It's a nice simple design...

    I also have a Xuron. It's a nice simple design and it holds hooks securely. In its day, it was a high quality, functional vise. However, the inability to adjust the height or rotate the head limits...
  21. Thread: Klinkhamers

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    I don't tie many actual Klinkhamers, but I do tie...

    I don't tie many actual Klinkhamers, but I do tie a lot of parachutes on curved hooks. They make good mayfly emerger/cripples. Just match the hatch.
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    To be honest, it's been awhile since I even...

    To be honest, it's been awhile since I even looked at the swap forum here. I could be wrong, but it seems like the swap of the month thing pretty much killed the other swaps. The most active swappers...
  23. Thread: Brahma hen

    by Jayatwork
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    The Brahma hen "neck" has small hackles but is...

    The Brahma hen "neck" has small hackles but is not a good substitute for Partridge. The neck feathers are more like a badger or furnace hen hackle. The necks do include side feathers that have...
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    It's complicated and there is no uniformity from...

    It's complicated and there is no uniformity from state to state. Oregon does not accept permits from any other states. My Oregon permit is good in about 20 other states but not in Washington or...
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    Yes, I have a concealed handgun license. You...

    Yes, I have a concealed handgun license.

    You can get a Utah non-resident permit that will work in Wyoming and many other states.
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