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    Charlaine........ you just reminded me of a guy...

    Charlaine........ you just reminded me of a guy in the office who wore a grounded wrist band attached to ?????. He used it to avoid static shock to his computer when in use. Need to look into this....
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    thanks for your suggestions guys. today I found...

    thanks for your suggestions guys. today I found the piece of dubbing I prepared clung onto the cuff of my trousers. The hazards of this sport...........you gotta love it!
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    Static Cling HELP!

    What are you guys doing to control static cling during winter tying? I'm tying with bucktail and the clippings, especially the under fur, are falling/clinging everywhere but in the waste receptacle....
  4. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    http://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-an-olive-w...

    http://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-an-olive-woolly-bugger/

    thanks for your input guys. attached is another bugger tying video for your viewing. isn't tying a wonderful and rewarding activity
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    yes, to buy replacement laces are very expensive...

    yes, to buy replacement laces are very expensive and seem to fray very easily. I now just buy nylon cord of appropriate diameter from HomeDepot and use a cigarette lighter to singe the ends to...
  6. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    nice site. I was taught to "snap" off a portion...

    nice site. I was taught to "snap" off a portion at the end of the marabou tail against an edge of a scissor before tying onto the hook. I believe the intent is to give the bugger tail more action....
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    what is the name of the fly with the trimmed deer...

    what is the name of the fly with the trimmed deer hair body? Nice work
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    Here's an article to confuse you to no end. I...

    Here's an article to confuse you to no end. I agree with all of the replies. I am considering purchasing only GSP threads at 1.5-2 times the cost of poly and nylon threads.
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  9. Thread: I hate dubbing

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    while I feel your pain when I first started...

    while I feel your pain when I first started tying, I made the following changes after doing a lot of reading and trial and error:
    1. hold your thread taut with the hand that isn't doing the dubbing....
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    Art Flick (and probably others too) tied a fly...

    Art Flick (and probably others too) tied a fly with no wings called a "variant", just with a tail, body and hackle. I haven't seen a variant mentioned in the magazines for as long as I can remember....
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    I've seen Garfield's sirloin for use in the...

    I've seen Garfield's sirloin for use in the Adirondack's Ausable river tied with gray rabbit fur.
  12. Thread: which deer hair?

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    which deer hair?

    I am trying to tie larger hopper patterns such as madam x that require somewhat longer deer hairs primarily because of the need to roll back the hair for bullet heads. are there certain parts of the...
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    I suggest that you attach a second hook onto the...

    I suggest that you attach a second hook onto the bend of the first hook. A popular setup is to attach a high floater such as a deer hair pattern with a nymph below. The floater will act as an...
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    maybe you can hear the fish approaching for a...

    maybe you can hear the fish approaching for a strike with this innovative use of earplugs!
  15. my preference is Mustads first, unless I'm in a...

    my preference is Mustads first, unless I'm in a hurry in which case I will buy TMC
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    i have had an up-close look of an array of flies...

    i have had an up-close look of an array of flies sold in a Gander Mountain store. Upon close examination, the quality of the tie is excellent. the flies I examined were clearly marked made in...
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    http://www.mundial-usa.com Similar to ScottP's...

    http://www.mundial-usa.com

    Similar to ScottP's scissors, I've been using Mundial's "Thread Clippers" for about 5 years. I bought mine at AC Moore. the beauty of this scissor is that replaceable...
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    I agree with mr. blur. because it's a friction...

    I agree with mr. blur. because it's a friction fit, there isn't much you can do to enlarge the diameter of the male ferrule and retain it's snug fit without eventually wearing it off
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    http://www.dhthompson.com/contact.php try this...

    http://www.dhthompson.com/contact.php
    try this to determine if Thompson is still in business. one of the most popular start up vises ever made
  20. Thread: Net holster

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    looking at the picture, I would think a hammer...

    looking at the picture, I would think a hammer holster could do the same thing at a quarter of the price
  21. Thread: Line Weight

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    before permanently setting the guides, "string"...

    before permanently setting the guides, "string" the rod and flex it with the guides in place to see if the curvature of the bended rod is reasonable.
    BTW, I usually start by setting the stripper...
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    it's my understanding that Cabela's does a search...

    it's my understanding that Cabela's does a search of how many catalog receivers are within a certain driving radius of a proposed future store. You guys are the lucky ones
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    I have Metz necks #1 grade from the early 80's....

    I have Metz necks #1 grade from the early 80's. Still going strong as far as I can tell. Still pliable
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    while I don't tie professionally, I have been...

    while I don't tie professionally, I have been using the "Mundial" Red-Dot line of scissors for years. the advantage of their Thread Clip 4 3/4" is that replaceable blades are available.
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  25. Thread: didymo

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    didymo

    haven't seen any write-ups of late. last "new" theory I saw was that didymo resurgence was due to climate change. updates anyone?
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