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    I had a rotator cuff problem in my right shoulder...

    I had a rotator cuff problem in my right shoulder a couple of years ago, so I switched hands, and converted my reels to right hand retrieve. Casting was not a problem. I relearned very quickly. The...
  2. Thread: Color Chart

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    There are shades of DUN. The one you are...

    There are shades of DUN. The one you are describing is very dark. Other shades are more of a bluish grey, and vary from light to medium. I think a color chart would be of help to you.
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    Usually Amber. In extreme low light conditions,...

    Usually Amber. In extreme low light conditions, yellow works best.
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    For dry flies, emergers, and midges, I start with...

    For dry flies, emergers, and midges, I start with 3', and refresh the tippet when it approaches 2'. For nymphing, I start with 2'.
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    I mostly fish a tailwater that has many of the...

    I mostly fish a tailwater that has many of the characteristics of a spring creek. Much of it is C&R year round, some seasonal C&R. There are wild brookies and a few wild browns in the river, but it...
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    You can never go wrong by imitating what the...

    You can never go wrong by imitating what the trout are eating. Since you are aware that the fish are now feeding on local forage, tie up some imitations, some with a little extra flash, like a...
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but why would they...

    Maybe I'm missing something, but why would they be wet? I think the manufacturer didn't understand the application.
  8. Thread: How young?

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    We purchased a camera, tripod, and projector and...

    We purchased a camera, tripod, and projector and show closeups of the tying process on a wall. Using this method we can handle 40 students with a demo tyer and a half dozen volunteers.
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    Our club conducts free fly tying classes for kids...

    Our club conducts free fly tying classes for kids and adults every winter. We tie two flies per session and have 8 weekly sessions. First class is the Woolly Worm and Wooly Bugger. Final class is the...
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    I'm 73 and can't see well without glasses, but I...

    I'm 73 and can't see well without glasses, but I can tie down to #30 with my prescription bifocals. Just had the optician set them for the proper distance. I also have 5X magnifiers, but they give me...
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    I use poly yarn. It floats, is lightweight,...

    I use poly yarn. It floats, is lightweight, available in a variety of colors, and is easy to work with.
  12. Thread: A question

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    The "new" Medalists are made in China, and are...

    The "new" Medalists are made in China, and are not up to the standards of the older U.S. made reels.
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    Yup. Most of the fish I caught in October and...

    Yup. Most of the fish I caught in October and November were tied on Gamakatsu #28 and #30 hooks.
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    Depending on what is hatching, anything from#10...

    Depending on what is hatching, anything from#10 to #30. Generally, the larger sizes in the spring, smaller in the summer, and smallest in the fall, but there are exceptions.
  15. We have them here in MA, from late summer through...

    We have them here in MA, from late summer through much of the winter. Most are not the #18/#20 Baetis, but rather the #24.#28 Pseudos.
  16. Thread: Leader

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    Just wondering why some folks would recommend...

    Just wondering why some folks would recommend using an expensive flourocarbon leader with a relatively large, heavy, and very flashy fly like a Goldie.
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    Why is a streamer not a fly? It is more of a fly,...

    Why is a streamer not a fly? It is more of a fly, if you accept traditional definitions, than, say, a Chernoble Ant. Should Carrie Stevens be known as an early innovative lure maker, rather than fly...
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    FWIW, that is a Wooly Bugger. Bit of an unusual...

    FWIW, that is a Wooly Bugger. Bit of an unusual color combination, but a bugger nonetheless. Dry fly hackle tied in that manner often works better than saddle hackle. If the saddle hackle is too...
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    Wings -10 out of 10 for the most common mayflies...

    Wings -10 out of 10 for the most common mayflies where I fish. They are, in order of progression, Hendrickson. Sulphur, and BWO. The Hendricksons start in April, and the BWO's last into November. I...
  20. Thread: Novel hooks

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    You can use the smaller sizes to tie free...

    You can use the smaller sizes to tie free swimming caddis larvae.
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    Moose body hair makes excellent dry fly tails. It...

    Moose body hair makes excellent dry fly tails. It is also good for parachute posts and "quill" bodies.
  22. Thread: Punch Yarn

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    12 trout on a fly isn't bad, really. One of the...

    12 trout on a fly isn't bad, really. One of the advantages of tying your own is that you can tailor the pattern to your needs. Personally, I don't like yarn for tying. I would far prefer a dubbed...
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    Yup, I like my waders a little baggy. Makes...

    Yup, I like my waders a little baggy. Makes movement much easier, and helps with the crotch leak issue.
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    Try the Gamakatsu size 30. They are about the...

    Try the Gamakatsu size 30. They are about the same size as the Tiemco #32, which I believe has been discontinued. The Gamakatsu has a wide gap and an oversize eye. They are also available in #26 and...
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    I have had the Regal stainless for a couple of...

    I have had the Regal stainless for a couple of years, and I love it. I can tie #4 streamers, and go to #30 midges with no adjustment. It holds the small flies really well, far better than the Regal...
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