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  1. Thread: Paint Hooks?

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    Sure, an old technique that I've read about,...

    Sure, an old technique that I've read about, although never observed. As Byron says, not much point on modern flies with a thread base, but considering the more translucent nature of silk, I guess...
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    Was not going to say anything myself, but sure...

    Was not going to say anything myself, but sure looks like a dirty barred ginger variant to me. Surprised Denny labeled it "cree" considering how precise he used to be in his definition.
  3. Thread: New products

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    Dyna-King Dubbing Spin Master...

    Dyna-King Dubbing Spin Master. Resisted buying a dedicated device to help with dubbing loops for years, but finally broke down and picked one up. Still undecided if I really like using one, but it...
  4. Thread: Info needed

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    Interesting question. OED cites William...

    Interesting question. OED cites William Stewart's Practical Angler (1857) as a source, and Stewart stated: "The artificial flies in common use may be divided into two classes. There is first the...
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    While Whiting product is different from the...

    While Whiting product is different from the Spanish feathers, the "authentic" feathers are so ridiculously expensive, I'm more than happy to settle for the infinitely more cost effective Whiting...
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    I can certainly understand why you would want to...

    I can certainly understand why you would want to keep this a secret...
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    I just want to know what shop to avoid from now...

    I just want to know what shop to avoid from now on, personally...
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    Double Uni-knot, although as some have pointed...

    Double Uni-knot, although as some have pointed out, you are probably not going to need that much backing, especially in CO. My personal preference would be to just take the spool into a fly shop and...
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    Ah, so this is just a thought experiment. ...

    Ah, so this is just a thought experiment. Thought it was a real question...nevermind...
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    What species and what type of fishing? What...

    What species and what type of fishing? What region? His budget to start or for a year? If he thinks he will get away with just spending $250 for the rest of his life, or even just the winter, tell...
  11. Agree with PT. There really is no single...

    Agree with PT. There really is no single definitive work on the topic. The problem is that fishing emergers is either the same as fishing dries, or it is fishing wet fly methods, it is not really...
  12. Why? All too often these sorts of questions are...

    Why? All too often these sorts of questions are asked when there might be a better answer if a few more details were provided. If all you were trying to achieve, for example, is to have a short...
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    Answer has not changed since the last time...

    Answer has not changed since the last time this was asked. Yes, there is a difference...and a bit of marketing as well. If you cannot tell the difference, then there really is no need to worry...
  14. Thread: Klinkhamers

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    Sure down to 18. Never found the pattern to be...

    Sure down to 18. Never found the pattern to be any better than a parachute or a half-dozen other patterns, so never fish them anymore.
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    Yes, or at least something close or...

    Yes, or at least something close or complementary.

    Real question is: Why do you ask?
  16. Thread: Another Lure!

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    Interesting idea with the tail, but I do not like...

    Interesting idea with the tail, but I do not like the idea how rigid it will turn out.

    By the way, this is the Internet, and nothing should ever be taken too seriously...especially trolls...
  17. Thread: New Catagory?

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    Weak troll.

    Weak troll.
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    Of vises still in production, the Griffin...

    Of vises still in production, the Griffin Superior 2A is the next best choice to the discontinued Thompson A. The cheap Pakistani vises are fine to start with, just as long as you recognize that...
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    Tiemco TMC2488 or TMC2488H are favorites of the...

    Tiemco TMC2488 or TMC2488H are favorites of the midge crowd when going small, and I use them a lot for small bugs when I need an extra large gape for larger fish. I also like 1XS nymph hooks when I...
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    You don't really need any more, but light dun or...

    You don't really need any more, but light dun or light ginger are useful. I'd start on getting some saddles myself...
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    Saw this technique in the other tread. Curious...

    Saw this technique in the other tread. Curious why you use UV resin on your dries. Seem to me that would increase the pattern's weight and decrease its flotation...neither of which are highly...
  22. Thread: Dubbing choice

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    For what its worth, same discussion came up on...

    For what its worth, same discussion came up on another board, and a respondent posted that Glister is the same thing as Cascade Crest Master Bright. Seems to me Ice Dub, SLF Prism, or Lite Brite...
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    Nice enough pattern, but seems like a waste of...

    Nice enough pattern, but seems like a waste of hackle. I do like how he seems to prefer a short shanked hook, however.

    P.S. For yuks, watch the video using CC. Results are even harder to follow...
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    Cannot go to the source because Darwin passed...

    Cannot go to the source because Darwin passed away this year, but if you are really curious, considering he was a Buszek
    winner, they might have some samples of his patterns at the FFF museum. You...
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    Had not heard of the pattern before, but here's...

    Had not heard of the pattern before, but here's one useful how-to: http://www.distinctlymontana.com/montana-people/04/04/2008/darwin-atkin

    Sounds like a tailless Humpy with a EHC wing and a...
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