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  1. Thread: Turkey Emerger

    by gerri
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    Ralph, thank you for the beautifully presented...

    Ralph, thank you for the beautifully presented fly! I really like this one and just know I will be successful when fishing it soon.
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    Yes, I have made several. I used leather for the...

    Yes, I have made several. I used leather for the first one and it was too susceptible to drying out and degradation from moisture, sunblock etc. I tried a braided gimp lanyard next and did not like...
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    Sticky: Always good news when someone is moved OUT of the...

    Always good news when someone is moved OUT of the ICU! Prayers continue for the complete recovery.
    Gerri
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    Don't mean to be a wet blanket but I would not...

    Don't mean to be a wet blanket but I would not accept or handle any of the lead that has been used as part of the xray films placed in the mouth of some one else. OSHA (infection control folks) has...
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    macro Photos

    Great tying and great photos Martin! ps: love the vise too.
    Gerri
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    Hi Lotech, I am not very familiar with shops in...

    Hi Lotech,
    I am not very familiar with shops in your immediate area but The Flyshop (1-800-669-3474) ( in CALIF. has three locations you might try. Also, Feathercraft in St....
  7. Thread: 3/4 wt wanted

    by gerri
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    Hi WS, if your mind has not already been set for...

    Hi WS,
    if your mind has not already been set for a specific reel, I highly recommend the Orvis Battenkill I click pawl. It is a small, durable, and perfect match for both of the 3/4 wt rods I own....
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    Hi Guys, thanks for the links to the Stonfo vids...

    Hi Guys, thanks for the links to the Stonfo vids on the thread splitter ad the material clips. The clips are cheaper than the Pettijean clips but having to buy two of the same size bothers me. Now,...
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    Yeah Scott, my vision probs make some things very...

    Yeah Scott, my vision probs make some things very time consuming and difficult for me so I tend to explore anything that might make tying easier for me. It is hard to judge the worthiness of some...
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    I have noticed that Orvis and Feathercraft both...

    I have noticed that Orvis and Feathercraft both are carrying the new Stonfo clear clips in large and small. They come in sets of two but unfortunately the sets are of the same size. In order to have...
  11. Thread: Furnace & Gold

    by gerri
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    Beautiful fly Ralph! Thank you for the blue...

    Beautiful fly Ralph! Thank you for the blue background.
    Gerri
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    HI Scott, that is a great looking fly and I am...

    HI Scott,
    that is a great looking fly and I am betting that would work in the coming Potomac shad runs. Probably work for panfish too.
    Gerri
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    Hi Royce, I notice that the reel is an LLBean....

    Hi Royce,
    I notice that the reel is an LLBean. They have very good customer service and can either make the repair for you or send you a replacement. Sometimes DIY attempts at repair can null and...
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    Hi Uncle Jesse, I am also one who just accepted...

    Hi Uncle Jesse,
    I am also one who just accepted the use of snowshoe rabbit fur because of its water resistance and buoyancy. I love Fran Bettar's patterns namely the Usual mainly because I catch...
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    Ditto on the Battenkill reel. I have the...

    Ditto on the Battenkill reel. I have the smallest, simplest click and pawl reel (1-3WT made in England) on my 3wt St Croix imperial rod. It is my fav set-up for the small brookie streams and bluegill...
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    Sticky: Hi Newbee, thank you for informing us of...

    Hi Newbee,
    thank you for informing us of Warren's illness. He is always so up-beat and never once mentioned he was undergoing any type of treatment for any health issues. He will most certainly be...
  17. Thread: Sulky Thread

    by gerri
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    Hi Scott, Happy New Year and a belated Merry...

    Hi Scott,
    Happy New Year and a belated Merry Christmas.Yes, I have used the sulky threads (metallic type) in green, brown and black for nymphs. Have not had any problems with durability or breakage,...
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    Ralph,would not the use of clorox or other...

    Ralph,would not the use of clorox or other bleaches alter the color of furs and/or feathers even slightly? And also I would think the harshness of the bleach would have a drying effect on the...
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    Whenever I have been gifted a hide or fur pieces,...

    Whenever I have been gifted a hide or fur pieces, I have always made the first wash and soak with a good quality PET shampoo that is as specific as possible for fleas. Second shampoo, soak and rinse...
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    Hi, You mentioned having a granite base for your...

    Hi,
    You mentioned having a granite base for your vise and I am wondering how you attached the vise to the base. Is it permanently attached? Several years ago I was trying to figure out how to...
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    Ditto on the woolhead sculpins. I purchased my...

    Ditto on the woolhead sculpins. I purchased my wool in clean, tanned and processed patches from a flyshop and find that the easiest to store. However, one spring while visiting our cabin, I went to...
  22. Thread: Spinner Flies

    by gerri
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    I have seen Joe's spinner flies offered with the...

    I have seen Joe's spinner flies offered with the traditional single hook fly. They are available tied with many of the classic traditional patterns...cow dung, royal coachman, black gnat etc. I have...
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    Halloween Tying Materials

    Was out shopping yesterday and noticed that may of this year's costumes & masks had a lot of craft furs in many colors and nail polishes that would be suitable for painting poppers or for head...
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    Hi Allen, I have sent you a PM. Gerri

    Hi Allen,
    I have sent you a PM.
    Gerri
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    Hi all, that looks like a helgramite pattern...

    Hi all, that looks like a helgramite pattern tome.
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