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  1. Thread: Wood Duck?

    by Byron haugh
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    I like a little Wood Duck with my sparkle duns...

    I like a little Wood Duck with my sparkle duns sometimes.


    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/byhaugh/IMG_5710_zps3690089e.jpg
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    It was from a lake and the calibaetis like lakes....

    It was from a lake and the calibaetis like lakes. Although less pronounced from one picture, the Calibaetis does have hind wings.
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    Could also be a female Calibaetis: ...

    Could also be a female Calibaetis:


    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/byhaugh/imagejpg1_zpsa21c234a.jpg
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    Interestingly enough, in one of George Grant's...

    Interestingly enough, in one of George Grant's books, he mentions that he talked to folks at a company like 3M (don't recall if that was the specific one, but) and was told that they could actually...
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    I now you did not solicit a pattern, but I think...

    I now you did not solicit a pattern, but I think one of these might do?


    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/byhaugh/IMG_5707_zpseaa3176d.jpg

    ...
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    Looks like a March Brown to me. The duns have...

    Looks like a March Brown to me. The duns have two tails, unlike most other mayflies.

    The scientific name, if I am correct (hard to be sure without measuring and knowing emergence), it might be...
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    Cost of Commercial flies

    The impact of a "world economy" certainly applies to the " manufacture" and selling of fishing flies.

    There are periodic posts here about "How do I get into commercial tying?" Well, it's very...
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    I don't tie long enough at one sitting to get...

    I don't tie long enough at one sitting to get "tired".
    But, I tie about like Walt did:

    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/byhaugh/imagejpg1_zps5efcbc56.jpg
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    I usually post in favor of the fly shop -...

    I usually post in favor of the fly shop - especially the small ones, and even more so, the "unaffiliated" ones.
    In this case, I think the guy in the shop took advantage of my situation...at a...
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    Just before the take ...

    Just before the take


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  11. I have a BIIX. It is 9' and a 5wt. I use SA...

    I have a BIIX. It is 9' and a 5wt.
    I use SA Mastery WF.
    casts well, no complaints.
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    No "tippie toes" here

    Flared deer hair, just for fun.


    http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g430/byhaugh/IMG_5676_zpsa35062b0.jpg


    No slant tank yet, but here is a surface view of it on the water.

    ...
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    Easter a Bunny came early

    From my son, today.

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    Another example, I tried to order an Orvis reel...

    Another example,
    I tried to order an Orvis reel for my trip to Yellowstone.. The guy at Orvis was very helpful and said they were out, but he called all the Orvis shops near Yellowstone. He found...
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    History of Origin of Adams Fly

    This short video was on another BB. I have read the same thing elsewhere, but think this little video by Halladay's Grandson explains the original pattern well.

    Wonder who would select this exact...
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    Hickory, I believe there is a difference between...

    Hickory,
    I believe there is a difference between Orvis-owned shops and a shop which carries Orvis products.
    I stopped at an Orvis-Owned shop in Denver after a fishing trip during which my...
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    Steven, I was opining that perhaps the fact that...

    Steven,
    I was opining that perhaps the fact that hackle feathers have tremendously improved over the last 50 years MIGHT have had something to do with the sizing of fly proportions 60-80 years ago. ...
  18. Thread: Wood Duck?

    by Byron haugh
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    Always get mine from Blue Ribbon in West. Never...

    Always get mine from Blue Ribbon in West. Never noticed a shortage there,
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    Steven, The old-time necks' short fibered...

    Steven,
    The old-time necks' short fibered feathers were VERY short and it was difficult to hackle a fly with.
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    Steven, I sorta think it may have been the other...

    Steven,
    I sorta think it may have been the other way....if I understood you correctly.

    That is, I grew up having to use India necks. Most "dry fly hackle" necks had few adequate feathers in...
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    Steven, I was asking what you would call such a...

    Steven,
    I was asking what you would call such a pattern.
    Amongst friends, I usually refer to such patterns as "classic style" or even "Catskill Style" and nobody gets upset and they know what I am...
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    Oldster, I also use shank length for tail and...

    Oldster,
    I also use shank length for tail and wings. I select hackle which is approximately 75% of wing height.
    I don't use many divided upright winged flies anymore. I have found the cripple...
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    Oldster, When you say "Catskill Style", how do...

    Oldster,
    When you say "Catskill Style", how do you define that?
    What proportions do you use in tying these?
    Thanks
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    It is theirs. When they say "Heritage"...

    It is theirs.
    When they say "Heritage" patterns, what do you think they are referring to?


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    Steven, You recognized it as a Dark Hendrickson...

    Steven,
    You recognized it as a Dark Hendrickson from the photo, right?
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