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  1. Thanks for putting this fly on the site (great...

    Thanks for putting this fly on the site (great tie by the way, Scott). I tied and used it with great success a number of years ago after I got one of La Fontaine's books that described it. For...
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    Thanks for the tips. It is on my PC. I...

    Thanks for the tips. It is on my PC. I uninstalled and then reinstalled the Flash Player but it didn't help. YouTube works fine on my iPad. Vimeo has never worked well on Firefox but they say they're...
  3. I tie it the original way and have used it...

    I tie it the original way and have used it successfully for years. It's a great pattern. John Geirach described a hatching caddis as looking like a drowned cat and the Bird's Nest certainly fits that...
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    YouTube Viewing Problems

    In the last month or two, I can't watch any YouTube video for more than a second without it freezing (buffering? Is that the right word?), any time of day or night and at any resolution. I've tried...
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    Here is his YouTube channel. Good stuff. ...

    Here is his YouTube channel. Good stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/rubenmartinflies/videos

    Joe
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    I think it is a fun idea but I can just imagine...

    I think it is a fun idea but I can just imagine trying to fight the wind. I have enough trouble in my dining room with no wind.

    Joe
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    I like the description: "Great clean design for...

    I like the description: "Great clean design for weary trout."

    Is this fly only for tired trout?

    Joe
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    Scott, Agreed. But, I would think this fly he...

    Scott,

    Agreed. But, I would think this fly he tied would be used in slow moving or still water and would be effective in those types of water and for finicky fish. Still, tearing off half the...
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    Stripping Dry Fly Hackle

    I just watched this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il8PieaI7GI - and he strips the hackle off one side of his dry fly hackle. I do this with wet fly hackle for many subsurface and emerger...
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    Beautiful water, Scott. Joe

    Beautiful water, Scott.

    Joe
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    Non-Slip Loop Knots

    Everything you read in books or see on videos describing how to tie a non-slip loop knot tells how to close the knot down before you tighten it so it will be a small loop. Does it really matter? I...
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    Nice! Joe

    Nice!

    Joe
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    I also prefer the non-waterproof boxes. I...

    I also prefer the non-waterproof boxes. I purchased a couple of waterproof C&F boxes a couple of years ago and every time I open them the gasket comes out.

    Joe
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    Dave, I wrote that post about the Hi-Float...

    Dave,
    I wrote that post about the Hi-Float fibers. I did everything he recommended about brushing out the fibers with the dog brush. The fibers are extremely soft and easy to work with, they just...
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    I haven't tied any - yet - but I was just curious...

    I haven't tied any - yet - but I was just curious if that was a problem.

    Joe
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    Ralph, What a fish catching looking fly. Do you...

    Ralph,
    What a fish catching looking fly. Do you ever have problems with the wire breaking off when you are spinning the rope?

    Joe
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    Split Case PMD

    Anybody share their favorite recipe?
    Thanks.

    Joe
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    I got my PM from him at 9:31 am Central Time. ...

    I got my PM from him at 9:31 am Central Time.

    Joe
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    Leader/Tippet Ring/Tippet?

    For those of you who use tippet rings to connect your tippet to your leader, does the tippet need to be very close in diameter to the leader or can it be a few "X's" apart? I mean, if you are using a...
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    Western Blue Dun. A brookie killer....

    Western Blue Dun. A brookie killer.
    http://www.fishingwithflies.com/WesternBlueDun.html

    Joe
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    Boomer51, I started to try regular CDC feathers...

    Boomer51,
    I started to try regular CDC feathers last night when I was tying some and ran out of puffs. Somehow I got distracted and didn't tie any more. I will tonight, though. It really looks like...
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    Ed, You're right - it is a quick and cheap tie....

    Ed,
    You're right - it is a quick and cheap tie. I've tied a few and the only problem I've had is having an oiler puff long enough, even on #22's and #24's. I only had a few left when I started tying...
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    Harrop's CDC Transitional Midge

    Anybody tie and fish this fly? Looks good. I think it could also double as a small beetle imitation, as well. Is it a one fish fly? Doesn't look too durable.
    Here is the outstanding, as usual,...
  24. Bruce, I wrap it in open turns like a rib...

    Bruce,
    I wrap it in open turns like a rib showing the thread body. By sometimes using a lighter colored thread with a darker pheasant fiber, you get the same segmented look as the darker fuzzy edge...
  25. DUB, It's a lot easier than battling a biot on...

    DUB,
    It's a lot easier than battling a biot on those little flies, isn't it?

    Joe
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