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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih0DZwYSsHI ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih0DZwYSsHI

    see if this helps
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    derik, do a search on Housatonic meadows , its...

    derik,

    do a search on Housatonic meadows , its about 35 or so miles north of Danbury on route 7/25. should be a couple of fly shops in the kent falls/ cornwall bridge area that can help you out ....
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    I don't know that the two leader segments need...

    I don't know that the two leader segments need to be closely matched. I have been using 9 foot 3x leaders , tying a tippet ring to the end and then most times tying 4lb test fluorocarbon to the...
  4. Thread: tippet rings

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    thanks for the help guys, now all I have to do is...

    thanks for the help guys, now all I have to do is learn how to cast a two fly rig again.
  5. Thread: tippet rings

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    tippet rings

    I started using tippet rings a couple of years back, and It sure has cut down on the number
    of tapered leaders I buy each year. recently I have taken up fishing soft hackles again. back in the...
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    had the same thing happen to me a couple weeks...

    had the same thing happen to me a couple weeks back who would think that a fly fishing site would be on some scammers to do list
  7. Thread: Skunk?

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    according to my universal fly tying guide by dick...

    according to my universal fly tying guide by dick stewart, copy write 1979 , the pattern listed on page 45 called the skunk. uses both black and white skunk tail.
  8. Thread: Au Sable

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    if he plans on fishing it around the 10'th of...

    if he plans on fishing it around the 10'th of june , I would send him some white wullfs, size 8 and 10, and some golden stone nymphs 8,10,12. maybe a few barrs graphic caddis, tan, size 14
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    back in the early 70's I used to use a steel head...

    back in the early 70's I used to use a steel head pattern, called a thor. seems to me it was a red chennile body, white calf tail wing, and a brown hackle throat. tied it on a size 4 or 6 mustad...
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    zebra midge ...

    zebra midge


    http://bethefly.com/fly-pattern-2-the-zebra-midge/
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    it is a basic zebra midge. some are tied using...

    it is a basic zebra midge. some are tied using holographic tinsel in every .color under the rainbow. they may go by various names, ruby midge, root beer midge, crystal midge etc., but they are still...
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    scott, thanks for the duh huh moment on tying...

    scott,

    thanks for the duh huh moment on tying in the biots . ive always been slightly frustrated with the additional wraps I would have to apply to cover the butt ends of the biots. never occurred...
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    i like a yellow under wrap it gives it a...

    i like a yellow under wrap it gives it a translucent effect. I do not overwrap the tinsel with any tubing material. I just taper a body with thread and over wrap it with the pearl tinsel.
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    nice flies, I tie something similar called a...

    nice flies,

    I tie something similar called a pearl midge. one thing you might try for a variation is changing your thread color. the color of the thread under wrap changes the appearance of the...
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    scott, nice tie think ill give this a try for...

    scott,

    nice tie think ill give this a try for a variation on a flashback pt.

    what do you think of using flat waxed nylon instead of goose biots. might cut down on some of the bulk, and give you...
  16. Thread: Brahma hen

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    been using the brahama hen necks for about a year...

    been using the brahama hen necks for about a year now and love them.

    i think you will get a lot more use out of the neck if you learn to fold the hackle instead of wrapping it. the folding method...
  17. Thread: Mentoring

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    how bt a 2 or 3"long zonker strip

    how bt a 2 or 3"long zonker strip
  18. Thread: Sparseness

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    ray, i have been sitting here trying to figure...

    ray,

    i have been sitting here trying to figure out how to really answer your question, and find that without doing a heck of a lot of research i cant.

    i do know that if i look thru my...
  19. Thread: tippet rings

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    thanks for the replies guys sounds like...

    thanks for the replies guys

    sounds like hanging a dropper from one should be okay
  20. Thread: tippet rings

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    tippet rings

    has anybody got any experience with fish being shy of tippet rings
  21. steve, thanks for the help and input . hope...

    steve,

    thanks for the help and input . hope things take a turn in the right direction for you
  22. Thread: Caddis herl

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    try using olive colored snowshoe rabbits foot as...

    try using olive colored snowshoe rabbits foot as dubbing for the body, and light dun for the wing. it will float like a cork
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    for the past 15 or so years ive used a wooden...

    for the past 15 or so years ive used a wooden dowel, about the size of a pencil with a screw eye in both ends of the dowel. one end is hooked to a zinger on my vest, the other end I open up the screw...
  24. steve, sorry to hear you took a dinger in the...

    steve, sorry to hear you took a dinger in the nasty weather we have been having this winter , I think everyone is having some difficulties in dealing with mother nature this year. as for the fly...
  25. Thread: The Mayflyer

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    i wonder if its a discoloration caused by heat...

    i wonder if its a discoloration caused by heat treating
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