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  1. If you test it in the tub, be sure to hold your...

    If you test it in the tub, be sure to hold your tippet (at least 24 inches) near or at the water surface. I didn't think about it at first and held it up in the air. Had impact on how the fly swam...
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    Probably a little longer than you intended, so...

    Probably a little longer than you intended, so I'll post a link here. It's a true one....mostly.
    Enjoy.

    http://www.hatchesmagazine.com/page/june2006/206

    Deeky
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    Re: Mallard flank wet fly wing

    The only thing I would add is that I have noticed mallard flank ties in much easier with the feather tip-side of the slips facing up. I have tried the other way to get more of the down-wing look...
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    Re: Using Power For Furling

    My only comment is to be careful if you are using a battery powered drill for twisting the legs. Once the batteries start to go, they go quickly, and if you only use time of twist as your guide, you...
  5. Thread: whitlock's tool

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    Re: whitlock's tool

    I used some very light mono (1 lbs test, I think) and just whipped it to the shank of the needle. It created a little bump at the edge of the wraps that you had to work through the hair a little,...
  6. Thread: Morris minnow

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    Re: Morris minnow

    I made it home and checked - I was wrong on that reference. It is in the Spring 2007 issue of Flyfishing and Tying Journal, page 46.

    As for uses - any streamers, or other patterns where you...
  7. Thread: Morris minnow

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    Re: Morris minnow

    Not at home right now to check, but I believe it was in the last issue of Fly Tyer Mag, maybe the one before. It's on my list to tie as well. LOVE the Angel Hair.

    Deeky
  8. Re: Are trout flies just as effective as panfish flies?

    I think the species-specific mentality exists due to the move towards at least imitation flies, and even realistic flies when targeting trout. This is precipitated by the thought that trout are very...
  9. Thread: PTN for bluegill

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    Re: PTN for bluegill

    Here in west central Minnesota we are actually building ice lately. Oh yeah, and a forcast of something like 7 inches of snow tonight into tomorrow. I like winter and all, but this is getting...
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    Re: Figure 8 Follow Through

    ducksterman -

    There is no problem getting fly through as you can make the loop as big as you want. The good thing here is that the loop you need to pass the fly through is closed by pulling on...
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    Re: Figure 8 Follow Through

    The figure 8 follow through, or figure 8 retraced, however you care to call it, is a great knot for a lot of places. But I make it a whole lot easier than tying a single and then keeping track of...
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    I've been tying alot of the classic wets lately. ...

    I've been tying alot of the classic wets lately. Partly for the art of it, but also definitely to fish them this summer for, get this, panfish. Yeah, I know, tradition, trout, etc. etc. etc. But...
  13. Thread: no hackle dries

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    There was an article I think in the last Fly Tyer...

    There was an article I think in the last Fly Tyer about no hackle drys. They used a thick bunch of mallard flank for a wing. The article stated that they float fairly well on their own with a thick...
  14. Thread: Floss?

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    Unless you are a stickler for using the...

    Unless you are a stickler for using the called-for materials, other materials can work for a body as well. I use some flat nylon tying thread that can wrap to a very smooth body. It just takes a...
  15. Thread: Bass Tidbit .22

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    In other words, refering to the previous tidbit,...

    In other words, refering to the previous tidbit, establishing a long-term or big-picture pattern. I know a lot of guys do it, but I don't. Probably one reason why I don't consistently catch fish.
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    I don't recall who's pattern it was or even what...

    I don't recall who's pattern it was or even what it was called, but I know exactly the grubs you are talking about - they ate a hole in my yard a year ago. They were so ugly I wanted to dig every...
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    Never tied any myself, but I'm seeing a spun...

    Never tied any myself, but I'm seeing a spun deerhair or wool head with paired hackles or a little marabou of the back.
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    Chartreuse/white and pink/ white have done well,...

    Chartreuse/white and pink/ white have done well, but my go to colors, and one of two go to flies, is black over chartreuse with a little holo-silver flash. Bluegills, sunnies, crappies, and bass all...
  19. Thread: Bass Tidbit .21

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    Good discussion. Here's how I see a single fish...

    Good discussion. Here's how I see a single fish as related to establishing a pattern - whether it is a good day of catching or a single-fish day, that first fish does serve towards establishing a...
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    I worked on this very same question a while back....

    I worked on this very same question a while back. I never came up with the knot explanation, but it's a good one. Tradition is also a good answer to a lot of it. I also did find out that there is...
  21. Thread: Yellow Humpy

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    As I was working on a set for a recent swap, I...

    As I was working on a set for a recent swap, I had the same problem. I found I wasn't tying the hair tight enough. You are going to be building up a larger body on it anyway, don't be afraid to use...
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    Aside from the afore mentioned points, I get my...

    Aside from the afore mentioned points, I get my best pictures by shooting near the patio door. The natural daylight (although it's not the only light source) has totally changed my pictures.

    Be...
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    25 a day? :shock: Our statewide limit is 10! ...

    25 a day? :shock: Our statewide limit is 10! And that's total in possession. No size limit on most lakes, but on the larger ones in my area it's entirely possible to take a limit of 10-13 inch...
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    Sorry, no palmered hackle - it's tied in as a...

    Sorry, no palmered hackle - it's tied in as a collar. I picked this up from an older fisherman I met once. I like the smaller profile. But I added the rootbeer krystal flash and bead head and this...
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    I use them and love them. I am fishing...

    I use them and love them. I am fishing warmwater, so picky trout aren't really an issue. I also fish primarily wet, so weight isn't an issue. Just helps get the fly down faster. I also tend to be...
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