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    Just to be clear here, your original question was...

    Just to be clear here, your original question was "who invented the Haystack". Its pretty clear that Fran did..."I remember the first Ausable Haystack fly was born at my tying desk in June"

    The...
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    The story I recall from reading it somewhere was...

    The story I recall from reading it somewhere was similar, but took place on stream. Apparently Fran was fishing with a small party of guys and one of the elder anglers out of desperation tied a fly...
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    Actually, a loop eye salmon hook gives a better...

    Actually, a loop eye salmon hook gives a better flattened base to tye a wing on. Since the gut is tyed to the bottom of the hook, you still have a single wire on top to balance the wing on. No big...
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    Hey Cheapo, just buy the real deal! CJ

    Hey Cheapo, just buy the real deal! CJ
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    gqualls, Check your pm, CJ

    gqualls,
    Check your pm, CJ
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    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/catskilljohn/OrangeParson001.jpg

    Here is one, Just followed the steps in a recent Fly Tyer Magazine. It took about 2 hours, but doesn't require any "exotic"...
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    Allan, Thanks so much for the Caddis...

    Allan,
    Thanks so much for the Caddis patterns,beautiful as I would expect from you.I know the swap turnout was huge,but I was glad to get your flies! Great seeing you and the guys,talk to you soon....
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    I am in,see you Friday! CJ

    I am in,see you Friday! CJ
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    Guys, Sorry for the mistake,should have read...

    Guys,
    Sorry for the mistake,should have read it first! I have a package of schlappen that reads "Tail Schlappen",and just assumed thats where it came from. CJ

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    Strung hackle comes from the cape,usually low...

    Strung hackle comes from the cape,usually low grade necks.Schlappen is all web,real soft and usually used for collars on wet flies,salmon fly hackle,etc. As said above,the schlappen comes from the...
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    There are a bunch of ways to do this,I will tell...

    There are a bunch of ways to do this,I will tell you how I do it...I am sure others will offer there advice.
    Dub a small ball of body material at the rear of the hook.Tie your fibbets at an...
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    You could use aftershaft feathers,you know,the...

    You could use aftershaft feathers,you know,the "other" feather under all pheasant body feathers. They have a nice taper,and are very fluffy. CJ
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    Ronn, The book went to the publisher last...

    Ronn,
    The book went to the publisher last week,and should be avaliable in the fall. It will be the "Magnum Opus" of salmon fly books,in the words of John McClain. CJ
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    George Kelsons "Little Inky Boy",the one that got...

    George Kelsons "Little Inky Boy",the one that got him in all that trouble,tied with horsehair body. CJ
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    You have the right place,but possibly someone...

    You have the right place,but possibly someone lost the original set screw,and replaced it with an odd or metric one.After you find the proper tool,the head just lifts off.No turning,threading,etc....
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    If you hear from Andy,let me know.He has...

    If you hear from Andy,let me know.He has everyones flies from another swap,and they are all waiting patiently for them. I too have not been able to reach him,and am starting to get disappointed....
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    Andy, Could you reflect on over to...

    Andy,
    Could you reflect on over to Catskillflies forum and let everyone know what is going on with the Swap? Thanks,John
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    Andy,you need to e-mail me as soon as you...

    Andy,you need to e-mail me as soon as you can,thanks. John Bonasera
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    Andy B e-mail address

    Could/does anyone have his e-mail,I need to get in touch with him,right away! Thank you in advance! John
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    Andy B need you to e-mail me....

    Right away. The natives are getting restless! CJ
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    Allan, An exhaustive count of one of my skins...

    Allan,
    An exhaustive count of one of my skins totaled 88 lemon flank feathers.There were 22 barred flank feathers.
    After I use one,I always save the leftover,and use it for nymph tails.CJ
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    Tim Trexler e-mail

    Does anyone have it? I thought I did,but it comes back no good. Thanks,CJ
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    Andy, I received the flys today,what a nice...

    Andy,
    I received the flys today,what a nice batch!Everyone did a great job,you were right,this was going to be a good one! Thanks for being so prompt,your swaps are great! CJ
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    I am sure they are in the mail,so I have no...

    I am sure they are in the mail,so I have no problem waiting.CJ
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    I always get a kick out of the vice grip...

    I always get a kick out of the vice grip guys,especially when you can buy a fly tying vise for $12.99,and vice grips are $18.00.Lets not forget the fly tying vise doesnt require pipe clamps to hold...
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