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    I would agree with you if we were talking about...

    I would agree with you if we were talking about saddles, but capes still offer a very wide range of sizes. I'm particularly fond of the be high and dry capes because they excel in that category. ...
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    Allan, Thanks for the feedback. Denny sold...

    Allan,

    Thanks for the feedback. Denny sold his flock that is now known as Clearwater hackle that was included in the research. Another thing to consider is that each generation of bird...
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    Thanks Scott. His hackle was definitely a...

    Thanks Scott. His hackle was definitely a pleasant surprise. I'll be tying with that cape quite a bit.
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    The Ultimate Hackle Throwdown

    I thought I would share this here since there are some great tyers on this forum. This is a research project about hackle we have been working on for months.
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    Yes... The Gammy S10 is a much better wire...

    Yes... The Gammy S10 is a much better wire diameter for a dry fly.
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    I love the look of that bug! The only thing that...

    I love the look of that bug! The only thing that concerns me about this particular pattern is the extremely heavy hook. Will those materials float it?
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    I think everyone is entitled to their opinion and...

    I think everyone is entitled to their opinion and I saw nothing disrespectful from that post. I have had success with some of his flies, and not much with others. That being said, I 100% agree with...
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    I have had great success on the halo emerger. ...

    I have had great success on the halo emerger. It's a confidence pattern in my box that I pull out as a last resort... I really don't use many of his other flies.
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    Do you have a picture of LaFontaine's Mayfly Dun?...

    Do you have a picture of LaFontaine's Mayfly Dun? The only thing from LaFontaine that this is somewhat close to would be a halo emerger, but still very different. The only similarity is the wing...
  10. Thread: Adams Humpy SBS

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    I really like this one! Everything about it...

    I really like this one! Everything about it screams fish.
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    The deer adds a layer of bugginess in my opinion....

    The deer adds a layer of bugginess in my opinion. Also, when you wrap foam like that it can lose some of its buoyancy due to having some of the air squeezed out of it. I'd add deer hair to this bad...
  12. Thread: Coyote Tail

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    Tie some foxy clousers with that thing... ...

    Tie some foxy clousers with that thing...

    Coyote tail can be substituted for anything that uses Arctic Fox.
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    strong work here. I really like the body on that...

    strong work here. I really like the body on that one.
  14. Thread: Rotating Vise

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    True. But at least the tyer will be right side...

    True. But at least the tyer will be right side up;)
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    Pat Cohen is the new deer hair master. He has...

    Pat Cohen is the new deer hair master. He has great DVDs too.
  16. Thread: Rotating Vise

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    I think the real answer is... Who cares? Even if...

    I think the real answer is... Who cares? Even if someone doesn't use rotary for application of materials, there is a lot of value in being able to see the other side of your fly without arching your...
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    I know this isn't what you are asking, but it...

    I know this isn't what you are asking, but it might be a good idea to research some good foam popper patterns as well. They are much more simple to tie, and they might be a bit more tailored to a...
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    Here is something to consider. Durability. I...

    Here is something to consider. Durability.

    I personally have only bought a handful of flies in my life, and the commercial ties typically have big time issues with durability. I was fishing a...
  19. Thread: Hazel Creek SBS

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    VERY excellent. I have a soft spot in my heart...

    VERY excellent. I have a soft spot in my heart for lime dry flies.
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    quite excellent.

    quite excellent.
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    nice bug! I really like the effect of those two...

    nice bug! I really like the effect of those two hackle colors combined.
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    Very nice bug. Great foam control too.

    Very nice bug. Great foam control too.
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    Charlie Craven is a tying wizard... He's a good...

    Charlie Craven is a tying wizard... He's a good dude too.
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    Those bugs are very nice. I might have to try a...

    Those bugs are very nice. I might have to try a few of them out.
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    Love the furry foam. Very clean tie.

    Love the furry foam. Very clean tie.
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