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    Very nice Byron. I will add that looking at the...

    Very nice Byron. I will add that looking at the bottom of the mayfly, the side the trout sees reveals a much different color than the sides or top.

    Gene
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    Byron you might try but I don't think that will...

    Byron you might try but I don't think that will have any effect on the coarseness it could make it worse. The finer fibers might get blown away?
    Gene
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    The Delaware River Club which AL owned and sold a...

    The Delaware River Club which AL owned and sold a couple years ago have started to package the dubbing again. They have it for sale on there Web site. And yes I use the dubbing for several mayfly...
  4. Thread: Hackle plucking

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    Grab an individual feather that you want for the...

    Grab an individual feather that you want for the size of the fly you are tying. Pull straight out level to the Cape never at an extreme angle.
  5. Thread: thread choices

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    Scott, the MFC 6/0 is just as nice as the 8/0,...

    Scott, the MFC 6/0 is just as nice as the 8/0, just stronger. Lays flat but not flossy like ultra thread. Does not need to be spun or manipulated to behave.

    Gene
  6. Thread: thread choices

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    I agree with Scott, MFC is my choice of thread,...

    I agree with Scott, MFC is my choice of thread, fine and strong. There are so many choices of thread these days, grab a spool of a color you use the most and try them. And yes Danville 6/0 and Uni...
  7. Thread: Head Cement

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    Simple, dries don't take the beating of rocks and...

    Simple, dries don't take the beating of rocks and underwater debris. And I only cement them if I'm in the mood. Nothing set in stone with me. Overall though I believe a good whip finish is all that's...
  8. Thread: Head Cement

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    Dry flies never, nymphs yes because I feel they...

    Dry flies never, nymphs yes because I feel they take a beating down under.
    Gene
  9. Thread: Parachute Flies

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    I agree with shank length just on the sparse...

    I agree with shank length just on the sparse side. I hate seeing my parachute floating on its side.
  10. Thread: Parachute Flies

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    I agree with srt on all of his points. I too like...

    I agree with srt on all of his points. I too like color appropriate wings on my parachutes, with exception of my big bugs, and klinks. Most of the big bugs are fished late evening into dark. I have...
  11. Thread: 2015 Rod Shootout

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    Love the looks of the Scott Radian, I've been...

    Love the looks of the Scott Radian, I've been contemplating one for a while. Thinking more in the lines of a 9'6", 5 wt., will try to cast one this spring. I will say I'm surprised the Sage Accel did...
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    Thanks LfC, I have been out 6 times and only in...

    Thanks LfC, I have been out 6 times and only in 08 was it a bit high. I was being a bit facetious because we have made up our mind to come out and we will. See you in July.
    Gene
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    Ok I'll stay home.

    Ok I'll stay home.
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    Looks like I am going to be there mid July.

    Looks like I am going to be there mid July.
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    Love the Madison, but hard to beat the beauty of...

    Love the Madison, but hard to beat the beauty of the Lamar Valley. Those cutthroat trout of Slough Creek or
    Soda Butte are a favorite of my wife and me. We get out that way every 2-3 years and next...
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    The Firehole and Madison do warm most years...

    The Firehole and Madison do warm most years around the 4th of July. I would also recommend Slough and Soda Butte or the Lamar, but I don't think it's a short drive. Really no short drive in the park,...
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    Apparently you can get a cheap tool to...

    Apparently you can get a cheap tool to demagnatize, but keeping it demagnatized is the problem. Flyboxes and hook packages have magnets in the bottom and as soon as you touch the magnet it's going to...
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    Byron, I use it and like it a lot. It is only...

    Byron, I use it and like it a lot. It is only good for small nymphs and light splitshot. If I use heavy nymphs and BB split I use a large piece of yarn. It is very sensitive if used properly.
    Gene
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    Love my chicken feathers and certainly have more...

    Love my chicken feathers and certainly have more than I'll ever need, and I'm still looking. Also enjoy my superfine dry fly dubbing and synthetic tailing material.
  20. Thread: Badger Hackling

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    Yes I use golden badger quite a bit, Whiting and...

    Yes I use golden badger quite a bit, Whiting and Collins. Ray golden badger has been used for many years. The Dette's tied there Green Drake and a dry fly called the Conover. I'm sure there are many...
  21. Thread: Using head cement

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    For my dries just a 3-4 turn hand whip finish....

    For my dries just a 3-4 turn hand whip finish. Nymphs and streamers I use a thin head cement. I've been using Harrops water base for several years now also, seems to work just fine.
    Gene
  22. Thread: A Few Catskills

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    Very nice, traditional Catskill flies are...

    Very nice, traditional Catskill flies are beautiful and so much fun to tie.
    Gene
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    Byron, I had a c-clamp model back in the late...

    Byron, I had a c-clamp model back in the late 70's maybe early 80's. Probably the best hook holding vise I ever tied with. It was replaced with a HMH because of the rotary feature. I have used a...
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    I've been considering one, very unique. My...

    I've been considering one, very unique. My question is I have a Renzetti Master vise and the clamp for the stem is different. Not sure it will work on the granite, and I do not want to modify my...
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    I agree with Joe's results, twisted tippetts...

    I agree with Joe's results, twisted tippetts horribly. Tossed it I guess, haven't seen it in years.
    Gene
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