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    I tie them as Rene Harrop ties them with turkey...

    I tie them as Rene Harrop ties them with turkey biot and rib showing for my emergers.

    Gene
  2. Thread: Albino Nymphs

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    Nice, Schweibert had a fly something along those...

    Nice, Schweibert had a fly something along those lines. I believe it was one of his nymphs in Matching the Hatch. I'm not home so cannot check, I'm sure there was no wire probably thread.
  3. Thread: Albino Nymphs

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    I'm sure mother nature doesn't leave them that...

    I'm sure mother nature doesn't leave them that color for too long.
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    NJT the x-caddis wing is tied longer than the...

    NJT the x-caddis wing is tied longer than the compara emerger and it is not necessary to flair it 180?. It is meant to float low in the film and will be tough to see in fast water. Emerger wings...
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    Byron I am not as computer savy as most, tried...

    Byron I am not as computer savy as most, tried and failed. Something I want to get better at and will. That said if you go back to the DRC Web site and click on "flies" the first page has a Baetis ...
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    Byron that looks good, except it's now tied with...

    Byron that looks good, except it's now tied with a z-lon shuck. Kind of like an x-caddis with a short wing. Haven't seen it tied with splayed tails in years. Check out the Delaware River Club Web...
  7. Thread: Head cement?

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    Byron I still like to cement my nymphs, if fished...

    Byron I still like to cement my nymphs, if fished right they get pretty banged up bouncing the bottom. I do not cement my dries just a 4 turn whip finish. Of course if fished right they probably...
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    LaFontaine pattern? Harrop Dun and Borger but I...

    LaFontaine pattern? Harrop Dun and Borger but I don't remember a LaFontaine mayfly dun.
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    We fly into Bozeman in early July, we want to see...

    We fly into Bozeman in early July, we want to see Glacier N.P.. About 5 days there and around Missoula then to West Yellowstone . Plan to fish the Madison, Henry's Fork and the Park waters. Byron...
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    Byron I've used a couple color for nymphs and...

    Byron I've used a couple color for nymphs and they have performed quite well. I'll have to tie a few for Montana myself this summer. Thanks for the reminder.

    Gene
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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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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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