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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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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
  13. I think LaFontaine said it best, fish look for...

    I think LaFontaine said it best, fish look for positives otherwise they would never eat with that hook sticking out the bend of the fly.
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    As long as you have a good hooking clearance...

    As long as you have a good hooking clearance between the bead and the hook point use the hook that you like.
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    I've been using more dyed grizzly lately, olives,...

    I've been using more dyed grizzly lately, olives, pale yellows, as well as natural barred gingers.
    Gene
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    Almost everyone has tried to make LaFontaine's...

    Almost everyone has tried to make LaFontaine's emerger and pupa easier to tie. Personally I don't think they are difficult, maybe a little time consumming.
  17. Byron hopefully you will be pleased with your...

    Byron hopefully you will be pleased with your order, I may do so myself just to check for different colors. Byron I know of no Link to sparkle since it's a product that's not available anymore. All I...
  18. Hi Allan, the three products you mention all may...

    Hi Allan, the three products you mention all may of been available back then. The color of the product called sparkle had the best color selection. A nice gold that he used in his tapes was sparkle,...
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    Funny I prefer dull side down on my parachutes.

    Funny I prefer dull side down on my parachutes.
  20. Allan, dazzle aire was not the product he used...

    Allan, dazzle aire was not the product he used originally, sparkle yarn was. He and others had to settle eventually for dazzle. It does not seem to have the qualities of the original sparkle yarn. If...
  21. Gary's sparkle patterns evolved a bit over the...

    Gary's sparkle patterns evolved a bit over the years. Early patterns used three strands of yarn veiling the body and a head of marabou strands twisted together. His sparkle caddis patterns in later...
  22. Dazzle aire or sparkle yarn has solid fibers of...

    Dazzle aire or sparkle yarn has solid fibers of Creslon or nylon. If you look closely the yarn has clear fibers running through that are clear antron. And yes I have skeins of many colors purchased...
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    I've tied the Weamer version, the fish like them...

    I've tied the Weamer version, the fish like them and eat it well. I don't like them because I have had difficulty landing fish on that bent hook. For that reason I stopped tying them. Suspect the...
  24. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    But that's the fun in all of this craziness we...

    But that's the fun in all of this craziness we call flyfishing.
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    I have used goose quill from the trailing edge...

    I have used goose quill from the trailing edge (long wide side) for wing cases. I use it on hares ears and Iso nymphs, or anyplace you might use duck or turkey.
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