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    Debbie-- Wow!! All of our best wishes for...

    Debbie--

    Wow!!

    All of our best wishes for a speedy recovery, you are in our thoughts.

    Mark
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    Deb-- Wow!! All of our best wishes for a...

    Deb--

    Wow!!

    All of our best wishes for a speedy recovery, you are in our thoughts.

    Mark
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    Here's a link with a bunch of choices that might...

    Here's a link with a bunch of choices that might work for you

    http://m1.ij.net/danscustomflys/FlyTyingPopperBodies.html

    In particular take a look at:

    Master Blaster
    Foam Diver Head...
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    Karli-Rae With the build up of PCB and mercury...

    Karli-Rae

    With the build up of PCB and mercury levels in fish, and documented lead poisoning in wildlife, I think that it's clear that the world isn't as big as we sometimes thought-- and that...
  5. I agree with the folks that suggest getting an...

    I agree with the folks that suggest getting an inexpensive outfit now (I?d suggest a 5 or 6 weight) and have at it. Start terrorizing some local LA bluegill and small bass in freshwater. It?ll get...
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    You don't need a pre-made tapered leader. :) ...

    You don't need a pre-made tapered leader. :)

    Most of the fishing i do is for stripers and stuff up here in the Northeast. I use 2 different leaders-- one with floating lines and one with...
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    SW flies in the FOTW archive are marked with an...

    SW flies in the FOTW archive are marked with an asterisk (*)
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    Saltamonte, Congrats on your upcoming...

    Saltamonte,

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding.

    Steve is right, poor choice of words on my part using saltwater "proof' instead of "resistant". All my rods and reels get a thorough freshwater...
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    NCV_ Here's a great site for you with step by...

    NCV_
    Here's a great site for you with step by steps and vids from guys like Bob Popovics tying a bunch of patterns including staples like clousers, deceivers etc.

    http://www.aswf.info/

    Just...
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    Saltamontes- Where will you be doing most of...

    Saltamontes-

    Where will you be doing most of your SW fishing? And aside from some bonefish down the road, what else will you be chasing?

    Since you’re from Alberta, you might also think of an 8...
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    Great tip Scott.

    Great tip Scott.
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    What will you be chasing? It'll depend on the...

    What will you be chasing?

    It'll depend on the individual rod the line you match it up with and your casting style, but in general

    A 9 weight would give you a bit more oomph on the flats in wind...
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    Yup Tailing Loop gave you good measurements, just...

    Yup Tailing Loop gave you good measurements, just wanted to add that the
    Mustad 3407 is the same dimensions as the more widely available Mustad 34007
    (3407 = cadmium plated, 34007 = stainless...
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    Sage makes excellent rods...... Their reels...

    Sage makes excellent rods......

    Their reels have been out for quite a while (10 +years) but have not really caught on, at least from what I've seen.

    You might want to broaden your search to...
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    I have a few Hebert saddles in different grades...

    I have a few Hebert saddles in different grades including Pro grade. They typically run in larger sizes than the Whiting line (Red Label) of saddles that are heaviest in sizes 14-16.

    Most of the...
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    For most freshwater stuff I use the 21...

    For most freshwater stuff I use the 21 compartment hook boxes that go for about 7 bucks. It makes it a lot easier to find stuff than sorting through a zillion hook packages. If you go that route,...
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    You've gotten good advice-- here are a couple...

    You've gotten good advice-- here are a couple more choices and some info on bead and wire sizes for you. To some extent hook shape/wire thickness will affect bead sizing, but this is pretty good...
  18. Thread: Hackles

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    Ray- Yup, I bought one of their "premium"...

    Ray-

    Yup, I bought one of their "premium" capes awhile ago. They sell for 49 bucks or so at regular price. It looks to be the same as a Hebert Miner Bronze grade. Hebert Miner is now owned by...
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    What fish are you going to be chasing? If it's...

    What fish are you going to be chasing?

    If it's trout, I'd agree with Norman, Charlie Craven's book has set the new standard. He goes into incredible detail, excellent photos and there's a lot of...
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    I'd go with a weight forward taper, 7 weight,...

    I'd go with a weight forward taper, 7 weight, floating line, often referred to as a 7 WF-F.

    Although I haven't used them, I've heard very good things about the Hook and Hackle House brand fly...
  21. Charlaine, Welcome to the forum and a big...

    Charlaine,

    Welcome to the forum and a big thank you from all of us for your service.

    As far as materials go, it'll depend on what fish you're chasing-- right now for example striper fishing...
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    The thin "running line" should be 2-6 feet...

    The thin "running line" should be 2-6 feet outside the tip with the thicker head outside. Most shooting heads are about 30 feet, so 32-36' total (plus leader) is about what you should have outside...
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    Just trying to eliminate a pretty frequent source...

    Just trying to eliminate a pretty frequent source of frustration for a beginning tyer that might not know what size beads to use with what size hooks if the recipe calls for a "gold bead", what...
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    There are a lot of great shops out there...

    There are a lot of great shops out there including many of FAOL's sponsors- I think the best advice for a beginning tyer if you can't buy in person from a local fly shop, is to buy online from a shop...
  25. Thread: fly Hooks

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    Dryfly- What kind of hooks (brand/model) and...

    Dryfly-

    What kind of hooks (brand/model) and what kinds of quantities?

    Hook and Hackle, a sponsor of FAOL has good prices on their house brand of hooks and Mustad 100 packs.

    But if you're...
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