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    I'm not so sure about the "spouse friendly" part,...

    I'm not so sure about the "spouse friendly" part, but years ago I was an authorized (by the Department of Agriculture) importer of feathers in Pennsylvania. I think there were only 2 of us in...
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    I don't buy much from Orvis these days, but I had...

    I don't buy much from Orvis these days, but I had always thought that Orvis established the selling prices and that they would be the same from place to place. Guess that isn't necessarily the case.
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    WOW! Jim. That is impressive. I'd love to have...

    WOW! Jim. That is impressive. I'd love to have something like that.

    John
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    Very nice looking fly, Scott

    Very nice looking fly, Scott
  5. I enjoyed that very much. Thank you for posting...

    I enjoyed that very much. Thank you for posting it here.

    John
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    Scott - I see there is a guy from Iceland...

    Scott -

    I see there is a guy from Iceland selling this horse hair on Ebay. I like the details that he gives in the description for this hair. Some of his past auctions have been rather pricey,...
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    Ernie - You might get more replies if you...

    Ernie -

    You might get more replies if you asked this question in the fly tying section.

    However, the Morrish Hopper has been our go-to pattern in the Yellowstone region for the past several...
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    I'll soon be 68, and my best friend, who I fish...

    I'll soon be 68, and my best friend, who I fish with several or more days each week all summer, is 78. We both still hike to fish, and wade (too often over my wader tops for me) but I'm sure we...
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    Scott - I bought a big tube of GE Silicone...

    Scott -

    I bought a big tube of GE Silicone caulk last week for small household project and was wondering how I was going to use all of that stuff! Now I know...but boy, is that messy on your...
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    I'm heading to Florida early Wednesday morning. ...

    I'm heading to Florida early Wednesday morning. Daytime temperatures are forecast in the high 70's to low 80's. I hope to suffer through it for a week before heading back north to some fresh,...
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    So that proves it, Spinner. Fly with Big...

    So that proves it, Spinner.

    Fly with Big Wings, in Big Sky, equals Big Fish. :D
  12. After reading your story, I had to get up from my...

    After reading your story, I had to get up from my desk and walk into one of the guest bedrooms of our home and look again at the framed picture we keep there on the wall above the bed. The picture...
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    You might look on Ebay. I did a search under LED...

    You might look on Ebay. I did a search under LED table lamps and found several thousand listed for sale, many of which were quite inexpensive. I just looked at a few of them and saw some that...
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    That one looks like it could make a pretty good...

    That one looks like it could make a pretty good stonefly imitation.
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    You can see it here: ...

    You can see it here:

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxU8ac3xYidaZXEtRWZYeUtvMlk/preview?pli=1

    Don't blink or you'll miss the owl attack. Mrs. Eagle was not a happy momma.

    P.S. I attended...
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    I also compliment you on the rod. Those green...

    I also compliment you on the rod. Those green wraps and stripping guide are especially nice to my eye, and would be my choice for a custom rod, and the burl wood in the reel seat is beautiful.
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    Brad - Although I am not a member on your...

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    Although I am not a member on your other board, I read most of the posts there, so I feel as though I know Mr. Kelleher although I've never met him in person. Among his regular posts on...
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    I just received and read this week's Blue Ribbon...

    I just received and read this week's Blue Ribbon Fly Shop newsletter, by Craig Matthews in West Yellowstone. Here are some comments he makes about fly color:

    Blew on Blue soft hackle

    BRF...
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    I periodically fish one particular river in SW...

    I periodically fish one particular river in SW Montana that has a large population of wild trout, and a variety of heavy insect hatches. One of my favorite sections of this river requires a hike of...
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    When they list them as available, with a "buy it...

    When they list them as available, with a "buy it now" price, you would normally pay for the item and the seller would have your money before you find out he doesn't even have it available to sell it...
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    Not feather earrings, but something called a...

    Not feather earrings, but something called a Living Locket.

    My wife showed me one of hers a couple days ago, and I said that she could put one of my flies inside it. This isn't a particularly...
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    Byron - There are several of these vises...

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    There are several of these vises listed for sale on Ebay. One seller shows he has 7 of them available for sale.
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    I think a really cool follow-on would be some...

    I think a really cool follow-on would be some reports of fishing Scott's flies.
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    Being located in Montana and close to Yellowstone...

    Being located in Montana and close to Yellowstone National Park, over time I've had encounters with most or all of the wlld critters common to the region. Last summer, however, we were able to add...
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    We have lots of recreational gold mining...

    We have lots of recreational gold mining opportunities, as well as some commercial mining nearby where I spend the summer on the Yellowstone River in MT. In the past I have taken a gold pan with me...
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