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    Alan, Didn't mean it was working for us. ...

    Alan,

    Didn't mean it was working for us.

    It's certainly working for the hook makers. If it wasn't, which would mean they were having trouble selling hooks, then they'd change it. Until that...
  2. I've used both over the years. Got a bunch of...

    I've used both over the years.

    Got a bunch of hide pieces from a taxidermist a decade ago. There was this piece of really light colored deer, still brown, not belly hair, that I started using for...
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    If you want to tie the flies with dull beads,...

    If you want to tie the flies with dull beads, then any of the many chemical solutions will work..gun blue, oven cleaner, acids, coatings of various types (I'd use clear head cement with some baking...
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    But, it IS working....

    But, it IS working....
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    Duckster, I used to think it had to be...

    Duckster,

    I used to think it had to be vertical.

    Now, since I started playing with multi-articulated flies, I think it doesn't matter as long as the connections are free swinging.

    Buddy
  6. Bruce, What you are using seems fine to me. ...

    Bruce,

    What you are using seems fine to me.

    I wouldn't change anything unless it's causing you trouble.

    Bass don't tend to be leader shy, especially with topwater applications, and if it...
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    Warren, It shouldn't have been full, but I...

    Warren,

    It shouldn't have been full, but I cleaned it out anyway.

    Buddy
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    I fish mostly in lakes for trout and bass. ...

    I fish mostly in lakes for trout and bass.

    Sensitivity is critical to my fishing.

    I'm sure that the vast majority of modern graphite rods are amazingly sensitive. Whether or not you 'feel' the...
  9. I'll let everyone know, and I'll post the...

    I'll let everyone know, and I'll post the methodology as well as the numbers.

    I'm really hoping it's a good, strong knot.

    Testing is the key, though.

    Buddy
  10. I'm going to have to test the knot myself. ...

    I'm going to have to test the knot myself.

    While it looks easy to tie, and it certainly saves tippet, I'm not going to trust it until it's been tested a bit.

    A good knot should consistently...
  11. Anyone here done any strength tests on this knot...

    Anyone here done any strength tests on this knot using a scale yet?
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    No. It really doesn't matter. Tie your...

    No.

    It really doesn't matter.

    Tie your flies on whichever hook you have that will give you the size and action you want.

    Fly tying isn't a science. Recipes are just guidelines.

    Use what...
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    To the original question. No. I see no need...

    To the original question.

    No.

    I see no need to 'categorize' any fly accurately. A few rough categories are obvious, but anything more requires an unattainable amount of agreement among folks...
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    I actually caught a fish? ;)

    I actually caught a fish? ;)
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    L/C, The keys to successful crappie fishing,...

    L/C,

    The keys to successful crappie fishing, regardless of gear, is Depth and Speed control.

    Crappie are seldom all that picky about which fly. But you got to put it in the right place at the...
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    Here's what you need to do. Find a Marine Sgt....

    Here's what you need to do.

    Find a Marine Sgt. Major.

    THEY control the weather (and everything else as far as I can tell ;) ).

    Good Luck!
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    Chuck, Understand why you'd disagree. Some...

    Chuck,

    Understand why you'd disagree. Some folks think that what is written on rod is correct, or what is written on the line box is 'correct'. Some don't, and would wish that it was so.

    As...
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    Here's what I do. Put the line on the rod. ...

    Here's what I do.

    Put the line on the rod.

    Don't worry if it's a size heavier, lighter, odd tapered, or whatever.

    Fish with it.

    If I don't like it, take it back.
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    Toothpaste. Polishing compound and a Dremel...

    Toothpaste.

    Polishing compound and a Dremel tool.

    Fine steel wool.

    All will shine up your dull hooks and help them attract trout better.
  20. Of course, DHS is a VERY reliable source for...

    Of course,

    DHS is a VERY reliable source for things like this.....trust your government, they have your best interests at heart always....

    ;)
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    And, for les than $10 you can buy a set of...

    And, for les than $10 you can buy a set of punches at Harbor Freight.

    They go up to 1/2 inch, have the plug expelling slot already in them, and will last a lifetime. The thin 1/8 and 3/16 inch...
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    I've also noticed that few, if any, of the videos...

    I've also noticed that few, if any, of the videos I've seen of fly tying use the rotary feature of the vise (even though almost all of the tiers have a rotary vise).

    Don't get it. It's like...
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    The only US based 'professional' tiers I know...

    The only US based 'professional' tiers I know that are making a decent living at it tie only specialty flies. Mostly their own patterns and/or local favorites in their areas that the mass producing...
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    Here's mine:

    Here's mine:
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    Thanks to everyone who played along. One...

    Thanks to everyone who played along.

    One reason I stopped fishing competitive B.A.S.S. tournaments was that many of the competitors actually did this. While 'pre fishing' they would use lures...
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