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  1. Thread: Odd materials

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    xmas ribbon

    Xmas ribbon that was red, tan and olive that turned out to be made of swiss straw, I also have found that the dowel rods we get in at work often are tied with a material that looks like swiss straw...
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    dye the fur any color you want

    You can dye the rabbit any color you want using either Rite dye or Kool Aid.
    I came back from Alaska where I bought lots of scrap Rabbit and other fur. I dyed up many large batches of rabbit in...
  3. Thread: peacock

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    The body feathers have no use

    Guy ask for advice on peacock feathers and every one assumes he talking tail feathers.
    Body feathers if you can get them make great flies to. On 2nd thought the are worthless and you can just send...
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    Re: material storage

    I little off topic but what would you do about protecting material not in storage containers. I am lucky to have a complete bedroom in the house that has been converted into a tying room and all my...
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    Re: Tying Station Hints

    Ducksterman your tie rack idea may have just given me and idea of a way to hang to hang all the flash material hanks from. I have to see if I can find at the local thrift store one of those tie...
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    Re: New idea for storage

    Funny but I would think you could do the same thing with a zip lock bag and one of those small computer vacuums. To keep the material from going up the hose a leg from some old panty hose should do...
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    Re: Frog Pattern Gill Popper

    no expert on poppers but I would think the oversized hackle would work as a pretty good weed guard.
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    Re: Another Thread on Dying (Materials that is)

    I will 2nd or is it third the kool aid dye method. Works well with or without the vinegar bath afterwards though I normally give it a vinegar bath just to make sure. You can die any natural material...
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    Re: Pig belly fur is there a use for fly tying?

    Thanks for the great idea and information one in all. So it sounds like I will want him to shave some hair off in each color I can for me to use then. Good to know. Just made plans with my fiancees...
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    Pig belly fur is there a use for fly tying?

    I have a old roommate now living in another state that is getting ready to slaughter 4 pigs this year sometime after Thanksgiving. He knows I a big collector and user of all types of fur and feather...
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    Re: MacHopper and MacSalmon

    Ducksterman are you then still using the macrame yarn for the body then. I would love to see a photo or recipe for it to use tie up some for myself this winter. I have a whole deal of lt brown...
  12. Re: Here are 2 items that you might want at your fly tying area

    Like the ideas for the Chenille and yarn cards. Here one I used to use. When I lived in a condo and had limited space I used a 3 ring binder with the baseball card sleeves with in it. I could just...
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    Re: Fly Rod for my Wife

    Also consider the length of the rod. Most women are better off with a rod in the 7'6 range to 8'6" range when dealing with rods in weights less then a 6-wt rod.
    Instead of trying to surprise her...
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    Re: We're out of here...

    As soon as today is over and a little sleep if sleep is even possible I am out of here myself for a while. Looking forward to 2.5 weeks of chasing Rainbows and Sockeye on the good old Kenia in AK...
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    Re: Night Fishing, Light, Fish Vision

    Why do you need any light to fish at night. Use heavy tippet so you do not loose your flies, know the area and fish by feel. Thats the whole point of it.
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    Re: Night Fly Fishing

    One other thing not posted above use a heavier tippet. The Trout and other fish can hit hard and night and break the same size tippet that works in the day time. This will help to save you from tying...
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    Re: Free, Unusual, or Cheap Tying Material Thread

    I picked up at my local craft supply store packages of raw wool from Tandy for $2 for a very large package. I bought 3. I took many a small batches out of one of the bags to dye each batch a...
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    Ryan, Chris and Crump did another fine job with...

    Ryan, Chris and Crump did another fine job with their newest DVD. I have now known these guys for a few years now and I can tell you they work hard to put together some thing a little different then...
  19. Materials I use instead of deer tail at times for...

    Materials I use instead of deer tail at times for salt water flies
    Macroma yarn
    Lama hair
    Yak hair Great replacement for Polar Bear
    craft fur
    calf tail
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    If in late June or early July hit one of the...

    If in late June or early July hit one of the local beach areas for the action on Pink Salmon. If they are not around you may still get into some Silvers or Sea Run Cutthrout. All three are a lot of...
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    dubbing

    Its funny when I first started to tie I heard so many times from people to not use to much dubbing at a time I got scared to use more then a slight wisp. I found I was using to little and my hares...
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    Sounds like you most likely have plenty of gear...

    Sounds like you most likely have plenty of gear but only one special trip per year. Idaho would make a good trip or maybe Montana or Canada. Any of the 3 could be done for that kind of dough.
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    NFR

    Old furniture is made to be used and not sitting in the corner.
    When Amie and I bought our house recently we threw out all the old cheap junk and have been spending time at estate sales and...
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    not sure how

    Not sure how they would work in rivers but some salt water anglers have a supper squirrel secrete. It?s an expensive little item that can be either tied into the head of the fly of just put onto the...
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    hooks

    They will work just fine I have well over 2000 of those old mustad hooks and just bought from this board another 400. The reason I like them is I do not find the old ones having as much variance as...
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