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  1. Thread: Furled Leaders

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    curious as to what material(s) and sizes you make...

    curious as to what material(s) and sizes you make furled leaders with, e.g., monofilament, 6/0 or 3/0 Unithread, etc.

    thank you
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    been in your position many times. strange how we...

    been in your position many times. strange how we tend to sometimes place more emphasis on "things" than our personal health. glad for you that both elements survived the mishap
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    good start. the bullet head is properly located...

    good start. the bullet head is properly located on top of the hook. too many X's have the head splayed around the hook shaft. what hook are you tying with?
    ...
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    I fully concur and am seriously considering not...

    I fully concur and am seriously considering not renewing my subscription after just receiving a 2nd notice about expiring subscription
  5. Thread: New Boo

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    tough choice....I chose the Payne 100

    tough choice....I chose the Payne 100
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    I have Dan Bailey's and they work well

    I have Dan Bailey's and they work well
  7. Thread: Au Sable

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    I forgot to mention that the local fly shop...

    I forgot to mention that the local fly shop owner, Tom, is very helpful too about local conditions and recommended flies

    http://www.ausablerivertwoflyshop.com/
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    interesting subject..........I just hack sawed...

    interesting subject..........I just hack sawed about 3/16" off the male end of my stacker because there wasn't enough exposure of materials after tapping. I used a 8" long wooden dowel, wrapped it...
  9. Thread: Au Sable

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    this was Fran's site from which he offered the...

    this was Fran's site from which he offered the flies to order

    http://adirondackflyfishing.com/flies.html
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    Charlaine........ you just reminded me of a guy...

    Charlaine........ you just reminded me of a guy in the office who wore a grounded wrist band attached to ?????. He used it to avoid static shock to his computer when in use. Need to look into this....
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    thanks for your suggestions guys. today I found...

    thanks for your suggestions guys. today I found the piece of dubbing I prepared clung onto the cuff of my trousers. The hazards of this sport...........you gotta love it!
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    Static Cling HELP!

    What are you guys doing to control static cling during winter tying? I'm tying with bucktail and the clippings, especially the under fur, are falling/clinging everywhere but in the waste receptacle....
  13. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    http://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-an-olive-w...

    http://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-an-olive-woolly-bugger/

    thanks for your input guys. attached is another bugger tying video for your viewing. isn't tying a wonderful and rewarding activity
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    yes, to buy replacement laces are very expensive...

    yes, to buy replacement laces are very expensive and seem to fray very easily. I now just buy nylon cord of appropriate diameter from HomeDepot and use a cigarette lighter to singe the ends to...
  15. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    nice site. I was taught to "snap" off a portion...

    nice site. I was taught to "snap" off a portion at the end of the marabou tail against an edge of a scissor before tying onto the hook. I believe the intent is to give the bugger tail more action....
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    what is the name of the fly with the trimmed deer...

    what is the name of the fly with the trimmed deer hair body? Nice work
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    Here's an article to confuse you to no end. I...

    Here's an article to confuse you to no end. I agree with all of the replies. I am considering purchasing only GSP threads at 1.5-2 times the cost of poly and nylon threads.
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  18. Thread: I hate dubbing

    by fritz
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    while I feel your pain when I first started...

    while I feel your pain when I first started tying, I made the following changes after doing a lot of reading and trial and error:
    1. hold your thread taut with the hand that isn't doing the dubbing....
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    Art Flick (and probably others too) tied a fly...

    Art Flick (and probably others too) tied a fly with no wings called a "variant", just with a tail, body and hackle. I haven't seen a variant mentioned in the magazines for as long as I can remember....
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    I've seen Garfield's sirloin for use in the...

    I've seen Garfield's sirloin for use in the Adirondack's Ausable river tied with gray rabbit fur.
  21. Thread: which deer hair?

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    which deer hair?

    I am trying to tie larger hopper patterns such as madam x that require somewhat longer deer hairs primarily because of the need to roll back the hair for bullet heads. are there certain parts of the...
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    I suggest that you attach a second hook onto the...

    I suggest that you attach a second hook onto the bend of the first hook. A popular setup is to attach a high floater such as a deer hair pattern with a nymph below. The floater will act as an...
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    maybe you can hear the fish approaching for a...

    maybe you can hear the fish approaching for a strike with this innovative use of earplugs!
  24. my preference is Mustads first, unless I'm in a...

    my preference is Mustads first, unless I'm in a hurry in which case I will buy TMC
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    i have had an up-close look of an array of flies...

    i have had an up-close look of an array of flies sold in a Gander Mountain store. Upon close examination, the quality of the tie is excellent. the flies I examined were clearly marked made in...
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