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    Here's the youtube link: ...

    Here's the youtube link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVFzioIB-MU

    Joe
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    Semperfli 18/0. I think it is great thread for...

    Semperfli 18/0. I think it is great thread for the reasons I stated earlier. I know a lot of people who still use Power Silk but I like the smaller diameter of the 18/0. I'm sure I would like the...
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    Scott, About the only time I use deer hair is...

    Scott,

    About the only time I use deer hair is for Stimulators (many times I use Widow's Web instead of hair) or just for wings, but I like it a bunch. It is amazing how many wraps you can put on...
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    GSP Thread - Need For Cement?

    Except for larger flies (#14 and bigger), I have started using 18/0 GSP thread for about everything due to its strength, no build-up and it disappearing on the hook. There has been a lot of...
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    You're right, SMHAEN is really an artist with...

    You're right, SMHAEN is really an artist with CDC. He has some great tying videos.

    Joe
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    Thanks, Byron Joe

    Thanks, Byron

    Joe
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    What is the body made out of? Joe

    What is the body made out of?

    Joe
  8. One week later, Tim is back to the standard way...

    One week later, Tim is back to the standard way of attaching hair wings. He even uses the help of super glue to keep them from spinning around the shank, which I have had to do for years.
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    One of my favorites is Charlie Craven's Screaming...

    One of my favorites is Charlie Craven's Screaming Banshee. Although Charlie says he originated it for a skating caddis, he says it doubles as a cripple. It has worked well for me as a spent caddis,...
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    Bruce, These were fairly hard plastic with no...

    Bruce,
    These were fairly hard plastic with no movement to them at all. I would think a real paper-thin empty shuck isn't rigid. The LaFontaine foam at least moves a little.

    Joe
  11. I also wonder when you see these well produced...

    I also wonder when you see these well produced videos that every turn of thread goes into exactly the right place, how many takes do they do? For my own fly tying ego, I hope it takes more than a...
  12. In the video he did seem to manipulate the hair...

    In the video he did seem to manipulate the hair with his fingers a little, especially to stop it after it had gone around the shank.

    Joe
  13. Tightlinevideo puts out really good stuff. Joe

    Tightlinevideo puts out really good stuff.

    Joe
  14. I'm with you, Bruce. I've had the wings do that,...

    I'm with you, Bruce. I've had the wings do that, too, and have started over. Never occurred to me to use it as an advantage.

    Joe
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    Excellent, Ralph. Very buggy material. Simple is...

    Excellent, Ralph. Very buggy material. Simple is usually the best.

    Joe
  16. Different Method for Tying in Elk or Deer Hair Wings

    At least I've never seen it done before. Brilliant. It's like a "defense is the best offense" theory. I don't mean the separating of the wings, just the tying them in.
    Thanks to tightlinevideo.
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    But not a footprint on the surface. Terrific...

    But not a footprint on the surface.
    Terrific fun.

    Joe
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    I don't believe there were such things as zelon...

    I don't believe there were such things as zelon or Antron until relatively recently. I have no doubt that they represent trailing shucks better than feather fibers and that they are a marked...
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    Byron, I agree with you on the anatomy of the...

    Byron, I agree with you on the anatomy of the real mayfly. I also agree that the trailing shuck style of tying emergers has been adopted by most (including myself) tyers. But since an adult mayfly...
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    Byron, is it the artificial tail dimpling the...

    Byron, is it the artificial tail dimpling the water surface like a shuck that makes them see an easy meal or is it the shininess AND the footprint? On dark, cloudy, rainy days I would think the...
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    I'm not sure that, for example, by changing a...

    I'm not sure that, for example, by changing a tail of slightly fanned out hackle fibers to a small bunch of zelon constitutes a radical change of fly design. Do the fish see the impression of the...
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    It depends on how you store them. If you keep...

    It depends on how you store them. If you keep them packed together pretty tight, you may want to if they get crushed. The steaming will fluff them out.

    Joe
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    I've always steamed peacock herl, too. Al and...

    I've always steamed peacock herl, too. Al and Gretchen Beatty say steaming peacock "brings it back to life." It does make it look much, much better.

    Joe
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    Here's a list. I assume it is the same material....

    Here's a list. I assume it is the same material. And, of course, there's eBay.

    http://www.ultrasuede.com/where_to_buy/fabric_retailers.html

    Joe
  25. I believe MFC markets Widow's Web now. It's great...

    I believe MFC markets Widow's Web now. It's great stuff.

    Joe
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