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  1. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    It should also be noted that in many catch and...

    It should also be noted that in many catch and release areas treble hooks are not allowed. In fact the spinner, itself might be considered as added weight in front of the fly which is also not...
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    Addicted to Muddlers

    I really like weighted Muddlers but have a continuing problem. I expect the fragile turkey feather wings and tails to be demolished after use but I'd like them to look neat as they leave my vise. ...
  3. Thread: Help needed

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    Thanks Scott. Exactly what I was hoping for.

    Thanks Scott. Exactly what I was hoping for.
  4. Thread: Help needed

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    Help needed

    My nephew just gave me the fully soft tanned hide from the first Whitetail he shot
    with his bow. What I really need now is advice on which areas of the hide are best for what.
    I have everything...
  5. Thread: howcome?

    by Ray Kunz
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    howcome?

    A posting of mine made on 10/24 is dated 10/21?
    I did submit a similarly worded question on 10/21 but it never showed up.
    Where did I slip up?
  6. Thread: Info needed

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    Thanks guys. I suspected that this was the case.

    Thanks guys. I suspected that this was the case.
  7. Thread: Paint Hooks?

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    What is the red paint supposed to do? I note...

    What is the red paint supposed to do? I note that some hooks are available pre-painted.
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    I need a translation

    When folks from the U.K. participate in this forum they refer to some flies as "North Country Spiders" or derivatives thereof. Are all of these really to represent spiders or is it a general terms...
  9. Thread: Info needed

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    Info needed

    With this forum having international aspects these days I need some info.
    When tiers from the U.K. say their fly patterns (recipes) are based on North Country Spiders are they really saying that all...
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    I'll repeat. If he's being mentored by an older,...

    I'll repeat. If he's being mentored by an older, experienced tier he should expect to get a great deal of "starting quantities" of material from him and allow him to concentrate on tools. Most of us...
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    Thanks for the moral support guys. Following...

    Thanks for the moral support guys. Following your hint I actually did find a recipe by Hans Weilenman for a
    "Partridge and Green Emerger" that actually specifies dyed olive partridge.
    I don't...
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    Memory failure

    I have a full partridge skin dyed olive. My problem is that I don't recall why I bought it.
    What potential wet fly patterns are candidates? (No nasty comments please. ha-ha.)
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    I'd go for the Eagle Claw hooks less than half...

    I'd go for the Eagle Claw hooks less than half the cost and made in the USA. Their quality is absolutely acceptable.
    Best reply yet would be to contact an long time tier who could easily set you...
  14. Thread: Loop knot

    by Ray Kunz
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    thanks redietz. I've never had a bowline slip...

    thanks redietz. I've never had a bowline slip so I guess I'll just stick with it.
  15. Thread: Loop knot

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    Loop knot

    <br type="_moz">When fishing streamers it is suggested that we use loop knots to provide more action.&nbsp; And several novel knots are proposed. My question is , "What is wrong with the old Bowline...
  16. Thread: Loop knot

    by Ray Kunz
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    Loop knot

    When fishing streamers it is suggested that we use loop knots to provide more action. And several novel knots are proposed. My question is , "What is wrong with the old Bowline knot that we all...
  17. Thread: REgal vices

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    REgal vices

    Are Regal vices available In a left hand version? I tried simply swinging one around but then everything seems to get In your way. Is there a way to disassemble them and rebuild them for a lefty? ...
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    In need of enlightenment

    I've been fly fishing for over 50 years and need to be brought up to speed. Having used bamboo, fiberglass and modestly priced graphite I am at a loss when trying to justify the price of the premium...
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    A sad experience

    I recently tied up a few bass poppers using molded, rigid foam, bodies. As suggested, I colored them with waterproof felt markers and they looked nice. I then added some stick-on eyes and tried to...
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    Please excuse me for diverting the thread but have you guys tried Eagle Claw hooks made in the USA?
    I really like them
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    Coloring hackle

    I have dyed hackle in the past but now when I try to color just a few feathers using waterproof markers (e.g. Letraset) I note a weird thing. The outside (shiny) side of the feather takes the color...
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    I also went to a Thompson right after my...

    I also went to a Thompson right after my introduction to the craft with a Herter's knock-off.
    I still have 2 virtually new Thompsons BUT would warn folks that today's imported Thompsons are not as...
  23. Thread: New Catagory?

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    Chewydog: I'd call that one a Lightweight...

    Chewydog: I'd call that one a Lightweight Spinning Lure. But on the other hand I see nothing wrong with using an epoxy or newer UV activated material to actually simulate a hard shell case.
  24. Thread: Brahma hen

    by Ray Kunz
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    Brahma hen

    I see Whiting Brahma Hen w/ chickabou mentioned on the web lately as an alternative to Partridge for soft hackles.
    Not living near a shop, I go on the PC for sourcing and note that the photos of the...
  25. Thread: SBS Index

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    Thanks and I compliment your ability and...

    Thanks and I compliment your ability and dedication. Great job !
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