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    I have heard some good reports on trout in...

    I have heard some good reports on trout in Montana.
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    Thanks, Scott.

    Thanks, Scott.
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    Barbell Eyes for Kreelex Streamer

    Several years ago, ScottP posted a link on this forum to this video from Headhunter's Fly Shop in Craig, MT showing how they tie a Kreelex Streamer:
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    A number of years ago I was an authorized...

    A number of years ago I was an authorized importer of feathers into the US from countries such as India and China.

    At the time, I was required by the Pennsylvania department of agriculture to...
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    I can see where that could be a deadly pattern. ...

    I can see where that could be a deadly pattern.

    John
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    We got a little over 30" where I am in SE PA. ...

    We got a little over 30" where I am in SE PA. Combined with 30 mph sustained winds, and gusts to over 50 mph, it wasn't a particularly nice day to be outside yesterday. Today is cold, at 16? this...
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    I agree with removing the soap. Also,...

    I agree with removing the soap.

    Also, Matthews says to bring the dye bath to the boiling point to dissolve the dye. What he didn't say is that you don't want to put your feathers in at that the...
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    You didn't say what brand and type of wader you...

    You didn't say what brand and type of wader you have, but there are some brands, Simms in particular, that offer custom sized or replacement feet for their waders.

    For me, I find its not that...
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    Don't ask us, ask the fish. Their opinion is all...

    Don't ask us, ask the fish. Their opinion is all that matters.
  10. Personally, I think there is an awfully lot of...

    Personally, I think there is an awfully lot of valuable information in these shootouts, and I think that anyone that is in the market for a new fly rod would be well served by reading it.

    And, I'd...
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    I almost always fish with 1 or 2 friends when I...

    I almost always fish with 1 or 2 friends when I am in my drift boat, and my wife and one of the other wives do the shuttles for us. (These trips are up to about 50 miles distance, one way.) There...
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    Steve - Yes, of course you can use 30# mono,...

    Steve -

    Yes, of course you can use 30# mono, if that's what you have, and it should work just fine.

    There are a lot of variables to consider in building a fly with a stinger hook, including...
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    I got one of these notices awhile back as well. ...

    I got one of these notices awhile back as well. However, it got me to thinking. I wonder how many members on here accounts were successfully hacked in less than 5 attempts?

    Personally, 5...
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    I believe it was Ed Marinaro, and perhaps Charlie...

    I believe it was Ed Marinaro, and perhaps Charlie Fox and others, in the Cumberland Valley of PA that used porcupine quills to tie an extended body Green Drake Spinner pattern back in the (perhaps)...
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    My grandson and I stayed there for a couple days...

    My grandson and I stayed there for a couple days at the beginning of the summer, and fished Quake Lake.

    If the walls of hackle and the nearby fishing aren't enough to convince you to make the...
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    I agree with what Steven just said. Very, very...

    I agree with what Steven just said. Very, very nice.

    John
  17. Orvis Spectrablend Dubbing - Rust Color

    I am looking for some of the older version of Orvis Spectrablend Dubbing in Rust color. I have a dwindling supply that I bought perhaps 10-20 years ago. It looks like it may be dyed rabbit fur,...
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    Enjoyed your report. I am located a bit farther...

    Enjoyed your report. I am located a bit farther down the valley, near Emigrant. Might get a chance in the next couple weeks to stop in a say hello to your daughter.
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    I do most of my trout fishing in MT these days,...

    I do most of my trout fishing in MT these days, and do not have any trouble with my dry fly hooks, which I tie predominately on Tiemco hooks. I presume you are talking about trout fishing in MT?
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    I see that the Yellowstone water temperature just...

    I see that the Yellowstone water temperature just reached 70 degrees in Livingston a short time ago this afternoon. The water flow is just about half of normal for this time of year, and has been...
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    I don't know about using this for water repair,...

    I don't know about using this for water repair, but here is info on UV items for fly tying that has gotten good reviews:
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    Enjoyed the story and the pictures. The...

    Enjoyed the story and the pictures. The stonework in that fireplace looks amazingly fine.

    There are thousands of places like that throughout the country whose stories are lost in time. Most of...
  23. Thread: Morels

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    Those are some fine looking morels you've got...

    Those are some fine looking morels you've got there.

    Normally, I would be in Montana by this time of the year and looking for morels myself right about now, but this year we aren't leaving our...
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    Yes, and I wouldn't be surprised if we get on the...

    Yes, and I wouldn't be surprised if we get on the river by the middle of June, while the Salmonflies normally move upriver past where we are around the end of June.
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    That all looks very inviting, Scott. I am in...

    That all looks very inviting, Scott.

    I am in Pennsylvania now but leaving for Montana in two weeks. I hope there is still water left in those rivers for this summer.
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