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    Not sure which reply you're referring to. In...

    Not sure which reply you're referring to. In any case, hope you didn't find my reply condescending. I really don't believe any criticism was intended by anyone. People here are generally...
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    In reality most rods will cast two or three line...

    In reality most rods will cast two or three line weights reasonably well -- eg, your 5 wt rod can probably cast a 6 wt and 4wt line reasonably. Some rod product lines, like Redfly, have fewer rods...
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    Bet you ;ole Mercer's Missing Link too ....

    Bet you ;ole Mercer's Missing Link too . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnDfUqmpFPM
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    I have some right here and it is definitely not...

    I have some right here and it is definitely not solid. It is about 1/16" in outside diameter and maybe 1/32" inside diameter. Guess I'd also call it flexible (definitely more flexible than a...
  5. Yes, it should turnover. You should have "S"...

    Yes, it should turnover. You should have "S" curves in the leader which will provide slack. But not the whole leader piled up at the end of the line.

    The Harvey leader directions that I...
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    I haven't had a problem with mono to...

    I haven't had a problem with mono to fluorocarbon. However, you can always add a tippet ring which will provide some convienence in the future as well as separately the mono and fluoro connections.
  7. There some other ways to get motion in nymphs...

    There some other ways to get motion in nymphs without messing with articulated bodies.

    Henry Ramsay in his book "Matching Major Eastern Hatches" shows an Isonychia nymph that is tied on short...
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    Just curious whether the knots are slipping and...

    Just curious whether the knots are slipping and breaking?
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    Might have been Hobby Lobby. I imagine other...

    Might have been Hobby Lobby. I imagine other craft stores might have it.
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    Yes, in fact, I'd say there are a little bigger...

    Yes, in fact, I'd say there are a little bigger than most fly line. Probably best on the butt section and held in place via a knot. I use them on hand tied 15# to 25# Amnesia butt sections.
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    Here's an easier alternative for sighters ......

    Here's an easier alternative for sighters ......
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    I use the "in-line" method with the trailing fly...

    I use the "in-line" method with the trailing fly tippet tied to the bend of the lead fly. I've heard criticism of this method -- for example, I've heard that a fish hooked on the lead fly can...
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    I think the terminology -- Czech, Polish,...

    I think the terminology -- Czech, Polish, European, etc. -- can get confusing. In George Daniels book "Dynamic Nymphing, he shows a variety of nymphs that are useful for this style. There are...
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    Hope you get out soon Silver. Videos are ok,...

    Hope you get out soon Silver. Videos are ok, but can't beat first hand experience. I was out yesterday here in SE MN and things are clearing up.
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    I use Sunset Amnesia for the butt section of my...

    I use Sunset Amnesia for the butt section of my nymph leaders. This is a brightly colored monofilament line intended for use as a running line, but also frequently used for leader butt sections. ...
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    I generally agree with SilverCreek. However,...

    I generally agree with SilverCreek. However, even when the stream is low and clear, you still might employ short line nymphing effectively where the water is broken and / or where you can approach...
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    I like it. I've been focusing on fishing, and...

    I like it. I've been focusing on fishing, and tying for, some larger mayfly hatches in my area over the last few years. This gives me another perspective to try. I especially like the deer hair...
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    Make a really good looking swimming nymph for...

    Make a really good looking swimming nymph for Isos or any similar larger nymphs. Might make a good damsel nymph too if you're more of a still water guy.
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    I've enjoyed all of your recent SBSs -- lots of...

    I've enjoyed all of your recent SBSs -- lots of funky looking attractors for dry and dropper fishing -- but really love the explanation on this one!
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    Try a Pink Squirrel with UV Pink Ice Dub for the...

    Try a Pink Squirrel with UV Pink Ice Dub for the collar. It works really well for stocked rainbows in streams in my area and I would imagine it would work just as well in lakes. Plus it's a...
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    I really like smaller spun deer hair body flies. ...

    I really like smaller spun deer hair body flies. I use a variation of the Goddard Caddis quite a bit. I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks Scott.
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    Pretty slick, Scott! I like thread loops for...

    Pretty slick, Scott!

    I like thread loops for any shaggy dubbing. I use it for scuds, shaggy thoraxes (w/o hackle), etc. I haven't felt the need for motorized assist, but do have a very...
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    Yes, nice job. I made a manual brush maker with...

    Yes, nice job. I made a manual brush maker with plans / advice from James Smith a year or two ago. Mine isn't nearly as fancy, but even with a manual twister it can save a lot of time for certain...
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    My list is pretty similar and some of this...

    My list is pretty similar and some of this depends on personal preference and style, so let me just make a couple comments ...

    Don't forget sun protection -- sunglasses mentioned by redietz, but...
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    Lots of grasshopper patterns available Ernie and...

    Lots of grasshopper patterns available Ernie and they do catch fish when the naturals are around. Hoppers are fun to fish as you don't always need the gentlest or most accurate cast. A hopper...
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