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  1. Thread: Polar Bear

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    hap, Thanks for that information.

    hap,

    Thanks for that information.
  2. Thread: Polar Bear

    by Allan
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    Polar Bear

    Recently I tied a bunch of steelhead flies for a program and the recipe for several of the flies called for wings of polar bear hair. The polar bear I have is legal and I used it. Now I'm not...
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    oldster, "why would Dan Bailey and Scientific...

    oldster,

    "why would Dan Bailey and Scientific Angler go to the trouble to make the fly appear to be floating as it shows unless they, and a large number of well known fly tyers and fly...
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    We constantly read, and it's true, that the fish...

    We constantly read, and it's true, that the fish are the ultimate judges. But that's from below the water line and in some type of wet condition. On the other hand, we make the ultimate decision...
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    Jay, Maybe both? Oil on mirror?

    Jay,

    Maybe both? Oil on mirror?
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    As I recall, the Royal Wulff was placed on oil...

    As I recall, the Royal Wulff was placed on oil for that photo. That's what allowed it to appear as it did on the cover of the Dan Bailey catalog.
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    Okay, I'll take a stab. However, "Two questions...

    Okay, I'll take a stab. However, "Two questions this morning:" then you proceed to ask 4. I'll skip #1 because I can't think of any reasonable answer. #2, YES! It was first tied by someone(Walt...
  8. Sticky: "... sixty years of looking at fly tying through...

    "... sixty years of looking at fly tying through the eyes of an engineer".
    Maybe looking at fly tying through the eyes of a trout (or whatever gamefish you're after) would be better? Lee Wulff was...
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    N e a t!!!!!!!

    N e a t!!!!!!!
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    Okay, I just watched the Mary Dette video and...

    Okay, I just watched the Mary Dette video and here are some comments exactly as she described how she tied. Incidently, I was present at both these 2 demonstrations as well as another one she did for...
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    In your quotation, per the Whiting...

    In your quotation, per the Whiting representative:
    " ... we used the standard one and a half times the hook gap to make the gauge." And therein is the answer!
    Oh, if you care to look at Mary Dette...
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    I said, "I won't identify him. " and I will not....

    I said, "I won't identify him. " and I will not. Suffice to say the tail, wings and hackle of his flies appear to look a full size smaller then the flies tyed by the likes of Steenrod, Cross, Darbee,...
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    Steven, As I understand your proportions, I am...

    Steven,

    As I understand your proportions, I am in complete agreement. I've been tying 'Catskill' dries for over 50 years and have seen the proportions change over time. Even one of today's renown...
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    How about getting a few sheets of closed cell...

    How about getting a few sheets of closed cell foam and cut to shape?
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    Nice for some type of caddis but I just don't get...

    Nice for some type of caddis but I just don't get the association between the pattern name and the fly itself.
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    Alan, Do you mean to say that all the hackle...

    Alan,

    Do you mean to say that all the hackle collared dry flies used on the R. Wye rest on the hackle tips so that the hackle does not break the surface film? Call me crazy or maybe the surface...
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    Wishing Ladyfisher all the best for a smooth,...

    Wishing Ladyfisher all the best for a smooth, non-eventful replacement and recovery.

    Allan
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    Steven, "Who knows who did what first and...

    Steven,

    "Who knows who did what first and whether anybody was influenced by anybody else?" Insofar as fly tying, this is so true. But sometimes we've just gotta blame somebody for our craziness...
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    Steven, What I was getting at in the 1st post...

    Steven,

    What I was getting at in the 1st post was that the 'WW' style was not a new innovation. Harry Darbee, in his '2 Feather' fly, inverted and pulled down the barbs but used a few barbs on...
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    Scott, It's an interesting use of hackle and...

    Scott,

    It's an interesting use of hackle and nice wing.
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    I've a question. When do you think the 'Wonder...

    I've a question. When do you think the 'Wonder Wing Style', as used in this pattern, developed? I ask because I don't consider a simple tied in hackle that was pulled back as a 'W.W.' I'll explain...
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    Interesting video. There are several instances...

    Interesting video. There are several instances where the 'dun' is floating with its wings separated. This kind of dispels the frequently held opinion that duns always float like sailboats with one...
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    Well, again thanks for prayers, well wishes and...

    Well, again thanks for prayers, well wishes and kind expressions. To my knowledge, the 'Team' left last night. G-d speed and G-d watch over all of them.

    Allan
  24. Thread: Hookless?

    by Allan
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    True story: About 25 years ago I was invited to a...

    True story: About 25 years ago I was invited to a fly tying session where a regionally renown fly tyer was to give a demonstration. During his demo, he happened to do an excellent job, he got on the...
  25. Thread: Hookless?

    by Allan
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    Over the years, I've seen this topic actually...

    Over the years, I've seen this topic actually discussed. Some people even laud the idea. Regardless, it's appropriate and a good April Fools trick nonetheless.
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