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    Royce Dam is still one of the greatest tyers of...

    Royce Dam is still one of the greatest tyers of all time... If you ever had the chance to watch him tie at FFF conclaves and EXPO's consider yourself a luck guy!
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    Back in the day, they used to say that Antron was...

    Back in the day, they used to say that Antron was a "tri-lobal" fiber versus round fibers of most other nylon fibers.

    Antron's three flat sides were suppose to make the sun shine off the flat...
  3. Gulf Coast Council - IFFF Fly Fair in Ocean Springs, MS - Sept. 12/13th

    The Gulf Coast Council - International Federation of Fly Fishers (GCC-IFFF) is holding our first Fly Fair since the re-organizing of the Council. The "revised" Gulf Coast Council covers all of...
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    Just watch this...but of course these kids were...

    Just watch this...but of course these kids were just stupid...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXfAYvMrDnE
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    Too cool! Hope he caught a stringer full!

    Too cool! Hope he caught a stringer full!
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    Bruce, If you ever compare a pintail, gadwall...

    Bruce,

    If you ever compare a pintail, gadwall (or grey ducks as they are known around here), or the smaller green wing teal flanks to a mallard flank feather, it is very easy to see why so few...
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    I understand that you have mallard, but I given a...

    I understand that you have mallard, but I given a choice, I rarely if ever utilize mallard.

    Instead, I prefer Gadwall, green wing teal, wood duck, pin tail, northern shoveler, European Widgeon,...
  8. Don't spay insecticides in your waders! Like jay...

    Don't spay insecticides in your waders! Like jay said, just turn 'em inside out...
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    Just purchase plain beads. Roll 'em around in...

    Just purchase plain beads. Roll 'em around in your hands and then put 'em back into you kit for a year or two (or more) - I've got a bunch of dull beads... HA!
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    It's not that scandalous, if you understand that...

    It's not that scandalous, if you understand that (as I understand) this is a one-man, part-time operation. The Dungeon has long had a reputation for shipping when he can, is able or whatever... ...
  11. Thread: Buffalo

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    That is cool!

    That is cool!
  12. Thread: Sun Gloves?

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    Mine are Orvis... Started using them far to late...

    Mine are Orvis... Started using them far to late in life... same with long sleeve shirts...
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    Ahh, but coot feathers look almost exactly like a...

    Ahh, but coot feathers look almost exactly like a baby blue-eared pheasant... and I hear that the gizzards make good gumbo...
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    Practically? You are far to kind! HA!

    Practically? You are far to kind! HA!
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    Alan, This year I only was able to go on one...

    Alan,

    This year I only was able to go on one one "hunt" (or as you stated, one "shoot") where 5 hunters limited out or bagged 30 ducks. However, my nephew is an avid hunter, and I occasionally...
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    Love your streamer!

    Love your streamer!
  17. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    Refuting... Well, there are a folks out there who...

    Refuting... Well, there are a folks out there who pontificate about what they "wish or believe". Plus, there are others who have spoken with "someone" in the past and therefore "know it all", and...
  18. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    Like I said earlier, wood ducks are not rare......

    Like I said earlier, wood ducks are not rare... Actually, the limits are much larger than they used to be. Also, green wing teal are harvested in large numbers in Louisiana, and the feathers can be...
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    I. Start by reading Helm's interview deerhair...

    I. Start by reading Helm's interview deerhair in Hatches: https://www.hatchesmagazine.com/page/may2006/175

    II. Purchase Helm's CD... Chris Helms is a fantastic tyer and his CD is great - a...
  20. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    As one who has (off and on) collected "woodie"...

    As one who has (off and on) collected "woodie" feathers for fly tyers more than 30 years, please let me explain a few gut-wrenching facts to ya'...

    Wood ducks are not rare. Wood ducks fly south...
  21. Thread: Polar Bear

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    A friend picked up some patches in Barrow,...

    A friend picked up some patches in Barrow, Alaska, that were sold with a small hole and a small key chain attached. These pieces were signed by the native craftsman (lady). The hair is beautify. ...
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    Don't go there... That dog will bite you! HA!

    Don't go there... That dog will bite you! HA!
  23. Thread: Fly Club

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    John Maddox and Ray Emerson are just two of great...

    John Maddox and Ray Emerson are just two of great tyers in that International Federation of Fly Fishers club. You a will have a great time with those folks!
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    Are ya' a "boat guy" or do you primarily wade? ...

    Are ya' a "boat guy" or do you primarily wade?

    Single foots tend to be a little more delicate, so if you primarily fish out of a boat, I'd suggest snakes...

    But in the end, it's personal...
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    There are a ton in instructions, tutorials and...

    There are a ton in instructions, tutorials and easy to follow "How To's" dealing with LEDs on the Instructibles website:

    http://www.instructables.com/
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