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  1. Nice looking fly. I have also been incorporating...

    Nice looking fly. I have also been incorporating more UV materials into some of my patterns. While I didn't track data or conduct any sort of experiment, I can say that UV materials seem to make...
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    I am in the same boat, I miss my dog every day,...

    I am in the same boat, I miss my dog every day, literally. Very sorry for your loss you and family have my sympahties PA Dave. I had to put mine down too and knew it was the right thing. Hold...
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    Dubbing loop for me. After I have spun the...

    Dubbing loop for me. After I have spun the thread, I just pick out the excess. This generally helps me get the profile I'm looking for.
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    kelkay, Here's a photo of one that I tied on...

    kelkay,

    Here's a photo of one that I tied on the TMC 921. I'm almost certain this is a #18 hook. Not the greatest photo or the greatest tie but good enough to fool the fish though and I suppose...
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    Thanks kelkay, the link should now be fixed.

    Thanks kelkay, the link should now be fixed.
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    I tied this pattern last season and smashed them....

    I tied this pattern last season and smashed them. Fished the same nymph all day until it literally unraveled on the leader after countless fish.
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    If I'm understanding your technique correctly it...

    If I'm understanding your technique correctly it seems to be the same way Hans ties his CDC & Elk in the video ScottP posted. That video REALLY helped me tie a better caddis wing when I came across...
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    http://www.performanceflies.com/ also has the...

    http://www.performanceflies.com/ also has the flat lead strips as well as other Czech Nymphing supplies. That Copper woven nymph is beautiful! I just can't seem to get the hang of woven flies. I...
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    :D One can never have too many Griffiths Gnats! ...

    :D One can never have too many Griffiths Gnats! Happy tying Mike!
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    Solid advise given and exactly how I do it. Not...

    Solid advise given and exactly how I do it. Not that you needed yet another individual to confirm it lol. These guys have it covered. When you want to crank out a lot of one pattern in particular,...
  11. Thread: UV dubbing

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    Love Hook & Hackle, great people to deal with.

    Love Hook & Hackle, great people to deal with.
  12. Thread: gift flies

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    Nice gift idea. Go with something that works,...

    Nice gift idea. Go with something that works, something YOU would fish and are confident works as well as patterns local to their area. The goal of jamming somebody's fly box is to put them on...
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    Great suggestions thus far. I use a simple LED...

    Great suggestions thus far. I use a simple LED Desk Lamp from Wally World, $12. I've replaced the bulb 2 times and had it for over 5 years.
    Peak's tying light is worth a look too.
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    I own two vises, one that stays on my bench and...

    I own two vises, one that stays on my bench and one that goes with me on trips that span a couple of days. Peak vises rock for what you get out of them, I've been tying with it for 3 years and...
  15. Thread: 6wt Line

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    You really bring up a lot of good points in your...

    You really bring up a lot of good points in your post, thanks for the enlightenment. Marketing+choices+modern technology = confusion :confused:

    After more thought, perhaps the best advice I could...
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    For perspective, I have Rio Gold in my Winston...

    For perspective, I have Rio Gold in my Winston BIIX and wouldn't think of going with Grand on that one. Although it's rated as "fast action", compared to "fast action" from Sage, that rod is really...
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    Living where you are situated in NY there's...

    Living where you are situated in NY there's probably very little reason to fish the Erie Tribs IMHO. I'm in Pittsburgh, so it's a solid option for me @ only a 2 hour drive. Although I have not...
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    The bond between dog and family is indeed heaven...

    The bond between dog and family is indeed heaven sent. Prayers sent to your family and here's hoping for miracles for your dog. I have one that's 12 years old now and every day left with him is a...
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    Re: Newbie Reel Seat/Cork Question

    UPDATE:

    Well my reel seat and handle arrived today and after reading everyone's suggestions I was anxious to get going. I picked up the epoxy that was recommended and a couple of reamers. I was...
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    Re: Newbie Reel Seat/Cork Question

    Thanks again guys for the suggestions. As a quick update, I managed to get the old reel seat off by boiling as suggested. Next I'll work on smoothing it up a bit to get excess epoxy off from the...
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    Re: Newbie Reel Seat/Cork Question

    Awesome, thanks so much for the information!

    I've already picked up a reel seat and a preformed grip so I think I'm ok there. As for a reamer...can you provide more information on what it's use...
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    Newbie Reel Seat/Cork Question

    Hi all, I've been lurking around FAOL for a while and finally registered here. So with that, HELLO everyone!

    I'm calling on all of the experts out there to help guide me as to how to remove a...
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    Re: Great Steelhead Flies: Do you Know any

    Crystal Meth (the fly, not the substance), Crystal Buggers, Sucker Spawn, and blood dots are some of the ones I've had good success with. All are pretty good trout flies as well. :D They're also...
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