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    There you Go!.............now you'll not only...

    There you Go!.............now you'll not only have some fun sprucing up those rods, but even more fun teaching him how to fly fish with them. Guaranteed he'll appreciate his Grandfather for the rest...
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    Very nice. Perhaps I'll have to get down to the...

    Very nice. Perhaps I'll have to get down to the vise and get busy, for this might be a good autumn Steelhead catcher for me.
    Thanks for sharing it.
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    Man, that was quite nice of him to send you that...

    Man, that was quite nice of him to send you that material. Now you have an opportunity to perhaps plan a day to take him fishing and show him what you do.
    Goes to show us all that there are nice...
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    Wow, another step x step tutorial of fine...

    Wow, another step x step tutorial of fine photography. Hats off to your work!
    Thanks for sharing all those patterns with the rest of us.
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    Don't get your hopes up before you do some...

    Don't get your hopes up before you do some research, for you may be disappointed in the end.
    I do happen to know that Abu Garcia along with Shakesphere, Penn and many other companies manufactured...
  6. Hey Clint; AH HA..................Isn't it...

    Hey Clint;
    AH HA..................Isn't it amazing how the media people promote only what they want you to hear, for I'm assured that your knowledge about Obama is far more accurate than what we...
  7. All good points given here. My 2 Canadian...

    All good points given here.
    My 2 Canadian cents................IMO, our Mr Harper has made some big deal with China to sell them our Canadian oil no matter how he can ship it....BOOH!!!, while your...
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    Great idea when you don't have the proper colour,...

    Great idea when you don't have the proper colour, but I am wondering if using touch-up pens and things leaves an odour onto the materials, thus possibly rejecting the fish to take a fly? Any comments...
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    Over the years, I think I've seen so many ways to...

    Over the years, I think I've seen so many ways to tie this pattern it sometimes gets confusing. Although I have tied Buggers using some of those many variations, I have yet to find where my catch...
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    been away too long

    Perhaps some of you may remember me. I have been away from this site for too long and have become a bit out of touch with the changes. Although I was never a daily contributor, I did read what was...
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    I also agree that you will find that you'll need...

    I also agree that you will find that you'll need different threads for different situations.............at least until you find one that works best for you. My threads of choice are Uni 6/0 in all...
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    Gerri I have to agree with you on all your...

    Gerri I have to agree with you on all your points. As I work in Long Term Care Nursing, I'm well versed on infection control standards and methods here in Canada and ensure that anyone handling this...
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    Dental lead for weighted flies

    Anyone here ever use dental lead for adding weight to your flies rather than lead wire?
    I happen to have a ton of the stuff and would gladly send some to other members here for free if they wish.
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    Yes Sir.............barbless hooks and catch +...

    Yes Sir.............barbless hooks and catch + release................IMO, only way to go so your children + grandchildren can enjoy catching her offspring one day too!
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    Fish don't see in macro focus do...

    Fish don't see in macro focus do they???....................if they do, holy smoke then I'd better go back to fly tying school!
    IMO, Nothing wrong with your pics nor your flies, so please don't get...
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    Welcome from Canada! Love your workmanship and...

    Welcome from Canada!
    Love your workmanship and with seeing that, I can only imagine what your flies will look like. Hope you enjoy being part of this family of sportsmen/women.
    Northern Pike is my...
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    If unable to find someone close to you, you might...

    If unable to find someone close to you, you might also look to Anglers Workshop. Although they used to be a sponsor here, last year the business moved from Washington to Illinois. Always had great...
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    Couldn't agree more lastchance! We all know that...

    Couldn't agree more lastchance! We all know that old saying 'practice makes perfect'............how true it is.
    Just a note for tkidder..........IMO, while doing cross wrap thread work, I have...
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    I must agree with dunfly regarding 'Tradition',...

    I must agree with dunfly regarding 'Tradition', but I somehow feel that the 'Tradition' thing makes some newcomers to our sport wary of attempting to take part in it.
    As a professional builder, I...
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    Thanks Steve; That YouTube video was great! ...

    Thanks Steve;

    That YouTube video was great!
    I already have most of the components in my stash, so once I pick up a few needed materials I'm going to give those leaders a try.
    Not many folks...
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    Here in Ontario I use 6" - 8" long flies made of...

    Here in Ontario I use 6" - 8" long flies made of bunny strips, saddle feathers, long bucktail, synthetic hair, etc., .......anything long, but have started to bullet proof them a bit using 5 minute...
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    Both the mono and stranded wire have had both...

    Both the mono and stranded wire have had both good and bad days with me depending on the Pike, so I started making leaders with single strand stn stl wire only because I was given a roll of it to try...
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    Man I can see why Betty would be upset! I cannot...

    Man I can see why Betty would be upset! I cannot understand why anyone would want to waste their time fishing shoulder to shoulder like those fools in that photo. We have the very same thing happen...
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    Man, I must say you do some beautiful work with...

    Man, I must say you do some beautiful work with that creative mind you have..........very nice. I love to see what other folks can come up with while at play. I guess that is what makes our pastime...
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    By the way, just where would one send a pair of...

    By the way, just where would one send a pair of fly tying scissors to get sharpened? I have 4 pair at the moment all in good shape, but the pair I use the most is getting to the state of resharpening...
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