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    Maybe I'm missing something, but why would they...

    Maybe I'm missing something, but why would they be wet? I think the manufacturer didn't understand the application.
  2. Thread: How young?

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    We purchased a camera, tripod, and projector and...

    We purchased a camera, tripod, and projector and show closeups of the tying process on a wall. Using this method we can handle 40 students with a demo tyer and a half dozen volunteers.
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    Our club conducts free fly tying classes for kids...

    Our club conducts free fly tying classes for kids and adults every winter. We tie two flies per session and have 8 weekly sessions. First class is the Woolly Worm and Wooly Bugger. Final class is the...
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    I'm 73 and can't see well without glasses, but I...

    I'm 73 and can't see well without glasses, but I can tie down to #30 with my prescription bifocals. Just had the optician set them for the proper distance. I also have 5X magnifiers, but they give me...
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    I use poly yarn. It floats, is lightweight,...

    I use poly yarn. It floats, is lightweight, available in a variety of colors, and is easy to work with.
  6. Thread: A question

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    The "new" Medalists are made in China, and are...

    The "new" Medalists are made in China, and are not up to the standards of the older U.S. made reels.
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    Yup. Most of the fish I caught in October and...

    Yup. Most of the fish I caught in October and November were tied on Gamakatsu #28 and #30 hooks.
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    Depending on what is hatching, anything from#10...

    Depending on what is hatching, anything from#10 to #30. Generally, the larger sizes in the spring, smaller in the summer, and smallest in the fall, but there are exceptions.
  9. We have them here in MA, from late summer through...

    We have them here in MA, from late summer through much of the winter. Most are not the #18/#20 Baetis, but rather the #24.#28 Pseudos.
  10. Thread: Leader

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    Just wondering why some folks would recommend...

    Just wondering why some folks would recommend using an expensive flourocarbon leader with a relatively large, heavy, and very flashy fly like a Goldie.
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    Why is a streamer not a fly? It is more of a fly,...

    Why is a streamer not a fly? It is more of a fly, if you accept traditional definitions, than, say, a Chernoble Ant. Should Carrie Stevens be known as an early innovative lure maker, rather than fly...
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    FWIW, that is a Wooly Bugger. Bit of an unusual...

    FWIW, that is a Wooly Bugger. Bit of an unusual color combination, but a bugger nonetheless. Dry fly hackle tied in that manner often works better than saddle hackle. If the saddle hackle is too...
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    Wings -10 out of 10 for the most common mayflies...

    Wings -10 out of 10 for the most common mayflies where I fish. They are, in order of progression, Hendrickson. Sulphur, and BWO. The Hendricksons start in April, and the BWO's last into November. I...
  14. Thread: Novel hooks

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    You can use the smaller sizes to tie free...

    You can use the smaller sizes to tie free swimming caddis larvae.
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    Moose body hair makes excellent dry fly tails. It...

    Moose body hair makes excellent dry fly tails. It is also good for parachute posts and "quill" bodies.
  16. Thread: Punch Yarn

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    12 trout on a fly isn't bad, really. One of the...

    12 trout on a fly isn't bad, really. One of the advantages of tying your own is that you can tailor the pattern to your needs. Personally, I don't like yarn for tying. I would far prefer a dubbed...
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    Yup, I like my waders a little baggy. Makes...

    Yup, I like my waders a little baggy. Makes movement much easier, and helps with the crotch leak issue.
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    Try the Gamakatsu size 30. They are about the...

    Try the Gamakatsu size 30. They are about the same size as the Tiemco #32, which I believe has been discontinued. The Gamakatsu has a wide gap and an oversize eye. They are also available in #26 and...
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    I have had the Regal stainless for a couple of...

    I have had the Regal stainless for a couple of years, and I love it. I can tie #4 streamers, and go to #30 midges with no adjustment. It holds the small flies really well, far better than the Regal...
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    Backing is one of those thing that most of the...

    Backing is one of those thing that most of the time you don't need, but when you need it, you REALLY need it.
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    That's odd. Copper Johns in copper, black, and...

    That's odd. Copper Johns in copper, black, and red, and Sparkle Pupae in tan and olive are my most productive nymph patterns.
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    I used a Danvise for several years, and overall,...

    I used a Danvise for several years, and overall, was quite pleased with it. The big drawback for me was tying with #24 or smaller hooks. The vise just didn't hold them well, and of those that didn't...
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    440C is the best material. There are blanks...

    440C is the best material. There are blanks available from several sources, or if you want to go from scratch, most steel service centers should be able to get it. Expect to pay a big premium for...
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    Tungsten putty would be too soft, and would not...

    Tungsten putty would be too soft, and would not hold it's shape. It turns nearly to liquid in hot weather.
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    A lot depends on the type of dubbing. Some of the...

    A lot depends on the type of dubbing. Some of the soft synthetics and soft naturals like opossum and beaver belly can be applied directly to a waxed (sticky wax) thread. Spiky stuff like hares mask,...
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