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  1. I would use rubber gloves and wipe the affected...

    I would use rubber gloves and wipe the affected rug area with the Lysol or Chlorax wipes. I would wipe the toilet in and out with the same wipes and the whole floor of the bathroom, the sink, and the...
  2. Thread: Phly Welding...

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    Thanks for the tutorial. I was using the loon uv...

    Thanks for the tutorial. I was using the loon uv acrylic and will give it a try. I know that this acrylic has some tacky finish. It gets better after few min under the bright sun.

    M
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    Steve, can you explain more? I remember reading...

    Steve, can you explain more? I remember reading Marinaro's book some years ago that the hackle would make the indentation on the water film as the legs of the real insect would do. I don't have the...
  4. Thread: Wrap coating

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    Spar marine varnish is what I use in the way...

    Spar marine varnish is what I use in the way Bgreer described.

    Malevo
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    Byron, what surprises me more is how deep the...

    Byron,
    what surprises me more is how deep the hackle gets into the water. Your fly is lying the abdomen flat on the water, almost in the water. Should the tip of the hackle keep the fly a bit...
  6. Thread: Phly Welding...

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    Thanks Peter, I also love the jaws of the vise....

    Thanks Peter, I also love the jaws of the vise. Nice flies indeed. I will try some of this soon. Do you use epoxy for the body?
    Malevo
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    will depend on the line weight of the rod. For...

    will depend on the line weight of the rod. For line weight 4 or under, I would use a single foot. For heavier rods a snake guide pleases my eyes better. Depending on your wrappings and coats of the...
  8. Thread: Phly Welding...

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    Nice tie! I bet you that the bass will devour...

    Nice tie! I bet you that the bass will devour this one anytime!
    What hook did you use?
    Malevo
  9. Thread: What to take?

    by malevo
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    The same as above with the exception of the...

    The same as above with the exception of the thermometer. I would add a small super absorbent towel if you are fishing in cold weather. Last thing you want to have is freezing wet hands (after...
  10. I will be there M

    I will be there
    M
  11. Byron, Talking to people on Saturday that knew...

    Byron,
    Talking to people on Saturday that knew him well, they commented me that he was at a TU wine test fundraising event last weekend and he seemed to be doing great. However, he suffered a heart...
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    This is awesome. I love when the kids kick our...

    This is awesome. I love when the kids kick our b...s at tying flies! keep the art very alive!
    M
  13. I believe he had a heart stroke. Very sad news...

    I believe he had a heart stroke. Very sad news for the Midwesterns. He was a living monument for IA fly fishing.

    M
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    I got my box of black chocolate for both of my...

    I got my box of black chocolate for both of my girls...
    Happy Valentine!
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    I have had mine 2 rites for well over 6 years. I...

    I have had mine 2 rites for well over 6 years. I still have all the washers... I do see the problem you might have. The washer tend to stick to the thread bobbin and get a ride. It could then fall...
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    Color also became important when we arrange them...

    Color also became important when we arrange them in contrasting pattern. think about the zebra pattern. All black with silver stripes.
    M
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    Scott, That is a nice and buggy fly. I'd mash...

    Scott,
    That is a nice and buggy fly. I'd mash that barb a bit more. It might not pass the T-shirt test. :)
    M
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    In my experience color matters more when fishing...

    In my experience color matters more when fishing under the surface. However, fly colors change when wet depending on the materials. What you think is orange when dry, it could become a brown under a...
  19. Thread: old and new

    by malevo
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    Mostly I fish the old patterns (or should I say...

    Mostly I fish the old patterns (or should I say classic patterns). They catch trout in any water here in Iowa, stocked, stream reared or self reproduced fish. Then for warm water species I do a mix,...
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    Simple and beautiful :) M

    Simple and beautiful :)
    M
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    I have fished in IA, the Isle Royal NP, the...

    I have fished in IA, the Isle Royal NP, the Smokey Mountains NP, the Yellowstone NP and the Grand Tetons NP. I had encounter elk and many deers crossing the river at a short distance, snakes taking a...
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    Presentation 4000

    I have been tying on a presentation 4000 for over 7 years now. I never had a problem and I really love the vice. I never tied on a Master but I feel that I don't need more than what I have. I tied...
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    I work with pigeons, and I tried some of the...

    I work with pigeons, and I tried some of the feather before, I found them to be too fragile to use them as soft hackle. However, there is a great variety of pigeons (domesticated) that could provide...
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    Interesting chart. I tie most of my flies on...

    Interesting chart. I tie most of my flies on mustads, mostly because the cost. I tie more flies that I can use, so tying is part of the hobby. I don't fish my 60 days a year anymore. But when I did,...
  25. Thread: For what use ?

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    Those are good tips... I do have a lot of large...

    Those are good tips... I do have a lot of large feathers that I have no use for. Now I know what to do with them! :)
    M
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