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  1. Thread: Good news

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    Good news

    I tend to gripe about problems but seldom blow off steam about the good experiences. So for a change: I just returned from fishing a couple days ago with a great guide. This guy knows his stuff! ...
  2. This makes it more clear than the previous...

    This makes it more clear than the previous directions I have seen.
    Thanks!
  3. Thread: Line weight rant

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    I don't really know much about this, so I have a...

    I don't really know much about this, so I have a a question. If you have to use a heavier weight line (e.g., a 6 weight line on a 5 weight rod) so that fast rod will perform better, isn't what you...
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    What hook for soft hackle wets?

    What are folks' opinions about the best Tiemco hook (what hook number?) for tying soft hackle wet flies? I was thinking maybe a #3769, but it may not have a long enough shank.
    Many thanks for your...
  5. Thanks, Randy! GGH:D

    Thanks, Randy!
    GGH:D
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    Strongly second John Stoeckel's recommendation,...

    Strongly second John Stoeckel's recommendation, Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying. A more simplified but valuable (to me when I started tying), is Basic Fly Tying by Jon Rounds. Also agree with...
  7. Thread: Free Kindle book

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    Many thanks! GGH:D

    Many thanks!
    GGH:D
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    Set down at my vlse and hackled, a fly soft...

    Set down at my vlse and hackled, a fly soft hackle style, with a Metz hen neck feather and another one with a India Hen back feather. I think the India hen feather looks best for this, but as...
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    Soft hackle question

    I have started tying soft hackle flies, and other than partridge for the hackles, Dave Hughes' book recommends looking at hen necks. I did, and the price--if they are available at all--is a glass of...
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    Synthetic Substitute for Snowshoe Rabbit Foot?

    I am tying some of Bob Wyatt's patterns, and his SH Emerger calls for a wing of Snowshoe Hare foot fur. I don't have any, but I do have some Antron and Zelon floss that I can fluff up and tie on. ...
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    Comparadun vs. winged adams

    I get the impression from reading a couple books (always dangerous!) that one could substitute a comparadun for an adams, or vice-versa, because there is not 2 cents worth of difference in their...
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    Thank you for the "heads up". George

    Thank you for the "heads up".
    George
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    Hi Buddy, Re, Hare's mask dubbing: Like you, I...

    Hi Buddy,
    Re, Hare's mask dubbing:
    Like you, I don't won't to hassle with cutting, mixing, etc., but I have read that some of the pre-packaged stuff is not so good. What brand(s) of this kind of...
  14. Thread: Buy which vise?

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    Again, my thanks to all who responded to my...

    Again, my thanks to all who responded to my question. I have "bit the bullet" and ordered a D-K Ultimate Indexer. After I have tied on it for a while, will report back.
    George
  15. Thread: Wader boot size?

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    I purchased a pair of new wading boots from LL...

    I purchased a pair of new wading boots from LL Bean about 5 or 6 months ago and phoned them to inquire as to what size to order. The very helpful gentleman I spoke to said they had started having...
  16. Thread: Buy which vise?

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    1. My budget is not limited for this particular...

    1. My budget is not limited for this particular purchase.
    2. Hook size: 2 or 4 rarely. Usually 6 down to 18 or 20.
    3. Yes, which of the vises are "true rotary", as opposed to "rotary"? (Uhhh,...
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    Charlie Craven's Adams' materials?

    I'm a beginning fly tier who has purchased Charlie Craven's beautiful book, Basic Fly Tying. I am attempting to work my way through it using the materials and instructions he has provided. (As you...
  18. Thread: Buy which vise?

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    Buy which vise?

    Hi folks,
    My son gave me a beginner's fly-tying kit for Christmas which included a cheap vise; I have been bitten by the fly-tying bug, and I am more than ready to buy a better vise. The current...
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    Re, the BVK rod--I think that rod is more of a...

    Re, the BVK rod--I think that rod is more of a medium action, so I would expect it to perform easier with the 5 weight line. I recently had the opportunity to discuss slow vs. medium vs. fast action...
  20. Thread: Drinks!!

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    Julia Child

    Another story I read about the famous chef, Julia Child: she was being interviewed by a reporter who asked, "What is your favorite wine?" Without missing a beat, she promptly replied, "Gin."
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    Fast light rods more easily broken?

    I have a beautiful custom-made rod on a Sage Z-axis blank, 5 weight, 4 piece. I was roll-casting with it, perhaps 25 to 30 feet of line off the reel, 5 weight floating weight forward line, a size 10...
  22. Thread: Floatant Scent

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    Oil of Olay?

    Very interesting posts, re, Oil of Olay. Has anyone who reads this site actually tried it? If so, what were the results?
    Thanks,
    ggh
  23. Fishing for preferences

    I think I would rather fish with Mr. Molcsan, Coach Bob, or Uncle Jesse--sound like really kindly gentlemen. I really do hope Mr. DG's dental problem is solved.
    ggh
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    Water laws in Texas

    I thought the law, re, navigable streams, was somewhat confusing and contradictory in Texas, but I find this issue is apparently "a bear" everywhere! If anyone is interested in Texas river fishing,...
  25. Thread: Olympus 1050 SW

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    Me too

    I enthusiatically agree with FISH50. I have one of these little "point and shoot" waterproofs and it's very nice--I always put it in my vest when I head to the water. But, on the water on a sunny...
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