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    Scott, no offense taken at all. To clarify, when...

    Scott, no offense taken at all. To clarify, when palmering bodies on wet patterns,buggers etc. I tie in shiny side forward. But on dry fly collars, always dull side forward. And in a bivisible...
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    Another bit of trivia. Craft store and...

    Another bit of trivia. Craft store and hardwarestore "paracord" is not the same as military grade "550"cord. Also, the 550 comes from the tensil strength of the cord....but only vertical stretch. Not...
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    Paracord is 100% nylon.

    Paracord is 100% nylon.
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    Great pattern once again. Like the partridge alot.

    Great pattern once again. Like the partridge alot.
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    Scott, yes I tie both in dry fly fashion. Dull...

    Scott, yes I tie both in dry fly fashion. Dull side forward.
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    Too Funny!

    Too Funny!
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    I like it alot. :)

    I like it alot. :)
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    Agreed. like I said, some patterns require less...

    Agreed. like I said, some patterns require less wraps, while others don't. It,s a balancing act.
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    I've always crossed mine over the top either way....

    I've always crossed mine over the top either way. Works well.
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    I agree that minimal as a rule is a good...

    I agree that minimal as a rule is a good approach. I don't feel it is an absolute for correct tying. However, some patterns only allow for as few wraps as possible in order to retain the intended...
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    If it works for you.....its correct in every way...

    If it works for you.....its correct in every way that counts. :)
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    If I feel it will impact the pattern negatively...

    If I feel it will impact the pattern negatively yes.But generally if not, why back up? But agreed,with tinsel or on streamer bodies, it's a must.
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    Tying the Bivisible Moose

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    The Bivisible Moose is one of my favorite early spring search patterns. On waters where the Hendricksons, Quills and March Browns are present, this pattern will bring them to the top...
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    Tying the Satsop Stone

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    The Satsop Stone was included in my book "Tomorrow's Fish" and originally tied to match the Golden Stone hatch on the Satsop River in the early 90's. It has since has proven itself...
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    Scott, Thanks for taking us along on your...

    Scott,

    Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Awesome country!

    Ralph
  16. Thread: Sparseness

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    That's very similar to what you see in Atlantic...

    That's very similar to what you see in Atlantic salmon patterns. Many of the traditional patterns are tied in standard and low-water variations. I think tying styles are affected quite a bit...
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    Patterns differ. As does regional effectiveness...

    Patterns differ. As does regional effectiveness of patterns. The fish will tell you how to tie it.
  18. The East Fork of the Satsop as high up as your...

    The East Fork of the Satsop as high up as your willing to drive has many good spots filled with wild Cutts. Same goes for the Clearwater. Get a map and follow the blue on the nearest forest service...
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    Tying the Grundsow Nymph

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    The Grundsow Nymph originated while tying Chuck Caddis patterns. I was saving the under-fur, and the naturally translucent properties of it intrigued me. So I tied up a small pattern to try...
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    Crappie and Poppers

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    The kids hit a great night on the water with Crappie deciding to hammer the bass poppers we were tossing. Having fished here multiple times in the past, this was a first.

    They were...
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    I agree wholeheartedly Allan. Although I usually...

    I agree wholeheartedly Allan. Although I usually fall prey to the newness at first and buy a pack. Then after using it say, "Eh....it works nice. But not nice enough to restock my desk when I already...
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    I think we often over-think when it comes to fly...

    I think we often over-think when it comes to fly fishing. We often give both the trout more credit then they deserve as well as the fisherman and his/her patterns. But given that acknowledgment, you...
  23. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    I agree, drift/presentation is probably "THE"...

    I agree, drift/presentation is probably "THE" most important factor of all. But trying to pidgeon-hole an attribute of feeding among trout is like trying to get water to only go through one hole in a...
  24. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    I think a trigger point is more of an attribute...

    I think a trigger point is more of an attribute to a particular fly, that is not meant to resemble an attribute of the natural explicitly. Such as adding a strip of flashabou flashback to a wing-case...
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    I fee; certain patterns are effective because of...

    I fee; certain patterns are effective because of particular "triggers" within their design. However, I don't think that the trigger is always what the fish want on a given day. I think where folks...
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