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    Coloring hackle

    I have dyed hackle in the past but now when I try to color just a few feathers using waterproof markers (e.g. Letraset) I note a weird thing. The outside (shiny) side of the feather takes the color...
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    I also went to a Thompson right after my...

    I also went to a Thompson right after my introduction to the craft with a Herter's knock-off.
    I still have 2 virtually new Thompsons BUT would warn folks that today's imported Thompsons are not as...
  3. Thread: New Catagory?

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    Chewydog: I'd call that one a Lightweight...

    Chewydog: I'd call that one a Lightweight Spinning Lure. But on the other hand I see nothing wrong with using an epoxy or newer UV activated material to actually simulate a hard shell case.
  4. Thread: Brahma hen

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    Brahma hen

    I see Whiting Brahma Hen w/ chickabou mentioned on the web lately as an alternative to Partridge for soft hackles.
    Not living near a shop, I go on the PC for sourcing and note that the photos of the...
  5. Thread: SBS Index

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    Thanks and I compliment your ability and...

    Thanks and I compliment your ability and dedication. Great job !
  6. Thread: Bass leader

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    Bass leader

    I'm planning a Xmas to give a gift of a bass rig I already have the 9' , 8 wgt. package all set to go but am wondering what wgt. and length of leader I should add. Would a plain short piece of...
  7. Thread: Ladyfisher

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    Ladyfisher

    I believe the last we heard a while ago was that Ladyfisher was up for some surgery.

    Am I off base or is there some news?
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    I second the message. I posted a thread on this...

    I second the message. I posted a thread on this subject of proliferation a while back.
    So I guess I'm not alone.
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    Hi Allan: I like "V-rib" better than "Larva...

    Hi Allan: I like "V-rib" better than "Larva lace". It's flat on one side and lays down nicely.
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    Point aside: How did you guys get to have FAOL...

    Point aside: How did you guys get to have FAOL accept the website addresses?
    When I try to copy and paste the address I'm simply ignored.
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    Thanks and congratulations to all you kind folks....

    Thanks and congratulations to all you kind folks. You are a blessing and I'm sure you'll never realize how much you are appreciated. Thank you all.
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    What is comparable on my side of the pond?

    What is comparable on my side of the pond?
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    Dubbing choice

    When I post a new thread why can't I insert another address that I want to use as a reference?
    eg. Because I can't understand the audio I want to ask what specific dubbing Hans W. is using in his...
  14. Thread: Is it heresy?

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    I'm in worse shape than you guys really think. ...

    I'm in worse shape than you guys really think. When I simply want to "make busy" work while watching the news on TV I'll even prefab little bunches of bucktail to get nice sized bunches with neatly...
  15. Thread: Is it heresy?

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    Is it heresy?

    A group of us were tying Copper Johns when I commented that years ago I would "prefab." several pairs of biots and cement them together to get nice precise separation, and later easily attach them to...
  16. Thread: Mentoring

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    Mentoring

    As some of you viewers may recall, I'm too old to do much active fishing but I continue to promote fly tying and fishing.
    My latest challenge is to mentor a young fellow into fly fishing and...
  17. Thread: Sparseness

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    Sparseness

    Long ago I learned that success in dubbing was achieved by using much less material.
    Now I note that the good, popular Scottish tiers have many fewer hackle barbs in their soft hackle flies than we...
  18. Thread: Biots

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    Thanks guys but I must be getting dense. In...

    Thanks guys but I must be getting dense. In Byron's reference a statement is made that biots come from the "leading" edge of the feather yet down in the text where the use for body discussion is...
  19. Thread: Biots

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    Biots

    Have the names of things changed or am I just remembering incorrectly? To me, Biots were the short barbules from the leading edge of a feather that are used for tailing. Now, I see the term being...
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    To Herefishy: To wind the herl on going forward...

    To Herefishy: To wind the herl on going forward you must have the "guiding thread"
    right in front of it. If you tie the herl in at the back the thread is already right there.
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    Probably just a reminder

    Recently, in a video clip, I noted a technique that is worth reviewing. To get nice tightly spaced wraps of thread we will hold the starting thread tag up at a taut angle and let the subsequent...
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    Don't throw them away

    I was recently going through some old stuff Including several unused 50 year old #2 Metz rooster capes.
    (Yes, I'm that old. I started fishing and tying when I got out of the army in 1947.)
    These...
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    I don't regret having started this thread but...

    I don't regret having started this thread but wish it hadn't gone down so many sidetracks.
    My complaint about proliferation related only to the way so many sales outlets are calling the same...
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    Thanks you guys for the websites. To AlanB: 1....

    Thanks you guys for the websites. To AlanB: 1. I accept your 2000 year comment but I should have noted that the greatest development "in the U.S.A." started in the Catskills. 2. Is the material...
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    Proliferation of synthetics

    There are so many varieties of synthetic materials today that a guy marketing his "brand" will try to impress you that his stuff is unique when it is really close to being identical to many others. ...
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