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    Neat fly. Kind of looks like a cousin of the...

    Neat fly. Kind of looks like a cousin of the Tellico.

    Chuck
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    Byron, I love this style. Paraloop or hackle...

    Byron, I love this style. Paraloop or hackle stacker- call it what you want- it's fun to tie, and sure catches trout.

    Chuck
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    Scott, the lead wing coachman is my favorite...

    Scott, the lead wing coachman is my favorite searching winged wet. Trout seem to like chomping on it, so onto my leader it goes. Thanks for the fine (as usual) SBS.

    Chuck
  4. Thread: winged wets

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    Lovely work! I love winged wets, but don't tie...

    Lovely work! I love winged wets, but don't tie them enough. Methinks I'll be tying more this winter.

    Chuck
  5. Thread: Fiberglass

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    Ray- I see a winking emoticon in his post, so...

    Ray- I see a winking emoticon in his post, so maybe it's really a tongue in cheek comment.

    Chuck
  6. Thread: Peacock

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    Haven't seen their herl lately, but the materials...

    Haven't seen their herl lately, but the materials from Feather-Craft are usually excellent. www.feather-craft.com.

    Chuck
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    If the angle were critical, Vincent Marinaro- a...

    If the angle were critical, Vincent Marinaro- a detail-oriented fisher if there ever was one- would have designed his original thorax dun with sloped wings. But he didn't. Using a slant box (correct...
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    Ray, if you've seen pics of Don Gapen's original...

    Ray, if you've seen pics of Don Gapen's original tie, you know that the head wasn't a big ball of spun deer hair. It looked to me to be more like an enlarged version of an elk hair caddis head- just...
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    A factor here could also involve the type(s) of...

    A factor here could also involve the type(s) of fishing one does. The Far and Fine, for example, was/is a wonderful rod for close to moderate distance trout fishing. Sorry Orvis decided to drop it....
  10. Thread: Caddis Pupa

    by Chuck441
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    SEMI-realistic, Alan? If I were a trout, the...

    SEMI-realistic, Alan? If I were a trout, the screen would have fish lip marks on it! Cool.

    Chuck
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    I love this fly. I've fished it for years in the...

    I love this fly. I've fished it for years in the olive version, and trout have been very happy to munch it.

    Chuck
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    Very nice, Byron. That'll be in my box next...

    Very nice, Byron. That'll be in my box next season, for sure.

    Chuck
  13. Thread: Is it heresy?

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    The original tie for the Maine Gray Ghost used...

    The original tie for the Maine Gray Ghost used cheek feathers that were cemented as a unit to aid in production tying. If ol' Carrie could do it and not get pilloried, I think you're O.K., Ray!
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    Hi, Bruce. They are used for the wings on the...

    Hi, Bruce. They are used for the wings on the traditional version of a Gray Fox. But why not post this question on the Tying Board? Might have more success.

    Chuck
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    I've fished the 7 1/2' 3-wt. Three Forks as my...

    I've fished the 7 1/2' 3-wt. Three Forks as my go-to small stream rod for years. I prefer a 4-wt. line for casts up to 30 feet, but it's a terrific rod. A good while back I tried to get a blank from...
  16. Thread: Grimm

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    Quite elegant, Hans. -Chuck

    Quite elegant, Hans. -Chuck
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    Welcome back, Goddess. You've had a rough time,...

    Welcome back, Goddess. You've had a rough time, but seem to be weathering it well. Best of luck to you.

    Chuck
  18. What Randy said. Chuck

    What Randy said.

    Chuck
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    Good info and opinions, as usual here. Not...

    Good info and opinions, as usual here. Not everyone can spring for a $70-100 line, especially for multiple rod weights. DaleW made some good suggestions about that. I would also suggest looking into...
  20. AlanB- I'm constantly frustrated by fly patterns...

    AlanB- I'm constantly frustrated by fly patterns in the FF mags that either don't show a material in the materials list that is obvious in the photo, or list a completely different material than is...
  21. Silver- Thanks for all your input. Much...

    Silver- Thanks for all your input. Much appreciated. FYI- I have it on good authority the clear Maxima is identical to Chameleon, but is rather hard to find these days. Green is, as you say, more...
  22. I read a piece by Mr. Harvey where he said he...

    I read a piece by Mr. Harvey where he said he never used a tippet smaller than 4X. Hmmm. -Chuck
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    Winston Passport rods

    Hi, folks. Cabela's seems to be clearing out their stock of Winston Passport rods. I'd be interested in a 4 wt., if it's a true 4. Does anyone have any experience with them? Thanks. Chuck
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    This flymph/wet fly/soft hackle/spider issue has...

    This flymph/wet fly/soft hackle/spider issue has come up several times before. As one example: http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/showthread.php?46370-Unnamed-Flymph&highlight=flymphs. It seems we've...
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    Yup. Super fly, Byron. Dave Whitlock's video on...

    Yup. Super fly, Byron. Dave Whitlock's video on his nymph is worth the price. And this thing does catch fish. -Chuck
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