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  1. Thread: A Few Catskills

    by Gene
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    Very nice, traditional Catskill flies are...

    Very nice, traditional Catskill flies are beautiful and so much fun to tie.
    Gene
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    Byron, I had a c-clamp model back in the late...

    Byron, I had a c-clamp model back in the late 70's maybe early 80's. Probably the best hook holding vise I ever tied with. It was replaced with a HMH because of the rotary feature. I have used a...
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    I've been considering one, very unique. My...

    I've been considering one, very unique. My question is I have a Renzetti Master vise and the clamp for the stem is different. Not sure it will work on the granite, and I do not want to modify my...
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    I agree with Joe's results, twisted tippetts...

    I agree with Joe's results, twisted tippetts horribly. Tossed it I guess, haven't seen it in years.
    Gene
  5. I think LaFontaine said it best, fish look for...

    I think LaFontaine said it best, fish look for positives otherwise they would never eat with that hook sticking out the bend of the fly.
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    As long as you have a good hooking clearance...

    As long as you have a good hooking clearance between the bead and the hook point use the hook that you like.
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    I've been using more dyed grizzly lately, olives,...

    I've been using more dyed grizzly lately, olives, pale yellows, as well as natural barred gingers.
    Gene
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    Almost everyone has tried to make LaFontaine's...

    Almost everyone has tried to make LaFontaine's emerger and pupa easier to tie. Personally I don't think they are difficult, maybe a little time consumming.
  9. Byron hopefully you will be pleased with your...

    Byron hopefully you will be pleased with your order, I may do so myself just to check for different colors. Byron I know of no Link to sparkle since it's a product that's not available anymore. All I...
  10. Hi Allan, the three products you mention all may...

    Hi Allan, the three products you mention all may of been available back then. The color of the product called sparkle had the best color selection. A nice gold that he used in his tapes was sparkle,...
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    Funny I prefer dull side down on my parachutes.

    Funny I prefer dull side down on my parachutes.
  12. Allan, dazzle aire was not the product he used...

    Allan, dazzle aire was not the product he used originally, sparkle yarn was. He and others had to settle eventually for dazzle. It does not seem to have the qualities of the original sparkle yarn. If...
  13. Gary's sparkle patterns evolved a bit over the...

    Gary's sparkle patterns evolved a bit over the years. Early patterns used three strands of yarn veiling the body and a head of marabou strands twisted together. His sparkle caddis patterns in later...
  14. Dazzle aire or sparkle yarn has solid fibers of...

    Dazzle aire or sparkle yarn has solid fibers of Creslon or nylon. If you look closely the yarn has clear fibers running through that are clear antron. And yes I have skeins of many colors purchased...
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    I've tied the Weamer version, the fish like them...

    I've tied the Weamer version, the fish like them and eat it well. I don't like them because I have had difficulty landing fish on that bent hook. For that reason I stopped tying them. Suspect the...
  16. Thread: 'Triggers'

    by Gene
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    But that's the fun in all of this craziness we...

    But that's the fun in all of this craziness we call flyfishing.
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    I have used goose quill from the trailing edge...

    I have used goose quill from the trailing edge (long wide side) for wing cases. I use it on hares ears and Iso nymphs, or anyplace you might use duck or turkey.
  18. Thread: Biots

    by Gene
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    No Ray goose biots are used for bodies on flies...

    No Ray goose biots are used for bodies on flies mostly sized 16 and smaller. Turkey biots are longer and a lot more translucent, they will wrap bodies 10 and smaller. Turkey biots will also wrap a...
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    He was working on a book exclusively on Baetis...

    He was working on a book exclusively on Baetis when he got sick. I can only imagine or maybe I can't what would of been written in that book. Truly a great fly inventor and as Byron said he had a...
  20. Thread: Korkers

    by Gene
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    If you have boa's I would recommend having a...

    If you have boa's I would recommend having a spare boa in case your old one breaks. Mine did on the Gallatin last year and cost me some fishing time.
    Gene
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    Byron I have Mathew's fly tying yellowstone...

    Byron I have Mathew's fly tying yellowstone hatches vol.2 and he ties an improved x-caddis with z-lon in it. My guess is it was an oversight by Bucky at the time the video was made.

    Gene
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    No Byron, not this year, working on getting back...

    No Byron, not this year, working on getting back next year. Sounds like I should be looking forward to stopping there a checking the shop out. Thanks I'll get on his website, sounds like an...
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    I have been in the shop several times, nice...

    I have been in the shop several times, nice assortment of flies and materials. Especially like the full skeins of chenille. One thing I noticed is he doesn't hold his scissors in his hand while...
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    LC, I agree and even said so, seems like people...

    LC, I agree and even said so, seems like people like to make things more difficult than they need to be.

    Gene
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    Well one I would have to carry a sharpie and two...

    Well one I would have to carry a sharpie and two I would have to carry an alcohol wipe. I would say easier is relative to the individual. Just pointing out what I prefer.

    Gene
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