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    I had the great fortune of watching Mr. Knowles...

    I had the great fortune of watching Mr. Knowles fish a section of water on the Norfork (McClellan's Ace in the Hole) several years ago. I sat amazed on the bank as he caught fish after fish in what...
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    PT, Just read through your life blog and pattern...

    PT,
    Just read through your life blog and pattern index. Stunning and intriguing would be an understatement. Great story, great flies, great memories for generations to come.
    Best Regards,
    Waders
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    UJ, Walt is a true cajun- but don't tell him I...

    UJ,
    Walt is a true cajun- but don't tell him I called him a coon ;^) He's a great guy and very well respected. Still resides in North AL and is a member of our FFF club. He makes some of the most...
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    I wonder if Kirk knows Walt Holman. Walt was from...

    I wonder if Kirk knows Walt Holman. Walt was from LA (resided in north AL) and tied at the conclaves for years. His flies look sooo much like Walt's it's erie...
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    ;) Haha I just finished...
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    Spoof, The bucktail is tied in along with the...

    Spoof,
    The bucktail is tied in along with the hair at a longer length than the spun/stacked hair. Tied in like wings or even rubber legs, sort of figure 8 method. Hold out of the way when trimming....
  6. Thread: Sleazy Steve

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    I have a full set I would be willing to sell if...

    I have a full set I would be willing to sell if you don't hear back from Steve.
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/7142130651_dba0f71c9a_c.jpg
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    My father was the creator of Sam's One Bug. Here...

    My father was the creator of Sam's One Bug. Here is a copy of the original article in Fly Fishing and Tying Journal with the recipe. You can also find it listed by Warren Patterson under the archives...
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    Here's a article from Max over in GA you might...

    Here's a article from Max over in GA you might like concerning painting:
    http://www.flytyer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=0

    I have experimented with Delta Ceramacoat...
  9. Thread: Hopper

    by Waders
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    I really like the Tomsu Supreme Hopper and the...

    I really like the Tomsu Supreme Hopper and the thunder thighs hoppers. Sam's one bug is simple and effective, but if you are really looking for a hopper pattern this one is dynamite!...
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    Uncle Jesse, I know this is an old post but that...

    Uncle Jesse, I know this is an old post but that small pond with the pipe is no more. :^( Was one of my favorite "secrete" spots.
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    Or Google "Sam's One Bug". :^) Waders Son of...

    Or Google "Sam's One Bug". :^)

    Waders
    Son of the late Craig "Sam" Blevins
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    Such great advice and wisdom. I had the...

    Such great advice and wisdom. I had the opportunity to fish with a gentleman in the late 80's on a river in AR. A slow moving section of water that tailed out into quick runs and riffles. He...
  13. Matt is a friend of mine and I spent an evening...

    Matt is a friend of mine and I spent an evening showing him and Fishhawk how to tie dad's "Sam's One Bug". Warren I can take you to the water. Another friend just opened up an outfitter and rental...
  14. Thread: Bombs Away!

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    Knucks- U R Welcome. Look forward to sharing...

    Knucks- U R Welcome.
    Look forward to sharing what I know at the TVFF meeting. Sad to say I have been away too long.
    I have to ask...does Knucks = Canadian ? One of my closest friends is from Nova...
  15. Thread: Bombs Away!

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    Bombs Away!

    I actually got a little free time Easter weekend to get out on the water by myself for a change. No kids in tow- although I love taking them, No guiding so to speak or not having to put people on...
  16. 8718 Got to say I love catching them on popping...

    8718
    Got to say I love catching them on popping bugs!
  17. "Sam's One Bug" there is nothing better than...

    "Sam's One Bug" there is nothing better than watching the fish explode or simply sip a top water bug off the surface! IMHO
    ~~~waders~~~
    8704
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    Uncle J Boats can pretty much get as close as...

    Uncle J
    Boats can pretty much get as close as they want without actually getting into the turbine room. LOL...They had a patrol boat for a few months and closed access to the road during the whole...
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    Things that go "Glurp"

    After unpacking boxes and rediscovering the many tying books, magazines, materials, etc... that had been packed away not just from little hands but for safe keeping I can finally say I am happy to be...
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    NICE! :D I have some mule deer skins that I don't...

    NICE! :D I have some mule deer skins that I don't let scissors near! LOL The hair is about 4 inches long and has very little underbody and is some of the best tanned/ dyed skins I have ever come...
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    Dad would kick your butt out of the Gheenoe! :D...

    Dad would kick your butt out of the Gheenoe! :D Just kidding....I have about 50 boxes of flies he tied. Let me know if there is something in particular you would like to have.
    Regards,
    Wade
    P.S....
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    You got it. Use a tool that was given to me by a...

    You got it. Use a tool that was given to me by a Urologist. Sorry guys! Has three tips that heat up bright orange and will burn just about anything you touch including some metal. Have to be careful...
  23. Thread: Kern River

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    Wow thanks for that amazing capture of the hike...

    Wow thanks for that amazing capture of the hike and fishing. What a beautiful place!
    Great report.
    ~~~waders~~~
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    The hairy question...

    I have tied a good amount of flies over the years for friends, family and of course myself, but one things always gets me is the number of flies I see that get put under a glass, in a shadow box or...
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    I had mentioned in another thread how I had tied...

    I had mentioned in another thread how I had tied snowmen and trees back in the mid 90's for friends (tying style of Billy Munn and Jeff Mack, watched them for years at shows) found one at our farm in...
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