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    Check again and see if any of my stuff...

    Check again and see if any of my stuff accidentally got mixed in there!;)
  2. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Cycle 68 --- Make sure you use a perfection loop...

    Cycle 68 --- Make sure you use a perfection loop on the end of that mono. That should keep it from coming out crooked.
  3. Thread: Zonked foul up?

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    I used to have that problem with marabou...

    I used to have that problem with marabou muddlers. Just use a shorter shank hook so that the tailing material goes out beyond it.
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    Turkey wing is the best I've found. I have tied...

    Turkey wing is the best I've found. I have tied lots of muddlers just because they work so well. I do the same as Scott with the fixative. I try to have them looking okay out of the vise but don't...
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    Byron - maybe a better illustration would be that...

    Byron - maybe a better illustration would be that you are only allowed to buy one rod - high end Winston or mid line St. Croix, which would it be???
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    Second the Thompson promotion. It was the first...

    Second the Thompson promotion. It was the first vise I started with 38 years ago and I still have it. Almost good as new. Cost $20 back then.
  7. Thread: strike indicators

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    strike indicators

    For anyone who uses strike indicators here's one I haven,t seen yet although it might be out there. Costs less than 4 cents and takes less than 30 seconds to make. Using an old flip flop punch out...
  8. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    Wow! Tough post to follow but here goes. If a...

    Wow! Tough post to follow but here goes. If a 'trigger' is something about the fly that entices a fish to eat it ....I challenge anyone to tie a fly that catchers fish and doesn't have a trigger.
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    Works well with wire on copper john's too!

    Works well with wire on copper john's too!
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    The reason people use synthetics today (IMHO) is...

    The reason people use synthetics today (IMHO) is because we have them. I would imagine if the 'originators' of many of the traditional patterns had synthetics they would have used some of them.
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    Strange isn't it? I use elk because I find it...

    Strange isn't it? I use elk because I find it doesn't flare as much as deer hair.
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    Had to read the first three - then the light went...

    Had to read the first three - then the light went on - very clever
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    Sorry I misread the title. I was referring to...

    Sorry I misread the title. I was referring to the Orvis Streamline combo's. I know nothing about the Streamlight series.
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    I don't know how to create a link but there is...

    I don't know how to create a link but there is some discussion about them under 'Sound Off' Thread= Introduction and Beginning Rod Search. I highly recommend them.
  15. Google March brown wet. It's one I use all the...

    Google March brown wet. It's one I use all the time but I'm using it during caddis hatch times. What the fish are taking it as, absolutely no one will EVER know for certain except the fish.:cool:
  16. The river that I guide on receives 25 to 30...

    The river that I guide on receives 25 to 30 thousand brown trout a year from hatcheries. Right now - not much of a challenge but I invite you to come in August - no charge - provided I get to...
  17. Lead me not into temptation for I will find it...

    Lead me not into temptation for I will find it myself :)
  18. Thread: Smallmouth Flies?

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    Clousers / maribou muddlers (white with natural...

    Clousers / maribou muddlers (white with natural deer hair head)/woolly buggers (black, olive, brown) / poppers, gurglers / crayfish patterns....nothing new here just confirming the lists already...
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    I tie all mine with a single upright wing. They...

    I tie all mine with a single upright wing. They don't lean and the brookies here love 'em.
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    Wow! That's some beast. Great SBS's.

    Wow! That's some beast. Great SBS's.
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    Hog nose sucker12961

    Hog nose sucker12961
  22. Thread: Turkey feather

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    Go to an art shop and ask if they have 'workable...

    Go to an art shop and ask if they have 'workable fixatif'. It's a spray that can be used on charcoal drawings that will keep it from getting smudged. Krylon is the brand name I use. Make sure you...
  23. Thread: More NY Steelies

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    The bottom one is referred to as a "dropback". ...

    The bottom one is referred to as a "dropback". It's been in the river for a while.
  24. Thread: Magnification

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    Desk mounted magnifyier and lamp combo.

    Desk mounted magnifyier and lamp combo.
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    It's rampant in southern Ontario Canada. Just...

    It's rampant in southern Ontario Canada. Just about every river system I know and fish has this every where. I have known about it here for at least 4-5 years.
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