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    Thanks for 17 years of entertaining me. You have...

    Thanks for 17 years of entertaining me. You have a great site and it is greatly appreciated. Oldster
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    Thanks for the correction, redietz. I didn't know...

    Thanks for the correction, redietz. I didn't know it was based on diameter. Now, if we could get the line makers to just post the weight of the first 30 ft instead of "slightlier heavier to load...
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    I tie both ways, fancier for flys I give away and...

    I tie both ways, fancier for flys I give away and simpler for myself. For example I tie my Hare's ears with no wing case or legs. Haven't noticed in any difference in appeal to the fish. I admire...
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    The older rods used a alphabetic system of line...

    The older rods used a alphabetic system of line and rod weight. IE HCH which denotes a double taper line, front and rear tapered to size H and body is C. A GBF is a weight fwd bass taper. A level...
  5. Thread: Rio tippet

    by oldster
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    The knots are slipping.I know that Rio sells good...

    The knots are slipping.I know that Rio sells good products. This is a recently bought 100 yd guide spool. I have another spool of 30yd 4x Rio that i've had no problems with. I'm at aloss as to...
  6. Thread: Rio tippet

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    Rio tippet

    Has anyone have a problem with knots in Rio tippet? I have a spool of 4x which will not hald a davy knot or a 5 turn clinch knot. Also an improved clinch knot with less than 6 turns will also fail....
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    I prefer step by step. I can print it out and...

    I prefer step by step. I can print it out and take it to my vise which is in the basement. I REALLY SEE NO ATVANTAGE TO THE MOVIE BUT OTHERS LIKE IT.Whatever you decide, thanks for sharing.
    Regards,...
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    Thanks Allen. I do believe that my eyes were too...

    Thanks Allen. I do believe that my eyes were too small. Now that you both mention it, I remember the paraffin wax method. I'm gonna try the eraser method, or better yet buy some already stripped....
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    Peacock eye quills

    I recently tried burning peacock eyes and wound up with very small almost hairs. completly unusable. I was using only the eye portion, not the surrounding fibers. Did I using eyes that were too small...
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    diachi 1770 and similar hooks

    I recently inherited some swimming nymph hooks several sizes mostly size 12 and above. I'v never tied on this style hook. Any suggestions would be appeciated.
    Thanks, Oldster
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    Nice picture of a green drake Byron. I think the...

    Nice picture of a green drake Byron. I think the White wulff looks like the later stage of the green drake, AKA Coffin Fly which appears about Memorial day in this part of the country. Very nice fly...
  12. Warren, I agree with you mostly. (Had to quallify...

    Warren, I agree with you mostly. (Had to quallify that a little) Stocked trout do become more like stream borns if they can survive that long. A difference is the stocked fish are normally hatched...
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    Chuck, you have hit one of my hot buttons. At...

    Chuck, you have hit one of my hot buttons. At least there is an AFTM so called standard for fly line weight. However there is no standard for rods We'll probably start seeing 5.5 weight rods to...
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    Nice tie Scott. Kinda like a Stimulator with a...

    Nice tie Scott. Kinda like a Stimulator with a deer hair body. Bet it'll float forever. I like the addition to the Stimulator type tail! I hope you are keeping a copy of your postings. If you're...
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    Hi Gordon, my favorite wet fly is the Dark Cahill...

    Hi Gordon, my favorite wet fly is the Dark Cahill . The body is muskrat, the wing and tail are lemon wooduck and the hackle is brown. The Light Cahill is great too, same as the Dark Cahill but the...
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    Any fish in that aquarium?

    Any fish in that aquarium?
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    Byron, I always admire your flies. Mine have...

    Byron, I always admire your flies. Mine have always looked like cripples! Regards
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    Byron, I use shank length tail and wing, 11/4 to...

    Byron, I use shank length tail and wing, 11/4 to 11/2 hackle. This should yield a wing slightly longer than the hackle. Maybe some of the old tiers did use slightly different proportions. Good...
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    Gentlemen, I've fished a lot of Catskill type...

    Gentlemen, I've fished a lot of Catskill type drys and in looking at them on the water, they appeared to me to float high at first and as they got wetter the would float like a thorax pattern. I...
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    I remember that old Dan Bailey catalog but I...

    I remember that old Dan Bailey catalog but I never heard that it was faked. Maybe it islaying on cellophane or a mirror or oil. I'm not sure the Scientific Angler photo is the same as the Dan Bailey...
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    Royal Wulff floating on its tippy toes

    Recent posts on how a Catskill dry floats on the water reminded me of a picture I have had for many years. A RW is not a Catskill pattern but the proportions of the dly in the picture is that of my...
  22. Thread: As we age

    by oldster
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    Hi Jack, sorry to hear about your eye problems. I...

    Hi Jack, sorry to hear about your eye problems. I agree that sight would be my worst loss. The Medical proffession can do great things these days.
    I'm wishing you the best with your surgery. Hang in...
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    Scott, I hope you are saving your SBS posts on a...

    Scott, I hope you are saving your SBS posts on a dvd. If you are I'll buy one.
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    I have to admit that you caught me too Buddy....

    I have to admit that you caught me too Buddy. Great post!
  25. Thread: Book or DVD

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    Hi Ernie, As far as learning to cast, the...

    Hi Ernie, As far as learning to cast, the absolutly best thing is to find someone who is a good caster and get some hands on help. Trying to learn from a book or dvd is tough. Why? Because unless...
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