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    They are quite lovely fish foolers, Alan. You'll...

    They are quite lovely fish foolers, Alan. You'll do well with them. I've noticed that traditional loch flies (bumbles, e.g.) are pretty heavily hacked. Any thoughts?

    Chuck
  2. Thread: Hookless?

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    "Broken tippet"? O.K., I'm wrong. But good for...

    "Broken tippet"? O.K., I'm wrong. But good for you to respond as you did. TAG fishing is like asking out some lovely young ladies to the high school dance. Ask five, all of who smiled but said they...
  3. Thread: Mesh tubing

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    20 feet? Man- you're going to tie up one heck of...

    20 feet? Man- you're going to tie up one heck of a supply of flies!

    Chuck
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    They said that about the Titanic, too. Just...

    They said that about the Titanic, too. Just kidding! Nice fly.

    Chuck
  5. Thread: Update me

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    "I am happy with my purchase and happy that there...

    "I am happy with my purchase and happy that there were folks that did NOT steer me towards something that would either break the bank or that I would not appreciate (for lack of a better term). ...
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    What Bob said. Chuck

    What Bob said.

    Chuck
  7. Thread: Update me

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    Up to a point, I agree with you. But it is quite...

    Up to a point, I agree with you. But it is quite a bit easier for most flyfishers to deliver a fly more gently with a moderate, rather than fast, rod. It's the line speed that's a factor here. A...
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    Several years ago I was fishing a small spring...

    Several years ago I was fishing a small spring pond in Wisconsin. The trout were unusually active, and I had little luck catching any at first. Then I put on a small bright orange scud pattern- and I...
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    Quite early on, Marinaro used angora yarn for the...

    Quite early on, Marinaro used angora yarn for the bodies. Much later, he felt that, since his flies stayed above the surface (his opinion), he dispensed with bodies completely.

    Chuck
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    A heads-up about Medalists reels. Some of the...

    A heads-up about Medalists reels. Some of the relatively older ones had a reel foot that would not fit some fly rod seats. Just an FYI- try on your rod(s) before you buy.

    Chuck
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    Ducksterman speaketh the truth. Chuck

    Ducksterman speaketh the truth.

    Chuck
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    Hans- while it might be a tribute to D.B., it...

    Hans- while it might be a tribute to D.B., it lokks like a killer trout fly, too!

    And AlanB- thanks for the link. My son is a piper in the Chicago Fire Dept.Pipe Band. But these guys are a tad...
  13. Thread: A.P. Nymph

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    "Haven't tied one in a while and guess it sorta...

    "Haven't tied one in a while and guess it sorta shows here."

    Oh, Byron. We appreciate your modesty, which I'm sure is genuine- but you tied the A.P. just as it's supposed to look. Thanks for bring...
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    Hans, I've tied and fished a similar pattern,...

    Hans, I've tied and fished a similar pattern, with fine results. I use green wire, and a small speckled hen neck feather. Nice job as always, Hans.

    Chuck
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    Don't miss the Youtube videos by our own Hans...

    Don't miss the Youtube videos by our own Hans Weilenmann, and that wonderful Scot, Davy McPhaill. Outstanding work.

    Chuck
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    Thanks for the report, Mike. I'm kind of...

    Thanks for the report, Mike. I'm kind of interested in a glass rod before our U.S. seasons start next year.

    Chuck
  17. A question: since dry fly wings are vertical- or...

    A question: since dry fly wings are vertical- or nearly so- above the water, why so much concern about the material's "floatability"? I've often read that a Wulff-style dry fly floats better in part...
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    Eagerly awaiting your review, Mike. Hope you...

    Eagerly awaiting your review, Mike. Hope you enjoy the rod.

    Chuck
  19. Thread: The Renegade

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    Well, shouldn't a fly called a "Renegade"...

    Well, shouldn't a fly called a "Renegade" actually be going against "conventional wisdom"? I think it can do whatever it darn well wants. ;-)

    Chuck
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    Yup, Allan, that's what I've done for years....

    Yup, Allan, that's what I've done for years. Easily attached, easily removed.

    Chuck
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    You said the original had a tail, but none in...

    You said the original had a tail, but none in your picture. What was it made of?

    Chuck
  22. Thread: photo

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    Oops. Sorry, Kelly. I didn't see the photo...

    Oops. Sorry, Kelly. I didn't see the photo credit. Nice shot.

    Chuck
  23. Thread: photo

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    Photo? Chuck

    Photo?

    Chuck
  24. Thread: A conclusion

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    Nope, Ray. You're 100% right. I've seen this...

    Nope, Ray. You're 100% right. I've seen this recommended in articles and/or books.

    Chuck
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    What a great site. You folks have continued, and...

    What a great site. You folks have continued, and raised, the quality, even without Jim and Al. Kudos to you all.

    Chuck
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