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    Jack, I am close by and can run errands for you a...

    Jack, I am close by and can run errands for you a day a week or any type of help you may need. When you start fitness walking getting back in shape I can meet you at any park around CdA or north. ...
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    Those are great! What foam do you use for your...

    Those are great! What foam do you use for your raw material? Is it easily accessible? would love to try my hand at some but they will be nowhere near the paint job on yours

    Bikebum
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    Clint, Sent a PM Kevin

    Clint, Sent a PM

    Kevin
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    Hook and Hackle is carrying Nanosilk what they...

    Hook and Hackle is carrying Nanosilk what they call a "hybrid GSP" I have not tried it yet only because I don't have my next order fully assembled....
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    I don't remember where I learned that little...

    I don't remember where I learned that little trick but until I did I was convinced dubbing loops were just an evil trick played on rookie fly tiers like taking them on a snipe hunt. By making the...
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    p.m. sent...

    p.m. sent...
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    For a regular trout fly I would use Tiemco 200r...

    For a regular trout fly I would use Tiemco 200r or equiv. For swinging soft hackles or even nymphs I read notes by a guide that stuck with me that he liked straight eye hooks because they gave a...
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    Was skimming old magazines for streamer patterns...

    Was skimming old magazines for streamer patterns and came across an A.K. Best Matuka that he ties with Coq de Leon. The last 3 times I have ordered Coq de Leon the orders have come through...
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    I have a 25 pack of Tiemco 100BL size 20, will...

    I have a 25 pack of Tiemco 100BL size 20, will that work?
    Can't believe I had an unopened pack!
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    Stimulator modified Yuba Emerger Red headed...

    Stimulator
    modified Yuba Emerger
    Red headed step child
    Graphic caddis
    Hares ear soft hackle

    I had to think long and hard but if I could only have 5 patterns in a few sizes and colors these...
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    Thank goodness Jack that you took this as the...

    Thank goodness Jack that you took this as the tongue in cheek like it was meant. Hope I can come down to the big city and meet you after I get through the move in.
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    I sure hope I don't mess it up for Jack Hise

    The lure of Idaho has been strong for me for more years than I can even recall so after almost 25 years in the San Francisco area my lovely wife found us a place just outside of Priest River ID. ...
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    I have a cabela's lumbar pack I used for about a...

    I have a cabela's lumbar pack I used for about a half hour 1 day and I just can't get away from my vest. check it our here

    They call it a chest pack but it is a fanny pack/lumbar pack even in...
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    Thank you for this thread. The photos are...

    Thank you for this thread. The photos are magnificent and the variety make me want to come back and take a look every day.

    Bikebum
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    Got a PM from "wild man" this morning...Were...

    Got a PM from "wild man" this morning...Were admins going to block him? This has gone way beyond out of hand
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    I have good luck bleaching Moose hair with...

    I have good luck bleaching Moose hair with regular old drug store peroxide. It takes days but you can get any color from a nut brown to a deep honey and the hair comes out none the worse for wear. ...
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    I tie this a bit different replacing the cdc with...

    I tie this a bit different replacing the cdc with snowshoe hare foot hair in a split thread. Probably way more time consuming but they last through several fish that way. Just a little style thing...
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    I like it a lot Byron. Could this be the Adams...

    I like it a lot Byron. Could this be the Adams of Caddis. Just has such an overall buggy look.
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    A true work of art.

    A true work of art.
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    John I have always really liked the look of the...

    John I have always really liked the look of the PSC. In every shop around here I can't get pine squirrel zonkers and have just been too lazy/flaky/whatever to put together an order from one of the...
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    John is it just the angle of the photo or are the...

    John is it just the angle of the photo or are the wings way bigger than the normal proportion charts tell us wings are? In the photo the wings look to be full length of the body plus half the tail....
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    Spoof, just get a spare blade that you keep with...

    Spoof, just get a spare blade that you keep with you tying stuff. When you use your wife's cutter it is simple and quick to swap blades and it will do no damage to the mat or cutter no matter what...
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    That is funny Byron, I have been working on...

    That is funny Byron, I have been working on serendipities too. Have not come up with anything to post yet but so far am leaning toward using crinkled Z-Lon for wing but have not settled on anything...
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    I got mine at Orvis like these ...

    I got mine at Orvis like these had to clean up the tips a bit with emery cloth but they are nice and will last forever I would guess.

    Kevin
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    I like what Mustad is trying to do with...

    I like what Mustad is trying to do with standardizing hook sizes and gaps and all but I don't think it will ever catch on with the other manufacturers. If just one other big brand would support some...
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