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    I was asking more about how you handle any new...

    I was asking more about how you handle any new materials coming in rather than processing wild materials. After finding bugs in a chunk of elk hair from a well known fly shop (maybe picked up...
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    quarantining materials

    I was asked how to do it tonight. I'm kind of sloppy about it since I live alone. I just toss new stuff on the end of the dining room table for a while. When I realize it has been there a while...
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    Actually, they are some I saved from the last...

    Actually, they are some I saved from the last time he bought me birds so I've had them for a while. I'll process replacements tomorrow. Beginners should still learn to quarantine all new materials. ...
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    O.K. I'll help cut the bill for one beginner. A...

    O.K. I'll help cut the bill for one beginner. A friend just called and offered me some pheasants that he'll bring around late tonight after he's done dog training . These will be young birds and...
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    I think that it is possible to save money by...

    I think that it is possible to save money by tying your own flies if you can stick to tying few patterns that you fish regularly and avoid getting into tying as a separate hobby. Quite a few years...
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    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/intermedi...

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/intermediate/part34.php

    check out this for some good free instructions on spinning hair. Make sure you use a suitable hook for enough clearance to allow...
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    Practice a bit sitting on a stool on dry land. ...

    Practice a bit sitting on a stool on dry land. It really doesn't make much difference but you will feel more comfortable.
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    Jack, I have been through getting rid of that...

    Jack,

    I have been through getting rid of that one without taking in my computer. P.M. me if you need to be talked through it.
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    If you like bamboo gatherings google grayrock. ...

    If you like bamboo gatherings google grayrock. It happens about the same time as the fish-in and is a gathering of bamboo enthusiasts. You might be able to attend both.
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    Try the Woodland motel in Grayling. It's only a...

    Try the Woodland motel in Grayling. It's only a short drive from Gates. I don't know who to recommend for other guides but the fly shops in town may be able to help out there. Sorry about no...
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    They would work but unless you shoot your own it...

    They would work but unless you shoot your own it is kind of expensive. Dun turkey flats are a more common choice.
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    The green butt skunk is sometimes tied with more...

    The green butt skunk is sometimes tied with more of a chartreuse than green section. Possibly a green egg sack added to your favorite fly would work also.
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    was this it? ...

    was this it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0kdBDwNddc
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    Hi Ernie. Have you discovered the front page of...

    Hi Ernie. Have you discovered the front page of FAOL yet? Click on home at the top of this page and look on the left for flyfishing 101. Everything you need to know to get started.
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    Definitely the best post of the year! I'll still...

    Definitely the best post of the year! I'll still be worrying about you both until you can post a picture of her as a healthy happy baby.
  16. Thread: B-day

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    Happy Birthday Warren. You do know that the fish...

    Happy Birthday Warren. You do know that the fish are bribing your doctor don't you? You'll just have to hit them harder when you do get released to fish.
  17. Then definitely try to find the Founders...

    Then definitely try to find the Founders breakfast stout. You'll like that one. If you don't care for the alcohol content of barleywines then try The Poet from New Holland Brewing Co. It's a nice...
  18. Ed, the next time you are in Michigan you need to...

    Ed, the next time you are in Michigan you need to checkout some of the fine local microbrews. Start with Bell's Two Hearted Ale if you like IPA's. I may have offered you one those. I can't...
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    If you google dressing treble hooks you will find...

    If you google dressing treble hooks you will find several videos showing how to do this. You can use the cheap hackle from a craft store if it has a waterproof dye.
  20. Betty, I have been thinking of you and Tristyn...

    Betty, I have been thinking of you and Tristyn since I saw Uncle Jesse's post on your other thread. I keep checking back and hoping for a positive update.
  21. Streamside lunch: Wash fish and rub insides with...

    Streamside lunch: Wash fish and rub insides with salt and pepper. Wrap in tin foil with a small pat of butter and place in coals of hot fire for ten minutes. Remove from coals and unwrap...
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    I think that one advantage of the full 180 degree...

    I think that one advantage of the full 180 degree wing is that it is easier for the fisherman to see on the water. This is especially useful when making longer casts to spooky fish.
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    croaked the frog You must have been teasing Her...

    croaked the frog You must have been teasing Her Royal highness again.
  24. Thread: Pattern

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    That would be a San Juan worm tied with fat brown...

    That would be a San Juan worm tied with fat brown chenille. For realism's sake it would probably need to soaked in bacon grease.
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    We are expecting great things from that young...

    We are expecting great things from that young lady. She has a super teacher and is starting out young enough to have decades of experience at an age when most of us are just starting out. You can...
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