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    Yes, all the time. If I'm trying to imitate a...

    Yes, all the time. If I'm trying to imitate a certain nymph, I might use an abdomen like one fly, a wing-case like another and legs like a third. I'll use whatever I think will work best. Truth be...
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    Mixing bleach with ammonia is also bad news. ...

    Mixing bleach with ammonia is also bad news.

    At one time Dawn (and other some other dish soaps) had a warning on the label to not mix with bleach. I glanced at the current MSDS for Dawn and...
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    New Zealand Christmas Island Alaska

    New Zealand
    Christmas Island
    Alaska
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    There is a new indicator I want to try. It's...

    There is a new indicator I want to try. It's called Airlock and solves the kinked leader problem with Thingamabobber type indicators. http://www.fishairlock.com/
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    The tool Whatfly posted works and is available...

    The tool Whatfly posted works and is available from many sources. Some tools I like to be magnetized. But not forceps, tweezers and pliers. The problem is when you open the tool, it doesn't let go of...
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    Nature and breeding have done a superb job of...

    Nature and breeding have done a superb job of engineering dry fly hackle. There is no need to reinvent it. Most if not all of the synthetic materials we use were designed for other purposes. If there...
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    Read Patrick McManus' story "Gun Running" about...

    Read Patrick McManus' story "Gun Running" about HOW TO BUY A GUN…Without Your Wife Finding Out.
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    I use head cement most of the time. Griff's thin...

    I use head cement most of the time. Griff's thin for dries and small stuff, Sally's for glossy heads. I can't say I've had a whip finished head, without cement, come apart though.
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    Jack Dennis gets credit for the Kiwi Muddler, but...

    Jack Dennis gets credit for the Kiwi Muddler, but I'm not sure he was the first one to have the idea. I remember very shortly after Byford introduced the Zonker, guys tying Sculpin patterns with...
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    I have used olive partridge on damselfly and...

    I have used olive partridge on damselfly and dragonfly nymphs. I've also used it as a front collar on Hale-Bopp type leeches.
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    I also have a Xuron. It's a nice simple design...

    I also have a Xuron. It's a nice simple design and it holds hooks securely. In its day, it was a high quality, functional vise. However, the inability to adjust the height or rotate the head limits...
  12. Thread: Klinkhamers

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    I don't tie many actual Klinkhamers, but I do tie...

    I don't tie many actual Klinkhamers, but I do tie a lot of parachutes on curved hooks. They make good mayfly emerger/cripples. Just match the hatch.
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    To be honest, it's been awhile since I even...

    To be honest, it's been awhile since I even looked at the swap forum here. I could be wrong, but it seems like the swap of the month thing pretty much killed the other swaps. The most active swappers...
  14. Thread: Brahma hen

    by Jayatwork
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    The Brahma hen "neck" has small hackles but is...

    The Brahma hen "neck" has small hackles but is not a good substitute for Partridge. The neck feathers are more like a badger or furnace hen hackle. The necks do include side feathers that have...
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    It's complicated and there is no uniformity from...

    It's complicated and there is no uniformity from state to state. Oregon does not accept permits from any other states. My Oregon permit is good in about 20 other states but not in Washington or...
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    Yes, I have a concealed handgun license. You...

    Yes, I have a concealed handgun license.

    You can get a Utah non-resident permit that will work in Wyoming and many other states.
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    If you want to fish stillwater, you should try...

    If you want to fish stillwater, you should try some of the lakes on the Cascade Lakes Hwy, such as Crane Prairie, Wickiup etc. or East lake in Newberry crater. There should be some good fall fishing....
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    I don't know the history, but I do know that the...

    I don't know the history, but I do know that the Buck Caddis or Bucktail Caddis has been around in the Pacific Northwest for a long time. When I started fly fishing, it could be found in the bins of...
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    You might be interested in...

    You might be interested in http://www.classicflytying.com
  20. Looks like a variation of the Chubby Chernobyl....

    Looks like a variation of the Chubby Chernobyl. Maybe a Chubby Lawson. But I'm not sure if Mike would appreciate the name. :)
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    I have some natural and dyed Alpaca dubbing...

    I have some natural and dyed Alpaca dubbing blended with antron. I like it a lot. It dubs easily and looks nice. I have used on both dry flies and nymphs.
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    I thought these were discontinued like 20 years ago. Is the company even still in business?
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    I suggest that you don't buy from him anymore and...

    I suggest that you don't buy from him anymore and instead buy EP fibers at more than 3 times the price. That is the trade-off. Now you know. I will continue to buy from him because to me the price is...
  24. Some species of Caddis lay there eggs by diving...

    Some species of Caddis lay there eggs by diving or crawling below the surface. This probably didn't have anything to do with the development of the wet fly, but imitating a diving Caddis might be a...
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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