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  1. I agree that things seem to have slowed down on...

    I agree that things seem to have slowed down on the internet. A friend and I became interested in December and now have T-rods. Since Dec. we have read everything available on the 'net and even...
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    Ritz is also the fisher credited with determining...

    Ritz is also the fisher credited with determining the 60/40 basic formula for leaders: 60% stiff mono for the butt and 40% softer mono for the tip (and tippet).

    I downloaded the book and then...
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    Al Campbell would be proud of you....

    Al Campbell would be proud of you.
    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/intermediate/part42.php
  4. Thread: Update me

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    Generally speaking, more costly rods are lighter...

    Generally speaking, more costly rods are lighter and faster. Lighter it good. However a novice caster has yet to develop the timing, appropriate application of power, and sensitivity to drive a...
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    I own several rods - and have also moved several...

    I own several rods - and have also moved several rods along to others. I belong to a casting club and can try any of the other member's rods. I think there are two distinctions between less...
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    I don't see any 'buggy' colours in the Fuzzy...

    I don't see any 'buggy' colours in the Fuzzy category, although the black one might work. However maybe this product would work for wingcases and shell backs.
  7. Thread: Fly Storage?

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    As mentioned by others, I use Plano storage boxes...

    As mentioned by others, I use Plano storage boxes #3600. One useful advantage is you can move the dividers to change the size of compartments. In the past I also ordered extra dividers so more...
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    I have had one similar to that for a few years, I...

    I have had one similar to that for a few years, I will have to look up where I saw the design. It is a little simpler - a cup hook in the end of a short (6") length of dowel. I guess if you were...
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    All good ideas. Last year I was assisting...

    All good ideas.
    Last year I was assisting Peter Charles in a streamer class at our tying Symposium (next one is in March). The hooks were about size 6 as I recall. His method was to make a...
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    I have made few, not many. The parts for pierced...

    I have made few, not many. The parts for pierced ears or earring clips are available at craft stores like Michaels. Straight-eye hooks will hang best of course. You will have the opportunity to...
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    Marinaro used a ball of dubbing where the wing is...

    Marinaro used a ball of dubbing where the wing is attached. The hackle could be wound around the ball. I believe he suggested wrapping the hackle with the short fibers behind the wing on the top of...
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    Or you could use a cardboard box of the...

    Or you could use a cardboard box of the appropriate height or block of foam with a groove in it. And if you put the box/block in front of your rotary vise and put a hook or paper clip in the vise,...
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    I don't think there is a template. I have one...

    I don't think there is a template. I have one fly on FOTW and suggested to webmaster I might send a couple more (haven't got around to it yet!). No template was suggested at that time. When I did...
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    I have several collected over the years. The one...

    I have several collected over the years. The one I wish had been available when I started was Art Sheck's "Tying Better Flies". It is quite thorough on basic techniques and little tricks to make...
  15. My understanding is that tapered leaders are made...

    My understanding is that tapered leaders are made by taking (just say) mono of .019" heating it and stretching it to the smaller dia. So I would expect that it would be weaker than mono which was...
  16. Thread: Caddis color?

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    Caddis patterns don't always need hackle at all,...

    Caddis patterns don't always need hackle at all, an since it represents legs it can be dark brown in most cases. Live caddis have wings from tan to almost black. It is their abdomen that really...
  17. Thread: Uv2?

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    12529 I have...

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    I have this book and found it very informative. I had to read it twice though, because what I perceive is still not what a fish perceives.
    The author uses...
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    Actually nail clippers work very well for shaping...

    Actually nail clippers work very well for shaping wings.
  19. Thread: Todays flies

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    Julian, I strongly suggest you start here...

    Julian,
    I strongly suggest you start here and follow Al Campbell's lessons. I am on a few other boards, and also belong to two clubs in Toronto. In all cases I suggest his series as the best way...
  20. Thread: Flat lead strip

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    So maybe you could share and send enough to Ray...

    So maybe you could share and send enough to Ray for a couple dozen nymphs.
  21. Thread: wooly worm

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    Hi Julian, Sometimse when I respond to newbies...

    Hi Julian,
    Sometimse when I respond to newbies efforts with an honest response, people think I am negative - I think they suppose I should just say 'nice effort'. However I seek to help and coach,...
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    It is great for wingcases, especially on...

    It is great for wingcases, especially on stoneflies with the multi-folded wingcases. As mentioned you can colour it with permanent markers to match your nympyhs.
  23. Thread: A question

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    But the spools, even on the knock-off Compac...

    But the spools, even on the knock-off Compac reels will fit Pflueger Medalistbodies.

    About 20 years ago I contacted Pflueger for some extra parts (pawltops, springs) and they sent a few no-charge....
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    Not to jump the thread, but: A few years ago a...

    Not to jump the thread, but: A few years ago a semi-pro photographer gave a presentation to our club on fly photography. One of his main points was to have a light shining strictly on the background...
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    Generally for mayflies and caddis it is #16. ...

    Generally for mayflies and caddis it is #16. However I have been shut-out a few times with those when there are midges on the water, so have tied a number of 18s and 20s which are needed more than I...
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