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  1. Byron hopefully you will be pleased with your...

    Byron hopefully you will be pleased with your order, I may do so myself just to check for different colors. Byron I know of no Link to sparkle since it's a product that's not available anymore. All I...
  2. Hi Allan, the three products you mention all may...

    Hi Allan, the three products you mention all may of been available back then. The color of the product called sparkle had the best color selection. A nice gold that he used in his tapes was sparkle,...
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    Funny I prefer dull side down on my parachutes.

    Funny I prefer dull side down on my parachutes.
  4. Allan, dazzle aire was not the product he used...

    Allan, dazzle aire was not the product he used originally, sparkle yarn was. He and others had to settle eventually for dazzle. It does not seem to have the qualities of the original sparkle yarn. If...
  5. Gary's sparkle patterns evolved a bit over the...

    Gary's sparkle patterns evolved a bit over the years. Early patterns used three strands of yarn veiling the body and a head of marabou strands twisted together. His sparkle caddis patterns in later...
  6. Dazzle aire or sparkle yarn has solid fibers of...

    Dazzle aire or sparkle yarn has solid fibers of Creslon or nylon. If you look closely the yarn has clear fibers running through that are clear antron. And yes I have skeins of many colors purchased...
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    I've tied the Weamer version, the fish like them...

    I've tied the Weamer version, the fish like them and eat it well. I don't like them because I have had difficulty landing fish on that bent hook. For that reason I stopped tying them. Suspect the...
  8. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    But that's the fun in all of this craziness we...

    But that's the fun in all of this craziness we call flyfishing.
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    I have used goose quill from the trailing edge...

    I have used goose quill from the trailing edge (long wide side) for wing cases. I use it on hares ears and Iso nymphs, or anyplace you might use duck or turkey.
  10. Thread: Biots

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    No Ray goose biots are used for bodies on flies...

    No Ray goose biots are used for bodies on flies mostly sized 16 and smaller. Turkey biots are longer and a lot more translucent, they will wrap bodies 10 and smaller. Turkey biots will also wrap a...
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    He was working on a book exclusively on Baetis...

    He was working on a book exclusively on Baetis when he got sick. I can only imagine or maybe I can't what would of been written in that book. Truly a great fly inventor and as Byron said he had a...
  12. Thread: Korkers

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    If you have boa's I would recommend having a...

    If you have boa's I would recommend having a spare boa in case your old one breaks. Mine did on the Gallatin last year and cost me some fishing time.
    Gene
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    Byron I have Mathew's fly tying yellowstone...

    Byron I have Mathew's fly tying yellowstone hatches vol.2 and he ties an improved x-caddis with z-lon in it. My guess is it was an oversight by Bucky at the time the video was made.

    Gene
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    No Byron, not this year, working on getting back...

    No Byron, not this year, working on getting back next year. Sounds like I should be looking forward to stopping there a checking the shop out. Thanks I'll get on his website, sounds like an...
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    I have been in the shop several times, nice...

    I have been in the shop several times, nice assortment of flies and materials. Especially like the full skeins of chenille. One thing I noticed is he doesn't hold his scissors in his hand while...
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    LC, I agree and even said so, seems like people...

    LC, I agree and even said so, seems like people like to make things more difficult than they need to be.

    Gene
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    Well one I would have to carry a sharpie and two...

    Well one I would have to carry a sharpie and two I would have to carry an alcohol wipe. I would say easier is relative to the individual. Just pointing out what I prefer.

    Gene
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    Your right Allen, but why wait. Oxidizing them...

    Your right Allen, but why wait. Oxidizing them with vinegar probably works, personally I use plain old water. I tie bead heads dull and bright, found out about dull beads several years ago. As far as...
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    Very nice Scott, I've done it that way myself,...

    Very nice Scott, I've done it that way myself, but prefer to tying off on the top of the post or wing. Again as usual well done.

    Gene
  20. Thread: Wooly Worm

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    I say the same thing about the Griffiths gnat. I...

    I say the same thing about the Griffiths gnat. I feel it's the quality of today's hackle, in regards to today's saddle hackle you can make many more turns than the stuff I used 35-40 years ago.
    Gene
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    Everyone has an opinion, I've caught a lot of...

    Everyone has an opinion, I've caught a lot of fish on both. But my money says Gary LaFontaine would have something to say too. Wish he were still around to hear his answer. I especially like the...
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    One pancake is the size of the plate. The first...

    One pancake is the size of the plate. The first time we ate there I didn't believe them and ordered two, I finished half. Last year I ordered just one and was very content.

    Gene
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    Did you eat breakfast at the campfire, love the...

    Did you eat breakfast at the campfire, love the pancakes. Everything else was very good too. Really miss not going out this year.
    Gene
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    Love the Henry's Fork too, beautiful scene.

    Love the Henry's Fork too, beautiful scene.
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    love the madison

    love the madison
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