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    Not that I'm aware of Bill. But guess it's not...

    Not that I'm aware of Bill.
    But guess it's not that unusual for even well know names in fly fishing to have planned books or videos that for whatever reason were never done.
    I can think of at least...
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    "pretty close to the 'original' (maybe)." These...

    "pretty close to the 'original' (maybe)."
    These are from Bill which may or may not clear the Muddler water.
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    Funny how the same search engine can give...

    Funny how the same search engine can give different results on different days???:roll:
    Just found this 11844,,,, I dunno,,, if Baily did the refinement before Bates, and if it is indeed Gapen's tie,...
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    This has been kind of a timely thread for me as...

    This has been kind of a timely thread for me as I've been increasingly interested in tying some of the old classics as accurately as possible to the original.

    Muddler 11843 in Bates' Streamer Fly...
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    For sure and apparently Bailey's refinement came...

    For sure and apparently Bailey's refinement came soon or at least within a few years.
    Found this looking for Gapen's original recipe,,,.

    Gapen's original Muddler had a fairly sparse and
    ragged...
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    :lol: But at least no jail time.

    :lol:
    But at least no jail time.
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    I look at it a tad differently. Unless money is...

    I look at it a tad differently.
    Unless money is no object, people tend to prioritize how they spend it if they realize it or not.

    The poor lowly vise is probably viewed by most as just a tool. ...
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    Sure,,,why not? I made a lot of wine cork...

    Sure,,,why not?
    I made a lot of wine cork poppers back in the day with nothing more than files and a coping saw.
    I still use it once in awhile,,,albeit commercial preshaped, here's a corked devil...
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    Sure,,,but I think you're right.

    Sure,,,but I think you're right.
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    Interesting question. For terrestrials, some...

    Interesting question.
    For terrestrials, some variation of the gurgler will cover just about anything that might fall into the water.
    Even for more selective trout,,,9X out of 10 it will be good...
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    Cork is a pain and so is balsa. Basswood is good...

    Cork is a pain and so is balsa.
    Basswood is good alternative for both,,, :tieone:Soft, relatively light, and a joy to work.
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    ?Many men go fishing all of their lives without...

    ?Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.?
    -Henry David Thoreau
    It's a tad cerebral for me but maybe Thoreau is suggesting that by fishing we are simply...
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    Huh,,,

    Can't find those in my copy of Entomology for the Mentally Challenged.
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    I agree PA Dave. And to the philosophy that root...

    I agree PA Dave.
    And to the philosophy that root of most unhappiness is not being satisfied with the present,,,which in no way precludes striving for a better future.
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    Right on! I couldn't agree more! :lol: And it's...

    Right on! I couldn't agree more! :lol:
    And it's a good thing Buddy didn't take it a step further and try to define what is an isn't fly fishing.
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    Truer words were never spoken! Here's a fun...

    Truer words were never spoken!
    Here's a fun definition of the six types of fly fishers,,,, http://dharmaofthedrift.blogspot.com/2012/06/six-species-of-fly-angler.html
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    Very nice step by step,,, thanks for that!

    This one I'll have to tie a few of before the opener!
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    Truly! But I still go by the theory that shape,...

    Truly!
    But I still go by the theory that shape, not size or color, is the #1 trout trigger. :tieone: ;)
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    Stunning! Although I'd sure hate to see that...

    Stunning!
    Although I'd sure hate to see that swimming in a glass of cheap Canadian whiskey
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    New to my rotary but yeah,,,have been using it...

    New to my rotary but yeah,,,have been using it for tinsel bodies and ribbing and it's great.
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    If it's like a corded floss body,,,it's mylar...

    If it's like a corded floss body,,,it's mylar twisted into a cord.
  22. I think my snake eyes on carp has been mainly due...

    I think my snake eyes on carp has been mainly due to lack of seriousness which equals poor presentation.
    Just throwing a Carp Candy their way ain't gonna do it.
    Maybe this year,,,but then I always...
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    The driftless,,, picture perfect.

    The driftless,,, picture perfect.
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    Very nice! I have a fuzzy feeling about it for...

    Very nice!
    I have a fuzzy feeling about it for stillwater trout.
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    :mrgreen: Haven't used Cabela's but have...

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    Haven't used Cabela's but have tried J Stockard's and like them a lot. They're made in South Korea,,,,maybe Cabela's is made North of there. ;)
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