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    I have used many grouse skins, starlings, deer...

    I have used many grouse skins, starlings, deer hide, buck tails, squirrel tails coyote tails....never washed any of them, never froze any of them. Just dried them with salt and borax and brushed the...
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    Sticky: I think maybe Marco is correct in that a user fee...

    I think maybe Marco is correct in that a user fee would kill this site. My suggestion would be that if anyone wants to donate to the site I am sure their donation would be accepted and much...
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    wing angle on mayfly

    Just wondering why we tie (traditionally) the wings on mayflies upright instead of on an angle backwards more like the real thing? Balance on the water maybe??
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    Small knit picker and some tubing! Voila! Great...

    Small knit picker and some tubing! Voila! Great idea - I'll be picking up an extra knit picker. ($2.00??)
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    When she asks why you need so many just tell her...

    When she asks why you need so many just tell her it's like buying shoes. You'll actually see the light go on!:cool:
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    Check again and see if any of my stuff...

    Check again and see if any of my stuff accidentally got mixed in there!;)
  7. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Cycle 68 --- Make sure you use a perfection loop...

    Cycle 68 --- Make sure you use a perfection loop on the end of that mono. That should keep it from coming out crooked.
  8. Thread: Zonked foul up?

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    I used to have that problem with marabou...

    I used to have that problem with marabou muddlers. Just use a shorter shank hook so that the tailing material goes out beyond it.
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    Turkey wing is the best I've found. I have tied...

    Turkey wing is the best I've found. I have tied lots of muddlers just because they work so well. I do the same as Scott with the fixative. I try to have them looking okay out of the vise but don't...
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    Byron - maybe a better illustration would be that...

    Byron - maybe a better illustration would be that you are only allowed to buy one rod - high end Winston or mid line St. Croix, which would it be???
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    Second the Thompson promotion. It was the first...

    Second the Thompson promotion. It was the first vise I started with 38 years ago and I still have it. Almost good as new. Cost $20 back then.
  12. Thread: strike indicators

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    strike indicators

    For anyone who uses strike indicators here's one I haven,t seen yet although it might be out there. Costs less than 4 cents and takes less than 30 seconds to make. Using an old flip flop punch out...
  13. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    Wow! Tough post to follow but here goes. If a...

    Wow! Tough post to follow but here goes. If a 'trigger' is something about the fly that entices a fish to eat it ....I challenge anyone to tie a fly that catchers fish and doesn't have a trigger.
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    Works well with wire on copper john's too!

    Works well with wire on copper john's too!
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    The reason people use synthetics today (IMHO) is...

    The reason people use synthetics today (IMHO) is because we have them. I would imagine if the 'originators' of many of the traditional patterns had synthetics they would have used some of them.
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    Strange isn't it? I use elk because I find it...

    Strange isn't it? I use elk because I find it doesn't flare as much as deer hair.
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    Had to read the first three - then the light went...

    Had to read the first three - then the light went on - very clever
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    Sorry I misread the title. I was referring to...

    Sorry I misread the title. I was referring to the Orvis Streamline combo's. I know nothing about the Streamlight series.
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    I don't know how to create a link but there is...

    I don't know how to create a link but there is some discussion about them under 'Sound Off' Thread= Introduction and Beginning Rod Search. I highly recommend them.
  20. Google March brown wet. It's one I use all the...

    Google March brown wet. It's one I use all the time but I'm using it during caddis hatch times. What the fish are taking it as, absolutely no one will EVER know for certain except the fish.:cool:
  21. The river that I guide on receives 25 to 30...

    The river that I guide on receives 25 to 30 thousand brown trout a year from hatcheries. Right now - not much of a challenge but I invite you to come in August - no charge - provided I get to...
  22. Lead me not into temptation for I will find it...

    Lead me not into temptation for I will find it myself :)
  23. Thread: Smallmouth Flies?

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    Clousers / maribou muddlers (white with natural...

    Clousers / maribou muddlers (white with natural deer hair head)/woolly buggers (black, olive, brown) / poppers, gurglers / crayfish patterns....nothing new here just confirming the lists already...
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    I tie all mine with a single upright wing. They...

    I tie all mine with a single upright wing. They don't lean and the brookies here love 'em.
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    Wow! That's some beast. Great SBS's.

    Wow! That's some beast. Great SBS's.
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