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    Thanks a lot, now I have to back and fish in the...

    Thanks a lot, now I have to back and fish in the Smoky's again in 2015. By the way, nice tye and the fly does take a lot of trout in the smoky Mountains from Gatlinburg to Townsend. I learned of this...
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    Nice Tye Ralph. I just watched the video and...

    Nice Tye Ralph. I just watched the video and enjoyed it. Question the Brown Glass you called for the ribbing. What is that name of the materiel and where did you purchase it. I want to give this fly...
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    Hi Ray: You can turn the fly fully in 360...

    Hi Ray:

    You can turn the fly fully in 360 degree rotation. It is not a true rotary like a Peak, Renzetti or Dynaking Barracuda.

    Fatman:

    To answer your question both.
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    I fished that fly a few time the past two years...

    I fished that fly a few time the past two years in the Smokies. Fly does work well but it was another pattern called the Thunder head that really caught all the fish. Believe it or not wet flies...
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    Hi gerri: Yes I have a beautiful granite base...

    Hi gerri:

    Yes I have a beautiful granite base for my vise that I recently purchased. I love it. I did not build it and did not have the time to. I wanted something to make my tying area nicer on...
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    Thanks Scott. I appreciate that and have tyed...

    Thanks Scott. I appreciate that and have tyed flies that have caught my eye wanting to give it a try. When you find out when and where this fly works the best for you, please post back. I like the...
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    My HMH Standard Vise Review

    Since getting the tying room unpacked and putting everything back into place I have had the pleasure of setting my vise up and using the new granite base that I bought for it. The vise is beautiful...
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    Steam & Ironing Feathers

    As a classic wet fly tyer I encounter paired Duck and goose quills that seem all crumpled. Most people won't buy these and if I am picking paired wings quills out in person I would not either. There...
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    First let me say nice looking fly and you did a...

    First let me say nice looking fly and you did a great job in showing it tyed. I like it. Now my question is when do you fish this fly (meaning time of year) and how has it success rate in catching...
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    Quick Storage Trick

    I am in the process of unpacking and putting away all my fly tying Materials. I went to Home Deport and bought a 9 Cube cabinet system that you will find in the Closet storage section. It's cost...
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    Touch a Chicken in Key West and wait till you see...

    Touch a Chicken in Key West and wait till you see what happens to you. Fines and and jail sentence and so on. Chickens are federally protected in Key West Florida.
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    Moving Along, Finally!!!!!!!

    Well Last night I finally unpacked and cleaned and shelved all my fly tying books in the Book case last night. Never realized the time it takes to unpack, clean. organize and shelf 150 books. Now I...
  13. Thread: Your Pick?

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    Comparadun, taken a lot of Trout in various...

    Comparadun, taken a lot of Trout in various colors with this fly
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    Allan, one more thing. I know this guy was a pain...

    Allan, one more thing. I know this guy was a pain in the butt once in awhile but he ment well and would give you the shirt off his back in time of need. I do miss Mark and hope he is looking down and...
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    Hi Allan: Yes I still tye and fish them. I...

    Hi Allan:

    Yes I still tye and fish them. I really am a classic winged wet fly tyer and fisherman. It really does not cost a lot of money to tye them flies at all. Think about it this way:

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    Hi Hans: So if the vise was underated, then...

    Hi Hans:

    So if the vise was underated, then why did you replace it with an HMH Standard?

    I use to be a Renzetti guy and sworn buy them until a few years back. Now I have kind of went back full...
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    Messy Desk Byron, glad to see I am not the only...

    Messy Desk Byron, glad to see I am not the only one this happens to.
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    Regal makes good vises and that one should last...

    Regal makes good vises and that one should last you a long, long time. As per Allan's post above, you did probably break the $100 mark unless you bought one used. Congrats and I hope you enjoy tying.
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    Bought a New Vise Base

    Today I splurged and bought myself a new vise base. I have a great HMH Standard vise and went with one of those Granite bases in a darker color. I decided with the house remodeling over and I will be...
  20. wish I could comment on the Mustad signature...

    wish I could comment on the Mustad signature hooks, but I have way to many of the old Mustad hooks of all differnt models and sizes. I used to love the fly fishing shows years ago when they use to...
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    Tying flies to save money. I think we have beat...

    Tying flies to save money. I think we have beat that dead horse numerous times over the years on this site. Tying to save money, NO, tying to have fun, Yes.
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    Hi Byron: I can see that flies in cost has...

    Hi Byron:

    I can see that flies in cost has dropped due to the over seas input. Also see this as more competition in the fly bussiness. It does n't mean they are tied better or have detail like one...
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    Hi moadiver: How but we put a little...

    Hi moadiver:

    How but we put a little wager on that. When I set up this fall you can come over and observe. As it has been said before, he who laugh's last, laugh's best.
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    Tying and Moving

    Well the little Lady and I are moving to a new home and I started the boxing. I went and taken my flytying desk and 4 storage cabinets apart and cannot believe how much fly tying material I have...
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    Hi Allan: I use Danville 6/0 and spin it...

    Hi Allan:

    I use Danville 6/0 and spin it counter clock wise to flatten the thread and then use a Sewing needle to split it. Speaking of eye sight, my eyes changesd and I use to use a magnifier on...
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