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    I think Chris Helm used and recommended Anvils...

    I think Chris Helm used and recommended Anvils prior to marketing scissors he eventually sourced from Europe. Specifically, I believe it was one of the models with two serrated blades (70AC2 or...
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    Byron, regarding the Anvil scissors... I have...

    Byron, regarding the Anvil scissors...

    I have several pair of the red-handled Thompson ICE scissors that were very similar to, and presumably manufactured by, Anvil. I also have the blue-handled...
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    Byron, you must have the tungsten carbide version...

    Byron, you must have the tungsten carbide version (black loops) which I understand lack serrations altogether. The std "gold loop" hair scissors are ~$16-17.

    Barbers/stylists pay about $25 to...
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    Synthetic vs Synthetic "Similar" may work...

    Synthetic vs Synthetic
    "Similar" may work equally well for some applications, but not necessarily the same for all applications. If the less costly alternative works for your purpose, there's no...
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    Only one blade is serrated; sharpen the plain...

    Only one blade is serrated; sharpen the plain edge blade if you wish, not the serrated blade.

    IMO, for $15, I consider them disposables.
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    I took "right now" as a reference to this time of...

    I took "right now" as a reference to this time of the season,...when flows are reduced, and the trout have seen a plethora of imitations. Never considered another interpretation.
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    There is no consensus, and it's not a conspiracy.

    There is no consensus, and it's not a conspiracy.
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    Just buy plain brass, unplated beads. They still...

    Just buy plain brass, unplated beads. They still sell them. If they haven't tarnished enough by the time you wish to use them, you can choose from a number of methods for advance aging brass.
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  9. Thread: Softex solvent

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    got naphtha?

    got naphtha?
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    A magnet,...which would be useless for me.

    A magnet,...which would be useless for me.
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    Some people reading this thread may not be aware...

    Some people reading this thread may not be aware that the original Regal vise [that was sold for many years before the current Medallion model] only offered head angle adjustment; there was no means...
  12. The magic is in the hands. The guy could tie the...

    The magic is in the hands. The guy could tie the same quality fly on a rusty Thompson B.
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    That's a pretty good demo of the rolled wing...

    That's a pretty good demo of the rolled wing technique. His use of paper as a model helps the viewer understand the folds.

    It's a good method for making use of a feather that lacks a mate,...
  14. The first Saturday in June used to be a free date...

    The first Saturday in June used to be a free date in CA until the geniuses in Sacramento moved it to July a few years back. I guess fishing on a holiday weekend in the hottest month in severe...
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    Thanks for the replies Bob and Allan. I've never...

    Thanks for the replies Bob and Allan. I've never fished a traditional, full-collared dry with a single wing. I imagine it being more prone to leaning over.
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    Somewhere...don't recall "where"...I read that...

    Somewhere...don't recall "where"...I read that Lee tied Wulffs with single, undivided wings. Not necessarily all or most, but allegedly some portion of the Wulffs he tied. Possibly, Dan Bailey was...
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    Spliced loop in backing. As a holdout using 30#...

    Spliced loop in backing. As a holdout using 30# micron, this is one option.
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    Well, that could be good news, but I wouldn't get...

    Well, that could be good news, but I wouldn't get my hopes up just yet.

    Putting it out there for consideration is still a long ways from the press. Many reprint proposals are abandoned after...
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    Byron, The "E/C Caddis" isn't an elk hair...

    Byron,
    The "E/C Caddis" isn't an elk hair caddis. E/C = emergent/cripple, and the two tone body of the E/C is for the same reason you described on your PMD above.
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    He can call it a Wobble Bugger if he wishes, but...

    He can call it a Wobble Bugger if he wishes, but it's a Wiggle Bug created long ago by Larry Tullis :p

    I remember the flatfish fondly. Even when I was just fishing and not catchin', they were fun...
  21. Thank you Hans. Great news! Just...

    Thank you Hans. Great news!

    Just noticed,...is the "search by material" no longer a feature of the site?
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    Sorry, Byron, I was thinking about damage due to...

    Sorry, Byron, I was thinking about damage due to banging about subsurface structure and not solely that caused by teeth,...hence holding up to fishing. I get you on what you're saying, though. ...
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    Interesting fly. Did you have a natural in mind...

    Interesting fly. Did you have a natural in mind when you tied this?

    I don't think I could get such a defined stripe on dubbing. I'm guessing you have a thorax of ice dub or similar dubbing?
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  24. Thread: Tying Tutorials

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    That was Harry Mason's (username "bones" on FAOL)...

    That was Harry Mason's (username "bones" on FAOL) site. He passed away earlier last year. I believe his son/family agreed to leave the site up for a while so others could continue to enjoy it, and...
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    Thanks Byron. Ill put it on the list.

    Thanks Byron. Ill put it on the list.
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