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    I. Start by reading Helm's interview deerhair...

    I. Start by reading Helm's interview deerhair in Hatches: https://www.hatchesmagazine.com/page/may2006/175

    II. Purchase Helm's CD... Chris Helms is a fantastic tyer and his CD is great - a...
  2. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    As one who has (off and on) collected "woodie"...

    As one who has (off and on) collected "woodie" feathers for fly tyers more than 30 years, please let me explain a few gut-wrenching facts to ya'...

    Wood ducks are not rare. Wood ducks fly south...
  3. Thread: Polar Bear

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    A friend picked up some patches in Barrow,...

    A friend picked up some patches in Barrow, Alaska, that were sold with a small hole and a small key chain attached. These pieces were signed by the native craftsman (lady). The hair is beautify. ...
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    Don't go there... That dog will bite you! HA!

    Don't go there... That dog will bite you! HA!
  5. Thread: Fly Club

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    John Maddox and Ray Emerson are just two of great...

    John Maddox and Ray Emerson are just two of great tyers in that International Federation of Fly Fishers club. You a will have a great time with those folks!
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    Are ya' a "boat guy" or do you primarily wade? ...

    Are ya' a "boat guy" or do you primarily wade?

    Single foots tend to be a little more delicate, so if you primarily fish out of a boat, I'd suggest snakes...

    But in the end, it's personal...
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    There are a ton in instructions, tutorials and...

    There are a ton in instructions, tutorials and easy to follow "How To's" dealing with LEDs on the Instructibles website:

    http://www.instructables.com/
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    It is a wonder short piece of video... Thanks

    It is a wonder short piece of video...

    Thanks
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    Moccasins... Moccasins are like gators, we see...

    Moccasins... Moccasins are like gators, we see um all the time but they have no real bearing on our life.... Just part of the window dressing of our life. Of course we NEVER use float tubes! HA!!
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    12489 Haven't tried this, but I cann't think of...

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    Haven't tried this, but I cann't think of a better pattern: Rob Meade's 2/0 Gutless Prawn.
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    Currently there are four International Federation...

    Currently there are four International Federation of Fly Fisher clubs in Mississippi, and there may soon be a fifth.


    The Magnolia Fly Fishers is based in Jackson. This club was founded in 2001...
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    Try Michael Verduin's "Cap Spider" instructions...

    Try Michael Verduin's "Cap Spider" instructions on You Tube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzZekzILGRI
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    Invest in a pair of Xuron FF-1 pliers and you'll...

    Invest in a pair of Xuron FF-1 pliers and you'll never have to worry about finding barbless hooks again, 'cuz these plirers do such a marvelous job of flattening your barbs...
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    Check out all the articles on the warm water...

    Check out all the articles on the warm water flies tied with eyelash yarn that Rick Ziegler has posted on FAOL...
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    I too own a bunch of 'em. Still my favorite...

    I too own a bunch of 'em.

    Still my favorite bobbins.

    After 30 yr.s they still preform wonderfully, that is as long as ya' stay away from Kevlar... But even then, a little polishing of the tube...
  16. 24th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous, Zwolle, LA -Nov 1-3

    The 24th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous at North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle, LA, begins Friday around 3PM, November 1th and continues through Sunday morning the 3th.


    What is the North...
  17. The North Toledo Bend Rendezvous Nov. 1-3 at the North Toledo Bend State Park, LA

    The 24th gathering of fly tyers known as The North Toledo Bend Rendezvous will be held Nov. 1-3 at the North Toledo Bend State Park, near Zwolle, LA.

    This event is hosted by the Piney Woods Fly...
  18. Thread: Anchors?

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    Think about it... a bass boat with huge motor...

    Think about it... a bass boat with huge motor uses a 10 - 15# weight.

    Now exactly how much do u really need for a canoe or kayak?

    We use 1/2# and 1# weights... work very well, even in light...
  19. Thread: Anchors?

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    Always try a lighter anchor, you'll be pleasantly...

    Always try a lighter anchor, you'll be pleasantly surprised how little weight is actually necessary to hold a kayak or canoe...
  20. It hasn't yet, but as Karen comes ashore, it will...

    It hasn't yet, but as Karen comes ashore, it will be interesting to see if FEMA and related Federal agencies respond in a timely manner... and that will have direct effects upon my life/work!
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    I to am lucky enough to have known Royce for many...

    I to am lucky enough to have known Royce for many years,as he was a regular for many years at the Southern Council FFF Conclaves throughout the 80' and 90's...

    Royce is undoubtedly one of the...
  22. Sold? You can sell your old rods? I thought...

    Sold? You can sell your old rods?

    I thought that all the old rods went into the "rod barrel" in my son's closet... That's what happens to the 30 or so at our house... cause ya' know everything...
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    Those wings don't look like mallard to me...way...

    Those wings don't look like mallard to me...way to much color in 'em.
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    Notice those smaller sizes... We've caught a ton...

    Notice those smaller sizes... We've caught a ton of trout on 14's and 16's...
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    bingo.....

    bingo.....
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