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    Mr. Billy: That is good news. I will be...

    Mr. Billy:

    That is good news. I will be cutting those things down and using them later this summer.
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    I bought the gels about 9 months ago and have...

    I bought the gels about 9 months ago and have forgotten about returning so I will use them until they fall apart if I can not return them. But I was hoping to locate what will survive for the next...
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    The size of the boot would be a 10.

    The size of the boot would be a 10.
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    boot sole inserts - what to get

    I bought some gel sole inserts for my wading boots but a call to the manufacturer says that they will not last being in the water all the time.
    These are Spenco Gel comfort insoles.

    Anyone...
  5. I had some similar sunglasses years ago but I had...

    I had some similar sunglasses years ago but I had problems watching my step on the river bottom because the change in depth perception between looking directly in front of my feet and then looking a...
  6. Thread: Cam cleats

    by Scruffy Fly
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    Cam cleats are different from clam cleats. As...

    Cam cleats are different from clam cleats. As catamaran sailor I preferred cam cleats for things where I had to reposition my hands a lot and did not have use of both hands to do the job.

    this...
  7. I have seen Mr. Betts tie flies several times...

    I have seen Mr. Betts tie flies several times each time without a vise. I was always impressed with the show case quality salmon flies that he tied. I was even more impressed with the feathers he...
  8. You will find that the cast reals are generally...

    You will find that the cast reals are generally painted. The machine bodies can be painted or anodized. If they are hard anodized they will be more resistant to corrosion especially on the sharp...
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    http://www.danica.com/flytier/dsmith/double_humpy....

    http://www.danica.com/flytier/dsmith/double_humpy.htm
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    I don't bother to glue them any more but I used...

    I don't bother to glue them any more but I used to use "Griffiths thin" head cement. after finishing the knot. It wicks all the way into the thread without leaving any build up on the hackle fibers....
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    I also have one of those test clips on my fishing...

    I also have one of those test clips on my fishing vest to hold flies especially those size 24 and smaller flies while tying them to the tippet. Helps prevent me from dropping the darn flie. Also...
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    Dave's Fleximent is commonly used on wings like...

    Dave's Fleximent is commonly used on wings like that to bind the fibers together.
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    I use Hans Van Klinken's method for whip...

    I use Hans Van Klinken's method for whip finishing around the post. It makes the whip finish feel natural and easier to do.

    Some of the time I do catch some fibers under the thread but they are...
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    Any not is not worth a darn if you cannot tie it...

    Any not is not worth a darn if you cannot tie it reliably and repeatable. For the longest time I used to have troubles with both clinch and improved clinch slipping. Then finally I got it. I don't...
  15. Thread: Orange fly

    by Scruffy Fly
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    look on the web at charlies flybox and look up...

    look on the web at charlies flybox and look up the tutorial on "the heater"

    Oh, I am forgetting one of my favorite flies. The orange asher. There are recipes on the web for this.
  16. Thread: Orange fly

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    There is an old FAOL fly of the week called the...

    There is an old FAOL fly of the week called the "Orange Shellback" (2003-2004 Volume 7) -

    I have forgotten about this fly but it was a good nymph for me late summer and fall.

    Maybe one of...
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    Organza is a material used for wedding veils. ...

    Organza is a material used for wedding veils. You have to pull the fibers apart but that is easy enough to do because of the loose weave.
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    Flybugpa's idea about using two different flies...

    Flybugpa's idea about using two different flies with different colored post should take care of any concerns about a fish avoiding the bright color. Just set the hook on any funny thing happening...
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    Acrylic has a density of 1.15 to 1.2 grams per...

    Acrylic has a density of 1.15 to 1.2 grams per cubic centimeter. This is more dense than water thus it will tend to sink. It can absorb a little water (2%)

    Polypropylene has a density of .86...
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    A lot of people use organza fibers for the spent...

    A lot of people use organza fibers for the spent wings. Go to Joan's fabrics. Tell them you are a fly fisherman and want some organza. They will know right away what you want and they will...
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    I had a harder time keeping track of my flies...

    I had a harder time keeping track of my flies this year, also. I have used hot orange turkey flats for post with good success in the past. I use an orange indicator a lot and a good number of times...
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    Greenbacks and brookies are two of the prettiest...

    Greenbacks and brookies are two of the prettiest but ya gatto give the edge to a fish that comes back from extinction. The Greenback cutthroat trout:

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    [QUOTE=JohnScott;353059] ...

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    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj218/jfs_photo/P2270026.jpg

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    I was looking up another fly that was listed on a few peoples gotta have flies list and...
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    New Mexico is evaluating the banning of felt...

    New Mexico is evaluating the banning of felt soles on public waters beginning in 2011


    http://www.abqjournal.com/hotdigs/story.php?title=-4465
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    I enjoyed reading your report. I used to drive...

    I enjoyed reading your report. I used to drive from Denison Tx to CB once a month for about a year before moving to CB. Lived there for a couple of years. But it has been a number of years since I...
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