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  1. Thread: Mentoring

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    how bt a 2 or 3"long zonker strip

    how bt a 2 or 3"long zonker strip
  2. Thread: Sparseness

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    ray, i have been sitting here trying to figure...

    ray,

    i have been sitting here trying to figure out how to really answer your question, and find that without doing a heck of a lot of research i cant.

    i do know that if i look thru my...
  3. Thread: tippet rings

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    thanks for the replies guys sounds like...

    thanks for the replies guys

    sounds like hanging a dropper from one should be okay
  4. Thread: tippet rings

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    tippet rings

    has anybody got any experience with fish being shy of tippet rings
  5. steve, thanks for the help and input . hope...

    steve,

    thanks for the help and input . hope things take a turn in the right direction for you
  6. Thread: Caddis herl

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    try using olive colored snowshoe rabbits foot as...

    try using olive colored snowshoe rabbits foot as dubbing for the body, and light dun for the wing. it will float like a cork
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    for the past 15 or so years ive used a wooden...

    for the past 15 or so years ive used a wooden dowel, about the size of a pencil with a screw eye in both ends of the dowel. one end is hooked to a zinger on my vest, the other end I open up the screw...
  8. steve, sorry to hear you took a dinger in the...

    steve, sorry to hear you took a dinger in the nasty weather we have been having this winter , I think everyone is having some difficulties in dealing with mother nature this year. as for the fly...
  9. Thread: The Mayflyer

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    i wonder if its a discoloration caused by heat...

    i wonder if its a discoloration caused by heat treating
  10. Thread: The Mayflyer

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    im not a metalurgist, but my guess would brass,...

    im not a metalurgist, but my guess would brass, i think copper would be to soft and the jaws would crack after very little use
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    what i have used on saltwater flies, such, as a...

    what i have used on saltwater flies, such, as a lefty's deceiver and deer hair bass bugs is goop.
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    guys, thanks for all the great input. the...

    guys,

    thanks for all the great input. the reason i asked the question to begin with is i am having a lot of trouble with knot strength and slippage with 5x fluoro tippet material and was thinking...
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    fluoro tippet sizes

    from what i have read, fluoro carbon line is invisible to the fish. if this is true, then what is the advantage to using 6x tippet over 4x. the reason for my question is right now i carry with me...
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    tailingloop, went back and checked the article...

    tailingloop,

    went back and checked the article to see if he was doing something different. been using the same method since about year 2000 , and still think you get a hinging effect.
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    what tailingloop said. only thing i would add...

    what tailingloop said.

    only thing i would add is that i use this connection for fly line to backing only, not at the leader connection. i feel that the transition from fly line to braided nylon is...
  16. Thread: An Adamson

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    nice looking fly byron, im guessing the wing...

    nice looking fly byron,

    im guessing the wing is also barred dark ginger. i dont recognize the pattern name, have you renamed this variation so that i dont get it confused with a real adams dry fly...
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    nice looking fly byron, have you considered a...

    nice looking fly byron,

    have you considered a couple light cahills, hendricksons, or quill gordons. dont know where you fish at but back in the mid 60's about all i would throw was a light or dark...
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    nice looking pattern. really like the tip on...

    nice looking pattern.

    really like the tip on making the eyes, never thought of using beads on the burnt mono. think that their maybe a lot of eyes in my future
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    nice tutorial are they going to pick it up as...

    nice tutorial

    are they going to pick it up as a fotw

    thanks byron
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    right now , i use a tmc 2457, i tie a size 16 fly...

    right now , i use a tmc 2457, i tie a size 16 fly on a size 12 hook. the smaller body on a larger wide gap seems to have improved my hook up ratio.
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    take a look at al campbells work on this web site

    take a look at al campbells work on this web site
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    i use the same method as desribed on charlies fly...

    i use the same method as desribed on charlies fly box, but i find the hackle splays around the hook shank much easier if i trim the butt end from the hackle before tightening the first two loose...
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    scottp, thanks for another way to skin the...

    scottp,

    thanks for another way to skin the cat. i would think the barbule butt ends , as short as they are might add a little bulk and buggieness to the head of the nymph.
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    what are you using to coat your zebra midges...

    what are you using to coat your zebra midges with, looks like it would make them a lot more durable
  25. Thread: Uv2?

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    planettrout, i agree completely, loved the...

    planettrout,

    i agree completely, loved the post.
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