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  1. Thread: brass beads

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    i buy all my beads from a local shop in bull...

    i buy all my beads from a local shop in bull shoals Arkansas. im not sure that he has barbell eyes, but I can get tungsten beads from him, cheaper than I can get brass from anyone else. the place is...
  2. Thread: Hook size ?

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    jay, you are 100% correct. I never even...

    jay, you are 100% correct. I never even considered odd number hooks and considered the slight variation in shank length a manufacturing tolerance.

    ive been tieing since 1960, and can honestly say...
  3. Thread: Hook size ?

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    i don't know if there is a chart out there that...

    i don't know if there is a chart out there that breaks it down or not, but I do know that most hook company web sites have an explanation to there hooks sizes and patterns. before mustad changed...
  4. Thread: Mcflylon

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    thanks for the response's guys, I think bruce...

    thanks for the response's guys, I think bruce told me what I needed to know.

    thanks again
  5. Thread: Mcflylon

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    Mcflylon

    anybody have any experience with this material, im thinking of substituting it for snowshoe rabbit for wings on my caddis dries. was wondering about its floatability.

    thanks
  6. Thread: Craft Fur?

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    don't know for sure, but my guess would be the...

    don't know for sure, but my guess would be the only difference between the craft fur you get at walmart, and the craft fur you get at the fly shop would be the price. I tried craft fur for clousers ...
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    try a haystacks

    try a haystacks
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    thorarinna, besides going thru the normal...

    thorarinna,

    besides going thru the normal freeze and thaw routine and storing in zip lock bags , I also put some cedar chips in my containers, much like one would do when storing clothing in a...
  9. Thread: prince nymph

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    all, thanks for the responses, I think ill stick...

    all, thanks for the responses, I think ill stick with the original pattern with the biots turned up.

    thank again
  10. Thread: prince nymph

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    prince nymph

    im about to tie a couple dozen prince nymphs and prior to starting I checked my pattern books for the material requirements. my books list this patterns as a , "brown forked tail", which I believe is...
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    a couple years back, I got tired of paying high...

    a couple years back, I got tired of paying high dollar for poor quality saddle hackle for making wooly boogers. I ran across a pattern on this web site called, a pine squirrel cheater. it uses zonked...
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    I got tired of the frizzes with the floss and...

    I got tired of the frizzes with the floss and started using antron yarn. no more frizz !! but antron does not change color when wet, like the floss does , so you may need to adjust your body colors...
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    push in when you turn the key. in an unlocked...

    push in when you turn the key.

    in an unlocked position the barrel of the lock should extend outward from the lock body, it is spring loaded to pop out when it is unlocked. you should be able to...
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    thru mine out about 15 years ago, the plastics...

    thru mine out about 15 years ago, the plastics threads finally stripped out
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih0DZwYSsHI ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih0DZwYSsHI

    see if this helps
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    derik, do a search on Housatonic meadows , its...

    derik,

    do a search on Housatonic meadows , its about 35 or so miles north of Danbury on route 7/25. should be a couple of fly shops in the kent falls/ cornwall bridge area that can help you out ....
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    I don't know that the two leader segments need...

    I don't know that the two leader segments need to be closely matched. I have been using 9 foot 3x leaders , tying a tippet ring to the end and then most times tying 4lb test fluorocarbon to the...
  18. Thread: tippet rings

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    thanks for the help guys, now all I have to do is...

    thanks for the help guys, now all I have to do is learn how to cast a two fly rig again.
  19. Thread: tippet rings

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    tippet rings

    I started using tippet rings a couple of years back, and It sure has cut down on the number
    of tapered leaders I buy each year. recently I have taken up fishing soft hackles again. back in the...
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    had the same thing happen to me a couple weeks...

    had the same thing happen to me a couple weeks back who would think that a fly fishing site would be on some scammers to do list
  21. Thread: Skunk?

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    according to my universal fly tying guide by dick...

    according to my universal fly tying guide by dick stewart, copy write 1979 , the pattern listed on page 45 called the skunk. uses both black and white skunk tail.
  22. Thread: Au Sable

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    if he plans on fishing it around the 10'th of...

    if he plans on fishing it around the 10'th of june , I would send him some white wullfs, size 8 and 10, and some golden stone nymphs 8,10,12. maybe a few barrs graphic caddis, tan, size 14
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    back in the early 70's I used to use a steel head...

    back in the early 70's I used to use a steel head pattern, called a thor. seems to me it was a red chennile body, white calf tail wing, and a brown hackle throat. tied it on a size 4 or 6 mustad...
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    zebra midge ...

    zebra midge


    http://bethefly.com/fly-pattern-2-the-zebra-midge/
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    it is a basic zebra midge. some are tied using...

    it is a basic zebra midge. some are tied using holographic tinsel in every .color under the rainbow. they may go by various names, ruby midge, root beer midge, crystal midge etc., but they are still...
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