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    Thanks Scott. For this post and all the others....

    Thanks Scott. For this post and all the others. Your are an inspiration to me. This one is a winner for sure. I gotta try it!
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    Sticky: Warren, I have read many of your posts and feel...

    Warren, I have read many of your posts and feel like you are a very special person. I wish you the best and I am looking forward to reading your thoughts again soon. Best regards, Oldster
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    Nice pics Byron! Why are you not on the way to...

    Nice pics Byron! Why are you not on the way to join him?
  4. free fly tying tools, but you pay a price!

    Surgical instruments can sometimes be yours for the asking. Having visiting the emergency room a few times, I have discovered that some surgical kits are disposable so the next time you get patched...
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    Sbs

    Step by step
  6. Thread: The Beaverkill

    by oldster
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    Thanks to all for correcting me on some...

    Thanks to all for correcting me on some traditional Catskill fly dimensions. My first dry fly was a light Cahill tied by Art Flick's directions.
    No offense was intended to Martin and to his credit...
  7. Thread: The Beaverkill

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    Very nicely tied Martin. I think they would float...

    Very nicely tied Martin. I think they would float better If the hackle was shorter, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hook gape. Also I would tie the wing shorter, about shank length. Thanks for posting. Hope to see...
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    Very nice Scott. I like the PT shellback and tail...

    Very nice Scott. I like the PT shellback and tail on this fly and previous ones you have shared with us. I haven't tried this method yet, but I will!
  9. I tied up some Tomah Joes trying to find patterns...

    I tied up some Tomah Joes trying to find patterns that I could use barred Wood duck with. They 're a pretty fly and they do catch fish !
  10. Thread: Bamboo rod kit

    by oldster
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    Thanks for your answers. Have you both built one?

    Thanks for your answers. Have you both built one?
  11. Thread: Bamboo rod kit

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    Bamboo rod kit

    Anyone have experience with Hook & hackle's Bamboo kit?
  12. Thread: Bamboo rod kit

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    Bamboo rod kit

    Anyone have experience with Hook & hackle's Bamboo kit?
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    I've been using this method since I first saw it....

    I've been using this method since I first saw it. Works great. I use IV tubing and polypro yarn. You can usually get by without the tool (just bend the leader over, hold it tight and thread the loop...
  14. Thread: The M&M Nymph

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    I'll order some moose hair. I really like the way...

    I'll order some moose hair. I really like the way it looks on your nymph. Thanks for sharing.
  15. Thread: The M&M Nymph

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    Nice tie Ralph but I'm all out of Moose hair. ...

    Nice tie Ralph but I'm all out of Moose hair.

    Oldster
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    Thanks for 17 years of entertaining me. You have...

    Thanks for 17 years of entertaining me. You have a great site and it is greatly appreciated. Oldster
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    Thanks for the correction, redietz. I didn't know...

    Thanks for the correction, redietz. I didn't know it was based on diameter. Now, if we could get the line makers to just post the weight of the first 30 ft instead of "slightlier heavier to load...
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    I tie both ways, fancier for flys I give away and...

    I tie both ways, fancier for flys I give away and simpler for myself. For example I tie my Hare's ears with no wing case or legs. Haven't noticed in any difference in appeal to the fish. I admire...
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    The older rods used a alphabetic system of line...

    The older rods used a alphabetic system of line and rod weight. IE HCH which denotes a double taper line, front and rear tapered to size H and body is C. A GBF is a weight fwd bass taper. A level...
  20. Thread: Rio tippet

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    The knots are slipping.I know that Rio sells good...

    The knots are slipping.I know that Rio sells good products. This is a recently bought 100 yd guide spool. I have another spool of 30yd 4x Rio that i've had no problems with. I'm at aloss as to...
  21. Thread: Rio tippet

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    Rio tippet

    Has anyone have a problem with knots in Rio tippet? I have a spool of 4x which will not hald a davy knot or a 5 turn clinch knot. Also an improved clinch knot with less than 6 turns will also fail....
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    I prefer step by step. I can print it out and...

    I prefer step by step. I can print it out and take it to my vise which is in the basement. I REALLY SEE NO ATVANTAGE TO THE MOVIE BUT OTHERS LIKE IT.Whatever you decide, thanks for sharing.
    Regards,...
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    Thanks Allen. I do believe that my eyes were too...

    Thanks Allen. I do believe that my eyes were too small. Now that you both mention it, I remember the paraffin wax method. I'm gonna try the eraser method, or better yet buy some already stripped....
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    Peacock eye quills

    I recently tried burning peacock eyes and wound up with very small almost hairs. completly unusable. I was using only the eye portion, not the surrounding fibers. Did I using eyes that were too small...
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    diachi 1770 and similar hooks

    I recently inherited some swimming nymph hooks several sizes mostly size 12 and above. I'v never tied on this style hook. Any suggestions would be appeciated.
    Thanks, Oldster
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