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    Never knew there was one. Looking forward to...

    Never knew there was one. Looking forward to seeing it.
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    You're in. Welcome back!

    You're in. Welcome back!
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    Swap of the Month January 2015

    I enjoyed the effort and diversity on the Elk Hair Caddis during the 2014 swap. So, for January 2015, The Adams.

    1. Bill Houk - Parachute Adams
    2. Rick Z
    3. Gmac209 - Uncle Fester
    4. Sjo -...
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    Looks like no one has a preference so we'll start...

    Looks like no one has a preference so we'll start In order of the list.
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    If I'm tying to a pattern I'll try to match the...

    If I'm tying to a pattern I'll try to match the recipe as closely as possible. If I'm tying to fish the variations can be endless. These are not new patterns but, merely variations on styles. ...
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    Ok, one more call for participants. Of the folks...

    Ok, one more call for participants. Of the folks who have signed up, any preference for month? Otherwise, we just do the order In which we signed up.
    Thanks,
    Bill
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    Flies are done and should be in the mail Friday...

    Flies are done and should be in the mail Friday morning. Thanks all and Happy Holidays!
  8. Thread: Dear Friends

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    Sticky: Our condolences to family and friends. He lived a...

    Our condolences to family and friends. He lived a great life and touched more people than he could have imagined. Farewell and thank you, Denny.
  9. Thread: Sinking gels

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    Did not realize spit was a surfactant. Is it...

    Did not realize spit was a surfactant. Is it toxic too?
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    OK! It will be a Tabory Snake fly. Spinning...

    OK! It will be a Tabory Snake fly. Spinning deer hair is sort of coming back to me. Now, if I could just find my vice under the pile of clipped deer hair on my desk I could tie some more...
  11. Thread: hook keepers

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    I share your frustration. I have a couple of...

    I share your frustration. I have a couple of rods without hook keepers and the are PITA. All of the rods I build include hook keepers regardless of size. I think it is more a matter of economics,...
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    OK, no promises... I'm going to try something...

    OK, no promises... I'm going to try something called a Tabory Snake Fly.


    http://www.orvis.com/news/fly-fishing/tying-the-tabory-snake-fly
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    I have no life besides fishing and fly tying! oh,...

    I have no life besides fishing and fly tying! oh, yeah work but that can wait. yes, jealous! I haven't even picked a pattern yet...
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    Come on guys, November 19th!!!

    Come on guys, November 19th!!!
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    The chart Scott illustrates is a simple one. I...

    The chart Scott illustrates is a simple one. I like to see the manufacturer information on a recipe. I like to know wire weight, gap and shank length. Nothing is as bad as tying a long shank pattern...
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    Slots are still available. Join the best swap...

    Slots are still available. Join the best swap going!
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    sounds good to me as well.

    sounds good to me as well.
  18. Thread: Green Hen SBS

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    Flattery Is... Tried It with floss and a 3399....

    Flattery Is... Tried It with floss and a 3399. The extra weight may sink It just a bit faster. Hackle Is way over done. Next few will be more sparse. It usually takes me a couple dozen to figure out...
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    You asked for a review so here it is... 365 Trout...

    You asked for a review so here it is... 365 Trout Flies Patterns and Recipes for a Year of Successful Fishing By John Van Vliet and Hans Weilenmann, copyright 2013 by Voyageur Press. $30 US, L20UK,...
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    Wow! Some very nice flies arrived in the mail...

    Wow! Some very nice flies arrived in the mail today. Very good job everyone and thanks!!!
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    I have met John van Vliet and have his book. He...

    I have met John van Vliet and have his book. He Is listed as co-author with Hans. Hans' videos are the epitome of thread control. That's more then enough for me to order the book, 365 Trout Patterns...
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    I'll catch some grief for this but, my favorite...

    I'll catch some grief for this but, my favorite carp recipe is "Planked" carp. Nail the carp to a board, put it out in the hot sun for a week, throw away the fish and eat the board. ;)
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    Sjo: Speaking of "glad you made it", have you...

    Sjo:
    Speaking of "glad you made it", have you retired yet? Hope you are looking forward to it. I change my countdown to 41 on Monday...
  24. Thread: The M&M Nymph

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    I know I have some moose mane but, like oldster,...

    I know I have some moose mane but, like oldster, I'll be tracking down some body hair. Great fly and video!
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    I'm confused, trout don't mind snow...

    I'm confused, trout don't mind snow...
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