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    Bruce, I have used it in a dubbing loop to make...

    Bruce, I have used it in a dubbing loop to make bodies which you can then trim to shape. If you have the lighter colored stuff, it takes die really well. I use the alpaca fur to make heads on...
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    Scott, Do you use a gallows tool to keep the...

    Scott,

    Do you use a gallows tool to keep the post straight while you wrap the hackle?

    Alberto
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    Wayne, How was the trip? Alberto

    Wayne,

    How was the trip?

    Alberto
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    Sub-surface: Any crawfish pattern with lots of...

    Sub-surface: Any crawfish pattern with lots of wiggle, Clousers, Marabou Muddlers, olive Conehead Combos, black Conehead Combos, and Murray's Hellgrammite.

    Top water: I love fishing deer hair bass...
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    RHenn, That is some beautiful deer hair work!...

    RHenn,

    That is some beautiful deer hair work!

    What material did you use for the tail on the yellow and black one? It looks synthetic but I can't tell. I like to use synthetics on the tail of my...
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    Has anybody ever tried using Bombers? I tied a...

    Has anybody ever tried using Bombers? I tied a few for this season:

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    Alberto
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    There is a similar post on the Fly Tying Forum,...

    There is a similar post on the Fly Tying Forum, I'm copying my reply from that one:

    Your best source for techniques are the Chris Helms DVD's (that is how I learned). He also sells lots of...
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    Your best source for techniques are the Chris...

    Your best source for techniques are the Chris Helms DVD's (that is how I learned). He also sells lots of materials for deer hair bugs. I find the deer hair I get from him is of the best quality...
  9. I wanted to thank everyone for their...

    I wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations and advice. I ended up purchasing a Type III PFD from Bass Pro, the Ascend Paddling Fishing Life jacket. It was very comfortable once I adjusted...
  10. Finally spent some time at the bench this winter

    After a long hiatus from tying (almost two years) I was finally motivated to get back on the bench. At the beginning of the winter I gave away most of my flies and decided to start fresh. Below are...
  11. Thread: PFD's

    by Alberto
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    Melk, I should have come here too! I just...

    Melk,

    I should have come here too! I just posted the same thing in the main board. I'm looking for a PFD to use on my float tube. One of my good buddies got swamped by a speed boat on...
  12. Life vest recommendation for fishing off a pontoon boat.

    After a close call by a friend (almost got hit by a motor boat while fishing from his kayak this past summer) I think it is best if I start wearing a life vest while I fish from my float tube. I was...
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    Scott, thanks so much for the SBS's you are...

    Scott, thanks so much for the SBS's you are posting. Many of your techniques and a number of the patterns have made their way into my fly boxes this winter.

    I use that hook to tie pencil poppers...
  14. WayneC, Glad to see you are getting lots of...

    WayneC,

    Glad to see you are getting lots of fly tying done and that you are enjoying it! Thanks to you and the other vets in the class.

    Alberto
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    Scott, I have always liked the look of Jack...

    Scott,

    I have always liked the look of Jack Gartside's flies. Three came off my bench today and now reside in my streamer box.

    Thanks for another great SBS,

    Alberto
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    Scott, Another great SBS, thanks! For mixing...

    Scott,

    Another great SBS, thanks! For mixing deer hair, another technique you can use is by using your hair stacker. This only lets you do it one clump at a time but gives the same effect. Put...
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    Nice job on the fly! I specially like how the rib...

    Nice job on the fly! I specially like how the rib spacing increases from tail to head, like in a natural.

    Alberto
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    Lovely pattern! I specially like the way you did...

    Lovely pattern! I specially like the way you did the legs. I normally tied my PT's without legs...not anymore.

    Alberto
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    Byron, I like to use calf body for the wings...

    Byron,

    I like to use calf body for the wings on mine. Also, I use some super fine gold wire as a rib to protect the peacock herl and floss body.

    Regards,

    Alberto
  20. Thread: Funny Material

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    Although I have not done this, I have seen that...

    Although I have not done this, I have seen that kind of netting used as a scale-pattern "template" when spry-painting balsa-wood poppers.

    Here is an FAOL article in which the technique is...
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    That is a great friend to have although some...

    That is a great friend to have although some might object to his taste in Christmas tree decorations...

    Alberto
  22. Thread: Moorhen & Gold

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    Hans, I love the markings on the coot feather....

    Hans,

    I love the markings on the coot feather. Is there a possibility you could post a photo of a single feather to see what the markings look like prior to hackling?

    Regards,

    Alberto
  23. Thread: Montberg SBS

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    Another pattern to add to my collection of spun...

    Another pattern to add to my collection of spun deer hair flies.

    Thanks!
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    Free hook storage boxes

    After switching to a new-to-me fly tying desk, I found some extra "hook storage" boxes that I wont be using and thought maybe somebody on this BB might want. Here is a photo:

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    There are 3,...
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    Hans, for the wire body and rib, did you start...

    Hans, for the wire body and rib, did you start winding at the eye, worked back, and then ribbed it?

    If it is, that is a nice technique.

    Alberto
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