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    I have used the Uni for sometime. When I need a...

    I have used the Uni for sometime. When I need a thin body that's what I use. For a thicker body I still use Danville. To help lessen the fuzz I wax the floss just a little.
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    Collins barred duns are some of my favorites. I...

    Collins barred duns are some of my favorites. I really like the dark barred duns. I think I have four of them.
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    I just use a dubbing needle. I don't care for...

    I just use a dubbing needle. I don't care for brushes, the needle lets me put the cement where and how much I want.
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    The first time I saw that fly was at Divide Fly...

    The first time I saw that fly was at Divide Fly Shop in Divide,MT. To this day it is still one of the hottest fly on the Big Hole. I tye it in the original form, purple lava lace, the rest tyed like...
  5. Thread: CDC Question

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    In a word, yes. I don't use them that much...

    In a word, yes. I don't use them that much because I just use regular cdc. When I do use puffs I use them for posts on emergers, klinks and some parachutes.
  6. Thread: Skunk?

    by narcodog
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    I have tyed a few with skunk, both black and...

    I have tyed a few with skunk, both black and white and red and white. As was stated the white makes nice hair wings. The under fur can be used for nymphs. Oh it doesn't stink.
  7. Thread: Jackdaw

    by narcodog
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    Here are two Cookshill.com and feather...

    Here are two Cookshill.com and feather emporium.com.
  8. Thread: Jackdaw

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    You can buy jackdaw wings and heads at a pretty...

    You can buy jackdaw wings and heads at a pretty fair price, if that is not in your budget, you can use starling, as stated, or crow.
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    No, swivel is needed and most likely would be a...

    No, swivel is needed and most likely would be a detriment. If it's twisting up then just from time to time pull it through your fingers. I have been using furled leaders for about six years and about...
  10. Thread: Head cement?

    by narcodog
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    I like o go with history. Both the Dette's and...

    I like o go with history. Both the Dette's and Darby's used lacquer on the heads of their flies. Mary Dette and her grandson still use it on their flies. Noe when tying North Country flies I wax the...
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    I don't have any Simms but I have been looking at...

    I don't have any Simms but I have been looking at them. A friend of mine is a guide and he told me that the G3's which he has are very warm. He prefers the Headwaters. Still Gortex but somewhat...
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    Try Veevus, has outstanding strength, small...

    Try Veevus, has outstanding strength, small diameter and if doing loop dubbing makes a very nice small loop.
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    I've used it on some North Country flies.

    I've used it on some North Country flies.
  14. Thread: Waterproofing

    by narcodog
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    Not to start a war but if you go to the WD40 web...

    Not to start a war but if you go to the WD40 web site you'll see that they classify it as a lubricant along with many other uses. It was used as a firearms lub for many years until it was determined...
  15. Thread: Waterproofing

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    Heck no that would be the worst stuff to use....

    Heck no that would be the worst stuff to use. First it is toxic and next it does not dry out. It's a lubricant. If you want to use something getb some a bottle of "WaterShed".
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    I still have my first fly I tyed in 1959.

    I still have my first fly I tyed in 1959.
  17. I have used both long and short rods on the same...

    I have used both long and short rods on the same streams you are looking at. The rod that I have found to be the best for me is the TenkaraUSA's Rhodo. 81/2 to 10 1/2 ft.
    For line I would recommend...
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    When I was tying at the IFFF Fair I was given...

    When I was tying at the IFFF Fair I was given some. I tried some last night, some are UV some not. I had trouble getting them to mate with my beads, in fact turned them around for a better fit. Not...
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    http://www.sparsegraymatter.com for Catskill...

    http://www.sparsegraymatter.com for Catskill style
    http://www.flymphforum.com soft hackles.
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    July is hopper season along with some PMD's and...

    July is hopper season along with some PMD's and rusty spinners.
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    Sorry to hear that. I had them repair two Bamboo...

    Sorry to hear that. I had them repair two Bamboo rods and the both took six months or there abouts. I was very satisfied with their service.
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    I bought some very nice stuff at Blue Ribbon...

    I bought some very nice stuff at Blue Ribbon Flies. It was I saw it I had to have it.
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    I don't use indicators but I have heard great...

    I don't use indicators but I have heard great reviews from folks that have used the NZ system.
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    I have been to YNP many times some for fishing...

    I have been to YNP many times some for fishing others not. If your gonna be there for just three days I would stay at Roosevelt. That way you can get to do the chuck wagon, well worth it, but you do...
  25. Thread: Peacock

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    I am always on the search of good eyes. I have...

    I am always on the search of good eyes. I have been told that the bird needs to be more than two years old. I did buy some premium eyes for Dette Trout Flies last year. Joe hand sorts them and the...
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