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    I use them for pretty much all my nymphs. Tie...

    I use them for pretty much all my nymphs. Tie then in by the tip like ScottP
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    Dave: I've only been on it a short time. I...

    Dave:
    I've only been on it a short time. I see the pop-ups but I haven't had any issues with speed. I'm using Google Chrome to access it
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    Not sure we're talking about the same forum. I'm...

    Not sure we're talking about the same forum. I'm on the North American Fly Fishing Forum.
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    My first introduction to Tenkara was about 6...

    My first introduction to Tenkara was about 6 years ago when a customer walked into my favorite fly shop while I was there with a Tenkara rod he had brought back from Japan for the owner. He showed...
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    I've been using the braided loops for many years...

    I've been using the braided loops for many years and never have had one come lose. The ones I use, I think they're Orvis, have a small piece of orange tubing on the stem just below the loop. I clip...
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    Nice tie. That's a blast from the past for me. ...

    Nice tie. That's a blast from the past for me. I tied some up year's ago when it came up in discussion on the FF@ list. If I remember correctly it was designed to be fished in riffle water. First...
  7. Thread: Iowa Smallies

    by Philly
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    Here in SE PA the white/pearl subsurface flies...

    Here in SE PA the white/pearl subsurface flies will out fish either chartreuse or yellow in the local creeks and rivers. Also done well with them in streams in central VT that hold smallmouth. ...
  8. I haven't but I'm adding it to my shopping list. ...

    I haven't but I'm adding it to my shopping list. Looking at the flies in the "add" they kinda look like tube flies. I don't see any visible hooks. The side profiles look good but I'd be willing to...
  9. Thread: Furled leaders

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    I've been using them for at least 15 years,...

    I've been using them for at least 15 years, possibly a bit longer. I've gotten mine by swapping material, hooks or flies for them. Use them mostly in fresh water for trout, pan fish and bass. A...
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    When I first started tying I went for...

    When I first started tying I went for complicated, wings, legs, split tails with the right number of tails, wing cases and legs on my nymphs. Now if you look in my trout box. It has The Usual, CDC...
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    When I was in college in NW Tennessee back in the...

    When I was in college in NW Tennessee back in the mid-70s one of the favorite activities the few of us who had wandered down to UTM during the winter was to gather on the front porch of the house...
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    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Green Weenie. ...

    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Green Weenie. Very effective on panfish. Very simple pattern to tie. You can tie it with or without a bead. Add legs, though that may make something other than...
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    Yep, so that's how you spell it. My grandmother...

    Yep, so that's how you spell it. My grandmother raised them when I was a teenager and they laid blue, green, tan and brown eggs.

    Chewydog, I'll try and take a couple of pictures when I tie them....
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    Didn't make out too bad. $100 gift certificate...

    Didn't make out too bad. $100 gift certificate for my favorite fly shop from my sister. Added to the one she gave me for my birthday last month. $200 to spend over the next month or so. My niece...
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    Back in late September I was acting as a lake...

    Back in late September I was acting as a lake guide for a Casting For Recovery retreat in South Jersey, the main purpose is to have the lady you're guiding catch some fish. We had caught a couple...
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    Comcast is like the other carriers you have to...

    Comcast is like the other carriers you have to get the "Sports Package" Part of it is the "Sportsman Channel", The Outdoor Channel and the World Fishing Network. I picked up the package mainly for...
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    Definitely an excellent show. I get the WFN. ...

    Definitely an excellent show. I get the WFN. The one thing I like about it is doesn't focus purely on trout and salmon and they do an excellent job explaining flies, tactics and tackle. I even...
  18. Thread: New Catagory?

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    You mean something like this, Alan;) 13224 ...

    You mean something like this, Alan;)

    13224

    or this

    13225
  19. Thread: Bass leader

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    Depends where I'm fishing and what size fly I'm...

    Depends where I'm fishing and what size fly I'm throwing, I use a straight piece of fluorocarbon, 5 to 6 feet long. 10# to 25#
  20. Thread: Passaic River

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    Nice Smallie. I do well with white subsurface...

    Nice Smallie. I do well with white subsurface patterns.
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    I'll have to considered getting a New Jersey...

    I'll have to considered getting a New Jersey license next year. Very nice.
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    It depends on how you make the rig. If I make an...

    It depends on how you make the rig. If I make an articulated fly now, I'm more inclined to use a barbless treble hook rather than a two hook rig. I also use the articulated shanks that are now...
  23. I'm headed up to Northern Ontario about the same...

    I'm headed up to Northern Ontario about the same time you're headed up to Leech Lake. I've had excellent luck with all white flies between 5 and 8 inches long. The majority of my pike have come...
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    I tie mine to the bend of the hook. Easiest way...

    I tie mine to the bend of the hook. Easiest way for me to do it.
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    I would go with a soft hackle Bead head pheasant...

    I would go with a soft hackle Bead head pheasant tail nymph. With the pheasant tail feathers I have I can tie them in natural, brown, olive and black. Vary the wire color, bead color and hook size...
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