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  1. Thread: Dropper rig?

    by Harebear
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    Dropper rig?

    :grin:Hi all. I am heading out for a weekend of nymphing and wanted to try a dropper rig for the first time. Just wanted to see what everyone thought on the most productive approach, IE 2 or 3 flies...
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    Actually I did tink about an improper mix so when...

    Actually I did tink about an improper mix so when I did my pot test I mixed in a plsatic medicine cup. I used 3cc each of resin and hardener thinking that the more I use the smaller the error factor....
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    flex coat issues

    Hi all. I recently got some new bottles of regular high build 50-50 flex coat. I mixed it on foil for about 4 minutes as I always have and coated my wraps. I let it rotate fro 3 hjours and checked...
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    This used to be my wife's flipflop

    3639Trash to treasure....You've gotta love tying foam flies!
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    Ah... The eye crossing thing. I forgot to mention...

    Ah... The eye crossing thing. I forgot to mention that I only have vision in one eye. Lost my right eye when I was six to a tomato stake, so the stereo vision isn't a problem. My situation may be...
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    A new way of tying for me... but I like it.

    Hi all. I recently started using a large magnifying glass for tying. I got it at Lowes, it's mounted on an articulated arm and has a light and reflector. It took a couple of flies before I got used...
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    Wow! WHere do I start. Tying goose biot tails...

    Wow! WHere do I start. Tying goose biot tails evenly and flat, Folding hackle for a wet pattern kills me, and spent wings. LOL a labor of love I guess.
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    Hi Raw. The VA nonresident for 5 days is $16....

    Hi Raw. The VA nonresident for 5 days is $16. That's just hte freshwater license. If you're going for trout in any stocked waters, you'll have to add another $36. If you haven;t already, vheck out...
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    What's your favorite fly fishing tip!

    I love to run across little tips and suggestions that seem to make a world of difference and make things go smooth. I actually have two I'd like to post.
    1. The super glue knot: I picked this one...
  10. Thread: rotary vice

    by Harebear
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    I tie probably 50% bass bugs and poppers and 50%...

    I tie probably 50% bass bugs and poppers and 50% trout flies and did so for many years on a simple thompson A vise. After a bit of research and a fairly empty pocket, I bought a danvise. Love the...
  11. I'm gonna try it all. Thanks guys

    I'm gonna try it all. Thanks guys
  12. Should I mess with a tried and true recipe?

    I'm planning on tying some mosquitos tonight and was wondering... has anyone ever substituted a different color for the wings? I have alot more med dun than I do grizzly. Do You think it would make...
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    Jim Hatch is the man!

    I just tried Jim's dremel foam popper heads for the first time tonight and its amazing how quickly they shape up. About 15 seconds per head. I did make one slight adjustment. I used the upholstery...
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    Actually they now have a formula for cracks and...

    Actually they now have a formula for cracks and gaps that fills upt to a 1/2 inch. must not expand quite as much. If that's the case then a nice bead of foam should make nice poppers.
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    Great stuff foam for popper bodies?

    I'm sure this subject has been covered at some time or other, but I couldn't find any relevant threads. Has anyone tried using the "great foam" sealer in a can to make popper bodies? They claim it's...
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    Soooo.... Let's talk dubbing!

    The question of the day....what is your favorite method to apply dubbing? I use the old counter-clockwise twist onto the thread and away you go. But I just saw a video online where a guy ties in a...
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    Which cape to choose....?

    I'm getting ready to stock up on some tying supplies and had a question for all you Hook & Hack people. I was looking at the metz # half capes and the H&H half capes. I've used metz and know pretty...
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    My cat won't let me come near him...So I think I...

    My cat won't let me come near him...So I think I have the solution. I'm just about finished with a new 18' 25wt rod. I am having trouble finding fly line though.
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    You're right about the cork, more holes to fill....

    You're right about the cork, more holes to fill. I usually use thin coats of flat white and sand them between coats to fill. I guess I just never got away from the cork. I do use balsa pretty much...
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    FYI on corks for poppers

    Quite often I'm the last one to find out about good deals, but I figured I'd pass on a good deal. I found a website that sells 2 different grades of tapered cork for prertty cheap. Standard grade for...
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    Thanks muchly. I was trying some new foam...

    Thanks muchly. I was trying some new foam patterns that recommended only coating half the fly with top coat. I didn't want to end up with a half naked fly! Thanks again.
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    Are these paints waterproof

    I've been tying some foam patterns and I decided to try the prismacolor art markers for color. Does anyone know if these markers are waterproof, or should I clearcoat over the color? Thanks for any...
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    Something to pay attention to next time you watch...

    Something to pay attention to next time you watch the movie. I don't know why I noticed this, but having worked in television in the past, I'm weird about paying close attention to things. In the...
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    Wader question

    Hi everyone. Just a quick question. I have Hodgeman canvas felt sole hippers that I like alot but I'm getting to the point where I might need a repair after a few years of use. I haven't checked...
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    I did use one unusual foam source that got me in...

    I did use one unusual foam source that got me in a bit of hot water with my kids. I was running a bath for them one night and noticed that the letters that they play with in the bath...
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