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    More hoppers - Sweet! Keep them coming, I need...

    More hoppers - Sweet! Keep them coming, I need these patterns to know what to tie for my vacation at the end of the month. I'm not that familiar with warmwater/ panfish & smallmouth bass flies, but...
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    Perfect SBS - and just the pattern I need for...

    Perfect SBS - and just the pattern I need for some panfish lake fishing in Maine at the end of this month (July). Thanks so much!
    I know you tied on a size 10, but I'm thinking I may try it a size...
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    Long time since I posted, due to our baby being...

    Long time since I posted, due to our baby being born (3months old on June 3rd, tomorrow), but I wanted to chime in with info that I'm sure has to have been mentioned before in a different thread...
  4. Great tie Alan! I almost always grab up-eyes for...

    Great tie Alan! I almost always grab up-eyes for my dries and emergers, and down eyes for nymphs, streamers, wets, scuds, and the likes. I own but rarely use straight eyed hooks. Even for the...
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    I use this, but dilute it 3 parts to 1 part...

    I use this, but dilute it 3 parts to 1 part Acetone. Note that I use straight acetone, not nail polish remover. The remover often has additives that precipitate out and form a milky white...
  6. Thread: The GM

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    I like the wet fly "red tag", and I was thinking...

    I like the wet fly "red tag", and I was thinking that this may be a great pattern to add some dyed red hackle fibers as a tail onto... to make a dry version of the red tag, I mean. It is a great...
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    What I fear is that my wife will sell stuff for...

    What I fear is that my wife will sell stuff for what I told her I paid for them... ;)

    Seriously, and about hackle (so it is SOMEWHAT related to the original post), where does one find saddles...
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    The dubbing job is better than I could do on a...

    The dubbing job is better than I could do on a size 18, I think, and I like the CDC and deer hair idea. It's different, and while I likely wouldn't have thought to do that, I like the new idea and...
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    If you're looking for ease of use when traveling,...

    If you're looking for ease of use when traveling, I use a 3-ring binder with pages that were sold as "slide projector slide protector sheets" with individual pockets for each slide. I'd keep...
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    Beautiful flies! I'm curious if the francolin...

    Beautiful flies! I'm curious if the francolin feathers (tying-wise) are comparable to gadwall or teal? It looks to have far darker and closer-spaced barring, but I thought I'd ask.
    -ZugbugPete
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    I'll be looking for it!

    I'll be looking for it!
  12. Thread: Buzzers etc

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    I'm really blown away with the body on those,...

    I'm really blown away with the body on those, especially (as jeff puts it) the segmentation with the bulk of the stretch floss rib. I'm thinking of getting some camel dubbing or improvising with...
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    All are nice ties, and I'm sure they will all...

    All are nice ties, and I'm sure they will all catch fish, but I'm partial to the red/orange PT and the yeller fella nymph - great ties that I'll have to try for my next trip on the water. Great...
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    On the one hand I agree with you that you have to...

    On the one hand I agree with you that you have to consider the texture of the naturals, or as warren puts it, make the fly "buggy". On the other hand, you want the fly to feel like the natural, so...
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    Sad to say, the Zugbug isn't doing as well as I'd...

    Sad to say, the Zugbug isn't doing as well as I'd hope... but I still fish 'em for the fun of it :) A foam-bodied spider with rubber legs has been working well for bream. Also a chilli pepper or...
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    I do take a tying kit with me when I travel, or...

    I do take a tying kit with me when I travel, or on overnighters, but the kit always resides at the cabin / cottage (or the picnic table right outside the cottages). I find that I always have a need...
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    I just saw this now - send me your snail mail...

    I just saw this now - send me your snail mail address via PM for some goodies :) Not much, but it will get you started...
    -ZugbugPete
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    Just a complete guess here, but I would GUESS you...

    Just a complete guess here, but I would GUESS you wanted the 5.1ounce reel, since they say that is for line weights 5-6 and you would (I'm assuming here) match the line weight (5 weight line) with...
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    My flies left yesterday, but my wife said there...

    My flies left yesterday, but my wife said there may be too little postage to return it back - the scale she weighed it on was different from the postmaster's scale. So I'm sending you a pair of...
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    Impressive ties - keep them coming! The arctic...

    Impressive ties - keep them coming!
    The arctic fox on the egg pattern makes a nice veil, but the thing that caught my eye the most is the bottom fly on the 7th picture (the atlantic salmon and...
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    Man, sounds like a good time - I need to get in...

    Man, sounds like a good time - I need to get in on next year's PA fish-in!
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    Welcome DonO - small world, first seeing you on...

    Welcome DonO - small world, first seeing you on VFB and now here on FAOL. Looking forward to seeing the rope dubbed possibilities!
    Pete Gramp aka ZugbugPete
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    Looks like a great tie - which of their dubbings...

    Looks like a great tie - which of their dubbings did you use? I love Fly Tyers Dungeon's "Skeeter Fuzz"... some of the finest (like fine-filaments, i mean) dubbing I've worked with. (No financial...
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    Just a heads up that I now go by ZugbugPete...

    Just a heads up that I now go by ZugbugPete instead of aphio-igor on this board
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    Dry / emerger would be an adams-gray klinkhammer...

    Dry / emerger would be an adams-gray klinkhammer
    nymph would be a zugbug or prince nymph (I'm fond of the zugbug)
    streamer would be olive n grizzly wooly bugger

    I prefer the klinkhammer because...
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