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    Hi Scott, Really nice job on those nymphs!...

    Hi Scott,

    Really nice job on those nymphs! Atherton may not be a huge name these days, but he does have a lot of fans out there. Many of his patterns called for unique materials not commonly used...
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    I used a good part of a can on two of my garage...

    I used a good part of a can on two of my garage gutters back when it first came out. On large cracks, I bent sheet metal flashing to help seal them up along with the Flex Seal. I sprayed them on a...
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    Hi Byron, I did a quick search and found this...

    Hi Byron,

    I did a quick search and found this currently on eBay. It's on the lower right. ...
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    I would just pluck them too. At least 7 or 8...

    I would just pluck them too. At least 7 or 8 years ago, I bought a drake woodie skin from a well known flyshop up in Maine. It still has so much oil that it's leached into several changes of paper...
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    Hi Joe, He explains it pretty well in the...

    Hi Joe,

    He explains it pretty well in the video. He cut the clump of hair from the heel of the foot. He didn't want a lot of the finer fuzzy underfur that's right next to the bone, and he didn't...
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    Hi Donald, It's great to know that you're OK,...

    Hi Donald,

    It's great to know that you're OK, and even better that you're back posting again :smile:

    Regards,
    Mark
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    Hans, You can't really compare Renzetti or...

    Hans,

    You can't really compare Renzetti or DynaKing as examples because they're still being manufactured. Just off the top of my head, Thomas, PH Young, Pamola Fly Lathe, Allcock's, and A.K. Best...
  8. It looks like these will work really well if...

    It looks like these will work really well if they're tied the right way. They may also work really well if you're not all that good at casting, or maybe just getting into fly fishing. All of these...
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    Hi AllenOK, They used to use horse mane for...

    Hi AllenOK,

    They used to use horse mane for Bunyan bug wings depending on what pattern it was.

    Regards,
    Mark
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    Hi Byron, Nope. It's in a museum over in...

    Hi Byron,

    Nope. It's in a museum over in europe. Since most pictures of classic fly's in old books are pretty crappy or drawn/painted, if I come across a good modern pic of one that I have an...
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    Here's what an an original Greenwell's Glory...

    Here's what an an original Greenwell's Glory looked like if anyone is curious. What struck me on this was how real the wings look! The original Henryville Special used to use red silk for the body...
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    Hi Allan, Silver Doctor's, or Holberton wet...

    Hi Allan,

    Silver Doctor's, or Holberton wet fly's would really pop in a christmas ball. You may need to be a bit careful when trying to put them through the opening though! ;-)

    Regards,
    ...
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    Hi gerri, Here's quite a bit of info on it....

    Hi gerri,

    Here's quite a bit of info on it. He updated it also since this post, which they have pinned at the top of the tying forum there useing tungsten pink beads to sink it better. Here's the...
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    Alberto tied a nice version, but he wasn't the...

    Alberto tied a nice version, but he wasn't the one that came up with this pattern. It was named after some lucky person that caught 88 trout in one day in the Pittsberg, NH area (Perry stream, Indian...
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    Hi Warren, It's a version of an 88 streamer....

    Hi Warren,

    It's a version of an 88 streamer. It can be tied different ways, but it usually has the red wire in the back for the body with green floss towards the front. I know that I've seen it...
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    Hi Allan, The research that you wrote about...

    Hi Allan,

    The research that you wrote about from that other site can be found on Hans Weilenmann's site at this link. http://www.danica.com/flytier/swilliams/tups_indispensible.htm
    AlanB nailed...
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    Hi Byron, I didn't see any reference to an...

    Hi Byron,

    I didn't see any reference to an irresistible, or see any patterns that you posted that had a spun hair body, in this thread anyway. They are all variations of a Tup's with the yellow...
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    Here's what the pattern looks like according to...

    Here's what the pattern looks like according to what R. S. Austin described it way back that you can find in A. Courtney Williams 1949 book. The hook is a size 16 sneck bend and the dubbing is...
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    Hi Warren, Could you mention where you read...

    Hi Warren,

    Could you mention where you read that article?

    Regards,
    Mark
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    Hi fritz, I just took a look at it at Bob...

    Hi fritz,

    I just took a look at it at Bob Marriots site. It says that it's mylar. Have you tried waxing your thread first? You can look up Don Ordes rope dubbing method for another option. He's...
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    Hi Allan, These may have been before Mad River...

    Hi Allan,

    These may have been before Mad River started up. East coast on the left, west on the right. I really like using beaver too!

    Regards,
    Mark
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    Hi Ray, From Trolling Flies for Trout and...

    Hi Ray,

    From Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon:

    Cardinelle

    Thread: Flourescent red or orange
    Body: Flourescent red or orange wool
    Underwing: Flourescent red synthetic hair
    Overwing:...
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    You should have bought this stuff when it was...

    You should have bought this stuff when it was still available. It never dry's out and an ounce bottle lasts a long, long time. The holy grail of head cements.
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    I use mine all the time and don't have a true...

    I use mine all the time and don't have a true rotary vise. Mine's home made out of a piece of spring steel to hold insulation between floor joists. I got tired of the bobbin always hanging right...
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    Over at The Streamer List, a 1948 article from...

    Over at The Streamer List, a 1948 article from Chief Needahbeh that was posted on this topic there a while ago gave this reason. "This term is used in it's literal and geometrical sense - i.e.- the...
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