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    Been offline for a bit but thanks for the b-day...

    Been offline for a bit but thanks for the b-day wishes.

    Kevin
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    I to regularly go to the Drake Forum, and agree...

    I to regularly go to the Drake Forum, and agree wholeheartedly with joe cool. I'd say that the age group there is a lot closer to mine than here on FAOL. Does that mean I'm going to abandon this...
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    Here's to you Rick. Kevin

    Here's to you Rick.

    Kevin
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    Relatives in Ft. Dodge and Nevada, so I'd prefer...

    Relatives in Ft. Dodge and Nevada, so I'd prefer central if possible but will head further south.

    Ditto on smaller water, don't like to paddle my toon for miles unless I'm on a river.


    Kevin
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    IF there's going to be an Iowa fish-in, I'm in. ...

    IF there's going to be an Iowa fish-in, I'm in. Minnesota's not that far away.

    Kevin
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    I had the old style, and agree that the velcro...

    I had the old style, and agree that the velcro thing gave issues. Also have the new style. The velcro thing is no longer an issue. They also changed the inserts which makes them much less likely...
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    You're not on top of the fish, they're not going...

    You're not on top of the fish, they're not going to see anything. Go with yellow, that way if for some reason you need rescuing (let's hope it's never needed) it will be a lot easier to find you.
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    Dry Fly Hackle

    I've been wondering about dry fly hackle.

    I'm sure that hackle quality has improved considerebly over the past 10 years, my question; how does a bronze grade saddle today compare to saddles from...
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    Keeping the vise low doesn't mean that you don't...

    Keeping the vise low doesn't mean that you don't have space below it. I have at a good 3 feet below mine. Use an extension arm to swing it out away from the table.

    Kevin
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    I used to have pain between my shoulders when I...

    I used to have pain between my shoulders when I tied. Because of that, I've dropped my vise down a fair amount. I esentially tie in my lap. With my upper arms held straight down, my forearms are...
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    DG Fluorescent colors do not lose their...

    DG

    Fluorescent colors do not lose their color with depth as do regular colors, tho.



    Materials do not loose their color with depth, the available light changes with depth. An object is...
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    Like the new look:o Kevin

    Like the new look:o

    Kevin
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    I use plain old alligator clips that I mount into...

    I use plain old alligator clips that I mount into a wooden block. Since I hardly ever tie anything smaller than a #10 this works out fine. If your tying smaller stuff the clip that you show would...
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    I use the blades that they make for wall paper...

    I use the blades that they make for wall paper strippers / paint scrapers. They are about 4"-5" long and do a really good job at cutting strips. Costs a few bucks for a 5 or 6 pack at H.Depot
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    St Croix blanks

    My wholesaler is no longer carrying St Croix blanks. Anyone out there have a source that I can contact?


    Have also had a few requests for TFO rods any sources?


    Kevin
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    Dave, You're from Iowa, it's winter and close...

    Dave,

    You're from Iowa, it's winter and close to zero. Hell yea you can wet wade. It'll feel great to you. The locals on the other hand??? I remember my first winter living in South Florida. ...
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    I use the glow in the dark flashabou on my...

    I use the glow in the dark flashabou on my clousers that I'm fishing or those reallt dreary days.

    Kevin
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    Really can't improve on what's already been said....

    Really can't improve on what's already been said. Keep it up.

    Kevin
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    Daaaaannnnnnggggg.

    Daaaaannnnnnggggg.
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    It's a pretty easy tie. Hook: 3xl #4-12 Head:...

    It's a pretty easy tie.

    Hook: 3xl #4-12
    Head: black bead or cone
    Thread: black 6/0
    Everything else, wild turkey marabou. Tie in the tail, twist the rest of the marabou into a rope and wrap the...
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    Thanks, I'll have to look him up. Kevin

    Thanks, I'll have to look him up.

    Kevin
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    Only six more weeks:D. Looks like an early...

    Only six more weeks:D. Looks like an early spring here in Minnesota. Can't wait.

    Kevin
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    Thanks for all of the responses guys. This...

    Thanks for all of the responses guys. This community is the best. Looks like Maodiver is going to be able to take care of me.

    Thanks again,

    Kevin
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    Thanks, Don't need any wood duck, but thanks...

    Thanks,

    Don't need any wood duck, but thanks for the offer. Looks like we're tying the same thing. Around here it's referred to as a Whisky Fly (tied only with wild turkey:wink:) generally...
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    bulk beads

    Looking at getting some brass beads in bulk. I've found two Canadian stores, and am wondering if anybody has experience dealing with them. The first is the Canadian Llama Company, the second is ...
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