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    Welcome, levidoug. I'm ceertain you'll enjoy this...

    Welcome, levidoug. I'm ceertain you'll enjoy this Board. Very nice, helpful people and lots of useful "departments".
    Coughlin
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    I tie the dropper to the bend of the attractor...

    I tie the dropper to the bend of the attractor hook with an improved clinch. The attractor is usually a super bouyant fly like a humpty or wulff. My droppper is always smaller and usually a GRHE #16...
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    Bass_Bug Sent you a PM but not sure it reached...

    Bass_Bug
    Sent you a PM but not sure it reached you as odd things happened when I hit the send button.
    John was, indeed, the finest of gentleman.
    Coughlin
  4. Thread: falling in

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    Hi Casey. Just wanted to say hello, as there's...

    Hi Casey. Just wanted to say hello, as there's not much to add to bluegill's post. 'Course, staying upright is one way to stay dry
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    Hi Casey. Just wanted to say hello, as there's...

    Hi Casey. Just wanted to say hello, as there's not much to add to bluegill's post. 'Course, staying upright is one way to stay dry. :)
    Seriously, if you don't use a wading staff, you should...
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    I know Bass_Bug, and believe me, the sorrow over...

    I know Bass_Bug, and believe me, the sorrow over a broken tool is is greatly overshadowed by the delight in a trip to the hardware store :roll:
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    Great thread, Casey. I really liked the article...

    Great thread, Casey. I really liked the article and planned to tie some up. Happy to get advice beforehand!
    Coughlin
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    Yes, what a great game. Actually, while I rooted...

    Yes, what a great game. Actually, while I rooted (loudly) for team USA, I was happy the Canadian's were able to have the party they hoped for. Vancouver deserved it!
    Coughlin
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    Steven, I liked the article as well and am a big...

    Steven, I liked the article as well and am a big Gierach fan. I suspect EB White would have liked it as well, though Strunk would have tsk tsed Gierach's use of idiom. Old Will was as persnikity as...
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    RE thread title: Yep, I can tie. Just not like...

    RE thread title: Yep, I can tie. Just not like that...:)
    Quite remarkable!
    Coughlin
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    I seem to have more strikes with a parachute dry...

    I seem to have more strikes with a parachute dry regardless of the pattern. First, I use a white post so I can see even the 20 & 22 version and second, I think they're a better trigger with the body...
  12. Thread: Weather

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    Valhalla, As long as you're out, don't forget...

    Valhalla,
    As long as you're out, don't forget the Jack Daniels :D

    It's interesting that we got a good deal less snow than last week, but it's a darn sight more of a problem for being wet and...
  13. Thread: Weather

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    Weather

    Welll, here in Philadelphia it's snowing, thundering and lightening all at the same time! Sounds like BWO weather!
    Coughlin
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    Trimming - I still think that part is a black art...

    Trimming - I still think that part is a black art practiced by those in dark caves speaking ancient long forgotten languages and reading handwritten leather bound manuscripts, or perhaps those who...
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    Brassie = less chance of thumb wounds. :D Aged...

    Brassie = less chance of thumb wounds. :D

    Aged Sage, I'll have to go back and look, but I think the hair on the spine is more suitable for wings and things than spinning. It's much finer than the...
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    I'll third Chris Helm! The packing tool I think...

    I'll third Chris Helm!
    The packing tool I think best is the one Helm uses. Rather than slipping over the eye, as do most packers, which means the diameter of the packer is larger than that of the...
  17. Thread: Montana Stone

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    Hairwing, Excellent looking fly. I like your...

    Hairwing,
    Excellent looking fly. I like your variations!
    And yes...it's both an efffective and dangerous (to the fisherman :D) pattern.
    Coughlin
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    Amen... Coughlin

    Amen...
    Coughlin
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    Hey, Betty, Merry Christmas and good deal!!!...

    Hey, Betty,
    Merry Christmas and good deal!!!
    Coughlin
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    I love the liteature, and especially early...

    I love the liteature, and especially early Geirach.
    Coughlin
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    Hans, A very merry Christmas to you and family...

    Hans,
    A very merry Christmas to you and family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
    Coughlin
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    Hey, John, 23 inches here inPhilly! BWO weather....

    Hey, John, 23 inches here inPhilly! BWO weather.
    Coughlin
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    Wow!!! Great looking fly Coughlin

    Wow!!!
    Great looking fly
    Coughlin
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    Sully, I really liked the analogy you used. Very...

    Sully, I really liked the analogy you used. Very apt. For myself, I try and tie as artfully as my skills allow for my own accomplishment and enjoyment, but then I almost always "rough" them up before...
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    OK, boys, here's the only good thing I can say...

    OK, boys, here's the only good thing I can say about getting older ( except maybe that we drink a better brand of bourbon ( Bass_bug excepted)...apparently, those of us in our early 60's and beyond...
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