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    Ralph, that Perfectionist taper is one of my...

    Ralph, that Perfectionist taper is one of my favorites! I think you will feel the rod unload with a minimum of effort. It has taught me the value of slowing down the stroke and let the rod make the...
  2. Thread: Grass Carp

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    Dave, I like the first picture, it looks like a...

    Dave, I like the first picture, it looks like a painting. Great fish! I'll bet that got the adrenaline going!
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    I like Eastern Flyfishing magazine and Fly Rod &...

    I like Eastern Flyfishing magazine and Fly Rod & Reel. I still get Flyfisherman but I don't find the articles that interesting. I occasionally buy the British Fly fishing and Flytying magazine...
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    My mailbox was full when they tried to pm me....

    My mailbox was full when they tried to pm me. Laziness worked in my favor this time.
  5. Thread: Leader wallet

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    Cabela's has them for $4.99.

    Cabela's has them for $4.99.
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    Great job on the tinsel and ribbing on the body!...

    Great job on the tinsel and ribbing on the body! Is that mylar tinsel?
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    Ooops sorry Byron, got my Gary's mixed up, meant...

    Ooops sorry Byron, got my Gary's mixed up, meant to say Borgers pattern predates the Harrop pattern. Maybe a difference in hackling is unique enough to call it a different pattern , like the Vince...
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    Byron, it looks similar to the Harrop hair wing...

    Byron, it looks similar to the Harrop hair wing dun when you tie it that way. Except Harrops has a little hackle added to it. I am guessing that the Lafontaine pattern predates the Harrop pattern...
  9. Thread: TFS hooks

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    I use them and like them, very sharp. Small barb...

    I use them and like them, very sharp. Small barb is easy to flatten also.
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    Scott, I really like this fly!

    Scott, I really like this fly!
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    Thanks for this picture SC, I was taught to go...

    Thanks for this picture SC, I was taught to go towards the eye but never saw the difference.
  12. Thread: Head Cement

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    I don't use head cement, I do two four turn whips...

    I don't use head cement, I do two four turn whips on larger flies, size 12 and larger and one four turn whip on smaller. When I used to use head cement and accidentally glue the eye shut, it would be...
  13. Thread: friends of faol

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    It has been a while since I got my patch too....

    It has been a while since I got my patch too. Could we get an updated address to send to?
  14. Thread: Fiberglass

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    Older fiberglass, Fenwick, Conolon, etc are very...

    Older fiberglass, Fenwick, Conolon, etc are very nice to cast. Just my opinion, the newer glass rods can approach the performance of graphite. As far as being suited to only smaller waters, I believe...
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    Earlier this year my wife (for our 30th...

    Earlier this year my wife (for our 30th anniversary) contacted Fishbum (he posted above) to build a hollow built 5 wt which she and Jerry surprised me with in January at the Northcoast Flyfishers...
  16. Thread: Ross Goose

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    Tim, thanks for the Ross goose feathers! I am...

    Tim, thanks for the Ross goose feathers! I am going to try dyeing them for wet fly wings and also use them for parachute posts.
  17. Thread: Ross Goose

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    PM sent, again. Didn't realize my sent messages...

    PM sent, again. Didn't realize my sent messages box was full and couldn't send anything.
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    I would move closer so the fish should fall right...

    I would move closer so the fish should fall right into the boat. No need to bother with casting.
  19. Thread: Ross Goose

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    Panman sent you a PM.

    Panman sent you a PM.
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    Geese also have quite a few CDC feathers from the...

    Geese also have quite a few CDC feathers from the around the preen oil gland at the tail, if you can get those, too.
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    I have cast one of the fiberglass rods (called...

    I have cast one of the fiberglass rods (called Zeitlos) and it was real nice caster and beautifully finished. I can't remember the price. I believe it is a relatively new company that is a...
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    I seem to remember that vinegar bath works to...

    I seem to remember that vinegar bath works to dull them.
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    I have two deer hides that were harvested early...

    I have two deer hides that were harvested early before the tips oxidized. There are a lot of different grades of hair on a single hide. Some that flairs a lot, variety of colors from white to brown,...
  24. Thread: Fiberglass

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    Hey Joe, I have been fishing them a lot in the...

    Hey Joe, I have been fishing them a lot in the last five years. Fenwicks, Heddons, Garcia, Narmco, Actionglas, and Wonderods are what I have been fishing. Fenwick Feralites are really nice rods for...
  25. I just started using this knot and really like...

    I just started using this knot and really like the ease of tying especially late in the evening. It ties light tippet without the curl that I sometimes got with the clinch knot.
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