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    I tied some flies last night without the rabbit...

    I tied some flies last night without the rabbit fur with no allergy symptoms. I may have found the culprit. Thanks for all the suggestions. The zonker strips, hares mask, and rabbit dubbing are now...
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    Let me offer a father's perspective on this...

    Let me offer a father's perspective on this topic. Fifteen years ago, my 3 sons and I entered the world of fly fishing. I learned my lesson early that kids, newbies, and fly rods are a recipe for...
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    A dust mask sounds like a good idea. I want to...

    A dust mask sounds like a good idea. I want to stay away from the medication if at all possible.
    caribe
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    This is a bit scary. A fly tying allergy...

    This is a bit scary. A fly tying allergy possibility is much more common than I thought. When the sneeze attack occurred, I was making dubbing from zonker strips in a coffee grinder. I will go...
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    Fly Tying Alergies

    I hit the fly tying bench last night after a month hiatus. As I was tying, I started sneezing and my nose started to run. My wife suggested I was allergic to some materials I was using. (I took it...
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    Thanks Trigg. I will keep it simple, sparse and...

    Thanks Trigg. I will keep it simple, sparse and small (just like my paycheck :) Time to tie......Thanks for all your help.
    caribe
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    Trigg, One more quick question. Does it make a...

    Trigg,
    One more quick question. Does it make a difference if its a flashback and/or bead head? Here in Wisconsin flashback beadheads tend to out fish the typical pheasant tails.
    caribe
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    Trigg, Thanks for the tip. I will tie him a...

    Trigg,
    Thanks for the tip. I will tie him a dozen #18 pheasant tails and RS2's. I have never tied nor used RS2's but it seems to be a good time to start. I'm going to tie some for myself and see...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I will forward to...

    Thanks for all the feedback. I will forward to my son the links. I do see a common theme......Visit the local experts at the local fly shops!! I think what I will do is advise him to buy local...
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    Frying Pan Flies

    My son has an opportunity to fish the Frying Pan the 3rd week of June. He mainly nymphs and he asked me to tie up some flies for the Frying Pan. I am a Wisconsin Driftless fisherman and I have very...
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    Brandon, I was able to try out one of the...

    Brandon,
    I was able to try out one of the leaders you sent me. I used the "Big Fly" 2-5wt leader on my 2 wt rod. Your leader definitely out preforms mine. I was mainly nymphing with tungsten...
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    Brandon, I received your leaders today. I will...

    Brandon,
    I received your leaders today. I will try them out in my yard this week as soon as the icy snow is gone. Next week I will try them out on some trout. The 2 colors scheme with a 6 inch...
  13. Thread: My winter

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    Great pictures. I love carp on the fly. I live...

    Great pictures. I love carp on the fly. I live on a lake that had it's share of carp. I could get them to take fly if they where "tailing" in the shallow A couple years ago some bow fisherman...
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    Brandon, I would be honored to try one of your...

    Brandon,
    I would be honored to try one of your leaders. How ironic. I started this thread with me complaining about giving away too many leaders and now I end up getting a leader from someone who...
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    Brandon, I think your right about the density. ...

    Brandon,
    I think your right about the density. The fireline, like the GSP runs light. I may be wrong about this but in order to increase the mass of the leader I wrap more line around the jig pegs...
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    Charles, I will take your advise. When I first...

    Charles,
    I will take your advise. When I first started furling I pretty much furled anything I could wrap around the jig and settled for Fireline once I found it made a leader that suited me best. ...
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    Brandon, I use Berkley FireLine Crystal for all...

    Brandon,
    I use Berkley FireLine Crystal for all my leaders. It typically sells for around $18 for 125 yards. The line has a thin diameter so the leader does not get overly "bulky". I have had...
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    It's good to know I am not the only one with this...

    It's good to know I am not the only one with this "addiction" problem. Unfortunately the line I use is expensive but I guess I need to learn to live with my "addiction".
    caribe
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    Using your own leaders

    With opening trout season right around the corner I decided to check my leader wallet make sure I had enough furled leaders to get me through the season. My leaders usually last a couple of seasons...
  20. Thread: My Book Of Life

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    Great post. I love the pictures and the...

    Great post. I love the pictures and the reflections. It seems the longer I fly fish I come to realize more and more that fly fishing is more than just the fish. My 3 sons and their families...
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    Another possibility is that the bass was...

    Another possibility is that the bass was protecting its fry. I know it is a little late in the season but a bass will protect its fry for a length of time after they hatch.
    caribe
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    I agree with Rick. Gills can get "nippy" and hard...

    I agree with Rick. Gills can get "nippy" and hard to catch on the surface. When this happens I add a dropper to the popper and hookups increase. It is weird because the gills are totally...
  23. Thread: New Materials

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    Never tried Nanofil. I waiting for a sale I...

    Never tried Nanofil. I waiting for a sale I guess. Plus, I have a 5 years supply of fireline to use up. I have a feeling that the Nanofil is a lot like fireline. Remember... it gets better the...
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    As long as we are discussing "new" material, I...

    As long as we are discussing "new" material, I will throw in the ring my favorite new material......Berkley Fireline Crystal. I use the 2lb and 4lb test for almost all my leaders. I have gone the...
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    This is great information. I have always assumed...

    This is great information. I have always assumed that the different weights in the same model would have relatively similar action. That being said, I do not own any rods of the same model in...
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