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    I think I like the looks of the current half...

    I think I like the looks of the current half Wells better than the original full Wells. It reminds me of the grip on my old Heddons.

    Nice looking rod!
  2. Thread: Paint Hooks?

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    Make feel like I've tied something. I've caught...

    Make feel like I've tied something. I've caught a few fish through the years on bare hooks, but it somehow seems too much like luck.
  3. Thread: Paint Hooks?

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    I've certainly heard of it, but never done it. ...

    I've certainly heard of it, but never done it. Touching wraps of white thread up and back are what I usually put under floss.

    I have, however, painted hooks red and just fished the bare hook. It...
  4. Thread: Your Pick?

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    Sparkle dun.

    Sparkle dun.
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    Yeah, you've made a point I forgot to mention: ...

    Yeah, you've made a point I forgot to mention: where you tie in the wings depends on how you make them. If I were going use Catskill wood duck wings, or quill slip wings and really wanted to...
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    I'm not sure we do. The postitions of wings in...

    I'm not sure we do. The postitions of wings in comparison to the body varies widely among mayflies. Look at the trico dun on this page:

    http://hipwader.com/2004/10/sunday-morning-tricos/

    (the...
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    Nah, wouldn't happen that way. The national...

    Nah, wouldn't happen that way. The national magazines are all too happy to publish old flies with new names.
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    SGH = Sparse Grey Hackle, but I think he meant...

    SGH = Sparse Grey Hackle, but I think he meant SGM (Sparse Grey Matter), a site devoted to Catskill fly fishing.
  9. Thread: Memory failure

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    Byron's got the right idea. They're great for...

    Byron's got the right idea. They're great for BWO soft hackles.
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    I'd leave out the whip finisher at first (it can...

    I'd leave out the whip finisher at first (it can come later) but I agree everything else you said.

    It would really help if we knew what kind of flies he wants to tie.
  11. Thread: Loop knot

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    Yes, that's one of the extra turns. I'm not...

    Yes, that's one of the extra turns. I'm not advocating that anyone use a bowline as a knot in mono, but if you know how to tie it, you pretty much know how to tie the non-slip mono loop.
  12. Thread: Loop knot

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    The non-slip mono loop...

    The non-slip mono loop (http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/non-slip-loop-knot/) is really just a variation on the bowline with a few extra turns to make sure it doesn't slip.
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    I believe weight is a complete red-herring. ...

    I believe weight is a complete red-herring. Yeah, Charles Cotton may have been correct when he said that fishing all day with a rod longer than six yards (made of hardwood, of course) might be...
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    There are all sorts of discrimating factors here...

    There are all sorts of discrimating factors here beside price. Even if I'd never cast the particular rods in question, I have cast enough Winstons and St. Croix's to have an opinion: I've cast a...
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    Well, sometimes. My SB 290, for which I paid...

    Well, sometimes. My SB 290, for which I paid $100 last spring has already lasted 60+ years, and casts as well as rods costing 10 or 20 times as much. Don't get me wrong, it's not much to look at,...
  16. That would depend on how small "small" is, and if...

    That would depend on how small "small" is, and if you want to use the rod for other streams as well. I've got a 2 wt, use it and like, but it's not very useful as a general purpose rod. (For one...
  17. I use Mustad signature hooks more than any other,...

    I use Mustad signature hooks more than any other, and I'm very satisfied with them.
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    I have no doubt that any fly of a reasonable...

    I have no doubt that any fly of a reasonable size* will take a fish from time to time.

    Some do so more frequently than others, however. There's absolutely no way to know which is which without...
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    Not so. I've never caught a trout on one, and...

    Not so. I've never caught a trout on one, and I've certainly tried. The problem is, I only ever try it out of desperation, when I already haven't caught anything on an assortment of wets and other...
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    I totally agree. I'm not sure if it's a good...

    I totally agree. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not, though.
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    I don't mean this in a critical way, but if you...

    I don't mean this in a critical way, but if you want a swap, why not start one?
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    I was somewhat kidding. There seems to be an...

    I was somewhat kidding. There seems to be an almost mystical belief that the "ladies" like pink.
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    What, no pink?

    What, no pink?
  24. Thread: Line Weight

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    7 might be too heavy to start off with. I own...

    7 might be too heavy to start off with. I own about 20 or so cane rods over 8 feet; none use more than a six, and most cast a five. You can always go up; but there's no point in over stressing a rod...
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    What wonderful news!

    What wonderful news!
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