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  1. Thread: Knot?

    by Chuck441
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    The clinch and improved clinch are easy to tie...

    The clinch and improved clinch are easy to tie with the help of hemostats. I use ones with small beaks when fishing for trout and panfish, where the tippets are darn thin, and medium ones for bass....
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    Can always use some new blood here. Don't be...

    Can always use some new blood here. Don't be afraid to jump into discussions. We don't bite! (Well, at least I don't!).:)

    Chuck
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    Starling and herl- classic soft hackle, and...

    Starling and herl- classic soft hackle, and effective.

    Chuck
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    "I'm afraid "buy more" is my lot in life." Hey,...

    "I'm afraid "buy more" is my lot in life."
    Hey, Larry. you're a flyfisher. Of course it's your lot!

    Chuck
  5. Thread: Fanwing Adams

    by Chuck441
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    If you've read Ray Bergman- and any flyfisher...

    If you've read Ray Bergman- and any flyfisher worth his/her salt should- his fave dry fly was a fanwing Royal Coachman. He liked the high visibility, and the way it settled on the water oh, so...
  6. Thread: prince nymph

    by Chuck441
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    I usually tie mine with the biots curving up....

    I usually tie mine with the biots curving up. Why? Once I let my Prince dangle in the water in the current next to me. Son of a gun! The darn thing wobbled like a bass plug! Sold me on the concept,...
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    The OP wanted a connection that would slide...

    The OP wanted a connection that would slide through the tip guide w/o hanging up. I use loop-to-loop connections a lot but, for a totally seamless connection, the Whitlock splice in my link works...
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    The Dave Whitlock Zap-A-Gap splice: ...

    The Dave Whitlock Zap-A-Gap splice:
    ...
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    And it's not safe for the tier, either. If you do...

    And it's not safe for the tier, either. If you do use lead wire, keep your fingers away from your mouth and eyes, and wash your hands after the tying session.

    Chuck
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    Ooh- I like this one a lot! Thanks, Scott. ...

    Ooh- I like this one a lot! Thanks, Scott.

    Chuck
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    Eeew. I'll stick with the real thing, thank you....

    Eeew. I'll stick with the real thing, thank you.

    Chuck
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    whatfly, I just stick an off-hand finger into the...

    whatfly, I just stick an off-hand finger into the loop while I wrap the hackle. Fast and easy.

    Chuck
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    Bruce, I love hackle stackers. Once you get the...

    Bruce, I love hackle stackers. Once you get the hang of it, they're not that difficult to tie, and they are fine fish catchers.

    Chuck
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    I love everything Davey demonstrates. Chuck

    I love everything Davey demonstrates.

    Chuck
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    Oops. You're right, of course. Chuck

    Oops. You're right, of course.

    Chuck
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    I think the White Gloved Howdy was a green drake,...

    I think the White Gloved Howdy was a green drake, not a Hendrickson. I'm a midwesterner, but I'm stickin' to that!;)

    Chuck
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    Totally agree with you, Byron. It just seems to...

    Totally agree with you, Byron. It just seems to draw trout, hatch or no hatch.

    Chuck
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    Wet hands plus that, um, "grip"= blisters. ...

    Wet hands plus that, um, "grip"= blisters.

    Chuck
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    O.K. It's a joke, right? I know it's actually in...

    O.K. It's a joke, right? I know it's actually in the Diamondback catalog, but- really, now?

    Chuck
  20. Thread: Reel Grease

    by Chuck441
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    Amen. Chuck

    Amen.

    Chuck
  21. Thread: Slabs

    by Chuck441
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    Nice! Chuck

    Nice!

    Chuck
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    They are hollow- until you wrap them on a hook...

    They are hollow- until you wrap them on a hook shank. Then they flatten out, squashing the inner air space. They make decent segmented-looking bodies, but don't use them for floatation.

    Chuck
  23. They sure aren't priced like the original...

    They sure aren't priced like the original Medalists! Wow.

    Chuck
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    Ralph, before a recent trip to Michigan's...

    Ralph, before a recent trip to Michigan's AuSable, I looked at the reels I might take with me. I realized that my Orvis Battenkill, with a couple of extra spools, had always done right by me. And it...
  25. Thread: Nymph legs

    by Chuck441
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    Mr. Sawyer was primarily speaking of blue wing...

    Mr. Sawyer was primarily speaking of blue wing olives, which are fine swimmers. Many of the nymphs that we attempt to imitate are not so good at it. They do their best to reach the surface, or...
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