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    Like others, I find snowshoe hair more buoyant...

    Like others, I find snowshoe hair more buoyant (and easier to maintain buoyancy) than CDC. However, CDC provides some subtle motion on certain patterns -- eg, CDC & Elk -- that triggers strikes at...
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    I like to use the underfur as well. I usually...

    I like to use the underfur as well. I usually cut a clump of hair including underfur; tie it in too long and then clip the tips to length. This results in a fuller, more buoyant wing.
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    My buddy made a "kit" for me. He used a crochet...

    My buddy made a "kit" for me. He used a crochet hook, some medical tubing, and poly macrame yarn (actually crochet hooks and tubing in two different sizes).

    I do most of my nymphing with a...
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    I use cements on most of my nymphs, streamers and...

    I use cements on most of my nymphs, streamers and some large dry flies. I don't use cement on most of my dry flies or on very small nymphs. I use Sally Hansen's most of the time. I haven't had...
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    I haven't used these, but it looks like you could...

    I haven't used these, but it looks like you could clip off the treble hook and jsut use the single hook. You could also smash the barb of the single hook if you're C&R fishing. Many years ago, I...
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    Another option is to skip the hackle and just...

    Another option is to skip the hackle and just pick out the thorax dubbing a little. For most of my Hare's Ear nymphs, I skip the hackle, loop dub the thorax and pick it out.
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    I've always enjoyed "tackle craft" -- ie, making...

    I've always enjoyed "tackle craft" -- ie, making or customizing my own tackle -- whether it's flies, leaders, lanyards, tippet spool holders or whatever. Sometimes it saves some money and sometimes...
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    Felt exactly the same. I found a conduit...

    Felt exactly the same. I found a conduit coupler, basically a tube about 2.5" long and 1.75" in diamater, at my home store for less than 50 cents. Attached it to my hip pack belt with a couple of...
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    At any given time, some flies are better than...

    At any given time, some flies are better than others, but I don't think there are really any bad flies. IMO, not being successful with a certain, popular fly is generally a matter of not using the...
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    Great info from Silver as usual. I really...

    Great info from Silver as usual.

    I really like fluoro for nymph fishing due to it's abrasion resistance and lack of water absorption. In my mind, these properties give fluoro a better "effective...
  11. How about some Hornbergs. These are still pretty...

    How about some Hornbergs. These are still pretty popular here in the midwest and can be fished / tied as a wet, dry or streamer. http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox/print.cfm?parentID=154

    Or...
  12. There is some excellent information on aquatic...

    There is some excellent information on aquatic insect tolerance at http://course1.winona.edu/nmundahl/Segment2.pptx (you'll need PowerPoint to view this information). Note that he shows staoneflies...
  13. I generally agree with Wright, but it also...

    I generally agree with Wright, but it also depends.

    Flooding can wash away insects, particularly when they are in an active, vulnerable stage. When you see stream sections where the rocks have...
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    I like the Goddard style caddis as it floats well...

    I like the Goddard style caddis as it floats well and is quite visible. I usually omit the antenna and go a little sparser on the hackle. I also like to add some color on the underside with a...
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    Can't go wrong with a splash of pink. Like it.

    Can't go wrong with a splash of pink. Like it.
  16. My first thought is why not wet wade? Put on a...

    My first thought is why not wet wade? Put on a pair of quick drying nylon / poly fishing pants with your wading boots and have at it. Much more comfortable in June, July and August.

    If that...
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    Not sure which reply you're referring to. In...

    Not sure which reply you're referring to. In any case, hope you didn't find my reply condescending. I really don't believe any criticism was intended by anyone. People here are generally...
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    In reality most rods will cast two or three line...

    In reality most rods will cast two or three line weights reasonably well -- eg, your 5 wt rod can probably cast a 6 wt and 4wt line reasonably. Some rod product lines, like Redfly, have fewer rods...
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    Bet you ;ole Mercer's Missing Link too ....

    Bet you ;ole Mercer's Missing Link too . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnDfUqmpFPM
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    I have some right here and it is definitely not...

    I have some right here and it is definitely not solid. It is about 1/16" in outside diameter and maybe 1/32" inside diameter. Guess I'd also call it flexible (definitely more flexible than a...
  21. Yes, it should turnover. You should have "S"...

    Yes, it should turnover. You should have "S" curves in the leader which will provide slack. But not the whole leader piled up at the end of the line.

    The Harvey leader directions that I...
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    I haven't had a problem with mono to...

    I haven't had a problem with mono to fluorocarbon. However, you can always add a tippet ring which will provide some convienence in the future as well as separately the mono and fluoro connections.
  23. There some other ways to get motion in nymphs...

    There some other ways to get motion in nymphs without messing with articulated bodies.

    Henry Ramsay in his book "Matching Major Eastern Hatches" shows an Isonychia nymph that is tied on short...
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    Just curious whether the knots are slipping and...

    Just curious whether the knots are slipping and breaking?
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    Might have been Hobby Lobby. I imagine other...

    Might have been Hobby Lobby. I imagine other craft stores might have it.
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