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    Ray, If all you are looking to do is color a...

    Ray,

    If all you are looking to do is color a few feathers a ta time, check with your local Sally Beauty Supply.

    Remember back when all that hackle was being used by hairdressers? They came up...
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    Do all flies catch fish?

    The thread on the main page about 'great' flies that don't catch fish brought this to my mind.

    I own twenty or so 'pattern and tying instruction' books. Each has from twenty to several hundred...
  3. What Steven said. No doubt about it. I...

    What Steven said.

    No doubt about it.

    I would wager that the best fly tier in the world is probably a middle aged southeast Asian woman who ties thousands of flies a week. I know they have the...
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    Jeff, I've fished he upper section of the...

    Jeff,

    I've fished he upper section of the quality water quite bit. Often, you have to wade through backwaters and shallow areas through lots of high reeds and such to reach the fishing areas. In...
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    Herefishy, There are a couple of reasons why a...

    Herefishy,

    There are a couple of reasons why a person intending to carry a firearm would benefit from a concealed carry permit.

    Concealed carry permits offer a safety net to the person carrying...
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    I want to catch fish with flies that I tie. I...

    I want to catch fish with flies that I tie. I tie my flies so that I can catch the most fish with them. I use the materials that allow me to do that. Most of my materials come from craft shops,...
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    While I understand the pleasure owning quality...

    While I understand the pleasure owning quality tools, I also understand the 'disposable' aspect of many items we use in fly tying.

    For me, scissors are solidly in the 'disposable' category.

    I...
  8. Thread: AK Vice

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    I made my own separate bobbin cradle after seeing...

    I made my own separate bobbin cradle after seeing the one Mr. Best used in his book on production fly tying. One of the best things I ever put together for fly tying.

    I made mine as a clamp on,...
  9. Thanks Skip, that was interesting. Buddy

    Thanks Skip, that was interesting.

    Buddy
  10. Skip, I'm definitely interested. Never pass...

    Skip,

    I'm definitely interested.

    Never pass up chance to lean a new material or technique.

    Buddy
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    Ray, For their length, crappie have rather...

    Ray,

    For their length, crappie have rather large mouths when opened. Crappie are primarily fish eaters, and they can easily take in prey up to around four inches long, although they tend to...
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    Alan, Didn't mean it was working for us. ...

    Alan,

    Didn't mean it was working for us.

    It's certainly working for the hook makers. If it wasn't, which would mean they were having trouble selling hooks, then they'd change it. Until that...
  13. I've used both over the years. Got a bunch of...

    I've used both over the years.

    Got a bunch of hide pieces from a taxidermist a decade ago. There was this piece of really light colored deer, still brown, not belly hair, that I started using for...
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    If you want to tie the flies with dull beads,...

    If you want to tie the flies with dull beads, then any of the many chemical solutions will work..gun blue, oven cleaner, acids, coatings of various types (I'd use clear head cement with some baking...
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    But, it IS working....

    But, it IS working....
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    Duckster, I used to think it had to be...

    Duckster,

    I used to think it had to be vertical.

    Now, since I started playing with multi-articulated flies, I think it doesn't matter as long as the connections are free swinging.

    Buddy
  17. Bruce, What you are using seems fine to me. ...

    Bruce,

    What you are using seems fine to me.

    I wouldn't change anything unless it's causing you trouble.

    Bass don't tend to be leader shy, especially with topwater applications, and if it...
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    Warren, It shouldn't have been full, but I...

    Warren,

    It shouldn't have been full, but I cleaned it out anyway.

    Buddy
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    I fish mostly in lakes for trout and bass. ...

    I fish mostly in lakes for trout and bass.

    Sensitivity is critical to my fishing.

    I'm sure that the vast majority of modern graphite rods are amazingly sensitive. Whether or not you 'feel' the...
  20. I'll let everyone know, and I'll post the...

    I'll let everyone know, and I'll post the methodology as well as the numbers.

    I'm really hoping it's a good, strong knot.

    Testing is the key, though.

    Buddy
  21. I'm going to have to test the knot myself. ...

    I'm going to have to test the knot myself.

    While it looks easy to tie, and it certainly saves tippet, I'm not going to trust it until it's been tested a bit.

    A good knot should consistently...
  22. Anyone here done any strength tests on this knot...

    Anyone here done any strength tests on this knot using a scale yet?
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    No. It really doesn't matter. Tie your...

    No.

    It really doesn't matter.

    Tie your flies on whichever hook you have that will give you the size and action you want.

    Fly tying isn't a science. Recipes are just guidelines.

    Use what...
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    To the original question. No. I see no need...

    To the original question.

    No.

    I see no need to 'categorize' any fly accurately. A few rough categories are obvious, but anything more requires an unattainable amount of agreement among folks...
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    I actually caught a fish? ;)

    I actually caught a fish? ;)
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