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  1. I think the quality of his tools are excellent....

    I think the quality of his tools are excellent. Unfortunately his push is for the use of CDC utilzing his tools has a limited market here in the USA
  2. Thread: Knot?

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    see the end of the video where a spring loaded...

    see the end of the video where a spring loaded fly clamp is used. good luck

    http://midcurrent.com/knots/how-to-tie-the-davy-knot-and-double-davy-knot/
  3. Thread: Knot?

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    I like both the Orvis knot and the double Davy...

    I like both the Orvis knot and the double Davy knot
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    New York has been blessed with publicly...

    New York has been blessed with publicly accessible rivers and streams. The Catskills and the Adirondacks are the most notable regions in the state. The fishing pressure can be high especially in the...
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    Heat shrink tubes are useless. Nail knot on the...

    Heat shrink tubes are useless. Nail knot on the fly line end ONLY (not the looped end) of the braided loop and apply a drop of super glue. Also, clean the fly line end thoroughly before attaching the...
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    nice looking nymph and looks easy to tie

    nice looking nymph and looks easy to tie
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    Ted Thanks for the advice. I suspected it was...

    Ted
    Thanks for the advice. I suspected it was too good to be true
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    Dyeing GSP thread

    Anyone dye GSP tying thread? I have two sizes of white GSP tying thread and thinking about dyeing a needed length of thread with a Sharpie pen. What do you think?
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    Winter Deer Hair?

    A while back I picked a patch of deer hair from a bin not really examining it's quality very carefully. Since then, I noticed the hair has quite a large diameter compared to deer hair that I have...
  10. Thread: Furling

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    Two legs are independently twisted on a drill and...

    Two legs are independently twisted on a drill and then brought together to "untwist" while suspended with weights. Kathy Scott suggests twisting the two legs with a drill to about a 10% reduction in...
  11. Thread: Furled Leaders

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    curious as to what material(s) and sizes you make...

    curious as to what material(s) and sizes you make furled leaders with, e.g., monofilament, 6/0 or 3/0 Unithread, etc.

    thank you
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    been in your position many times. strange how we...

    been in your position many times. strange how we tend to sometimes place more emphasis on "things" than our personal health. glad for you that both elements survived the mishap
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    good start. the bullet head is properly located...

    good start. the bullet head is properly located on top of the hook. too many X's have the head splayed around the hook shaft. what hook are you tying with?
    ...
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    I fully concur and am seriously considering not...

    I fully concur and am seriously considering not renewing my subscription after just receiving a 2nd notice about expiring subscription
  15. Thread: New Boo

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    tough choice....I chose the Payne 100

    tough choice....I chose the Payne 100
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    I have Dan Bailey's and they work well

    I have Dan Bailey's and they work well
  17. Thread: Au Sable

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    I forgot to mention that the local fly shop...

    I forgot to mention that the local fly shop owner, Tom, is very helpful too about local conditions and recommended flies

    http://www.ausablerivertwoflyshop.com/
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    interesting subject..........I just hack sawed...

    interesting subject..........I just hack sawed about 3/16" off the male end of my stacker because there wasn't enough exposure of materials after tapping. I used a 8" long wooden dowel, wrapped it...
  19. Thread: Au Sable

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    this was Fran's site from which he offered the...

    this was Fran's site from which he offered the flies to order

    http://adirondackflyfishing.com/flies.html
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    Charlaine........ you just reminded me of a guy...

    Charlaine........ you just reminded me of a guy in the office who wore a grounded wrist band attached to ?????. He used it to avoid static shock to his computer when in use. Need to look into this....
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    thanks for your suggestions guys. today I found...

    thanks for your suggestions guys. today I found the piece of dubbing I prepared clung onto the cuff of my trousers. The hazards of this sport...........you gotta love it!
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    Static Cling HELP!

    What are you guys doing to control static cling during winter tying? I'm tying with bucktail and the clippings, especially the under fur, are falling/clinging everywhere but in the waste receptacle....
  23. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    http://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-an-olive-w...

    http://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-an-olive-woolly-bugger/

    thanks for your input guys. attached is another bugger tying video for your viewing. isn't tying a wonderful and rewarding activity
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    yes, to buy replacement laces are very expensive...

    yes, to buy replacement laces are very expensive and seem to fray very easily. I now just buy nylon cord of appropriate diameter from HomeDepot and use a cigarette lighter to singe the ends to...
  25. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    nice site. I was taught to "snap" off a portion...

    nice site. I was taught to "snap" off a portion at the end of the marabou tail against an edge of a scissor before tying onto the hook. I believe the intent is to give the bugger tail more action....
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