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    I like the concept. I may play around with it...

    I like the concept. I may play around with it bit myself: Pearsall's red for the body and double the length of the herl.
  2. I'm feeling your pain.

    I'm feeling your pain.
  3. Thread: What if?

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    A size 14 Partridge and Orange.

    A size 14 Partridge and Orange.
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    On older wet flies it's also structural; it helps...

    On older wet flies it's also structural; it helps keep floss from slipping backwards;
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    Nicely done! I've been on a Trude kick myself of...

    Nicely done! I've been on a Trude kick myself of late.
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    It's the latter. The original Coachman (no "Lead...

    It's the latter. The original Coachman (no "Lead Wing", "Royal" or any other adjective) has a peacock herl body, brown hackle, and a white wing. Wrap some red floss around the middle of the herl and...
  7. Thread: winged wets

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    And yet interestingly, the oak fly started out as...

    And yet interestingly, the oak fly started out as a imitative pattern, and often without wings. Here's a link to a history of the pattern:...
  8. Thread: winged wets

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    Certainly some of them did; this is from Ronalds'...

    Certainly some of them did; this is from Ronalds' A Fly-Fisher's Entomology (1836)

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    It show the Mayfly (aka Green Drake) and its spinner. He knew what it was, although he termed it a Black...
  9. Thread: winged wets

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    They don't really look like much of anything. And...

    They don't really look like much of anything. And yet, the "#18 pale yellow bodied Wet with a grey mallard wing & sparse partridge collar" mentioned above is an absolute killer during spinner falls...
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    All spinners eventually sink, unless eaten first,...

    All spinners eventually sink, unless eaten first, as do cripples and nymphs that never make it through the film, but shed just shy of it. The latter two categories are arguably emergers, but they're...
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    I was going to make a comment on that regarding...

    I was going to make a comment on that regarding the Parmachene Belle. I'm totally agreement with the general idea there -- that matching the hatch still applies to wet flies -- but in defense of the...
  12. Thread: winged wets

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    Yes, actually they do. For some hatches, I can...

    Yes, actually they do. For some hatches, I can think of no more effective fly than a winged wet.



    Who said anything about limiting one's self? They're just one more arrow in the quiver. And...
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    Interesting technique that I haven't seen before....

    Interesting technique that I haven't seen before.

    It's not really oversized from a Griffith's Gnat -- Griffith tied most of his on a size 14 hook, and advised others to do the same.
  14. Thread: Super Renegade

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    The Renegade actually started out as a wet fly. ...

    The Renegade actually started out as a wet fly. I use it (the regular one) as such regularly. Even with just two, I think you're right about the vibrations. It seems to work really well fished wet...
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    We could have a combination fly swap/cookie swap...

    We could have a combination fly swap/cookie swap and only have to heat the oven once!
  16. Thread: Fiberglass

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    I bought an Orvis Super Fine fiberglass 7'6"...

    I bought an Orvis Super Fine fiberglass 7'6" 4-weight about a month ago, and love it. It's perfectly suited to the stream I've been using it on.

    I started out on fiberglass in 1963 and continued...
  17. Just a thought, but you might want to check to...

    Just a thought, but you might want to check to see if the jewelry turns up on e-bay (the world's largest fence.) I recovered a stolen musical instrument that way.
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    It's probably illegal to do so under HIPPA...

    It's probably illegal to do so under HIPPA privacy laws. (I'm not saying that as sarcasm or a comment on the law, just a statement of fact.)
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    I would too, if I were getting better results. ...

    I would too, if I were getting better results. There are serveral things about flouro that are different than nylon beside whether or not it's less "visible". It sinks, it's abrasion resistant,...
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    That's probably the best reason to flourocarbon:...

    That's probably the best reason to flourocarbon: it sinks well.

    There were series of photo in FlyTying and Fly Fishing (the British one of that name) a couple of years back showing under water...
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    I totally agree with this. I often fish with...

    I totally agree with this. I often fish with older 9 foot "blue collar" cane rods. These are heavy, and can be unpleasant to fish with if I put a light-weight reel on them. Add a heavier reel, and...
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    An example we should all learn from. Thanks for...

    An example we should all learn from. Thanks for posting.
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    No need to remove; it just bothers me that with a...

    No need to remove; it just bothers me that with a story so compelling told straight, someone would embellish it so.
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    Maybe because I live so close to Fort McHenry and...

    Maybe because I live so close to Fort McHenry and know the story so well, there were so many factual errors there that I had to stop listening.
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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!
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