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    ah, i get it now, thanks

    ah, i get it now, thanks
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    how exactly do you keep the tube stationary...

    how exactly do you keep the tube stationary without crushing it in the vise? or is that the only way, cutting the crushed end off when finished?

    i would have started a new thread, but i figured...
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    thanks... and that brought a smile to my face. lol

    thanks... and that brought a smile to my face. lol
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    a royal prince nymph variation

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    nothing spectacular, just though i would share, i haven't had a photogenic fly like this in awhile... just thought i would share. :)
    -spoof
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    thanks guys, this would have been easier if i...

    thanks guys, this would have been easier if i knew it was a species of mayfly... type whitefly in google and it doesn't give you much.

    alra195- that is perfect, i can whip those little fellas up...
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    whitefly nymph pattern?

    hey guys,

    so i've been asked to tie up some size 16 whitefly nymph patterns... i cant seem to find a pattern at all, let alone one that's not too complex... its for a local tackle shop, i'm at a...
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    the bi colour: i did not use a bead, that is...

    the bi colour: i did not use a bead, that is just dark brown thread... i took a piece on marabou and spun it continuously as i wrapped forward... marabou makes that fly very "leggy".

    the...
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    i did, figured it wouldn't hurt, and if it lets...

    i did, figured it wouldn't hurt, and if it lets the fly last 1 more cast, it was worth it...

    i'm going to spin a bunch of those up... i have a feeling they will do really well in my local...
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    not relevant, but... this fly reminds...

    not relevant, but...

    this fly reminds me of one i saw in a article on layering and how, if done properly, you can create incredible depth in your flies... the fly was the same basic idea,...
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    that is a fantastic idea, after making that...

    that is a fantastic idea, after making that nymph, my brain spun with ideas... i guess i thought wire wouldn't keep tension like thread when half hitched...
    you seem to have a habit of making my...
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    bravo!! that is a beautiful fly... -spoof

    bravo!!
    that is a beautiful fly...
    -spoof
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    here is my first attempt at the Invicta: 12609...

    here is my first attempt at the Invicta:

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    i should have beefed the body up a bit more, spent more time on the head, tails too full, beard is too robust.... all in all, for the first time,...
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    thanks or the reply, i will try these in a few...

    thanks or the reply, i will try these in a few hours, its currently 2:30 AM here :rolleyes:... i will post the completed flies for examination as soon as i can!:-D

    its good to hear from you...
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    im looking for a challenge...

    hey guys,

    So I've been tying a lot this winter, and I'm getting a little tired of tying the same old patterns, a few clients had me replicate some flies from the twenties... it took...
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    i have those constantly... what i do, is work on...

    i have those constantly... what i do, is work on a pattern i'm extremely familiar with, it seems to calm my nerves, stretch my fingers out a bit, and get everything in sync....(plus then i have...
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    i cant believe im going to miss this today..... i...

    i cant believe im going to miss this today..... i went last year and it was amazing...
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    thanks rayhill. scott- that's a really good...

    thanks rayhill.

    scott- that's a really good idea... I've never messed with split thread hackling, I've done split thread dubbing, not often mind you, but removing the quill would eliminate the...
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    thank you quivira, the fish love it... fatman-...

    thank you quivira, the fish love it...

    fatman- that picture isn't as bad as most of them turned out, poor for an example but i only took the one picture...

    the marabou kind of hides the bulk on...
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    OK, so you tie in separate clumps, rather then...

    OK, so you tie in separate clumps, rather then wrapping hackle? (Ronnie)
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    here is a decent example... 12394 this is one...

    here is a decent example...

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    this is one of the better ones, as in less bulk... i should have wrapped a little lower in my opinion to pull the tail in tighter....
    i used this...
    12395...
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    suggestions on dressing treble hooks?

    hey guys,

    I've been dressing treble hooks to "spruce up," some french spinners for my brother...

    i having an issue with bulk...

    the best i have gotten so far is starting the hackle...
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    never the less... bravo..

    never the less... bravo..
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    wait... where's the fly? all i see is a crayfish...

    wait... where's the fly? all i see is a crayfish and a dime! beautiful work :)
    -spoof
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    john, what kind of camera do you use? that's a...

    john,

    what kind of camera do you use? that's a stunning picture.... and i have to say thanks, that put a huge smile on my face.

    -spoof
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    i agree that a good pair of forceps, and proper...

    i agree that a good pair of forceps, and proper use of a rubber net does decrease mortality.... but there's always the other guy that doesn't practice care when catching and releasing... (my brother...
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