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    I have good luck bleaching Moose hair with...

    I have good luck bleaching Moose hair with regular old drug store peroxide. It takes days but you can get any color from a nut brown to a deep honey and the hair comes out none the worse for wear. ...
  2. Thread: Dear Friends

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    Sticky: My heart goes out to all the family and adoptees....

    My heart goes out to all the family and adoptees. Very sad news, Denny will be missed.

    Kevin
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    I tie this a bit different replacing the cdc with...

    I tie this a bit different replacing the cdc with snowshoe hare foot hair in a split thread. Probably way more time consuming but they last through several fish that way. Just a little style thing...
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    I like it a lot Byron. Could this be the Adams...

    I like it a lot Byron. Could this be the Adams of Caddis. Just has such an overall buggy look.
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    A true work of art.

    A true work of art.
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    John I have always really liked the look of the...

    John I have always really liked the look of the PSC. In every shop around here I can't get pine squirrel zonkers and have just been too lazy/flaky/whatever to put together an order from one of the...
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    John is it just the angle of the photo or are the...

    John is it just the angle of the photo or are the wings way bigger than the normal proportion charts tell us wings are? In the photo the wings look to be full length of the body plus half the tail....
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    Spoof, just get a spare blade that you keep with...

    Spoof, just get a spare blade that you keep with you tying stuff. When you use your wife's cutter it is simple and quick to swap blades and it will do no damage to the mat or cutter no matter what...
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    That is funny Byron, I have been working on...

    That is funny Byron, I have been working on serendipities too. Have not come up with anything to post yet but so far am leaning toward using crinkled Z-Lon for wing but have not settled on anything...
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    I got mine at Orvis like these ...

    I got mine at Orvis like these had to clean up the tips a bit with emery cloth but they are nice and will last forever I would guess.

    Kevin
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    I like what Mustad is trying to do with...

    I like what Mustad is trying to do with standardizing hook sizes and gaps and all but I don't think it will ever catch on with the other manufacturers. If just one other big brand would support some...
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    Big fan of Fran Betters! I have use The Usuals a...

    Big fan of Fran Betters! I have use The Usuals a lot over the years but for the past 2 1/2 years haven't been able to find a single cream snowshoe hare foot at any of the local stores (5 different...
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    Jesse, I grew up listening to Jerry Clower. He...

    Jesse, I grew up listening to Jerry Clower. He did some really great stuff
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    Last time I was in REI they had a couple options...

    Last time I was in REI they had a couple options from something that looked like a heavy duty ziploc sized for an iPhone to a hard plastic case that was like an underwater dive housing.
    For iphone...
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    I believe they are dr slick non skid for most. ...

    I believe they are dr slick non skid for most. Rotating hackle pliers for parachutes and the feather-craft test clip style for soft hackles. That may sound crazy but over the years that is how it...
  16. A Jvice without a doubt but it shall remain a...

    A Jvice without a doubt but it shall remain a fantasy for some time.

    I have a renzetti and a Nor and really like them both but those clean lines and the attention to the really small details as...
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    Brian, I am not one of the rod builders that...

    Brian, I am not one of the rod builders that frequent the board. I have 1 build years ago. Your practice wraps are looking really nice, I would be plenty happy with that.
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    That photo was actually taken in September. The...

    That photo was actually taken in September. The guard did remain posted during Sandy but as of yet photos are sparse.
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    That is a truly fantastic piece of wood. If you...

    That is a truly fantastic piece of wood. If you decide to drill I would keep it the direction you have it in the photo. If you decide not to drill does that mean your J-Vice base will cover it up? ...
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    Holy Snikes that is so cool. I want 2! 1 for...

    Holy Snikes that is so cool. I want 2! 1 for home and 1 for camping.
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    I have come across in more than 1 book by...

    I have come across in more than 1 book by Michigan writers that a hopper pattern should always have some red in it. I don't know if this got started in Michigan but many of the most famous hopper...
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    Hey gqualls, any chance of you posting pictures...

    Hey gqualls, any chance of you posting pictures of the flies you get in in this swap? I would like to have made this my first swap to be a part of but I knew with school starting and my work season...
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    Uncle Jesse, Thanks for the post. This is the type of education that just may end up saving me some day.
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    Very sorry for your loss. May you be well. ...

    Very sorry for your loss. May you be well. Losing a brother is tough.
  25. Thread: Eat Smart bars

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    I have tasted them and they are good. Sofar...

    I have tasted them and they are good. Sofar distribution seems to be quite limited but I think they will pick up soon.
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