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  1. Do you have a first floor apartment that would...

    Do you have a first floor apartment that would enable easy future entry for the vermin? Check for any additional possible entry points like the tub and/or shower, Kitchen sink drain, small holes...
  2. Thread: As we age

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    Hi Jack, so sorry to hear of your vision...

    Hi Jack,
    so sorry to hear of your vision problems but you are not alone. My vision problems started about three years ago with a rare form of macular degeneration. I had to retire from my...
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    Addendum: Ray...forgot to mention that the...

    Addendum:

    Ray...forgot to mention that the Gartside Gurglers tied all white or white/chartreuse are also effective SW flies.
    gerri
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    Hi Ray, As far as flies go, you are on the right...

    Hi Ray,
    As far as flies go, you are on the right track with the Clousers and you might also want to look into the SW patterns by Enrico Puglisi as well as some by Lefty Kreh. SW patterns are fun to...
  5. Thread: Shad

    by gerri
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    Hey Scott, I had an e-mail (shad report#1) from...

    Hey Scott,
    I had an e-mail (shad report#1) from TU and the first Hickory has been caught....not on a fly though.... Someone using that other method! It has been so windy I have not been able to go...
  6. Hi Duckersterman, Don't know if you are aware...

    Hi Duckersterman,
    Don't know if you are aware but in our area the black squirrel is a protected species. The only way you can get a black squirrel tail is to dye one. I have never attempted to dye...
  7. Thread: Book or DVD

    by gerri
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    owGood Morning Ernie, First of all, there is no...

    owGood Morning Ernie,
    First of all, there is no such thing as learning from just one resource. The best learning takes place when you can determine HOW you learn. By that, I am speaking about the...
  8. Hi all, When I purchased my first Renz. Traveler...

    Hi all,
    When I purchased my first Renz. Traveler the jaws came with the screw type jaws. I purchased the larger polished aluminum knob for the back screw thus upgrading a bit but was unable to...
  9. Thread: My winter

    by gerri
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    Hey Joni, funny you brought up carp! I have spent...

    Hey Joni, funny you brought up carp! I have spent the winter trying to educate myself about carp and especially carp on the fly. I have tied up numerous flies and gathered, sorted through my gear in...
  10. Thread: National pride

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    Yes Ray, the Renzetti's are a proud American...

    Yes Ray, the Renzetti's are a proud American family originally from Pa. where he had a machine shop. Once the vises became popular, they moved their business from the Harrisburg, PA area to Florida...
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    Addendum to my previous post: The jaws on my...

    Addendum to my previous post: The jaws on my renzetti have a small spring in the anterior portion andI always thought that the ring held the jaws snug enough so the spring would not pop out.
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    Hi Scott, in looking at the pic of your renzetti,...

    Hi Scott, in looking at the pic of your renzetti, I notice that the O ring is positioned to the rear od the vise head. When I purchased both of my renzettis, the O ring was placed between the first ...
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    Good Morning, I have two lamps on my tying...

    Good Morning,

    I have two lamps on my tying desk. One is a clamp on incandescent light which shines directly on the vise area and I also bought an LED desklamp which supplements the light on my...
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    Ray, I agree that the methods used in teaching...

    Ray, I agree that the methods used in teaching flytying/flyfishing are extremely important. When the Mid Atlantic FFF had their annual daycamp,The kids were given materials, use of a vise and tools,...
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    Do you know just how fuzzy the fuzzy is? Might...

    Do you know just how fuzzy the fuzzy is? Might be useful for nymph bodies? Thanks for posting the info.
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    I agree with the value of all of the above but...

    I agree with the value of all of the above but when I began tying I made a very inexpensive purchase which I used continually. Skip Morris authored a very simple chart: Fly Proportion Chart ...
  17. Thread: St John shad

    by gerri
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    HI folks for those who might be interested in...

    HI folks
    for those who might be interested in learning more about the SHAD family and how to identify each member, locate both west coast and east coast rivers that have spring runs, see fly...
  18. Thread: St John shad

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    Hi all Here in the metro Washington, DC area we...

    Hi all
    Here in the metro Washington, DC area we have runs every spring on the American shad and the hickories in the POTOMAC. Some get very large and we do or did have a moratorium on them so it's...
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    Our cabin in WVa has temps at -13. I am just...

    Our cabin in WVa has temps at -13. I am just hoping that the gills, perch and bass in our pond are going to live. Max depth at the deep end is 10 ft. I do not know when it has been this cold up...
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    Hi, Even after following each of the above...

    Hi,
    Even after following each of the above mentioned steps, I use an Isolation box (air tight Tupperware or other brand) to store furs and feathers found by me or gifted to me by hunting friends....
  21. Thread: West Virginia

    by gerri
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    According to my reliable sources the chemical...

    According to my reliable sources the chemical spill occurred around Charleston and Is not affecting the upper Elk.
  22. Thread: West Virginia

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    Hi jmako, we have a cabin in the northeastern...

    Hi jmako,
    we have a cabin in the northeastern panhandle of WVa. and you are on target with the elk river. Most of the streams in Randolph County are very good. The water problems are not in...
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    Hi Scott, glad you brought this subject up for...

    Hi Scott,
    glad you brought this subject up for discussion! It really is important no matter if the object is a fly or an item for sale. (e-bay drives me crazy). I bought a small selection of mat...
  24. Thread: Fly-Tying books?

    by gerri
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    You have not told us if you are a beginner tyer...

    You have not told us if you are a beginner tyer or if you just want reference books. Many years ago, I had a major surgery that grounded me for eight weeks. Knowing I would be housebound, I bought...
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    Hi Bass Pro shops offers the cordura covered...

    Hi
    Bass Pro shops offers the cordura covered rod tubes that have carrying straps/handles for reasonable prices...about mid $20's. I believe they would be lighter than PVC tubes. Some are available...
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