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    Hi planettrout, That is a great series of...

    Hi planettrout,

    That is a great series of flies. They HAVE to drive the fish crazy. Take care & ...

    Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al Beatty
    www.btsflyfishing.com
  2. Thread: Mystery tool

    by Al Beatty
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    Hi Ray, The tool you describe sounds like a...

    Hi Ray,

    The tool you describe sounds like a wing holder used a number of years ago to hold quill wing slips in place while tying them to the hook. Take care & ...

    Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al...
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    Hi Byron, You are doing some really great...

    Hi Byron,

    You are doing some really great things on the several forum we visit. Good job, keep it up and good job on this fly. Take care & ...

    Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al Beatty...
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    Hi Fishin Jimmy, I like floss but have used...

    Hi Fishin Jimmy,

    I like floss but have used wool as well. Take care & ...

    Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al Beatty
    www.btsflyfishing.com
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    Hi Ray, We've long used the Spruce Fly...

    Hi Ray,

    We've long used the Spruce Fly Streamer in both colors and have to agree with Sandy; the fish prefer one over the other on an every-changing basis. We like to tie our Spruce Fly Streamers...
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    Hi Lotech Joe, You've received several...

    Hi Lotech Joe,

    You've received several well-thought posts about the hooking ability of the up-eye hooks so I won't add to that discussion. Getting to your original question: Joe, I only have a...
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    Hi Donald, Love those flies. I'm especially...

    Hi Donald,

    Love those flies. I'm especially interested in what the fish think of them - those tied on the long shank and your "modernized" versions. Have you had them on the water? Please let us...
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    Hi melk, We agree with AlanB about using the...

    Hi melk,

    We agree with AlanB about using the full length rather than cutting off the feather into more manageable segments. Also, don't throw away the little pieces left over at the end of the...
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    Hi FishnDave, For years we've waterproofed our...

    Hi FishnDave,

    For years we've waterproofed our popper heads by spray/soaking the spun/trimmed head with Kiwi Kamp Dry and letting it dry on a drying wheel. The next day we finish the popper by...
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    Hi group, Gretchen & I would have to vote for...

    Hi group,

    Gretchen & I would have to vote for a Royal Wulff or a Renegade. Both have served us in a range of situation. Take care & ...

    Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al Beatty
    www.btsflyfishing.com
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    Hi herefishy, Gretchen & I use a bundle of...

    Hi herefishy,

    Gretchen & I use a bundle of CDL fibers sized so they could slip into the eye of the hook. That seems to be a gage that works for us. We look forward to what other people use for...
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    Hi Skip, Gretchen & I use the stuff almost...

    Hi Skip,

    Gretchen & I use the stuff almost any where floss is normally used. It feeds well out of a bobbin and never gets a twist in it. We tie a lot of Humpies (commercially) and use it for all...
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    That fly looks really buggy. How about a set of...

    That fly looks really buggy. How about a set of instructions? Take care & ...

    Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al Beatty
    www.btsflyfishing.com
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    Hi Raider Hunter, You've already gotten...

    Hi Raider Hunter,

    You've already gotten several good replies. The only thing I can add is Gorilla Glue's natural expansion can be used to make ant bodies directly on your hooks. It takes a bit of...
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    Hi ducksterman, I assume you are looking for...

    Hi ducksterman,

    I assume you are looking for the white Squirrel Zonker strips so you can make some mini Zonker patterns. The mink strips work well for the small streamers OR you can take a rabbit...
  16. Hi deepcreek, Gretchen & I use Nikons for...

    Hi deepcreek,

    Gretchen & I use Nikons for most of our day-to-day work pictures like fly-tying step-by-steps, product shots, weddings, etc. but our grab and go camera is a Fugi HS10. It has a 28 -...
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    Hi Group, We've been watching this thread...

    Hi Group,

    We've been watching this thread with interest. We don't want to rain on anyones parade but don't forget the taxes on top of all the other great suggestions (and ideas) that have been...
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    Hi hap, Gretchen & I started our Valentine's...

    Hi hap,

    Gretchen & I started our Valentine's Day off with a laugh after reading your comment about the HOT UV glue. Thanks for the heads UP!

    James Smith - How do you get crazy glue off your...
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    Hi jeffro, Recently Gretchen & I started...

    Hi jeffro,

    Recently Gretchen & I started using Clear Cure Glue and like most of the UV producs, it does a good job. You are right, it really dries fast once the UV light hits the glue. It sure...
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    Hi Jeff, The Aqua Products do not soften in...

    Hi Jeff,

    The Aqua Products do not soften in water once they have cured. Have fun with the stuff. By the way, I like to use the Aqua Flex (a couple of coats) to "dab-on" scud shell backs. It's...
  21. Thread: danvise???

    by Al Beatty
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    Hi Shaun, The vise has served us well for the...

    Hi Shaun,

    The vise has served us well for the better part of 12 years. Yes, it is made of delrin (high test plastic to some people) which is a product originally developed for roller bearings in...
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    Hi rppdr, The other posters have provided...

    Hi rppdr,

    The other posters have provided great information and if you are doing a good job of removing the under fur/short fibers then static electricity could be a problem. If the hair doesn't...
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    Hi Group, We sell a pair of tweezers similar...

    Hi Group,

    We sell a pair of tweezers similar to item 33 that Thwack (but no wood handle) mentioned in the previous post. I have to admit we've never used them for hackle pliers but do find them...
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    Hi brookie, That is a great looking fly. You...

    Hi brookie,

    That is a great looking fly. You have a private message regarding it. Take care & ...

    Tight Lines - Gretchen & Al Beatty
    www.btsflyfishing.com
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    Oh Yeah if any body is intrested I have a Nikon...

    Oh Yeah if any body is intrested I have a Nikon "F" with Nikor lenses and a Pentax "K1200(?)SE" with lenses for sale or trade. The Nikon is vintage 1969 the Pentax is Newer 1975;)[/QUOTE]

    Hi...
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