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  1. Nice looking fly there. I'd be curious to know...

    Nice looking fly there. I'd be curious to know how it fishes for you, for I fish for Bass and have tried many crawfish patterns w/o a whole lot of consistent success. Problem is similar to you with...
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    I don't mean to ask a stupid question,...

    I don't mean to ask a stupid question, but.......Had to do the research on a snapping turtle?............for school or were you just curious?
    I have heard and read that folks in the south eat em,...
  3. Thread: Morels

    by David Parker
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    Whooooooooooo...........those are huge compared...

    Whooooooooooo...........those are huge compared to what I have ever found up here in my Canadian wilderness! My mouth is watering just looking at that photo.
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    That's quite a nice rod and reel...

    That's quite a nice rod and reel setup..........looks like a fibreglass fly rod, but what fly reel is that?
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    Here in Canada, we have what is called an...

    Here in Canada, we have what is called an `Outdoors Card`. It is the same as a credit card with your identification info and card number on the front, can be either for hunting or fishing and your...
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    Sticky: I for one would certainly not make the team and...

    I for one would certainly not make the team and would be cut, for I do not look on fly fishing as a competitive sport per say, but a way to relax, learn, de-stress and meet others. In my own ways I...
  7. I have to agree with Ted here, for the sanding...

    I have to agree with Ted here, for the sanding thing is really not an option for me either, when I can actually wait for the right time to apply a good first coat of epoxy.
    I for one, never rush a...
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    That's certainly a nice Brown and I have seen so...

    That's certainly a nice Brown and I have seen so many different markings on those fish from the photos posted here. It seems that each state fish has different markings or am I imagining things?
    We...
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    So what part of the country is...

    So what part of the country is that........Montana?
    Sure was wrong about that bunny though, for they take on a different look in certain areas don't they......ha!
    From the look of that...
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    Hey Jesse; From that pick I would say that...

    Hey Jesse;
    From that pick I would say that Thumper is a Snowshoe Hare in transition back to summer foliage. Head is too large for the Easter Bunny.
    Got lots of them here in Ontario where hind feet...
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    Got a PM from him as well.

    Got a PM from him as well.
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    Kids are wonderful aren't they? They grow up so...

    Kids are wonderful aren't they? They grow up so fast, so I feel it's important to enjoy each precious moment with them.
    Our Grandsons will be visiting on Easter Sunday for an egg hunt, but Mr....
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    I was also hit 2 weeks ago...........received a...

    I was also hit 2 weeks ago...........received a message from the board regarding numerous attempts to open my account here.
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    As I tie on a Renzetti Presentation rotary vice,...

    As I tie on a Renzetti Presentation rotary vice, I finally chose one of their backdrop attachments which just fits onto the vice stem. After trying many other things which were either too big or kept...
  15. Thread: Skunk?

    by David Parker
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    Thanks Guys, great stuff. Ralph...........I...

    Thanks Guys, great stuff.
    Ralph...........I understand where you are coming from, but I'm personally challenged to prove myself that I can once again do this, but with a Skunk.
    Ed........thanks for...
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    What may I ask is Congo Hair?

    What may I ask is Congo Hair?
  17. Thread: Skunk?

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    Thanks for the responses folks. I have always...

    Thanks for the responses folks.
    I have always been curious to know if Skunk hair was used in fly patterns and I have wanted to use Skunk in place of Polar Bear, for Polar Bear is not only very...
  18. Thread: Skunk?

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    Skunk?

    I do know there are fly patterns out there by the name "Skunk", but my real question for the Gurus of this site is...............
    Are there any fly patterns anyone may know of which actually uses...
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    Well although I cannot get up a picture of my...

    Well although I cannot get up a picture of my work area on this site, I can surely see from all the great shots here that we all have one thing in common........we are all addicted to material...
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    Agree.....still one of the most beautiful birds...

    Agree.....still one of the most beautiful birds in this world of ours! Had a family friend who kept a few on his farm as company for his other birds and they seemed to act as "protector of the...
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    Ahhh a Muddler...........my favourite of all...

    Ahhh a Muddler...........my favourite of all flies.
    Scott my question is.................did you also wrap behind/under the wing to make it stand up off the hook shank? That ramp effect at the head...
  22. It is always nice to be able to take an old rod...

    It is always nice to be able to take an old rod and refurbish it to fish again. IMO, what is even better as a rod builder, is when you take that old rod you know little about, possibly make an error...
  23. I am by no means an expert on cane rods, but I...

    I am by no means an expert on cane rods, but I can tell you from my own experience, the few cane rods that I have refurbished for fellows, were done using Exterior Marine Spar Varnish. This was done...
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    You don't really need to apply too much tension...

    You don't really need to apply too much tension to the threads as long as it is consistent. Everyone has their own methods, but I use very small strips of masking tape at each thread end as I apply...
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    Just my $0.02.................I fish mainly Pike...

    Just my $0.02.................I fish mainly Pike flies here and what is mentioned above is exactly that. From my own experiences and fishing lots of weedy areas, Pike will eat almost anything they...
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