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  1. Sorry if this isn't directly on topic but I just...

    Sorry if this isn't directly on topic but I just want to say thanks to Planettrout for that reference. I've maintained for years that dubbing and felting are related. Now I have a really good quote...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EDN5uDIFsWA

    Cheers,
    A.
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    Allan, The technique you describe is one I use a...

    Allan, The technique you describe is one I use a lot, especially with tinsel bodies.

    There is plenty of evidence that many fly tiers can't count. You will not have to search for long to find an...
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    Its not just the amount of thread. If you tie...

    Its not just the amount of thread. If you tie something in and pull it out the turns must be loose. Tight turns on top of loose is a recipe for slipping.

    Cheers,
    A.
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    Am I in danger...

    ...Of a visit from some kind of fly tying men in black. Or are the high priests of fly fishing sharpening their sacrificial knives with a view to cutting out my heart? I'm beginning to feel like I am...
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    In the background to the last photo is a peacock...

    In the background to the last photo is a peacock pheasant. Now that is a special bird, and worth serious money. It would bald even quicker if I got my grubby mitts on it!
    Cheers,
    C.
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    My first thought was, "What well behaved birds"....

    My first thought was, "What well behaved birds". My second, "What a waste". Nigel at Lakeland Fly Tying has a couple of them that only come out at shows, and then are placed where no one can reach...
  8. Very interesting Byron, it looks like you haven't...

    Very interesting Byron, it looks like you haven't used it. If you have what do you think of the Beaver Jaws. As they no longer make them I have to wonder why not?

    Cheers,
    A.
  9. Thread: Sparseness

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    Not really Hans, If you look at the plate I...

    Not really Hans, If you look at the plate I posted earlier you'll see the hooks are quite fine. and the barbs are well spaced on most game bird hackles so they spread quite well.

    As for tying in...
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    Here's a plate from North Country Flies by TE...

    Here's a plate from North Country Flies by TE Pritt.
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    If you look closely you will see the hooks are quite long in the shank compared to modern hooks used, but the flies are tied short....
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    Ed, I understand the leverage point, however, as...

    Ed, I understand the leverage point, however, as these hooks were blind why not simply remove the excess after bending. It would not be the issue it would be with an eyed hook.

    Cheers,
    A.
  12. Thread: uv thread?

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    The head doesn't have to be form the same thread...

    The head doesn't have to be form the same thread as the rest of the fly is tied with.
    Cheers,
    A.
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    This is really rather strange. It might help if...

    This is really rather strange. It might help if you understand a little of my background. I am from the area where North country spiders are from. At one time most of my fishing was on the River Aire...
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    Become an apiculturist! Certainly here you have...

    Become an apiculturist! Certainly here you have to paint a registration number on your queens. Once you have learned to write that small you'll be able to put the full recipe on the head of every fly...
  15. Make sure you get a good one that doesn't dry...

    Make sure you get a good one that doesn't dry tacky. No point spending all that money on a resin you have to coat again afterwards.
    Cheers,
    C.
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    There are various versions about, Hends,...

    There are various versions about, Hends, Veniards, etc. I had friends rave about all of them at various times. So far I've steered away from them. They all lack one property of stripped peacock that...
  17. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    What do people mean by "Triggers"? Dick Walker...

    What do people mean by "Triggers"? Dick Walker (one of the most innovative anglers ever) proposed a theory about how trout identify food. He said it is in a similar way to how we recognise cartoons....
  18. Another for the mix. How about moose main. Two...

    Another for the mix. How about moose main. Two fibres, light and dark, wound together. My example is a wet fly but you can use this on any....
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    Why not go the whole hog Byron? 13177 Deer hair...

    Why not go the whole hog Byron?
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    Deer hair over the thorax and wind the hackle through it.

    Cheers,
    A.
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    There are all kinds of things that you can use...

    There are all kinds of things that you can use mallard flank for, however, there is mallard flank, and mallard flank. The little ones that are often dyed brown and passed off as bronze mallard are...
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    Hi Silver, I did as you say, and no that isn't...

    Hi Silver, I did as you say, and no that isn't the same technique. Lots of people try to copy Marc Petitjean's wings using that technique but it isn't how its done. Using that technique will result...
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    I don't use those, but I do use these....

    I don't use those, but I do use these.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/AlanBithell/BnDH_0005_edited-2.jpg
    Not so simple to tie, but avoid the inherent problems of heavy wings. You'll find...
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    Coming from a family that were extremely...

    Coming from a family that were extremely "follicly challenged" for at two generations, on both sides, where I get my excessively thick mop from has always been a mystery. My father was bald by 17 yet...
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    Allan, You have no idea just how much of a relief...

    Allan, You have no idea just how much of a relief it is to read that. For years I thought it was just me.

    Cheers,
    A.
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    Hair conditioner will work just as well as fabric...

    Hair conditioner will work just as well as fabric softener.

    Cheers,
    A.
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