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  1. Thread: Is it heresy?

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    That's funny. They are so simple to tie, can't...

    That's funny. They are so simple to tie, can't imagine going through that much extra effort, but if it works for you, so be it...
  2. Thread: support legs?

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    Have only seen them on his web site, but I'm...

    Have only seen them on his web site, but I'm puzzled about the niche this supposedly fills. If you look at rubber legs in the water, they pretty much stick out they way the are tied in, with very...
  3. Thread: Sparseness

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    Sylvester Nemes used to make a point about sparse...

    Sylvester Nemes used to make a point about sparse hackle collars as well, but it was never a concept I was satisfied with, so I hackle as I like.

    As far as sparseness in bodies, I'm a firm...
  4. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    So if you are going to ignore the discussion, why...

    So if you are going to ignore the discussion, why did you start it? Unable to assimilate viewpoints or information that disagrees with your world view or were you just disappointed the thread did...
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    PT: Whoa. Scott: Nice pattern and...

    PT: Whoa.

    Scott: Nice pattern and interesting substitute for the thorax. Does not have quite the same behavior as herl, but it does make a convincing pattern.
  6. Thread: 'Triggers'

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    Of course there are triggers...we just don't know...

    Of course there are triggers...we just don't know what they are, hence why we constantly generate new fly patterns in the futile but fun quest for the one magic pattern that works always. Some tire...
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    Odd you should say that because the reel seat...

    Odd you should say that because the reel seat falling off wasn't too uncommon a few years ago, but for the price, a good little rod in the smaller weights.
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    WD40. Granted you don't use that many, but good...

    WD40. Granted you don't use that many, but good pattern. Wood duck dyed mallard (used to be done with onion peels) can be used as a substitute for the real thing for Bird's Nests or the like.
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    Suspect many have had the same experience...I...

    Suspect many have had the same experience...I know I have as well...
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    Could not disagree more strongly. Choice is...

    Could not disagree more strongly. Choice is always better than a lack there of, and as others have pointed out, I think you are over simplifying the history of fly tying. Nobody can force modern...
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    Another nice pattern but that glass bead has got...

    Another nice pattern but that glass bead has got to drag this one down pretty quickly. Have you fished this? While I'm intrigued by the profile, but that bead is a bit much in my mind. Thanks for...
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    Nice trick to get the tapering body, although...

    Nice trick to get the tapering body, although unless you have a template, that's got to be pretty tedious to achieve on a regular basis.

    Excellent tutorial as always, although that is one ugly fly...
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    Yup, AlanB's method makes more sense...and I'm...

    Yup, AlanB's method makes more sense...and I'm not saying that, just because I do it the same way (grin). Arrick does quite a few things that I do not, but that does not make him any less a tier...
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    Brilliant pattern!

    Brilliant pattern!
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    Could you be thinking of "Revivex"? Meant more...

    Could you be thinking of "Revivex"? Meant more for jackets and the like, and will not repair leaks.
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    Unfortunately, when the booties start leaking you...

    Unfortunately, when the booties start leaking you are in trouble because they are not easily fixed. You can try slathering Marine Goop or the like in the seams in the hope that it will patch the...
  17. Any decent pair of light hiking pants will work. ...

    Any decent pair of light hiking pants will work. REI, North Face, Ex Officio, Patagonia, etc. Tons of them on the market. Quick drying type also make great wet wading wear. YMMV.
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    Envy you this annual trip. Have to pick you...

    Envy you this annual trip. Have to pick you brain one day to see how feasible a Kodiak DIY would be. Best of luck, Hap.
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    Try Kent at www.canadianllama.com...

    Try Kent at www.canadianllama.com. Great product, excellent service, very good prices, and consistent stock. Have been a happy customer for years.
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    Generally, I like Hogan's patterns, but this one...

    Generally, I like Hogan's patterns, but this one is just plain odd. Not sure I'd ever tie this because the extra feature does not seem all that helpful, but I do like the underwing of CDC.

    Nice...
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    Huh, this did not go the way I thought it would. ...

    Huh, this did not go the way I thought it would. I had expected the old bulldog clip/dubbing loop method. This approach seems more simple and efficient. How does this pattern fish/float?

    Nice...
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    Ah, Arrick's. My favorite store in West...

    Ah, Arrick's. My favorite store in West Yellowstone, and that is saying a lot for a town that seeming has a fly shop on every block. They spend the winter tying in that shop, and there are always...
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    The topic pops up now and again as tiers discover...

    The topic pops up now and again as tiers discover or rediscover Brooks writings on this side of the pond. My fly box contains patterns that are regular as well as those 'in the round' and sure...
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    And your reason is? Certainly not thrift, which...

    And your reason is? Certainly not thrift, which is about the only justifiable reason I can think of to restrict oneself.

    I'd always assumed most tiers used the best material available, whether it...
  25. Thread: Softex solvent

    by whatfly
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    Pretty much is determined by how thin you like...

    Pretty much is determined by how thin you like your Softex. Have not used lighter fluid myself, but for Toluene, you just add a bit, stir, add more if necessary, and repeat until you get something...
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