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    I see... In that case, dog slicker brushes are...

    I see... In that case, dog slicker brushes are your friend;)
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    I had about every comb in the book until I got a...

    I had about every comb in the book until I got a carding block. You can do that much dub really quickly.
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    Yep;) Hareline just addressed it so the common...

    Yep;) Hareline just addressed it so the common guy can get a quality system to blend dubbings. http://store.flyfishfood.com/Blend-your-own-custom-dubbing-kit-p/byo.htm

    We use something similar...
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    A coffee grinder works as long as you don't have...

    A coffee grinder works as long as you don't have long fibers or flash. Long fibers will bind in the blade, and flash can get chopped up pretty bad (depending on the type of flash.) Canned air works...
  5. Thread: 18/0 GSP Thread

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    two thumbs and two big toes up.

    two thumbs and two big toes up.
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    very well done!

    very well done!
  7. Thread: Muskoka Vice

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    The Magnavise is made in Utah. The guy who came...

    The Magnavise is made in Utah. The guy who came up with the design is named Matt Plott.
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    Love that hackle color. Great job as always...

    Love that hackle color. Great job as always Scott.
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    The deer is almost so sparse that you can't tell...

    The deer is almost so sparse that you can't tell that it's there. Is it necessary on this pattern?
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    I was asking the same thing...

    I was asking the same thing...
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    They also like the easy prey of the deer hair...

    They also like the easy prey of the deer hair version.
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    As you should. Haystacks rock. Not much out...

    As you should. Haystacks rock. Not much out there that rivals the bugginess of deer hair.
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    You must be fishing for trout that only eat...

    You must be fishing for trout that only eat shrimp scented zelon (or should I say shuck yarn). In my experience, the Grumpy Frumpy outfishes both of them put together fished in tandem.
  14. Thread: Selling Flies

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    No on Ebay unless you can compete with $4 per...

    No on Ebay unless you can compete with $4 per dozen from kenyan flies. The key is quality. If you tie quality stuff, the buyers will come. You have to give your customers a reason to buy your...
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    I would have handed him a bottle of powerbait. ...

    I would have handed him a bottle of powerbait. If he was that inflexible, maybe he needs to do rethink his hobby choice.

    I used to hate dealing with that type of customer when I worked at the fly...
  16. They should have warning labels... Daiichi comes...

    They should have warning labels... Daiichi comes with a warning. Yes. They are that much better.

    This "boisterous" fly tyer will say that the old Mustads are not even in the same ballpark...
  17. I have tied a fair bit on Lazer Trokar hooks, and...

    I have tied a fair bit on Lazer Trokar hooks, and they are probably the best big game hooks I have used. Some of the Eagle claw laser point hooks aren't bad, but their fly specific hooks are pretty...
  18. Mustad hooks of the past were not chemically...

    Mustad hooks of the past were not chemically sharpened, and in my opinion, that was their major downfall. The signature series is chemically sharpened, so they are much better than their past...
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    I think the Griffin Montana Pro is one of the...

    I think the Griffin Montana Pro is one of the best beginner vises around because it has the same jaw that the Mongoose has. It's about $75, and that leaves you $25 for a bobbin and scissors.
  20. Thread: New Catagory?

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    This whole discussion really makes me laugh, and...

    This whole discussion really makes me laugh, and there is a part of the western US where people really think about this stuff. How about this.... WHO CARES WHAT YOU CALL IT!!!!

    I fish with...
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    I would agree with you if we were talking about...

    I would agree with you if we were talking about saddles, but capes still offer a very wide range of sizes. I'm particularly fond of the be high and dry capes because they excel in that category. ...
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    Allan, Thanks for the feedback. Denny sold...

    Allan,

    Thanks for the feedback. Denny sold his flock that is now known as Clearwater hackle that was included in the research. Another thing to consider is that each generation of bird...
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    Thanks Scott. His hackle was definitely a...

    Thanks Scott. His hackle was definitely a pleasant surprise. I'll be tying with that cape quite a bit.
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    The Ultimate Hackle Throwdown

    I thought I would share this here since there are some great tyers on this forum. This is a research project about hackle we have been working on for months.
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    Yes... The Gammy S10 is a much better wire...

    Yes... The Gammy S10 is a much better wire diameter for a dry fly.
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