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    Just make sure your bug killer is...

    Just make sure your bug killer is paradichlorobenzine and not simply based on naptha.
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    This one works: ...

    This one works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QIyQuKdNq0
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    I'm sure you guys must have trouble if you have...

    I'm sure you guys must have trouble if you have to solder electrical stuff. I agree with your basic idea but feel that it is really overdone.
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    Sounds good Herefishy, but doesn't your scale...

    Sounds good Herefishy, but doesn't your scale have a "tare" feature that automatically subtracts the weight of the cover?
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    Is my thinking blurred?

    Some of my buddies claim that using imitation jungle cock, such as Ti-Rite, for streamers is totally unacceptable. Now, I'd like to present my argument. To me these printed plastic guys look a lot...
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    Picking a vise is like picking a suit of clothes....

    Picking a vise is like picking a suit of clothes. All the other guys are right. One important factor seldom included in product reviews is your own personal emphasis on the relative importance of...
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    Just be sure to get one with a calibration...

    Just be sure to get one with a calibration weight. I am very happy with my 0 - 600 gram scale that measures in 0.1 gram increments. With it comes a 500 gram calibration weight. It's the greatest...
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    Another quiery

    In my opinion the most basic wet fly is a simple, wingless, brown hackle peacock. It was the first fly I caught a trout on and is my "go to" ever since. Why is it that I can find no pics or reference...
  9. Thread: Eric Leiser

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    Eric Leiser

    Does anyone know the whereabouts of Eric Leiser? He was the author of books on material preparation and general fly tying as well as operating a shop in Cold Spring, N.Y. many decades ago.
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    Christmas advice needed

    While I have tried, I'm just barely making progress with my 20 yr. old relative in fly fishing. He is an enthusiastic spin fisherman and wants a vest-like piece of apparel to carry his gear....
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    The flies are all great but when it comes to...

    The flies are all great but when it comes to boating safety I'd ask some questions.
  12. Maybe I'm too late but for the fly tying activity...

    Maybe I'm too late but for the fly tying activity I've found that a Wooly Buggers work well but that a colorful larva made with red colored "V-rib" with a turn of fuzzy yarn replacing a dubbed...
  13. Thread: Help needed

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    Help needed

    Has anyone ever heard of a streamer called the Orange Blossom Special?
    It was bought at a Big Y shop. The claim is that it was good on smallmouths.

    I'd like a pattern description. Thanks.
  14. Thread: Slinkies

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    Surprised to not find this in the Fly Tying area...

    Surprised to not find this in the Fly Tying area but I can't even find a "slinky" description by searching FAOL.
    They don't acknowledge the term. What are they? Thanks.
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    Hi Scott; That's the one. Thanks.

    Hi Scott; That's the one. Thanks.
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    Photo of Art Flick at his bench

    I recently saw such a photo on a website but lost track. He is my hero and I'd like to put such a photo in my original Streamside Guide book. Any guidance is appreciated.
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    Has anyone tried to use the technique of twisting...

    Has anyone tried to use the technique of twisting the hackle after tying on but before winding on?
    It might offset the "helical" characteristic you're trying to avoid. This technique was detailed...
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    Hooks for Klinkhammers

    Is It acceptable to use Scud shaped hooks for Klinkhammers
    or are they too heavy or misshaped?
  19. Thread: Nymph legs

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    Nymph legs

    If the famous fly tier, Frank Sawyer, concluded that nymphs never extended their legs when moving away from the bottom why do we persist In tying legs on our flies? He concluded that free swimming...
  20. Thread: Long Cress

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    My memory could be completely off but is this not...

    My memory could be completely off but is this not an old pattern from Frank Sawyer in England that Lee Wulff popularized here and called something like "the killer bug"?
  21. Thread: In my opinion

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    In my opinion

    Having messed with dry fly hackle for decades the improvement in quality being obvious.
    However, I also conclude that grizzly feathers of the same nominal quality and strain from the same grower are...
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    If the first item is a quote and the follow-up is...

    If the first item is a quote and the follow-up is correct, this just reminds us all that politicians were always the same.
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    A beautifully tied fly.

    A beautifully tied fly.
  24. Thread: Rubin Martin

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    If you would Google "Rubin Martin fly tier" you...

    If you would Google "Rubin Martin fly tier" you will get his videos with music because he does not narrate in English.
    My point is that his tying is in the class of Weilenmann and McPhail but...
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    As noted, floss is presently used on a few...

    As noted, floss is presently used on a few patterns like a Royal Coachman, some Soft Hackle wets or several classic streamers. Its objective is to provide a smooth shinny fly body.
    Far the opposite...
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