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    I admit I don't save money on the flies I tie....

    I admit I don't save money on the flies I tie. But if I wasn't tying flies, I'd probably be engaging in some other vice that would cost me even more.
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    I need to be able to sit with my back against the...

    I need to be able to sit with my back against the chair. If I have to lean forward, I'll get tired much faster. This necessitated using an extension to bring the vise out away from the edge of the...
  3. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    There always seemed to be a limited supply to me....

    There always seemed to be a limited supply to me. I have purchased the 1 oz. bags from Feather Craft before. They are mixed and about 2/3 barred feathers. Still probably a better deal than the small...
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    That could be. I think I heard it was a very thin...

    That could be. I think I heard it was a very thin layer on top of a mirror and not the fly was not really floating.
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    That's reminiscent of the old Dan Bailey catalog...

    That's reminiscent of the old Dan Bailey catalog photo, in which the fly was not really floating as it appeared to be.

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  6. The Clic magnetic glasses also come in an XXL...

    The Clic magnetic glasses also come in an XXL size http://www.clicmagneticglasses.com/xxl/?sort=priceasc

    Are those the ones you tried on? The XXL is .5 inch wider.
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    I never even knew that anybody made them...

    I never even knew that anybody made them commercially. I have considered making one.
  8. Thread: Green Flies?

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    Google 'green rock worm' and you will find a...

    Google 'green rock worm' and you will find a bunch of patterns representing the larva of the Rhyacophila caddis. As Joe said the Lime Trude is a great dry.
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    You make the loop large enough to pass the coiled...

    You make the loop large enough to pass the coiled line through all at once.
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    I have used a figure-8 loop without any problems....

    I have used a figure-8 loop without any problems. Actually I've always thought that an Albright, tied on a line without a loop, would be more likely to hang up.
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    Love the Trude and the Opal X-Caddis is money.

    Love the Trude and the Opal X-Caddis is money.
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    Thanks for posting this amazing video of an...

    Thanks for posting this amazing video of an unusual Mayfly.
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    That is from the "Bugs of The Underworld" DVD by...

    That is from the "Bugs of The Underworld" DVD by Ralph and Lisa Cutter. I highly recommend the whole DVD.
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    Above the first post, on the far right, click on...

    Above the first post, on the far right, click on "Display" then on "Linear Mode".
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    I am a fan of Brian Silvey's Caddis Pupa. He uses...

    I am a fan of Brian Silvey's Caddis Pupa. He uses starling feathers. I will admit to leaving them off if I'm feeling lazy though.
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    The flies I've seen tied by Doug Prince look just...

    The flies I've seen tied by Doug Prince look just like that, with black ostrich. The peacock version with brown biot tails, used to be called the Brown Forked-tail.

    And thank you for tying the...
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    Over the years I've run into my share of bears,...

    Over the years I've run into my share of bears, deer, elk, bobcats, rattle snakes... The most startling was on the Yellowstone. I was working my way along the bank, focused on the river, when I...
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    I don't trust the packaged ones with heat shrink....

    I don't trust the packaged ones with heat shrink. I've seen them come off. I have used Dan Blanton's method though and that seems very secure.
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    When I was a teenager I would lash my 8.5' 2 pc....

    When I was a teenager I would lash my 8.5' 2 pc. Eagle Claw rod naked to my external frame pack. It was awkward, but I never broke it. Of course it was a $20 rod. Next up was a 4 piece rod and I...
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    I really like the looks of that. Well done!

    I really like the looks of that. Well done!
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    Fly tying Specialties for one....

    Fly tying Specialties for one. http://www.flytyingspecialties.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19
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    Who needs waders? Just spray that stuff directly...

    Who needs waders? Just spray that stuff directly on your body, then peel it off at the end of the day.
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    Average sizes: BWO 18, PMD 16, PED 14, March...

    Average sizes:
    BWO 18, PMD 16, PED 14, March Brown 12-14, Green Drake 8-10, Callibaetis 14, Caddis 12-16 (except October Caddis or Traveling sedge), Salmonfly 4-6, Golden Stone 6-8
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    Yes the two legged predators are the worst. Out...

    Yes the two legged predators are the worst. Out here some meth heads like to travel along rivers and especially boat ramps, looking for unattended vehicles to break into. Even if your lucky enough to...
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    Most similar: Portland, Spokane, Boise. Least...

    Most similar: Portland, Spokane, Boise. Least similar: Philadelphia, Providence, Springfield MA. Seems about right.
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