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  1. Thread: Rotating Vise

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    Excellent :D!

    Excellent :D!
  2. Thread: Rotating Vise

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    Yes! Finally found a video on YouTube of a tier...

    Yes! Finally found a video on YouTube of a tier using the rotary function to tie the body and rib of the Grey Ghost.
    Oh Cheech - I completely agree that, with a rotary or quasi-rotary vise, you...
  3. Thread: Rotating Vise

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    Silver - You may be correct insofar as the...

    Silver - You may be correct insofar as the non-use of the 'rotary' function because it's Not universal. So for teaching purposes the demonstrator may choose not to use it.

    Curtis - You may...
  4. Thread: Rotating Vise

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    Hi Bob, I don't know if the tiers I observed...

    Hi Bob,

    I don't know if the tiers I observed were 'old school' or not. All I observed was that they both had top of the line 'true rotary vises', yet they did not use the rotary function even...
  5. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    ducky, The feds say it's okay. The state of CA...

    ducky,

    The feds say it's okay. The state of CA says we'll follow the feds regulations. So it's okay. Okay? LOL.
  6. Thread: Rotating Vise

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    Rotating Vise

    I just watched several YouTube videos of two well-known tiers. The flies I watched tied were a few Salmon flies like the Blue Charm and Rusty Rat. Then I watched 2 tiers, each tying the Grey Ghost....
  7. Thread: Just a thought

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    Mark, I guess I wasn't clear, My bad. Poor...

    Mark,

    I guess I wasn't clear, My bad. Poor English in trying to say that some were no longer with us (departed) and some were 'no longer with us' (in a communication sense). There are plenty of...
  8. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    Not that it really matters, but unless you can...

    Not that it really matters, but unless you can find something to the contrary, this is what is in the California Game Laws:

    "?509. Concurrence with Federal Regulations.

    (a) The...
  9. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    We've been here before and at least 5 times the...

    We've been here before and at least 5 times the federal law has been quoted. It is not illegal. In fact, as long as the bird was taken legally, the use, sale, etc. is perfectly legal when used in fly...
  10. Thread: Just a thought

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    Marco, I may be late to the prom or may have...

    Marco,

    I may be late to the prom or may have attempted a response much earlier in this thread. Regardless, allow me to post what unfortunately may be too obvious. Many of the people who had...
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    rainbow, Not sure this answers you exact...

    rainbow,

    Not sure this answers you exact question but this is what I've done and my stuff has stayed reasonably okay. Oh, I've been tying for about 55 years, gotten killed stuff over the years and...
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    rainbow, Nice gesture. Please make certain...

    rainbow,

    Nice gesture. Please make certain that those feathers are absent of any critters before offering them. You wouldn't want some youngster or 'newbee' to find their materials infested with...
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    rainbow, (you can save money) "if you can...

    rainbow,

    (you can save money) "if you can stick to tying few patterns that you fish regularly and avoid getting into tying as a separate hobby." Okay, well I guess that's true.
    Fly tying...
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    Warren, I disagree with several opinions you...

    Warren,

    I disagree with several opinions you state in your post, starting with, "The fly tyer who ties flies for themselves does it because it is relaxing and a very enjoyable hobby for them. ...
  15. Thread: Polar Bear

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    hap, That's sort of the way I understand the...

    hap,

    That's sort of the way I understand the law.
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    Economics for Fly Tyers

    This just doesn't exist. Show me a fly tyer who's saved money tying his/her own flies and I'll show you a spin fisherman, LOL.

    Allan
  17. Thread: Polar Bear

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    Alan, I'm not sure but I think that it's...

    Alan,

    I'm not sure but I think that it's illegal to bring polar bear from Canada to the US. Actually, I'm really not sure what makes some polar bear legal while other pieces or skins are not....
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    Hey Byron, I'm just guessing that there are...

    Hey Byron,

    I'm just guessing that there are perhaps 3, 4 or more fly shops in that area. Well, at least 1 that you say you went to for the backing and line. So what is with the allegiance to Orvis...
  19. Thread: Polar Bear

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    hap, Thanks for that information.

    hap,

    Thanks for that information.
  20. Thread: Polar Bear

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    Polar Bear

    Recently I tied a bunch of steelhead flies for a program and the recipe for several of the flies called for wings of polar bear hair. The polar bear I have is legal and I used it. Now I'm not...
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    oldster, "why would Dan Bailey and Scientific...

    oldster,

    "why would Dan Bailey and Scientific Angler go to the trouble to make the fly appear to be floating as it shows unless they, and a large number of well known fly tyers and fly...
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    We constantly read, and it's true, that the fish...

    We constantly read, and it's true, that the fish are the ultimate judges. But that's from below the water line and in some type of wet condition. On the other hand, we make the ultimate decision...
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    Jay, Maybe both? Oil on mirror?

    Jay,

    Maybe both? Oil on mirror?
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    As I recall, the Royal Wulff was placed on oil...

    As I recall, the Royal Wulff was placed on oil for that photo. That's what allowed it to appear as it did on the cover of the Dan Bailey catalog.
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    Okay, I'll take a stab. However, "Two questions...

    Okay, I'll take a stab. However, "Two questions this morning:" then you proceed to ask 4. I'll skip #1 because I can't think of any reasonable answer. #2, YES! It was first tied by someone(Walt...
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