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    I strongly agree with you Paul. When I first...

    I strongly agree with you Paul. When I first starting tying my own flies about 4yrs ago he was also a big influence in my tying. The Crappie Candy was one of the very first successful flies I tied...
  2. Thread: Woodchuck Hair

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    Here is a great article by Peter Frailey about...

    Here is a great article by Peter Frailey about using Woodchuck. I use allot of myself. Frailey has some excellent woodchuck patterns on his site and in this article:...
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    Rick, after reading your article it reminded...

    Rick,

    after reading your article it reminded me of the first woven patter I tried, the tussle bug, caught several SM's and one of the largest crappies, on a fly, in one local waters I fish allot....
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    I think you'll find this article an excellent...

    I think you'll find this article an excellent reference for dubbing blending & tools used

    http://ukflydressing.proboards.com/thread/4046

    mike
  5. Thread: Wabbit Season

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    Scott those are some really nice looking Hare's...

    Scott those are some really nice looking Hare's Ear, can't go wrong with them. I especially like your soft hackle HE, at the bottom, one of my favorite soft hackles to tie and works very well for me....
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    Great pattern Hans, one of favorite buggy caddis...

    Great pattern Hans, one of favorite buggy caddis patterns. Nicely done.

    Mike
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    thanks, 61yrs young and still going strong :) ...

    thanks, 61yrs young and still going strong :)

    Mike
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    looks like a cajun tickler too me. ...

    looks like a cajun tickler too me.

    http://www.loup-garou.net/cajuntickler.html

    Mike
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    glad to hear it was helpful. I just happen to...

    glad to hear it was helpful. I just happen to come across this site a few weeks ago looking for some Brahma hens.

    Mike
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    You might to check here...

    You might to check here http://www.featheremporium.com/Fly-Tying-Feathers/rhode%20island%20red.html

    I've bought several CDL Hens & Brahma Hens from them, great service.

    Mike
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    Ray, when you bring up his video, under the...

    Ray,

    when you bring up his video, under the description, click on the "Show More" button and toward the bottom he lists the materials used in english. If you comment or send him an email he will...
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    Joe, started watching his videos about a week...

    Joe,
    started watching his videos about a week ago. I noticed his videos on the GlobalFlyFisher web site, then started watching them on Youtube. He does list all the materials in the each video...
  13. Thread: video - Shade

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    Alan, Yep the deer's ears I found out about them...

    Alan, Yep the deer's ears I found out about them a while back from a friend of mine he gave me about a dozen of them he had left over. Stuff is fantastic for dubbing.

    AlanB, that's a great...
  14. Thread: video - Shade

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    thanks Warren I will give it a try. I think the...

    thanks Warren I will give it a try. I think the trick is to keep the hairs somewhat perpendicular, or as much as possible to the wire so when you twist the wire in the brush the hairs stay in place...
  15. Thread: video - Shade

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    thanks Hans guess I'll do a little practicing...

    thanks Hans guess I'll do a little practicing with dubbing brush block for a bit.

    Mike
  16. Thread: video - Shade

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    that's a great little snowshoe hair pattern. I do...

    that's a great little snowshoe hair pattern. I do have to ask what your trick is creating dubbing brushes with deer hair. Tired many times to use scrap deer hairs into a dub brush but can never get...
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    Clousers & Buggers have always been a good...

    Clousers & Buggers have always been a good producers for me with the smallies in my area.

    Mike
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    John, I've had allot of luck with this pattern,...

    John, I've had allot of luck with this pattern, in Black & Orange, the bass & crappies in our area luv it. Usually tied in either a #8 or #10 streamer hook. It is a great pattern and so simple to...
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    Nice looking fish Dave, to bad our nice weather...

    Nice looking fish Dave, to bad our nice weather will be leaving for a few days now, looks like more one shot at winter is coming.

    MIke
  20. Thread: Sparkle Pupa

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    here's a video I found very good. ...

    here's a video I found very good.

    https://vimeo.com/31052076

    Mike
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    There are a few really good Ebay sellers that...

    There are a few really good Ebay sellers that sell complete muskrat soft tanned pelts for about $35-$40 if you want to get a life time supply :) Great for making up some zonker strips too.

    MIke
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    I've seen other variations of this pattern using...

    I've seen other variations of this pattern using hare's ear & squirrel and possum & squirrel too.

    Mike
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    that is a great pattern, our local sm bass luv it...

    that is a great pattern, our local sm bass luv it for some reason. I got some nice black angora rabbit that should work nicely on this variation.

    Mike
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    where about in Iowa is this? I've seen a few up...

    where about in Iowa is this? I've seen a few up here in N.W., of the state going to Sioux Falls last year. That is a great video, really beautiful birds to see.

    Mike
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    Great SBS Scott, makes for a great hopper/dropper...

    Great SBS Scott, makes for a great hopper/dropper rig too.

    Mike
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