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    Bamboozle: Thanks for buying the DVD! And it...

    Bamboozle:

    Thanks for buying the DVD! And it ain't dark and spooky!! Ha! :-D

    I tell people all the time, the duck quills were traditionally used for tying most of the wet flies, especially in...
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    John: Andy's e-mail, unless it's been changed...

    John:

    Andy's e-mail, unless it's been changed is:

    docafish@comcast.net

    DB
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    Hey Andy: You could have at least had the...

    Hey Andy:
    You could have at least had the decency to tell everyone who the crazy guy was that told YOU that ironing wing quills & flank feathers takes the wrinkles out. LOL !!

    In fact, I can't...
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    Silly me. This post was two pages long and I...

    Silly me.
    This post was two pages long and I didn't notice. Posted my reply after the answer was posted. I can be such a dork. LOL!

    DB
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    Thanks, Allan, for starting this topic. I...

    Thanks, Allan, for starting this topic.

    I shouldn't be here - too busy getting ready for the Symposium this weekend - but I couldn't resist. ;-)

    Having tied commercially for 12 or so years,...
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    A "wire dubbing loop" and a "dubbing brush" are...

    A "wire dubbing loop" and a "dubbing brush" are the same thing. Just different names. Wire dubbing loop is the home made version of the "store-bought" dubbing brush.
    That wasn't hard to figure out....
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    Hey Guys! Long time no see! Ha! I got an e-mail...

    Hey Guys! Long time no see! Ha!
    I got an e-mail from "mantis" the other day, said I should jump in here and offer my two cents. So here I am!

    Been off all summer. Well, not off...but prostate...
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    Be sure to read my first post response to Joe...

    Be sure to read my first post response to Joe Allison regarding the status of Hille's Angler's Supply House in South Williamsport, PA.

    E. Hille Angler's Supply House web site is currently down....
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    Hi Joe: You and more than a few other guys are...

    Hi Joe:

    You and more than a few other guys are in the same boat. Here's some info you might find helpful.

    E. Hille in South Williamsport, PA, has long been the best place to buy duck quills....
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    Micropteris: The first difference between us...

    Micropteris:

    The first difference between us is I think "You Do Your Thing" is a great song, a good ballad. It's also a GREAT CD. Needless to say, I am a Mongtomery-Gentry fan.

    The second, and...
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    Allan: With all due respect, I was NOT totally...

    Allan:

    With all due respect, I was NOT totally serious when I closed with the remark about the original topic. I am enjoying this whole thing anyway. It's was just my best idea at the time for a...
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    Andy: In good-hearted humor and pure fun, (no...

    Andy:

    In good-hearted humor and pure fun, (no malice or ill-will intended) I think you (like my deceased uncle used to say about his wife, his mother-in-law, and his sister-in-law, my mother -...
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    I fully support PETA - "People Eating Tasty...

    I fully support PETA - "People Eating Tasty Animals."

    I grew up in northcentral Pennsylvania, still live here, and was raised by a father who taught me how to hunt & fish. Can't remember when I...
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    Mantis: Between 3rd & 4th grade, my summer...

    Mantis:

    Between 3rd & 4th grade, my summer vacation - I went to Gettysburg with my mom & grandmother, went fishing, played ball, went fishing, got chased, tackled, and kissed repeatedly by my two...
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    Bashline's Night Fishing for trout. Got a...

    Bashline's Night Fishing for trout.

    Got a signed copy. Heard him speak in the fall of 1976 or 7 at Penn State University for the PA Council of TU Annual meetings. He followed Caucci & Nastasi who...
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    Northern Fisher: I suggest don't buy a kit....

    Northern Fisher:

    I suggest don't buy a kit. Too much stuff you won't use. Get a good vise (I love my Regal C-Clamp Rotary and have been uning it for 12 years).
    Materials: buy only what you need...
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    Where to buy Don Bastian DVD. I posted this...

    Where to buy Don Bastian DVD.

    I posted this message on Andy B's topic this morning. I feel I should make this clear. Some of the fellows on FAOL have been buying my DVD at Amazon.com. This company...
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    cctyer: Changing threads is no big deal for...

    cctyer:

    Changing threads is no big deal for me. I use a Matarelli whip finisher with two turns to unload the white thread, (as I do on floss bodied wet flies where I ALWAYS use white thread as an...
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    Another thing on buying my DVD,Tying Classic Wet...

    Another thing on buying my DVD,Tying Classic Wet Flies:

    Some of the guys were passing round the info to buy my DVD from Amazon.com.

    It is available there, but it comes through FishUSA.com where...
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    Hans: from one of your friends in a low place....

    Hans: from one of your friends in a low place. Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases...

    I can sometimes be considered "gullible." But I can usually figure out (eventually)when someone is...
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    Dear Larry: Dave's Flexament is the same thing...

    Dear Larry:

    Dave's Flexament is the same thing as vinyl cement. Hardware store vinyl cement thinner will do the job. Some fly shops sell "Vinyl Cement" because Dave's Flexament is trademarked and...
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    Yeah, Rick Whorwood knows Bryant Freeman. Hans, I...

    Yeah, Rick Whorwood knows Bryant Freeman. Hans, I did say in my second sentence "...if you ever plan to use Cellaire as head cement." I know nothing about the dubbing twister and the needs of cement...
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    Hans and all: Perhaps you did use hackle...

    Hans and all:

    Perhaps you did use hackle pliers to twist floss for a rib. I didn't say I originated it, It was simply unknown to me. <G> Now that I've figured that out...

    On the married wing...
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    Andy - you write just like you talk. I can...

    Andy - you write just like you talk. I can actually hear your voice, your vocal inflections, your tone as I read your post. It's funny! LOL! <G>

    I believe Poul Jorgensen said, (quoting someone...
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    All right, Andy settle down, I wouldn't want to...

    All right, Andy settle down, I wouldn't want to be forced to tell the story how two friends of mine hooked over 100 trout on the Big Horn River in a single day in August of 2002 fishing over a dozen...
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