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  1. Thread: MOAL Rhoid

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    Did you use glue on the rabbit strips or not? ...

    Did you use glue on the rabbit strips or not? Have fun casting those things once they are wet...
  2. Thread: Black hooks???

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    You know of a company that makes saltwater-proof...

    You know of a company that makes saltwater-proof black hooks? I do not, and that is probably the only real disadvantage.
  3. Good for them. While I personally do not like...

    Good for them. While I personally do not like the idea of competitive fly fishing, one's personal views should not diminish the accomplishment of the team. I'm sure they worked hard to achieve what...
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    If you are straightening the Mustad 94840, then...

    If you are straightening the Mustad 94840, then you are definitely horsing them too much, and there's no dry hook brand I know of that is going to save you. You need either a softer touch, a softer...
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    Would not recommend a 2XH hook for dries, except...

    Would not recommend a 2XH hook for dries, except in extraordinary circumstances. You have a few other choices. A standard weight hook will still be pretty easy to float, but not as easy as a 1XF. ...
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    Want to cast from your left? Turnaround. ...

    Want to cast from your left? Turnaround.

    Perhaps throwing your backcast will not get you in the ranks of the 'elite' (whatever the heck that is supposed to me) but it will get the job done.
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    Tradition! That's really pretty much it. Very...

    Tradition! That's really pretty much it. Very rarely used in contemporary patterns, but quite popular in historical patterns, some oldish steelhead patterns, and soft-hackles.
  8. Thread: Am I alone?

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    Donating to non-profits is the way to go, as...

    Donating to non-profits is the way to go, as others have mentioned. Casting for Recovery, Federation of Fly Fishers, various vet groups, or your local fly clubs' annual dinner are all easy choices.
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    Nope. Only advantage of the single strand stuff...

    Nope. Only advantage of the single strand stuff is you do not have to separate out the individual strands Danville four strand, which is convenient but hardly revolutionary.
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    Depends on what you mean by portable, but I use a...

    Depends on what you mean by portable, but I use a Petzl headlamp when going really light, and an Ottlite portable model otherwise
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    Neat idea. Would look better with the wing the...

    Neat idea. Would look better with the wing the other way around in my mind, which begs the question, considering how much extra floatation the butts add, if it would be a better way to tie...
  12. Don't bother using the Bird's Nest. It does not...

    Don't bother using the Bird's Nest. It does not catch trout nor does it work on steelhead. Nothing to see here...

    Interesting to see how almost everyone seems to tie it with a MUCH shorter wing...
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    Could also just mean your Flash install is munged...

    Could also just mean your Flash install is munged up. Try a reinstall/upgrade. Very likely the problem is local to your machine.
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    Very nice. Was just looking for drakes on a...

    Very nice. Was just looking for drakes on a nearby stream just the other day, but in my area this is such a touchy hatch, I rarely ever get to fish it. Might have to add a few of these to the box. ...
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    Hate to agree with such a...shall we say...

    Hate to agree with such a...shall we say unnecessarily brusque response, but the point is valid. There's no single pattern I can think of that works only on moving but not still-water. There are...
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    Very nice. It might be interesting to note that...

    Very nice. It might be interesting to note that while Ned Long used the superfloss/gallows method for his 'pullover' method, Bob Quigley used a section of mono doubled over in a short loop for his...
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    Will definitely have to try this one for...

    Will definitely have to try this one for Callibaeitis. Would be a bit too bulky, for me, to tie in BWO sizes. Would make a nice drake pattern though.
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    PT: I know exactly what you mean but I was...

    PT: I know exactly what you mean but I was volunteered. Saw both of these sources and even talked with the organizer and some participants of the FFF event, but was hoping for further insight.
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    How to run an Iron Fly event?

    Greetings:

    Was hoping someone with more experience running one of these could provide some advise. I'm stuck running an 'Iron Fly' event, akin to the Iron Chef TV show concept, but I'm at a...
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    Very nice. Brian Silvey sure has come up with...

    Very nice. Brian Silvey sure has come up with some interesting patterns. Of course, I usually just sink a Elk Hair Caddis if I need such a fly, but like the idea of adding a designated pattern as...
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    Interesting question. Probably for the same...

    Interesting question. Probably for the same reason cutthroats are not widely stocked anywhere, except maybe native waters that need help. I would posit that the cutthroat were less robust than the...
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    Have to disagree. The burden is on the EDITORS...

    Have to disagree. The burden is on the EDITORS to find good material. That is their job. Not generate the articles themselves, or just passively sit by and hope someone submits a useful article,...
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    Very nice, as always, Scott. I do think that...

    Very nice, as always, Scott. I do think that Congo Hair is a bit heavy for this pattern, and the original zelon would work better, but undoubtedly that will fish.
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    From once getting the all, I'm down to Flyfishing...

    From once getting the all, I'm down to Flyfishing & Tying Journal and Fly Tyer. Might even drop Fly Tyer in the not too distant future because it seems that the editors have gotten quite lazy, and...
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    The means and merits of a streamside vise have...

    The means and merits of a streamside vise have been debated before if you just look through the archives. My take is that it is a pretty silly idea. While I almost always carry a travel tying kit,...
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