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    Usually there is a small section, maybe 3/4",...

    Usually there is a small section, maybe 3/4", near the base of each feather that has the barbs spread out. Never halfway up the feather. The 100 packs that I have purchased have been correctly sized...
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    I understand, Byron. There is some information...

    I understand, Byron.

    There is some information about John Kolzer in Skip Hosfield's blog starting in about the 9th paragraph under My Early Fly Tying.
    http://www.skiphosfield.com/

    It pretty...
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    Montana has been the origin of enough flies. They don't need to steal ours. LOL

    Flies of the Northwest, 1990 edition say this about the Kolzer Dark Caddis: "Oregonian John Kolzer originated this pattern to suggeset dark caddis flies that hatch on Oregon's McKenzie River."
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    This pattern is based on the Kolzer Dark Caddis....

    This pattern is based on the Kolzer Dark Caddis. An old McKenzie River Oregon pattern originated by John Kolzer. It was unusual for a caddis pattern with its upright wing. The Kolzer Dark Caddis had...
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    You might try asking at http://classicflyrodforum.com
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    I have a float tube, pontoon, canoe and kayak....

    I have a float tube, pontoon, canoe and kayak. 99% of the time I'm in either the float tube or pontoon.

    I know there are a lot of people here who fish from kayaks. I'll let them give you the...
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    Scott, your version looks a lot better than the...

    Scott, your version looks a lot better than the ones they used to sell in Camp Sherman. I don't see why it wouldn't work as well as the Stayner Ducktail. I might have to tie a few myself.
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    I remember the first time I saw one, on Metolius...

    I remember the first time I saw one, on Metolius river back in the late '70s or early '80s, when it was full of hatchery plants. I ran into a guy along the river and he showed me the fly he was using...
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    Brook Trout have been stocked in the west for at...

    Brook Trout have been stocked in the west for at least a century. Back then I don't think there was any concept of invasive species. Brown Trout, Bass and panfish, possums, Himalayan blackberries......
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    I have to have the original in my possession. If...

    I have to have the original in my possession. If I lose it, I have to buy a duplicate. Multiple copies won't work for me.
    I just use the free plastic holders that are available where I buy my...
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    I also use this system. We probably saw it the...

    I also use this system. We probably saw it the same place.;) The nice thing is by adjusting the depth of the wire, you control the amount of cement. The wire can be pushed in deeper as the level of...
  12. I have no experience with the current generation...

    I have no experience with the current generation of Battenkill reels, but the ones I have seen in the past were good quality reels. Yes they sell extra spools. No click pawl drag is going to stop a...
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    For those having trouble visualizing: ...

    For those having trouble visualizing:

    http://www.sportingspirit.com/accounts/aliu/gallery/ChaseBobbin.jpg

    I remember these from when I first started tying, in the '70s, although they had...
  14. The Stimulator debate will go on. There is an old...

    The Stimulator debate will go on. There is an old Deschutes pattern called the Langtry Special or Langtry Stone, that is very close to being a Stimulator on a straight shanked hook. It predates both...
  15. It would be interesting to know specifically what...

    It would be interesting to know specifically what pattern the OP was thinking of.

    When a variation becomes popular, there needs to be a way to identify it. We have a Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph...
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    Yes and no. I'm often asked by people, who don't...

    Yes and no. I'm often asked by people, who don't fish much, "When does trout season open?" The answer is, it depends. The regulations are complicated. Most lakes and some streams are open year round....
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    Perhaps if there wasn't that annoying music...

    Perhaps if there wasn't that annoying music track, he could have explained his reasoning.

    Personally, if I want a sparse hackle, I just use fewer turns. But, there's more than one way to wrap a...
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    Larry, There is a thread about this over on...

    Larry,

    There is a thread about this over on the main board.
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    Great fly. I'm not sure why purple works so well....

    Great fly. I'm not sure why purple works so well. It's not something I would have thought of. And don't overlook Walter's cripple version.
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    Cabelas also has a complete outfit with rod,...

    Cabelas also has a complete outfit with rod, reel, line, leaders, flybox with flies, nippers, foreceps... for $129.99
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    I tie them rib out. My reasoning is that if it's...

    I tie them rib out. My reasoning is that if it's still in the shuck, the gills will be present.
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    If you look around at second hand stores or ebay,...

    If you look around at second hand stores or ebay, you should be able to find a DVD/VHS combo recorder/player. Make sure it's a DVD recorder though. Some only record on VHS. I have one I purchased new...
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    Great SBS as always. I can attest to the...

    Great SBS as always. I can attest to the effectiveness of this pattern. I would recommend counter-wrapping the body with a mono rib to improve durability.
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    Wrist straps made for this purpose are available...

    Wrist straps made for this purpose are available from electronics supply houses. They will bleed static charge off of your body. I'm not sure they will do a lot for your materials. They have a high...
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    You are going to want different threads for...

    You are going to want different threads for spinning deer hair and tying small flies.

    Everyone has their preferences. Mine are:

    Veevus 16/0 or Griffiths Sheer for flies smaller than size 18....
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