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    What a great term - "neatly uneven". Maybe my new...

    What a great term - "neatly uneven". Maybe my new favorite. Only people who tie flies would understand exactly what that means!

    Joe
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    I'm sure someone else here knows the exact...

    I'm sure someone else here knows the exact reasons (I don't), but the companies recommend using either white thread or covering the hook with pearl mylar or silver tinsel under the UV2 materials.
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    Don't know if this will help or not, but I know...

    Don't know if this will help or not, but I know the companies recommend using white thread under their UV2 materials. You could notice the flies with white heads when you start separating them, know...
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    I have bought some and tied with them. They are...

    I have bought some and tied with them. They are easy to use and I'm sure are more durable than natural materials, although I still coat them with UV resin. The problem I have with them are the colors...
  5. Hi, Bruce. Don't have much opportunity around...

    Hi, Bruce.
    Don't have much opportunity around here in north central Texas to fish for smallmouths, but for largemouths, bream, and crappie I have never used a more effective fly. I'm sure...
  6. If you want a fuzzy rib then I agree that goose...

    If you want a fuzzy rib then I agree that goose or turkey biots are about the only way to go. On very small flies that you want a smooth body on, the biots can get a little bulky, especially at the...
  7. Stripped Hackle Stems, Goose/Turkey Biots, or Stripped Peacock?

    A number of years ago I bought a Whiting neck marketed specifically for stripping and dyeing the stems. I don't know if they are still marketed that way. I used them, as per AK Best's instructions,...
  8. The Stayner Ducktail, my all-time favorite warm...

    The Stayner Ducktail, my all-time favorite warm water fly. As I've stated before, I've used it successfully for trout in stillwater but have never tried it in streams.

    Using the mallard feather...
  9. Couldn't agree more, Byron. I've been in the golf...

    Couldn't agree more, Byron. I've been in the golf business for many years and have attended a number of PGA conventions. IF a bigger named golfer would show up at them you might get a "Hello" from a...
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    I don't know if Jim runs the whole lodge or not...

    I don't know if Jim runs the whole lodge or not (I'm sure others know), but I believe his fly shop there is called the West Yellowstone Fly Shop. Here's the website: http://www.jimsflyco.com/. He has...
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    Great pictures, Byron! Is that Jim Slattery's...

    Great pictures, Byron! Is that Jim Slattery's place?

    Joe
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    Purchased one a number of years ago. Used it...

    Purchased one a number of years ago. Used it twice and went back to my old stacker.

    Joe
  13. Interesting, Alan. Beautiful flies. Does the...

    Interesting, Alan. Beautiful flies. Does the Nymph Skin float pretty well?

    Joe
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    2 Subsurface Fly Rig

    What is everybody's favorite way to rig 2 subsurface flies? I mean, do you like to tie the second fly onto the bend of the hook on the top fly, or onto the eye, or tie the second fly and its tippet...
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    Czech Nymph

    I know that "Czech Nymphing" is a technique or style of nymphing, but whenever I see a fly called a "Czech Nymph" it is always the same type of fly - grub-style and heavily weighted. Are all "Czech...
  16. What was the dubbing that you used? Did I miss...

    What was the dubbing that you used? Did I miss the description? It could double as a crane fly larva, too, couldn't it?
    Well done, TBird!

    Joe
  17. That clears it up. Thanks, Alan. Joe

    That clears it up. Thanks, Alan.

    Joe
  18. Nice tie, Alan. I'm confused about where the foam...

    Nice tie, Alan. I'm confused about where the foam is in relation to the poly yarn hackle, though. Do you split it and tie it around the "post" before you spread the poly yarn? I can't tell. It...
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    Not spelled the same, but........

    Not spelled the same, but.....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQU8b6Zc64
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    http://www.west-fly-fishing.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=717656

    Joe
  20. I've had a custom made 7'-6" GL3 in a...

    I've had a custom made 7'-6" GL3 in a three-weight for a number of years (actually I broke the tip off a long time ago and it's only 7'-3" now) and it is hands-down my favorite rod ever.

    Joe
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    Czech Nymphing for Spooky Fish?

    I have a rudimentary knowledge of the technique of Czech Nymphing. Can it still be effective going after spooky fish in ultra clear water or will standing so close to them run them out of the area?
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    Thanks, Scott. That is what I've tried to do but...

    Thanks, Scott. That is what I've tried to do but my hair flairs quite a bit more than yours does. When I wrap the thread toward the eye, I have to hold the hair with my right hand and wrap the thread...
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    Nice, Scott. When you make the band on the deer...

    Nice, Scott. When you make the band on the deer hair for the hackle, do you start by tying down the hair at the point away from the eye and work the thread forward, or start at the eye and work back?...
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    Ray, Here is the link to his YouTube channel....

    Ray,
    Here is the link to his YouTube channel. They all should be on this link, as well as the first link Larry posted..
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DavieMcPhail/videos

    Joe
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    As good as that fly looks it may not matter how...

    As good as that fly looks it may not matter how you fish it. Just get it in front of the fish.

    Joe
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