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    The last one is starting to move to looking like...

    The last one is starting to move to looking like a Wood Special:


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    (This is the Maine pattern; there is a similarly named fly from the NW that is completely different.)
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    In that case, I'd be tempted to tell TU national...

    In that case, I'd be tempted to tell TU national to pound sand -- and I say that as a former chapter president.
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    Yeah, it entirely depends on where you're talking...

    Yeah, it entirely depends on where you're talking about. Montana stopped stocking decades ago and fishing improved dramatically. In states with only marginal water, stocking is the only way to...
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    The "F" means that it's a variant of the F Fly. ...

    The "F" means that it's a variant of the F Fly. "F" stands the last name of Marjan Fratnik, its inventor. The original is tied with thread and CDC. It looks like the F Terrestrial Pattern just...
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    Indeed, I think that the hardest part of tying...

    Indeed, I think that the hardest part of tying bucktails is use less than you think you want to.

    That's a great looking pattern.
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    As Scott said, the wing is mainly to help me see...

    As Scott said, the wing is mainly to help me see the fly (and as Joe pointed out, others disagree.) I'm guessing that 75% of the trout that I catch on dries are on wingless patterns -- Renegades,...
  7. So are Dr. Slick's. Scissors seem to be the...

    So are Dr. Slick's. Scissors seem to be the country's main export.
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    Looks good. I may have to give it a try -- the...

    Looks good. I may have to give it a try -- the caddis on the Tulpehocken give me fits at times.
  9. Yes, I can see how having a little plastic man to...

    Yes, I can see how having a little plastic man to hit with a hammer would be quite useful after stabbing myself with a hook point.
  10. Thread: The Beaverkill

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    The traditional length of hackle in old-school...

    The traditional length of hackle in old-school Catskill flies is twice the hook gape.
  11. Thread: Willow Special

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    He hasn't updated it in a couple of years.

    He hasn't updated it in a couple of years.
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    Great looking fly! Lot of good ideas in there.

    Great looking fly! Lot of good ideas in there.
  13. Thread: PT Softhackle

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    What size hook is is that? Nice idea of the...

    What size hook is is that?

    Nice idea of the fluff from the wd-dyed mallard. I've never figured out a use for it.
  14. Thread: Rubber legs

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    It's exactly what you said: they dried out. The...

    It's exactly what you said: they dried out. The plasticizers evaporate over time. Stored in a small air tight container (like the original packaging) there's not enough air for them to evaporate...
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    I like the concept. I may play around with it...

    I like the concept. I may play around with it bit myself: Pearsall's red for the body and double the length of the herl.
  16. I'm feeling your pain.

    I'm feeling your pain.
  17. Thread: What if?

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    A size 14 Partridge and Orange.

    A size 14 Partridge and Orange.
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    On older wet flies it's also structural; it helps...

    On older wet flies it's also structural; it helps keep floss from slipping backwards;
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    Nicely done! I've been on a Trude kick myself of...

    Nicely done! I've been on a Trude kick myself of late.
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    It's the latter. The original Coachman (no "Lead...

    It's the latter. The original Coachman (no "Lead Wing", "Royal" or any other adjective) has a peacock herl body, brown hackle, and a white wing. Wrap some red floss around the middle of the herl and...
  21. Thread: winged wets

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    And yet interestingly, the oak fly started out as...

    And yet interestingly, the oak fly started out as a imitative pattern, and often without wings. Here's a link to a history of the pattern:...
  22. Thread: winged wets

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    Certainly some of them did; this is from Ronalds'...

    Certainly some of them did; this is from Ronalds' A Fly-Fisher's Entomology (1836)

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    It show the Mayfly (aka Green Drake) and its spinner. He knew what it was, although he termed it a Black...
  23. Thread: winged wets

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    They don't really look like much of anything. And...

    They don't really look like much of anything. And yet, the "#18 pale yellow bodied Wet with a grey mallard wing & sparse partridge collar" mentioned above is an absolute killer during spinner falls...
  24. Thread: winged wets

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    All spinners eventually sink, unless eaten first,...

    All spinners eventually sink, unless eaten first, as do cripples and nymphs that never make it through the film, but shed just shy of it. The latter two categories are arguably emergers, but they're...
  25. Thread: winged wets

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    I was going to make a comment on that regarding...

    I was going to make a comment on that regarding the Parmachene Belle. I'm totally agreement with the general idea there -- that matching the hatch still applies to wet flies -- but in defense of the...
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