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    You are right.....the Spanish originals are a...

    You are right.....the Spanish originals are a different feather.
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    Correction, mine is a silver. Seems everybody is...

    Correction, mine is a silver. Seems everybody is sold out of ginger pardo silvers?
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    The Rooster Saddles. Those two look like a brrown...

    The Rooster Saddles. Those two look like a brrown and light pardo bronze. I have a medium pardo in gold. love it. want another in ginger.
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    You can go with the packs. I prefer the full...

    You can go with the packs. I prefer the full hackles. Been looking for a grade 1 ginger hackle for a while now.
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    This video has been revised and improved with the...

    This video has been revised and improved with the new camera.

    http://ralphsflybox.blogspot.com/2014/07/valley-caddisdub-slightly.html
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    Yessir...CDL is excellent for legs and tailing on...

    Yessir...CDL is excellent for legs and tailing on both wet and dry patterns.
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    Catskill Flotation Test

    Upon request, I did an impromptu test of just how a Catskill style pattern rides in the surface film. Some debate whether or not the entire fly is suspedned by both the hackle collar and tail fiber...
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    I'm on track with Jay. :)

    I'm on track with Jay. :)
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    SHEW!....A video? Pressure...nothing like...

    SHEW!....A video? Pressure...nothing like pressure. :)
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    A Few Catskills

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    Tonight was a night for a visit back to the Catskills. Three of my favorite patterns were the object of my attention. Tying Catskill patterns for me is like indulging in a cross between...
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    Many of the Catskill patterns were tied in a...

    Many of the Catskill patterns were tied in a similar manner with much the same results. They've been working for a long long time. :) Very interesting Byron.
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    LTD Revised

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    After posting the initial Video, I felt it needed re-done.

    http://ralphsflybox.blogspot.com/2014/10/tying-ltd-revised.html
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    If we are not trying to build a complete Kit,...

    If we are not trying to build a complete Kit, then here is my recommendation to a new tyer.

    Vise Regal Inex: $140
    Whip Finish:$4 Materilli style
    Hackle Pliers:$2 Standard English style...
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    I agree as a personal approach. I began in the...

    I agree as a personal approach. I began in the same manner, by recommendation of my initial instructor. I bought the best vise I could afford, solid tools...and the materials to tie the patterns and...
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    Not knowing what exactly what his/her needs are...

    Not knowing what exactly what his/her needs are in a vague opening statement.....My list is a starting point. A shopping list that would be molded to an individuals needs as you discuss things in the...
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    In that case....my initial post stands. :)

    In that case....my initial post stands. :)
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    LOL....You are correct. Left them off. I...

    LOL....You are correct. Left them off. I recommend to all new tyers, begin with dry fly hooks only. Aside from large streamers, everything can be tied just fine on standard dry fly hooks.

    Cabelas...
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    I’m assuming primarily Trout At that...

    I’m assuming primarily Trout
    At that budget….avoid the Proshops. Go to Cabelas. $280


    Vise: Cabelas Super II (Generic entry level vise found in almost every shop. Full rotary, all metal,...
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    Actually, to be more accurate for both...

    Actually, to be more accurate for both questions....After years of filling custom orders and meticulous tying, I tend to go with what I am able to do on a given day. I was diagnosed with Left-side...
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    Byron, I do for the most part on materials that...

    Byron, I do for the most part on materials that I tie in on top. But some materials that I tie in on the side of the shank I don't. Ralph
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    Steven, yes'sir. Blame it on stubbornness or...

    Steven, yes'sir. Blame it on stubbornness or laziness that I fought it and didn't take the time. :)
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    Chuck Caddis

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    The Chuck Caddis is a long-standing pattern, and remains a very effective one coast-to-coast. I first learned this pattern more than 25 years ago, and still tie and fish it faithfully.
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    Video has been revised.

    Video has been revised.
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    I personally went the same route.....but then...

    I personally went the same route.....but then stepped back to the IM6 rods later on. Much prefer them over the newer rods. Do I prefer a given blank to be made with the best components possible?...
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    I think a Martini was definitely involved. :) ...

    I think a Martini was definitely involved. :) Now the challenge is, to match THAT hatch.
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