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    mystery of the mysis shrimp

    so, I won the raffle at mu local TU meeting, and it was a collection of flies donated by the widow of a passed member. Lots of flies, most of which I could readily recognize, adams, woolly worm,...
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    The latest issue of FF&tying journal (great mag),...

    The latest issue of FF&tying journal (great mag), who is sponsor here, has a great article by Al ritt, that gives great info into the different dubbings. Now, I knew that, for example, superfine is...
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    j stockard, and they are a sponsor here ...

    j stockard, and they are a sponsor here

    http://www.jsflyfishing.com/uni-6-0-uni-thread-waxed

    I have been very pleased with their service
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    looks like uni-yarn to me...

    looks like uni-yarn to me
    http://www.jsflyfishing.com/uni-uni-yarn

    I use this a lot instead of dubbing, really like the "insect green"...

    As far as dubbing goes, some are eazier to use than...
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    Sticky: thanks for the update, i am so sad to hear. ...

    thanks for the update, i am so sad to hear. sometimes it is darkest before the dawn. thoughts and prayers sent to Warren and family, and thanks, newbee, for keeping us posted, i know this isnt...
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    nice, what type of chenille is that? very hairy...

    nice, what type of chenille is that? very hairy...
  7. Thread: Confused

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    I think you will eventually want a 7wt or 8wt to...

    I think you will eventually want a 7wt or 8wt to target the fish you have in mind. But, you have a great starter rod. If you have LM and SM bass, you also have bluegill, crappie, or other panfish...
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    Those are kinda cool.... My wife and I went in a...

    Those are kinda cool....
    My wife and I went in a fly shop, I was looking around the tying section, she tells the proprietor "Wow, you have almost as much fly tying stuff as we do in our basement":o
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    Great read and tribute, thanks for sharing

    Great read and tribute, thanks for sharing
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    cool tying sites

    The web is full of great sites that are wonderful references. This site, of course, click home then search the FOTW archives. Two others I like a lot are
    http://www.ngatu692.com/Flies.html
    and...
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    Thanks for the update, Warren. Hang in there,...

    Thanks for the update, Warren. Hang in there, buddy. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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    Great to hear you are out and about, John. I was...

    Great to hear you are out and about, John. I was out Thursday, 39 degrees with a sustained wind due to the Noreaster that went thru. It made me think about the post "freezing your materials" ;)
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    Mark, when I first sent the rod in, I was told it...

    Mark, when I first sent the rod in, I was told it would be 4 to 6 weeks. It is what it is.

    Orvis is a kind of lightning rod, I am a member of another forum and there was a thread on fluro tippet....
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    Yep, too bad, I have their a5 7.5 3wt that I...

    Yep, too bad, I have their a5 7.5 3wt that I really like for brookies.
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    a NOT attaboy for Orvis

    Over 9 weeks ago I sent a rod in for a tip repair. At least they are responding to my follow up emails. :(
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    Another really nice tie, thanks Jeff

    Another really nice tie, thanks
    Jeff
  17. Thread: Pluche

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    Hans, Do you find the CDL hen easier to work...

    Hans,
    Do you find the CDL hen easier to work with than hun, would it be a good substitute?
    Thanks,
    Jeff
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    atta boy for Peak Vise

    I was sliding the bobbin cradle off to install a hackle gauge on the vise shaft, and I broke one of the arms off of the plastic pivot. I call Peak to order a new one and the nice lady mails me one at...
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    Sticky: Denny and I exchanged numerous emails when I was...

    Denny and I exchanged numerous emails when I was picking his brain on a trip I was planning. He also discussed the hackle business at length with me, I found the genetics and skills needed to be...
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    That is a great site, new to me, thanks a lot for...

    That is a great site, new to me, thanks a lot for posting - click on "2014" and scroll down and check out that ant - really cool...
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    nice, thanks for taking the time to do these...

    nice, thanks for taking the time to do these SBS's, really are well done
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    For what its worth, I will typically thank...

    For what its worth, I will typically thank sponsors when I place an order with them in the comments section. Does it help if we access those sponsors from the FAOL sponsor page, is that tracked...
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    hook keepers

    This may be a stupid question, but why aren't there hook keepers on 7wt rods and saltwater rods? Is it because the flies used are generally larger and you may stab yourself or something? I find it...
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    Thanks Bob, very good info-

    Thanks Bob, very good info-
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    winged wets

    Those of you who get the TU magazine may have seen the Dave Whitlock (I think) article in the last issue singing the praises of the traditional winged wet, tied in the traditional method of matched...
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