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  1. Thread: String Leech

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    Nice tie, Scott. There's a variant I like, that...

    Nice tie, Scott. There's a variant I like, that you may too, which uses palmered marabou for the thorax/abdomen instead of palmered rabbit. Adds a nice bit of action and cuts down on the amount of...
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    Just a note, you can get FlyDyes straight from...

    Just a note, you can get FlyDyes straight from the manufacturer, in bulk even if needed: http://www.organicdye.com/industries/fly-fishing-dyes
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    BigDan, are you familiar with the online...

    BigDan, are you familiar with the online phenomenon known as the "Streisand Effect"?
  4. As I said, it will appeal to those who feel...

    As I said, it will appeal to those who feel "brand loyalty" like yourself.

    While I did not realize they had removed the drag from the latest Battenkill, the weight issue is still there. As to the...
  5. "Light weight"? I hope you are being sarcastic. ...

    "Light weight"? I hope you are being sarcastic. In the 3/4 these new reels will weigh TWICE as much as a Battenkill...and ironically cost more as well. In fact, just comparing with the Orvis line,...
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    Nice example of form over function...which is...

    Nice example of form over function...which is exactly the opposite of what I want in my vise...
  7. No kidding. Was interested until I saw the...

    No kidding. Was interested until I saw the sticker price. There are a lot of better alternatives at that price level.
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    So did you find the Fly Dye easy to use? I've...

    So did you find the Fly Dye easy to use? I've been meaning to try it myself.

    On an unrelated note, why would you need that many hot pink mallard flank feathers? Wings?
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    Just depends on the situation. Sometimes you...

    Just depends on the situation. Sometimes you just have to fish the pattern you cannot see.
  10. Thread: Wading Staff

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    Agreed, for a folding staff, the Simms staff is...

    Agreed, for a folding staff, the Simms staff is great, even dare I say, better than the Folstaff.

    Personally, I only use the folding staffs when travelling via plane. My first choice for a staff...
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    If some folks want to fall for what is little...

    If some folks want to fall for what is little more than an infomercial for yet-another-UV-resin, I guess there is no point in arguing. Just trying to save some folks a few wasted bucks, especially...
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    Sorry, do not see any advantage to this method. ...

    Sorry, do not see any advantage to this method. It really should not take that long to achieve the same result in the traditional manner and I imagine the reason he over-hackled the heck out of the...
  13. Thread: Black hooks???

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    Interesting but in both cases those are black...

    Interesting but in both cases those are black finished hooks, just more resistant than normal bronze, a little less than tinned is my understanding. Neither are listed as stainless steel, so one has...
  14. Thread: MOAL Rhoid

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    Did you use glue on the rabbit strips or not? ...

    Did you use glue on the rabbit strips or not? Have fun casting those things once they are wet...
  15. Thread: Black hooks???

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    You know of a company that makes saltwater-proof...

    You know of a company that makes saltwater-proof black hooks? I do not, and that is probably the only real disadvantage.
  16. Good for them. While I personally do not like...

    Good for them. While I personally do not like the idea of competitive fly fishing, one's personal views should not diminish the accomplishment of the team. I'm sure they worked hard to achieve what...
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    If you are straightening the Mustad 94840, then...

    If you are straightening the Mustad 94840, then you are definitely horsing them too much, and there's no dry hook brand I know of that is going to save you. You need either a softer touch, a softer...
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    Would not recommend a 2XH hook for dries, except...

    Would not recommend a 2XH hook for dries, except in extraordinary circumstances. You have a few other choices. A standard weight hook will still be pretty easy to float, but not as easy as a 1XF. ...
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    Want to cast from your left? Turnaround. ...

    Want to cast from your left? Turnaround.

    Perhaps throwing your backcast will not get you in the ranks of the 'elite' (whatever the heck that is supposed to me) but it will get the job done.
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    Tradition! That's really pretty much it. Very...

    Tradition! That's really pretty much it. Very rarely used in contemporary patterns, but quite popular in historical patterns, some oldish steelhead patterns, and soft-hackles.
  21. Thread: Am I alone?

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    Donating to non-profits is the way to go, as...

    Donating to non-profits is the way to go, as others have mentioned. Casting for Recovery, Federation of Fly Fishers, various vet groups, or your local fly clubs' annual dinner are all easy choices.
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    Nope. Only advantage of the single strand stuff...

    Nope. Only advantage of the single strand stuff is you do not have to separate out the individual strands Danville four strand, which is convenient but hardly revolutionary.
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    Depends on what you mean by portable, but I use a...

    Depends on what you mean by portable, but I use a Petzl headlamp when going really light, and an Ottlite portable model otherwise
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    Neat idea. Would look better with the wing the...

    Neat idea. Would look better with the wing the other way around in my mind, which begs the question, considering how much extra floatation the butts add, if it would be a better way to tie...
  25. Don't bother using the Bird's Nest. It does not...

    Don't bother using the Bird's Nest. It does not catch trout nor does it work on steelhead. Nothing to see here...

    Interesting to see how almost everyone seems to tie it with a MUCH shorter wing...
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