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    Luke - It seems to me that if you are...

    Luke -

    It seems to me that if you are debating whether or not you can afford that fly rod, you really CAN'T afford it.

    Pay off that debt you mentioned first (how much interest are you paying...
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    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing these with us....

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing these with us.

    John
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    Byron - I have caught enough (big) fish on...

    Byron -

    I have caught enough (big) fish on spectrumized dubbing over the past couple decades to know that it never worked in its day, and am glad to hear that its popularity has passed.

    If...
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    Marinaro said that the wing, it's height and...

    Marinaro said that the wing, it's height and breadth and flatness, is the most important part of the floating dun.
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    Not exactly the same, but I tie some of my nymphs...

    Not exactly the same, but I tie some of my nymphs with two small strips of black close cell foam tied in along the sides of the thorax. This creates prominent wing cases and can be especially...
  6. I have some of this dubbing that I bought at...

    I have some of this dubbing that I bought at their fly shop on the WB of the Delaware perhaps 20 years ago. What I have is called light and dark Hendrickson dubbing. Looks like they may have...
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    I tied my first fly on my father's bench vise in...

    I tied my first fly on my father's bench vise in the basement of our home when I was about 12 years old. I remember that it's body was a bright red wool yarn, and it had grizzly hackle. I can still...
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    Nice tie, Scott. A friend of mine caught an...

    Nice tie, Scott.

    A friend of mine caught an unusually nice rainbow on a Yuba Pupa a few years back. So, I know that pattern catches fish. Bring your Yuba Pupa to the Yellowstone sometime,...
  9. I agree with your suggestions. In fact, I have a...

    I agree with your suggestions. In fact, I have a very nice pair of forceps that I got over 25 years ago when I went to the hospital Emergency to get stitches following a sports injury. Those...
  10. I have to agree with what Byron said. The...

    I have to agree with what Byron said.

    The Parmacheene Belle was one of the first flies I was introduced to when I first started to tie flies in the 1960's.
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    A similar fly ribbed with red wire, and a purple...

    A similar fly ribbed with red wire, and a purple dyed peacock thorax, worked great on the lower Madison last spring too.
  12. I'm not interested in this job myself, because it...

    I'm not interested in this job myself, because it would severely cut into my fishing, and nap, times, :D but I was wondering about the 18 year minimum age requirement. Something about the legal...
  13. I'm glad I was able to get all of those San Juan...

    I'm glad I was able to get all of those San Juan Worms and Egg Flies out of my fly box last summer.;)

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/MT_flyfisher/imagejpg1_zps28ce7f6b.jpg
  14. Beautiful.

    Beautiful.
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    Somewhat along that same line, I got some new...

    Somewhat along that same line, I got some new fixed dome, network security cameras to enhance our home in PA's existing security system. When I get those cameras installed, I will be able to watch...
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    I agree with Scott that Walter at Parks Fly Shop...

    I agree with Scott that Walter at Parks Fly Shop would be a good choice for fly hatches, and up to date info. closer to the time of your trip.

    However, I would not recommend wet wading as a sure...
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    X2. Very nice.

    X2.

    Very nice.
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    I have posted your question there. I will let...

    I have posted your question there. I will let you know if I learn anything.
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    I do not know anything about these flies, but I...

    I do not know anything about these flies, but I would also be interested to learn more about them.

    If you strike out here, you might consider posing the question on the PA Fly Fish Forum, where...
  20. Thread: Peacock

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    A friend of mine in Montana has a peacock. He...

    A friend of mine in Montana has a peacock. He gave me a pretty nice supply of tail feathers last summer, but had cut out the eye's which was really what I wanted. I think his wife may have been...
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    Are you keeping the offers to yourself, or will...

    Are you keeping the offers to yourself, or will the offers be published?

    A bit more description of the rod would be helpful. Graphite blank, or other? Tube and/or rod bag? Pictures?

    Thanks, ...
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    Sure, you can use a nine foot five weight rod on...

    Sure, you can use a nine foot five weight rod on the Madison River at any time of the year. In fact, I most often use a 9 foot four weight rod myself most of the time in the Yellowstone area. Two...
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    Renegade - Are you the same guy (user name:...

    Renegade -

    Are you the same guy (user name: MakoML from Tucson, Arizona) who recently misrepresented, and sold a trimmed line to an unsuspecting buyer on the Washington Fly Fishing Forum, and...
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    Congo Hair comes from Fly Tyer's Dungeon in...

    Congo Hair comes from Fly Tyer's Dungeon in Florence, MT.

    Here is their website link:

    http://www.flytyersdungeon.com
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    A friend and I were fishing the Yellowstone River...

    A friend and I were fishing the Yellowstone River just above Nez Perce Ford (formerly Buffalo Ford) several weeks ago. He was sitting on a log beside the river waiting to see if a cutthroat would...
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