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    Any fish in that aquarium?

    Any fish in that aquarium?
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    Byron, I always admire your flies. Mine have...

    Byron, I always admire your flies. Mine have always looked like cripples! Regards
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    Byron, I use shank length tail and wing, 11/4 to...

    Byron, I use shank length tail and wing, 11/4 to 11/2 hackle. This should yield a wing slightly longer than the hackle. Maybe some of the old tiers did use slightly different proportions. Good...
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    Gentlemen, I've fished a lot of Catskill type...

    Gentlemen, I've fished a lot of Catskill type drys and in looking at them on the water, they appeared to me to float high at first and as they got wetter the would float like a thorax pattern. I...
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    I remember that old Dan Bailey catalog but I...

    I remember that old Dan Bailey catalog but I never heard that it was faked. Maybe it islaying on cellophane or a mirror or oil. I'm not sure the Scientific Angler photo is the same as the Dan Bailey...
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    Royal Wulff floating on its tippy toes

    Recent posts on how a Catskill dry floats on the water reminded me of a picture I have had for many years. A RW is not a Catskill pattern but the proportions of the dly in the picture is that of my...
  7. Thread: As we age

    by oldster
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    Hi Jack, sorry to hear about your eye problems. I...

    Hi Jack, sorry to hear about your eye problems. I agree that sight would be my worst loss. The Medical proffession can do great things these days.
    I'm wishing you the best with your surgery. Hang in...
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    Looks like a great idea. Thought I had seen every...

    Looks like a great idea. Thought I had seen every fly tying tool but I was wrong. Thanks Byron.
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    What the heck is a slant tank?

    What the heck is a slant tank?
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    Scott, I hope you are saving your SBS posts on a...

    Scott, I hope you are saving your SBS posts on a dvd. If you are I'll buy one.
  11. Thread: Hookless?

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    I have to admit that you caught me too Buddy....

    I have to admit that you caught me too Buddy. Great post!
  12. Thread: Book or DVD

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    Hi Ernie, As far as learning to cast, the...

    Hi Ernie, As far as learning to cast, the absolutly best thing is to find someone who is a good caster and get some hands on help. Trying to learn from a book or dvd is tough. Why? Because unless...
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    I've been blessed with good health and it is a...

    I've been blessed with good health and it is a blessing! I've had to make some adjustments like using a wading staff and fishing 1/2 day instead of from dawn to dark. I can cast as well as I ever...
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    Byron, that is a very nice looking fly as are...

    Byron, that is a very nice looking fly as are most of your flies. However, I do not understand what makes it land and float with the hook up.
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    Who knows what a trout thinks a dry fky tail is?...

    Who knows what a trout thinks a dry fky tail is? It could be an extension of the body or a trailing shuck as in a a sparkle dun.
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    Nice Scott. Should float forever.

    Nice Scott. Should float forever.
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    I mark my lines with a black Sharpie abour a foot...

    I mark my lines with a black Sharpie abour a foot from the end of the line. One small black ring for a one weight, two for a 2 weight etc. For a 5 wt and above, I use a broader mark for a 5. A six...
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    Amen to tailing loop's last sentence. Tell us...

    Amen to tailing loop's last sentence. Tell us what the first 30' weighs! At least the AFTM does have standards for fly lines, however there are no standards for rods so we are at the mercy of rod...
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    Nice fly Byron, I like it. Let us know how the...

    Nice fly Byron, I like it. Let us know how the fish rate it. Regards, Oldster.
  20. Thread: Bass fishing

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    Is there a hook in the trailer? If not I'd add...

    Is there a hook in the trailer? If not I'd add one. Looks great!
  21. Mike you have made my day! Fly fishing is a...

    Mike you have made my day! Fly fishing is a wonderful pastime and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. One of the best things about fly fishing is there is always something new to learn. Welcome.
  22. Thread: Update me

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    I have to agree with Lotech, but maybe I'm...

    I have to agree with Lotech, but maybe I'm uninformed, having never cast a $700 dollar plus rod. Every year rod makers bombard us with lighter, faster, more snsitive, etc. How much of this is hype?...
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    Nice nymph Scott. Thank you for sharing your very...

    Nice nymph Scott. Thank you for sharing your very nice flies. This one is an upgrade for me. No more zug bugs.
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    Very nice tie Byron! By the way they are called...

    Very nice tie Byron! By the way they are called turkey "rounds" because the wing secondaries have a rounded tip. The primaries are called "pointers" because of their shape. Primaries are used to...
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    Well stated Micropteris, I totally agree.

    Well stated Micropteris, I totally agree.
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