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    I can cast with my left if I need but what makes...

    I can cast with my left if I need but what makes me elite is my dashing good looks.
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    Cool stuff. I'll keep an eye out for it. I'm a...

    Cool stuff. I'll keep an eye out for it. I'm a fan of copper wire for weighted flies.
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    I do the wax thing too. I have all kinds of floss...

    I do the wax thing too. I have all kinds of floss from fly shops and stitch art stores and bee or paraffin tames it well.
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    Wally world had black goose neck pedestal led for...

    Wally world had black goose neck pedestal led for 15 or 16 bucks. I squish it in the backpack I use for a tying kit on the road. Its worked great in quite adverse conditions. And no worries about a...
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    Very inspired

    Very inspired
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    I've always had luck with a white body and tail...

    I've always had luck with a white body and tail bugger with hen grizzly palmer and collar. Size around 8-12 sometimes with a silver bead head.
    Good luck
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    Nice ties. Esp like streamer.

    Nice ties. Esp like streamer.
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    DG I have two of those reels too. Really nice.

    DG I have two of those reels too. Really nice.
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    Another one.

    Another one.
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    Cabelas Rod Sale!

    Got a Redington CT 9x6 4pc at Cabelas this weekend and got a chance to harass fish with it today on the provo.
    Really nice rod for the money.
    Good hook sets and sensitivity at long range for a...
  11. Thread: Dumb Question

    by Daniel J
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    Glad I'm not the only tightwad that gets 7x from...

    Glad I'm not the only tightwad that gets 7x from the thread aisle at 'mart.
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    Not but this weekend I gave away the vice I...

    Not but this weekend I gave away the vice I managed enough flies on since 1981.
    ........Ok...not necessarily; I gave it away, as much as I lent it.
    it was one of those beavertail pull=down mushroom...
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    EH Caddis, Adams, Mosquito PT nymph, AP turkey...

    EH Caddis, Adams, Mosquito
    PT nymph, AP turkey tail, breadcrust nymph.
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    nice one sandfly. Feathers....I knew I forgot...

    nice one sandfly. Feathers....I knew I forgot something :)
    I was trying for all snyth on the pattern
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    Redside Shiner...Part 9

    Found the pattern for this in the old Popular Fly. The one from the book uses bucktail and skunk hair and doesn't look anything much like this one. I'm getting close.
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  16. Thread: The vice

    by Daniel J
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    Years ago when I was starting out tying, my...

    Years ago when I was starting out tying, my grandfather pieced together a vice for me. It was made pretty much from two C-clamps for woodwork.
    If I have some time to figrue out how he laced...
  17. It took me 25 years to figure out the little...

    It took me 25 years to figure out the little lehigh
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    Fishin' In The Hatchery...

    Close Army friend and I got a chance to fish the trout pond of the Great Uncle of his wife in UT. Out of politeness and thankfulness for his hospitality I won't disclose the exact location but it was...
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    Waiting to see the alpenflage driving cap. Nobody...

    Waiting to see the alpenflage driving cap. Nobody has one'a those.
  20. Yep. Impressive catch for a 4wt.

    Yep.
    Impressive catch for a 4wt.
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    Nice pattern. I have used those small black...

    Nice pattern.
    I have used those small black octopus hooks for similar twisty results (they were on sale)
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    10146 I was inspired by some of the other...

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    I was inspired by some of the other patterns for this one. I feel more confident that it will catch fish. Used red squirrel for the wing and barred brown and black hen for the hackle. Size 8...
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    Bruce, The book is called, " Popular Fly...

    Bruce,
    The book is called, " Popular Fly Patterns".
    As was mentioned, it is from the 70's and I have had my copy since 82.
    I checked and amazon has a handful of used copies.
    I read the little...
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    10116 I found it in my copy of Hellekson's book...

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    I found it in my copy of Hellekson's book under wet flies. Got as close as I could. I dont' have grey squirrel for some odd reason, but I have lots and lots of badger, so the wing is badger....
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    The video in the SI kit is really good. Bought it...

    The video in the SI kit is really good. Bought it separate on sale somewhere and it really helped.
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