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    I would suggest you look to one of our Sponsors ,...

    I would suggest you look to one of our Sponsors , HOOK AND HACKLE for their UV stuff. I've been using it for quite a while.
    The beauty is that their brand costs about 25% of the competitors. You...
  2. Thread: Rubber legs

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    Thanks guys. I sort of assumed that, but I'm...

    Thanks guys. I sort of assumed that, but I'm amazed that it is so much more pronounced with that particular brand and not so with others. I have really old stuff (10 years plus) that is as good as...
  3. Thread: Rubber legs

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    Rubber legs

    I have several packages of Rainy's brand round rubber leg material that are behaving oddly. My large packages, stored in their original zip lock bags for over a year, are in great condition. The...
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    Bleached moose body hair

    Where Is a good source ?
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    I have a 24 unit Letraset package in a zipper...

    I have a 24 unit Letraset package in a zipper closure. They are avail by mail order and have a really huge assortment of natural colors.
    There no complaints from me. I've used Dick Blick.
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    Don't get so excited about toxicity. You're not...

    Don't get so excited about toxicity. You're not going to breath the fumes for any significant time.
    A little sniff once in a while when you open up a container is meaningless. Don't get hyper.
  7. Thanks for the pic. It looks good enough to...

    Thanks for the pic. It looks good enough to eat.
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    I've been told that paradichlorobenzine is only...

    I've been told that paradichlorobenzine is only in the "flakes" form and that "moth balls" are naptha.
    Was I misinformed?
  9. So what does it look like? Please.

    So what does it look like? Please.
  10. Thread: Wrapping herl

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    Wrapping herl

    I've found a technique for wrapping peacock herl that is probably known to everybody but me.
    Just as you can use the supported tag end of your thread to provide nice tightly spaced wraps of your...
  11. Thread: Fiberglass

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    Even if you have no use for older items you...

    Even if you have no use for older items you should respect their history,
    While you never use old classic fly patterns you must acknowledge their place in the development of the art.
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    Hook designations

    When the good SBS presentations are made, the author will very nicely list all the materials but designate the hook using a specific brand and catalog number. It would seem more appropriate to...
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    A very nice tie. It certainly will be a good...

    A very nice tie. It certainly will be a good floater. Thanks.
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    I'll go with Byron. An annual subscription would...

    I'll go with Byron. An annual subscription would be great.
    It might even discourage those few who infrequently seek to annoy others.
    It may sound trivial but at my age FAOL is very important to me.
  15. Thread: Fiberglass

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    If you talk about original fiberglass, I love my...

    If you talk about original fiberglass, I love my old (late 1940 s) Shakespeare Howald white glass with red glass wraps,
    I'm holding out for their becoming real antiques.
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    Is the HMH vise a true rotary?

    Is the HMH vise a true rotary?
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    Who is Royce Dam? How did we get here?

    Who is Royce Dam? How did we get here?
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    Good suggestion. I have been doing similarly to...

    Good suggestion. I have been doing similarly to straighten cupped mallard breast feathers for ages.
    I moisten them, place it concave side down under a hot flatiron and pull the feather out from ...
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    Thanks for the replies and suggestions you guys....

    Thanks for the replies and suggestions you guys. Now that I can actually see how fine and "crinkly" the hair is I'm wondering why it isn't suggested for more recipes. Once combed out the fiber...
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    Uses for lambs wool ?

    I have been given a fully tanned white lamb skin. How should I prepare It for use? Should It be cut Into pieces first or sheared first? If I shear it should it be blended before or after dying? ...
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    Several years ago at the annual show in Danbury,...

    Several years ago at the annual show in Danbury, CT I noticed a couple pro-tiers using Badger hackles.
    When asked about it, the reply was that they provided a light colored hackle with the dark...
  22. Thread: Signing - In

    by Ray Kunz
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    I did that and my password is remembered BUT I...

    I did that and my password is remembered BUT I still have to sign-in. I didn't need to do that before.
  23. Thread: Signing - In

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    Signing - In

    Why do I have to sign-In each time now? I never did before.
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    Another Muddler question

    I am confused about the conflict In the design of a Muddler. The rear half is a streamer while the front is designed as a floating "gurgler'. I hate to argue with myself over this because every...
  25. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    It should also be noted that in many catch and...

    It should also be noted that in many catch and release areas treble hooks are not allowed. In fact the spinner, itself might be considered as added weight in front of the fly which is also not...
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