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    I've seen Garfield's sirloin for use in the...

    I've seen Garfield's sirloin for use in the Adirondack's Ausable river tied with gray rabbit fur.
  2. Thread: which deer hair?

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    which deer hair?

    I am trying to tie larger hopper patterns such as madam x that require somewhat longer deer hairs primarily because of the need to roll back the hair for bullet heads. are there certain parts of the...
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    I suggest that you attach a second hook onto the...

    I suggest that you attach a second hook onto the bend of the first hook. A popular setup is to attach a high floater such as a deer hair pattern with a nymph below. The floater will act as an...
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    maybe you can hear the fish approaching for a...

    maybe you can hear the fish approaching for a strike with this innovative use of earplugs!
  5. my preference is Mustads first, unless I'm in a...

    my preference is Mustads first, unless I'm in a hurry in which case I will buy TMC
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    i have had an up-close look of an array of flies...

    i have had an up-close look of an array of flies sold in a Gander Mountain store. Upon close examination, the quality of the tie is excellent. the flies I examined were clearly marked made in...
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    http://www.mundial-usa.com Similar to ScottP's...

    http://www.mundial-usa.com

    Similar to ScottP's scissors, I've been using Mundial's "Thread Clippers" for about 5 years. I bought mine at AC Moore. the beauty of this scissor is that replaceable...
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    I agree with mr. blur. because it's a friction...

    I agree with mr. blur. because it's a friction fit, there isn't much you can do to enlarge the diameter of the male ferrule and retain it's snug fit without eventually wearing it off
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    http://www.dhthompson.com/contact.php try this...

    http://www.dhthompson.com/contact.php
    try this to determine if Thompson is still in business. one of the most popular start up vises ever made
  10. Thread: Net holster

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    looking at the picture, I would think a hammer...

    looking at the picture, I would think a hammer holster could do the same thing at a quarter of the price
  11. Thread: Line Weight

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    before permanently setting the guides, "string"...

    before permanently setting the guides, "string" the rod and flex it with the guides in place to see if the curvature of the bended rod is reasonable.
    BTW, I usually start by setting the stripper...
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    it's my understanding that Cabela's does a search...

    it's my understanding that Cabela's does a search of how many catalog receivers are within a certain driving radius of a proposed future store. You guys are the lucky ones
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    I have Metz necks #1 grade from the early 80's....

    I have Metz necks #1 grade from the early 80's. Still going strong as far as I can tell. Still pliable
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    while I don't tie professionally, I have been...

    while I don't tie professionally, I have been using the "Mundial" Red-Dot line of scissors for years. the advantage of their Thread Clip 4 3/4" is that replaceable blades are available.
    ...
  15. Thread: didymo

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    didymo

    haven't seen any write-ups of late. last "new" theory I saw was that didymo resurgence was due to climate change. updates anyone?
  16. Thread: Hook eye?

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    I typically use straight eye for sizes 18 and...

    I typically use straight eye for sizes 18 and smaller hooks to give more clearance when tying. otherwise I prefer down eyes although I have read from those who have performed unscientific tests that...
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    Let all Americans never forget those who...

    Let all Americans never forget those who sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the benefits of what this great country has to offer.
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    almost 90% of my fishing is with nymphs. just lob...

    almost 90% of my fishing is with nymphs. just lob it over and wait even if the cast isn't perfect. the fish are in the water, not in the air. next try streamers, especially zonkers. when fish attack,...
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    prefer snake guides to single foot

    prefer snake guides to single foot
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    is he still in the Washingtonville area of NY? I...

    is he still in the Washingtonville area of NY? I thought he considered moving at one time. thanks
  21. Thread: Grasshopper

    by fritz
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    I like the River Road creations creation for...

    I like the River Road creations creation for Tomsu's hopper
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTaGzL4ZoBE
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    nice job. what taper is it?

    nice job. what taper is it?
  23. Thread: Fly-Tying books?

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    I realize your original request was for tying...

    I realize your original request was for tying books and there are so many good books on the market, you really can't beat youtube and dvd's as instructional mediums. there is nothing like watching...
  24. Thread: Vise platform

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    yes left over red oak from another project....

    yes left over red oak from another project. having the space between top and bottom is an added plus to lay down tools temporarily. I decided upon this project because while I tried to work on a...
  25. Thread: Vise platform

    by fritz
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    Vise platform

    12613 this is a back, shoulder, and eye saver. I can also use the base as a platform to work on. simple to make. only four dowels and the wooden top and bottom plates are sized to the vice base
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