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    Yes to all.

    Yes to all.
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    Yes, it would be a good coffin fly (Ephemera...

    Yes, it would be a good coffin fly (Ephemera guttulata) you'd probably want to make it a bit darker for a Hexagenia limbata.
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    I keep my vest with tippet material in the car...

    I keep my vest with tippet material in the car year round; I replace tippet material once a year for sizes that I don't use up even more frequently. (The suggested shelf life is about 2 years if...
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    Tippet material only has a limited shelf life;...

    Tippet material only has a limited shelf life; you're going to have to replace what you have eventually. The new stuff costs about the same as the old, so yeah, it's worth it for me.
  5. Thread: Waters

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    Great stuff! As much as I enjoy some of your...

    Great stuff! As much as I enjoy some of your videos, I enjoyed that even more.
  6. Thread: Tying Hint

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    I do the same regularly when tying bucktails.

    I do the same regularly when tying bucktails.
  7. There's a couple of good ideas in that video: ...

    There's a couple of good ideas in that video: the spinning of the wing, and the wrapping the herl behind the thread. Thanks for pointing this video out.
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    For a contrary point of view, if a cane rod is...

    For a contrary point of view, if a cane rod is marked "HDH", the conversion tables will tell you that's equivalent to a modern 6 weight DT. However, in my experience, it's more a 5 1/2 weight DT;...
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    Charles Cotton made pretty much the same...

    Charles Cotton made pretty much the same complaint in the 1650's; that London fly tackle merchants over-dressed their flies to catch fisherman, not fish.

    Nothing new here.
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    You would think it would come, but it never has. ...

    You would think it would come, but it never has. There's a definite 90 degree angle. It's like when tying a feather wing streamer and flattening the hackle stem or jungle cock nail stem with a...
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    The hackle is tied in on the side of the so that...

    The hackle is tied in on the side of the so that the flat of the feather is parallel to the shank. (One on either side of the hook if using two feathers.) When it's time to wrap, the hackle is bent...
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    Yeah, that's what I mean by reverse hackling, but...

    Yeah, that's what I mean by reverse hackling, but it wasn't what I was talking about.
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    To me, "reverse hackle" means winding the hackle...

    To me, "reverse hackle" means winding the hackle from front to back (with thread waiting behind the wing) and then winding the thread forward through the hackle to the eye. That's not what I'm...
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    Same here. One thing I expected to see in the...

    Same here.

    One thing I expected to see in the video, though, was that you can tie in hackle with the butts facing rearward, tip extending beyond the eye. (Tie in behind wings as soon as the wings...
  15. Thread: Everyday items

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    When I used to subscribe to physical newspaper,...

    When I used to subscribe to physical newspaper, it came wrapped in a transparent yellow plastic bag. That plastic made for a really good shellback on the scuds that I used to tie a lot of.
  16. Thread: Fish ID

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    What type? Certainly not American or Hickory,...

    What type? Certainly not American or Hickory, and not gizzard.

    I'd go with golden shiner, especially because of the shape of the lateral line.
  17. Nicely designed and tied.

    Nicely designed and tied.
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    I find that a small horseshoe magnet works as a...

    I find that a small horseshoe magnet works as a good material clip for my Regal, but I'm not sure whether the stainless steel jaws will hold a magnet.
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    Same Lunn of Lunn's Particular fame?

    Same Lunn of Lunn's Particular fame?
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    Use it as substitute for snipe -- it's hard to...

    Use it as substitute for snipe -- it's hard to tell a starling and purple from a snipe and purple, for example. And I wouldn't be without a few Stewart's Black Spiders in my box. (The latter is the...
  21. I don't think you're boring anybody. As I said on...

    I don't think you're boring anybody. As I said on another thread, all of his videos are worth watching, and it's interesting to see which ones appeal to various folks.

    Because I don't fish a lot...
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    All of Davie's ties are worth watching; this one...

    All of Davie's ties are worth watching; this one is no different.

    We don't have the Iron Blue (Baetis Niger) in North America, but imitations of them work surprising well as generic mayfly...
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure as well that Gary L. had...

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure as well that Gary L. had published on the subject, but Wright's 1972 book, Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect, really brought the subject into the foreground.

    I've seen...
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    I find it hard to even believe that Leonard...

    I find it hard to even believe that Leonard Wright would have allowed that in the book, given that he's probably best remembered for advocating giving his Fluttering Caddis a "sudden inch" of...
  25. Only some? How could it possibly be BEST PIZZA...

    Only some? How could it possibly be BEST PIZZA if doesn't include anchovies?
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