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  1. Thread: Wood Duck?

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    Feather Craft often has bulk bags that make it...

    Feather Craft often has bulk bags that make it much more economical if you do not hunt and use a lot of it. Those little bags of matched feather are just too darn expensive.
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    Great Lakes run rainbow, what the locals call a...

    Great Lakes run rainbow, what the locals call a "steelhead", I would guess (grin). A real dandy one too.
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    All of the above...expect Stalcup's stuff. Just...

    All of the above...expect Stalcup's stuff. Just depends on the pattern.
  4. Thread: How young?

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    This would be as complicated as I would go as...

    This would be as complicated as I would go as well...and either keep the class small or get lots of help.
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    He's fine. He just might not check in too often.

    He's fine. He just might not check in too often.
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    Interesting because I've always found these types...

    Interesting because I've always found these types of patterns to be much better at catching fly fishers than fish. Fun to tie, regardless.
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    Roy Christie has a few patterns that are upside...

    Roy Christie has a few patterns that are upside down, and of course there's the Waterwisp hook folks who will try to convince you it makes a huge difference. Have never seen the need, myself. My...
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    Sarcasm NOT intended. Was meant to be...

    Sarcasm NOT intended. Was meant to be complimentary (your photos are excellent) but this Internet is a tricky thing...
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    Perhaps, but considering the link points to a...

    Perhaps, but considering the link points to a retail site, this is not so much a useful tutorial as spam. Could not find them on the sponsor's page, so...
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    Nice tutorial on extended body techniques, Scott....

    Nice tutorial on extended body techniques, Scott. A bit of vernille could also solve the problem with much less effort, a la Andy Burk's yellow sally pattern.
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    Typically, I use Watershed to waterproof my flies...

    Typically, I use Watershed to waterproof my flies at the tying desk, and I also use floatant on the stream.

    There are no hard and fast rules to tails, but Microfibetts are mostly used for spinner...
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    Good find. There are very few decent tying videos...

    Good find. There are very few decent tying videos on the youtube.com considering the sheer volume, but this gentleman's technique is definitely worth watching. Thanks.
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    Tie them however you like. It is much faster to...

    Tie them however you like. It is much faster to tie a fanned wing than any alternative if you are comfortable with the pattern, but I've always assumed the full wing was meant to imitate wings in...
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    Agreed, good thread but I do not find it any...

    Agreed, good thread but I do not find it any better than Danville myself. You might want to try Veevus as well, which makes some decent smaller threads. Have tried them all but still return to...
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    Had never seen that pattern before Scott, so...

    Had never seen that pattern before Scott, so thanks for the lesson. Where did you come across it? Bob was indeed one of the greats.
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    One could say that 'if it ain't broke, don't fix...

    One could say that 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' but I've never seen a Traveler with the o-ring in front on the vise arm. It is always in back (check google images), as in the picture above,...
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    Very clever pattern. Is this yours or someone...

    Very clever pattern. Is this yours or someone else's, Scott?
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    We're moving away from the thread but "success"...

    We're moving away from the thread but "success" is not measured by how they progress in the class, that is easy. "Success" in my case is measured on whether or not they become true fly tiers, i.e....
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    Both good articles, which does not surprise me...

    Both good articles, which does not surprise me considering Charlie Craven's books and tutorials. However, the problem with beginners typically is not the lack of knowledge, but the lack of...
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    Contact the manufacturer Merco...

    Contact the manufacturer Merco. They'll send you some, probably not even charge you for the S/H. Have interacted with them several times and they were always VERY helpful. First rate operation. ...
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    Tie an E/C Caddis with the same sort of...

    Tie an E/C Caddis with the same sort of contrasting colors, but rarely fish the Comparadun. Have never noticed that it makes much of a difference.
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    The "invisibility" trait is just marketing. It is...

    The "invisibility" trait is just marketing. It is just not as visible as monofilament, but is still quite visible. Best used in my mind for nymphing and I see no reason why you should buy those dinky...
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    Darn, you beat me to it, Allan. A sure fire...

    Darn, you beat me to it, Allan.

    A sure fire candidate for a future 'does anybody remember this obscure tying tool from time gone by?' thread.
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    Sounds like you have all the options covered...

    Sounds like you have all the options covered here. I do not like whipped loops myself, and braided mono loops (a la Dan Blanton's method) are the strongest connection but I do not like the sound they...
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    Agree with WarrenP, although I take it even...

    Agree with WarrenP, although I take it even further. A new pattern deserves at least a half dozen, perhaps an even dozen, and I like to test it for the season. Just because a fly does not produce...
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