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  1. I was also hit 2 weeks ago...........received a...

    I was also hit 2 weeks ago...........received a message from the board regarding numerous attempts to open my account here.
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    As I tie on a Renzetti Presentation rotary vice,...

    As I tie on a Renzetti Presentation rotary vice, I finally chose one of their backdrop attachments which just fits onto the vice stem. After trying many other things which were either too big or kept...
  3. Thread: Skunk?

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    Thanks Guys, great stuff. Ralph...........I...

    Thanks Guys, great stuff.
    Ralph...........I understand where you are coming from, but I'm personally challenged to prove myself that I can once again do this, but with a Skunk.
    Ed........thanks for...
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    What may I ask is Congo Hair?

    What may I ask is Congo Hair?
  5. Thread: Skunk?

    by David Parker
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    Thanks for the responses folks. I have always...

    Thanks for the responses folks.
    I have always been curious to know if Skunk hair was used in fly patterns and I have wanted to use Skunk in place of Polar Bear, for Polar Bear is not only very...
  6. Thread: Skunk?

    by David Parker
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    Skunk?

    I do know there are fly patterns out there by the name "Skunk", but my real question for the Gurus of this site is...............
    Are there any fly patterns anyone may know of which actually uses...
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    Well although I cannot get up a picture of my...

    Well although I cannot get up a picture of my work area on this site, I can surely see from all the great shots here that we all have one thing in common........we are all addicted to material...
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    Agree.....still one of the most beautiful birds...

    Agree.....still one of the most beautiful birds in this world of ours! Had a family friend who kept a few on his farm as company for his other birds and they seemed to act as "protector of the...
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    Ahhh a Muddler...........my favourite of all...

    Ahhh a Muddler...........my favourite of all flies.
    Scott my question is.................did you also wrap behind/under the wing to make it stand up off the hook shank? That ramp effect at the head...
  10. It is always nice to be able to take an old rod...

    It is always nice to be able to take an old rod and refurbish it to fish again. IMO, what is even better as a rod builder, is when you take that old rod you know little about, possibly make an error...
  11. I am by no means an expert on cane rods, but I...

    I am by no means an expert on cane rods, but I can tell you from my own experience, the few cane rods that I have refurbished for fellows, were done using Exterior Marine Spar Varnish. This was done...
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    You don't really need to apply too much tension...

    You don't really need to apply too much tension to the threads as long as it is consistent. Everyone has their own methods, but I use very small strips of masking tape at each thread end as I apply...
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    Just my $0.02.................I fish mainly Pike...

    Just my $0.02.................I fish mainly Pike flies here and what is mentioned above is exactly that. From my own experiences and fishing lots of weedy areas, Pike will eat almost anything they...
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    Was that a Railroad Bed at on time?

    Was that a Railroad Bed at on time?
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    Up here in Canada, our cable robbers would tease...

    Up here in Canada, our cable robbers would tease us with a month long free viewing usually at this time of year (Feb/ March) when most folks were stuck inside unless you were an ice fisherman. Even...
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    Sticky: Ha......that's too funny Ed. Somehow, someday if...

    Ha......that's too funny Ed. Somehow, someday if I can ever figure this computer thing out you'all might get to see who this Canuck really is!
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    Sticky: Well I've tried to get a photo from my...

    Well I've tried to get a photo from my photobucket here, but this site won't let me
    add the image. Settings have changed somewhere. I tried the advice you folks have given me to no...
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    I see them to and you're missing some beauty...

    I see them to and you're missing some beauty pics. Perhaps there is something wrong in your profile settings.........just a guess.
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    Ha..............I think there are many of us here...

    Ha..............I think there are many of us here who wish we had the time to spend on "over tying". I certainly wouldn't consider it a bad thing at all, because one day having lots more time to tie...
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    Great stuff Scott and Thanks for finding this. As...

    Great stuff Scott and Thanks for finding this. As I'm more a fisherman/rod builder than a computer geek, I have difficulties navigating thru this web of info to find things at times. I've heard thru...
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    Steelies Nightmare

    Can any of you folks out there steer me in a direction where I might be able to find this fly pattern? Thought I had it at one time, but.........
    I somewhere heard that although it might be a...
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    Thanks for the feedback and I can see everyone's...

    Thanks for the feedback and I can see everyone's point here.
    We likely have many of the same situations here as you folks do, for there is always someone out there who will break the rules....
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    Anyone ever actually been busted for using...

    Anyone ever actually been busted for using fledged feathers? The same kind of rules are in place here to prevent folks from shooting protected birds, but nailing us fly tiers for using found...
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    NIce nice nice! Scott you have me looking at...

    NIce nice nice! Scott you have me looking at your work almost daily man, for I love the step by step photography.
    When you mentioned this fly for Bluegills, I'm wondering if this fly might catch...
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    IMO, fishing with Barbless hooks actually takes...

    IMO, fishing with Barbless hooks actually takes some getting used to, but they do catch fish and certainly do not harm a fish the way a barbed hook can. I have used them for many years and yes have...
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