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  1. Thread: UV Finish

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    Just remember, the Hook and Hackle brand is half...

    Just remember, the Hook and Hackle brand is half the price. Even the light is much less expensive.
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    Uncle Jesse; I think your quote from Mark Twain...

    Uncle Jesse; I think your quote from Mark Twain says it all. The imported hooks cost twice as much.
    They must be twice as good.
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    Eagle Claw hooks

    I've recently tried Eagle Claw fly hooks and am pleasantly surprised.
    To me they are perfectly acceptable, made in the U.S.A. and much less expensive.
    Good for them. Go U.S.A.
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    Thanks Bruce, but my question was directed at the...

    Thanks Bruce, but my question was directed at the words , "Brahma Hen", "Coq de Leon Hen" and simply "Soft Hackle".
    It would seem that packages labeled "Soft Hackle" could either or neither of the...
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    Was it name changing

    Whiting had Brahma Hen with Chickabou. Then there was Whiting Coq de Leon Hen with Chickabou. Then there is Soft Hackle with Chickabou. Are these all the same ?
    Or is there something going on with...
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    Squirmy Wormies

    I've just ordered a supply of these and have a couple concerns.
    1. Does the stuff have a shelf life I should be aware of?
    2. Can I store the material (and finished flies) in styrene boxes or will...
  7. Thread: Advice needed

    by Ray Kunz
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    I've found that when winding on the strand of...

    I've found that when winding on the strand of herl if you make it "slide down" the taut thread as you wind, it makes the longer barbs all line up to give a remarkably neat result.
  8. Thread: Advice needed

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    In addition, the advertising is very confusing. ...

    In addition, the advertising is very confusing. the pics always show nicely variegated feathers as you'd expect but never show the plain neck feathers that you see in folks tying Youtubes. Also it...
  9. Thread: Advice needed

    by Ray Kunz
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    Advice needed

    When I watch a tying video that uses peacock herl the material looks great. When I mail order some it looks sad. I find that ordering eyes gives me a little better quality but the strands are...
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    Thanks Whatfly, that's what I was seeking but I...

    Thanks Whatfly, that's what I was seeking but I didn't think about the floatation concern.
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    Caddis wing on plastic tape

    Does anyone recall the video showing making Caddis wing by bonding a feather onto plastic packaging tape? I forgot the details. Thanks.
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    Their 1-800 phone number used to simply ring and...

    Their 1-800 phone number used to simply ring and go unanswered. Now it does not even ring at all.
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    Hook ad Hackle

    Hook and Hackle is one of FAOL sponsors but I've not been able to get them on the phone for several days. Is there an unannounced problem or have they been converted to Snowbirds and gone south for...
  14. Thread: Educate me.

    by Ray Kunz
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    Educate me.

    I've fly fished for over 50 years and am troubled with a repeated comment similar to, "You haven't really enjoyed fly fishing until you've used a really good rod.". I have an assortment of Fenwick...
  15. Why can't I get this young gut's site to download...

    Why can't I get this young gut's site to download ?
  16. Thread: Bead size

    by Ray Kunz
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    To get the right added weight using a bead you'd...

    To get the right added weight using a bead you'd think that the bead Diameter would hopefully be your prime consideration. It's not the O.D. of the bead that will give you the concern as much as the...
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    Suggestions needed

    I recently cut up a nice tanned Whitetail deer hide and now have a huge mess of small "edge" pieces from the upper legs and belly. The hair is fine, quite short and contains a lot of white. Is there...
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    Just make sure your bug killer is...

    Just make sure your bug killer is paradichlorobenzine and not simply based on naptha.
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    This one works: ...

    This one works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QIyQuKdNq0
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    I'm sure you guys must have trouble if you have...

    I'm sure you guys must have trouble if you have to solder electrical stuff. I agree with your basic idea but feel that it is really overdone.
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    Sounds good Herefishy, but doesn't your scale...

    Sounds good Herefishy, but doesn't your scale have a "tare" feature that automatically subtracts the weight of the cover?
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    Is my thinking blurred?

    Some of my buddies claim that using imitation jungle cock, such as Ti-Rite, for streamers is totally unacceptable. Now, I'd like to present my argument. To me these printed plastic guys look a lot...
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    Picking a vise is like picking a suit of clothes....

    Picking a vise is like picking a suit of clothes. All the other guys are right. One important factor seldom included in product reviews is your own personal emphasis on the relative importance of...
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    Just be sure to get one with a calibration...

    Just be sure to get one with a calibration weight. I am very happy with my 0 - 600 gram scale that measures in 0.1 gram increments. With it comes a 500 gram calibration weight. It's the greatest...
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    Another quiery

    In my opinion the most basic wet fly is a simple, wingless, brown hackle peacock. It was the first fly I caught a trout on and is my "go to" ever since. Why is it that I can find no pics or reference...
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