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    Suspect many have had the same experience...I...

    Suspect many have had the same experience...I know I have as well...
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    Could not disagree more strongly. Choice is...

    Could not disagree more strongly. Choice is always better than a lack there of, and as others have pointed out, I think you are over simplifying the history of fly tying. Nobody can force modern...
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    Another nice pattern but that glass bead has got...

    Another nice pattern but that glass bead has got to drag this one down pretty quickly. Have you fished this? While I'm intrigued by the profile, but that bead is a bit much in my mind. Thanks for...
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    Nice trick to get the tapering body, although...

    Nice trick to get the tapering body, although unless you have a template, that's got to be pretty tedious to achieve on a regular basis.

    Excellent tutorial as always, although that is one ugly fly...
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    Yup, AlanB's method makes more sense...and I'm...

    Yup, AlanB's method makes more sense...and I'm not saying that, just because I do it the same way (grin). Arrick does quite a few things that I do not, but that does not make him any less a tier...
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    Brilliant pattern!

    Brilliant pattern!
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    Could you be thinking of "Revivex"? Meant more...

    Could you be thinking of "Revivex"? Meant more for jackets and the like, and will not repair leaks.
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    Unfortunately, when the booties start leaking you...

    Unfortunately, when the booties start leaking you are in trouble because they are not easily fixed. You can try slathering Marine Goop or the like in the seams in the hope that it will patch the...
  9. Any decent pair of light hiking pants will work. ...

    Any decent pair of light hiking pants will work. REI, North Face, Ex Officio, Patagonia, etc. Tons of them on the market. Quick drying type also make great wet wading wear. YMMV.
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    Envy you this annual trip. Have to pick you...

    Envy you this annual trip. Have to pick you brain one day to see how feasible a Kodiak DIY would be. Best of luck, Hap.
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    Try Kent at www.canadianllama.com...

    Try Kent at www.canadianllama.com. Great product, excellent service, very good prices, and consistent stock. Have been a happy customer for years.
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    Generally, I like Hogan's patterns, but this one...

    Generally, I like Hogan's patterns, but this one is just plain odd. Not sure I'd ever tie this because the extra feature does not seem all that helpful, but I do like the underwing of CDC.

    Nice...
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    Huh, this did not go the way I thought it would. ...

    Huh, this did not go the way I thought it would. I had expected the old bulldog clip/dubbing loop method. This approach seems more simple and efficient. How does this pattern fish/float?

    Nice...
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    Ah, Arrick's. My favorite store in West...

    Ah, Arrick's. My favorite store in West Yellowstone, and that is saying a lot for a town that seeming has a fly shop on every block. They spend the winter tying in that shop, and there are always...
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    The topic pops up now and again as tiers discover...

    The topic pops up now and again as tiers discover or rediscover Brooks writings on this side of the pond. My fly box contains patterns that are regular as well as those 'in the round' and sure...
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    And your reason is? Certainly not thrift, which...

    And your reason is? Certainly not thrift, which is about the only justifiable reason I can think of to restrict oneself.

    I'd always assumed most tiers used the best material available, whether it...
  17. Thread: Softex solvent

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    Pretty much is determined by how thin you like...

    Pretty much is determined by how thin you like your Softex. Have not used lighter fluid myself, but for Toluene, you just add a bit, stir, add more if necessary, and repeat until you get something...
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    Of course it can be done with today's technology,...

    Of course it can be done with today's technology, albeit it requires a much higher level of IT savvy and hardware than the average fly tier is going to have. The bigger question is, will it be an...
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    Very interesting twist on the extended body...

    Very interesting twist on the extended body technique that I had not seen before.
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    Probably best if you just ignore jszymczyk's...

    Probably best if you just ignore jszymczyk's rant...unfortunate that he trotted out his usual polemics for what was a pretty simple question. And of course this is the Internet -- a tough skin is...
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    Agree with most of what has been said, especially...

    Agree with most of what has been said, especially about the price of lines getting out of hand. Odds are good manufacturers like Rio, which makes a very good line, are going to price themselves...
  22. Second the recommendation of Allen McGee's Tying...

    Second the recommendation of Allen McGee's Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs. An excellent book and not just a simple 'pattern' book. McGee covers many useful tying techniques.
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    No, typically one only leaves a single hook. For...

    No, typically one only leaves a single hook. For streamers, it is usually the rear hook. For nymphs, in my case, it is going to be the front hook. I'm sure some leave both hooks, but I do not, nor...
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    Been around for quite a while, although perhaps...

    Been around for quite a while, although perhaps not widely available (local to my area). When first introduced they cost a fortune, but looks like John has gotten the price down. Used mine for a...
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    What the author seems to miss or conveniently...

    What the author seems to miss or conveniently forget is why articulated streamers are popular. Of course they have considerable action but articulation also allows the tier to create larger...
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