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    Thank you one and all. I sort of figured Congo...

    Thank you one and all. I sort of figured Congo hair was a synthetic hair for streamers and the like. Having been a bird hunter in younger days, I knew SBS was a side by side shotgun, but just...
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    SBS???? Congo Hair ????

    Can't figure out what SBS means, and Congo hair is something new to me. Could someone please elaborate for this dumbchuck?? Thanks.
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    Sbs ?

    What does SBS stand for?

    Doublehauler
  4. A few years ago, I had the opportunity visit...

    A few years ago, I had the opportunity visit Betters' shop in Wilmington, I hung around all afternoon watching him tie and visiting with him. A very nice man, I enjoyed that visit. How did you...
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    Braiding machines

    I've been getting into furling at a slow pace, so I have not learned much of the problems associated with the leaders. My memory, as poor as it is these days, recalls way back in my younger years as...
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    The photo at the head of your article has a...

    The photo at the head of your article has a treatment to the body that is not included in the instruction photos. Looks like it could be a biot body or some other material. I sure like the looks of...
  7. Nice, very nice. Jim Johnson Doublehauler...

    Nice, very nice.

    Jim Johnson Doublehauler
    Bigfork, Montana
  8. The photo of the dry fly looks like the hackle...

    The photo of the dry fly looks like the hackle has been trimmed to suit either the tier or the hook. I have always understood that trimming hackle to achieve proper size (1-1/2 X hook gap ) was a...
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    It is always interesting to me that I don't...

    It is always interesting to me that I don't remember ever hearing a negative comment aboaut Scott rods. We have all, I'm sure, heard good and bad aboaut all the rest of the rods on the maket. But...
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    An almost 30 year old Sage RPII 6 weight. Far...

    An almost 30 year old Sage RPII 6 weight. Far and away the best graphite rod I have owned. I dould use it for any fly fishing ( fresh water ) that I wanted. It would lay out a fairly long line, or...
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    Ashaway Fly lines

    I'm interested in finding Ashaway fly lines. I can use just about any weight, but should be in good or better condition. I prefer DT lines, but WF are OK too. Even L lines if it's a good deal.
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    Senior Member?

    I am wondering how an FAOL member becomes a " Senior Member "?
  13. Klutz's? Means all of us

    Murphy is alive and well and living in your gear, somewhere.
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    Northwest Montana

    I agree, just about everything in Northwest Montana is off limits. It is all brown and high water. Lots of snow in the mountains here. And, of all things, they are forecasting winter storm...
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    Cleaning fish??????

    Does anyone remember how to clean a trout ???
  16. Re: What book is on your night stand right now?

    Yesterday I added my two cents worth to this thread. My fishing library is often comfort and entertainment to me, I get lost in a good book.

    This morning, Thanksgiving Day morning, I went back...
  17. Re: What book is on your night stand right now?

    Right now, I am reading " What the Trout Said" by Datus Proper, for about at least the 4th or 5th time. Humor, fishing and fly info, it has it all. For many years I read Ray Bergman's " Trout "...
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    Re: I have had enough and I quit....

    Way to go, congratulations !

    Take it from a quitter, only we know how tough it is to quit, and then stay quit.
    There is an old cliche about " You'llnever know if you haven't been there ".
    ...
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    Re: Tidying up the tips of goose or swan ?

    A few years ago, I learned a little trick to make some materials behave properly. Just rub your finger tips across your dubbing wax, rub the fingers together to spread the wax around a bit, then...
  20. Re: Golden Pheasant tail feathers, the red ones

    Another pattern or two, alright. Nice looking fly too.

    I would really like to know how you guys are able to post digital photographs on the BB. If one of you has the time, could you write down...
  21. Re: Golden Pheasant tail feathers, the red ones

    Thanks guys, now I have some new patterns to work on. The feathers I had in mind are the red ones that are found right at the base of the tail, along with the tail feathers. A couple of your...
  22. Golden Pheasant tail feathers, the red ones

    At the base of the Folden Pheasant tail clump, there are several red feathers. A really nice crimson color. I'm wondering if anyone has a pattern that uses these feathers. I've used a few barbules...
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    Re: Prayer Request Please?

    Will do, every day.

    Jim JOhnson
    Doublehauler
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    Re: Roe tippet dispenser

    I have some parts for Roe dispensers. They just didn't work for me. You can have them if you want them.

    PM me or email sallyjim@centurytel.net

    Jim JOhnson
    Doublehauler
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    Re: Medalist Refinish

    One-Pfoots are available farom Len Codella in Florida. www.codella.com I just bought one from him a few weeks ago.

    Jim JOhnson
    Doublehauler
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