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    Ray - this I needed to hear! Just been through a...

    Ray - this I needed to hear! Just been through a weekend of steelhead tube tying, and the fingers do get pretty coloured. I'll try the method you mention - when you say "heavily salted" what rough...
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    Alan - what is it about the J Vise that makes it...

    Alan - what is it about the J Vise that makes it that desirable? I'd not heard of it before - and in checking the website, see that he's also got a hand clamp version.

    The website says the...
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    Jim - that's great - very much appreciated.

    Jim - that's great - very much appreciated.
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    Hi Jim - i have a bunch of the closed cell foam...

    Hi Jim - i have a bunch of the closed cell foam already - but will take yarn and a bit of whatever other excess you have off your hands.
    Cheers - can PM you?
    JW
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    Looks great - how would you compare this to the...

    Looks great - how would you compare this to the stimulator? Sits lower and as you say more float challenged because of the clipped hackle? Looks a bit more impressionistic than the stim.
    JW
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    planettrout - that stuff looks hot! Will buy some...

    planettrout - that stuff looks hot! Will buy some and try out.
    I'm pretty sure those aren't Daiichi 1273 hooks you have there - which model are they?
    JW
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    In that case, sorry, no.

    In that case, sorry, no.
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    plannettrout - those look excellent - can I ask...

    plannettrout - those look excellent - can I ask what the dubbing is behind the bead, is that some kind of sparkle chenille wound round the hook? And I assume the body is flash or ribbon with wire...
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    Hans - not sure, am struggling to remember any...

    Hans - not sure, am struggling to remember any VFS in my history, which probably means a no! But am a great fan of your videos in any case.
    VFS is what exactly (in case my memory is dreadful)
    JW
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    Red Hooks...

    Hi all,
    Was in CO this week just past and picked up some Daiichi 1273 red hooks from a shop - was wondering what people thought of them here on FAOL. I saw another post here on a San Juan site - but...
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    Alrighty - flies in the mail - some specific...

    Alrighty - flies in the mail - some specific msgs:

    - REE: used Priority Mail, as you gave me enough - hopefully you'll get the flies wet this weekend
    - Sancty: in the mail to your apt
    - Feenom:...
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    Guys - flies in from texfly and sjo - they are...

    Guys - flies in from texfly and sjo - they are EXCELLENT - thanks.
    Apologies I haven't had time to put up photos of the flies as I go along - with luck I'll get a chance next week to take and post...
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    REE - picked up your flies in the mail Saturday -...

    REE - picked up your flies in the mail Saturday - they're cracking!! Many thanks - look forward to getting the rest from everyone.
    JW
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    Guys, Just a quick check-in on the swap -...

    Guys,

    Just a quick check-in on the swap - deadline is 17th - don't delay, try and get them to me sooner...

    My two: Galloup's Knocked Down Cripple & Galloup's Downed Caddis

    For confirmation,...
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    OK guys - all flies in the mail!! When I went...

    OK guys - all flies in the mail!!
    When I went through everything last night we were a little short on some of the sets - so I have spread the extras people kindly provided around to make up.
    All...
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    OK guys! got scubatims flies in late last night -...

    OK guys! got scubatims flies in late last night - will attempt to have swap boxes back in the mail today, or at the very, very latest tomorrow.
    Rockin' swap!!
    Thanks all - JW
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    OK - flies in from sanctyphilia and millerwb: ...

    OK - flies in from sanctyphilia and millerwb:

    Sanct's Glow Caddis...

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/picture.php?albumid=43&pictureid=354

    and millerwb's GRHE Soft Hackle
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    Tie 2 patterns - 18 flies in all

    Guys - here is a suggestion: we're at nine people now and I think unlikely to get more people very quickly even though it's on FTF too.
    One of the swappers has suggested we each tie 2 patterns i.e....
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    OK - seems as if we have a full house - have...

    OK - seems as if we have a full house - have heard from scubatim and I expect the last flies to arrive by end of this week - if that is the case, I will ship all boxes on Saturday.
    :D
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    Great news Feenom - many thanks - JW

    Great news Feenom - many thanks - JW
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    OK Guys - still a little short on people for this...

    OK Guys - still a little short on people for this one, so going to do a cross posting on flytyingforum.org - will then arrange it all through email to make it easy. Will extend sign-up deadline to...
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    Some cracking new flies in, everyone - Honey Dun...

    Some cracking new flies in, everyone - Honey Dun from mr. blur:

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/picture.php?albumid=43&pictureid=350

    and from JohnR a Partridge & Yellow Soft Hackle:
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    Great - thanks JohnR - will look out for them...

    Great - thanks JohnR - will look out for them tonight. Much appreciated.

    Think I'm still waiting to hear from scubatim?
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    scubatim and JohnR - waiting to hear from you...

    scubatim and JohnR - waiting to hear from you guys - can you advise when your flies will get to me?
    I know of one late delivery, so I expect to get flies back in the mail middle of next week....
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    OK... Alexandra in from Antron Midge - looks...

    OK... Alexandra in from Antron Midge - looks absolutely terrific:

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/picture.php?albumid=43&pictureid=348

    ?and from cholcomb13, a fantastic Davy Wotton No.1:
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