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    Do you know why Pirates have trouble learning the...

    Do you know why Pirates have trouble learning the alphabet?

    The keep getting lost at 'C'.
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    If you go to the camping section at WalMart they...

    If you go to the camping section at WalMart they sell stuff called Silicone Water Guard.

    It's an aerosol water proofing solution for camping gear.

    Spray some into a cup to concentrate it. Dip...
  3. I can see lots of applications for fly tying... ...

    I can see lots of applications for fly tying...

    Thanks for sharing is.

    Buddy
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    A Viking named Rudolph the Red was sitting at his...

    A Viking named Rudolph the Red was sitting at his kitchen table looking out the window.

    He turned to his wife and said "It's going to rain".

    His wife, looking at him askance, replies "It's a...
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    I've had issues with this as well. I think...

    I've had issues with this as well.

    I think that there are so many variables in storage/temperature/humidity/moon phase/mood of the universe that there can't be an accurate answer to 'how long' it...
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    Melk, First, if you have a rotary vise, you...

    Melk,

    First, if you have a rotary vise, you can use 5 minute epoxy on your Thunder Creeks without a drying wheel. Mix a small amount, apply, and turn the vise. You can 'adjust' the epoxy with a...
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    I've used Sharpies for years. I found a set a...

    I've used Sharpies for years.

    I found a set a while back with more 'natural' colors in it. It contained several nice shades of yellows, browns, and greens (including olive). If you keep an eye out...
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    Bill, I look at flies as tools. I was a bass...

    Bill,

    I look at flies as tools. I was a bass fisherman long before I ever picked up a fly rod, and I learned that different lures are suitable for different situations. I use different flies for...
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    It sort of 'exists', but it's more time consuming...

    It sort of 'exists', but it's more time consuming and slower that real feathers.

    If you place those synthetic 'tailing fibers' into a dubbing loop, they make good hackle. Especially nice when you...
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    I don't know if all the information about...

    I don't know if all the information about fluoro's invisibility is true.

    But, I decided a few years ago to try it. I mean, if it's less visible, you can use a heavier tippet size and still catch...
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    Dave, I pack them tighter now because they...

    Dave,

    I pack them tighter now because they fish better. Durability isn't usually an issue for me ;).

    Buddy
  12. Keep it simple. Use the lightest reel possible...

    Keep it simple.

    Use the lightest reel possible that will hold the line/backing you need, and that you can afford. Chasing a mythical 'balance' is a fruitless pursuit.

    This is just fly...
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    Ray, I think one of the attributes that makes...

    Ray,

    I think one of the attributes that makes the muddler so successful is the buoyancy of the deer hair head. The fly wasn't initially meant to float at all, but you don't want it sinking like a...
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    The Kiwi Muddler is a fantastic fly! Jack...

    The Kiwi Muddler is a fantastic fly!

    Jack Dennis came up with quite a few cool flies and techniques. One I particularly like is using turkey wing slips that come from the same feather, rather...
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    Ray, If all you are looking to do is color a...

    Ray,

    If all you are looking to do is color a few feathers a ta time, check with your local Sally Beauty Supply.

    Remember back when all that hackle was being used by hairdressers? They came up...
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    Do all flies catch fish?

    The thread on the main page about 'great' flies that don't catch fish brought this to my mind.

    I own twenty or so 'pattern and tying instruction' books. Each has from twenty to several hundred...
  17. What Steven said. No doubt about it. I...

    What Steven said.

    No doubt about it.

    I would wager that the best fly tier in the world is probably a middle aged southeast Asian woman who ties thousands of flies a week. I know they have the...
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    Jeff, I've fished he upper section of the...

    Jeff,

    I've fished he upper section of the quality water quite bit. Often, you have to wade through backwaters and shallow areas through lots of high reeds and such to reach the fishing areas. In...
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    Herefishy, There are a couple of reasons why a...

    Herefishy,

    There are a couple of reasons why a person intending to carry a firearm would benefit from a concealed carry permit.

    Concealed carry permits offer a safety net to the person carrying...
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    I want to catch fish with flies that I tie. I...

    I want to catch fish with flies that I tie. I tie my flies so that I can catch the most fish with them. I use the materials that allow me to do that. Most of my materials come from craft shops,...
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    While I understand the pleasure owning quality...

    While I understand the pleasure owning quality tools, I also understand the 'disposable' aspect of many items we use in fly tying.

    For me, scissors are solidly in the 'disposable' category.

    I...
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    I made my own separate bobbin cradle after seeing...

    I made my own separate bobbin cradle after seeing the one Mr. Best used in his book on production fly tying. One of the best things I ever put together for fly tying.

    I made mine as a clamp on,...
  23. Thanks Skip, that was interesting. Buddy

    Thanks Skip, that was interesting.

    Buddy
  24. Skip, I'm definitely interested. Never pass...

    Skip,

    I'm definitely interested.

    Never pass up chance to lean a new material or technique.

    Buddy
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    Ray, For their length, crappie have rather...

    Ray,

    For their length, crappie have rather large mouths when opened. Crappie are primarily fish eaters, and they can easily take in prey up to around four inches long, although they tend to...
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