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    There's pretty much nothing you can put there...

    There's pretty much nothing you can put there that is not going to get beaten up eventually. You have it sandwiched between a moving and non-moving part by the look of the photo, so it is going to...
  2. Thread: Mad scientist

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    Should be easy enough to use either Mucilin or...

    Should be easy enough to use either Mucilin or another floatant to fix this problem, although I'm not sure why you should have too. Standard polypropylene works just fine in the same application,...
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    The CF boxes are still the best out there. The...

    The CF boxes are still the best out there. The cheap knock-offs that every fly shop has now work, but the foam is not as high a quality as the CF boxes and the one with the middle leaf is guaranteed...
  4. Personally I think crowdsourcing is for suckers...

    Personally I think crowdsourcing is for suckers and considering how much free content is out there, your videos would have to be truly exceptional (i.e. better than McPhail or Wise) before I would...
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    Must be an MT thing, because this pattern has...

    Must be an MT thing, because this pattern has never produced that well for me. Now Walter Weise's cripple pattern is a killer...in any color but purple that is. YMMV.
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    Can be as close or as far as apart in size as you...

    Can be as close or as far as apart in size as you like. Just depends on how important that last bit of taper is to you to have your flies roll over. Considering that they are mostly used for...
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    Would not bother, unless you really want to play...

    Would not bother, unless you really want to play with a switch rod and learn to spey cast. Wrong tool for the task, in my mind.
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    Unfamiliar with PA hatches, but Fox's Poopah...

    Unfamiliar with PA hatches, but Fox's Poopah works best in olive and cinnamon, although some also tie it in chartreuse and black too, and you can always darken the fly with a magic marker if you...
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    Without rib, but that is merely my personal...

    Without rib, but that is merely my personal preference. Both methods work fine.
  10. Thread: tippet rings

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    This is a pretty common technique among the Czech...

    This is a pretty common technique among the Czech nymphing crowd. I've done it a couple of times myself on swivels (used in same fashion you use the ring) but did not like how the dropper would wrap...
  11. Thread: Skunk?

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    Interesting question because I've never seen a...

    Interesting question because I've never seen a pattern that called for skunk per se. I know folks who use skunk as a polar bear substitute in wings for steelhead flies, and while I've never seen...
  12. Thread: Head cement?

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    True, but when talking about bigger flies,...

    True, but when talking about bigger flies, especially those with hair wings, head cement is still not that useful, and epoxy becomes very important. However, the original post/quote obviously dealt...
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    Well, no one else has chimed in, so I have to...

    Well, no one else has chimed in, so I have to ask, is there any reason to believe that pike in NY are going to be any different than pike everywhere else? If not, then the usually streamer patterns...
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    Never fished for Hickory shad, but drawing from...

    Never fished for Hickory shad, but drawing from Scott's suggestions, looks like they take the same flies as American shad, which are still fairly common out here. I do not have any photos of my own...
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    One of my very favorite patterns. I think you'll...

    One of my very favorite patterns. I think you'll like how this one works when you get to AK, Scott, but it has also fooled steelhead for me in local waters, so it is not 'just' one of the those AK...
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    Have used but not owned one, and did not think...

    Have used but not owned one, and did not think much of it versus the tons of other vises on the market. At that price point, I would be taking a serious look at the Peak, personally. There were...
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    You mean one of those telescoping Japanese...

    You mean one of those telescoping Japanese dapping pole? Try casting a heavy streamer to the middle of a decent river with one. Fine on a smallish stream, but an even more limited tool than a...
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    Liked your tying book well enough, that I'll give...

    Liked your tying book well enough, that I'll give this one a try too, Walt. Thanks.
  19. Thread: Wooly Buggers

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    Nor I, although it is fairly common, if somewhat...

    Nor I, although it is fairly common, if somewhat wrong-headed to me.
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    Excellent ties and photography.

    Excellent ties and photography.
  21. Thread: TFS hooks

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    The 2305's are fine in the larger sizes. I use...

    The 2305's are fine in the larger sizes. I use mostly 2-4 and have not had a problem with large fish. The smaller sizes, however, are absolute garbage. Would not trust any of these hooks below...
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    Seconded! Although I still prefer Benecchi over...

    Seconded! Although I still prefer Benecchi over Veevus for the most part.
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    Either the Petitjean tool or nothing at all. ...

    Either the Petitjean tool or nothing at all. Once you get the materials in the thread, you can always maneuver them within reason around to your liking. The only reason I have the Petitjean set is...
  24. Thread: I hate dubbing

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    Sorry, but have to agree with the "learn to dub"...

    Sorry, but have to agree with the "learn to dub" contingent. Yarn in any form is just not as versatile as dubbing, hence why it is rarely used these days.
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    Yeah, "spectrumized" dubbings were all the rage...

    Yeah, "spectrumized" dubbings were all the rage for a time...and then it passed. There are still dubbings out there that capture the same process, a notion that of course predates Caucci and...
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