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  1. Thread: Ray Bradly

    by Ronn Lucas
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    Ray Bradly

    Ray Bradly died this morning after a long and ugly battle with cancer. His battle is over. Prayers for him and his family would be good.
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    2010 US open Fly Tying Contest

    The entries for this year's fly tying contest are up (see link on home page). Anyone interested, can vote for this year's Reader's Choice but you need to do it by the 9th of August!!!
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    Nice looking little flies Ron!!!!

    Nice looking little flies Ron!!!!
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    I've used most of the bobbins out there and find...

    I've used most of the bobbins out there and find the Rite to be adequate. The one leg is a bit cumbersome to "palm" but I made an adjustment that fixed that for me. Having said that, I now use only...
  5. US Open Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead Tying Contest

    US Open Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead Tying Contest deadline is next week!
    Your flies must be postmarked by June 30, 2009

    Happy Trails!
    Ronn
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    Since I tie flies, I never use a fly more than...

    Since I tie flies, I never use a fly more than one day or trip. Aside from providing a reason to tie, I rationalize this practice because of potential rust beneath the dressing which could weaken the...
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    Rit dyes are not made for protien substrates,...

    Rit dyes are not made for protien substrates, acid dyes are. You have to watch your temps. Around 140 degrees F should do it. Washing feathers with any detergent will help if the feathers are dirty....
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    FAOL Tying contest!

    The FAOL tying contest due date approaches! I encourage everyone to tie some flies and enter this contest. It is great fun, will make you a better tyer and someone will win! It might just be you!!!!!...
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    Tag has open turns. Tail is right length. There...

    Tag has open turns. Tail is right length. There are some trapped GP barbs that are sticking out at a different angle than the tail. That is because you tied the tail in over untrimmed barbs. Butt is...
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    Like Ghost said, nice first fly. THe head should...

    Like Ghost said, nice first fly. THe head should be about 1/3rd the size and leave some bare shank between it and the eye. The tag is lumpy. I also think you tried to put too much on a small hook....
  11. Thread: Nor-Vise

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    ".....I returned it the next day. I didn't like...

    ".....I returned it the next day. I didn't like the bobbin, or having to reach for the bobbin on the holder. Winding thread on the bobbin slows down the tying prosses......I saw a Danvise there for...
  12. Thread: Nor-Vise

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    I use the Nor-Vise with the fine point jaws and...

    I use the Nor-Vise with the fine point jaws and big rear hub. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Well, a million bucks I would trade for and then I could just buy a new one!

    I ONLY use the fine...
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    BAD idea!!!!!! Never wet floss to apply it! Learn...

    BAD idea!!!!!! Never wet floss to apply it! Learn to use floss dry. You MUST have a smooth underbody in order to get that glassy smooth floss we all love. One strand or less is the key.
  14. Thread: Website Up!

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    I suggest you get a real website other than one...

    I suggest you get a real website other than one on tripod. Very few potential customers are going to remember that long of a web address. Your own site will also look more credible, something you...
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    It's Back!!!!

    The 2008 FAOL Tying Contest is starting as of today. Follow this link for all of the details. http://flyanglersonline.com/flytying/atlantic/contest08/rules08.html

    I encourage all of you Salmon...
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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year everyone!

    I hope everyone here has the best New Year ever!!!!!!

    Happy Trails!
    Ronn

    http://ronnlucassr.com/
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    Re: Elk Hair Caddis Wings

    Take one turn around the hair only first. the second turn, pull the thread tight around the hair and hook and in front of the first. Take a third very tight turn in front of the second. Take a fourth...
  18. Thread: size 32!

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    Re: size 32!

    I just looked at the official 32's (OM&S) the other day and they still intimidate me. Now they do it on two levels. Tying a fly on one or trying to make one that tiny!

    Hans, do you know how many...
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    Re: Need a hook lesson

    And then there are hooks with NO eyes! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Re: First Atlantic Salmon Fly

    Nice start as Ladyfisher said. Look up our lessons in the atlantic salmon tying section here on FAOL and by next year, you'll be ready to enter the contest. If you ever have any questions, let me...
  21. Re: Get your votes in for the FAOL Tying contest!!!

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  22. Get your votes in for the FAOL Tying contest!!!

    VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
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    Re: atlantic salmon fly??

    I think I would consider this more of a streamer than an atlantic salmon fly, even a freestyle one. Shank length vs gape is what I am using to judge it. You may not be tying them now but...
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    Re: FLY TYER Profile

    Thanks Doug. I recall the visit you mention. Hope all is well with you. To be on the last page of Fly Tyer is a huge honor, a thrill and a bit embarasing all at the same time. I don't do anything all...
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    Re: 2007 FAOL tying contest reminder.

    Any age
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