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  1. Whatfly, You hit the nail on the head with the...

    Whatfly,

    You hit the nail on the head with the Articulated Shanks, thanks.

    I was trying to have a short shanked hook on a spun deer hair body. I have tried the tube fly approach but find that...
  2. Waddington shanks - do they make a single wire version?

    Been thinking of tying a deer hair popper on a Waddington shank but so far all the shanks I have seen have a double wire. This is going to make it hard to spin a deer hair body. Is there a...
  3. Thread: SBS Index

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    This would be a question to the Fly Tying page...

    This would be a question to the Fly Tying page moderator, is there a way to make this a fixed post at the top so this list is not lost as more forum posts appear?

    Alberto
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    Is the rod still available? If you don't mind me...

    Is the rod still available? If you don't mind me asking, how come you are selling it?

    Alberto
  5. A couple nice streamers that can use mallard...

    A couple nice streamers that can use mallard feathers (as a wood duck substitute) wrapped around the hook to create the body of the fly are the Woodduck Heron and the Woodduck Orange.

    Alberto
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    ScottP, Another beautiful fly, thanks for...

    ScottP,

    Another beautiful fly, thanks for taking the time to put these tutorials together. Pronghorn hair is my favorite for spinning. I wish all the tips were not broken on it. I use it for...
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    Bruce, I have used it in a dubbing loop to make...

    Bruce, I have used it in a dubbing loop to make bodies which you can then trim to shape. If you have the lighter colored stuff, it takes die really well. I use the alpaca fur to make heads on...
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    Scott, Do you use a gallows tool to keep the...

    Scott,

    Do you use a gallows tool to keep the post straight while you wrap the hackle?

    Alberto
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    Wayne, How was the trip? Alberto

    Wayne,

    How was the trip?

    Alberto
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    Sub-surface: Any crawfish pattern with lots of...

    Sub-surface: Any crawfish pattern with lots of wiggle, Clousers, Marabou Muddlers, olive Conehead Combos, black Conehead Combos, and Murray's Hellgrammite.

    Top water: I love fishing deer hair bass...
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    RHenn, That is some beautiful deer hair work!...

    RHenn,

    That is some beautiful deer hair work!

    What material did you use for the tail on the yellow and black one? It looks synthetic but I can't tell. I like to use synthetics on the tail of my...
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    Has anybody ever tried using Bombers? I tied a...

    Has anybody ever tried using Bombers? I tied a few for this season:

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    Alberto
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    There is a similar post on the Fly Tying Forum,...

    There is a similar post on the Fly Tying Forum, I'm copying my reply from that one:

    Your best source for techniques are the Chris Helms DVD's (that is how I learned). He also sells lots of...
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    Your best source for techniques are the Chris...

    Your best source for techniques are the Chris Helms DVD's (that is how I learned). He also sells lots of materials for deer hair bugs. I find the deer hair I get from him is of the best quality...
  15. I wanted to thank everyone for their...

    I wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations and advice. I ended up purchasing a Type III PFD from Bass Pro, the Ascend Paddling Fishing Life jacket. It was very comfortable once I adjusted...
  16. Finally spent some time at the bench this winter

    After a long hiatus from tying (almost two years) I was finally motivated to get back on the bench. At the beginning of the winter I gave away most of my flies and decided to start fresh. Below are...
  17. Thread: PFD's

    by Alberto
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    Melk, I should have come here too! I just...

    Melk,

    I should have come here too! I just posted the same thing in the main board. I'm looking for a PFD to use on my float tube. One of my good buddies got swamped by a speed boat on...
  18. Life vest recommendation for fishing off a pontoon boat.

    After a close call by a friend (almost got hit by a motor boat while fishing from his kayak this past summer) I think it is best if I start wearing a life vest while I fish from my float tube. I was...
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    Scott, thanks so much for the SBS's you are...

    Scott, thanks so much for the SBS's you are posting. Many of your techniques and a number of the patterns have made their way into my fly boxes this winter.

    I use that hook to tie pencil poppers...
  20. WayneC, Glad to see you are getting lots of...

    WayneC,

    Glad to see you are getting lots of fly tying done and that you are enjoying it! Thanks to you and the other vets in the class.

    Alberto
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    Scott, I have always liked the look of Jack...

    Scott,

    I have always liked the look of Jack Gartside's flies. Three came off my bench today and now reside in my streamer box.

    Thanks for another great SBS,

    Alberto
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    Scott, Another great SBS, thanks! For mixing...

    Scott,

    Another great SBS, thanks! For mixing deer hair, another technique you can use is by using your hair stacker. This only lets you do it one clump at a time but gives the same effect. Put...
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    Nice job on the fly! I specially like how the rib...

    Nice job on the fly! I specially like how the rib spacing increases from tail to head, like in a natural.

    Alberto
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    Lovely pattern! I specially like the way you did...

    Lovely pattern! I specially like the way you did the legs. I normally tied my PT's without legs...not anymore.

    Alberto
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    Byron, I like to use calf body for the wings...

    Byron,

    I like to use calf body for the wings on mine. Also, I use some super fine gold wire as a rib to protect the peacock herl and floss body.

    Regards,

    Alberto
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