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    Your question can be answered with a question: ...

    Your question can be answered with a question: Do you have only one fly rod?

    P.S. This begs the question, can one hijack their own thread?
  2. Thread: SBS Index

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    Whoa. I knew there were a lot of them, but I...

    Whoa. I knew there were a lot of them, but I never realized how many. Outstanding job, Scott!
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    Really? I suspect a bit of cognitive dissonance....

    Really? I suspect a bit of cognitive dissonance. While the Thompson was a good vise for its day, I could not imagine restricting myself to tying on one today. Of course, some are going to...
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    Have tried them all, but Thingamabobbers are...

    Have tried them all, but Thingamabobbers are still the best on the market. Not sure why there are so many complaints about kinked leaders. You folks aren't using expensive tapered leaders for...
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    Howabout this one: ...

    Howabout this one: http://www.amazon.com/Dapping-Exciting-Fishing-Flies-Quiver/dp/0811701425/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417719538&sr=8-1&keywords=dapping+fishing?

    Just kidding (a little bit anyway)....
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    Excellent tie.

    Excellent tie.
  7. Thread: winged wets

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    Techniques change and evolve. The so-called...

    Techniques change and evolve. The so-called virtues of the winged wets while documented, but they just did not hold up to the test of time. The assertion that the change is nothing more than fad...
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    Not bad idea but the quality of the free books...

    Not bad idea but the quality of the free books lately have been sadly lacking lately, so I only skim them. Was great when the Dave Hughes books came up, but these 60 page pamphlets claiming to be...
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    Agreed. After someone like ScottP is generous...

    Agreed. After someone like ScottP is generous enough to put all that work into an SBS, seems like the reader could show a little initiative and just google the hook if there is any ambiguity.
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    Never thought of it as a problem myself, but I...

    Never thought of it as a problem myself, but I would just use a magnetizer/demagnetizer. You should be able to find one for a few bucks in any hardware store. They look like this: ...
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    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/showthread.php?...

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/showthread.php?50982-new-zealand-strike-indicator&highlight=zealand+indicator
  12. Thread: Sage VXP

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    Have only cast them. Nice rods sort of...

    Have only cast them. Nice rods sort of medium/fast-fast. They must have been discontinued this year. If you can get one at a decent price, I suspect you will be pleased if you need a faster rod...
  13. Thread: Fiberglass

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    Nope, rarely use them, except as a novelty. Far...

    Nope, rarely use them, except as a novelty. Far too limited in their utility. Much prefer the all around performance of graphite. And "yes", I do realize this might not be a popular opinion in...
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    The refractive index of fluorocarbon is lower...

    The refractive index of fluorocarbon is lower than monofilament. This is a fact. Is it enough to make it invisible in water? Of course not.

    Should you use it? Completely up to you, but those...
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    Beautiful tie, and great photography as always,...

    Beautiful tie, and great photography as always, Scott. I'm curious if you always tie this on a standard length hook? Patterns seems to scream out for a longer shank, perhaps a 2XL like Dai-Riki...
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    Not I, but there are domestic vendors that carry...

    Not I, but there are domestic vendors that carry Veniard's dye, such as The Fly Shop in CA, or Stone River Outfitters in NH, at least in the small quantities. If you need bulk however, I can see why...
  17. Thread: Spinner Flies

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    Have not see a pattern like that in quite a...

    Have not see a pattern like that in quite a while. Easiest fix for the treble hook, is either cut it off entirely, or take a pair of side cutters and cut off two of the three hooks on the treble, as...
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    There is no fix if you insist on using turkey. I...

    There is no fix if you insist on using turkey. I had always assumed it was for exactly this reason that Jack Dennis came up with the Kiwi Muddler, which uses a rabbit strip instead. Not as elegant...
  19. Thread: Paint Hooks?

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    Sure, an old technique that I've read about,...

    Sure, an old technique that I've read about, although never observed. As Byron says, not much point on modern flies with a thread base, but considering the more translucent nature of silk, I guess...
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    Was not going to say anything myself, but sure...

    Was not going to say anything myself, but sure looks like a dirty barred ginger variant to me. Surprised Denny labeled it "cree" considering how precise he used to be in his definition.
  21. Thread: New products

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    Dyna-King Dubbing Spin Master...

    Dyna-King Dubbing Spin Master. Resisted buying a dedicated device to help with dubbing loops for years, but finally broke down and picked one up. Still undecided if I really like using one, but it...
  22. Thread: Info needed

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    Interesting question. OED cites William...

    Interesting question. OED cites William Stewart's Practical Angler (1857) as a source, and Stewart stated: "The artificial flies in common use may be divided into two classes. There is first the...
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    While Whiting product is different from the...

    While Whiting product is different from the Spanish feathers, the "authentic" feathers are so ridiculously expensive, I'm more than happy to settle for the infinitely more cost effective Whiting...
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    I can certainly understand why you would want to...

    I can certainly understand why you would want to keep this a secret...
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    I just want to know what shop to avoid from now...

    I just want to know what shop to avoid from now on, personally...
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