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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    I used to have a cheap magnifying make-up mirror...

    I used to have a cheap magnifying make-up mirror behind my vise. It gave me a background and allowed me to see the back side of the fly. I took it down when I was photographing some flies and never...
  3. Thread: Skunk?

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    Ed, I carry that recipe and a few dog first aid...

    Ed, I carry that recipe and a few dog first aid Items In my ammo case every fall. Unfortunately I did not have it when I had the skunk hide.
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    It Is very hard to get the odor out of a wild...

    It Is very hard to get the odor out of a wild skunk pelt. I had one some years ago that my neighbor shot in his chicken pen. He hit it with a .22 shell in the back of the head so it didn't spray...
  5. Thread: Au Sable

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    Is this the Au Sable in Michigan or the Au Sable...

    Is this the Au Sable in Michigan or the Au Sable in New York? The answers you have so far represent one from both areas.
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    I tied up few when I first read Hatches but I was...

    I tied up few when I first read Hatches but I was not impressed with the results. I no longer carry them as I believe there are better emerger patterns out here.
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    Sticky: Wayne, please keep us informed about Warren's...

    Wayne, please keep us informed about Warren's condition. Marco's post was about an agenda of his own and not really about Warren at all. I think I will decline to comment further on that agenda.
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    I agree! I think that this may be the nicest tie...

    I agree! I think that this may be the nicest tie you have posted, Scott
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    I don't know if it would be called a classic but...

    I don't know if it would be called a classic but I use the one shown in this set of smallmouth flies a lot.
    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q269/crockeryflytyer/flies/smallmouthflies.jpg
  10. Happy birthday guys!

    Happy birthday guys!
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    I remember reading about an artist who had made...

    I remember reading about an artist who had made pictures from hundreds of carefully glued feathers. Her exhibit was visited by the U.S. fish and wildlife officers who confiscated them and arrested...
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    Maybe It was more than a couple of years ago. I...

    Maybe It was more than a couple of years ago. I don't think I had ever heard of tenkara at that time. He may be using a tenkara rod by now. I just tucked the idea away in the back of my mind for...
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    I talked to guy a couple of years ago in a...

    I talked to guy a couple of years ago in a streamside parking lot who said that he hadn't been fishing his one handed rods much that year because he was using a spey rod to nymph in very small...
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    I don't think this will be around more than a...

    I don't think this will be around more than a couple of days but as a dog owner I recognized all of them. ...
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    Byron, I think that what Mark was saying is that...

    Byron, I think that what Mark was saying is that I often try to put some humor into my posts. I should probably have put a smiley there but I seldom remember them. I wasn't trying to offend anyone.
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    Luke, ignore these fools! You have your...

    Luke, ignore these fools! You have your priorities right. A new fly rod is a luxury item worth saving up for but never worth cutting into meeting your current responsibilities.
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    They look good. You might try them a little...

    They look good. You might try them a little smaller too. Carl Richards said in one of his books that the TVA tailwaters were full of cinnamon caddis which have about a size sixteen olive larva. I...
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    Have you talked to the people in the fly tying...

    Have you talked to the people in the fly tying area of the store about what you use? When I worked in retail we almost always ordered that kind low price item if someone asked about it. The boss...
  19. I think that excessively dense wings can add air...

    I think that excessively dense wings can add air resistance and contribute to leader twisting. That said, I do tend to put denser wings on flies like humpies that I plan on fishing in rough water. ...
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    You think that shows up faults? I once used one...

    You think that shows up faults? I once used one of my fly pictures to test putting a photo on a fifty inch t.v. screen before showing some family pictures that night. My nice smooth dubbed body...
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    Actually I agree with Martin but another option...

    Actually I agree with Martin but another option would be a product called wee wool. I don't know who makes it as I got it in a big batch of used fly tying stuff with just the name of the store on...
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    Most commonly for streamer wings. The first...

    Most commonly for streamer wings. The first pattern that comes to mind is a black nosed dace where bear hair would be the center segment of the wing (over white and under brown natural bucktail) .
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    Actually Marc, he is retired and got talked into taking this assignment when the previous guy backed out. They did site familiarization stuff this week and are now waiting to get going. They...
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    They will both catch fish as others have said. ...

    They will both catch fish as others have said. You are probably aware of the gap in the hackle on the bugger. Eventually you'll find that you don't do that automatically but you might want to be...
  25. Thanks guys. If It was me I'd be asking about a...

    Thanks guys. If It was me I'd be asking about a good bookstore or some interesting jazz or blues but they like blackjack. I get bored playing though I have dealt at charity events.
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