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    The only US based 'professional' tiers I know...

    The only US based 'professional' tiers I know that are making a decent living at it tie only specialty flies. Mostly their own patterns and/or local favorites in their areas that the mass producing...
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    Here's mine:

    Here's mine:
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    Thanks to everyone who played along. One...

    Thanks to everyone who played along.

    One reason I stopped fishing competitive B.A.S.S. tournaments was that many of the competitors actually did this. While 'pre fishing' they would use lures...
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    Duckster, Would I do that? Here's how I...

    Duckster,

    Would I do that?

    Here's how I dealt with getting 'shaggier' brushes.

    After trapping the material between the wires, which takes just a couple of revolutions, I just lift my drill...
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    Hookless?

    I've been noticing a trend lately.

    Hookless flies.

    At first I didn't get it. And I must admit it seemed very strange, but now I think I understand. This may be the wave of the future and...
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    I played with a few 'mounted' motors, but settled...

    I played with a few 'mounted' motors, but settled on a cordless drill for my set up. I just chuck a cup hook in it.

    I have a bit more leeway in making brushes of varying lengths that way.
    ...
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    LilJoe, I don't have any pictures, but I'm...

    LilJoe,

    I don't have any pictures, but I'm with you on Chartreuse being a great color for trout.

    You can substitute it for dubbing, chenille, ribbing, bead head, and hackle colors on ANY...
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    Duckster, I bought several packages of it. ...

    Duckster,

    I bought several packages of it.

    Feels/works just like the hollow plastic braided tubing they sell in the fly shops, but it's different than the metal 'mylar' stuff with the rope...
  9. I get that we do all this introspection and...

    I get that we do all this introspection and discussion about the minutiae of stuff like this to spend time and intellect in our chosen way. It's fun, kills time, and makes us feel good about what we...
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    BigDan, After trying both, I settled on light...

    BigDan,

    After trying both, I settled on light wire leaders made from beading wire.

    I know several great pike fishermen that swear by heavy mono/fluorocarbon tippets, but I just did not like...
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    Scott, I've used it little. It's just a bit...

    Scott,

    I've used it little.

    It's just a bit stiffer than Icelandic Sheep Hair, and seems to hold it's shape in the water better. While it seems 'pricey', in many ways it's like good hackle. ...
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    If time is an issue, or you don't want to mail...

    If time is an issue, or you don't want to mail order hooks, bass plastic worm hooks work quite well in pike flies. I like tandem hooks for most of my pike flies, as Hap noted, they tend of be tail...
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    Ray, what has been posted is correct in theory. ...

    Ray, what has been posted is correct in theory.

    Like a battle plan, theory is seldom what happens in reality.

    You may notice absolutely no difference. I've found that one line weight either...
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    Dan, I like big, flashy streamers. I prefer...

    Dan,

    I like big, flashy streamers. I prefer synthetics and bucktail. ( Long bunny strips are a pain to cast once they get water logged, but are very effective.)

    I don't try to match anything,...
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    Thanks guys! Having another birthday pass is...

    Thanks guys!

    Having another birthday pass is better than the alternative ;)

    Buddy
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    If you take the 'truth table' that Silver posted...

    If you take the 'truth table' that Silver posted as accurate, then you'd have to say that color matters.

    But if you use logic on it, then you have to realize that 'trying to match color' is where...
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    Lotech, Carpeting the boat is the best way to...

    Lotech,

    Carpeting the boat is the best way to quiet it. But don't use regular carpet, use marine carpet meant for fishing boats.

    Marine carpet isn't all that expensive. Best thing about it, it...
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    Ray, I like simple flies. This works really...

    Ray,

    I like simple flies. This works really well.

    I do a very similar tie for bass, pike, and trout that I use in a clear water lake in Colorado. All three seem to want the same type of...
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    Kid, www.hagensfish.com They sell the Larva...

    Kid,

    www.hagensfish.com

    They sell the Larva Lace line of fly tying hooks in thousands.

    They also sell a lot of the 'standard' Mustad hooks in bulk. I buy 3366s and 3399s from them.

    Check...
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    I'll add a sort of different approach to this. ...

    I'll add a sort of different approach to this.

    Since the idea is to have the tip sink, I always use a section of heavy fluorocarbon leader to make the loop. Flourocarbon is denser than regular...
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    I'm a big fan of the Palomar Knot. I use it...

    I'm a big fan of the Palomar Knot. I use it wherever I can. I think it's an inherently consistent knot. It gets harder to tie when you get down to the 18s though. That second pass through the...
  22. jszymczyk wrote: " I don't know exactly the...

    jszymczyk wrote:

    " I don't know exactly the reason why the manufacturers do that."

    In regard to most mono lines breaking at higher test than that stated on the label.

    What I was told by the...
  23. I get that the breaking strengths are different....

    I get that the breaking strengths are different. But does it really matter? It's not like it's required, or even desirable, to use a leader that 'matches' the 'X' size of the tippet.

    Why do you...
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    I think that castability is the priority here. ...

    I think that castability is the priority here.

    Remember that for most spinning/casting tackle, a four inch bait or lure is considered a 'finesse' bait. Most bass plugs are three to five inches...
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    70+ in Tucson today...just sayin'.

    70+ in Tucson today...just sayin'.
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