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    I have purchased a couple of pheasant tail clumps...

    I have purchased a couple of pheasant tail clumps from Mossy835 and I am very happy with the feathers. As Greg noted, the feathers were clean, shipped promptly, very well packed, and priced right.
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    Even though the Blue Quill Angler is only about...

    Even though the Blue Quill Angler is only about 40 minutes drive from my house, I buy quite a bit from them by mail as well. The free shipping is a bonus, especially when ordering small quantities. ...
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    An alternative system, promoted by Pat Dorsey and...

    An alternative system, promoted by Pat Dorsey and the Blue Quill Angler, uses dental rubber bands and polypropylene macrame yarn. It is simpler since you don't need a crochet hook. You just make a...
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    Hi Rick, Thanks for the response and information...

    Hi Rick,
    Thanks for the response and information about fishing in the Sarasota area. I don't think I had been to Sanibel when I saw you. We just started going there 3 years ago. I really like it...
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    Back from Sanibel now and the fishing was tougher...

    Back from Sanibel now and the fishing was tougher than last year. I caught one nice snook on day one and a few small jacks. I had two days tarpon fishing with a guide and got several good shots,...
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    Can't go to Sanibel without visiting Norm's shop!...

    Can't go to Sanibel without visiting Norm's shop! I will let you know how I do.
    Thanks,
    Ted
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    Thanks for sharing the report and the photos. I...

    Thanks for sharing the report and the photos. I am going to Sanibel on Saturday and hope I get some opportunities like you have shown here.

    Ted
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    That looks almost identical to the Orvis model. ...

    That looks almost identical to the Orvis model.

    Ted
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    I ordered two pheasant tails and I am very happy...

    I ordered two pheasant tails and I am very happy with them. They were very well packed, clean, and good quality.

    Ted
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    I always carry a Ketchum Release (as mentioned by...

    I always carry a Ketchum Release (as mentioned by Luke) and it makes life much easier for releasing trout under about 15 inches. All I have to do it get the fish close enough to grab the leader, run...
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    You can get a Wetly net at Sierra Trading Post...

    You can get a Wetly net at Sierra Trading Post for about $25. Hard to pass that up.

    Ted
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    I use different ways of storage, depending on...

    I use different ways of storage, depending on what type of fishing I am doing. When trout fishing, I carry a lot of flies, so I use a vest and carry about 8 boxes of flies along with a lot of other...
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    PM sent on pheasant tails. Thanks, Ted

    PM sent on pheasant tails.
    Thanks,
    Ted
  14. I have the same issue, Byron. Looks to me like...

    I have the same issue, Byron. Looks to me like the computer that run's this website needs the clock reset, or better yet the computer should get its time from a time server.

    Ted
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    Amazon shows it on their website. It looks like...

    Amazon shows it on their website. It looks like you have to buy a minimum of a yard at a time. Ought to last quite a while...

    Ted
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    I have done this too. You need to be careful...

    I have done this too. You need to be careful about the type of beadchain you buy though. I bought some once that had beads molded around a cord. The bond of the plastic bead to the cord was not...
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    I have tied on 34007 hooks for years and had not...

    I have tied on 34007 hooks for years and had not had a problem with them that couldn't be fixed with a hook file, UNTIL I took a trip to Christmas Island a few years ago. I straightened out quite a...
  18. Rainbow trout on a hare's ear nymph, Gold Lake,...

    Rainbow trout on a hare's ear nymph, Gold Lake, Colorado, 1978.

    Ted
  19. Thread: Gunna do it!

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    Very nice, Betty! I am sure you will get great...

    Very nice, Betty! I am sure you will get great enjoyment from fishing it. Now, where are those pics of the singed hair?

    Ted
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    As an independent third party with no dog in this...

    As an independent third party with no dog in this fight, it seems that you asked for an opinion and got two well thought out opinions from people with a lot of experience. I see no reason for you to...
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    I had a great couple of days on the San Miguel a...

    I had a great couple of days on the San Miguel a few years ago while staying in Telluride. Lots of eager 14" browns that took PT nymphs and Prince nymphs. Look for turnouts on the road about 20...
  22. Thread: Gunna do it!

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    Sure. Just wait until it fully cures, sand...

    Sure. Just wait until it fully cures, sand lightly with 1000 grit sandpaper to give it some texture, then write on it. Spray some 3M fixative over it, then epoxy over that. If you don't put the...
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    I have bobbins that are like this that I have...

    I have bobbins that are like this that I have used for years. They have a small ceramic bit at each end with a metal tube in between. It appears that the transition between the metal tube and the...
  24. Thread: #6 Regal Vise

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    Aw, go ahead and buy the Jvise. My wife bought...

    Aw, go ahead and buy the Jvise. My wife bought me one (with some help!) for Christmas a few years ago and I have really enjoyed using it since. You won't regret it.

    Ted
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    Bruce, I am with you on this. I used hare's ear...

    Bruce,
    I am with you on this. I used hare's ear flies when I first started fly fishing, decades ago, but it has not been a goto fly for me for the last couple of decades. I do use PT nymphs a lot...
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