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  1. Thread: Sparseness

    by Ed_D
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    Alan, May I suggest one possibility for longer...

    Alan,
    May I suggest one possibility for longer shanks on homemade hooks. Although I don't know if this was involved at all or what tools they used to make their own hooks, a long shank would be...
  2. Thread: Mentoring

    by Ed_D
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    Mohair or Angora yarn might work for you. Twist...

    Mohair or Angora yarn might work for you. Twist it then hold it and bend it at the middle. Tie it back in and release it. It will counterwind on itself and give a decent tail. This is what is...
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    Betty, It looks like there's yet another one of...

    Betty,
    It looks like there's yet another one of the good-lookin' Hiner Gals. I wish, and her extended family, all the best. I hope you and Cary get to give her a graduation present when she gets...
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    Uncle Jesse, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't...

    Uncle Jesse,
    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't win the Mens' Fashion competition. I hear it was a fiasco when the judges couldn't pick a winner. It ended with a tie...

    Ed
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    To put this into perspective, 225,000 sq. ft. is...

    To put this into perspective, 225,000 sq. ft. is over 5 acres. Back in the '80s the Philippine government worked out plans for their model subsistence farm. It was 4.5 acres. The Dundee store was...
  6. Thread: Donald Nicolson

    by Ed_D
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    Any Idea how Donald Is doing? Regards, Ed

    Any Idea how Donald Is doing?

    Regards,
    Ed
  7. Thread: New Carp rod

    by Ed_D
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    Have fun with you rod. Ed

    Have fun with you rod.

    Ed
  8. Thread: Teabag Wings

    by Ed_D
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    AlanB, As a very small child, I was raised on...

    AlanB,
    As a very small child, I was raised on strong, black, hot tea in lieu of excessive amounts hot chocolate. I still like hot tea and I find the British teabags to produce a very good cup. ...
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    <Polite applause in full agreement...>
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    DaleW, I went to the Dundee store once and I was...

    DaleW,
    I went to the Dundee store once and I was a bit disappointed with their fly-tying section. The selection of vises was large, but my local BPS had a better selection of tying materials. I...
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    Sticky: Uncle Jesse, Congrats on a Dr. in the family. ...

    Uncle Jesse,
    Congrats on a Dr. in the family.

    Ed
  12. Thread: Relocating West!

    by Ed_D
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    Happy Birthday, Gary! Ed

    Happy Birthday, Gary!

    Ed
  13. Thread: Teabag Wings

    by Ed_D
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    Teabag Wings

    Perhaps 2-4 years ago there was a post wherein teabags were used for the wings of dry flies. The poster made the point of stating that he was using UK tea bags, which are made from a material...
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    Thanks for the links. I am more inclined to...

    Thanks for the links. I am more inclined to believe it.
    If one buzzes me on my patio I think I'll quit all forms of artificial sweeteners and contemplate moving to a monastery.

    Regards,
    Ed
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    Scott, Once again you have given us a...

    Scott,
    Once again you have given us a great-looking fly in a beautiful SBS sequence. Thanks for that!
    Do you know how the name came about? Was there a Lady McConnell?

    Regards.
    Ed
  16. Thread: Flies and worms

    by Ed_D
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    I think it was about 40 years ago (!) that...

    I think it was about 40 years ago (!) that Patrick McManus dealt with this conundrum In one of his stories. He was taking his hard-core-dry-flies-only boss fishing. He was accompanied by one of his...
  17. Thread: Relocating West!

    by Ed_D
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    Gary, It is good to hear from you again but I am...

    Gary,
    It is good to hear from you again but I am sorry to hear about y'all's problems and pain. I hope that you two recover fully and enjoy life in Idaho with your plethora of walking, dubbing...
  18. Thread: Flies and worms

    by Ed_D
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    RPr, I won't repeat any of the advice in this...

    RPr,
    I won't repeat any of the advice in this thread but I will welcome you to FAOL. I hope you find this a good and useful site.

    Regards,
    Ed
  19. SLIGHTLY GORY DESCRITION -- FEEL FREE TO SKIP ...

    SLIGHTLY GORY DESCRITION -- FEEL FREE TO SKIP

    My first spider bite came in college when a spider dropped off a classroom ceiling and bit me on the back of my neck. The spider was a smallish,...
  20. Thread: Robin

    by Ed_D
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    Alan, Been there and done that. I had to have a...

    Alan,
    Been there and done that. I had to have a size 12 Mustad 3906b cut out of a big toe. At least my doctor was a fly fisherman. He did laugh quite a bit. I can't blame him.

    Hans,
    That's a...
  21. Thread: Snails for Carp?

    by Ed_D
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    Oh the joys of Google... ...

    Oh the joys of Google...

    http://www.brianthesnail.co.uk/


    Regards,
    Ed
  22. Thread: Snails for Carp?

    by Ed_D
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    Alan, Did the fish fight any better for being...

    Alan,
    Did the fish fight any better for being jazzed on caffeine? :)

    Adglife.
    You can tie a terrestrial snail by wrapping wire (lead or lead-free) around the middle of a hook shank. Cover it...
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    Scott, That looks like a beautiful and versatile...

    Scott,
    That looks like a beautiful and versatile fly. Congrats on another great SBS.

    Thanks,
    Ed
  24. Sorry to hear about the lost locks. I thought...

    Sorry to hear about the lost locks. I thought Bug Eaters were just supposed to have the loser give the winner a black shirt... At least that was implied by a friend from Nebraska.

    Regards,
    Ed,...
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    I Hope NE Scotland Doesn't Wash Away

    AlanB, Donald Nicolas, and others,
    I heard on the radio some of y'all are getting up to 8" of rain today. Stay safe and I hope y'all don't get washed out.

    Regards,
    Ed
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