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    If you have as much hair as I, it is far easier...

    If you have as much hair as I, it is far easier to find fabric softener around home...
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    And for all you thinking that they are flexible...

    And for all you thinking that they are flexible still by accident, not so much!

    Take your antique patches and wash them in a sinkful of warm soapy water with a capful of Chlorox. Rinse well and...
  3. Thread: Flies and worms

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    Was it in Trout Madness where the question was...

    Was it in Trout Madness where the question was asked about the difference between a fly fisherman and all others? The fly fisherman carries his worms in a wallet...
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    I do not understand how folks have such trouble...

    I do not understand how folks have such trouble getting into silvers on Kodiak. Rain of course is an excellent excuse as those little rivers get out of shape fast!

    Most folks insist on getting...
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    Coho returns are looking good and they have...

    Coho returns are looking good and they have started.

    Have you fished the saltwater flat in front of Kalsin Pond? One of my favorite spots...
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  6. That Goddard will fish! I find the antennae, if...

    That Goddard will fish! I find the antennae, if tied with hackle stems or other stiff stuff will cause the fly to twirl in casting and make a mess of my leader. I generally omit them.
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    Normal, but that means all over the place with...

    Normal, but that means all over the place with Kodiak. When I was there the levels were about perfect for quality fishing in the road system streams. That can ALL change in literally just a few...
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    Goddard standard form is just about my favorite...

    Goddard standard form is just about my favorite dry fly to tie and fish... something about it just works for me...
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    IME it starts out looking grand and then the...

    IME it starts out looking grand and then the cancellations start when folks actually get down to looking at costs. Few can drive their motorhomes there realistically and fewer will cough up the...
  10. Thread: Tying on a Plane?

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    Byron It is a rare day at home that I do not tie...

    Byron
    It is a rare day at home that I do not tie at least a few flies. I normally tie at least a dozen flies at a time when not tying presentation stuff. I end up with a lot of flies in the course...
  11. Thread: Tying on a Plane?

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    I would gladly tie on a crowded plane in a middle...

    I would gladly tie on a crowded plane in a middle seat between two NFL Linebackers over the trip to the river today! In the back seat of a van on rough roads knowing we only had a few of my favorite...
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    Oh, and I no longer run charters so there will be...

    Oh, and I no longer run charters so there will be no sales pitch or similar...
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    DIY on Kodiak is very doable with a very high...

    DIY on Kodiak is very doable with a very high probability of great success. The AK Fly Fishers used to do an annual trip and many from outside made the trip with us. They get the advantage of local...
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    Mark I seldom post Salmonidae killing...

    Mark
    I seldom post Salmonidae killing pictures... but it took effort today to clean the blood off the waders for photos... ;)

    Most folks would have to just gasp at the numbers of wild, native,...
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    Last night we fished in heavy rain for several...

    Last night we fished in heavy rain for several hours with three different 4wts. Nice wide stream and we got to spend the entire time in just one hole. There were legal king salmon in the hole but...
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    Suffering Through Kodiak, Again

    Just getting on the internet briefly, still in Kodiak fishing and having a terrible time with fish far too numerous to count and far too heavy to carry! ;) Hope none of you are being so sorely taxed...
  17. Thread: Tying on a Plane?

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    Some folks must really flail around a lot when...

    Some folks must really flail around a lot when tying! ;) If I can get my carcass in a seat and tie with ease I suspect the average person can easily match it...
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    Interesting to me because of all the vises better...

    Interesting to me because of all the vises better than Regal to choose from. In my opinion the Regals would not come close to being selected.

    There are very few vices I have not owned (LAW being...
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    It brings up one of my all-time favorite words;...

    It brings up one of my all-time favorite words; ambisinister.

    Ambidextrous comes from Latin... Ambi- both or either and Dexter- right or right-handed; so equally right-handed with either hand.
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    There is more than one old box spring anchored in...

    There is more than one old box spring anchored in a good Alaskan salmon hole just fishing for lures...
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    Tim I hope it works well for you! art

    Tim
    I hope it works well for you!
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    Another computer saved by enlightenment, surely...

    Another computer saved by enlightenment, surely...
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    To the Blind Karen being led Have you deleted...

    To the Blind Karen being led
    Have you deleted your cookies? I have gone to Google Chrome though I do not like Google much but it has eliminated a ton of my previous issues...
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    Thanks all, for the kind words. It was a good...

    Thanks all, for the kind words. It was a good trip on a lot of levels.

    Steve
    A quick look in the rod closet shows Scott, T&T, TFO, Sage, Powell, St. Croix, Abel, and a number of others... Few go...
  25. Thread: BugMyster ?

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    Scott I understand what you are saying,...

    Scott
    I understand what you are saying, perfectly and certainly am not calling it "wrong" in any way. When tied at the base, on the shank, it always wraps just fine and as an old (and former)...
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