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    I've always had luck with a white body and tail...

    I've always had luck with a white body and tail bugger with hen grizzly palmer and collar. Size around 8-12 sometimes with a silver bead head.
    Good luck
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    Nice ties. Esp like streamer.

    Nice ties. Esp like streamer.
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    DG I have two of those reels too. Really nice.

    DG I have two of those reels too. Really nice.
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    Another one.

    Another one.
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    Cabelas Rod Sale!

    Got a Redington CT 9x6 4pc at Cabelas this weekend and got a chance to harass fish with it today on the provo.
    Really nice rod for the money.
    Good hook sets and sensitivity at long range for a...
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    by Daniel J
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    Glad I'm not the only tightwad that gets 7x from...

    Glad I'm not the only tightwad that gets 7x from the thread aisle at 'mart.
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    Not but this weekend I gave away the vice I...

    Not but this weekend I gave away the vice I managed enough flies on since 1981.
    ........Ok...not necessarily; I gave it away, as much as I lent it.
    it was one of those beavertail pull=down mushroom...
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    EH Caddis, Adams, Mosquito PT nymph, AP turkey...

    EH Caddis, Adams, Mosquito
    PT nymph, AP turkey tail, breadcrust nymph.
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    nice one sandfly. Feathers....I knew I forgot...

    nice one sandfly. Feathers....I knew I forgot something :)
    I was trying for all snyth on the pattern
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    Redside Shiner...Part 9

    Found the pattern for this in the old Popular Fly. The one from the book uses bucktail and skunk hair and doesn't look anything much like this one. I'm getting close.
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  11. Thread: The vice

    by Daniel J
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    Years ago when I was starting out tying, my...

    Years ago when I was starting out tying, my grandfather pieced together a vice for me. It was made pretty much from two C-clamps for woodwork.
    If I have some time to figrue out how he laced...
  12. It took me 25 years to figure out the little...

    It took me 25 years to figure out the little lehigh
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    Fishin' In The Hatchery...

    Close Army friend and I got a chance to fish the trout pond of the Great Uncle of his wife in UT. Out of politeness and thankfulness for his hospitality I won't disclose the exact location but it was...
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    Waiting to see the alpenflage driving cap. Nobody...

    Waiting to see the alpenflage driving cap. Nobody has one'a those.
  15. Yep. Impressive catch for a 4wt.

    Yep.
    Impressive catch for a 4wt.
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    Nice pattern. I have used those small black...

    Nice pattern.
    I have used those small black octopus hooks for similar twisty results (they were on sale)
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    10146 I was inspired by some of the other...

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    I was inspired by some of the other patterns for this one. I feel more confident that it will catch fish. Used red squirrel for the wing and barred brown and black hen for the hackle. Size 8...
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    Bruce, The book is called, " Popular Fly...

    Bruce,
    The book is called, " Popular Fly Patterns".
    As was mentioned, it is from the 70's and I have had my copy since 82.
    I checked and amazon has a handful of used copies.
    I read the little...
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    10116 I found it in my copy of Hellekson's book...

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    I found it in my copy of Hellekson's book under wet flies. Got as close as I could. I dont' have grey squirrel for some odd reason, but I have lots and lots of badger, so the wing is badger....
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    The video in the SI kit is really good. Bought it...

    The video in the SI kit is really good. Bought it separate on sale somewhere and it really helped.
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    AlanB did you actually weave those flies from...

    AlanB
    did you actually weave those flies from wire? Da*m!
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    Nice tie man!

    Nice tie man!
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    Really, the LAST State of the Union I would have...

    Really, the LAST State of the Union I would have thought would do something that annoyingly "fee-ing"
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    I got in touch with him via email maybe two years...

    I got in touch with him via email maybe two years ago and told him about how I used his book.
    Used my military email. He thanked me for my service and offered to send a copy of the new version of...
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    I have one freshwater pattern book-Popular Fly...

    I have one freshwater pattern book-Popular Fly Patterns. Been using it for 29 years now. Between that book and the internet I've done pretty good. When I first got it I thought that I'd be the best...
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