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    Its more of a problem than you might think....

    Its more of a problem than you might think. Behind me I have about 100k hooks in stock, yet today I had to buy two odd packs. Pliers are ok but how do you make the shanks longer? I have had customers...
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    At Skirton Weir on the river Lune the sea trout...

    At Skirton Weir on the river Lune the sea trout (sea run browns) were going mad for a Teal Blue and Silver one night. They shredded the fly to the point there was a few turns of thread, bit of silver...
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    I'm with you Ed, I suspect some realistic tier...

    I'm with you Ed, I suspect some realistic tier tied them up cut the bend and eye off and scattered them about to see what would happen. ;)

    Cheers,
    A.
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    No Buddy, it's not. Try finding an alternative...

    No Buddy, it's not. Try finding an alternative hook. Thats something I have to do frequently, and with no standard way to compare them it is near impossible. Most of my hooks have to be bought on...
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    Nymphs, a less single sided view.

    Usually when we think of a nymph we think along the lines of the original PTN of a fly with tail, body, thorax and thorax cover. Nymphs haven't always been this way. GEM Skues tied his "in the...
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    No conspiracy, just a total lack of any joined up...

    No conspiracy, just a total lack of any joined up thinking, even common sense.
    Cheers,
    A.
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    Availability! When I first learned to tie you...

    Availability! When I first learned to tie you could get "Deer Hair" here, that was it. Ask, "What kind of hair?" And the clerk would look at you funny, and say "Deer Hair!" So it really didn't matter...
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    What does someone in a design or sales office,...

    What does someone in a design or sales office, who may or may not fish, know about what kind of hook I want to use for what kind of fly? Then why should I let him tell me? Ignore it.

    The hook...
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    Ed Satellite is available and is 10x faster than...

    Ed Satellite is available and is 10x faster than I have now but. 150 ukp to install and 70 ukp per month. Way more than I can afford. Its not as fast as the promised fibre optic, so waiting is the...
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    Tempted Ed, very tempted. The really annoying...

    Tempted Ed, very tempted. The really annoying thing is that the slower connection that I have is more expensive than fibre optic. There is only one connection to the village but a choice of multiple...
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    Byron, when teaching you did one thing that I...

    Byron, when teaching you did one thing that I find essential. When you are doing the demo, get the students away from their vices. If they are sat at their vices they will start before the end of the...
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    Love that Scott, can I pinch it? Cheers, A.

    Love that Scott, can I pinch it?

    Cheers,
    A.
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    Invicta and Silver Invicta SbS.

    Not being able to sleep I thought I'd put the quiet hours of last night to some use.

    There are other variations of the Invicta, Pearly, Olive, etc. but if you can tie the the original and silver...
  14. Thread: Softex solvent

    by AlanB
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    This is starting to sound more like a terrorist...

    This is starting to sound more like a terrorist training camp than a fly tying forum.

    I wish I had known about the lighter fluid when I could get Softex. I never got more than 1/4 way through a...
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    It is something I have been considering for a...

    It is something I have been considering for a while Byron. To the point that I have looked at how to use multiple cameras at once on Skype. The current problem I have with doing something like this...
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    Mart, Have been doing that for years. That isn't...

    Mart, Have been doing that for years. That isn't why I don't want the waxed. I want the choice, I don't blether wax all over the place when it isn't needed. Wax has its uses, when needed I'll add it...
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    The exact sewing machine needle you want is a...

    The exact sewing machine needle you want is a "Ball point needle" the very tip is rounded to not damage the thread. Go for one with a higher number. (Like hooks they get smaller the higher the...
  18. Tying in the hackle first not as in the video,...

    Tying in the hackle first not as in the video, but as Hans does it in his videos, is the traditional way to do it. I can see where the tying in of the hackle later that Johan uses came about. It...
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    I'm not sure how old the technique is, I first...

    I'm not sure how old the technique is, I first came across it in a series of articles in Fly Fishing and Fly Tying by Davie Wooton in the early 1990s. I learned to tie with the threads you describe...
  20. Thread: A legal question

    by AlanB
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    Just so it is totally clear anyone who wants to...

    Just so it is totally clear anyone who wants to make a hard copy of any of my material published on the web is welcome to. In fact much of it I have available in Word files which you might find...
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    Thanks Byron, I often do the same with the green...

    Thanks Byron, I often do the same with the green on an adult. I think my use of it comes from the G&H Caddis, which has a dubbing loop of "Arc Chrome" wool pulled under the deer hair body.

    The...
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    If you are looking for a down wing with a...

    If you are looking for a down wing with a parachute hackle there is an alternative method, You may remember I posted this some time ago....
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    What is your problem with it? Cheers, A.

    What is your problem with it?
    Cheers,
    A.
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    Hi Allan, First use a sewing machine needle as...

    Hi Allan,

    First use a sewing machine needle as the splitting needle (easy enough to make). They are designed to go through threads without damaging them.

    To split the thread let the twist out...
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    That's a sleek looking vice Byron. A couple of...

    That's a sleek looking vice Byron. A couple of questions. Hope you don't mind me butchering your photo, but it was easier than trying to describe what I am talking about.
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