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  1. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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    wish the smallies around here where that nice...

    wish the smallies around here where that nice size, looks like a good time.

    Mike
  2. I tend to agree with you lastchance. When I came...

    I tend to agree with you lastchance. When I came across these "Uni-Body" leaders a while ago, by Gary Borger I did get some of the Maxiam Clear to try it out. Then I used Stern and the cheapy stuff...
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    Silver, Yea that's what I use also. I'll use...

    Silver,

    Yea that's what I use also. I'll use blood knots, or double uni, when tying the butt & mid section together when making my own leaders but found it allot easier using the surgeon knot...
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    those are on my "To Order" list. I've read allot...

    those are on my "To Order" list. I've read allot about them but haven't tried them yet. I can see a real benefit to using them tho.

    Mike
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    tied up a couple now and I'll give them try this...

    tied up a couple now and I'll give them try this weekend. thanks appreciate the feedback.

    Mike
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    Refurbishing Old Leaders

    Hello,

    I was going through some of my old leaders & found a couple of 4X 7.5' taper leaders, knotless, that I've trimmed down about 8-10" over time and the rest of the leader is fine. I was going...
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    Thanks for the info appreciate it. Mike

    Thanks for the info appreciate it.

    Mike
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    Indicator Nymph Leaders

    Hello,

    Came across a interesting nymph 2 fly rig by Kelly Galloup called a "Drop Shot Rig w/Adjustable Dropper" it calls for some HI-VIS Gold mono for the butt section but can't find it in any of...
  9. Iowans can fish without a license June 6, 7, and 8

    I know we got some Iowans here and thought I'd pass this along for those who may know friends/family memeber who haven't gotten their license yet. For more info check out this link:
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    One of my go too & favorite crappie flies is Al...

    One of my go too & favorite crappie flies is Al Campbell's Crappie Candy which basically a streamer. It was the first fly I used that was excellent for crappies and gills. Actually any of the...
  11. Thread: Coyote Tail

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    Sure you can do that or what I like to do...

    Sure you can do that or what I like to do personally is to first rake all the underfur out and keep it separate the you can cut up the guard hair and mix them to the underfur depending on how spiky...
  12. Thread: Coyote Tail

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    It also makes for some great dubbing by itself or...

    It also makes for some great dubbing by itself or blended with other materials. Makes some nice buggy bodies.

    Mike
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    I strongly agree with you Paul. When I first...

    I strongly agree with you Paul. When I first starting tying my own flies about 4yrs ago he was also a big influence in my tying. The Crappie Candy was one of the very first successful flies I tied...
  14. Thread: Woodchuck Hair

    by mickalo
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    Here is a great article by Peter Frailey about...

    Here is a great article by Peter Frailey about using Woodchuck. I use allot of myself. Frailey has some excellent woodchuck patterns on his site and in this article:...
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    Rick, after reading your article it reminded...

    Rick,

    after reading your article it reminded me of the first woven patter I tried, the tussle bug, caught several SM's and one of the largest crappies, on a fly, in one local waters I fish allot....
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    I think you'll find this article an excellent...

    I think you'll find this article an excellent reference for dubbing blending & tools used

    http://ukflydressing.proboards.com/thread/4046

    mike
  17. Thread: Wabbit Season

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    Scott those are some really nice looking Hare's...

    Scott those are some really nice looking Hare's Ear, can't go wrong with them. I especially like your soft hackle HE, at the bottom, one of my favorite soft hackles to tie and works very well for me....
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    Great pattern Hans, one of favorite buggy caddis...

    Great pattern Hans, one of favorite buggy caddis patterns. Nicely done.

    Mike
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    thanks, 61yrs young and still going strong :) ...

    thanks, 61yrs young and still going strong :)

    Mike
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    looks like a cajun tickler too me. ...

    looks like a cajun tickler too me.

    http://www.loup-garou.net/cajuntickler.html

    Mike
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    glad to hear it was helpful. I just happen to...

    glad to hear it was helpful. I just happen to come across this site a few weeks ago looking for some Brahma hens.

    Mike
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    You might to check here...

    You might to check here http://www.featheremporium.com/Fly-Tying-Feathers/rhode%20island%20red.html

    I've bought several CDL Hens & Brahma Hens from them, great service.

    Mike
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    Ray, when you bring up his video, under the...

    Ray,

    when you bring up his video, under the description, click on the "Show More" button and toward the bottom he lists the materials used in english. If you comment or send him an email he will...
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    Joe, started watching his videos about a week...

    Joe,
    started watching his videos about a week ago. I noticed his videos on the GlobalFlyFisher web site, then started watching them on Youtube. He does list all the materials in the each video...
  25. Thread: video - Shade

    by mickalo
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    Alan, Yep the deer's ears I found out about them...

    Alan, Yep the deer's ears I found out about them a while back from a friend of mine he gave me about a dozen of them he had left over. Stuff is fantastic for dubbing.

    AlanB, that's a great...
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