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    Cool! Wish I could get out! Maybe sometime in...

    Cool!
    Wish I could get out! Maybe sometime in the next couple of weeks. Too many irons in the fire right now.

    Regards,

    Gandolf
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    Hi Uncle Jesse, I use tan Rit to get brown. ...

    Hi Uncle Jesse,

    I use tan Rit to get brown. To get a nice brown, you have to mix the Rit quite a bit stronger than is normally done. You might be able to get a dark brown if you mix it super...
  3. Thread: I'm back too.

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    Hi Lotech, Welcome back! Gandolf

    Hi Lotech,

    Welcome back!

    Gandolf
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    Hi AGrant, The one I like best is called the...

    Hi AGrant,

    The one I like best is called the Crazy Dad, and I think it is a good pattern. I don't think it's too bad to tie, but don't use the tool shown for tying the dubbing loop, and instead...
  5. Thread: Jungle Cock

    by Gandolf
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    Hi Warren, Been doing well, but still need to...

    Hi Warren,

    Been doing well, but still need to get out the fly tying stuff. Before Christmas I put stuff away where the grandkids couldn't get any where near it, especially the hooks and tools,...
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    Hi Rick, I have used metallic red on big...

    Hi Rick,

    I have used metallic red on big pheasant tails for trout, from Christmas tree icicles, and done well with them, but have no experience with red for warm water.

    When I was in Kansas a...
  7. Thread: Jungle Cock

    by Gandolf
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    Hi Warren, I am wondering if it is actually a...

    Hi Warren,

    I am wondering if it is actually a problem with the English language by the writer of the add. Maybe the writer should have written "really fake Jungle cock," opposed to "fake Jungle...
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    Merry Christmas to you all. My hope is that you...

    Merry Christmas to you all. My hope is that you have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family.


    Thank you to all of you. You have all been a pleasure to read and enjoy all year, and you have...
  9. Hi Ladyfisher, I read the story again every...

    Hi Ladyfisher,

    I read the story again every Christmas season, and seem to enjoy it more each year. A wonderful story. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Merry Christmas to all of you who read...
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    Merry Christmas to you all. The older...

    Merry Christmas to you all.

    The older daughter's family were here this past several days and left this morning. The wife and I really enjoyed our daughter, our son-in-law, and the grandkids, but...
  11. Thread: 7ft 6in ~ 4wt

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    Hi bgreer, I looked at the pictures of all...

    Hi bgreer,

    I looked at the pictures of all four rods. VERY nicely done! The first rod I built was a 7' 6" four wt. I love the length and weight rod, and mine fished beautifully. Thus, I decided...
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    Hi Ducksterman, I am not looking for any of...

    Hi Ducksterman,

    I am not looking for any of the brushes, but just wanted to thank you for being generous to the folks here.

    Thanks and regards,

    Gandolf
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    Hi Mark, I am a very avid fly fisherman, but...

    Hi Mark,

    I am a very avid fly fisherman, but unfortunately don't get to fish much because it is quite a ways to a lake that has fishing that is any good. The Texas panhandle has everything...
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    Hi All, Good video, much appreciated. I have...

    Hi All,

    Good video, much appreciated. I have used pretty much the same technique, but have had trouble getting the length of the resulting soft hackles right, and also had trouble with...
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    Hi All, I have wondered some of the same...

    Hi All,

    I have wondered some of the same things, as I noticed that traffic seems to be down some, but didn't know it was down all over the net. I have not checked into the site for several days,...
  16. Thread: Glass?

    by Gandolf
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    Hi Mike, I have a very inexpensive 6'6" 5 wt....

    Hi Mike,

    I have a very inexpensive 6'6" 5 wt. rod that is primarily glass. It is very pleasant to fish for what I use it for, which is fishing brushy and/or tree lined streams where I want a 5...
  17. Thread: Orange spot

    by Gandolf
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    Crickwalker, thanks for the photo....very pretty...

    Crickwalker, thanks for the photo....very pretty fish. I am not sure that I have ever seen one of those before.

    CoachBob, thanks for the detail on the fish.

    Thanks and regards,

    Gandolf
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    Hi Wayne, Sent you a message. Gandolf

    Hi Wayne,

    Sent you a message.

    Gandolf
  19. Thread: Foam Crazy...

    by Gandolf
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    Cool looking stuff, but questions for Doug and...

    Cool looking stuff, but questions for Doug and Scott:

    Scott, where did you find the foam blocks?
    Doug, is there a picture of your Wrapped Foam Hopper somewhere on the net, or was it the one that...
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    Hi All, I looked at some photos on the web,...

    Hi All,

    I looked at some photos on the web, putting in the scientific name that Hans listed in his post above, for the search. The birds look very much like the photos of woodcock from here in...
  21. Thread: Fred Bridge

    by Gandolf
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    Hi Brad, I exchanged Emails with Fred a few...

    Hi Brad,

    I exchanged Emails with Fred a few months to a year ago or so, since I thought of him a while back and had not communicated with him in several years.

    It was really nice to get to...
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    Hi Hans, The body does look great and very...

    Hi Hans,

    The body does look great and very buggy, as you pointed out above. I assume that the barbs are wrapped on a pheasant tail is wrapped. Is this correct?

    Also, is the woodcock you are...
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    Hi Lastchance, The strung hackle I described...

    Hi Lastchance,

    The strung hackle I described above I used to buy from H&H, although I have bought strung hackle from other sources including some fly shops has been for all intents and purposes,...
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    Hi Wayne, Count me in for a dozen pts or...

    Hi Wayne,

    Count me in for a dozen pts or GRHEs.


    John52948, what size pts or GRHEs should I tie? Do they need to be bead heads, etc? Please advise.

    Thanks and regards,

    Gandolf
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    Hi Lastchance, Whatfly has a great idea. ...

    Hi Lastchance,

    Whatfly has a great idea. Hook and Hackle used to sell their strung hackle for that purpose. It is none too good for drys, as it is relatively soft, but that is good for bugger...
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