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  1. Thread: Threads

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    This is what I use ...

    This is what I use

    http://www.thethreadexchange.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TTE&Category_Code=nylon-thread-015

    It comes in huge spools, lots of diameters/strengths, and lots of...
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    Here is the foam I think you are looking for....

    Here is the foam I think you are looking for.. I might try this myself, eventually. Slit foam is more than ripple, but still way less if you assemble the box yourself.
  3. Thread: Peacock Herl

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    You have lots of votes for the "rope" method...

    You have lots of votes for the "rope" method here, and that is the best way. I agree that the stuff off the feathers is best, but I still use strung too because I have so much of it. You could put...
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    I have paired my hooks down. I buy dry fly hooks...

    I have paired my hooks down. I buy dry fly hooks and tie dries, wets, and nymphs on them (that eliminates nymph hooks). I buy emerger hooks and tie emergers, eggs, and scuds on them (that...
  5. Thread: Bass Flies

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    to answer the original question...I have only...

    to answer the original question...I have only used the STP frog and have found it to be exciting when they strike. The same, though, could probably be said for all large surface flies that I've...
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    I use size 10-12 for smallmouth (which to me...

    I use size 10-12 for smallmouth (which to me seems largish...but 6 or 8, wow, maybe I should try that). I think for the red fox squirrel a bigger size would be even better (though I tie these in a...
  7. Thread: leaders

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    And, some are tied from fly tying thread, some...

    And, some are tied from fly tying thread, some from mono, some from fluoro, but most from nylon thread from the quilting section of the craft store.
  8. Thread: leaders

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    I use furled leaders too, and I use them for all...

    I use furled leaders too, and I use them for all my set-ups (from 3wt trout to 10wt salt water). This way I get fantastic leaders that last forever and in whatever configuration I want. The first...
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    two favorites

    I like largish gold-ribbed hare's ear nymphs with gold bead heads as my second choice. My first choice is a red fox squirrel tail nymph with some rubber legs added to the thorax.
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    same day at the Elk

    I was at the Elk on the same day, but I went to the next access down the river (Ferris Creek?). A buddy from B'ham drove up and we went out to the put in trying to time it so we would get there...
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    Re: Chennile Spools

    I use the ones posted above in the picture and I too get them from Feathercraft. I've never seen them in a catalog or online, but when I'm ordering other things I just type into the comments how...
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    Re: New Guy with a Question

    I think barbless hooks are a bit like training wheels. They might help you learn to keep the fish on at first, but once you learn how to land the fish properly you don't need the crutch. I'm saying...
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    Re: What?s under your waders? ahem?

    I wonder about the nylon pants. You have some $ invested in G3 waders and capilene, so everything will be breathable. If you put a nylon layer in the middle you can't get the transfer from skin to...
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    Re: Tying on 28 & 30 - words of wisdom???

    can you point me towards information about the purple midge? i tried a search here and didn't get anything (though it could easily be user error)
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    Re: Mini Bobbin Holder

    i have a bobbin like that (a midge bobbin), but my problem is that i can't find any spools to fit it. i haven't found empty ones at the fabric shop (maybe i don't know exactly what i'm looking for)...
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    Re: Tennessee Fish-In?

    well, i'm actually in madison so it takes me exactly 45 minutes to get to lincoln county high school. although, now that this topic is up (and if you don't mind a brief detour)...which should be the...
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    Re: Tennessee Fish-In?

    i would love to come too. huntsville is only about an hour or hour and-a-half from you guys (i even work in fayetteville).
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    Re: a question on making furled leaders

    so, in the method that uses two separate strands that are then twisted together, do you make a loop on the final peg and an overhand loop, then put the loop from the peg and the overhand loop on the...
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    a question on making furled leaders

    i've been reading as many posts as i can find, and primarily working from this site http://www.midcurrent.com/articles/gear/brown_furled_leader.aspx and this one...
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    Re: no hackle dries

    i like to tie a version of what orvis calls the "doculator" http://www.orvis.com/store/product_choice.asp?pf_id=09A2&dir_id=1236&group_id=12939&cat_id=12940&subcat_id=12941 with a bigger foam wing...
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    Re: Polarized Sunglasses

    i don't know the physics of it, but i have seen the physics teacher at the high school where i teach take two thin polarizing lenses and turn them so the polarization goes east-west on one and...
  22. Thread: Mayflies

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    Re: Mayflies

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/beginners/part16.html

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/021207fotw.html

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/013105fotw.html
    ...
  23. Thread: casting dvd

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    Re: casting dvd

    see, that's why I like this board. instead of just recommending what I asked for, you gave me more information that, now that you say it, makes sense. I never put the "shape" of the line being at...
  24. Thread: casting dvd

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    casting dvd

    Before I ask, I know that the best way to improve my casting is to take some lessons, but until I can do that can anyone recommend a good DVD? I can get as much line as I need around here up in the...
  25. where to find . . .

    hcmiller, my setup looks a lot like yours, but i have a question for you. when i got my table top setup built i had a section for chenille put on it like the one you have at the front. mine,...
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